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CALENDAR: 9 day calendar listings; COURIER to host Party Parade event

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.

ART WALK Visit Claremont Village art exhibitions between 6 and 9 p.m. for this month’s opening receptions. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at participating galleries. See the gallery listings for a schedule and map.

BLACK?AND?WHITE (AND?READ?ALL?OVER) Put on your snazzy black or white attire for an evening at The Depot for the COURIER’s first-ever Party Parade event. Guests will be treated to beer, wine and an array of hors d’oeuvres. Come mingle with the press off-the-record and make headlines in the photo booth. Select photos will be featured in an upcoming edition of the COURIER. It will be a night to remember, as long as no one ends up in the Police Blotter! 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $40 per person. Limited to 75 guests. Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.

 

Saturday, March 8

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

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.

 

Sunday, March 9

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

 

Monday, March 10

SHAKESPEARE CLUB The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. in Claremont. The speaker will be actress, director, teacher and producer Lisa Wolpe. Ms. Wolpe is the artistic director of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, an award-winning all-female, multi-cultural theater company that she founded in 1993. Her presentation is titled, “Her Hamlet.” She has taught and directed Shakespeare and all levels of acting, as well as directing courses for many theater companies and universities. A tea will be served following the program. Guests are welcome. For more information and reservations, call Kathleen at (909) 629-2711.

 

Tuesday, March 11

NASA John Grotzinger (NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech), chief scientist of the Curiosity Mission, will speak on “The NASA Curiosity Rover’s New Findings from Mars.” 11 a.m., Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact: (909) 621-8675 or lorraine_keala@pomona.edu.

KIPLING IN AMERICA Pomona College Professor Thomas Pinney will talk about Rudyard Kipling’s American connections. 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.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, facilitated by Laura Van Dran of The Alzheimer’s Association and Assisted Transition Inland Empire. This meeting, which is open to the public, will cover helpful strategies and provide real solutions for the caregiver of a loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 7 to 9 p.m. The Claremont Club, 1777 Monte Vista Ave, Claremont. For more information, call Laura Van Dran at (909) 921-1033.

COMPUTER CLUB Bring your questions for “Ask the Gurus Night” to get their insight and answers. 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.

LECTURE “Eldridge Cleaver Visits Pyongyang, Hanoi, and Peking: Afro-Asian Internationalism, Radical Orientalism and Global Feminism” presented by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, professor of history and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Ohio State University. 7:30 p.m. Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

 

Wednesday, March 12

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Joseph Thomas, director of the National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at San Diego State University, will deliver a talk titled, “The Devil's Favorite Pet: Shel Silverstein, an American Iconoclast.” Mr. Thomas has published Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry, which was the Children’s Literature Association’s Honored Book in 2009, and a book of poetry titled Strong Measures. He is working on an analytical biography of Shel Silverstein. 4:15 p.m. at Pomona College’s Crookshank 108, located at 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont. For more information, email vac04747@pomona.edu.

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB presents “Edible Garden Tidbits” with Connie Newport, who will give tips on how to get gardens up and running for spring. She’ll be sharing herb garden ideas, container garden designs, information on raised beds and help with watering for drought. Come share any questions, ideas, plants or seeds you might have. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.

 

Thursday, March 13

FARM STAND Produce from the Pomona College Organic Farm will be available for purchase. 4 p.m. Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center Courtyard, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact: (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit www.farm.pomona.edu.

HOLMES LECTURE Anne A. Cheng, professor of English and director of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, will present a talk on “Ornament and Law: 22 Lewd Chinese Women.” 4:15 p.m., Pomona College’s Crookshank 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-2212 or nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

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.

COOKING DEMO with full tastings of the menu, wine or a non-alcoholic beverage and recipes to take home. The menu includes Vietnamese chicken, ginger sesame udon noodles, mushroom duxelles on brie, soupe au pistou with crusty bread, giardiniera vegetables on crisp greens, cilantro Sriracha slaw, whiskey truffles and herbaceous skin butter. The cost will be $35 per person. Call the store at (909) 399-0256 or stop by to reserve admission 6 to 8 p.m. Vom Fass Claremont, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., in Village West.

CLAREMONT HERITAGE Filmmaker Peter Kirby will be screening recently-edited interviews with local art giants Sam Maloof and Karl Benjamin. The Sam Maloof interview was filmed at his workshop in 1990 as he prepared furniture for a commission from Pacific Enterprises. He demonstrates some of his working methods and his feelings about his work. The Karl Benjamin interview was filmed in the artist’s home and studio in 2009 for the Getty Research Institute as part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative. Mr. Benjamin talks about how he became interested in painting, his career and his approach to work. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 admission. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-0848.

 

Friday, March 14

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CLAREMONT Charles Kerchner, emeritus professor at Claremont Graduate University, is this month’s speaker. Noon to 2 p.m. Buffet lunch is $17 including tax and tip. All are welcome. Casa de Salsa, 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.

FOOD TRUCK Slummin’ Gourmet is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

 

Saturday, March 15

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA A walking tour through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) with herbalist William Broen, exploring medicinal and edible plants and their related lore. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited to 20 participants. Bring water, a sack lunch or snack and wear sunscreen or a hat. $20 for RSABG members or $25 for general admission. RSABG, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

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

FREE CONCERT FOR CHILDREN Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra, conducted by Roger Samuel, presents a concert for children featuring the music of Russia with a special guest appearance by Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Experience the music of the Nutcracker Ballet, the 1812 Overture and more. Come early to see the instruments up close. Enjoy 60 minutes of music, audience participation and prizes. Admission is free. 10:30 a.m. Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 624-3614.

CLAREMONT PIE FESTIVAL Enjoy a Village fair with themed booths, music, pie eating contest, pie baking contest, demos, apron parade, classes, classic car display and pie recipe card hunt contest. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Visit www.claremontpiefestival.com or call (909) 621-5152 for more information.

FOOD TENT Serendoggity 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.

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