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Friday, April 5

SCHOLARS and activists will discuss “The Americas After Chávez,” a symposium on the legacy of the recently deceased president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez and his impact upon Venezuela, Latin America and Global South. 2 to 9 p.m. Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center, Room 201, located at 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.

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 and older. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. 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.

RECYCLING Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join in an educational program answering the questions of where garbage goes after it’s picked up and what things can be recycled. This event is presented by Full Spectrum Educational Services and co-sponsored by The Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. 621-4902.

CABARET AERIAL CIRCUS An aerial circus show plus belly dancing, henna tattoos and more. Dress in 1920s flapper style. There will be an after party with dancing until midnight. The event begins at 9 p.m. $15 cash at the door. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 625-3333.

 

Sunday, April 7

BIRD WATCHING Pomona Valley Audubon will lead a 2-hour walk at 8 a.m. at the Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Fraser Pemberton leads the group. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance. There is no charge to enter the garden with the Audubon group. Families are welcome.

COMIC BOOK COLLECTIBLES SHOW featuring art dealers, collectors, publishers, artists, writers, giveaways and live music. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 532 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE Wendy Lower, PhD of Claremont McKenna College, speaks at the annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration. 4 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. 626-1277.

 

Monday, April 8

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG Marlyn Hemple, publisher of the Population Press discusses “Overshoot! The Fierce Urgency of Now.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

 

Tuesday, April 9

UNITED NATIONS Mel Boynton, president of the Southern California United Nations Association, will describe the inner workings of the 70-year-old organization and how the United Nations system works. 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.

AFTER WORK a series of informational lectures and social mixers, held throughout the community for persons still in the work force, new to or enjoying retirement. “Great Rinds, Great Minds, Entertaining with Cheese.” Learn how to entertain with cheese and wine. Start the evening with an assortment of cheeses paired with complementary wines. Lydia and Marnie Clarke, proprietors of the Cheese Cave, will conduct the tasting. Sponsored by the city of Claremont’s Committee on Aging. 5:30 p.m. $10. Pomona College’s Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave., Claremont. Register by calling 399-5488.

THEOLOGY Rachel Adler discusses “A Feminist Renewal of Jewish Law.” Ms. Adler was one of the first theologians to integrate feminist perspectives and concerns into the interpretation of Jewish tests and the renewal of Jewish law and ethics. Her essay, “The Jew Who Wasn’t There,” first published in 1971, is generally considered the first piece of Jewish feminist theology. She now serves as the David Ellenson Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Feminist Studies at Hebrew Union College of Los Angeles. The public is invited. Free of charge. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, located at 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont.

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG “Perspectives for a Sustainable Future: Economic, Social and Environmental.” Hear about the perspectives and goals of Sustainable Claremont, the League of Women Voters, Pomona College and the Interfaith Sustainability Council followed by a dialogue with the audience. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.

ENTERPRISE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY As the first women President of Ireland, President Mary Robinson elevated the country to a new level of international status by fighting for controversial changes and bridging religious, social, and economic groups. She was also the first woman to chair the United Nations Commission for Human Rights, and is the founder of The Ethical Globalizations Initiative. President Robinson continues her campaign for worldwide democracy as president of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education, and advocacy on the struggle for global justice. In 2005, she was listed as one of Time's top 100 men and women whose "power, talent, or moral example is transforming the world," and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2009. Currently, President Robinson is working on her memoir, Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice, which will chronicle her career. 7:30 p.m. Event is free, but a ticket or RSVP is required. Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. 607-8103.

ASK THE GURU Tom Deno serves as session coordinator for “Guru Night.” Submissions will begin to be accepted at this meeting for the 2013 photo contest. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.

 

Wednesday, April 10

RECORDS Jack White’s Third Man Records will be parking rolling records store in the Rhino Records lot from 4 to 7 p.m. Pick up Third Man releases fresh off the road and a chance to purchase some rarities. In addition, Rhino Records will be offering 10 percent off purchases all day in their store. Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., Claremont 626-7774.

SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING with California Native Plants presented by Antonio Sanchez, Nursery Production Manager at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Learn how to reduce irrigation, eliminate pesticide and fertilizer use and reduce maintenance and waste in the garden. Bring plants or seeds to share, if you have them. 7 p.m. Free admission. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.

 

Thursday, April 11

VISUAL ACOUSTICS The Modernism of Julius Shulman, a film directed and produced by Eric Bricker. Claremont Heritage presents the fourth film in the 2013 Claremont Modern Film Series. 7 to 9 p.m. $10 general admission or $5 for Claremont Heritage members, students and seniors. Claremont School of Theology students and faculty receive free admission. Purchase tickets at the door. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, located at 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. 621-0848 or info@claremontheritage.org.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION The 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 12

LECTURE Geographer Tad Mutersbaugh of the University of Kentucky will look at the practices of organic and fair-trade coffee production in Oaxacan indigenous villages in a lecture titled “Certified Lives: Producing Transparency in Fair-Trade Organic Coffee.” Noon. Pomona ­College’s Oldenborg Dining Hall, located at 350 N. College Way, Claremont. For more information, email tammi.rendon@pomona.edu.

ARTOON The newest Claremont Museum of Art education project has given voice to a generation of middle school students through the art of cartooning. Over 40 El Roble Intermediate School students participated in a series of ARToon after-school classes. Now all of the ARToonistas' original cartoons will be printed onto vinyl and installed on the 8 foot by 24 foot art wall located on the east entrance patio adjacent to the Packing House. Join the student artists, their parents, El Roble faculty and the Claremont community as they celebrate the unveiling of the ARToon student cartoons on the art wall. 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The art wall exhibition will remain in place through August. Claremont Packing House patio, located at 532 W. First St., Claremont.

 

Saturday, April 13

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL International students from The Claremont Colleges showcase their cultures and cuisines with food and performances from around the world. Activities include arts, crafts, face painting, authentic international foods, live world music and performances. Hosted by International Place of The Claremont Colleges. Noon to 4 p.m. Claremont McKenna Quadrangle, 390 E. Ninth St., Claremont. Contact 607-4571 or visit www.iplace.claremont.edu.

FOSSIL FEST A behind the scenes view of the Alf Museum plus tours of the fossil preparation laboratory. Attend talks on the latest in paleontological research, participate in craft activities and make a footprint replica. 1 to 4 p.m. One-day special admission price of $3. All activities are included and children under the age of 4 attend for free. Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W. Base Line Rd., Claremont. 624-2798 or www.alfmuseum.org.

AUTHOR TALK Noted prison expert and author David Werner, a professor at University of La Verne, will speak at the annual dinner hosted by Pax Christi of the Pomona Valley and the Peace with Justice Center. His topic will be “Prison – Accident, Success or Failure?” The event will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., as the second in a series on restorative justice that began with a talk by Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 students (vegetarian options available). Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, contact Nick Parra at 455-8293, or Connie Weir at 596-4460. 

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT “Stop the Torture,” a Symposium on Solitary Confinement in California hosted by the Scripps College Core program. From 1 to 4:30 p.m. presentations will be given by legal and other experts and family members of prisoners in solitary. At 7 p.m. a film screening of Herman’s House will be shown with an appearance by the director. Scripps College’s Humanities Auditorium, located at 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Free and open to the public. 607-8018.

A NIGHT IN THE ‘60s Visit The Colony at Loft 204 gallery and boutique for an evening in the 1960s. Dress in ‘60s cocktail attire, pose for pictures with RD Foto Studio, do the twist to oldies classics and eat tapas from Euro Café. A display from Claremont Heritage president John Neiuber will be on exhibit featuring mid-century modern martini shakers and glasses. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont 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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