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Claremont CALENDAR: A very busy week of activities

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.

LECTURE The European Union Center at Scripps College presents speaker Lionel Jospin, former French prime minister. He will discuss “Europe: A Continent in Decline or a Model for the Future?” 3:45 p.m. Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

ARTOON The newest Claremont Museum of Art arts 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.


Sunday, April 14

FAIR TRADE An artisan craft sale to benefit poverty around the world through the Fair Trade Ministry of Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA), located at 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Offered will be handmade jewelry, scarves, baskets, condiments and decorative household items, along with Fair Trade coffee and chocolate. Items are supplied by Catholic Relief Services, an international nonprofit agency that promotes human dignity in the workplace and assists the world’s poor in becoming self-sufficient. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 626-3596 or visit www.olaclaremont.org.

LIVE JAZZ performance by Zzaj on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.


Monday, April 15

LECTURE “The US Pivot to Asia: Where Does that Leave Europe?” Karel Kovanda, former Czech ambassador to the United Nations and former deputy-director general for foreign relations at the European Commission, will discuss the pivot of US policy towards Asia, the implications for Europe and the state of relations between the US and Europe. Noon. Pomona College’s Oldenborg Dining Hall, 350 N. College Way, Clarmeont. For more information, email tammi.rendon@pomona.edu.

FILM SCREENING of Occupy Love, a new feature-length documentary about the global occupy movement. A question and answer session will follow the screening. 4 to 6 p.m. Free admission. Pitzer College’s Benson Hall, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont.

SHAKESPEARE READERS of Pomona Valley will read The Comedy of Errors from 6 to 9 p.m. at Casa de Salsa, located at 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 625-4154.


Tuesday, April 16

Senior Excursion Enjoy the day in Pasadena with guide, John Daugherty. The trip will include stops at the Tournament House (formerly Wrigley Mansion) and Gardens, a drive through the Greene and Greene and Old Town neighborhoods, and a docent-led tour of the Gamble House, a National Historic Landmark. Lunch at the Tam O'Shanter Restaurant is included. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $69 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, please call the Joslyn Center at 399-5488.

CALIFORNIA LIVING Denise Spooner, lecturer in the Cal State University system and former executive director of the Historical Society of Southern California will discuss “A Golden State for All?” She will cover topics including health, education and living standards among the diverse residents of California. 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.

LECTURE “Keeping the Immigrant Bargain: The Costs and Rewards of Success in America.” Harvard University professor of education Vivian Louie will discuss the lives of 37 foreign-born Dominican and Colombian parents and their 76 young adult offspring—the majority of whom were enrolled in or hand graduated from college. While not all immigrants achieve such rapid success, her study shows how powerful the combination of self-motivation, engaged families and strong institutional support can be. Noon. Pomona College Oldenborg Dining Hall, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. For more information, email tammi.rendon@pomona.edu.

FILM SCREENING of Occupy Love, a new feature-length documentary about the global occupy movement. A question and answer session will follow the screening. 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, located at 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont.

TIPS & TRICKS A panel will be held on the topic of tablets with Lloyd Gastineau and Sandy Skipper, Tom Deno, Barbara Marino, Don Brown and Al Leiga. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.

LECTURE “Gospel Music in Global Contexts: Tropes of Continuity and Disjuncture,” part of the Humanities Institute’s spring series. 7:30 p.m. Scripps College Performing Arts Center’s Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont.


Wednesday, April 17

FILM SCREENING of Occupy Love, a new feature-length documentary about the global occupy movement. A question and answer session will follow the screening. 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Claremont Forum Bookstore, 586 W. First St., Claremont.

MICRONESIA Pilgrim Place resident Elden Buck spend his career as a missionary in the region of Micronesia and will discuss his experiences at 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. 399-5573.


Thursday, April 18

ART as Public Experience Historian Casey Blake of Columbia University will explore the art of Allan Kaprow and Siah Armajani as 2 artists working within the American pragmatist tradition. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Lebus Court 113, located at 145 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.

KINGSLEY & KATE Tufts Poetry awards ceremony and poetry reading. 5 p.m. Claremont Graduate University’s Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 621-8974 or tufts@cgu.edu.

Health Care Update League of Women Voters Unit/Discussion Meetings will focus on updated information on Health Care and the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  LWV Co-president Sally Seven will present. 9:30 a.m. at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, Bldg D and again at 7 p.m. at 845 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The public is invited. Contact the LWV office at 624-9457.


Friday, April 19

SPRING BOOK SALE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Hosted by Friends of the Claremont Library. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Saturday, April 20

CLAREMONT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION “Reducing our carbon footprint: one step at a time.” The event features bike rodeo and skills contests, tile making, kids’ activities, live music, solar boats, Pomona college sustainability tour, green products and workshops, speakers tent, used shoe donation, whole earth building tour and green demonstrations by local schools. This event is presented by the city of Claremont, Sustainable Claremont and Interfaith Sustainability Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Claremont Village along Second Street, between the Public Plaza in Village West to City Hall.

GRAND OPENING Whole Earth Building, the new home of Uncommon Good. The building was constructed by hand, using on-site earth for 90 percent of the building materials. The Claremont United Methodist Church and the Claremont School of Theology have shared their land to make this building possible. Special guest speaker Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. 10 a.m. 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit www.uncommongood.org.

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Pilgrim Place and The Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art feature a day of culture, practices and arts of Micronesia and Polynesia. Festivities include a performance by the Halau Na Pua Lehua I Ka Ua Noe Dance Troupe. Food will be provided by L&L Barbeque. The Petterson Museum will be open with a display of art and cultural artifacts from this fascinating part of the world. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Petterson Museum, 730 Plymouth Rd., Claremont. 399-5573.

EARTH DAY AT THE COLONY Celebrate Earth Day in a creative way. Participate in an ecology workshop for kids and their families. Author Penelope Torribio will give a reading from her children’s books and lead a bug-themed craft at noon. Claremont COURIER writer Sarah Torribio will host a free poetry writing class focusing on Earth Day themes at 1 p.m. Dominic Masiello, seen on HGTV, will host a free workshop on the topic of sustainable landscaping and drought resistant plants at 2 p.m. Meet a real archeologist—Sydni Kitchel will discuss California archaeology and medicinal plants used by regional Native Americans at 3 p.m. Enjoy artwork on display by Sumi Foley, who transforms abandoned kimonos into recycled fabric art, Ms. Foley learned her needlework techniques from her grandmother in Japan in the 1960s. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.

MURAL UNVEILING Keck Graduate Institute presents “The History of Pharmacy” mural by Paul Coates and Diane Divelbess, 2 well-known Claremont artists during the “golden age” of southern California murals and mosaics, the 8-foot by 48-foot mural welcomed customers at the historic Hendricks Pharmacy for decades. On permanent loan from Claremont Heritage, the mural has been newly restored. Meet KGI School of BioPharmacy’s Founding Dean Dr. Kathy Webster and enjoy a reception in the Founders’ Room. 2 to 5 p.m. Keck Graduate Institute, 535 Watson Dr., Building 517, Claremont. 607-0179.

A TASTE OF CLAREMONT hosted by Claremont Rotary and featuring local restaurants, wineries, breweries, live music, raffles and an art auction. Must be 21 or older to attend. 5 to 9 p.m. Claremont University Consortium, 101 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Call 447-7717 or visit www.tasteofclaremont.org.



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.