With more rain this week, we updated our calendar listings
Tuesday, March 5
ORGANIZING FOR THE COMMON GOOD The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Organizing for the Common Good,” with guest speaker Karl Hilgert, the founder of the Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP). The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. The interactive discussion will focus on organizing from the local community level to the national government. Mr. Hilgert has been director of a homeless shelter, a disability advocacy agency, a town welfare department, a seven-college community service consortium and has served as a community organizer. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.
DESSA IN CONVERSATION Scripps Presents brings “Her Own Devices: Dessa in Conversation,” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Tickets are free but registration is required at scrippscollege.edu/events. “Dessa has a reputation for original, incisive, and often heartbreaking music, and with her new memoir-in-essays, she proves that her writing talent isn’t confined to songs,” a press release read. Margaret Wappler, former arts and culture writer for the Los Angeles Times and current contributor to Pop Rocket, a weekly pop culture podcast, joins her for a conversation.
Wednesday, March 6
MAKEY MAKEY Claremont Public Library, at 208 N. Harvard Ave., is offering at free STEAM program class for kids, “Makey Makey,” from 5 to 6 p.m. “’Makey Makey’ is a play on words: make your own keyboard (‘Ma-Key’),” a press release read. “With Makey Makey, the mundane keyboard is replaced by any object that conducts electricity—pie pans, Play-Doh, bananas, and even potted plants—the list goes on.” More info is available at (909) 621-4902, at lacountylibrary.org or via email at email@example.com.
FAF ‘ART DETECTIVES’ ON THE CASE Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation and the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery host a free and open to the public art lecture series “The Art Detectives: How to Cheat Time, Investigate Art and Sustain Culture,” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. in Steele Hall 101, 241 E. 11th St., Claremont. The series continues March 27 and April 10. It is presented by Eric Doehne, a conservation scientist specializing in the intersection of art and science, heritage and legacy. Each two-hour lecture is free and open to the public with light refreshments following. A field trip that complements the lecture will be offered on the Saturday following each lecture. Today’s topic is “Art Forensics or How to Tell Real Art from Fakes,” which explores the use of forensic science to authenticate works of art. More information at alumnae.scrippscollege.edu/faf_art_detectives_series.
Thursday, March 7
METAMORPHOSIS A modern retelling of Ovid’s interwoven myths where gods, humans and nature intermingle and collide. Through vignettes, Metamorphoses shares in the humor and pathos of falling in love, despairing in loss and discovering our deepest capacity for change and transformation. Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Tickets are $6 students and seniors, $11 general admission. Repeats Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pomona.edu/events for information.
Friday, March 8
DEMS LOOK AT RACIAL LIBERATION The Democratic Club of Claremont welcomes guest speaker Christine Gatson-Michalak, of White People 4 Black Lives and Claremont AWARE (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere), who will discuss “Identifying Your Personal Stake in Collective Liberation,” at the group’s March luncheon at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd. The 12:45 p.m. talk is free, but the 11:45 a.m. family style meal is $17 and includes beverage, tax and tip. The volunteer group White People 4 Black Lives group promotes racial awareness and social and economic justice through regular dialogues and ongoing actions. It partners with Black Lives Matter, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and other groups. For information click on claremontdems.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (909) 632-1516.
FRIDAY NOON FEATURES SCHUMANN Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert series continues at 12:15 p.m. with Todor Pelev, violin, and Douglas Ashcraft, piano, performing Schumann’s Sonata No. 1 at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia St., Claremont. More info is at pomona.edu.
MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle and Munch will celebrate Mardi Gras from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Entertainment by the Citrus College Jazz Band. Admission is $15 (payable at the time of reservation) and includes beverages, food and entertainment. Open to persons age 50 and over. Reservations are required by noon Wednesday, March 6. Call (909) 399-5488 or visit claremontrec.com.
Saturday, March 9
THE FACEBOOK CATASTROPHE Former Mark Zuckerberg mentor Roger McNamee will participate in this year’s Drucker Day, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Tickets are $10 for students on up to $50 for general admission. Mr. McNamee will discuss his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe with Drucker School Dean Jenny Darroch. Other participants include CNN contributor Ryan Patel and the World Health Organization’s Walt Johnson, who will explore the societal impact of organizations. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/2RvSOzr. For more information click on eventbrite.com and search “Drucker Day,” or email email@example.com.
PLANT A TREE Sustainable Claremont’s busy Green Crew tackles Wheeler Park, 626 Vista Dr., Claremont, with tree-planting from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to help repopulate our community forest and plant 100 trees. Bring shovels and gloves for a family-friendly morning. RSVPs are required at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info is available by calling (800) 948-1519.