CALENDAR: Your Claremont week through May 17

Wednesday, MAY 9

OPEN HOUSE The Brackett Observatory will be available to view stars, planets and the moon through the telescopes from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Brackett Observatory, 420 Amherst St., Claremont. 621-8724.

Thursday, MAY 10

ART AT THE GRABER OLIVE HOUSE Works by painter Bill Anderson and ceramic artist Damian Ross are currently on display in the “boiler room.” Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Graber Olive House, 315 E. Fourth St., Ontario. 983-1761.

RIBBON-CUTTING Buddhamouse Emporium will have a Claremont Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.

Friday, MAY 11

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Bands will perform every Friday evening this summer from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring folding chairs and enjoy the free entertainment each week in the Village. For more information, call the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at 621-1681 or e-mail This week’s performances include Claremont Voodoo Society (blues/folk/rock) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont and Give Up the Junk (jazz) at Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Avenue, Claremont.

FILM SCREENING and discussion with digital filmmaker Peter Bo Rappmund. His 2010 time-lapse film Psychohydrography will be shown. 7:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre in the Smith Campus Center, located at 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.

Saturday, MAY 12

GRAND OPENING Buddhamouse Emporium features imported ritual objects, art, music, books and jewelry. Phyllis Douglass will perform singing bowl concerts at 1 and 5 p.m. Artist and actor Christopher Cousins will be featured at an artist’s reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Food, beverages and free gifts will be offered. 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.

GENEALOGY Donie Nelson of Genealogical Society of Hispanic America will discuss those who chose to settle in the San Bernardino Valley area from New Mexico in the 1840s. Pomona Valley Genealogical Society. 2 p.m. Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. 599-6626.

Sunday, MAY 13

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


Monday, MAY 14

SHAKESPEARE CLUB Professor Albert Wachtel will speak to the Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley with the topic of “Shakespeare’s Henry IV and the Creation of the Modern World.” A tea will be served after the presentation. 2 p.m. Pomona Public Library Conference Room, located at 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. 626-0512.

Tuesday, MAY 15

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR Monique Saigal was a child during the World War II Holocaust and was saved by a French family who hid her for 8 years. She will discuss her experiences and those f 18 young women in the French resistance movement during the war. This program is free to attend. A buffet lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $5. The University Club meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 625-4344.

TABLE TOPICS Attendees may circulate among tables to ask questions at tables dedicated to selected topics, which will be chaired by a knowledgeable club member. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, MAY 16

WOMEN’S HEALTH Dr. Nicole Oliver will discuss menopause, pelvic pain and all the issues that come with it. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona Valley Health Center, 1601 N. Monte Vista Ave., Claremont. 865-9858.

Thursday, MAY 17

LIBRARY DISPLAY The Western Archives of the Santa Fe Railway and Modeling Society present an exhibit on the history of railroads in Claremont. The display will include blueprints for the 1887 Santa Fe Station and the 1927 rebuild of the Claremont station. Historical photos, documents and rail equipment will show the long history of railroading in Claremont. The exhibit covers freight lines supporting the citrus industry, to passenger trains, the Pacific Electric Red Cars and the current Metrolink station. The display will be available for the month of May in the lobby display case at the Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


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