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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Dance performances, fish fry, sweet 16, international festival and much more

Friday, April 11

DANCE PERFORMANCE Scripps Dance Spring Concert takes place Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 2 and 8 p.m. General admission is $10 or $5 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St. Claremont.

FISH FRY A traditional fish fry menu is offered by Knights of Columbus from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Basic meal for adults is $7. Children and seniors eat for $5. The meal includes fish filet and choice of coleslaw, fries or macaroni-and-cheese. Dessert and drink is $1. Proceeds benefit charitable works of the Knights. For information, call (909) 626-3596.


Saturday, April 12

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist with work on the organic farm. There will be staff on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. 10 a.m. to noon. Pomona College Organic Farm, 130 Amherst Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit farm.pomona.edu.

SWEET 16 Bert & Rocky’s is turning 16 with a fundraising event—100 percent of ice cream scoops sales will go to Relay For Life and the Claremont Educational Foundation. There will be gifts, drawings and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 242 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-1852.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL International students from The Claremont Colleges showcase their cultures and cuisines with food and performances from around the world. Noon to 4 p.m. No fee for entry; modest charges for food. Claremont McKenna College, 500 E. Ninth St., Claremont. (909) 607-4571.

TASTE OF CLAREMONT Enjoy food, wine, craft beer and live music at the fifteenth annual A Taste of Claremont. $65. 5 to 9 p.m. Claremont University Consortium, 101 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. tasteofclaremont.org.


Sunday, April 13

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


Monday, April 14

LECTURE Volker Stanzel, German Ambassador to China (2004-2007) and Japan (2009-2013); Minxin Pei P’11, Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 professor of government and director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, CMC; author, China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (2006) and From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (1994); Cameron Munter, professor of practice, Pomona College; United States Ambassador to Serbia (2007-2009) and Pakistan (2010-2012); “A New Era for U.S. European Alliance: Views from Two Ambassadors.” 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.


Tuesday, April 15

STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Joe Lyons will speak on the state of the city. The University Club meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

UNITED NATIONS Pomona Valley United Nations Association USA will honor their essay contest winners, which are Sharon Musa, Lynus Vuong and Andrew Brown. Former United Nations director Bertil Lindblad will speak and refreshments will be served. 5:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Carnegie Hall, Room 107, located at 425 N. College Ave., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB Walter Dunderman will give a presentation on genealogy. 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 cscclub.org.

FILM SCREENING The Health Care Movie on its west coast tour will be presented on screen in Decker Hall at Pilgrim Place at 7 p.m. This documentary shows the story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg. For further information contact the LWV office at (909) 624-9457 or email league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.

HUMANITIES “Entre Mujeres (Between Women): Embodied Knowledges.” 7:30 p.m. Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.


Wednesday, April 16

LECTURE Michael McFaul, United States Ambassador to Russia (2012-2014), professor of political science, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, co-author of Transitions to Democracy: A Comparative Perspective (2013) and co-editor of Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (2013); “Does the End of the Post Cold War Era Mean a Return to the Cold War Era?” 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.


Thursday, April 17

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Jack Sullivan, Natural Resources Chair, Marilee Scaff and Freeman Allen, both of the LWV Water Task Force will present the program on “What’s Happening Now with Water?” focusing on both state and local issues. San Antonio Gardens, 875 E. Bonita Ave., Bldg D on the third floor. 9:30 a.m. Contact (909) 624-9457 or league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.

HEALTH CARE Having “the conversation” with family members, no matter how difficult, can make all the difference in the world. VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California, a Claremont based nonprofit, will provide a free informative meeting covering the importance of advance healthcare decision making.  Learn how to understand how to document your healthcare decisions using advance directives. Each attendee will receive the The Conversation Project Starter Kit and The 25 Documents Everyone Should Have In Place. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP to (909) 447-7333 or shayden@vnasocal.org.

FILM SCREENING Twilight Samurai (Japan, 2002) will be shown as part of the “Must See” Asian Film Series, sampling some of the most popular and critically respected films from East Asia. 7 to 10 p.m. Pomona College’s Mason 220 at the Fireside Lounge, located at 550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Contact pas34747@pomona.edu or (909) 607-1211.

ACTIVE CLAREMONT LA County Supervisors First District Candidate Campaign Forum and Q&A hosted by Active Claremont and Chamber of Commerce. This candidate forum will be for those qualified candidates appearing on the Statewide Direct Primary Elections Official Sample Ballot vying for a seat in the first district of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors race. There will be refreshments and some time to mingle after the concluding statements. 7 p.m. Claremont Place Assisted Living Dining Room, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. (909) 962-8491.


Friday, April 18

CONCERT Pomona College Choir, Orchestra and Friends perform on Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m. Under the direction of Eric Lindholm, the Pomona College Orchestra, the Pomona College Choir conducted by Donna M. Di Grazia, the Redlands University Chapel Choir, conducted by Nicholle Andrews and tenor soloist Theo Lebow will perform Berlioz’s Grande Messe des mortes. Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit music.pomona.edu.


Saturday, April 19

SPRING CELEBRATION Free community event featuring a petting zoo, magician, crafts, egg hunt and more. The egg hunt for children 12 and under will begin at 10:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to enjoy the hunt from the sidelines. Join Kiwanis for their pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., $5 per person. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 399-5490. 

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist with work on the organic farm. There will be staff on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pomona College Organic Farm, located at 130 Amherst Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit farm.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.

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