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CALENDAR: Your week in 9-days; Party Parade 2014

Friday, February 28

STORY TIME Join for stories, rhymes, songs and fun at the Preschool Story Time, geared for children ages 3 to 5. 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 “how we did it and what we did” program about independent travel in India presented by Jan Wheatcroft and Barbara Heavin, with a slide show and discussion included. 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 information, including the basics of native edible plant gardening and how it differs from traditional vegetable gardening, as well as 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.

 

Sunday, March 2

BIRD WATCHING The Pomona Valley Audubon will lead a two-hour walk led by Fraser Pemberton at 8 a.m. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. There is no charge to enter the garden with the Audubon group. Families are welcome.

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

OSCAR PARTY The Claremont Community College will host the 4th annual Claremont Oscar Party featuring red carpet interviews, live entertainment and a live feed of the Oscar show. $20. Guests should dress red-carpet-ready and arrive at 4 p.m. at the Claremont University Consortium Administrative Campus Center, 101 N. Mills Ave.

 

Monday, March 3

LECTURE The Pomona College Chemistry Department will present the 52nd Robbins Lecture Series titled “Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives,” with guest lecturer Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The first lecture, “Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of Angiogenesis Inhibitors for Treating Cancer to the Development of Drug Delivery Systems,” will take place on Monday, March 3 at 8 p.m. The second lecture, “Tissue Engineering,” will take place on Tuesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. The third lecture, “Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Technologies,” will take place on Tuesday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. All lectures are free and open to the public. The Seaver North Auditorium is located at 645 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact lbell@pomona.edu.

 

Tuesday, March 4

ARTIST MILFORD ZORNES Maria Zornes Baker and Hal Baker will present Milford’s remarkable life as a painter, traveler and teacher. 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.

ROBBINS LECTURE SERIES Robert Langer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will present a talk on “Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Technologies.” 4:30 p.m. (909) 621-8448 or lbell@pomona.edu.

PEACEMAKING WORKSHOP The four workshops, which commence tonight, follow former Jesuit Father John Dear’s presentation at Pilgrim Place’s monthly World Affairs Forum. Participants will exchange ideas and experiences regarding Mr. Dear’s concern about the various forms of violence against ourselves and neighbors and the international violence that threatens to destroy us all. Mr. Dear’s latest of 30 books is titled The Nonviolent Life. He has been arrested over 70 times for non-violent civil disobedience and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. All are welcome. Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Brunger Room in the Napier Center. For more information, call Don Coleman at (773) 343-8183.

COMPUTER CLUB “Tips and Tricks” presentations from club members.?Bob Scheffler will discuss “Speed Test,”?Dave Wishart will present “Buy and Sell on eBay” and?Joy Huguley will talk on “Make a Music CD.” The 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.

 

Wednesday, March 5

LECTURE Tim Hesterberg, senior ad quality statistician at Google, will discuss how the company uses data and statistics, how Google is always experimenting to make improvements and how the tech powerhouse adapts statistical ideas to do things that have never been done before. 4 p.m. Pomona College Rose Hills Theater Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8409.

 

Thursday, March 6

LUNCH & CONVERSATION International Place of The Claremont Colleges hosts its Lunch and Conversation. Ambassador Sallama Shaker, full clinical professor of Middle East & Islamic studies at Claremont Graduate Institute, will present on “Celebrating International Women’s Day.” 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6 for lunch, no cost for lecture only. Claremont McKenna College’s McKenna Auditorium, 390 E. Ninth St., Claremont. (909) 607-4571.

LECTURE “Diasporic Doubles and Double Sightings: Rene Magritte and the Filipino Security Guards at the L.A. County Museum of Art.” Pearlie Rose Baluyut, project manager of The Philippines at the Venice Biennale 2015 Project, will discuss the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s landmark exhibition of René Magritte (1898-1967). Noon. Pomona College Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. For information on Oldenborg Lunch Colloquium events, visit www.oldenborg.pomona.edu/ and click on “Speaker Series.” Students swipe meal cards and CUC faculty, staff and community members sign-in at the entrance. Contact oldenborg@pomona.edu.

THE REMBRANDT CLUB First Thursday Lecture and Tea. Isabel Rojas-Williams, executive director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, will discuss “The Murals of Los Angeles.” 1:30 p.m. Tea follows at Seaver House. Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 981-7245 or cheryl_kugler@yahoo.com.

CHINESE FOOD Learn about “The Invention of ‘Chinese Food’ Within and Outside China.” Charles Hayford will examine Chinese-American restaurants and the pre-World War II invention of “Chinese food” by selecting, reworking and renaming various dishes, many of which did not exist in their ancestral homeland. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn 101, 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Contact kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu.

AUTHOR LECTURE Louis-Philippe Dalembert, an award-winning Haitian writer whose works have been translated into Danish, English, German, Italian, Romanian and Spanish, lectures on “Writing Since Childhood.” A celebrated poet, novelist, essayist and journalist, Mr. Dalembert is a recipient of Scripps College’s spring 2014 Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship. His writings often reference his challenging childhood in his native hometown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mr. Dalembert was raised by female relatives in Haiti’s capital shortly after the death of his father when Mr. Dalembert was an infant. A current resident of Paris, Mr. Dalembert has traveled extensively throughout the world and those experiences have also significantly influenced his writings. 4:15 p.m. This free event is open to the public. Scripps College’s Humanities Auditorium, 981 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont.

ART AFTER HOURS Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies Pomona College Museum of Art exhibitions and programming. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION The Pomona Valley Audubon Society will hold its monthly membership meeting with a presentation by Josephina Madunich, who worked for several years as a tour guide in the Galapagos Island. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Admission is free. Alexander Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

SCOTCH WHISKY CLASS/TASTING Learn about the history of Scotch, gain a better understanding of the regions of Scotland and taste six single malt, single barrel Scotches. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $35 per person. The class size is limited to 20 people. Guests must be 21 years or older to participate. Call (909) 399-0256 or stop by the shop to reserve your spot. Vom Fass Claremont, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

HUMANITIES Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of scholarly communication for the Modern Language Association and visiting professor of English, New York University, will discuss “The Humanities’ Digital Futures” as part of the year-long speaker series on “The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College,” which brings prominent speakers from various disciplines to campus to explore the changing role and the continuing importance of the humanities in the context of a liberal arts education. 8 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater at the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-8032 or kevin.dettmar@pomona.edu.

THEATER Performances of Molieré’s Tartuffe take place Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m., with weekend matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. First performed in 1664, Molieré’s comedy depicts clever servants and wise wives helping to keep a balance in a world threatened by maniacal fathers and cunning knaves. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students, faculty, staff and seniors. Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Visit  www.theatre.pomona.edu/contact/ticket-information/ or call (909) 607-4375.

 

Friday, March 7

FOOD TRUCK Hang 10 Tacos is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

 

Saturday, March 8

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

THEATER Join the Curtain Raisers of the Claremont Colleges for their annual dinner and theater night, with a performance of Tartuffe with comments before the show from Pomona College professor of theater Leonard Pronko. 6 p.m. Pomona College’s Blue Room in the Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Tickets are $40. Contact: (909) 621-8189 or hilary.laconte@pomona.edu.

NUNS ON THE BUS Sr. Simone Campbell, nationally renowned organizer of “Nuns on the Bus,” will be visiting Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served in the auditorium at 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. In 2012, the bus drew attention to Catholic nuns’ work with the poor and protested planned aid cuts in the US congressional budget (Sr. Simone spoke at the 2012 Democratic Convention.) In 2013, the theme of the cross-country tour was immigration reform. “Nuns on the Bus” tours received significant attention and support across the nation from religious communities, elected officials, media and the general public. For information, call (909) 626-3596.

 

 

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.

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