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Saturday, February 15

LEAGUE LOOKS AT HOMELESSNESS The League of Women Voters of the Mt. Baldy Area will focus on homelessness at its 3 p.m. meeting at the Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Eric Gavin, a homeless liaison for area cities who has formed Open Door Community Partners to help cities better understand and end homelessness, will address the meeting. For info click on www.my.lwv.org/california/mt-baldy-area, email info@lwvmtbaldyarea.org, or call (909) 626-9457.

FOR THE LOVE OF READING, WRITING Scripps College hosts a free 3:30 p.m. discussion with novelist R.O. Kwon, author of the Los Angeles Times First Book Prize finalist The Incendiaries, and 2020 Mary Routt Chair in Creative Writing, who will join Fresh Air’s book critic Maureen Corrigan for a conversation about dual literary loves: reading and writing, at Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave., Claremont. Registration is required at www.scrippscollege.edu/events.

TREASURY OF CLAREMONT MUSIC Claremont Heritage is introducing the Treasury of Claremont Music archive project with a 6 to 9 p.m. celebration at the Garner House at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The evening will include performances by musicians in the archive, and will be dedicated to two recently deceased members of the project, Norma Tanega and Chris Darrow. Music starts at 6 p.m. with Vineyard Touring Opera Company, followed by Falcon Eddy (with Amy Maloof and Erica Tyron), Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade, and Michael Ryan, Hai Muradian and Ken Soderlund. Between bands, KSPC DJs DiA Hakinna and Junor Francis will be spinning. Hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.claremontheritage.org, (909) 621-0848, at Garner House, or at the door the evening of the event. More info is at www.claremontheritage.org or www.treasuryofclaremontmusic.com.

ERIC HOLDER Pomona College hosts a free 6:30 p.m. discussion, “A Conversation with Eric Holder: Voting Rights and Inequality in the US,” at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Mr. Holder served as US Attorney General from February 2009 to April 2015, the third-longest tenure in US history. He was the first African American to hold that office. Mr. Holder has served in government for

more than 30 years, having been appointed to various positions by Presidents Obama, Clinton and Reagan. The talk will be moderated by associate professor of politics Amanda Hollis-Brusky. Free but reservations are required at www.pomona.edu/bridges.

Sunday, February 16

THE FAMILY THAT BIRDS TOGETHER Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts the annual Family Bird Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes hands-on experiences, activities and educational opportunities for young b

eginners and bird enthusiasts alike. Take the Migration Challenge and find out why a bird’s life is not always carefree. Learn tips and techni

ques for identifying and attracting birds, and about the California Condor. The event is free with general admission to the garden. More in

fo is at www.rsabg.org/events-programs/events.

 

Monday, February 17

MACHINES AS JUDGE, JURY, EXECUTIONER The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “When Machines can be Judge, Jury, and Executioner: AI and Justice,” with guest speaker Katherine Forrest. “Can artificial intelligence dispense real justice?” asked a press release. “AI is used in policing, criminal investigations, at trial, by judges in sentencing, and in targeting terrorists. But what are the inherent risks and potential benefits of delegating justice to machines?” Ms. Forrest is a former US District judge and technology writer. Info is at www.cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

 

Tuesday, February 19

DAMES IN THE GARDEN The University Club of Claremont hosts a free discussion, “Dames in the Garden: Women Who Shaped California’s Landscape,” with guest speaker Peggy Perry, professor emeritus in plant science, at Cal Poly Pomona. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. Women in California’s history have left a distinctive imprint on our. Set in the context of the state’s remarkable climate and flora, Ms. Perry will share biographical sketches of several women who have influenced gardens and natural landscape in Claremont and beyond. More information is available at www.universityclubofclaremont.org.

TEEN TECHIES Claremont Senior Program’s free Teen Techies Drop-in Workshop takes place between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Tech savvy teens from Claremont High School will help older folks with devices in a friendly, stress-free environment in the popular free program sponsored by Claremont Senior Services. Bring a smartphone, flip phone, tablet or laptop. For reservations call (909) 399-5488 or visit www.claremontrec.com.

PARIS REVIEW EDITOR Scripps College hosts a free 4:30 p.m. discussion with Paris Review editor and writer, Emily Nevens. Join her and Scripps associate professor of English Aaron Matz for a conversation about her new novel, The Cactus League, and the balance between the life of a writer and the demands of editing America’s paramount English-language literary magazine. Registration is required at www.scrippscollege.edu/events.

ALLAH AND YAHWEH The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “Allah and Yahweh: Alike or Different?” with guest speaker Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize winning author, MacArthur Fellow and professor of English and religious studies at UCI, who will compare iconic episodes and characters—Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and others—in the two scriptures and objectively explore how the stories are told. More information is at www.cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

VALUES IN US FOREIGN POLICY Mietek Boduszynski, professor of politics and international relations at Pomona College, will discuss “What Happened to Values in US Foreign Policy?” at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of Hahn Hall, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. A former diplomat, Mr. Boduszynski has witnessed the efforts of the US in promoting democracy at embassies around the world. He witnessed historic democratic openings in Egypt and Libya along with the US response. For information, email martina.ebert@pomona.edu or cmartin335@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, February 19

IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Inter Valley Health Plan hosts a free iPhone photography workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Bring your iPhone to this one-day workshop and become more comfortable shooting, editing and sharing photos from your phone. Pre-registration is required at (909) 399-5488 or online at www.claremontrec.com.

REBECCA HAMM The Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation hosts Rebecca Hamm for its free 2 p.m. lecture and tea in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Ms. Hamm, director of arts at the Progressive Art Studios of Tierra del Sol, is an artist, educator and advocate for inclusivity. The current exhibition Vanguard: Origins of Tierra del Sol Arts in Claremont featuring Helen Rae is on view through April 11 at the Claremont Museum of Art. More information is at www.alumnae.scrippscollege.edu.

PULITZER WINNING POET The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. evening with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri, who will read and reflect on his work. Poet, essayist and critic Mr. Seshadri was born in India and came to the United States at the age of five. He is the author of The Long Meadow, which won the James Laughlin Award and 3 Sections, which won the Pulitzer in poetry. More info is at www.cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

 

Thursday, February 20

WORKSHOP FOR LANDLORDS The Claremont Police Department and Claremont Committee for Safe and Healthy Housing host the second half of their Crime Free Multi-Housing training workshop for apartment managers and owners from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Padua Room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Topics related to preventing crime and keeping apartment communities safe will be covered at the free event. Captain Aaron Fate will discuss the latest Claremont apartment crime data, and officers Erik Orozco and Tami Pope will talk about electronic security and parking enforcement. Other topics include parking, towing, lease agreements and code enforcement. More information is available at (909) 624-3358.

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA Inter Valley Health Plan offers a free 10 a.m. class for caregivers, “Understanding Dementia Behavior and How to Respond,” at its Medicare Information and Vitality Center, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275, Claremont. Common dementia-related behaviors will be identified, with solutions to best respond to those challenges offered. RSVP at www.forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents or by calling (800) 886-4471.

MEMORIES AND OTHER FALSEHOODS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “True Memories and Other Falsehoods,” with guest speaker Debra K. Tolchinsky, an associate professor in the department of Radio-TV-Film at Northwestern University, who will share her related New York Times Op-Doc, Contaminated Memories. More information is at www.cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

AUDUBON Active Claremont holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. This month’s speaker is Laura Jaoui, education chair for the Pomona Valley Audubon Society, who will present information on how her organization promotes the protection, appreciation and enjoyment of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education and conservation. More information is at www.activeclaremont.org.

 

Friday, February 21

MORE CLASSICS AT NOON Scripps College’s ongoing free Friday Noon Concerts continue at 12:15 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia St., Claremont. This week’s guests are soprano Anne Harley, soprano Melissa Givens and pianist Jodi Goble in a program of music by Goble and Harold Bruce Forsythe and others. More info is at www.pomona.edu.

‘JAPAN AND ITS SEASONS’ A new exhibit, The Art of Time: Japan and its Seasons, opens from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Pilgrim Place’s Petterson Museum, 730 Plymouth Rd., Claremont. A free opening reception takes place Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. “In Japan, the experience of the seasons is embedded in language, celebrated in national festivals, and codified in art,” read a Petterson press release. More info is at www.pettersonmuseum.org or via email to museum@pilgrimplace.org.

SENIOR HOEDOWN Claremont Senior Program hosts a good ol’ hoedown tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The western-themed event will include country-western line dance instructor Marsha Wolfersberger as DJ, so guests can get their two-step on and help themselves to the DIY chili bar. Folks are encouraged to dress for the occasion. “The dance is for cowpokes 55 and older,” according to Claremont Senior Program. Admission is $10 in advance. Space is limited. Sign up at www.claremontrec.com.

 

Saturday, February 22

WHEELCHAIR FUNDRAISER AT OLA Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont, is hosting a Quartermania Fundraiser for Wheelchairs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can give the gift of mobility to people around the world by supporting the event, hosted in conjunction with Knights of Columbus. Bring a roll of quarters to bid on items donated by 15 vendors, or buy a gift and receive a raffle ticket to win dozens of prizes. Tickets are $25 each ($20 presale at the parish office), and include lunch, drink, dessert and a bidding paddle. More information is available at www.olaclaremont.org or (909) 626-3596.

 

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