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Spring has sprung! Claremont 9-day CALENDAR

Friday, March 29

AUTHOR READING AND SIGNING Anthony Garcia has lived in China for the past 3 and-a-half years and has accumulated many stories to share. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Saturday, March 30

CITY OF CLAREMONT SPRING Take part in the city’s annual Spring Celebration to be held today at Memorial Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Claremont Community and Human Services Department and the Rotary Club of Claremont, the event includes a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis, face painting, a magician, games a petting zoo and the staple children’s candy egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Families are encouraged to bring cameras to capture a photo with the Spring Bunny (aka “Easter Bunny”). Memorial Park, 840 Indian Hill Blvd.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. Proceeds benefit community programs like Shoes That Fit, Read Me and school grants. 7 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park on Indian Hill.

NANO DAYS Celebrate NanoDays 2013 at the Claremont Public Library with students and faculty of the Pomona College Department of Physics and Astronomy, lead by their department head, Professor David Tanenbaum. NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Visitors will explore how 3D images are made, investigate new nano products and materials. There will be a special story time reading of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who. 1 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

CHS THEATRE OPENING The Claremont High School Theatre Department will celebrate its revamped theater opening tonight with current student and alumni performances. Cost is $20 at the door or tickets can be purchased through the ASB office at CHS. Performance is at 7:30 p.m. Don Fruechte Theatre for Performing Arts, CHS, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Sunday, March 31

WILDFLOWER WALK guided tour at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden featuring wildflowers and seasonal highlights. 11 a.m. Free with garden admission. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont 625-8767 ext. 251.


Monday, April 1

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE The first half hour is dedicated to beginners, followed by open dancing, some teaching and requests. 7 to 10 p.m. $5. The Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St., Claremont. 921-7115.


Tuesday, April 2

FORENSICS The Los Angeles Department Coroners Office is responsible for the investigation and determination of the cause and manner of all sudden, violent, or unusual deaths in the county. The department has accepted some 9000 cases annually over the last 10 years and uses the Forensic Science Center and collects DNA for laboratory analysis. Edward Winter is the assistant chief of the LA Coroners Office and he will explain their operations plus answer questions from the audience. 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 Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

POWERPOINT Don Brown explains how “Everyone Can Create a PowerPoint Show.” Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.


Wednesday, April 3

LECTURE “Encountering Indigeneity: Mexico City Virgen de Guadalupe Basilica Celebrations” presented by Scripps College associate professor of music Cándida F. Jáquez, who is also the director of the Humanities Institute. Noon. Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont.


Thursday, April 4

POSTMODERN POSTMORTEM on Complicity and Resistance: “The Death of the Artist” presented by Jonathan D. Kats, director of the visual studies program at University of Buffalo. He will discuss different artistic strategies of AIDS-informed political resistance—from artists whose work embraced direct confrontation to those who instead sought to seed ironic subterfuge. He will assess how postmodern theory and institutional and market imperatives can often travel a parallel course. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION Pomona Valley Audubon Society will hold its monthly meeting and bird identification at 7 p.m. followed by refreshments, a short business meeting and the evening program. President Dan Guthrie will present the program “Birding and Conservation in Bolivia.” This program is open to the public and free of charge. Hughes Community Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Friday, April 5

MEDITATION “Land of Enlightened Wisdom: 21 Praises to Tara Sadhana and Meditation.” Geshe Sherap will lead a group in chanting and the Sadhana of Tara in Tibetan and English. For ages 16+. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Land of Enlightened Wisdom, 1317 N. Park Ave., Pomona. 755-1935.


Saturday, April 6

WATCH & CLOCK Show and Sale hosted by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Chapter 81. 8:30 to noon. $5.  Palomares Park Senior Center, 499 E. Arrow Highway, Pomona.

VILLAGE WALKING TOUR with a Claremont Heritage guide. The 2-hour tour begins at 10 a.m. in front of the historic Claremont Metrolink Depot located at 200 W. First St., Claremont. $5. See the Village area, historic Victorian, college and commercial buildings. The tour ends at the restored College Heights Packing House.



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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