CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Halloween events, Oktober Fiesta, Harvest Festival, Village Venture

Friday, October 18

FOOD TRUCK Me So Hungry is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. Pair your brew with a food truck treat. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include The Fab 8 (Beatles) at the Public Plaza, Mario Rojas and a Saturday Night Pink (jazz) at the Claremont Chamber and Delta 88 (oldies/rock) at city hall.

SCIENCE Scott Little, director of applied math and computational science, MAD Fellows LLC, independent researcher and writer, will present “Electromagnetic Black Hole Analogies in General Relativity.” Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers Club. 7:30 p.m. Beckman Hall, Harvey Mudd College, 1250 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont.


Saturday, October 19

RADIO DISNEY Halloween Celebration featuring games, activities, prizes and giveaways, plus a chance to learn the latest dances. In honor of Disney’s release of the Monsters U DVD, guests will have a chance to learn win a special prize pack to include the newly-released DVD. Everyone will also have an opportunity to engage in Monsters U activities. All guests are encouraged to dress in a Halloween costume. 2 to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Montclair Plaza on the lower level near Verizon Wireless, 5060 E. Montclair Plaza, Montclair. For more information, visit or call 626-2442.

BBQ Mountain View Republican Club is holding its annual BBQ at the Calaycay Ranch. The guest speaker is free-lance humor columnist Burt Prelutsy, who has written for the LA Times, NY Times, Holiday, EMMY and Sports Illustrated. He is a television writer and is also author of three books. 4 p.m. $35 per person/$60 per couple. Students may attend for $10 and children under five may attend for free. 1555 Baseline Road, Claremont. RSVP to 985-2257.

STREET FOOD CINEMA An evening of food trucks, live music and a viewing of Nightmare on Elm Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Visit for more information.

FOOD TENT Serendoggity is setting up shop at Claremont Craft Ales today. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

OKTOBER FIESTA at Dale Bros Brewery with music by The Plus Tones and

food from The Viking Truck from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Shoes That Fit. Bring a new pair of athletic shoes—sizes 10 youth to 12 adult—to be entered into a charity raffle. $5 cover. 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland.


Sunday, October 20

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

ON THE SAME PAGE The community is invited to discuss the themes, issues, motifs and complexities in Susan Straight’s novel Take One Candle, Light a Room. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont High School Library, 1601 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

CLAREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “Centennial Celebrations.” 3:30 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.


Monday, October 21

ZEN BRUSH Practice Chinese calligraphy or brush painting with others. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $5. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Tuesday, October 22

VIKINGS Ruby and Al Beilby, retired college professors, give a talk on “The Viking Trail from Scandinavia to North America.” Widely travelled, the couple have visited the first Norse settlement in Newfoundland and the Viking settlement in Greenland. A buffet lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday in the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER hosted by the Women’s Club of Claremont, featuring prizes, refreshments and raffles. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 6:30 p.m. $20 donation. 343 W. Twelfth St., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB “Ask the Guru” night. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.


Wednesday, October 23

CANDIDATES FORUM The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area and the Claremont Educational Foundation will sponsor a forum for the Claremont Unified School District School Board. All five candidates will participate. The public is invited. 7 to 9 p.m. Hughes Center Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 624-9457.


Thursday, October 24

MEET THE EXPERT VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California and Inland Hospice volunteers present their monthly healthcare presentation with dessert and coffee. Dr. Timothy Dauwalder, VNA Medical Director, and Deborah Keasler, Director of Cardiac Services for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, will discuss effectively managing heart disease. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. RSVP to 447-7333.


Friday, October 25

FOOD TRUCK Nonna’s Kitchenette and Fist of Fusion are stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. Pair your brew with a food truck treat. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Sumner and Danbury Elementary schools present their annual Harvest Festival featuring an old-fashioned cake walk, haunted hall, pumpkin patch, crafts, face painting, good-fortune telling, teacher pie-toss, cotton candy, food and more. Proceeds go to support the PFA and fifth and sixth grades for their annual science camp trips. Tickets are 50 cents each and most activities require one or two tickets. Children are invited to come in costume. Family-friendly event. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sumner Elementary quad area, 1770 Sumner Ave., Claremont.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Hanks Cadillac (country) at the Public Plaza, Swing Riots (swing) at the Claremont Chamber and One Way Ticket (rock/Beatles) at city hall.

WICKED & WILD A dark Hallow’s Eve aerial spectacular presented by SpinCircus. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. $15. Aerial and Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.

CLAREMONT HEALING ARTS Owner, Joanne LaMorandier, Dinsmore and co-author Julie Bradshaw will be appearing in Claremont for a book signing of their book  Pathways to the Healing Arts - A Map for Self Healing and Manual for Certification. Meet the authors, enjoy vegetarian refreshments, receive a party favor and see some healing demonstrations from the book. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.


Saturday, October 26

VILLAGE VENTURE Located in the Claremont Village, the event features hundreds of booths filled with unique art, handmade crafts and international cuisine, along with specific areas focusing on local businesses. This is autumn's largest arts and crafts fair in the Inland Empire. A children’s costume contest begins at 9:30 a.m. Assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita avenues at 9:15 a.m. The parade will be led by the El Roble Marching Band. Bring pre-carved pumpkins to Shelton Park between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. for a pumpkin carving contest. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. and winners must be present to win. Village Venture takes place in the Village between 9 and 5 p.m.

OKTOBERFEST Ride a bus between Claremont Craft Ales and Dale Bros. after Village Venture. Raise a glass while raising money for the Claremont Educational Foundation. Celebrate Oktoberfest with food, music, perhaps some lederhosen and a big yellow bus ride between the breweries every half-hour. Adults only. Claremont Craft Ales, 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: Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.

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