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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Claremont activities and events

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 mob 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.


Friday, FEBRUARY 15

PROMPT WRITING Dust off your writing projects and join in for 2 10-minute writing prompts and an additional hour of writing. Open to creative people working on stories, memoirs and poetry. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.


Saturday, FEBRUARY 16

LECTURE Fr. Greg Boyle, a Catholic priest recognized around the world for groundbreaking work with gang members, will speak at Our Lady of the Assumption parish auditorium. Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, which employs former gang members at a bakery, restaurant, café and gift shop complex. Homeboy products and copies of Fr. Boyle’s books (Tattoos on the Heart, The Power of Boundless Compassion) will also be available for purchase. 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. OLA, 435 N. Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Call 626-3596 for information.

CABARET Pilates Studio M hosts a burlesque-themed aerial circus show and after-party including a DJ, dancing, hula hooping, henna tattoos and more. Wear 1920s/flapper costume like feathers, small hats, fringe, etc. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $15 cash at the door. 21 and over only. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont. 625-3333.


Sunday, FEBRUARY 17

BIRD FEST Bring binoculars for a fun afternoon in the garden learning about the diversity of birds, their behaviors and physical traits. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This program is free with garden admission. General admission is $8. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767.

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


Monday, FEBRUARY 18

IPAD The Claremont Macintosh Users Group will host a workshop series called “Getting to Know Your iPad.” $30 tuition. February 18, 20 and 22 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the MAC classroom at the Joslyn Annex located at 650 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 626-2045.


Tuesday, FEBRUARY 19

OCCUPATION Shelley Adams, superintendent of the Baldy View Regional Occupation Program, will describe the vocational training in fields such as health and dentistry plus fire and police work. 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.

SMARTPHONES Barbara Alwin will discuss 10 reasons to own an iPhone or Smartphone. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20

PAINT, COLOR & CLAY An array of creative activities will be available for children between 10 a.m. and noon. For toddlers and preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Thursday, FEBRUARY 21

LECTURE Cristanne Miller: “The Ear is the Last Face, Reading Dickinson in Lyrical Time.” Noon to 1 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. 621-8244.



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.