COURIER 9-day Calendar: Pie Festival, Disney, full moon
Friday, March 18
CHORAL MUSIC is on tap at the Claremont Manor retirement community as Colorado Christian University’s University Choir performs at 2 p.m. Information at (909) 626-1227.
DISNEY CONCERT Claremont High School’s Choral Department performs “The Musical World of Disney,” (also Saturday, March 19) at Bridges Auditorium. Kids are invited to come dressed as their favorite Disney character and take part in a costume parade at 6:45 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m. Admission is $8 or $7 for students. Bridges is at 450 N. College Way.
Saturday, March 19
PIE FESTIVAL Demonstrations, pie judging, pie eating contest, a car show and other pie-centric fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village. For information, visit claremontpiefestival.com or (909) 621-5152.
SHAMELESS SATURDAY When St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday, Dale Bros Brewery celebrates with Shameless Saturday! Join the brothers from noon to 10 p.m. for Irish-inspired grub from Big Easy Sandwich, live music by Claremont Voodoo Society at 6 p.m., games, green beer and other festive beers all day. The brewers will have specialty glassware available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefit Claremont Folk Festival. Dale Bros, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland.
Sunday, March 20
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE The next GOP debate takes place Monday in Salt Lake City, so why not stock up today on snacks and libations in anticipation of another entertaining spectacle? If you are in need of study material, the SyFy Channel is running Planet of the Apes tonight at 9 p.m. The Democrats will do their thing in April. The date and time for the Democratic debate is TBD as of press time.
Monday, March 21
SCIENCE TALK Local experts will discuss the city’s role in alleviating climate change and the possibility of a carbon-neutral Claremont. Panelists include Jon Roberts from Earth + Associates, Tanja Srebotnjak, director of Harvey Mudd College’s Hixson Center, Anne Eisele, director of projects and energy management at Pomona College; and Christopher Veirs, principal planner for the city of Claremont. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pomona College, Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave. Information at 909-624-5823.
LECTURE ON GLOBALISM IN ART Victoria Sancho Lobis, associate curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, will speak on globalism in the contemporary museum: ‘colonial’ Latin American art. The event takes place from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. Information at (909) 621-8244.
Tuesday, March 22
POP-UP ALLYSHIP TRAINING Learn skills and actions designed to enhance your abilities and understanding of allyship (“a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people. Allyship is not self-defined—its efforts must be recognized by the people you seek to ally yourselves with). Harvey Mudd College, Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Information at (909) 607-8875.
Wednesday, March 23
FULL MOON A beautiful moon will present itself today at 5 a.m. Why not set your alarm, make a pot of coffee and go outside for a look. Make a wish while you’re at it. The next full moon is April 21 at 10:23 p.m.
Thursday, March 24
ISRAEL?LECTURE Bruce Hoffman will discuss “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947.” Mr. Hoffman is a professor at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and is the director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University. He is also author of Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 and co-editor of The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: Cases from 9/11 to Osama bin Laden’s Death. The talk runs from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St.
ON THIS DAY in 1921 W.B Meadows, a 78-year-old Civil War veteran (37th Infantry, Alabama), coughed up a bullet. The bullet had been stuck in his head since 1863, when Mr. Meadows was shot during the battle of Vicksburg. Despite the fact that Mr. Meadows had lived 58 years with a bullet in his head, he was in reasonable health at the time of its dislodgement.
Friday, March 25
SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG A discussion on what is being done about the proliferation of plastics pollution in the world’s oceans will takes place at Pomona College. Speaking will be Froilan Grate and Christie Keith from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., Pomona College, Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Information at (909) 624-5823.
PUNK ROCK PIONEERS The Dickies bring their long-running rock ‘n’ roll show to the Glass House. The Los Angeles-based band has been together since 1976, and was among the first-wave of punk rock bands on the West Coast. The first “punk” act to be signed by a major label—those dinosaur-like entities that previously denoted a band as officially sanctioned by the music industry powers that be. In this case, it was A&M Records, releasing a manic cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” in 1978. More information is available at thedickies.com. Also appearing are The Dwarves and The Queers. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, 7:30 p.m., $20. Show information is available at theglasshouse.us.
RELIGION AND FREEDOM IN THE 21st Century. The Howard W. Hunter Foundation and Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University invite you to attend the 2016 Mormon Studies Conference featuring keynote speaker Elder Dallin H. Oaks. Elder Oaks is an American attorney, jurist, author, professor and an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will deliver the keynote address on religious freedom. The conference will run for two full days beginning Friday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Elder Oaks will offer the keynote address from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The conference continues on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference takes place at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way. For information, visit claremontmormonstudies.org.
Saturday, March 26
Pomona College hosts the fourth annual intertribal Pow Wow: Tradition for Life—Education for the Future. Actor and speaker Saginaw Grant performs the blessing of the grounds. Music and dance begin at noon. The grand entry is at noon. All drums welcome. Dinner will be provided. Free parking. This event is sponsored by the Draper Center for Community Partnerships and Pomona College Native Initiatives. Pomona College’s Walker Beach, N. College Way and Eighth St., Claremont.