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CALENDAR: "Art on Tap" and other Claremont activities

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.

OPEN MIC SPOKEN WORD Local writers read their works held every third Friday of the month facilitated by the Wednesday writers’ group. Due to time constraints, participants are encouraged to register for time slots by emailing somellonow@aol.com with “Open Mic” in the subject line and include an approximate length of time of presentation. Free and open to the public. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.


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.

FREDRIC W. GOUDY LECTURE Writer/designer/book artist Warren Lehrer will discuss his book works, from his classics of typographic and design experimentation French Fries I Mean You Know and Crossing the BLVD. He will also present a multimedia performance/reading of his latest book, A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Scripps College Humanities Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.


Sunday, February 23

POETRY The Friends of the Claremont Library present a reading by Charlotte Davidson and Marsha de la O at 2 p.m. The Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

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

ART ON TAP Adult painting class with Otterspace Arts at Claremont Craft Ales. Paint your own Van Gogh Olive Trees—no painting experience needed. Get step-by-step instructions while sipping on Claremont Craft Ales (purchased separately). Guests must be 21 and over to participate. 2 to 5 p.m. $45 includes a 20” x 16” canvas and painting materials. Register and pay online at www.otterspacearts.com. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont. (909) 625-5350.


Monday, February 24

LECTURE to be given by Douglas Day Stewart (CMC ’62), screenwriter and director of An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Blue Lagoon (1980), The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), The Scarlet Letter (1995) and Thief of Hearts (1984). 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.


Tuesday, February 25

LOS ANGELES HISTORY Bruce Phillips will talk about the settling and growth of El Pueblo de Reina del Los Angeles from its origins in 1781 to the time of statehood in 1850. 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.

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

COMPUTER CLUB Bill and Barbara Alwin present “Windows Live Movie Maker,” an overview of a program used to make movies from video and still photographs. 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 are open for “social time” at 7 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. Find more information on their website at http://cscclub.org.

FILM SCREENING My Left Breast (USA, 2002, 57 minutes) by Gerry Rogers, member of the House of Assembly, Newfoundland and Labrador and feminist filmmaker/activist. 7:30 p.m. Garrison Theater in the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.


Wednesday, February 26

LECTURE “Afrofuturism: The Reaches Are the Roots” with speaker Tananarive Due (Antioch University and Spelman College), author of the novels The Between, My Soul to Keep, The Black Rose, The Living Blood and My Soul to Take. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College Rose Hills Theater at the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact sonya_young@pitzer.edu.

DINNER THEATER Dinner followed by scenes from Tartuffe by Moliere. This event is presented by drama students with commentary by director Leonard Pronko, professor of theater at Pomona College. Banned as blasphemous on its first performance in 1664, Moliere's timeless comedy is as relevant today as in the 17th century. Televangelists, abusive father figures and dishonest politicians are foreshadowed in Moliere’s comedy, but its underlying seriousness never dampens his irrepressible gaiety. This entertaining and informative preview to the spring drama performance after a pleasant dinner has been enjoyed by FAF members and their guests for several years. Additional seating is available for the free theater program at 7 p.m. Make dinner reservations by Friday, February 21: Send a check for $30 to Scripps College FAF, 1030 Columbia Ave., PMB 1236, Claremont, CA 91711 or call Marci Stewart at (909) 732-9022. Wine at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and theater at 7 p.m. The event takes place at Scripps College’s Malott Commons Hampton Room, located at 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont.


Thursday February 27

CURRENT EVENTS Discuss what you’re hearing in the news in an informal gathering each Thursday at the Joslyn Center’s Eucalyptus Room, 600 Mountain Ave., Claremont from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information call (909) 621-6080 or (909) 626-7601.

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

HITLER’S FURIES German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, a presentation by author Wendy Lower. 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.


Friday, February 28

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 Lobos Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

TRAVELING IN SOUTHERN INDIA A month’s trip slide show and discussion by Jan Wheatcroft and Barbara Heavin. A “how we did it and what we did” program about independent travel in India. 6:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., in the Claremont Village.


Saturday, March 1

WATER SCARCITY & SOLUTIONS Global to Local. There will be four sessions, each with a different scope: global, national, state and southern California. The keynote speaker is Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, with a number of Claremont faculty presenting as well, including Pomona College professors Char Miller, Heather Williams and Richard Hazlett, Branwen Williams (Keck Institute), and Brinda Sarathy (Pitzer). 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garrison Theater in the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 607-8343 or char.miller@pomona.edu or visit www.taipdconference.com.

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist with work on the Organic Farm. Volunteers can take produce home. 10 a.m. to noon. Pomona College Organic Farm, 130 Amherst Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-8341, farm@pomona.edu or visit www.farm.pomona.edu.

BERNARD FIELD STATION VOLUNTEER WORKDAY Help maintain, improve and study the unique ecological resources of the Bernard Field Station. No experience is needed. Volunteers remove introduced weeds and invasive brush, clear trails, pick up trash, assist with ecological monitoring and carry out other activities that facilitate study and research at the field station. Meet at the main entrance on Foothill Boulevard at 10 a.m. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes. Bring water and sunscreen. Instructions, tools and supplies will be provided. Volunteers who are not Claremont Colleges employees or students must sign a waiver of liability. Waivers for minors need to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Download the appropriate form, sign it and bring it with you: www.bfs.claremont.edu/volunteer.html. There will also be forms available when volunteers arrive. 10 a.m. to noon. Bernard Field Station, 1400 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont. (909) 964-2731.

CALIFORNIA NATIVE FOOD PLANTS Production manager Antonio Sanchez treats participants to a cornucopia of great information, including the basics of native edible plant gardening and how it differs from traditional vegetable gardening, as well a review of the 10 easiest edible native plants to grow in average gardens or landscapes. Participants have the opportunity to sample seasonal dishes and discuss how to grow specific plants found in the recipes. Seasonal dishes may include a mixed native salad with local wild greens, a truly California pizza with native pesto and a seasonal beverage made from native plants. 10 a.m. to noon. Limited to 20 participants. $25 for RSABG members or $32 for the general public. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767 or visit www.rsabg.org.

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

PARTY PARADE 2014 The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) invites guests to become a part of a Claremont tradition that embodies the true meaning of “community”—people from all walks of life coming together, getting to know one another and working cooperatively to keep our community strong and healthy. The 18th annual series of special hosted events provides a variety of themes, food and entertainment to appeal to every taste. Participants will meet new and interesting folks, share food, fun and friendship—while benefiting CCF. The dozens of event hosts, as well as many community businesses, have generously contributed their time, talent, food and supplies so that all guest reservations and contributions can directly benefit the CCF. Events begin tonight and continue through Sunday, April 13. Many parties sell out fast, so make early reservations online at www.claremontfoundation.org.

CONCERT Gold Coast Trio cellist Susan Lamb Cook and Pomona faculty member, pianist Gayle Blankenburg, perform a China tour preview concert. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music. Contact (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit www.music.pomona.edu.



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.