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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. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. 1 to 4 p.m. 6778 Mt. Baldy Rd. 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. 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. 12th St. For information, visit www.vtopera.org 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. After sampling fine wines and hors d’oeuvres, guests will receive directions to dinner parties hosted at the homes of supporters from the Claremont community. Individual tickets are available for $100. Attendees may assemble in a group to be assigned to the same home. All proceeds will be used to fund 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. For information, call 623-4364, ext. 6054 or email development @houseofruthinc.org.

FILM SCREENING Hiding and Seeking, Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust. 7 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave, Pomona.


Sunday, October 6

ON THE SAME PAGE Claremont’s citywide community reading program kicks off a month long line-up of events centered on Susan Straight’s Take One Candle, Light a Room. The first event features a panel of local writers and poets who will discuss ways in which their work has been formed by their experiences in the Inland Empire. Signed copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase. 2 to 4 p.m. Tranquada Student Center, 757 N. College Way. www.claremontlibrary.org.


Monday, October 7

ART OPENING Free opening ceremony for the Museum of Tolerance’s “The Courage to Remember” traveling Holocaust exhibit. 4 p.m. Holocaust survivor Elane Geller and representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be present. The exhibit features 200 original photos and a 40-panel visual narrative of the Holocaust, on view at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way. Free parking is available in the South Campus Parking Structure, located at First Street and Columbia. RSVP 607-1139, tedctr1@gmail.com. www.couragetoremember.com.


Wednesday, October 10

CLOSING NIGHT for the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on the Candlelight Pavilion stage. Matinee at 2:30 p.m., doors open at 1:45 p.m.; evening performance at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. $25.

GARDEN CLUB Sustainable Claremont Garden Club presents “The Basics of Drip Irrigation” with Dave Palumbo, a 37-year veteran of the irrigation industry as a contractor and designer. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd. www.sustainableclaremont.org.


Thursday, October 11

FACES OF HOMELESSNESS Noted psychologist Dr. Stuart Perlman will present a selection of recent paintings and speak about his project “Faces of Homelessness: Painting the Unseen Among Us” at 2 p.m. in the Hampton Room of Mallot Commons at Scripps College. The lecture and tea, hosted by the Fine Arts Foundation, is free and open to the public.

FARM STAND Enjoy fresh pickings from the Pomona College Organic Farm, available for purchase from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Produce, fruits and herbs included. All proceeds will help farmers purchase supplies to continue their harvest. Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard, 170 E. Sixth St.

OKTOBERFEST The Bavarian music and beer start flowing at the Pomona Fairplex now through October 26. Grab a bratwurst and join in on the fun. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  from noon to 6 p.m. $5 entrance fee. Must be of legal drinking age, but on Sundays those age 20 and younger may attend with an adult. Age 12 and under receive free admission.  www.oktober festatfairplex.com.


Friday, October 12

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 Mick Rhoads and the Hard 8 (rock) at the Public Plaza, Steve Rushingwind at the Claremont Chamber and Ultimate Vibe (rock/jazz) at city hall.


Saturday, October 13

COCKTAIL HOUR Before touring the homes on this year’s Heritage Home Tour, taking place on Sunday, October 13, join friends for a sunset cocktail reception at one of Claraboya’s custom view homes in the foothills. Sample food from Walter’s and handcrafted drinks while listening to a presentation by architect and author Alan Hess. Photographs by Julius Shulman will be on display and each guest will receive a complimentary commemorative printing of Claraboya’s History, written by Sharon Hightower and published by Claremont Heritage. 6 to 9 p.m. $50 or $45 for Heritage members and students. www.claremontheritage.org.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.