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CALENDAR: Claremont Heritage to host closing reception

Friday, May 16

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Fab 8 (Beatles cover) at the Public Plaza, Ultimate Vibe (rock) at the chamber and Rushingwind Project (Native American) at city hall.

ASTRONOMY Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers present speaker Vatche Sahakian, professor of physics at Harvey Mudd Colleg. The title of his talk is “Peeking Under the Cosmic Veil.” He will speak about the recent discovery of evidence of gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background and its impact on inflation theory. 7:30 p.m. PVAA meetings are in Harvey Mudd College’s Beckman Hall, 1250 Dartmouth Ave., with parking on Dartmouth Avenue, 12th Street or off Foothill Boulevard. Beckman Hall is located west of Galileo Hall in the same building. Contact info@pvaa.us or visit pvaa.us.

 

Saturday, May 17

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist at the Pomona College Organic Farm. Staff will be 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.

ART LESSONS FOR KIDS An art program co-hosted by the Claremont High School Art Club and the Claremont Library. Participants will use shading and complementary colors to create a geometric landscape. Sign-ups are required. Visit the Children’s Desk for more information. 2 to 3 p.m. This program is for grades 3 through 5. Free and open to the public. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.

ART EXHIBITION Claremont Heritage presents “Underwood & Underwood–Intersection: The Art and Architecture of Martha and S. David Underwood.” A silent auction will be held featuring original artwork, giclees and lithographs by Martha Underwood and other Claremont artists to benefit Claremont Heritage educational programs. 6 to 8 p.m. Ginger Elliott Exhibition Space at the Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

 

Sunday, May 18

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

 

Monday, May 19

LEISURE LIVING of Claremont celebrates its two-year anniversary with tours of the residential care facility for the elderly, a raffle, plus food and drinks. Free and open to the public. 3 to 6 p.m. 1738 Finecroft Dr., Claremont. (626) 622-7296.

INTRO TO BELLYDANCE Learn how to bellydance. Bring a yoga mat and water. Must be over 17 years old. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. $10. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.

 

Tuesday, May 20

SAN ANDREAS FAULT Kathleen Springer of the San Bernardino County Museum will talk about earthquake predictions and preparedness. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $13 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets Tuesdays at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

Claremont Sunrise Rotary will be presenting a check in the amount of $9000 to the Claremont Youth Sports Committee, which will be used to either purchase new equipment, cover transportation costs and/or financially assist a youth who cannot afford to play sports due to economic hardship. These funds are a result of Claremont Sunrise Rotary fundraising efforts through the annual Turkey Trot 5k fun run on Thanksgiving morning. 7 p.m. at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB presents “So You Got a New Computer, Now What?” 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. cscclub.org.

 

Wednesday, May 21

PETTERSON MUSEUM of Intercultural Art at Pilgrim Place will honor Alba Honoré Cisneros at 5 p.m. for her mosaic artwork entitled, “Japanese Crane,” which has adorned the front of the museum since 1986. Ms. Cisneros was born and raised in Claremont and has been making art since her early years at Sycamore Elementary School through her time at Pitzer College in the early 1970s. She then spent 17 years working in the mosaic studios of Millard Sheets and Denis O’Connor. Ms. Cisneros is now a self-employed artist working in her own studio and for Land Design in Pomona, a landscape architecture office where she has been a designer for more than 25 years. While working with Millard Sheets, Denis O’Connor and Sue Hertel, among others, Ms. Cisneros helped complete more than 80 large-scale mosaic murals for Home Savings and Loan of America. Ms. Cisneros has also designed and fabricated mosaic tables, signs and logos for various businesses, churches and private residences. Her other creative endeavors include stained glass, ceramics, quilted fabric panels, drawings and various other mediums. 5 to 7 p.m. 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. (909) 399-5511.

CONCERT Claremont Unified School District instrumental music students in fourth through twelfth grades will perform two concerts at the El Roble Intermediate School gym. The strings and orchestra students’ concert will take place on Wednesday, May 21 followed by the band and percussion students’ concert on Thursday, May 22. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public free of charge.

 

Thursday, May 22

WINE INDULGENCE SERIES Guests are invited to taste and learn with Graham Chadwich from DVF Winery. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. Guests must be 21 and over. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

 

Friday, May 23

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Claremont Voodoo Society (blues) at the Public Plaza and Amanda Castro Band (blues/swing) at the chamber.

 

Saturday, May 24

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist at the Pomona College Organic Farm. Staff will be 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.

 

 

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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