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Friday, April 8

SOCIAL SATIRE WITH URINETOWN Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre hosts the hit futuristic social comedy and musical satire Urinetown. Performances are $6 for students, staff, faculty and seniors; $11 for all others. Friday’s show begins at 8 p.m.; tomorrow, April 9, show times are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and curtain for the Sunday, April 10 show is at 2 p.m. 300 E. Bonita Ave, Claremont. Tickets are available online at tinyurl.com/h9gllcd or at the box office. More information is available at (909) 607-4380 or via email at michele.miner@pomona.edu.

MINGLE AND MUNCH Claremont Social Group’s monthly “Mingle and Munch” gathering happens tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Garner House. Topics include travel, gardening, dining and outdoor activities. The event is open to those 50 years and older. Admission is $10 per person. RSVPs are required at (909) 399-5488. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Information is available at claremontrec.com.

Saturday, April 9

HOME-GROWN MUSICAL VOODOO Long-running Claremont roots band Claremont Voodoo Society brings its eclectic mix of blues, country, folk and rock to the Black Watch Pub tonight. The band, fronted by Claremont singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry O’Sullivan, features a rotating cast of musicians including, but not limited to, harmonica player and vocalist Bill Barrett, guitarist, mandolinist and vocalist “Lazy” Brad Lewis and bassist and vocalist Roy Durnal. The show is free, 21 and over, and gets underway at 9 p.m. 497 N. Central Ave. #B, Upland. Information is available at (909) 981-6069 or at theblackwatchpub.com.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL The International Place of The Claremont Colleges will host the 38th annual International Festival from noon to 4 p.m. today at Claremont McKenna College, 390 E. Ninth St. (in the middle of Eighth and Ninth streets and Mills and Columbia avenues. Attendees can sample authentic international cuisine and enjoy performances of music and dance from around the world by both student and professional artists. The festival is free and open to the public. Call (909) 607-4571 for information.

Sunday, April 10

BONE MARROW DRIVE City of Hope is sponsoring a drive to add donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry today from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Claremont. Walk-ins are welcome for the 10-minute appointment and cheek swab. Donors must be 18 to 44 years of age, in general good health and willing to donate to any patient. Nationally, there are 15,000 patients a year seeking a compatible donor of stem cells to save their lives. There are 260 such patients at City of Hope. 435 Berkeley Ave. More information is available at (909) 626-3596.

VIDEO GAME MUSIC The La Verne Symphony Orchestra presents composer Austin Wintory at 6 p.m. this evening, leading music from the touring series “Video Games Live” at Morgan Auditorium. Donations will be accepted. 1950 Third St., La Verne. More information is available at (909) 448-4408 or via email at lrojo@laverne.edu.

Monday, April 11

400 YEARS OF THE BARD The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley commemorates 400 years since the death of the Bard today at its 2 p.m. meeting at the Joslyn Center in Claremont. Pomona College Theater Professor Art Horowitz will be on hand to discuss international film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. 660 N. Mountain Ave. Information is available at (909) 717-1109 or via email at lanoreipearlman@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 12

CLAREMONT CITY UPDATE LUNCHEON The University Club of Claremont hosts Mayor Sam Pedroza today, who will provide a general update on the city. A $15 fee includes a buffet lunch. Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Information is available at (909) 859-4362.

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH DISCUSSION The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society meets from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Pomona Public Library to discuss the use of online resources for genealogical research. Genealogist Laurice Johnson will lead the discussion. 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. Information is available at (909) 621-1226 or via email at conniecpu@aol.com.

Wednesday, April 13

EMPLOYMENT STABILITY CONFERENCE Tri-City Mental Health Services hosts a free conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. focusing on compliance with California labor laws and mental health first aid training. Attorney Bobby Rupal will speak on changing state labor laws, followed by a Q and A. Mental health specialist Lisa Naranjo will address mental health first aid and understanding depression and anxiety in the workplace. Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. RSVP by email at mbellegia@tricitymhs.org. 

ORGANIC GARDENING TALK Claremont Garden Club hosts a free discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening, “Sourcing Organic Materials for Your Garden,” at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center. Speakers Arthur Levine and Maria Alonso will discuss their 500,000-pounds-per-year compost operation they operate within their community garden. Exhibits, plant cuttings and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. 660 Avery Rd.

THE ART OF BOOK MAKING Kitty Maryatt, longtime director of the Scripps College Press, will speak today on the art of book making and lead a tour of the Scripps College Press. Ms. Maryatt, who will soon retire, will lead the 2 p.m. lecture and tea at the Lang Art Gallery at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave. More information is available at (909) 626-1386 or via email at cmcintosh1011@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 14

DEMOCRACY NOW! Journalist Amy Goodman of public radio’s Democracy Now! will hold a talk and book-signing today at Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. The talk is part of the “Mindful of the Future” speaker series sponsored by Pitzer’s student senate. Ms. Goodman is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her award-winning news program, which airs on more than 1,250 outlets, with a tour called “Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America.” More information is available via email at senatevp@pitzer.edu.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS STUDY The League of Women Voters hosts two meetings today to gather information for the establishment of its overall position on higher education in California. Community colleges, state and UC schools will be discussed. The first meeting is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 875 E. Bonita Ave., building D, fourth floor. The second meeting takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. More information is available at (909) 624-9457 or via email at league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.

Friday, April 15

SPRING DANCE CONCERT Scripps College Dance Department presents its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. at Garrison Theater. “Scripps Dances” features original dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, Claremont Colleges faculty and staff (cash or check only) and will be available at the Garrison box office beginning at 6 p.m. on performance evenings and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday, April 16 performances are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Scripps College Performing Arts Center., 231 E. Tenth St. Information is available at scrippscollege.edu or by calling (909) 607-2634.

Saturday, April 16

DONATE YOUR ART Pilgrim Place holds its second annual art donation party from 10 a.m. until noon today. Donors can bring framed or unframed wall art to help support the 2016 Pilgrim Place Festival fine arts booth. 698 Scrooby Lane, Claremont. More information is available at (909) 399-5500.

CLAREMONT HERITAGE GALA Claremont Heritage’s 40th annual Festivale fundraiser takes place tonight at Padua Hills Theater. The event recognizes Pilgrim Place, recipient of the group’s 2016 Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award, and First Street Gallery Art Center, recipient of its 2016 Cultural Heritage Award. Live jazz, drinks, appetizers and a three-course meal are included. Tickets are $125 for non-members and $100 for Claremont Heritage members. Information is available at (909) 621-0848 or via email at info@claremontheritage.org.