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Explore water system ownership with Sustainable Claremont

Join Dr. Brian Thomas in discussing water system ownership and government structures (municipal, investor-owned and other) this Monday, October 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., room 101.

Sustainable Claremont is sponsoring the presentation as part of its Sustainability Dialog Series, a timely topic as Claremont considers the future of its water system. Dr. Thomas served as assistant general manager and chief financial officer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California from 2000-2011. This event is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

 

Information on Medicare, enrollment offered by PVHMC

Get your health plan questions answered by a Medicare specialist at an open-house fall harvest celebration at the Medicare Information & Vitality Center this Monday, October 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Guests will be provided with information on Medicare, community resources, health education, social events and more. Refreshments will be provided along with hourly raffles. 2013 enrollment applications will be available.

The Medicare Information & Vitality Center is located at the Pomona Valley Health Center Building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275 in Claremont. RSVPs are required as space is limited. Call (800) 251-8191, ext. 625 or (800) 505-7150 for information or to make a reservation.

 

Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting at Pilgrim Place

Pilgrim Place’s Petterson Museum is displaying vintage uniforms, equipment, photos and memorabilia from every decade of the 100 years of Girl Scouting in the US.

Museum curator Carol Gil organized the exhibit starting with the oldest uniforms on display from 1919 through time and changes to the very latest version of the girls’ uniforms—both formal and informal. In addition, a series of cases are devoted to couture, designer-made leader’s uniforms featuring styles by Mainbocher, Stella Sloat, Halston and Bill Blass. Other highlights include a rare, complete Senior Service Scout uniform from WWII (used only between 1938-1942) and an early Golden Eaglet Award pin (the highest award possible for a girl to earn from 1919-1939) awarded to one of Pilgrim Place’s current residents in 1932.

 

United Nations at I Place

A celebration of the United Nations will be held on Thursday, October 18 at a luncheon hosted by the International Place of The Claremont Colleges. The event is planned in collaboration with the UN Association of Pomona Valley and the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area. 

Speaker Jordie Hannum, deputy director of the Better World Campaign (BWC) of the United Nations Foundation, will discuss “The US and the UN in Difficult Times.” His task is to guide the legislative and advocacy efforts of BWC in support of the UN from Washington, DC. Mr. Hannum has more than 13 years of legislative, analytical and advocacy experience, including working for legislators and political campaigns in the area of policy. The program will include a reading of the Preamble of the UN by college students. 

The lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. The cost is $6 for community members. Free to students. For information, call I-Place at 607-4571 or email ipoffice@cmc.edu.

 

Things that go bump in the night at the Garden

Meet owls, opossums, spiders and plants who rule the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden at night on Saturday, October 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public. Guests are asked to bring a flashlight for lighting at the Garden is limited.

A special members-only event will be held Friday, October 19 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Guests coming for the members- only night will receive a free RSABG logo flashlight. Offer good while supplies last.

Things that Go Bump in the Night is a fun, family event to observe and learn about plants and animals that are most active at night.

Visitors follow Garden paths to visit interactive stations exploring the nocturnal world and its amazing critters. Organizers offer special thanks to the Pomona Valley Audubon Society for sponsoring the Wild Wings station with 3 different species of owls.

Please, no costumes. This is not a Halloween-themed event.

Guests may purchase tickets online, by phone or at the gate. RSABG member tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors (guests age 65 or older) and students with ID and $2 for children age 3-12.  Public tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (guests age 65 or older) and students with ID and $4 for children age 3-12.

Picnic dinners in the California Courtyard are welcome. The California Garden Gift Shop and restrooms will remain open throughout the evening. Gates will open from 5:30 until 7 p.m. The admission kiosk will be staffed until 9 p.m. 

RSABG is located at 1500 N. College Ave. and regular hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m daily. For more information, call 625-8767 ext. 224 or visit www.rsabg.org.

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