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CALENDAR: Valentine's Day, festivals, lectures and more; Your week in 9 days

Friday, February 14

FOOD TRUCK Trailer Park Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

FESTIVAL The annual Claremont Colleges 10-Minute Play Festival is a component of Pomona College’s ongoing Elemental Arts Initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Five student-written plays connected to the Elemental Arts Initiative theme, air, are selected by a panel of judges, and then are produced by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance. 4 p.m., Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Contact joyce.lu@pomona.edu or (909) 607-4385.

BOOK TALK: KEN JENNINGS Author and Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings will share his insights into trivia, parenting and tips on winning at Jeopardy. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 6 to 7 p.m. in the Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D St., Upland. (909) 931-4205.

SPIN CIRCUS presents “Valentine Aerial Circus Cabaret Show” including aerial cube, aerial hammock, aerial silks, aerial hoop and trapeze, belly dancers and hula-hoop. Appetizers provided by Casablanca Bar & Grill. Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 at 9 p.m. $15 for general admission or $10 for students. Limited seating. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont.


Saturday, February 15

FOOD TENT Flying Pie Man is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

GUITAR EXTRAVAGANZA with Jack Sanders, Jason Yoshida and Miroslav Tadi?. Pomona College faculty artists Jack Sanders and Jason Yoshida are joined by renowned guitarist and composer Miroslav Tadi? in a program of music by Tadi?, Sor and various Baroque composers including J.S. Bach. 8 p.m., Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.


Sunday, February 16

FAMILY BIRD FESTIVAL Grab your binoculars for a fun day in the at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden learning about feathered friends. An educational celebration of all sorts of birds, this annual event highlights the behaviors and physical traits that enable them to survive and thrive. Birdwatchers of all ages can flock to the garden for a day filled with engaging activities and information for both beginners and enthusiasts. The Family Bird Fest features bird life displays, drop-in family activities, and knowledgeable birding exhibitors including members of Pomona Valley Audubon Society and Wild Wings of California with live raptors, sponsored in part by Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Visitors can also help with the “Great Backyard Bird Count,” an international citizen-science project. The annual event engages people globally in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are throughout the world. Garden membership or admission fees apply. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

GOLD COST TRIO will perform a concert including two works by women, one of which is by a Claremont resident. There will also be a collaboration with three poets, creating a mixed-media event. In addition to trios by Haydn and Schubert, they will play a selection from “Scenes from a Life” by Margaret Meier and a work by Fanny Hensel. There will also be collaboration with three Scripps student poets: Caitlin Powell, Anissa Joonas and Sarah Taylor. They have been invited to listen to the music beforehand to create original poetry inspired by it, then read their poems at the concert between numbers. 3 p.m. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont.

LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.


Monday, February 17

ART Notable painter with exhibitions nationally and internationally and Lafayette, California city manager Steven Falk will discuss “What Makes Great Art Great” from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, 385 East Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.


Tuesday, February 18

BRIDGE Join in recreational bridge Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Blaisdell Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-2079.

PALESTINE ANDISRAEL Dr. David Lull of the Claremont School of Theology will present a history of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and its political and humanitarian effects on the Middle East and the world. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $12 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets Tuesdays at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

MCSI SPRING FILM & TECHNOLOGY SERIES Gabrielle Foreman presents “Slavery’s Poetic Circuits: Artisan Technologies as Print Culture.” Ms. Foreman is an award-winning teacher, scholar and adviser in the fields of African American Studies and 19th century literary history and culture. Ms. Foreman is the author of Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women Writers. At University of Delaware, she is professor of Black American Studies, an associate with the Center for the Study of Diversity and the Ned B. Allen Professor of English. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Pitzer College’s George Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8198.

COMPUTER CLUB Stephen Yoss will present “ The Internet of Things (IoT)” and will explain how many different communication protocols are converging to create a worldwide network of connected devices. Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Rd. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., but open for “social time” at 7 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. Find more information on their website at http://cscclub.org.


Wednesday, February 19

STORY TIME Join in for stories, rhymes, songs and fun at the Toddler Story Time for children ages 15 months to 3 years at 11 or 11:45 a.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

CLIMATE CHANGE Patrick Michaels, director for Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute, senior research fellow for research and economic development at George Mason University, will present “Why is Climate Change Always Worse Than We Thought?” 6:45 to 8 p.m. Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 East Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.

DANCING TO A NEW TUNE Author, speaker, activist and public theologian, Brian McLaren is a former college English teacher and identifies himself as “an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders.” He is sought after for his perspective as a successful church planter and leading thinker within Emergence Christianity–a surging ecumenical movement that seeks to incorporate spiritual teachings, core values, and organizational principles from the early Christian communities into the 21st century context. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont.

EARTHQUKES The Geology Department’s 34th Annual Woodford-Eckis Lectureship presents a lecture by Professor Doug Yule '85 of (CSU Northridge): “Great Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault: How Large, How Frequent?”  8:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact lmk04747@pomona.edu or (909) 621-8675.


Thursday February 20

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Agriculture Policy Study. Committee Chair Jack Sullivan will lead the presentation of this LWV National Study with assistance from five Leaguers. Sub-topics are food safety, animal management and food labeling. League members in the audience will consider consensus on the issues. The study will continue in the March unit meeting. Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 875 E. Bonita Ave., Bldg D, third floor at 9:30 a.m. (morning and evening units are combined). Contact (909) 624-9457 or league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.

PALEOSEISMOLOGY The Geology Department’s 34th Annual Woodford-Eckis Lectureship presents a lecture by Professor Doug Yule ‘85 (CSU Northridge) titled “Paleoseismology of the San Andreas Fault System at San Gorgonio Pass.” 11 a.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact lmk04747@pomona.edu or (909) 621-8675.

ART AFTER HOURS Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies current exhibitions on view at the Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont from 5 to 11 p.m. Contact (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

ACTIVE CLAREMONT “The Evapotranspiration Signal: From Satellite to Sprinkler on the Ground” with speaker Josh Fisher, a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There will be refreshments after the questions and answer session. 7 p.m. Hughes Community Center, Santa Fe Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

FILM SCREENING Asian Languages & Literature, Asian Studies and the Pacific Basin Institute present Rashomon (Japan, 1950), as part of the “Must See” Asian Film Series. This monthly film series samples some of the most popular and critically-respected films from East Asia. 7 p.m. Pomona College’s Mason Hall located at 550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Contact pas34747@pomona.edu or (909) 607-1211.


Friday, February 21

STORY TIME Join in for stories, rhymes, songs and fun at the Preschool Story Time for children ages 3 to 5 at 11:30 a.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

FOOD TRUCK The Bun Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.


Saturday, February 22

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA A walking tour through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden with herbalist William Broen, exploring medicinal and edible plants and their related lore. Limited to 20 participants. Bring water, a sack lunch or snack, and wear sunscreen and/or a hat. $20 for RSABG members or $25 for the general public. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

FOOD TENT Pandini Panini is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 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: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.