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CALENDAR: 9-day calendar; COURIER cartoonist featured in exhibition

Friday, May 3

INSIGHTS & OUTSIGHTS: The Collages and Cartoons of Paul Darrow will be on display May 3 through 5 and again May 8 through 12 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Space in Memorial Park. The opening reception is tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition will feature original sketches and recent work in mixed media. Mr. Darrow’s work has been featured in the Claremont COURIER for nearly 60 years. Today, the 91-year-old continues to draw, paint and collage at his home in Laguna Beach. Mr. Darrow is scheduled to attend the opening event.

GYPSY SISTERS ART FAIR Friday, May 3 from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Claremont United Church of Christ on Harrison Ave. between Harvard and Yale Avenues. 

TIN PAN ALLEY Marlene and Her Friends present “Berlin’s Tin Pan Alley—Before the Nazis Killed It.” Noon. Pomona College Oldenborg Dining Hall, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. For more information contact tammi.rendon@pomona.edu or visit http://oldenborg.pomona.edu/ and click on “Speaker Series.”

AN ENCHANTED EVENING Formal gala and fundraiser for ballroom dance. Support the award-winning Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company and dance the night away while enjoying exclusive performances, as well as special preview highlights from the “Vintage Pop Revue” opening the next day. Desserts, hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast will be served. Included in the $35 registration is a complimentary ticket to CCBDC's spring show, “Vintage Pop Revue.” 7:30 to 11:30 p.m, Pomona College Edmunds Ballroom in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Register and purchase tickets (pre-sale only) at claremontballroom.org/gala. Contact leadership@claremontballroom.org.

 

Saturday, May 4

ANTIQUARIAN “Book Lovers” book sale. Find rare books priced at $2 and up. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

VINTAGE POP REVUE Claremont Colleges Ballroom Spring Dance Concert. The award-winning Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company presents its 15th annual spring concert, featuring the waltz, tango, salsa, lindy hop, foxtrot, jive, West Coast swing, cha cha and more, with an ensemble cast of more than 130 dancers. Tickets are $20 general admission and  $10 for faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and children. Saturday, May 4 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m. Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Purchase tickets at claremontballroom.org/concert. Contact leadership@claremontballroom.org.

QUATRO DE MAYO FIESTA at Dale Bros. Brewery. Benefiting the Claremont Educational Foundation, from 5 to 9 p.m., Dale Bros. will offer special small batch beer releases, live music and food by Dragon Loco. $5 cover at the door, plus cost of food and beer. 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. Visit www.dalebrosbrewery.com for more information.

 

Sunday, May 5

BIRD WATCHING with Pomona Valley Audubon. A 2-hour walking tour led by Fraser Pemberton. Families are welcome. 8 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

LIVE JAZZ performance by Homero Chavez & Una Noche on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

GOD’S HEART FOR JUSTICE Explore the issue of human trafficking from a biblical perspective. Read stories of trafficking survivors and learn how to help bring a slave to freedom. Sundays, May 5 through June 16 at 9:45 a.m. Purpose Church meeting at First Baptist Church, located at 472 Mountain Ave., Claremont. 629-5277 ext. 3053 or tamikoc@pfblive.tv.

SPRING GARDEN PARTY with socializing, music, refreshments, silent auction, door prizes, behind the scenes tours and the opportunity to learn about future plans for the garden. 4 to 7 p.m. $40 for members or $50 for the general public. For ages 21 and older. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767.

 

Monday, May 6

LECTURE “Importing Democracy: The Role of NGO’s in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina” presented by Julie Fisher of the Kettering Foundation. Noon. Pomona College Oldenborg Dining Hall, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. Email tammi.rendon@pomona.edu or visit oldenborg.pomona.edu.

FOOD WASTE Unlocking its Full Potential, Sustainability Dialog with Andrew Jolin. Over 30 percent of Claremont’s waste that goes to landfills is food waste. It could instead be used to make soil amendments or fuel. Andrew Jolin, founder and president of GESS, is consulting with the city on how to more sensibly make use of this resource. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

BEGINNER’S DANCE Learn Israeli Folk Dance in a 5-week series taught by Yael Steinfeld. No need for a partner. Wear comfortable shoes. 6:35 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays beginning today. $20 for the entire series. Claremont Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St., Claremont. RSVP to 921-7115.

 

Tuesday, May 7

SOUTH ASIA AFTER 2014 “Prospects for Pakistan, Afghanistan and India” presented by Cameron Munter, former United States ambassador to Pakistan. Now a visiting professor at Pomona College, Mr. Munter served in several diplomatic posts culminating in the ambassadorship to Pakistan. He grew up in Claremont and is a graduate of Claremont High School. 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.

HTML with David Briggs. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.

 

Wednesday, May 8

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club presents “Container Gardening, Increasing Your Plantable Space” with Steve Gerischer, an award-winning landscape designer, teacher and president of the Southern California Horticulture Society and president of Pacific Horticulture Society. He has appeared on HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge and teaches “Gardening with Less Water at the Fullerton Arboretum. 7 p.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont. For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.

 

Thursday, May 9

GROWING THE CHINESE GARDEN The Fine Arts Foundation will host a luncheon, art auction and lecture. The $25 luncheon beginning at noon will feature a silent art auction of 20 paintings from the estate of Corinne Gallman to benefit the FAF art scholarship fund. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Suzy Moser, assistant vice president, advancement at the Huntington Library, will speak about the flourishing popularity of the Chinese garden and the challenges of developing phase 2 in a global recession. Malott Commons Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Contact 732-9022.

CANCER FIGHTING FOODS Learn about the best foods to eat to stay healthy, a program presented by Nancee Perez, RD. 6:30 p.m. Free event at Pomona Valley Hospital at the Robert & Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center Community Room, 1910 Royalty Drive, Pomona. RSVP to 865-9858. www.pvhmc.org.

 

Friday, May 10

OLA FIESTA Family-friendly games, carnival rides, international cuisine, live entertainment, bingo and a drawing to support church ministries and community outreach. Entertainment includes Vietnamese dragon dancers, classic rock band The Answer (Friday), A.C.E. (Saturday) and Satisfaction Unlimited (Sunday). Friday, May 10 from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 from noon to 8 p.m. Free admission. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont.

 

Saturday, May 11

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALE 8 a.m. to noon at Claremont’s Cahuilla Park at the corner of Indian Hill and Scripps. For more information, visit www.crossroadswomen.org or call 243-0018.

MEMOIR WORKSHOP Everyone has a story worth telling from the poignant to the humorous, the sprawling family saga to the chance encounter at the check stand. But how do you craft your story for the page in a way that readers will find compelling? Award-winning author Ana Maria Spagna will provide an easy step-by-step approach for aspiring writers at any stage. Bring a pen and paper, or a laptop. $20 cost includes instruction, sandwich and chips and one beverage. Payment due at door, cash only. Noon to 2 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. #204C, Claremont. RSVP by May 4 to Yi Shun Lai at yishun@thegooddirt.org or call 625-7405.

 

 

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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