Check out our our Claremont events with a spring flair!
Friday, March 29
FRIENDS’ SILENT AUCTION ENDS SOON The annual Friends of the Bernard Biological Field Station silent auction ends at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Don’t miss your chance to stop by the Folk Music Center at 220 Yale Ave., Claremont, to view works by local artists and leave a bid. This local nonprofit lends support to the Claremont Colleges’ 85-acre natural laboratory on the north side of Foothill, between College and Mills avenues. More information is at fbbfs.org.
CLAREMONT FLOWER SHOW The Women’s Club of Claremont in partnership with The Claremont Garden Club hosts the free and open to the public Claremont Flower Show from noon to 6 p.m. in the historic clubhouse of The Woman’s Club of Claremont at 343 West 12th St. The event continues tomorrow, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Themed “Jazz it Up,” the juried show includes several categories for adults, children and youth, such as miniature gardens, succulent centerpieces, foliage, one-color arrangements, single blooms and branches from winter shrubs. The public is invited to enter the competition or simply take in the fresh blossoms, greenery and creative floral designs. Exhibitors will vie for first, second, third or honorable mention ribbons. For info, entry forms and rules visit claremontgardenclub.org.
ARBOR DAY FEST Claremont Community and Human Services and Green Crew of Sustainable Claremont invite the public to their Arbor Day celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The event includes an educational and sustainability fair, tree planting along Base Line Road, yoga (bring mats), and a used book swap (bring books). An RSVP is required for tree planting via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (800) 948-1519.IGNORANCE IN THE AGE OF INFO Scripps College presents a free and open to the public conference, “Ignorance in the Age of Information,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont. Five major scholars of social epistemology will present and discuss work on the perils of the age of information, the nature of ignorance in a social context, and other problems with our contemporary epistemic environment. Taking part are Sven Bernecker (UC Irvine), Quassim Cassam (University of Warwick), Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University), Regina Rini (York University) and Jason Stanley (Yale University). Register at scrippscollege.edu/ hi/2019-conference-form. For more info email email@example.com, or call (909) 621-8237.
LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE Claremont Public Library presents a free and open to the public presentation about life in ancient Greece from 10 to 11 a.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave. “The ancient Greeks made vital contributions to Western life and civilization, including democracy, systems of law and architecture, philosophies and myriad arts,” read a library press release. “In this PowerPoint presentation lecture, professor Evaggelos Vallianatos will depict daily life in ancient Greece as well as illustrate the scientific and technological achievements of the ancient Greeks.” Mr. Vallianatos has a PhD in European-Greek history from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of many of articles and six books.More info is available at lacountylibrary.org, (909) 621-4902 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POMONA DUO IN FREE LECTURE, RECITAL Pomona College presents a free and open to the public senior lecture and recital at 8 p.m. at Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Jeremy Taylor, baritone, offers a lecture/recital with works by Margaret Bonds, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Undine Smith Moore and Florence B. Price. Mr. Taylor will be joined by pianist Kyungmi Kim. More info is available at pomona.edu/events.
CLAUDIA LENNEAR REDUX Claremont Heritage hosts a free and open to the public closing reception for its exhibition, “Claudia Lennear: A Story in Pictures, The Norman Seeff Sessions,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ginger Elliott Center at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Ms. Lennear’s March 3 performance at the Garner House was standing room only, and she will take the stage again tonight for an acoustic set with guitarist Glenn Kishi, with tickets running $20 for the 7 p.m. show, which will include complimentary appetizers and drinks. Tickets for the concert and an additional VIP meet and greet with Ms. Lennear are $40. Tickets and more info are at claremontheritage.org.
Sunday, March 31
MARKETING Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase some unique gifts, from farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, to artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. More info is at claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market.
AUTHOR, PUPPETEER IN TALK, DEMO Sewciety Studio, at 218 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, brings local author and puppetry educator Johanna Smith in for a free and open to the public 2 to 4 p.m. book event and craft class. Ms. Smith will speak about her new book, Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education, and will teach two hands-on puppet crafts. RSVP for the craft portion and/or get info via email at email@example.com.
POMONA HOSTS TWO SHOWS PACKED WITH TALENT Pomona College brings musical guests and faculty artists together today in the first of two free weekend performances at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Today’s 3 p.m. show unites soprano Christine Brandes and pianist/composer Eric Moe in a recital of wide-ranging music composed from 1828 to 2017. Next Sunday, April 7, faculty and friends join forces to celebrate American composer George Crumb’s 90th birthday with a 3 p.m. program of his music. “Ms. Brandes, noted for her radiant, crystalline voice and superb musicianship, brings her committed artistry to her programs featuring music from the 17th century to newly composed works,” read a press release. “She enjoys an active career in North America and abroad, performing at many of the world’s most distinguished festivals and concert series in programs spanning from recitals to chamber music and oratorio to opera.” Joining her is San Francisco-based Mr. Moe, who has received numerous grants and awards for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, commissions from the Fromm Foundation, the Koussevitzky Foundation and Meet-the-Composer USA. His playing can be heard on the Koch, CRI, Mode, Albany, New World Records and Innova labels. The New York Times has called Mr. Moe’s compositions “music of winning exuberance.” Their Pomona College program will include music by Debussy, Schoenberg, Schubert, Barbara White and Mr. Moe. The following weekend, 10 performers will celebrate the music of 90-year-old George Crumb. Mr. Crumb, known as the “American composer [who] continues to explore sonic possibilities in works of surprising and enchanting content,” (Gramophone), has received both Grammy and Pulitzer prizes. The first of two works being performed is Celestial Mechanics (1970), for piano four-hands with Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Brian Hsu. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar.
BALDY VIEW GYMNASTICS HOSTS CAR SHOW Baldy View Gymnastics hosts a classic car show and fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. at 916 Monte Vista Ave., Upland. The free event includes a DJ, face painting, balloon animals, a 50/50 raffle and more. Car entries are $25. More info is at (909) 981-1963.
Monday, April 1
REMINISCE WITH FRIENDS Local senior group Reminisce with Friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The event is free and open to the public. “Join us for another great session of conversation and storytelling, focused on a variety of subjects about the lives of the group and other unique topics,” a press release read. “Space is limited, so come early and often!”
GENDER, POLICING AND PUBLIC HEALTH Scripps College hosts a free and open to the public 4:15 p.m. panel discussion, “Gender, Policing and Public Health” with Danielle Dupuy at Malott Commons, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Ms. Dupuy is director of research and programs at the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA and co-director of Million Dollar Hoods (milliondollarhoods.org). She will discuss the report, “Women in the Los Angeles County Jail,” and the public health implications of the top charges against women arrested and jailed in LA County. Jade Rivera, associate director of student services for San Francisco State University’s Metro College Success Program, will discuss the American Public Health Association’s 2018 policy statement regarding police violence as a public health issue, of which she is co-author. Sponsored by the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement. For information dial (909) 621-8274.
Tuesday, April 2
SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets every Tuesday, with social time at 7 p.m. and the meeting at 7:30, at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Meetings are held in the Weinberger Room. More information is at cscclub.org.
Wednesday, April 3
AMERICAN LEGION DINNER, TALK The American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 Claremont is hosting a dinner meeting with Felice L. Loverso, CEO and president of Casa Colina Center for Rehabilitation, who will discuss “Rehabilitation for Veterans.” Dr. Loverso spearheaded rebuilding the 20-acre campus that is anchored by a 68-bed hospital, which opened in 2005. A 31-bed medical-surgical addition with three operating rooms and an ICU was opened in 2016. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The cost is $13. To RSVP, call Allen Rodriguez Post 78 Commander, at (909) 244-4549.
Thursday, April 4
FEATHERS AND FLIGHT Pomona Valley Audubon Society will hold its monthly free and open to the public membership meeting at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. The evening will begin with a bird identification session, followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. Benny Jacobs-Schwartz, bird guide, naturalist and photographer, will present “Feathers and Flight: A Journey to the New World Tropics.” More info is available by calling (909) 982-9727.
MAGIC AND MENTALISM AT PACKING HOUSE Tickets are $15 for Handcrafted Mysteries: An Evening of Magic with Greg Van Holsbeck, from 8 to 9 p.m. at The Claremont Forum Bookstore, 586 W. First St., Claremont. Handcrafted Mysteries is an immersive magic and mentalism experience. Mr. Van Holsbeck is a professional magician and member of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. “In Handcrafted Mysteries, you won’t find rabbits, glittery suits, or large apparatus (unless you bring your own),” a press release read. “You will, however, find highly interactive and entertaining tricks involving skill, psychology and a few small ordinary objects.” It is recommended for ages 16 and up. The show repeats at 8 p.m. every Thursday in April. Tickets and info are at gvmagic.com.
Friday, April 5
FRIDAY NOON FUN Scripps College’s ongoing free and fun Friday Noon Concerts roll on at 12:15 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia St., Claremont, with violinist Jin-Shan Dai, and pianist Jennie Jung performing music by Mozart and others. More info is at pomona.edu/events.
JUNIOR RECITAL WITH BRAHMS, OTHERS Pomona College presents a free and open to the public Junior Recital at 8 p.m. at Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Matthew Cook (PO ’20), baritone, will perform music by Brahms, Fauré, Rossini and others. Mr. Cook will be joined by pianist Kyungmi Kim. More info is at pomona.edu/events.
Saturday, April 6
CAMP KESEM FUNDRAISER TONIGHT Camp Kesem at The Claremont Colleges, a nationwide community driven by student leaders who support children through and beyond their parent’s cancer, holds its spring fundraiser, “Make the Magic,” at 6 p.m. in The Hampton Room, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont. Tickets are $60 and are available at donate.kesem.org, search “make the magic Claremont.” This year’s Monte Carlo themed gala includes dinner, wine tasting, a silent auction and a photo booth. Funds raised will help provide yearlong peer support and send more than 30 campers to camp. For more information go to campkesem.org/claremont or facebook.com/campkesemclaremont.