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CALENDAR: Plenty of fun stuff for the weekend

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.

PLANTING DESIGN HGTV featured designer Dominic Masiello presents a 2-part seminar on designing your landscape to match your home’s architecture. Designs include craftsman, mid-century modern, Edwardian, California ranch and Spanish revival. Mr. Masiello has appeared on HGTV shows like Landscaper’s Challenge and Get Out, Way Out. Part one begins Saturday, May 11 and part 2 (practical application) takes place on Saturday, May 18. $35 for one class or $50 for both. Register for the class by emailing info@loft204.com. The seminar is hosted by The Colony at Loft 204 in partnership with Claremont Heritage. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.

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.

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE Medical care during the United States War (1861-1865) was hopelessly inadequate. Deaths form both sides totaled 617,528 but only a third of these died in battle. The rest succumbed to disease and other causes. The Southern California Medical Museum and Dr. Bert J. Davidson, M.D. PhD, will present an overview of medical practices during that time period. The lecture will cover battlefield medicine and care of the sick. Artifacts, pictures and medical tools from the era will also be shared. Suitable for an adult audience. 2 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

 

Sunday, May 12

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

BILL MAHER Emmy-nominated political comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time will perform. Prices are $50.25 and $70.25 plus additional online fees. Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 N. College Way. Tickets are available at www.pomona.edu/bridges. 621-8032.

MICROFEST “Gongs and Guitars.” The 8 electric guitars of the Los Angeles Electric 8 meet heavy metal gongs of the HMC American gamelan in a microtonal extravaganza featuring music of Yorgos Adamis, Bill Alves, Tom Flaherty, Lou Harrison, Andrew McIntosh and Mike Uhler. 8 to 10 p.m. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, Pomona College, 340 N. College Ave. 607-4170.

 

Monday, May 13

A LIFE IN BOOKS While Edward Gordon Craig is best known as a pioneer of modern theatrical design, he was also a prolific and interesting illustrator and author. Drawing on the Philbrick Library in Special Collections, collected by Pomona College alumnus Dr. Norman Philbrick, a wide range of Gordon Craig's published writings and images will be on display. 10 a.m. Honnold/Mudd Library, 800 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. 607-3977.

 

Tuesday, May 14

ETHICS IN EDUCATION Club member and educator David Stine will discuss the role of ethics in education and will cite recent court cases and case studies. A teacher and author, he served 21 years on the San Bernardino County School Board. 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.

COMPUTERS FOR LESS with Douglas Murray who provides services to repair, upgrade and configure hardware and software. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.

 

Wednesday, May 15

YOGA Enjoy the beauty of the garden while relaxing during a yoga session. Classes are held both inside and outside based on weather. Wear comfortable attire, bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Karen May Price teaches a 6-week class. Fifteen student limit per class. $12 per class. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767, ext. 224.

 

Thursday, May 16

SOCIAL SECURTY ONLINE Social Security Administration representatives from the Pomona Valley office will be present to sow individuals how to navigate the SSA website. One-on-one help will be provided for creating an account, setting up or changing direct deposit, requesting benefit verification notices, using the online retirement estimator and calculators and applying for retirement, disability and Medicare. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Claremont Library 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

ACTIVE CLAREMONT City manager Tony Ramos will be the speaker at this month’s meeting held at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 624-4796.

 

Friday, May 17

STUDENT ART Claremont High School Ceramics presents “Creatures” art exhibition. See the show, buy artwork, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the opening reception tonight between 5 and 7 p.m. The gallery will also be open Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ginger Elliott Gallery in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

 

Saturday, May 18

PLANTING DESIGN HGTV featured designer Dominic Masiello presents a 2-part seminar on designing your landscape to match your home’s architecture. Designs include craftsman, mid-century modern, Edwardian, California ranch and Spanish revival. Mr. Masiello has appeared on HGTV shows like Landscaper’s Challenge and Get Out, Way Out. Part 2 (practical application) takes place Saturday, May 18. $35 for one class or $50 for both classes. Register by emailing info@loft204.com. The seminar is hosted by The Colony at Loft 204 in partnership with Claremont Heritage. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.

PEACE CORPS Learn what it’s like to volunteer, the benefits of service, the application process and how to become a good Peace Corps candidate. A recruiter will be on site from the Los Angeles office to answer questions. This event is for individuals over 18 years old. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

 

 

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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