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CALENDAR: SitaraSon folkloric music, Record Expo, more

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

GOLD & TREASURE SHOW Fun for the whole family: learn how to pan for gold, visit vendors, hear lectures and win prizes. Admission is $10 for adults; free for ages 12 and younger and for active and veteran military with ID. Visit fairplex.com for advance tickets and information. Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.

SO CAL PET EXPO The SoCal Pet Expo is two big days featuring entertainment and activities, costume contest, agility demonstrations, vaccination and microchip pricing and tons of exhibitors with information, products and services. Free admission. Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit fairplex.com for information, including bringing your pet to the show. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.

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/.

LA HARPETTE Los Angeles-based harpists Mary Dropkin, Paul Baker, Laura Griffin-Casey and Jillian Risigari-Gai perform music by Handel, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Rodgers and Wickey. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. 8 p.m. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.

 

Sunday, February 21

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

KSPC CD & RECORD EXPO One-day music sale featuring over 25 vendors selling CDs, DVDs, posters, vinyl and video—new and used, all styles of music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 admission or free with a Claremont Colleges ID. Free parking on College Avenue. The event takes place at the Smith Campus Center Ballroom, 170 D. Sixth St., Claremont.

BRIDEWORLD EXPO The largest gathering of wedding exhibits, new planning ideas, fashion and fun. Shop and compare local retailers, audition entertainers, enjoy a bridal fashion show and discover many of the absolute best wedding values at one event. Admission is $12 and free for ages 12 and under. Parking $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Expo Hall 9. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.

MUSIC Sundays at the Morgan presents the Afro-Cuban folkloric music of SitaraSon. The Los Angeles-based group plays popular Cuban dance music including son, boleros, descarga, cha cha cha and more. The band features legendary singer and drummer Lázaro Galarraga and dance sensation Kati Hernandez, both natives of Havana, Cuba. 6 p.m. Suggested donation: $20. Students admitted free. Morgan Auditorium, 1950 Third St., La Verne. Call (909) 448-4408 or email lrojo@laverne.edu for more information.

 

Monday, February 22

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.

 

Tuesday, February 23

HAITI AFTER THE STORMS The speaker is Dr. Serena Beeks. 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 Macro photography without camera presented by Marsha Tudor. The Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with social time beginning at 7 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, visit cscclub.org.

 

Wednesday, February 24

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

LECTURE Professor Dorothy Hale, UC Berkeley, will give a talk titled “William Faulkner and the Novelistic Aesthetics of Alterity.” 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont.

ZUMBA Alicia Guerra, certified instructor and PVHMC associate, will show guests how to Zumba, an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people towards joy and health. Space is limited. Make reservations by calling (909) 865-9858 or email ferc@pvhmc.org. This free program is presented by Women’s and Children’s Services. 6:30 p.m. Pomona Valley Health Center, 1601 N. Monte Vista Ave., Claremont.

 

Thursday, February 25

HEALTHY LIVING FOR CANCER PATIENTS Learn tips on how to manage nutrition and take home some helpful recipes. Presented by Shannon Perrett, RD, clinical dietitian and manager at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center Community Room, 1910 Royalty Drive, Pomona. Free admission. RSVP to (909) 865-9858.

ART AFTER HOURS Current exhibitions go on view, followed by live music co-sponsored by KSPC at 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact museumifo@pomona.edu or (909) 621-8283.

 

Friday, February 26

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

POMONA COLLEGE ORCHESTRA Conductor Eric Lindholm leads the collegiate ensemble, which features violinist Gloria Liou, winner of the 2015 PCO Concerto Competition. Ms. Liou is a computer science, linguistics and cognitive science double major. She currently studies violin with violin instructor Sarah Thornblade, who is associate principal second violin with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Liou previously studied with Li Lin of the Juilliard School. She is one of the concertmasters of the Pomona College Orchestra and previously served as concertmaster of the California All-State Orchestra and the Saratoga High Orchestra. The program includes Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a; Chausson: Poème, Op. 25; and Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. 8 p.m. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.

 

Saturday, February 27

INSANE INFLATABLE The Insane Inflatable 5K is a fun, wild and insane obstacle run. Get pumped up for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Parking $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. For registration and information, visit insaneinflatable5k.com/pomona-ca/. Event begins at 9 a.m. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.

POMONA SOPHMORE RECITAL Pianist Alexander Woods performs works by Bach, Beethoven and Ives. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. 8 p.m. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.