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CALENDAR: Claremont Art Walk, Garden Club, music and more

Visit the Claremont Art Walk on Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. for artist receptions.

Friday, March 4

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

CONFERENCE The Claremont Chamber of Commerce presents a day of motivation, inspiration and fun at the 2nd annual Women’s Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. This daylong conference will explore significant topics determined to inspire leadership. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Cost per person is $129, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration is available online at claremontchamber.org or by calling the Claremont Chamber office at (909) 624-1681.

ART SHOW “On Your Plate,” an open art exhibit featuring a wide range of southern California artists, will arrive at the Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Boulevard for one weekend only. The opening reception is Friday, March 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. and then the exhibit will be open on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and all are welcome. Many of the art pieces are for sale.

PERFORMANCE Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel. Amy and Ester must find a way to terminate Amy’s unwanted pregnancy—soon. Limited by their age and the legal restrictions on reproductive health services in their locality, the two best friends meet in the locker room of their Florida high school and do their best to manage the situation while struggling with academics, athletics and their own respective physical and emotional growing pains. Dry Land was written by Ms. Spiegel during her senior year at Yale University and was a finalist for the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in playwriting. This play deals with adult subject matter and is not appropriate for minors. Allen Theatre in the Seaver Theatre Complex, Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students, faculty, staff and seniors; $11 for general public. Contact Michele Miner, michele.miner@pomona.edu or (909) 607-4380.

SENIOR RECITAL Cellist Alex Chong is joined by pianists Allison Kirkegaard and Jennie Jung in music by Debussy, Haydn, Penderecki and Webern. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact Elizabeth Champion, edc04747@pomona.edu.

 

Saturday, March 5

FUNDRAISER Support Claremont United Soccer Boys U14 as they raise funds for Nationals in Florida. Beer, food truck, bake sale and raffles. 4 to 9 p.m. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. #204C.

CLAREMONT ART WALK Visit Claremont galleries in the Village between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist opening receptions. For more details, visit claremontartwalk.com.

CONCERT Students of the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges present Strauss’ “Blue Danube,” Smetana’s “Vltava,” Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. I. The concert features pianists Amber Cai and Rachael Huang, conducted by David Cubek. 8 p.m. Free; donations appreciated. Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

 

Sunday, March 6

SWAP MEET & CLASSIC CAR SHOW Visit for more information 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hard-to-find car parts, customs and classics. Admission is $10 or free for ages 12 and younger. Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.

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

ALL MY FAVORITES Soprano Gwendolyn Lytle and pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee join forces to perform music by Barber, Mozart, William Grant Still and others. Ms. Lytle is a noted soloist with a special interest in American music, particularly music by black American composers. Her performances include recitals at the Gardner Museum in Boston; the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Irvine, San Diego and Riverside; and the Goethe Institute in San Francisco. She has also performed in Bermuda and Hawaii. She has been a soloist with the Long Beach Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, the William Hall Chorale and the Classical Music Seminar Orchestra in Eisenstadt, Austria. Ms. Lee is a versatile performer of music that spans five centuries, and has thrilled audiences on the piano, harpsichord, toy piano, keyboard and electronics. 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. Contact Elizabeth Champion, edc04747@pomona.edu.

 

Monday, March 7

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, March 8

REALITY CHECK “How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future” presented by speaker Dr. Donald Prothero, emeritus professor of geology at Occidental College. The University Club meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. $13 meeting fee includes buffet lunch.

POMONA COLLEGE JAZZ Director Barb Catlin leads the ensemble in a program of new music by Pomona’s student composers. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 4:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Contact Elizabeth Champion, edc04747@pomona.edu.

CLAREMONT SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Macro-photography without a 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, March 9

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

CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB “Garden Tools: How to Choose, Use and Care for Them.” George Gentilly, California Certified Master Gardener from Orchard Supply Hardware, will refine guests’ knowledge about the purpose of various gardening tools, which ones make gardening chores easiest and how to maintain those tools to get the best performance and longevity. Come with questions and ideas. Exhibits, plant cuttings and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Speaker at 7 p.m. Door prize at closing. Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont.

 

Thursday, March 10

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

FEMINIST FREQUENCY Anita Sarkeesian focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes, patterns and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces. She is the recipient of the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award and a 2013 National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers honorary award, and was nominated for Microsoft’s 2014 Women in Games Ambassador Award. TIME named Ms. Sarkeesian one of its 100 Most Influential People in 2015. 7 p.m. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

ASIAN ARTS Collecting and Authenticating. Julie Nelson Davis, professor of art history at University of Pennsylvania, presents Partners in Production: Japanese Prints in the 18th century. This lecture series explores how major collections of Asian arts in America were formed and how the problems of authenticity have been addressed. Both the production of art and the selling of works will be explored as well, providing extraordinary insights into the complex relationships among artists, dealers, curators and collectors. 7:30 p.m. WorldBridge Art Lecture at Scripps College. Steele Hall, Room 101 on Scripps College Campus.

 

Friday, March 11

FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Stephen Klein with Jennie Jung perform in this noontime recital offering music by Spillman, Jager, Hindemith and Standchen. Free admission. Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia St., Claremont.

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

 

Saturday, March 12

MUSCLE CAR NATIONALS It’s a national celebration of horsepower and torque that will fill Fairplex with over 1,000 high-performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country. Tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts. Tickets for adults are $18, ages 6-12 are $5. Tickets at the gate are $20 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12. Parking is $10 at Gate 17. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.