CALENDAR: Claremont Art Walk, live music, lectures and more
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.
GELENCSER HOUSE CONCERT Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen bring together both traditional music and their original songs. Using guitar, concertina and banjo, their entertaining performances are rich in harmony with compelling songs and great humor. Mr. Gillette has been writing songs since the 1960s. His songs have been covered by artists such as Ian and Sylvia, John Denver and Linda Ronstadt. Ms. Mangsen is known for her interpretations of traditional ballads, her songwriting and her great harmonies. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $15 donation. For ages 12 and over. Directions given upon reservation. Call (909) 596-1266.
THEATER Ruthless! The Musical. Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical, including murdering the leading lady. This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long off-Broadway run. For ages 13 and over. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. $25 general admission or $22 for students and seniors. Claremont High School’s Don F. Fruechte Theatre, 1601 N. Indain Hill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 624-1464.
Saturday, March 7
HATS OFF TO READING Dr. Seuss’ 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.
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. 10 a.m. to noon. $5 per person. For ages 9 and over. (909) 621-0848.
Sunday, March 8
ST. JOSEPH TABLE & SPAGHETTI DINNER A traditional St. Joseph’s Table will celebrate the arrival of spring at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Fresh cannoli, Italian pastries, cakes, breads, pies and Easter treats will be available for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. A spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce will be served from noon to 5 p.m. Carry-out will be available. $12 for adults and $6 for children from 5 to 10 years (under 5 free). Sponsor is the Italian Catholic Federation. Call (909) 626-3596 for information.
CONCERT Eric Lindholm, conductor, leads the orchestra featuring the winner of the 2014 Pomona College Orchestra Concerto Competition and violinist Peter Mellinger in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64. Also on the program is Ives’ “Unanswered Question” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 3 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
SCRIPPS FACULTY RECITAL Soprano Anne Harley and pianist Gayle Blankenburg premier works by Bill Alves, Jodi Goble and Gao Ping, featuring a song cycle by Libby Larsen performed with The Choral Bells of Claremont United Church of Christ. 3 p.m. Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 607-3266.
Monday, March 9
SHAKESPEARE CLUB Beatrice Casagran of Ophelia’s Jump will discuss plans for Claremont's second annual summer Shakespeare Festival. 2 to 4 p.m. Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 938-2435.
POST-TOTALITARIAN EASTERN EUROPE Associate professor of history at Yale University and author Marci Shore will give a lecture titled “The Taste of Ashes.” 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.
Tuesday, March 10
OLDEST HORNED DINOSAUR IN NORTH AMERICA The University Club. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
HISTORICAL DIMENSIONS OF CRISIS IN UKRAINE TODAY Professor of history at Yale University and author Timothy Snyder. Noon to 1 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.
POMONA COLLEGE JAZZ Spring Has Sprung: Let’s Swing with music of Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Esperanza Spaulding and more. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 4:30 p.m. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
CON GIOIA EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Director, harpsichordist and pianist Preethi DeSilva, and guest conductor Michael Deane Lamkin present Commemoration of C. P. E. Bach’s 301st Birthday, sponsored by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Fund and the Scripps Dean of Faculty Office. 5 p.m. Balch Auditorium on the corner of tenth and Columbia. (909) 607-3266.
COMPUTER CLUB Smartphone discussion led by Barbara Alwin. 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.
DUKE UNIVERSITY CHORALE The primary choral group of the department of music at Duke University will perform a concert at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. The mostly undergraduate 50-voice chorale tours annually during Duke’s spring break, presenting both sacred and secular music ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary works. (909) 626-1201.
LECTURE Jean Esminger, Edie and Lew Wasserman professor of social science at the California Institute of Technology, delivers a talk on “Aiding and Abetting a Culture of Corruption in Kenya.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2810.
Wednesday, March 11
RIBBON CUTTING Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce as Sustainable Claremont opens their Sustainability Resource Center to the community. A reception with light refreshments will follow the ribbon cutting. Noon. Horticulture Building, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767 ext. 238.
TITILLATING TOMATO TALK Tomatoes aren’t just for slicing and dicing anymore. Mt. SAC Professor of Horticulture Stephen Williams will unveil the secrets, from seed to soup, of that mysterious and versatile “fruit/veggie.” Sustainable Claremont Garden Club. Exhibits, plant cuttings and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Speaker at 7 p.m. Door prize at closing. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. (909) 621-6381.
Thursday, March 12
ART AFTER HOURS A variety of programming including live music concerts co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 fm, lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings, and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and in partnership with student and academic groups across the campuses. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8283.
SCRIPPS COLLEGE STUDENT RECITAL Performances by students of the Scripps music department. 7:30 p.m. Boone Recital Hall, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 607-3266.
Friday, March 13
DEMOCRATIC CLUB LUNCHEON Bob Gerecke is a retired fiscal analyst and financial advisor. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee and will discuss “Wall Street Snipers: Small Investors as Targets.” Noon to 2 p.m. Cost of the buffet luncheon is $17. Darvish Restaurant, 946 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 626-8122.
MARINE POPULATION CONNECTIVITY Keck Science Department Seminars presents Dr. Rhiannon Rognstad, who will give a lecture on “Marine Population Connectivity: Range Boundaries and Climate Change.” 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Burns Auditorium, 925 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8298.
SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA DINNER & SERVICE Hundreds of synagogues across the continent celebrate that which unifies all Jews: Shabbat. Everyone is invited at 6 p.m. to a share-a-Shabbat dinner. Bring a side dish to share with 10 to 12 people. Temple Beth Israel will provide a main dish, challah and beverages. At 7:30 p.m. is the special Shabbat Across America, Erev Shabbat T’filah. All are welcome. RSVP for dinner at (909) 626-1277 or email@example.com. 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. (909) 626-1277.
Saturday, March 14
SPRING OPEN HOUSE Free admission, behind-the-scenes tours, a sale at the Grow Native Nursery in Claremont and the opening of the new exhibition in the gallery.
Free admission is offered all day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open house activities are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
LASERMANIA Come to the Claremont Public Library and celebrate Teen Tech Week with a spectacular laser light show. Lasermania is pure laser fun set to music. For ages 11 and up. Free to the public. 2 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.