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Wednesday, March 19

EXPLORING MEDITATION 8 to 9 p.m. in the McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8685.


Thursday, March 20

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.

ACTIVE CLAREMONT This month’s speaker will be a representative from National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Pomona Valley chapter, the presentation will include short question and answer session and conversation with attendees on the ways mental illness is being addressed. As Mental Health “Green Ribbon Week” is being promoted throughout our communities for the reduction of stigma, this is an opportunity for all to join in this effort. Refreshments will follow the question and answer period. 7 p.m. Hughes Community Center’s Santa Fe Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Friday, March 21

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

ARTOON an original Claremont Museum of Art after school arts education program that helps El Roble Intermediate School students discover the art of cartooning. Each of the 32 “ARToonistas” created an original, large format page from his or her comic book or graphic novel concept. The cartoons are being printed onto vinyl that will be installed onto the 8 ft. by 24 ft. “Art Wall” located on the east patio next to the Claremont Packing House. Student artists, their parents and relatives, El Roble faculty and staff and the Claremont community are invited to celebrate the unveiling of the ARToon student cartoons at the site of the “Art Wall.” 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The 2014 ARToon Art Wall cartoon exhibition replaces the 2013 ARToon exhibition. The new 2014 exhibition will remain in place on the Art Wall through August 2014.


Saturday, March 22


Experience the scents, sights, and flavors of sage at this new garden event celebrating California native salvia. Food trucks, crafts, bouquets, plants, a family-friendly scavenger hunt, horticulture information and more will be at this fun farmers’ market-style event. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

WOMEN’S HISTORY CELEBRATION A community meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters will feature a panel discussion on “Is the Women’s Movement Still Relevant?” Free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 2 to 4 p.m., Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. For more information, contact 909-297-0565 or  league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.

CLAREMONT CHORALE performance of “The Happy Wanderer,” featuring music that reflects poets’ fascination with the Gypsy life. Program includes Brahm’s “Zigeunerlieder” and Costelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Romancero Gitana” for chorus and classical guitar. General admission is $15 or $12 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ClaremontChorale.org, in person at Rio de Ojas, located at 250 N. Harvard Ave., or at the door. A savings of $2 on tickets purchased in advance. The event takes place at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.

FOOD TENT Pine Haven Café 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.