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CALENDAR: 9-day Claremont Calendar

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 6

LECTURE Professor Najeeba Syeed-Miller of Claremont School of Theology and Lincoln University will be speaking on “A Muslim Peacemaker’s Perspective.” Professor Syeed-Miller was born in one of the most violent regions of the world in Kashmir located between Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. Her origins inspired her to dedicate her life to conflict-resolution and peacemaking. She has received numerous awards for her work in interracial, gang and interfaith conflicts. 11 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall.

DANCE WORKSHOP Rosario Sammartino, international director of the Tamalpa Institute, leads the workshop “If Your Body Could Speak: An Introduction to the Life/Art Process.” 2:45 p.m. Free. Scripps College’s Vita Nova Lecture Hall, Room 100 at 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.


Thursday, FEBRUARY 7

REMBRANDT CLUB “Self-Help Graphics” with Evonne Gallardo, director of Self-Help Graphics. This unique institution was founded by a nun to support Latino arts and culture in Los Angeles. Ms. Gallardo will showcase the artists and programs of the thriving group. 1:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall, located at 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.

FILM SCREENING hosted by Claremont Modern featuring People in Glass House: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler and a short film on the Monsanto Home of the Future, which appeared in 1957 at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland exhibit. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. Seeley G. Mudd Theater at Claremont School of Thology, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. 621-0848 or info@claremontheritage.org.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION with Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Nina Karnovski, a professor at Pomona College and longtime researcher on marine birds, will present a program on some of the recent work by herself and her student off the Channel Island of California. The subject will concern climate change and regional sea birds. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. 7 p.m. Alexander Hughes Center, Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, speaks as part of the 7th annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program. Mr. Krauthammer will comment on current events at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. 


Friday, FEBRUARY 8

AUTHOR SIGNING Trevor Losh-Johnson reads and signs his newly released novel, In Cabazon, a gothic pastoral spun out of a setting, that by any exercise of reason, should be fictional. Cabazon, a roadside attraction lately adopted by a church: the world’s only creationist museum to be housed inside the belly of a dinosaur. Constructed on an axis of verse and prose, and complemented by collaged images of Californian landscapes and desiccation, the narrative roves through the suburban sprawl of southern California and into the heart of western wastelands. Mr. Losh-Johnson graduated from Claremont High School, earning a degree in comparative literature from UC Santa Barbara and studying for a time in the master’s program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. Illustrations by Ken Johnson from the book will be exhibited. 5 p.m. Buddhamouse, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.


Saturday, FEBRUARY 9

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS community meeting and fundraiser. The topic of discussion will be “The United State in a Changing World.” International desserts will be served. 2 to 4 p.m. Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. $30 per person. Call 624-9457 for reservations.

PUPPET SHOW “Digging Underground” teaches the importance of friendship during a puppet show for children of all ages and their families. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Sunday, FEBRUARY 10

LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.


Monday, FEBRUARY 11

SHAKESPEARE CLUB of Pomona Valley will host Susan M. Allen of UCLA and the Getty Center. Her program is titled “Shakespeare Dressed in Modern Garb.” 2 p.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 629-2711.


Tuesday, FEBRUARY 12

GETTING PUBLISHED Local author Maralys Wills will discuss self-publishing. This program is free to attend. A buffet lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $5. The University Club meets each Tuesday in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

MEET GEORGE WASHINGTON Peter Small impersonates George Washington in a performance that is entertaining and educational. For ages 12 and older. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS with Steve and Barbara Schenck. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, FEBRUARY 13

ART ON TAP Adult acrylic painting on canvas class with the theme of a Georgia O’Keeffe landscape. No painting experience is necessary. $45 includes all materials. You must pre-register to attend. Register at www.otterspacearts.com. 6 to 9 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales. You will be guided step-by-step through your painting with the bar available to you as you paint. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. #204C, Claremont. 625-5350.

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club presents “Soil, Sun and Squiggles: Tips for Starting Kitchen Gardens.” Cynthia Robinson will talk about organic methods, soil testing, edible garden design and maximizing the use of small spaces. Handouts of useful information to get you started will be provided. Free admission. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont. www.sustainableclaremont.org.


Thursday, FEBRUARY 14

ONE BILLION RISING Join the House of Ruth, Project Sister and the Claremont Forum/Prison Library Project for an evening of poetry, music and flash mobs dancing, and say “no” to violence against women and girls—joining the global campaign alongside women, men, girls and boys in over 182 countries. V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls throughout the world. 4 p.m. Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., Claremont.

IPAD APPS and “Making a Perfect Copy of Your Mac’s Hard Drive” with Claremont Macintosh Users Group. 7 p.m. Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.



Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711.