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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Claremont Holiday Promenade & Tree Lighting

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.


Sunday, December 1

BIRD WATCHING Fraser Pemberton will lead a Pomona Valley Audubon two-hour tour at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. There is no charge to enter with the Audubon group. Families are welcome. 8 a.m.

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.

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

RUSSIAN TABLEAU Music director Robert Sage will conduct the Claremont Symphony Orchestra in a program of Russian compositions. 3:30 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Free admission.


Monday, December 2

HOLIDAY STORE House of Ruth’s annual holiday store opens today and runs through December 23, benefiting women and children affected by domestic violence. Donations should be new, toys must be non-violent and all gifts must remain unwrapped. Cash and gift card donations are also welcomed. Deliver to House of Ruth Outreach Center, located at 599 N. Main St., Pomona between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Tuesday, December 3

TURKEY Gene Smith will present “The Ancient and Modern Faces of Turkey” about Constantinople of the Byzantine Empire, now Istanbul of modern Turkey. 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.

GLITTER GIRL Authors Toni Runkle and Stephen Webb will speak about the inspiration for their book Glitter Girl, which came from the daily activities and goings-on of their daughters, allowing them to capture the voice and teen dilemmas girls face today. 5 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.


Wednesday, December 4

SENIOR SHOPPING DAY Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop invites seniors to shop today and receive a 25 percent discount plus enjoy treats, hot cider, holiday music and free gift wrap. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.

FREE CONCERT Three popular Christian recording artists will collaborate in a free Advent concert of prayer, witness and worship at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Call 626-3596, ext. 234 for details, or visit www.olaclaremont.org.


Thursday, December 5

DANCE CONCERT “In The Works…” is the annual fall concert by students of the departments of dance at Scripps and Pomona Colleges. The concert will take place December 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Pendleton Dance Studio, Pomona College, 333 N. College Way. General admission is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door (check or cash only). Reflecting a variety of contemporary dance styles, the program will feature in-progress dance works choreographed and performed by students. Several of the dances will be further developed as senior thesis projects in Dance for the Scripps and Pomona spring dance concerts. Doors will open half an hour before each performance. For general concert information, contact Scripps College Department of Dance at 607-2934 or Pomona College Department of Dance at 621-8176. For disabled access to Pendleton Dance Studio, please call 621-8176 one week in advance.


Friday, December 6

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

AWAY IN A MANGER Exhibition featuring over 50 nativity sets from around the world. Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, 730 Plymouth Rd., Pilgrim Place. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. 399-5544.

HOLIDAY PROMENADE & TREE LIGHTING Enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m., including Claremont High School Chamber Singers. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening. Check out Village stores for holiday shopping.

ART WALK Visit art galleries in the Village today between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions including complementary refreshments and music.


Saturday, December 7

REMBRANDT CLUB presents “Days of Great Mirth and Jollity” annual tea party. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Santa Claus appears from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave., Claremont.

NUTCRACKER The Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker begins at Bridges Auditorium today and continues through December 15. Tickets start at $38. Call 607-1139 or visit www.thebestnutcracker.com for more information.

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

CLAREMONT CHORALE performs “An Olde English Christmas” 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont. Visit www.claremontchorale.org.



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.