PRIUS RAFFLE: The Claremont Educational Foundation will hold the 2018 Toyota Prius Raffle drawing at 2 p.m. at Claremont Toyota, 601 Auto Center Dr. Come on down to Claremont Toyota at 1 p.m. Sunday and enjoy pre-raffle festivities., including a pizza party, treats and other cool raffle prizes. Drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 399-1709.
LOSING EARTH: Claremont’s Scripps College hosts a free and open to the public event, “Losing Earth: A Conversation with Nathaniel Rich,” at 7 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave. “By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change: what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it,” read a Scripps press release.
YES, WE REALLY NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center presents a free and open to the public advanced care planning workshop, “Do We Really Need to Talk About It?” led by Kathy Yeatman-Stock, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, 1910 Royalty Dr., Pomona.
CLAREMONT CLASSIC: On Sunday, April 7 the Claremont Classic takes place beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Claremont High School’s track, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. At 7:30 a.m. the 10,000m/5,000m race walk gets underway; at 9:30 a.m. another 5,000-meter race walk starts; at 10:30 a.m. a 5,000-meter power walk gets started; and at 11:30 a.m. a 1,500-meter race walk begins.
ARBOR DAY FEST: Claremont Community and Human Services and Green Crew of Sustainable Claremont invite the public to their Arbor Day celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The event includes an educational and sustainability fair, tree planting along Base Line Road, yoga (bring mats), and a used book swap (bring books).
Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase some unique gifts, from farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, to artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You’ll also be able to grab a coffee and a pastry at one of the many great spots nearby, and listen to some live music.
FREE FAMILY FUN: Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra presents Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, with conductor Juan Felipe Molano and actor William Christian, in a free and open to the public concert at 11 a.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The fun and family-friendly musical experience features a bird, a duck, a cat, a wolf, a grandfather, Peter, and all of the instruments of the orchestra.
PLANT A TREE: Sustainable Claremont’s busy Green Crew tackles Wheeler Park, 626 Vista Dr., Claremont, Saturday, March 9 with another tree planting event from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Bring transportation, shovels and gloves for a fun-filled, family-friendly morning. RSVPs are required via email at email@example.com. More info is available by calling (800) 948-1519.
The Claremont Film Festival will host an evening of short films and film experts on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theater, 4467 Padua Ave.
Guests will be treated to tasty treats. The event benefits the Claremont Community Foundation as part of the Foundation’s Party Parade, which supports the work of deserving organizations in Claremont.
PULITZER WINNER IN CONVERSATION: The Claremont On the Same Page community book this year is The Refugees by Viet Tranh Nguyen. The collection, set in America and Vietnam, consists of eight powerful short stories written over a period of 20 years. Pitzer College welcomes Mr. Nguyen, who won the Pulitzer Prize for the book, in a free and open to the public conversation with historian Mai Elliott at 2 p.m on March 2, at Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont.
STOPLIGHT ROSES: On the outs with your baby? Need a bouquet to go with that apology? There’s no finer place to try to make some headway in soothing that bruised heart than at Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase some unique gifts, from farm fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, to artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts, cheeses, and yes, flowers.
IF DARWIN HAD A COMPUTER The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “If Darwin Had a Computer,” with guest speaker Ran Libeskind-Hadas, the R. Michael Shanahan professor of computer science at Harvey Mudd College. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. “Charles Darwin wrote in his famous Origins of Species that he could imagine that pairs of species, such as bees and flowers, might evolve in tandem.
MINGLE, MUNCH: Claremont senior social group Mingle and Munch will celebrate Chinese New Year with live entertainment and a Chinese dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Admission is $15 (payable at the time of reservation) and includes beverages, food and entertainment. The event is open to persons age 50 and over. To make a reservation call (909) 399-5488 or visit claremontrec.com.
SYMPHONY AND STRINGS Doors open at 3 p.m. for a free and open to the public concert by Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra and Prelude String Ensemble at Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The show features symphonic, opera, Broadway and movie music, including Disney’s The Lion King, selections from West Side Story, Carmen and more. For more information click on claremontyouthsymphony.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.