CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Wine Walk, fundraising events, lectures
Friday, September 13
FOOD TRUCK Greenz on Wheelz will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Harmony Sisters (swing) at the Public Plaza, MP3s (soft rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Ultimate Vibe (rock) at city hall.
Saturday, September 14
WINE WALK The twelfth annual Vintage Village Wine Walk will offer over 35 beverage and food-tasting sites with live music. 4 to 8 p.m. in the Village. This event is currently sold out. Visit www.claremontwinewalk.com for more information.
CAR WASH Claremont High School Class of 2015 is having a car wash event at the ARCO AM/PM gas station on the corner of Claremont and Foothill boulevards, Claremont. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 and advance tickets can be purchased by contacting Marcia Bates at 323-445-7883. Drop-ins are welcome.
Sunday, September 15
INTERFAITH WALK & RALLY FOR PEACE “Many Faiths, One Future,” an event to promote friendship and understanding among faiths in the Pomona Valley. A light communal meal will be served at City of Knowledge and commemorative t-shirts will be available. Guests are invited to meet and greet other participants at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont at 3:30 p.m. An opening ceremony and the start of the walk will begin at 4 p.m. Arrive at Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona at 4:45 p.m. and arrive at City of Knowledge Islamic School on the corner of Foothill and Garey in Pomona at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Mideast Peace. Those unable to walk comfortably are welcome to drive from location to location. Visit www.facebook.com/claremontinterfaithwg.
CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Inland Hospice Volunteers celebrates its merger with VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California at its annual Champagne Brunch. Enjoy a fajita bar, complimentary champagne, raffles plus silent and live auctions that benefit VNA’s charitable care fund and Inland Hospice’s Common Threads program, providing bereavement and grief counseling groups for children and their families. Noon to 4 p.m. $40 per person. DoubleTree by Hilton, 55 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. For more information and reservations, call 399-3289.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS “Standing on the Past; Working Toward the Future,” celebrating the local league’s 75th anniversary. The meeting will consist of storytelling of past accomplishments and looking toward future challenges plus an ice cream social. 2 to 4 p.m. RSVP to 624-9457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
Monday, September 16
MARGARITA MONDAY Enjoy $2 house margaritas, $3 house wine, $3 delirium tremens and $3 bolawnies at Walter’s Restaurant in the bar and lounge areas, located at 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. 767-2255.
Tuesday, September 17
SCE STATE OF THE UTILITY Donna G. Lee, Southern California Edison company regional manager, will describe how SCE delivers power to more than 14 million southland residents. A buffet lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday in the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
LUNCHTIME TALKS “Chasing Daylight: Phil Dike, 1927-1950” with speaker Janet Blake, curator of collections at Laguna Art Museum. 1 p.m. Scripps College’s Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. 607-3397.
LECTURE “Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work and the Making of Inequality in China.” Sociologist Eileen Otis of the University of Oregon discusses how China’s new service purveyors like hotels, restaurants, bars and retailers design organizational vehicles using women workers’ bodies to enable customers’ display of status and taste. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn 108, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 607-7467.
COMPUTER CLUB Chris Castaneda, Pitzer College computer lab manager, will discuss “What is Windows 8.1?” and what it means if Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.
FEEDING THE FUTURE Raj Patel, an award-winning activist and author of several best-selling books, speaks on “Feeding the Future: A Short History of Good and Bad Ideas to Feed the World.” Mr. Patel, a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, examines the current dichotomy of our global food crisis in that 1.5 billion people remain overweight, while 1 million people suffer from hunger each day. He also speaks on climate change, poverty and Washington, DC lobbyists who work for big agricultural companies. Mr. Patel has testified to members of the United States Congress about the global food crisis. He writes regularly for The Guardian and his pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, NYTimes.com and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of several books, including Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System (Melville House: 2012) and The Value of Nothing (Picador: 2010), which was on the New York Times best-seller list. Mr. Patel, who was a guest on The Colbert Report, is also currently working on a documentary about the global food system. This event, co-sponsored by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Fund, is one of a series of lectures presented by Scripps College’s Humanities Institute. This semester, scholars and community activists examine food production, distribution and consumption in “Re-Visioning Food Sovereignty: US Supply and Consumption.” For more information about this series, visit www.scrippscollege.edu/campus/humanities-institute/. 7:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will take place at the Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont.
Wednesday, September 18
FILM SCREENING The movie Not My Life depicts the practice of human trafficking, often called “modern slavery.” This documentary is the work of Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer, who filmed it on 5 continents in a dozen countries. The film features 50 interviews with victims and their advocates and is narrated by Glenn Close. Guests 14 and older are invited. Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. For more information, call 626-3596, ext. 217.
Thursday, September 19
GET WALKING CLAREMONT Walk the Thompson Creek Trail, 2471 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. 8 to 9 a.m. Free to the public. For ages 50 and over.
Friday, September 20
FOOD TRUCK The Grilled Cheese Truck will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Seth Greenberg Combo (jazz) at the Public Plaza, One Way Ticket (rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Mike Taylor Trio (rock/jazz) at city hall.
ROUTE 66 PARTY presented by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. Dine and dance to live music by The Ravelers. Come ready to bid on items in the silent auction. There will also be an opportunity drawing for $20 each and a casino night with prizes, plus free prize drawings, classic car show and Route 66 memorabilia. This event benefits Save Our Schools and Kiwanis-sponsored community projects for youth and seniors throughout the year. 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 (includes dinner and bonus $50 in casino dollars) or $40 at the door. DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Order tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/370762.
Saturday, September 21
5K FOR OLA Runners of all ages are invited to a 5K walk/run through Claremont hosted by Our Lady of the Assumption School. Registration is $35 per person and includes a T-shirt, available at www.racewire.com. Same-day registration and check-in begins at 6 a.m. at OLA School, located at 611 N. Bonita Ave., Claremont. A 1K race for children will be held at 10 a.m. as well as a post-race pancake breakfast. For more information, call 626-7135.
LATINO AUTHOR SUMMIT For local middle school through college age students featuring seminars, panel discussions, food trucks, entertainment and exhibitors. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. University of La Verne, 1950 Third St., La Verne. Visit www.lbff.us/summit2014.php for more information.
20 YEARS Celebrate the artwork of Sylvia Megerdichian NWS and Art Box Studio featuring paintings, dawings and collage. 4 to 9 p.m. Art Box Studio, 1302 Monte Vista #9, Upland.
SPIN CIRCUS “Shakti: Middle East/Indian Aerial Spectacle” featuring aerial performers, belly dancers, a henna tattoo artist, hula hoopers and live Middle Eastern music. Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21 at 9 p.m. Stay later for the after-party on Saturday. $15. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont. Call 625-3333 or email email@example.com.
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