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CALENDAR: Art Walk, lectures, fish fry, workshops and more

Friday, February 27

SPONTANEOUS CREATIVE WRITING Dust off your writing projects and join in for two 10-minute writing prompts and an additional hour of writing. Open to creative people working on stories, memoirs and poetry. Facilitated by Judy Kohnen. 10 a.m. to noon. $5. For ages 17 and over. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.

FISH FRY A traditional fish fry menu is offered by Knights of Columbus Fridays during Lent, February 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Basic meal is $7 for adults, $5 for children/seniors including fish filet and choice of cole slaw, fries or macaroni-and-cheese sides. Dessert/drink is $1. Wine or beer is also available. Proceeds benefit the charitable works of the Knights, including a medical mission to Haiti. Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3596.


Saturday, February 28

DESIGN DETAILS “Plant Pairings: Some things just go well together!” An illustrated discussion of color and texture pairings for designs striking or soothing, traditional or contemporary. Held at Grow Native Nursery. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Free. RSVP to (909) 625-8767. Visit rsabg.org. 

COMEDY Hannibal Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, has been lauded by Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire and Variety for his stage presence and wit. In addition to co-hosting The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, he has released two one hour specials, regularly appears on Broad City and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, has guest-starred on The Mindy Project and appeared in the film Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. As a stand-up comedian, he’s been consistently featured throughout the late-night circuit, including the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson. For ages 18 and over. 8 to 9:30 p.m. $29. Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. (909) 607-1139.


Sunday, March 1

BLOOD DRIVE The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. Log onto the Red Cross website and use sponsor code “tbip” to register. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. (909) 626-1277.

BIRD WALK Bring binoculars if you have them and join Pomona Valley Audubon Society on guided bird watching walks. RSVP requested. 8 a.m. Free. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

VILLAGE WALKING TOUR Tour the unique downtown Village area of Claremont with a Claremont Heritage guide. The walking tour includes historic Victorian, College and commercial buildings as well as the restored College Heights Lemon Packing House. Meet at the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St., Claremont Walking tour is two hours long. 10 a.m. $5 per person. Advance reservations requested. Ages 9 and over. (909) 621-0848.

PURIM CARNIVAL Annual Purim Carnival. Come for food, fun, games and prizes at this festive celebration of Purim. 11 a.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-1277. 


Monday, March 2

QUILT EXHIBIT “American Spring: A Cause for Justice” Using the powerful medium of story quilts,” this exhibition narrates the response to the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. The 23 quilts from the Fiber Artists of Hope Network, reveal the reactions to Trayvon’s death and hopes for a better America. The exhibition runs through March 8 in the Bridges Auditorium Main Lobby at Pomona College. Admission is free to the public. Hours for viewing are Monday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 3 p.m. For ages 18 and over. Free to the public. For additional information click the following link pomona.edu/trayvon-quilts. 450 N. College Way, Claremont. (909) 607-1139.

ROBBINS LECTURE SERIES 2009 Nobel Prize recipient Jack W. Szostak presents “The Origins of Cellular Life.” Seaver North Auditorium, 645 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8448.

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG “Working Towards Food Security in Claremont.” Learn and discuss a variety of topics related to our food system including access, environmental impact and school nutrition policy, and what’s happening in the city of Claremont to address them. Pomona student and coordinator of Vista Elementary School’s Gourmet Garden after-school cooking club Nathalie Folkerts and Pomona College’s Organic Farm Manager Nai de Gracia will pair up to present on their work in food access and security. 7 p.m. Hahn Building, Pomona College, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-5823.


Tuesday, March 3

GENEALOGY The University Club. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with “social time” at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Claremont Senior Computer Club. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 399-5488.


Wednesday, March 4

MEDITATION Merkaba meditation is a powerful meditation technique that can greatly benefit our healing powers as well as connect us with our higher self and spirit connection. The group will be doing an 18-breath meditation. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $15. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (626) 343-3852.

LECTURE Noah Feldman presents “The Geopolitics of the Middle East: Challenges, Risks and Prospects.” 6:45 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont.


Thursday, March 5

REMBRANDT CLUB “The American Art Glass Movement: Then and Now” by John Littleton and Kate Vogel. Tea follows at Seaver House. 1:30 p.m. Lyman Hall in the Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 981-7245.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION Pomona Valley Audubon Society monthly meeting focusing on research with local southern California birds by college students. Open to the public free, of charge. 7 p.m. Alexander Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Friday, March 6

ART WALK Visit Claremont galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions.

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts its first Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Claremont Lincoln University. Enjoy a day of motivation, inspiration and fun. The keynote speaker is Lori Giovannoni. $100 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch). Register online at claremontchamber.org or call (909) 624-1681. For ages 21 and over. DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.


Saturday, March 7

HATS OFF TO READING Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2, has become an annual celebration of reading among millions of students, parents, educators and consumers nationwide. To celebrate, The Huntley Bookstore of the Claremont Colleges will be hosting a community event that features a reading of some of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved stories, including Oh, the Places You'll Go! (which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015), The Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham. There will also be activities and a prize giveaway. 1 p.m. 175 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 607-1502.

SUSTAINABLE GARDEN DESIGN “Soil, Water, & Sun.” This workshop will cover site analysis and design principles toward creating a flourishing garden and caring for your soil and water. Participants will have homework (optional but strongly recommended) to complete on their own after class. Limited to 30 participants. Please bring a sack lunch. Based on the Landscape for Life curriculum. For ages 15 and over. 10 a.m. Admission is $36 for RSABG members or $45 for the general public. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.


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