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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Dia de Los Muertos; Claremont Art Walk

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 from Community Senior Services, the 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 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course, 2100 Terrebonne Ave., San Dimas. 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.

DAY OF THE DEAD CULTURAL EVENT Claremont Graduate University and The Latino Graduate Student Association invites guests to a Día de Los Muertos celebration featuring live music, dancing, food trucks, drinks, sugar skulls, face painting, altar displays, Danza Azteca and Day of the Dead merchandise. Bring a photo of a passed loved one to display on an altar. 6 to 11 p.m. Free admission. 170 E. Tenth St., Claremont.

ART WALK Visit art galleries in the Village today between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions including complimentary refreshments and music. Check our walking tour map in the galleries section for details on this month’s participants.


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.

MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE EAST The UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble will offer a performance of traditional and contemporary music and dance from Arab, Turkish, Persian, Armenian and other cultures. 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.


Sunday, November 3

BIRD WATCHING with Pomona Valley Audubon. Meet at the entrance of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont at 8 a.m. Bring binoculars. There is no charge to enter with the Audubon group. Families are welcome.

ART FIESTA The Claremont Museum of Art hosts its 10th annual event featuring an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more. This year’s exhibition highlights artist Betty Davenport Ford. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 for general admission; $6 for CMA, RSABG and SAMFAC members; free for children under 18. Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont.

STROLL THROUGH HISTORY Friends of Oak Park Cemetery conduct their annual meeting with Ginger Elliott, retired director of Claremont Heritage. Ms. Elliott will guide a stroll through the Oak Park Cemetery, telling stories of the people and events that contributed to the shaping of Claremont. Light refreshments will be served. 2 p.m. Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Ave., Claremont.

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


Monday, November 4

LECTURE “The US and the EU: Towards a Brave New Partnership?” featuring the Honorable Rudi Veestraeten, consul general of Belgium; the Honorable Daiva Cekanauskas Navarrette, honorary consul of Lithuania; and the Honorable Elisabeth Fotiadou, consul general of Greece. The lecture will be moderated by Scripps College professor David Andrews, director of the European Union Center of California. This event is free and open to the public. Noon in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont. 

CLAREMONT BICYCLE PLAN Learn about project updates, infrastructure development, educational opportunities and activities for new and experienced riders. This Sustainability Dialog is presented by the Claremont Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Sustainable Claremont. 7 p.m., Pomona College’s Hahn Building Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Tuesday, November 5

SURVIVAL SKILLS Christopher Nyerges will present “Practical Survival: The Skills of the Native Americans are Relevant Today.” His talk will include how to live better with less and prepare for emergencies. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $12 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

LECTURE David A. Scott, professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angles, lectures at the Tuesday Noon Academy on “Modern Antiquities: The Looted and the Fake” in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont.

FILM SCREENING of The Price of Sugar, exploring where the products we consume originate and at what human cost they are produced. 7:30 p.m. in the Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 

TASTE OF LA VERNE Thirty local eateries will be featured at this event held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Tickets are $40. Visit www.tasteoflaverne.com.


Wednesday, November 6

PARADE OF PUPPETS Kids’ Club at the Montclair Plaza. Children of all ages are invited to this parade of puppets by Douglas Seymore, whose work has been seen across the country and in movies and television shows. Children can also make a turkey headpiece and construct a paper plate pumpkin craft. 10 a.m. Free. Sears Court in the lower level of the Montclair Plaza, 5060 E. Montclair Plaza, Montclair.

BEN HARPER IN CONCERT Two-time Grammy Award-winning blues, gospel, roots and R&B musician Ben Harper will perform an acoustic concert at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $65. Visit www.pomona.edu/bridges or call 607-1139.


Thursday, November 7

REMBRANDT CLUB “Sam Maloof: A Legacy in Transition,” presented by Larry White, 27-year master craftsman for Sam Maloof Woodworks, Inc. A tea will be served at Seaver House after the program. Free and open to the public. The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Thatcher Building in Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.

FARM STAND Produce, fruit and herbs from Pomona College’s Organic Farm will be available for purchase. Proceeds go directly towards farm supplies. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.

GRAND RE-OPENING Dolce Bistro and Bakery will celebrate its re-opening Thursday, November 7 through Sunday November 10 with different specials daily including 20 percent off all purchases (excluding alcohol) and free tastings. Raffles and door prizes will be offered throughout the weekend, with prizes including gift certificates, gift baskets and free cakes for a whole year. A multi-chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held today at 5 p.m. with live music by Woody & the Harrelsons. 8821 Central Ave., Montclair. Visit www.dolcebistroandbakery.com.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION Pomona Valley Audubon Society presents a program led by Jim Herman, who will discuss his recent trip to Australia. This meeting is open to the public at no charge. 7 p.m. Alexander Hughes Center in the Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY “The Interconnected Struggle” presented by Myrlie Ever-Williams, acclaimed author, civil rights advocate and widow of slain activist Medgar Evers. 7:30 pm. Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont.


Friday, November 8

PILGRIM PLACE FESTIVAL Pilgrim Place’s 65th annual festival features a show, craft faire and bazaar plus lots of goodies like popcorn, cotton candy and a food court. Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. Visit www.pilgrimplace.org or call 399-5500.

CITIZEN TWAIN starring Val Kilmer comes to Chaffey High School’s Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, 1245 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario tonight at 8 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, November 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 regular admission or $80 VIP, including preferred seating and a private meet-and-greet with “Twain” after the show. For information, visit www.valkilmer.com/citizen-twain.


Saturday, November 9

ETHNIC GROUPS “They Came to America!” presented by Linda Serna, who has been involved in family history research for over 30 years. Pomona Valley Genealogical Society. This meeting is open to the public at no cost. Refreshments will be served. 2 p.m. Pomona Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona.

JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL featuring Ann Kirschner, author of Lady at the OK Corral, and a performance of “Old West” favorites by The Folk Collection. A dessert reception will be given. 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Temple Beth Israel, Pomona, located at 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona.



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.