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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; John York performs at Claremont Forum

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., 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.


Sunday, November 10

COOKIE DECORATING In celebrating their grand reopening, Dolce Bistro and Bakery will host a free kids’ cookie decorating class from 2 to 3 p.m. today. Free menu tastings will take place the Friday and Saturday before and 20 percent off all purchases (excluding alcohol) will be offered the entire weekend. 8821 Central Ave., Montclair.

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

ARCHITECTURE IN LA Claremont Heritage presents a live slide show performance celebrating Googie, mid-century modern, themed-environments, Claremont landmarks and more with Charles Phoenix. Mr. Phoenix is a pop culture humorist who searches out southern California’s greatest undiscovered and underrated mid-century architectural gems. 3 to 5 p.m. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. 621-0848. www.claremontheritage.org.

TRUE WITNESS: A CIVIL RIGHTS CANTATA sets to music the letters, speeches and poems of African-American female poets, activists and civil rights leaders. 3 p.m. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, located at 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 607-9372.


Monday, November 11

SHAKESPEARE CLUB Faith M. Jones will present “The Medical Mind of Shakespeare.” Welsh by birth, born in China and educated in America, Ms. Jones has had a distinguished career as a registered nurse, educator and college dean in both America and Australia. The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley. 2 p.m. Building C at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, located at 900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona. 629-2711.

VETERANS DAY Service will be held at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park in Claremont.


Tuesday, November 12

DRONES—MILITARY & NON-MILITARY USES Lt. Col. Keith Ward will present “Air National Guard Predator Drone (MQ-1) Operations,” including the unique capabilities of the MQ-1, myths about drones, the Predator’s support to firefighters in the recent Rim Fire incident, and the future for remotely piloted aircraft. 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 Piya Chatterjee, Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies at Scripps College, speaks at noon at the Tuesday Noon Academy on “Decolonizing Pedagogies: Feminist Stories from Empire and Village” in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Learn about the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter and how to utilize the information available through the organization. A discussion will follow the presentation. 7 to 9 p.m. The Claremont Club, 1777 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont. 921-1033.

SMART PHONES & TABLETS Steve Yoss will discuss Android for smart phones and tablets. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

LECTURE John Vandermeer, chair of the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan, lectures at 7:30 p.m. on “Conservation and Food Sovereignty: The Worldwide Movement to Re-vision Landscape Management” in Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont.


Wednesday, November 13

FINE ARTS LUNCHEON Los Angeles artist Karen Kitchel will speak on how she uses traditional techniques to paint a contemporary view of nature. The luncheon, hosted by the Fine Arts Foundation, begins at noon in the Hampton Room of Malott Commons at Scripps College. Luncheon cost is $25 with reservations by calling Marci Stewart at 732-9022. The 1:30 p.m. program is free and open to the public.

GARDEN CLUB “Our Urban Forest” presented by Larry Wheaton, consulting arborist and retired maintenance superintendent for the city of Claremont. Mr. Wheaton has knowledge of the types of trees that can grow in the area. He will discuss what can flourish, what cannot, and how to plant and trim and explain what diseases trees are susceptible to and how to treat them. Bring your questions and any plants you may wish to share. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. www.sustainableclaremont.org.


Thursday, November 14

FILM SCREENING Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Michelle Enfield, Shawn Imitates Dog and Gabriel Estrada. 6:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Queer Resource Center in Walton Commons, located at 396 E. Sixth St., Claremont. 607-7693.

SOJOURNER TRUTH LECTURE Columnist and economist Julianne Malveaux will speak on “Economics, Race and Justice in the 21st Century: Perspective on Our Nation’s Future.” 7:30 p.m. Scripps College’s Humanities Auditorium, 981 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont.


Friday, November 15

CHINA’S EARLY ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY Robert Marks of Whittier College will discuss the environmental history of China from prehistory to 1800. 3 p.m. Pearsons 101 on the Pomona College campus, located at 333 N. College Way, Claremont. 607-3075.


Saturday, November 16

JOHN YORK IN CONCERT Mr. York is a singer, composer and guitarist well-known as a former member of the Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White and Gene Parsons. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Prison Library Project. Tickets are available at the Claremont Forum. 7 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., in the Claremont Packing House.

REEL ROCK FILM TOUR The eighth annual Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. Prize giveaways and a pre-film open house will be held at the Outdoor Education Center. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for Claremont Colleges students, staff and faculty. Watch the trailer at http://youtu.be/iRQh50lAl4Y. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact oec@pomona.edu or 607-2531.



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