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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Whole Earth building grand opening

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 the 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. 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.


Sunday, April 21

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

FREE CONCERT Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians Jonathan Karloy (cellist) and Catherine Ransom Karoly (flutist) perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at Mt. San Antonio Gardens in the Assembly Area, 900 E. Harrison, Pomona.


Monday, April 22

LECTURE “Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration” presented by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin (GothamSchools) and Jeffry W. Rubin (Boston University). In 1986, a group of young Brazilian women started a movement to secure economic rights for rural women and transform women’s roles in their homes and communities. Together with activists across the country, they built a new democracy in the wake of a military dictatorship. The talk will recount the behind-the-scenes story of a remarkable movement. The father-daughter team discusses the challenges of ethnographic research and how their collaboration shaped their methodology and gave them a unique window into a fiery struggle for equality. Noon. Pomona College’s Oldenborg Dining Hall, 350 N. College Way, Claremont.

THE OTHER 1492 A lecture presented by Teo Ruiz of UCLA. 4 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. kbw14747@pomona.edu.


Tuesday, April 23

UPDATE ON THE CITY OF CLAREMONT City Councilman Larry Schroeder will answer questions and discuss issues including budget, safety, transportation, senior services, commercial development, Wilderness Park, tree trimming and possible acquisition of the water company. 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.

TIPS & TRICKS Dot Tracey, Sandy Skipper and Dave Wishart discuss Word, Skype and eBay with session coordinator Joy Huguley. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.


Wednesday, April 24

READING WAR “Goya, Photography, Critique” with Michael Iarocci of UC Berkeley, recognized leader in eighteenth and nineteenth century Spanish literary and cultural studies. The subject of his talk involves an analysis of Francisco Goya’s relationship to the photojournalism of war and the history of visual images in the nineteen century. A reception will follow the talk at the Pomona College Museum of Art. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Lebus Court 113, located at 145 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. mary.coffey@pomona.edu.


Thursday, April 25

POLITICAL SCIENCE Professor Corey Brettschneider of Brown University and author of When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality (2012) and Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self Government (2007). Noon to 1 p.m.?Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College,?385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. 621-8244.

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER Carla Garapedian will give a lecture. She is known for her films Children of the Secret State (2000), Dying for the President (2000), Lifting the Veil (2003), Iran Undercover: Inside the Hidden Revolution (2005), My Friend the Mercenary (2005) and Screamers (2007). 6:45 to 8 p.m.?Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum Claremont McKenna College,?385 E. 8th St., Claremont. 621-8244. 


Friday, April 26

LEVITT ON THE LAWN Concert featuring Trio Ellas, a female power-trio that mixes traditional mariachi music with romantic melodies with a fresh contemporary twist. The trio has performed in global venues including Japan, where they recently completed a USO tour. They have contributed to the works of recording artists like Lady Gaga, Cristian Castro and Mariachi El Bronx. Their debut album Con Ustedes…Trio Ellas, released in May 2012, was nominated for a Latin Grammy award. This event is presented by Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and is sponsored by Scripps College alumna Elisabeth Levitt Hirsch, 1974. 5:30 p.m. Bowling Green at the center of Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. 607-7177 or www.scrippscollege.edu/campus/malott-commons/trio-ellas.php.

FROM ASTEROIDS TO EXOPLANETS “The Planetary Society Projects” presented by Dr. Bruce Betts, director of projects for the Planetary Society—the world’s largest space interest group. Dr. Betts is a planetary scientist. He studied planetary surfaces, including Mars, the Moon and Jupiter’s moons, using infrared and other data, and published several scientific papers on these subjects. Dr. Betts regularly writes for the Planetary Society member magazine The Planetary Report and on his blog on www.planetary.org. He co-hosts the “What’s Up?” feature on the weekly Planetary Radio show on satellite radio and podcasts and is frequently a guest on History Channel’s The Universe. Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers meeting. All are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Harvey Mudd College’s Beckman Hall, 1250 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. Beckman Hall is located behind Galileo Hall in the same building. info@pvaa.us.


Saturday, April 27

RELAY FOR LIFE 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness in Claremont and La Verne while raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Teams composed of up to 12 people formed by local businesses, community groups and individuals raise funds prior to the event. At the relay, team members take turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track. Relay For Life celebrates those who have survived cancer, remembers those who have lost the battle and gives communities an opportunity to fight back against cancer. Funds raised go to the American Cancer Society’s research, advocacy, education and free support services. Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, April 28 at 9 a.m.  Claremont High School, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.



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