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CALENDAR: Claremont 9-day events calendar

Friday, March 8

VOICES A community collaboration between the artists of Danbury School, Sumner School and the First Street Gallery, Claremont. Special education artists of Danbury School are constructing an installation work for the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairplex. “VOICES” is a special art installation commissioned at the request of the curator for the second annual regional High School art exhibit ArtReach. The work will be unveiled at the opening today. “Voices” consists of free hanging tubes each hand painted by special education students and sixth grade students from Sumner School, with the assistance of artists from the First Street Gallery in Claremont. The First Street artists in Claremont have served as mentors for Class 205, Danbury School for the past five years, coming weekly to assist, to show, and to share. Students from Joe Tonin’s sixth grade class at Sumner School have joined to work collaboratively with Ken Johnson’s Danbury class in this very special project. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. The exhibition continues through March 13. Regular show hours are noon to 5 p.m.


Saturday, March 9

FITNESS CERTIFICATION Fly gym fitness instructor certification training. A 6-hour program designed for fitness instructors, yoga and Pilates teachers, personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts who are interested in learning to design and teach aerial fitness. Learn the benefits of total suspension training and the physics of human movement off the ground. Students in the course will also learn effective cuing and spotting techniques and how to create, progress and modify excursuses in order to make your own class. After showing proficiency in the program and demonstrate teaching skills, students in this class may receive a certificate of completion in aerial fitness instruction. Sign up at www.flygym.com. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St. Claremont Packing House.

TEA LEAF READINGS See what the tealeaves reveal. This workshop will teach students how to read your own tealeaves. Boutique Teas with Tiffany. 2 to 5 p.m. $7. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Sunday, March 10

ARTIST TALK with Sumi Foley. 11 a.m. Fellowship Room of the Claremont Meetinghouse, Religious Society of Friends, 727 Harrison Ave., Claremont.

TEA BLENDING Learn how to blend the teas and botanicals Spring. Arrive early to taste all the different teas and components. The base teas will be black tea and green tea. The following organic herbs and botanicals will be available: peppermint, spearmint, chamomile, rose petals, honeysuckle, licorice root, hibiscus petals, honey bush, rooibos and lemongrass. At the end of the workshop, students will receive a recipe and your own tea blend to take home. 2 to 5 p.m. $15. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. RSVP to reserve your tea tin: tiffany@boutiqueteas.com.


Monday, March 11

SHAKESPEARE CLUB of Pomona Valley will host guest speaker Arin Gaw, who will discuss “Directing Much Ado About Nothing.” Tea will be served. 2 p.m. Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 629-2711.


Tuesday, March 12

RISING FROM THE ASHES “Regeneration of Native Plants after Wildfire” presented by Cy Carlberg, arborist and horticultural consultant. She will show the amazing resilience of trees and shrubs after a devastating fire. 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.

GURU NIGHT Ask the gurus with session coordinator Tom Deno. 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.


Wednesday, March 13

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club presents a workshop on the positive and negative effects of transforming traditional non-native gardens to native gardens, led by Wallace Meyer, director of the Bernard Field Station. 7 p.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont. Visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.


Thursday, March 14

FILM SERIES The film Urban Roots follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit, in light of the nation's collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future. The series is hosted by the Elemental Arts Initiative, the Environmental Analysis Program of the Claremont Colleges and the Sustainability Integration Office. It explores food justice issues, including health, access to food, sustainable agriculture and fairness for food producers. The film is followed by a Q&A session hosted by Professor Char Miller, director of the Environmental Analysis program. 7 p.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre at the Smith Campus Center, located at 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. char.miller@pomona.edu.

Desert Utopia Palm Springs, CA boasts one of the highest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in the country. The likes of Richard Neutra, William Cody, John Lautner, Albert Frey, Lloyd Wright and many other significant architects came to Palm Springs and left their collective mark. Desert Utopia: Mid-century Architecture in Palm Springs is the first feature-length documentary on the mid-twentieth-century architecture in and around Palm Springs, CA. The 80-minute documentary film weaves architectural images, vintage photography, classic film clips and interviews with architects and others to tell the story of the desert's innovative architecture. It also includes rare archival interviews with Albert Frey, John Porter Clark, Raymond Loewy and Richard Neutra. Directed by award-winning East Coast filmmaker Jake Gorst (including Leisurama for PBS) and produced by David Shearer, Executive Producer, Robert Imber. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. Seeley G. Mudd Theater at Claremont School of Theology, 1325 North College Ave., Claremont. 621-0848.


Friday, March 15

SPANISH GUITAR Enjoy the authentic Spanish sounds of Kimera in the VIP lounge. 7 to 10 p.m. Walter’s Restaurant, 310 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. 624-2779, ext. 2.


Saturday, March 16

CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL “Hats, Hats, and More Hats!” presented by Friends of the Claremont Library. Children and their families are invited to the library for an afternoon of stories, activities, crafts, magic and more—all with the theme of hats. Every child will receive a book or 2 to take home, while supplies last. Free and open to the public. 1 to 4 p.m. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.


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