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CALENDAR: 9-day Claremont calendar; Village Venture, Oktoberfest, Olive Harvest, performing arts

Friday, October 25

OLIVE HARVEST Scripps College invites all interested volunteers to gather at the “Olive Walk” next to the Edwards Humanities Building from 8 a.m. to noon for its second annual olive harvest. Volunteers can sign up online at community.scrippscollege.edu/oliveoil/2013-olive-oil-harvest/. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided until 11 a.m. A free volunteer appreciation lunch, courtesy of the College’s Malott Commons Dining Services, will be offered to the first 100 volunteers who sign up online. At the harvest, Scripps College olive oil bottles will be pre-sold at the reduced price of $40. Only cash or Claremont Cash will be accepted. Profits from the sales will support the college’s sustainable initiatives and will help underwrite student community internships. Scripps College’s Edwards Humanities Building, 981 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont.

FOOD TRUCK Nonna’s Kitchenette and Fist of Fusion are stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. Pair your brew with a food truck treat. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Sumner and Danbury Elementary schools present their annual Harvest Festival featuring an old-fashioned cake walk, haunted hall, pumpkin patch, crafts, face painting, good-fortune telling, teacher pie-toss, cotton candy, food and more. Proceeds go to support the PFA and fifth and sixth grades for their annual science camp trips. Tickets are 50 cents each and most activities require one or two tickets. Children are invited to come in costume. Family-friendly event. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sumner Elementary quad area, 1770 Sumner 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 Hank’s Cadillac (country) at the Public Plaza, Swing Riots (swing) at the Claremont Chamber and One Way Ticket (rock/Beatles) at city hall.

WICKED & WILD A dark Hallow’s Eve aerial spectacular presented by SpinCircus. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. $15. Aerial and Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.

CLAREMONT HEALING ARTS Co-authors Joanne Kain-Dinsmore and Julie Bradshaw will be appearing in Claremont to sign copies of their book Pathways to the Healing Arts - A Map for Self Healing and Manual for Certification. Meet the authors, enjoy vegetarian refreshments, receive a party favor and see some healing demonstrations from the book. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.


Saturday, October 26

VILLAGE VENTURE Located in the Claremont Village, the event features hundreds of booths filled with unique art, handmade crafts and international cuisine, along with specific areas focusing on local businesses. This is autumn's largest arts and crafts fair in the Inland Empire. A children’s costume contest begins at 9:30 a.m. Assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita avenues at 9:15 a.m. The parade will be led by the El Roble Marching Band. Bring pre-carved pumpkins to Shelton Park between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. for a pumpkin carving contest. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. and winners must be present to win. Village Venture takes place in the Village between 9 and 5 p.m.

OKTOBERFEST Ride a bus between Claremont Craft Ales and Dale Bros. after Village Venture. Raise a glass while raising money for the Claremont Educational Foundation. Celebrate Oktoberfest with food, music, perhaps some lederhosen and a big yellow bus-ride between the breweries every half-hour. Adults only. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont.


Sunday, October 27

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

POETRY READING with published authors Andrea Carter Brown and Jessica Piazza. This event is presented by The Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 p.m. 586 W. First St., Claremont.

AYURVEDIC HEALING Enjoy learning the beauty of balance and wellness through the ancient medicinal practice of India. Learn, cook and top it off with a great organic dinner. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $20. Ayurvedic Healing Clinic, 226 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite I, Claremont. RSVP to 921-7115. www.ayurvedichealing.info.


Monday, October 28

PERFORMANCE ART “Movement in Theatre: Tradition and Innovation,” a conversation with Leonard Pronko, Thomas Leabhart and I Nyoman Wenten moderated by Laurie Cameron, director of the Pomona College dance program. Three recognized educators and artists from Pomona College draw on their areas of expertise—Japanese Kabuki, corporeal mime and Balinese dance—exploring similarities and differences in their disciplines. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.


Tuesday, October 29

AFGHANISTAN Marilyn Wyatt will discuss her recent visit to Afghanistan and her career in the US Foreign Service and in the US Agency for International Affairs in Pakistan. 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.

THEATER PERFORMANCE Inland Valley Repertory Theater (IVRT) will give a one-night-only performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Pavilion, 455 Foothill Blvd., Claremont. $28. 626-1254, ext. 1 or www.ivrt.org.


Wednesday, October 30

CANINES & COCKTAILS Dress your dog in a Halloween costume for an evening of cocktails, food, music and fun at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Pets will be offered complimentary biscuits and libations prepared just for them. A portion of proceeds will benefit local rescue, Helping Out Pets Everyday. Dog biscuits provided by PetSmart. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 445-1823.


Thursday, October 31

CLAREMONT HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR The city of Claremont and local businesses will sponsor the annual Halloween Spooktacular in the Village from 3 to 7 p.m. This event provides children ages 2 to 12 years with a fun and entertaining experience in an environment that is a safe alternative to traditional door-to-door “trick-or-treating.” Free games for children will be located in front of the Claremont Depot and a variety of entertainment will be provided throughout the Village. In addition, many local businesses and shops will be participating in handing out candy to children of all ages beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is free. Activities at the Depot include free games, entertainment and face painting from 4 to 6 p.m.?A “Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest” will be held at 5 p.m. The Animal Guys Wildlife Presentation will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. A children's costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. Call 399-5490 for more information.

HALLOWEEN NIGHTLIFE Check the nightlife listings for Halloween night activities.


Friday, November 1

CAREGIVER CONFERENCE hosted by Claremont Place to help kick off National Caregivers’ Month celebrated every November. At the conference, caregivers will be treated to speakers provided by the Community Senior Services, Alzheimer’s Association and Granite Creek Medical Group. Topics include an overview of the disease process, updates on Alzheimer’s and dementia, managing challenging behaviors, conducting meaningful activities at home, stress management and caregiver resources. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. RSVP to 542-8910.

GOLF TOURNAMENT to benefit Claremont High School baseball. Registration begins at 10 a.m. A shotgun start will begin at noon. A dinner, raffle and auction will take place after the tournament at 6 p.m. For more information, contact 714-269-4065.


Saturday, November 2

POOCH PARK FUNDRAISER from noon to 4 p.m. at Bert & Rocky’s Cream Co., 242 Yale Ave., Claremont.

CONTROL SIGNAL Performance art by Karen Christopher. 8 p.m. Pitzer College’s Broad Performance Space, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont.



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.