CALENDAR: International Festival, Claremont Earth Day, film screenings, concerts, art and more
Friday, April 10
WORLD WAR I Ivan Light, professor emeritus at UCLA, has expanded his area of research to study the Great War. He has written a historic novel, Deadly Secret of the Lusitania that incorporates his findings. All ages welcome. Lunch is $17. Program, free, at 1 p.m. The program is noon to 2 p.m. at Darvish Restaurant, 946 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 626-8122.
FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Scripps and Universidad de las Americas Puebla: “A Musical Collaboration” featuring pianist Hao Huang, violinist Rachel V. Huang plus distinguished visiting professor and cellist Juan Hermida, O’Brien. 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-3266.
JUNIOR RECITAL Cellist Alex Chong and student of Roger Lebow, performs music by Beethoven, Dvo?ák, Ligeti and Schumann. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
Saturday, April 11
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL The world comes to Claremont at the 37th annual International Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, country booths, international food, beer and wine tasting and more at the CMC Quadrangle. Tickets for food and beverages will be sold for cash. There will be storytelling and crafts for children. This event is open to the public for all ages. Noon to 4 p.m. Claremont McKenna Quad, 390 E. Ninth St., Claremont. (909) 607-4571.
BOOK-SIGNING Award-winning author Stephen Maitland-Lewis will do a book-signing for his new novel, Botticelli's Bastard. 2 to 5 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair. (909) 399-1966.
Sunday, April 12
CZECH AND FRENCH ORGAN MUSIC College Organist William Peterson will present a recital featuring music by Dvorák, Franck, Guilmant, Ibert, Janácek, Vitezslav Novák and Suk, performed on the Hill Memorial Organ. 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.
CLASSICAL MUSIC OF MEXICO & MORE O'Brien Distinguished Visiting Professors Juan Hermida, cello, and Misa Ito, piano. 3 p.m. Boone Recital Hall, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 607-3266.
Monday, April 13
POETRY READING Genevieve Kaplan is the author of In the Ice House, winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s poetry publication prize, and Settings For These Scenes, a chapbook of continual erasures. She recently completed her Ph.D in literature and creative writing at USC. She also edits the Toad Press International chapbook series. Adam Rosenkranz works as a librarian at the Claremont Colleges. He has an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a MS in Library Service from Columbia University. His latest manuscript is a collection of poems with the theme of names and naming. He is currently working on a series of poems. 4 p.m. Harper Hall’s Board of Trustees Room, 160 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8612.
FILM SCREENING A film screening in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: Ararat (2002), 115 min. 7 to 9 p.m. Rose Hills Theater, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (818) 726-5471.
Tuesday, April 14
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS The University Club. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
COMPUTER CLUB Non Standard Service Providers for Smartphones: 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.
Wednesday, April 15
GUT IN A RUT? Learn what prebiotics and probiotics are and how your body can benefit. Talk given by Nancee Perez, RD, of PVHMC. Free to the public. For ages 18 and over. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1798 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. (909) 865-9858.
LECTURE “Child of War, Man of Peace” by human rights activist and founder of Cambodian Living Arts, Arn Chorn-Pond. 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.
Thursday, April 16
NEW WAVE IN TECHNOLOGY Darin Andersen CEO of CyberUnited and Mayumi Matsuno, director of product at Electric Imp. Noon to 1 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.
KINGSLEY & KATE TUFTS POETRY AWARDS Poetry panel: “The Many Voices of Poetry.” 2 to 4 p.m. Honnold/Mudd Library, 800 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8612.
DANCE RECITAL The Fine Arts Foundation presents a free narrated preview of To Dance is Human, an exploration of how our daily interactions inspire choreography by Scripps Dance majors/minors and faculty. A reception will follow the performance to meet the dancers and enjoy refreshments in the lobby. The Fine Arts Foundation is pleased to host the Rembrandt Club for this program and welcomes the public to this special preview performance (the full dance concert performances will be held at Garrison Theater on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 at 2 and 8 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $5 faculty, staff, students and seniors). The preview is free to attend at 3 to 5 p.m., with refreshments to follow. Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 626-1483.
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.
ART WALL UNVEILING The Claremont Museum of Art’s ARTpix photography exhibition will be unveiled at the public Art Wall in the West Village. Fifty-two photographs taken by twenty-six El Roble student participants in the ARTpix after school arts education program will be on view. Light refreshments will be served. The student photographs were taken during field trips to the Village of Claremont, campuses of the Claremont Colleges, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and on the El Roble Intermediate School campus. Photos will be displayed for the next several months on the 24-by 8-foot Art Wall, located on the east patio between the Claremont Packing House and the First Street parking structure. 5:30 p.m. Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 626-3200.
ACTIVE CLAREMONT Panel discussion on the Claremont Wilderness Park. Panel members include Terry Grill, vice president of the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy, Charlie Gale, Claremont resident, and Kathleen Trepa, City of Claremont Community Services director. 7 to 9 p.m. Hughes Center Santa Fe Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 621-1235.
Friday, April 17
FRIDAY NOON CONCERT “Dichterliebe” by R. Schumann. 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium at the corner of Tenth and Columbia. (909) 607-3266.
BRENDA ROSENFELD SHABBAT SCHOLARS SERIES Temple Beth Israel of Pomona is pleased to announce Zev Yaroslavsky as the second speaker of the Brenda Rosenfeld Shabbat Scholars Series. Mr. Yaroslavsky is a longtime leader on fiscal, health care, transportation, cultural and environmental matters. He was considered the county’s fiscal watchdog, insisting that it live within its means. Shabbat services begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Temple Beth Israel by calling the temple office at (909) 626-1277.
CONCERT A concert featuring a remarkable sonic augmentation of the acoustic grand piano created by composer-researcher Andrew McPherson, with performances by Nicolas Gerpe, Aron Kallay, Richard Valitutto and Steven Vanhauwaert. 8 to 10 p.m. Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 621-8022.
Saturday, April 18
FAMILY BIRD WALK Bring binoculars if you have them and join Wild Birds Unlimited on guided bird watching walks. RSVP required. 8 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
CLAREMONT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION The Claremont Earth Day Celebration takes place in the Village along Second Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “Take the Claremont Energy Challenge for a Brighter Future.” The event features vendor booths from local organizations, workshops, kids activities, a green car feature, school exhibits and more. This year, Claremont Education Foundation is raffling off a Toyota Prius. This fun, educational, family-friendly event is free to the public. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Claremont Village. (909) 625-8767.
GOT ART? Donate and recycle your framed or unframed wall art to support the 2015 Pilgrim Place Festival. Tour the Fine Arts Studio on the Pilgrim Place campus. Refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. to noon. Pilgrim Place’s Fine Arts Studio, 698 Scrooby Lane, Claremont. (909) 399-5500.
WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL Breathtaking indoor wildflower display: A tradition since the early 1930s, the Wildflower Festival is Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's longest-running seasonal event and coincides with our state-recognized California Native Plant Week (the third week of April each year). The festival also includes special presentations, research talks, wildflower walks and related workshops. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
BERNARD FIELD STATION VOLUNTEER WORKDAY Help maintain, improve and study the unique ecological resources of the Bernard Field Station. All who care about our local environment may join in; no experience is needed. Volunteers remove introduced weeds and invasive brush, clear trails, pick up trash, assist with ecological monitoring and carry out other activities that facilitate study and research at the field station. View the BFS website for this day's specific activity. Meet at the main BFS entrance on Foothill Blvd. at 10 a.m. on the workday. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes. Instructions, tools and supplies will be provided, but it’s a good idea to bring water and sunscreen. Please note: Volunteers who are not Claremont College employees or students must sign a waiver of liability. Waivers for minors need to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. You may download the appropriate form, sign it and bring it with you. We will also have forms available when volunteers arrive. 10 a.m. to noon. Bernard Field Station, 1400 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-2223.
AYOTZINAPA AND THE CRISIS IN MEXICO Mexican activist Father Alejandro Solalinde will discuss the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa and the political crisis in Mexico. The disappearance of the 43 students in Iguala, Mexico, on the night of September 26, 2014, continues to generate protests and indignation in Mexico and throughout the world. The government's lack of transparency and changing versions of what happened to the students has exacerbated the crisis. Father Solalinde is a Catholic priest who has dedicated his life to the plight of Central American immigrants traveling through Mexico. In 2012, he received the National Human Rights Award from the Mexican government for his work. No admission or cover charge required. 7 to 9 p.m. Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2920.