CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; LA County Fair season comes to an end
Friday, September 27
FOOD TRUCK Slummin’ Gourmet will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.
FREE CONCERT Martha Redbone's album Skintalk is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian as an example of contemporary Native American music. She is featured in NMAI's current exhibit “Up Where We Belong—Native Americans in Popular Culture.” Her music is a unique blend of Native American folk songs, Appalachian tunes and Piedmont blues. The Roots Project concert series is Ms. Redbone's tribute to her heritage and it reflects a deep communion with the spirits of her ancestors. 5:30 p.m. Bowling Green at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave., 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 Them Kool Kats (swing/jazz/standards) at the Public Plaza, The Vinyl Number (rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Delta 88 (rock/oldies) at city hall.
TWINNING CEREMONY This event recognizes the spiritual and religious connection between Temple Beth Israel of Pomona and Beit Warszawa in Warsaw, Poland. Beit Warszawa is the first and largest progressive congregation in Poland and this twinning is the first of its kind between an American and Polish congregation. Piotr Stasiak, president and chair of Beit Warszawa, will speak to the congregation during the Friday night service. The 21st century has a chance of becoming a time of renewal for individual Poles who are choosing to become involved in Judaism. 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave, Pomona.
LA COUNTY FAIR The fair is open through Sunday, September 29. Visit www.lacountyfair.com for details and see the COURIER’s Claremont After Hours blog about the fair at www.claremontafterhours.com.
Saturday, September 28
AUTHOR READING Peter Cherches will read selections from his book Lift Your Right Arm, consisting of five sequences of related short prose pieces. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-7774.
CONCERT UNDER THE STARS featuring the El Roble Marching Band and Jazz Band, Claremont High Orchestra, CHS Jazz Band and CHS Marching Band performing their complete show for upcoming field competitions. The show is free and open to the public, with snacks and refreshments available for purchase. 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Claremont High School athletic field; doors open at 6 p.m.
LECTURE AND PAPER-MAKING Artist and paper-maker John Risseuw presents “Making Paper Mean Something” as part of the free Frederic W. Goudy Lecture series at Scripps College. 7 p.m. This presentation will look at how one artist came to produce such work and will describe The Paper Landmine Print Projects, which include prints and a limited edition book about landmines, victims and the detritus of war executed on paper made from the clothing of victims, plant fibers from the minefields and the shredded currency of nations that make the landmines. A dinner will be held before the lecture at 5 p.m. at the Scripps College Hampton Room for $25. On Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., participate in an intensive paper-making workshop with Mr. Risseuw at the Scripps College Press. $150.
Sunday, September 29
E-WASTE FUNDRAISER Get rid of those broken TVs, computer monitors, scanners, laptops, etc. All proceeds support Claremont High School’s Class of 2015 Graduation Night. Drop off E-waste items at Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, Inc., 500 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont between 8 a.m. and noon. For larger items, call Greenway Recycling at 518-7943, let them know you are part of Claremont High School recycle program and would like to schedule a pick-up. For more information, call 518-7943.
LIVE JAZZ performance by the Joel Paat Jazz Project on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
FREE CONCERT The Pomona Valley’s Interfaith Musical Celebration, Sacred Sounds, a fifth annual concert celebrating the divine. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the concert. 4 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-1277.
AYURVEDIC COOKING Learn how to apply Ayurvedic principles to cooking and enjoy an organic dinner. Conducted by Yael Steinfeld, nurse practitioner and certified Ayurvedic practitioner. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $20. Ayurvedic Healing, 226 W. Foothill Blvd. Ste. 1, Claremont. RSVP to 921-7115.
Monday, September 30
LECTURE Jackson Katz is internationally known for his innovative work in helping promote gender violence education in schools, sports and the military. While many programs narrowly define sexual assault as a women’s issue, Mr. Katz has shifted the discourse by talking about sexual assault as an issue that men have a stake in. In 1993, Mr. Katz helped found the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University. This was the first time high school, college and professional athletes were all enlisted in a program of this scale to combat men’s violence against women. Today, the MVP program has been implemented across collegiate and professional athletics. Teams in the NFL, NBA and MLB use Mr. Katz’s approach. In 1997 Mr. Katz created and directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the US Marine Corps, and from 2000 to 2003 he served as a member of the US Secretary of Defense’s Task Force on Domestic Violence in the Military. Mr. Katz is also the author of two books: The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (2006), and Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood (2012). This talk is sponsored by ASCMC, the department of athletics and the Athenaeum as part of an ongoing series on social responsibility. 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. 621-8244.
Tuesday, October 1
SPACE ADVENTURES IN THE 1960S Robert F. Brodsky had a 46-year career in the space industry and as an educator. He was responsible for the aerodynamic design of most of our early atomic bombs and the first H-bomb. Mr. Brodsky will discuss some unusual, imaginative projects in the early days of America’s space program. 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 Road, Claremont.
COMPUTER CLUB “Ask the Gurus” night with session coordinator Tom Deno. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.
Wednesday, October 2
PANEL DISCUSSION “Jewish Life in Poland” at the Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College at 6:45 P.M. Panel members includes Piotr Stasiak, Sigmund Rolat and Rabbi Haim Beliak. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave, Pomona.
Thursday, October 3
LECTURE & TEA Rembrandt Junior Art Award recipients will report on their summer activities. Tea follows in the art museum courtyard. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free admission, open to the public. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue, Claremont. 625-5347.
BIRD IDENTIFICATION Jess Morton, former Western Director of the National Audubon Society, will present a program about the three Bs: birds, butterflies and bugs. Pomona Valley Audubon Society. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Alexander Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and Distinguished Professor of the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, will deliver the opening keynote address for Pomona College’s symposium, The Moving Mind. His early work was on visual perception, but he is best known for his experiments in behavioral neurology which, despite their apparent simplicity, have had a profound impact on the way we think about the brain. Following the address, artist David Michalek’s Slow Dancing will be projected on the facade of Bridges Auditorium and his exhibit “Figure Studies” can be seen at Art After Hours, Pomona College Museum of Art, open until 11 p.m. The keynote address starts at 8 pm., is free to attend and open to the public. Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College 450 N. College Way, Claremont. See a complete schedule of events for Moving Mind Symposium at www.dance.pomona.edu/movingmind.
Friday, October 4
MATERIAL GIRLS Jan Whetcroft and Helen Feller will be showing their newest work including quilts, quilted wall hangings, woven tapestries, original prints, spirit dolls, spirit houses, collages and assorted antique and decorated boxes. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event continues Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upstairs in the Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St. #219, Claremont.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS Members of the community are invited to bring their pet (or photograph of a pet) to the ceremony. The rite is traditionally celebrated on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, remembered for his love of all creatures. 1 p.m. Our Lady of the Assumption School, 611 W Bonita Ave, Claremont. 626-3596, ext. 234.
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 Club 57 (rock/oldies) at the Public Plaza, Model Tease (folk/string) at the Claremont Chamber and Dennis Alvarez (classic rock) at city hall.
Saturday, October 5
WINE-IN-THE-WOODS BENEFIT The Mt. Baldy Community Association will hold their fourth annual benefit on the grounds of the future Mt. Baldy Museum and Dorothy Wisely History Center. Proceeds will be used to continue the interior restoration of the building. The event features wine tasting, appetizers, live music and gift basket raffles. Guests must be at least 21 years old. 1 to 4 p.m. 6778 Mt. Baldy Road next to the USFS Visitor’s Center.
OPERA Vineyard Touring Opera, a regional opera company for southern California, will present Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi in matinee and evening performances, fully staged with orchestra and chorus, with simultaneous English translation projected above the stage. The program is presented in observance of The Year of Italian Culture and the Verdi Bicentennial. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $15 for general admission, $30 for preferred seating and $10 for students and seniors. Woman’s Club of Claremont, 343 W. Twelfth St., Claremont. For information and tickets, visit www.vtopera.org/2.html or call 855-575-0005.
FEAST House of Ruth will host A Moveable Feast in Claremont. Enjoy an evening of inspired culinary achievement as the organization enters into its 36th year of service to the community. After a sampling of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres, the feast then moves as guests receive directions to dinner parties hosted by supporters from the Claremont community opening their homes to encourage and celebrate the support of the organization. Individual tickets are available for $100, and attendees have the option to assemble a group. House of Ruth will assign them to the same home. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund life-saving domestic violence services at House of Ruth. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. 623-4364, ext. 6054 or email@example.com.
FILM SCREENING Hiding and Seeking, Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust. 7 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave, Pomona.
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