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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike presented by Ophelia's Jump Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14.


Friday, February 12

CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL THEATER Celebrating their 53rd season with Almost Maine, a romantic comedy in two acts. Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 13 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $10 at the door. 1601 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 624-9053, ext. 30463.

ART MART Arts and crafts vendors fill the Claremont Packing House atrium from 5 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., Claremont.

CONCERT Alumnipalooza, eight alumni return to campus to help Pomona College celebrate Bridges Hall of Music’s centennial in a special concert. Alumni include Lucy Shelton, Hayden Eberhart, Katharine Rawdon, Lucas Harris, Kathy Supové, Raj Bhimani, Brendon Randall-Myers and Noah Dietterich. Music includes arrangments by Debussy, Dietterich, Dutilleux, Fauré, Kohn, Purcell, Randall-Myers, Rossini and Stravinsky. Free admission with open seating; no tickets. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact Elizabeth Champion at edc04747@pomona.edu.

10-MINUTE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Each year, all members of the Claremont Colleges community are invited to submit new plays around a common theme for the 10-Minute New Play Festival. This season, the theme is “Self Discovery.” Winners were selected in December and the department produces the plays with student directors and performers. Open seating, no tickets. 4 p.m. Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Contact Michele Miner, michele.miner@pomona.edu.


Saturday, February 13

RE-DO GENEALOGY RESEARCH Hal Horrocks is a professional genealogist, teacher, author and lecturer and has been doing family research for 15 years. He is a member of several professional genealogical associations and is the current president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) headquartered at the Huntington Beach Central Library. The program, which is open to the public, will be held in the Community Room of the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, from 2 to 4 p.m.

THEATER Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special pre-show improv based on an audience member’s “love story” followed by Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by company co-founder, Caitlin Lopez. Tickets for this weekend’s shows include a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage and a triple chocolate brownie or salted caramel apple cheesecake. $32-$35. Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14. The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio, 1400 N. Benson, Upland. Visit opheliasjump.org for more information.

PLETHORA OF PLUCKED STRINGS Jack Sanders, Jason Yoshida and Lucas Harris perform solos, duos and trios on lutes, baroque guitars and 19th century and modern classical guitars. The program features the music of Antoine de Lhoyer and Brendon Randall-Myers. 8 p.m. Free admission. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.


Sunday, February 14

VALENTINE’S DAY PRIX FIXE MENU Four course dinner with four cocktail pairings including starter, appetizer, entrée and desserts. Reservations only from 5:30 p.m. to closing. $65 per person. The Whisper House, 502 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. (909) 625-7733.

VALENTINE’S BRUNCH Special Valentine’s Day three-course brunch and four-course dinner menu served on Valentine’s Day weekend beginning Friday, February 12. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call to reserve a table at (909) 625-4669. Tutti Mangia Italian Grill, 102 Harvard Ave., Claremont.

FARMERS’ MARKET Rain or shine every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Claremont Village.


Monday, February 15

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE A fun way to exercise with music of Israeli folk dance. Beginners group at 6:45 p.m., followed by open dancing. $6. Masonic Lodge, 227 W. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 921-7115.

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG Learn about the status of bringing the Foothill Gold Line light rail project to Claremont. Mayor Pro Tem Sam Pedroza, a member of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Board of Directors, will provide an update on the project and share about ways to support getting the line to Claremont. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Tuesday, February 16

SYRIA & CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS The speaker is Dr. Adnan Aswad. The University Club meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. $13 meeting fee includes buffet lunch.

CLAREMONT SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB “Law Library: How to use it for research” presented by Christine Langtau. The Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with social time beginning at 7 p.m. Newcomers are always very welcome. For more information, visit cscclub.org.

CALIFORNIA: CLIMATE CHANGE AND POST PARIS Speaker Brinda Sarathy, associate professor of environmental analysis and director of the Robert Redford Conservancy, Pitzer College. United Nations Association of Pomona Valley. 7 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-9670.


Wednesday, February 17

ZEN MEDITATION 7:30 to 9 a.m. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8685.  


Thursday, February 18

NANCY PELOSI The Democratic Leader of the US House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history. As the Democratic Leader, Ms. Pelosi is fighting for bigger paychecks and better infrastructure for America’s middle class families. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the American women’s rights movement. For 28 years, Ms. Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, in Congress. She has led House Democrats for more than 12 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip. A conversation on women in politics with Ms. Pelosi will take place at 12:15 p.m. at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

CLAREMONT GREEN DRINKS Connect with others who care about the planet and sustainability. 6 to 8 p.m. Claremont Craft Ales, 1401 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont.

ACTIVE CLAREMONT Speaker Jan Creasey, director of the Claremont After School Program (CLASP) will discuss the goals and operation of the organization as well as give an overview of Common Core. The public is invited to attend. 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. For information contact (909) 373-7907.


Friday, February 19

AUTHOR LECTURE The public is invited to attend the annual coffee at Pilgrim Memorial Library at 10 a.m. The library is located at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. The speaker will be local author Annie Quinn who will talk about her book A Moment in Connemara, an Irish Love Story. Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to purchase her book. This is a free event, open to the public. For further information, call (909) 622-1373.

ART MART Arts and crafts vendors fill the Claremont Packing House atrium from 5 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., Claremont.


Saturday, February 20

STUDIO CLAREMONT An art show is on display that is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. A castle is adorned with royal animals and personified animal chess pieces made by Studio Claremont students. Students sculpted their personified animal chess pieces out of clay and were instructed to create a hat or other object that a human would use. The “Completely Bonkers” art show takes place between 4 and 6 p.m. Sweet treats will be served. Studio Claremont, 522 W. First St., Claremont.

CONFERENCE TEDxClaremontColleges is a volunteer organization consisting of students and alumni from all seven Claremont Colleges. TEDxClaremontColleges hosts an all day conference featuring a diversity of speakers united in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading.” Noon. Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Tickets for the full event are $5 for Claremont Colleges students; $25 for faculty, staff and alumni; and $45 for the general public. Purchase tickets and read more about the speakers at tedxclaremontcolleges.org/2016­event­1/.


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