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CALENDAR: Claremont events; your week in 9 days

Friday, March 15

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

TANGO CLASS Learn to dance or take your current dancing skills to a higher level. All levels are welcome. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $20 single or $35 for couples. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.


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.


Sunday, March 17

ST. JOSEPH’S TABLE Celebrate the arrival of spring at the traditional St. Joseph’s Table, laden with Italian pastries and Easter breads. A spaghetti dinner will be served from noon to 6:30 p.m. Purchase dinner tickets at $9 for adults and $5 for children (children 5 years and under eat for free). Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 N. Berkeley Ave., Claremont. 626-3596.


Monday, March 18

COMPUTER PROBLEMS Learn about resolving your iPad and Mac problems with a Q&A session, plus hear the latest news from Apple products. Hosted by Claremont Macintosh Users Group. 7 p.m. Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Tuesday, March 19

PILATES Students will learn correct postural alignment through a series of mat work. The class is designed to work all planes of motion and restore the natural curves of the spine and place the pelvis and spine in a neutral state. Students who take and repeat this course will maintain and regain strength, flexibility, coordination, agility and balance. Bring a mat, towel, 2 to 3 pound hand weights, water, 9-inch inflatable ball or dyna bands to class. This is a 6-week course held on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration is required. Visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us or call 399-5490. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

IPAD INFO Claremont Macintosh Users Group hosts a series on “Getting to Know Your iPad.” Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday March 19, 21 and 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. $30 tuition. Joslyn Annex, 650 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 626-2045.

SUSTAINABILITY Lance M. Neckar, Pitzer College professor and director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, will discuss conservancy, including sustainability challenges in the region, and will outline plans to establish conservancy headquarters at the Bernard Field Station in Claremont. A buffet lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday in the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

CENSUS Luz Castillo from the Los Angeles Regional Office of the United State Census Bureau will present the most recent data from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey for ZIP code 91711. The presentation will highlight current demographics, social, economic and housing characteristics, as well as changes that have taken place over the past decade in Claremont. For guests 18 and over. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

DEVICES Jacob Christ discusses Virtual Box and Numerically Controlled Devices. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.


Wednesday, March 20

LENTEN CONCERT SERIES Carey Robertson, principal organist of Claremont United Church or Christ (CUCC) and organ professor at Claremont Graduate University, performs Sonata on the 94th Psalm by Julius Reubke. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. CUCC, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont.


Thursday, March 21

ACTIVE CLAREMONT Jim Keith will discuss crime-free, multi-family housing in Claremont and the Claremont After School Tutoring Program (CLASP).  7 p.m. Hughes Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 624-4796.


Friday, March 22

EDUCATION FUDRAISER Friends and family of the Sycamore School Library are having a fundraising event hosted by Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and entertainment. Proceeds of sales benefit Sycamore’s library. 6 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne.


Saturday, March 23

COLLEGES TOUR Visit the Claremont Colleges with a Claremont Heritage guide. The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of Seaver House located at 305 N. College Ave., Claremont. The walking tour includes a 2-and-a-half hour tour of the history, architecture and people of this unique academic community of associated colleges. Emphasis is on the 2 oldest schools, Pomona College and Scripps College for Women. The tour also includes Claremont Graduate School, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd Colley and Pitzer College. The event will be canceled if raining at 8 a.m. The tour is $8 per person.

ORIGAMI Learn about origami, watch a demonstration and make simple models. Linda Adams has been doing origami since the age of 12, teaching the paper-folding technique for the last 15 years. Space is limited to 20 guests. The class is for ages 12 to 18. Sign up at the adult information desk. Free program sponsored by Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, 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.