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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days

Friday, March 1

LECTURE Tim Thompson will present on the Hubble Deep Fields at the monthly meeting of the Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers. Visitors are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Harvey Mudd’s Beckman Hall, 1250 Dartmouth Ave. Email info@pvaa.us for further details.


Saturday, March 2

COMMON CORE Bonnie Bell, assistant superintendent of educational services for the Claremont Unified School District, will give an introduction to the Common Core State Standards and the implications for school changes ahead at the weekly meeting of the Claremont University Club. $12 for the buffet lunch, beginning at 11:30 a.m. $5 for dessert and coffee only. Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road. 399-5400.

CONCERT Tap along to the tunes of singer/songwriters Nels Andres and Adam Levy, featured at the Folk Music Center. Mr. Andrews has struck a nerve, earning songwriting awards from prestigious US festivals such as Kerrville, Telluride and Mountain Stage. Mr. Levy, an accomplished jazz guitarist, has recorded with Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman and Amos Lee. $12. Doors open at 7 p.m., performance begins at 7:30 p.m. 220 Yale Ave. 624-2928.


Sunday, March 3

THE SOUND OF BRAHMS’ Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, as performed by the Pomona College Orchestra. Free and open to the public. Winner of the orchestra’s 2012 concerto competition, Ryan Luo (class of 2016), joins in on the performance. Shostakovich/Barshai’s Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a and Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta are also on the program. 3 p.m. Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. 607-2671.


Monday, March 4

FILM SCREENING of Sustainability: Changing the Operating System, a visionary film about integrating environmental, social and economic action. Meet the creator, Monty Hempel, a recognized national leader in sustainability thought and practice. Q&A to follow screening. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave. in Claremont.

EXPLORE the Chinese culture through an immersive new class provided through the Joslyn Senior Center beginning Monday, March 4. Students will learn about the history and culture of China, learn examples of etiquette, and language basics including simple characters and phrases. The $20 class will meet on Mondays through April 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Center. To register, call 399-5488.

LECTURE Finbar Hill, honorary consul general of Ireland, will speak on “The European Union: Age 55, maturing or dying?” The event, sponsored by the European Union Center of California at Scripps College, is free to attend. A lunch reception will be held following the presentation. Noon to 1 p.m. Hampton Room of the Malott Commons Building, 345 E. Ninth St, in Claremont. 607-8103.


Tuesday, March 5

TIPS&TRICKS for your computer by Don Brown, Bob Haas, Harland Anderson and Joy Huguley. Attend the free class session, hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club, to explore Real Player, Print Desktop and PDF files. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center. 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 399-5488.

TWILIGHT SERENADE by the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble. The performance will feature music from the Hot Club of France, Stephane Grappelli to jazz standards with vocals by Anna Miller and violin and guitar by Julio Sharp-Wasserman. Free and open to the public. 4:30 p.m. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave.


Wednesday, March 6

BLUES Enjoy an evening out listening to the blues as performed by the Claremont Voodoo Society at the Hip Kitty’s Open Jam Night. 8 p.m. 502 W. First St. 447-6700.


Thursday, March 7

MOSAIC Learn about the art of making mosaic murals from Alba Cisneros, long time associate of Millard Sheets. Tea will be served at the Seaver House following the free event. Hosted by the Rembrandt Club of Pomona College and Claremont. 1:30 p.m. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave.

OPENING NIGHT for the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Stand and Deliver. Based on the screenplay by Ramon Menendez and Tom Musca, adapted for the stage by Robert Balla and directed by Alma Martinez, the production is based on the Oscar-nominated motion picture of the same name, telling the compelling true story of a dedicated East Los Angeles teacher who surmounts overwhelming odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. The production runs through Sunday, March 10 with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Order tickets by calling 607-4375.


Friday, March 8

CURTAINS UP on the Claremont High School Theatre Department’s show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” March 8 and 9, 14-16 at the Sycamore Elementary School Auditorium, 225 W. Eighth St. 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 9

ART OPENING at the Latino Art Museum in Pomona. Explore the artwork of both local and international women with the museum’s “9th.Women Internacional” exhibition. Paula Lantz, Pomona council member, and fashion/art designer Sara Palacios will be awarded at a special opening night ceremony. 4 to 9 p.m. 281 S. Thomas St., Suite 105, Pomona. 484-2618.


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