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CALENDAR: Claremont; your week in 9-days

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.


Friday, FEBRUARY 22

LECTURE Ahmed Mobarak, author of The Transforming Power of Democracy: Regime Type and the Distribution of Electricity (2009), will give a lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. 621-8244.


Saturday, FEBRUARY 23

SMART GARDENING This beginning workshop focuses on the basics of backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling and water-wise and fire-wise gardening. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Sunday, FEBRUARY 24

POETRY Brent Armendinger and Lynne Thompson present a reading at 2 p.m. at the Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

OSCAR PARTY presented by the Claremont 5 Second Film Festival featuring a red carpet, refreshments, photos and live television feed from the Academy Awards. 4 p.m. $10. Claremont University Consortium Administrative Building, 101 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. 477-1747.

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

GLOBAL WARMING James Hansen, professor in the department of earth and environmental sciences at the Columbia University and author of Storms of My Grandchildren, gives a lecture with “Agenda for a Prophetic Faith, a project for Progressive Christians Uniting, Pomona Valley Chapter.” 7 p.m. $10 for general admission. Students may attend for free with student ID. Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit www.agendaforporpheticfaith.com for more information.


Monday, FEBRUARY 25

WALKING MEDITATION “Qigong Energy” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767, ext. 224.


Tuesday, FEBRUARY 26

CONSERVATION Seth Shteir will give a talk on “The Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project.” Mr. Shteir is a California desert field representative for the National Parks Conservation Association and will critique the Cadiz project. 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.

COMPUTERS Michael Harrington will discuss how to keep your computer safe and running smoothly. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

FREE FILM SCREENING of Music for a Goddess: Dalit Devidasis of the Deccan (India). 7:30 p.m. in the Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont.


Wednesday, FEBRUARY 27

COOKING “Mardi Gras Comes to Claremont” with personal chef Linda Heilpern of Lotsa Flavor. Learn to cook salade fontaine, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, and apples stuffed with sweet potatoes. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Call 625-9194 or visit www.lotsaflavor.com for more information.


Thursday, FEBRUARY 28

TING WU “Personal Genomes, Education and Ethics” lecture from 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.




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