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Friday, October 11

ASSEMBLYMAN CHRIS HOLDEN will discuss legislative issues, both past and present, at today’s meeting of the Democratic Club of Claremont The meeting will be held at Casa de Salsa with a buffet lunch from noon until 1 p.m. at which time Mr. Holden will talk and answer questions until 2 p.m. The cost is $16, which covers food, non-alcoholic drinks, taxes and tip. Everyone is welcome.

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 (Native American flute) at the Claremont Chamber and Ultimate Vibe (rock/jazz) at city hall.

FOOD TRUCK Greenz on Wheelz is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. Pair your brew with a grilled cheese or a BBQ chicken salad. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE Rob Zombie, the provocative filmmaker and musician is bringing 15 nights of top national and regional rock artists to Fairplex including The Used, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Kottonmouth Kings and others. Three haunted houses based on his horror films will also be open, promising screams, laughter and adrenaline all month. Event dates are October 11-13, 17-20, 24, 27, 31 and November 2. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Visit www.fairplex.com.

BRADLEY CHILDREN BENEFIT at Dale Bros Brewery. Friends of the late Matthew Bradley are invited to attend a fundraiser to go towards a college fund for his children. $5 suggested donation. Music by the Claremont Voodoo Society at 5 p.m. and the McCrevasse Bros at 7 p.m. Food from WTF Pizza available from 5 to 8 p.m. 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. www.dalebrosbrewery.com.


Saturday, October 12

GERMAN RECORDS Jean Wilcox Hibben will present “Researching German Records When You Live in America and Don’t Speak German,” focusing on finding ancestors who came from Germany. This event is hosted by the Pomona Valley Genealogical Society. 2 p.m. Pomona Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. 599-4062.

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 overlooking Claremont. 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.


Sunday, October 13

COMIC BOOK SHOW Browse comic collectibles, art dealers, original art, prints, action figures, games and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 532 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.

HOME TOUR Claremont Heritage features Claraboya in this year’s Home Tour. $40 day of the tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.claremontheritage.org for more information.

LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

ON THE SAME PAGE Conversation with Susan Straight, author of Take One Candle Light a Room. The author will join in the conversation about her book, its origins and its implications. A free On the Same Page event sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 p.m. Pomona College, Tranquada Student Center, 757 N. College Way, Claremont. Susan Straight’s books will be available for purchase, cash or checks only.  She will autograph her works after her talk.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Gerald Kominski, PhD, director of UCLA Center for Health Policy Research will present “Obamacare: How Will it Affect You?” A one-hour Q&A will follow the presentation with representative from Kids Come First for Health, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, California Nurses Association, NAMI, Small Business Majority, AARP and OURWalmart. 2 to 5 p.m. Taylor Hall at Cahuilla Park, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Monday, October 14

SHAKESPEARE CLUB Actress and professor Amanda Zarr will discuss “Experiencing Juliet.” All are welcome. 2 p.m. Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 629-2711.


Tuesday, October 15

METAPHYSICS John Cobb, professor emeritus of the Claremont School of Theology presents, “The Practical Importance of Metaphysics.” He will describe how metaphysical assumptions shape our thinking fundamentally even though most people don’t realize they have such assumptions. 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.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT Laura Van Dran affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter and Lisa Jeffers of Right At Home in Home Care and Assistance will discuss helpful strategies and providing real solutions to the everyday struggles of the caregiver. The meeting will end with an open discussion. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. The Claremont Club, 1777 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB Adelina Adams hosts “Tips & Tricks” focusing on folders and files, Netflix and sending pictures from Picassa. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.


Wednesday, October 16

FALL FACULTY LECTURE SERIES Media studies professor Jonathan Hall will deliver a lecture, “Film with No Leader, Movement Without Edge: Politics, Fantasy and Japanese Left Cinema.” The Fall Faculty lectures are open without charge to Pomona College faculty, students, staff and to the community at large. 12:10 p.m., Pomona College Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall, located at 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. 607-3452 or amy.crown@pomona.edu.

LITERARY SERIES READING Novelist Peter Rock, author of My Abandonment, The Bewildered, and Carnival Wolves will read from his recently released The Shelter Cycle as part of the Pomona College English Department Literary Series. 5 p.m. Pomona College Crookshank 108, located at 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont.  607-2212 or nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.


Thursday, October 17

LUNCH & CONVERSATION Speaker Bertil Lindblad, senior adviser for International Initiatives, Pomona College will present “Celebrating United Nations Day.” International Place of the Claremont Colleges. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6 for lunch, no cost for lecture. McKenna Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College, 390 E. Ninth St., Claremont. 607-4571.

LECTURE “The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College” Speaker Series. Marjorie Garber (William R. Kenan, Jr., professor of English and visual and environmental studies, Harvard University) will deliver a lecture titled, “Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare in/and the Humanities.” 8 p.m. Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre, located on the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. For more information, contact nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.


Friday, October 18

FOOD TRUCK Me So Hungry is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. Pair your brew with a food truck treat. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

SCIENCE Scott Little, director of applied math and computational science, MAD Fellows LLC, independent researcher and writer will present “Electromagnetic Black Hole Analogies in General Relativity.” Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers Club. 7:30 p.m. Beckman Hall, Harvey Mudd College, 1250 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. www.pvaa.us.


Saturday, October 19

STREET FOOD CINEMA An evening of food trucks, live music and a viewing of Nightmare on Elm Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Visit www.streetfoodcinema.com for more information.

FOOD TENT Serendoggity is setting up shop at Claremont Craft Ales today. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

OKTOBERFIESTA at Dale Bros Brewery with music by The Plus Tones and food from The Viking Truck from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Shoes That Fit. Bring a new pair of athletic shoes—sizes 10 youth to 12 adult—to be entered into a charity raffle. $5 cover. 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. www.dalebrosbrewery.com.




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.