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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Black Friday

Friday, November 22

LECTURE “Women Adrift: Modern Japanese Women Writers and the Imperial Body” Prof. Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee) will discuss three modern Japanese women writers and their support of imperial Japan. 3 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn 108, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Contact ge004747@pomona.edu or 607-3075.

FOOD TRUCK Asian Cravings is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

SCAMFest 2013 The Annual Southern California A Capella Music Festival showcases the best in collegiate a capella music, as a capella groups from all over southern California and the Claremont Colleges show off their vocal talents. 7:30 p.m. Pomona College Bridges Auditorium, located at 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Contact 607-1139 or kathleen.etter@pomona.edu or visit the Claremont Shades website at www.claremontshades.com.


Saturday, November 23

FOOD TENT Southern Fried Vegan is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

RYTHMS OF RIO Michael Ryan & Friends perform music, song and dance. 8 p.m. $40 includes reception benefit performance for the Claremont Community Foundation. Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Concert tickets are available at www.claremontfoundation.org or call 398-1060.

POMONA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Under the leadership of Barb Catlin, the ensemble will perform selections from across the jazz spectrum. 8 p.m. Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, located at 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact concerts@pomona.edu or 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.


Sunday, November 24

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET The alternative to mall madness and the consumer culture is OLA’s 28th Alternative Gift Christmas Market at our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 7 p.m. Meet people with firsthand knowledge of local and international humanitarian programs, and hear their amazing stories. Review the “shopping list” and choose gifts to give to the poor at home and around the world. Receive beautiful Christmas cards to present to friends and relatives. Oldest and largest market of its kind in the area in the true spirit of Christmas. For information, call the parish office at 626-3596.

POETRY READING The Friends of the Claremont Library present “Poets About Town: An Open Mic Event.” Share poems at the event: bring up to two poems or two pages of work to share. Sign-up starts at 1:50—first signed, first hear. All poets, all ages and all abilities are welcome. Readings begin at 2 p.m. Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First St., Claremont.

FILM SCREENING Executive producer, Darin Nellis will speak after the screening of JFK: A President Betrayed at 11 a.m. Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St., Claremont.

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


Monday, November 25

MEET THE EXPERT VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California and Inland Hospice Volunteers present its seventh monthly “Meet The Expert” healthcare presentation with dessert and coffee. Dr. Timothy Dauwalder, VNA Medical Director, will present “POLST (Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment) and the Advance Health Care Directive: How They Differ and Why You Need Both,” from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave. Claremont. RSVP by calling 447 7333. This is a free, community event. 

CANDIDATE The Mt. View Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 W. Bonita, Claremont from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15.00 per person includes hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. RSVP to Lorri by calling 985-2257 or email mvgop@reagan.com. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will speak at approximately 6:30 p.m. All are welcome— come meet this dynamic candidate for Governor.


Tuesday, November 26

FALL FACULTY LECTURE SERIES At noon in the Pomona College Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont professor of English and Africana Studies Valorie Thomas will speak on “Neon Slaves, Electric Savages or How Does a Wired Thing Understand? Mapping Black Women’s Agency via Afrofuturism.” For more information, contact 607-3452 or amy.crown@pomona.edu.

HEALTH CARE Curtis Kauffman-Pickelle, President and CEO of ImagingBiz, will speak about health care, including the graying of America, consolidation of health systems, diminishing resources, and the newly-mandated “Accountable Care Organizations.” 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.

COMPUTER CLUB Steve Yoss will discuss mobile security and privacy. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Wednesday, November 27

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE Sponsored by Claremont Interfaith Council. The unusual conjunction of Thanksgiving and the Jewish festival of Chanukah will be marked at this annual event, which will begin with lighting the first Chanukah candle. Fr. George Silides of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church will be featured speaker, joined by a combined choir and clergy and lay leaders from throughout the community. All are welcome. 7 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona.


Thursday, November 28

HOLIDAY SHOPPING The Montclair Plaza will kick off Black Friday a day early with JC Penney, Sears and Macy’s opening at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving day. Nordstom will open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, November 29. From 6 to 10 a.m. on Black Friday, shoppers can visit the KGGI radio booth to grab into the good bag for a chance to win a gift card from various retailers, varying from $1 to $100.Throughout the day, 450 bags with retailer promotions and mall giveaways will be distributed. The Montclair Plaza is located at 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair.


Friday, November 29

FOOD TRUCK Tortas 2 Die 4 is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.


Saturday, November 30

FOOD TENT The Rustic Loaf is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, 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.