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CALENDAR: Claremont Pie Festival, RSABG Open House, Lasermania

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 tbi@tbipomona.org. 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. (909) 626-1277.

ART EXHIBITION and sale featuring local artists. “Two Sisters Production: Hold the Line.” Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Saturday, March 14

PIE FESTIVAL Pie baking, pie eating contest, recipe hunt, demos, apron parade, live entertainment, vintage apron exhibit, vendor booths, kids’ corner and classic cars. Events take place at city hall, the Claremont Depot, the post office, Harvard Square and the Public Plaza. Visit claremontpiefestival.com for schedule. Admission is free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SPRING OPEN HOUSE Free admission, behind-the-scenes tours, a sale at the Grow Native Nursery 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.


Sunday, March 15

GUIDED TRAM TOUR “California Plant Communities.” 10 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.


Monday, March 16

SITTING ZEN Meditate, chant, learn and share together. Everyone is welcome.
This is a donation-based meeting and no one will be turned away for inability to pay. For ages 17 and older. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322. 


Tuesday, March 17

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

COMPUTER CLUB Ask the Gurus led by Harlan Anderson. 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.


Thursday, March 19

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Andrew Mohr, director of the Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program, will lead a discussion on the program and answer questions. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free to the public. For ages 12 or older. Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 875 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-9457.

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.

SCAM PREVENTION The Claremont Police Department will identify current scam trends and will provide tips for staying safe at home and online. 7 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Friday, March 20

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. For ages 17 and older. $5. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.


Saturday, March 21

FAMILY BIRD WALK Bring binoculars and join Wild Birds Unlimited on a guided bird-watching walk. RSVP required. 8 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

SUSTAINABLE GARDEN DESIGN “Session #2: Making a Scene.” How do you create a garden that looks like it fits both you and its location? This workshop will discuss selecting plants and hardscape materials for a sustainable garden, and review the homework from Sustainable Garden Design #1. Limited to 30 participants. Please bring a sack lunch. Participants who complete both Sustainable Garden Design #1 and #2 will be invited to a "design studio" workshop, held in the fall, for personalized feedback. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.


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