CALENDAR: Talk by Claremont author, African mask making

CLAREMONT AUTHOR TO SPEAK Claremont resident Simon Wood will speak at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church’s annual library coffee. The free event is open to the public, and will include “gourmet refreshments first, followed by the speaker,” a press release stated. After the discussion there will be an opportunity to purchase copies of Mr. Wood’s book, Deconstructing Jack: The Secret History of the Whitechapel Murders, about popular culture’s fascination with Jack the Ripper.

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CALENDAR: Science and senses, KSPC record sale

KSPC CD AND RECORD EXPO Claremont’s long-running, beloved and vital radio station that could, KSPC 88.7 FM, is hosting its 45th semi-annual CD and Record Expo. More than 30 independent vendors will be selling new and used records and CDs from all genres, as well as posters, videos and music memorabilia from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St. Admission is only $2 or free with current Claremont Colleges ID.

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Janet Klein puts an energetic new twist on old tunes

Nostalgia can be a tricky business. Sure, there is joy to be found in re-living pleasant memories, but if you choose to stay in the past you run the risk of becoming a novelty. Janet Klein, who appears tomorrow at Claremont’s Folk Music Center, has solved this conundrum. Ms. Klein, with her band the Parlor Boys, brings a charming authenticity to the music of the early part of the 20th Century.

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CALENDAR: free concert, walking tour, bird walk

FREE NOONISH CONCERT Scripps College’s Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. with a free performance at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., with guest artist Dr. Gustavo Lovato (Musical director, Casa de la Música, Quito, Ecuador) on flute; Rachel V. Huang (Scripps faculty), violin; and Tatian

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