CALENDAR: Family bird walk, Monday concert, COURIER editor speaks about free press

COURIER EDITOR TO SPEAK AT LOCAL UN MEETING The Pomona Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association hosts COURIER Editor Kathryn Dunn at its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd, Claremont. Ms. Dunn will discuss “The Importance of a Free Press” at the free and open to the public gathering. Refreshments will be served. More information is at or (909) 625- 9670.

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CALENDAR: Cat tales, working for good, CSO concert, Shakespeare, police interrogation

MIDSUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Ophelia’s Jump brings its annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival to Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theater for two weekends beginning tonight with Much Ado About Nothing. The show repeats July 15, 21 and 23. Tomorrow, July 14, Hamlet will bring the kingdom of Denmark to Claremont. Hamlet repeats July 16, 20 and 22. All shows begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information go to or call (909) 734-6565.

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Place, space explored at dA Gallery show

Dovey Dee came a long way to take part in the latest dA Gallery show. But, then again, she didn’t. Ms. Dee, a painter, lives in Australia. Before emigrating Down Under in 2000 she studied art in Claremont, earning her bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in 1983 and a master’s from Claremont Graduate University in 1985. During the 1980s she was a fixture in the local art scene, and even spent time on dA’s board of directors.

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CALENDAR: Friday music, morning stroll, fantastic Fourth events

MUSIC IS THE SHORTHAND OF EMOTION Claremont’s free live music series Friday Nights Live continues tonight with jazz from Amanda Castro Band at Laemmle plaza; Lee Powers at the chamber of commerce; Nomads at Shelton Park; and Mike’s Guitar World at city hall; Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info, including future lineups, is at

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