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CALENDAR: Concert series, mingle, Easter events, author talk

Friday, April 14

GET YOUR CLASSICAL ON Scripps College’s free Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. today with a show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Todor Pelev, violin, and Douglas Ashcraft, piano, will perform Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle and Munch presents “April in Paris” with vocalist Juliet (Joanne) Lapointe from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Admission at the door is $10 (cash only), which includes appetizers and refreshments. The event is open to people 50 and over. Call (909) 399-5488 for reservations or information or visit claremontrec.com.

FREE CHOIR CONCERT Pomona College Choir and Orchestra performs a free and open to the public concert at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The choir offers two performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Grammy award-winning guest baritone Nmon Ford under the baton of Eric Lindholm. Mr. Ford, known for his “powerful and magnificent voice” (concerto.net), is a Pomona native. He has performed with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, San Francisco Opera,  the LA Opera, the National, Chicago and Atlanta symphonies, Hamburg State Opera, Italy’s Bologna Opera Company and France’s National Opera of Bordeaux. He has played the Macerata Opera Festival in Italy, Grafenegg Festival in Austria and the Szeged Festival in Hungary, among others. The concert repeats Easter Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

 

Saturday, April 15

FREE FAMILY BIRD WALK Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Wild Birds Unlimited host a free family bird walk from 8 to 9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring any bird guides or binoculars available. Reservations are required via email at info@rsabg.org. More info is at rsabg.org/bird-walks or (909) 625-8767. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave.

THAT BUNNY IS ON THE WAY Claremont’s annual spring celebration happens from 9 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The day begins with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Breakfast tickets will be available at the park. Family-friendly activities run from 9 to 11 a.m., including an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and the candy egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. The pancake breakfast is $5 and includes flapjacks and sausages, orange juice, coffee and milk. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit community programs like the Read Me pre-school reading program, high school scholarships, Key Club and Circle K student leadership training programs, the Special Olympics bowling tournament, Meals on Wheels and Claremont’s nine Monday night summer concerts. More information is at claremontkiwanis.org.

GOT ART? DONATE IT! Pilgrim Place’s third annual art donation party, Got Art?, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fine Arts Studio, 698 Scrooby Lane, Claremont. The Pilgrims ask donors to please bring framed or unframed wall art to donate to help support the 2017 Pilgrim Place Festival Fine Arts booth. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (909) 399-5500.

COLLEGE APPLICATION TIPS The Claremont Library, at 208 N. Harvard Ave., presents a free talk, “Adult 101: The College Application,” at 2 p.m. “Are you about to enter the maze of the college application process?” a press release asked “Come to the library and a knowledgeable teacher from Middle Tree Academy, a local nonprofit organization, will give you an introduction to the process.” For more information, call (909) 621-4902 or visit colapublib.org.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY OPENS Stewards Brisa Sifuentes and Mario Hernandez are hosting a grand opening for their Claremont Little Free Library from 4 to 5 p.m. at 406 Springfield St., Claremont. The Little Free Library was opened to promote the love of reading and to build a sense of community. The event is free and open to the public. Families and dogs are welcome. There will be crafts, drinks, snacks and books. More information is at littlefreelibrary.org or via email at claremontlittlefreelibrary@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, April 16

FREE EASTER CHOIR CONCERT Pomona College Choir and Orchestra perform another free and open to the public concert at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The choir offers two performances of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with Grammy award-winning guest baritone Nmon Ford under the baton of Eric Lindholm. Mr. Ford, known for his “powerful and magnificent voice” (concerto.net), is a Pomona native. He has performed with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, San Francisco Opera,  the LA Opera, the National, Chicago and Atlanta symphonies, Hamburg State Opera, Italy’s Bologna Opera Company and France’s National Opera of Bordeaux. He has played the Macerata Opera Festival in Italy, Grafenegg Festival in Austria and the Szeged Festival in Hungary, among others. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

 

Monday, April 17

KIDS: THE ULTIMATE SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE Sustainable Claremont offers a sustainability dialog at Pomona College’s Hahn 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave. The free and open to the public talk, “Seeds of Hope: Education Rooted in the Environment,” runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The guest is Dr. Gerald Lieberman. “Our kids are our future, and so is our environment,” a press release stated. “How can the community support Claremont schools as they continue to infuse environmental education into the curriculum?” Dr. Lieberman planned and led the development of California’s Environmental Education Initiative. The EEI curriculum, which was adopted by California’s State Board of Education, is in use by K–12 classrooms throughout California and has reached more than 3,200 schools and 160,000 students. The event is sponsored by Sustainable Claremont, the League of Women Voters, the Interfaith Sustainability Council and Pomona College. For more info, email coordinator@sustainableclaremont.org or go to sustainableclaremont.org.

 

Tuesday, April 18

UNIVERSITY CLUB The University Club of Claremont meets over lunch at 11:30 a.m. to discuss “How Technology Has Changed Policing and the Introduction of Body-Worn Cameras” with guest speaker Shelly Vander Veen, Claremont’s police chief. Ms. Vander Veen was promoted to chief in November 2016 and has been a police officer in Claremont for more than 23 years. “Over the last 23 years, policing has changed,” a press release stated. “Today, each patrol car has a computer and a dash-mounted video camera, and many have automatic license plate readers. Now the trend across the country is adding body-worn cameras to the officer’s daily uniform. The proper implementation of this new tool requires careful consideration of current policy proposals, rather than the rapid adoptions currently taking place nationwide.” A $15 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. More information is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

LEARNING IN THE TRUMP ERA Pedro Noguera, distinguished professor of education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will give a talk titled “Learning in the Trump Era and Beyond” at 4 p.m. at Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, go to pitweb.pitzer.edu/event or call (909) 607-9108.

SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets tonight and every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Tonight’s topic is “Medication Management,” with guest speaker Brian Garner from Hendricks Pharmacy. The group discusses general information about computers, tablets and smartphones, and every meeting provides an opportunity for questions to club experts. Newcomers of any age are always welcome. More info is at cscclub.org.

 

Wedensday, April 19

EARLY CALIFORNIA FEMALE ARTISTS Scripps College hosts a free, open to the public lecture and tea at 2 p.m., “Woman Artists Emerge from the Shadows” with author Maurine St. Gaudens. Ms. St. Gaudens will lead a panel discussion on her recently published book Emerging from the Shadows in the Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Ms. Gaudens will discuss her four-volume set, which uncovers the forgotten realm of woman artists who flourished in the world of California art from 1860 to 1960. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events.

EPA AUTHOR TALK Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., offers a free 6:30 p.m. discussion with E. G. Vallianatos, author of Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA. Mr. Vallianatos is a 25-year Environmental Protection Agency employee. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library prior to this event. All readers are welcome. For more information call (909) 621-4902 or visit colapublib.org.

POETRY READING National Poetry Month continues with a reading by 2017 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards judges from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at Claremont Graduate University’s Harper Hall, 150 E. Tenth St. Poets/judges include Don Share, Elena Karina Byrne and Brian Kim Stefans. More info is available at the Facebook event page or by calling (909) 621-8974.

 

Thursday, April 20

MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION TALK Scripps College’s Humanities Institute offers a free lecture, “Seas of ‘Brotherhood’ and Fields of ‘Care’: Refuge, Rescue and Retribution in the Mediterranean,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. In this talk, Naor Ben-Yehoyada, assistant professor of anthropology at Columbia University, compares the dynamics of migration and interdiction, the role of history and context, and the casting of migrants in two ongoing scenes of migration—over sea and over land. More info is at scrippscollege.edu or (909) 621-8237.

COYOTE MANAGEMENT Active Claremont holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Kent Smirl, warden for the California Fish and Game Commission, will give a presentation on wildlife (particularly coyotes) management in our cities. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call (909) 373-7907.

 

Friday, April 21

NOON CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. today with a show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Rachel V. Huang (Scripps faculty), violin; Jonathan Wright (Pomona faculty), violin; Cynthia Fogg (Pomona faculty), viola; and Tom Flaherty (Pomona faculty), cello will perform Quartet Euphoria by Haydn, String Quartet Op. 74, No. 3. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

POETRY MARATHON! Past and present winners of Claremont Graduate University’s Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award will be on hand for the 25th annual Poetry Marathon from 2 to 5 p.m. at Honnold/Mudd Library, 800 Dartmouth Ave. The event is free and open to the public. More info is available at the Facebook event page or by calling (909) 621-8974.

YOUTH POETRY SLAM The 9th annual Say Word Youth Poets Slam takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at dA Center for the Arts, 252 S. Main St., Pomona. The event is in conjunction with National Poetry Month. Say Word, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering, enlightening and activating youth through spoken word, hosts the top nine youth poets competing for an opportunity to represent Pomona at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival in San Francisco. The poets hail from all over southern California, with works addressing social issues from education to cultural equity. Celebrity judges include actor Matthew Lillard, world champion beat boxer Faahz, poet Edwin Bodney and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available at saywordla.org. The show is free for kids 17 and under. For additional information, call (909) 559-1533 or email katmagill@saywordla.org.

GALA, HOME TOUR The Claremont West End Auxiliary of Children’s Fund hosts its annual gala and home tour fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., with guest speaker Amy Young from the Children’s Assessment Center in San Bernardino. The program will include musical entertainment along with complimentary hors d oeuvres and champagne. The home tour and art show is set for April 22 and 23. It will showcase three Claremont homes—Carol and Bill Christiansen, 4715 Webb Canyon Rd.; Judi and Bill Manis, 3821 Grand Ave.; and a new home at 731 Hood St. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased from many businesses in downtown Claremont. More information is at childrensfundonline.org.

SCRIPPS DANCES Scripps College hosts Scripps Dances at 8 p.m. at Garrison Theatre, 241 E. Tenth St., presenting original dance works choreographed by students, faculty and guest artists. Admission (cash or check only) is $10 or $5 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. Tickets are available at the box office after 6 p.m. on the day of the show. Information is available at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-2934.

 

Saturday, April 22

RECORD STORE DAY Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding the nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and the thousands internationally. There are now stores that celebrate RSD on every continent except Antarctica. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the event. With vinyl now enjoying a resurgence, and Claremont’s venerable Rhino Records still standing as our very own bastion of good ol’ independent, brick-and-mortar record store goodness, why not head on down and do your patriotic duty and pick up some wax for that newfangled turntable thingy? Rhino is at 235 Yale Ave. and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. More info is at recordstoreday.com or rhinorecords.cc.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ACADEMIC CONFERENCE Sacred Sistahs, Inc. presents the 7th annual SESHAT (Seeking Excellence in Science, Healthcare, Arithmetic and Technology) Math and Science Conference for African American girls and boys at Claremont’s Harvey Mudd College. “Exploring the STEAM of Social Justice: Taking Academic Action” takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. The conference introduces African American youth to careers in science, technology, engineering and math and exposes them to professional women practicing in these fields. More information is at sacredsistahsinc.org/stem_for_girls or (909) 910-7564.

EARTH DAY IN THE CITY OF TREES Claremont’s 9th annual Earth Day celebration, “Plant Seeds of Hope” runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Second Street in the Village. Hosted by Sustainable Claremont, The City of Claremont and The Interfaith Sustainability Council, the free festival includes environmental learning, family fun, live music, green vendors, food trucks and more. This year’s event also features an eco “tiny home” built with and for folks in need of affordable housing; Copali Copali Danzantes Aztecas at noon; alternative cars; music from local Native America flautist Steve Rushingwind and more. Free paper shredding and recycling will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or when the truck is full) at the southeast corner of First St. and Indian Hill Blvd. Sustainable food trucks on hand include The Pudding Truck and Whole Sam. More information is available via email at earthday@sustainableclaremont.org, by phone at (909) 625-8767, extension 238, at sustainableclaremont.org/earthday or at the Facebook event page.

WILDFLOWER SHOW, SAGE EVENT AT THE GARDEN The California Wildflower Show happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. “Experience the garden in full bloom, witness a dazzling array of California wildflowers collected throughout Southern California and enjoy family-friendly activities,” a press release stated. Garden members receive early access from 8 to 10 a.m. The show is free with general admission or membership. Also at RSABG is “Sage is the Rage!” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grow Native Nursery. “Discover the wonders of native sage and sample sage infused foods,” a Garden press release stated. “We will have a wide selection of California sages available for sale and tips and tricks for establishing these beautiful plants.” More info is at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.

NO MANS LAND FILM FEST Scripps College hosts the No Man’s Land Film Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont. The United States Outdoor Women’s Alliance and the Claremont Colleges host the festival, which promises “a night of empowering adventure films that redefine femininity!” according to a press release. “Join us for a night of strong, passionate women playing on the big screen.” The films will be followed by a discussion with campus leaders to inspire and discuss ways to get involved with outdoor recreation and sustainability in the community. Tickets are free for students and $10 for all others. Raffle tickets will be sold, with proceeds supporting Outdoor Women’s Alliance. More info is available at outdoorwomensalliance.com/filmfestival.

 

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