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CALENDAR: Claremont library hosts Antiquarian Fine Books Sale

Friday, April 25

FREE CONCERT Scripps College’s Levitt on the Lawn series presents Blame Sally, a San Francisco folk-rock quartet that combines acoustic textures with Americana harmonies. Dinner is available on the lawn. Claremont Colleges students, faculty and staff may use their meal cards; all others may purchase dinner for $9 or bring a picnic. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Scripps College’s Bowling Green, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. scrippscollege.edu/publicevents or (909) 607-9372.

THEATER Claremont High School Theatre presents A Dark and Stormy Knight. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. Tickets are $10 at the door. Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

SENIOR RECITAL Flutist Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku ’14 will perform music by Bach, Reinecke, Saint-Saëns and Sancan at 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.


Saturday, April 26

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.

ENTERTAINING IN STYLE A tour of three Claremont homes will benefit Children’s Fund. Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complimentary refreshments are included. $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Tickets are available at various businesses in Claremont. For more information, call (909) 624-5781 or (909) 920-9438.

EARTH DAY “Helping 2 Protect Our Environment” event features demos, workshops, kids' activities, live music, solar boats and more located along Second Street in the Claremont Village. Presented by the City of Claremont, Sustainable Claremont and Interfaith Sustainability Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TEEN GAME DAY Teens are invited to the Claremont Library to play MLB 09: The Show or board games with friends. This event is for grades 8 through 12 and is free to attend. 2 p.m. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.

JUNIOR RECITAL Nick Browne ’15 (cello) and Hannah Wayment-Steele ’15 (piano) perform music by Bartók, Fauré and Kodaly. 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Lyman Hall in the Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit music.pomona.edu.


Sunday, April 27

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

POETRY READING Friends of the Claremont Library present a reading by Barbara Maloutas and Bruce Williams. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Monday, April 28

CONCERT Pomona College Spring Ensemble Concerts presents the Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble, directed by Joe Addington. 8:15 p.m. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.


Tuesday, April 29

ENHANCING COGNITIVE AGING Pomona Professor Deborah Burke will speak about her research on memory. 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.

FILM SCREENING & PANEL A screening of the 2014 Academy Award-winning film 20 Feet from Stardom will be followed by a discussion with four of the film’s stars on at 7 p.m. in Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont).  The film, directed by Morgan Neville, captures the behind-the-scenes lives of back-up singers who have been working literally 20 feet behind the biggest names of the music industry, from Stevie Wonder to Mick Jagger. After the film, four of the singers featured in the film will come together in a panel to discuss the movie and their experiences as backup vocal singers. This panel of four highly-regarded backup vocal singers will also delight the audience with a few songs, accompanied by Caleb Quaye, a rock guitarist and a studio musician who has played with the greatest artists of the 1960s and 1970s.

COMPUTER CLUB Monique Stennis will present a digital media workshop. 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.


Wednesday, April 30

LECTURE & BOOK-SIGNING Claremont Place invites the community to attend a lecture and book-signing with local author Carol Corwin. In her book titled A Spacious Place, A Memoir, Ms. Corwin tells about the reality of life struggles: alcoholism, death of a close family member and the loss of a treasured home. She and her husband, having been strengthened in their trials, reach out to others who are caught in a web of despair. Ms. Corwin and her husband started Crossroads half-way house in Claremont along with members of their church. 10:30 a.m. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. (909) 447-5259.

EDGAR ALLAN POE Duffy Hudson brings Edgar Allan Poe to life in a unique one-man play using a combination of biographical information and dramatic interpretation of Mr. Poe’s poetry. 6:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

FREE SHOW Free show at Top of the Notch (no lift fees) featuring Dana Falconberry and special guest Technicolor Hearts. 7 to 9 p.m., chairlift starts at 5:30 p.m. 8401 Mt Baldy Rd., Mt Baldy. RSVP at facebook.com/events/643493845699948/


Thursday, May 1

BIRD IDENTIFICATION Laura and Chuck Burt will present a program on their three-month birding expedition in South Africa and Madagascar. 7 p.m. Alexander Hughes Center in the Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Friday, May 2

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Tannin’s (jazz) at the Public Plaza, Doug Brooks (rock) at the chamber and Technopagen (electronic) at city hall.

GYPSY SISTERS Gypsy Sisters and their Brothers will present music tonight. Arts and crafts include quilts, jewelry, ceramics, metal and glass creations, fiber arts, painting, weaving, a psychic and more. Friday, May 2 from 4 to 9 p.m.,  Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Claremont United Church of Christ basement, 233 Harrison Ave., Claremont.  


Saturday, May 3

ANTIQUARIAN/FINE BOOKS SALE Rare, fine art, historical and collectible books for sale at all price ranges. Cash or checks only. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, located at 208 Harvard Ave., 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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