Friday, March 28, 2008

Events Worth Going to On Saturday

Two cultural events worth going to tomorrow, Saturday, March 29, 2008:

First, is a children's art and literature event at the Historical Society of the Pomona Valley. The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon and will be held at the Society's auditorium at 585 E. Holt Street, which is east of Towne, across the street from the 99 cents store. For more information, call 623-2198.

The Book, "Speaking for Fire" will be read, while images from the book are projected on a large screen. Children will do art work with seeds and other material found in the book, which is based upon a Native American myth explaining the importance of the element of fire. Children of all ages are encouraged to come out and participate.

"Speaking for Fire" was written by James BlueWolf and illustrated by Carolyn Wing Greenlee. (Do you think she is any relation to John?) Carolyn is the daughter of longtime Pomona inventor/accupunctutist Dr. Thomas Wing. Artifacts from Dr. Wing's early life and practice here in the Pomona Valley are on display at the Historical Society's Museum. Carolyn has a degenerative eye condition, which makes her art work all the more amazing. Carolyn was a close student and friend of the late Milford Zornes, and is also a many-times-over published author.

The second event, is the Latino Rockabilly Festival at the Pitzer Mounds. The mounds are inside Pitzer College (that's the most northeast of the Claremont Colleges). The festival will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and feature custom cars, music and food. More info here. I hoped to provide some details from the event organizer, but that did not work out. Thanks to Pride in Garfield Park for the head's up on this one.

Also tomorrow, is the farmer's market at Garey and Pearl (that's one block north of Holt, on the west side of Garey). Strawberries will be 50% off there tomorrow. Pick up a coupon at the main desk there. The market runs from aproximately 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



Jennifer said...

Thanks for the info Goddess. This sounds like loads of fun. I enjoy rockabilly music especially live.

One of the bands performing are The Wiseguys. I have seen them three times and they are a fantastic swing/lounge band. You can get an idea of their vibe from their myspace page.

The Moonlight Cruisers will be performing also and are supposed to be really good. I have not seen them, but a few years ago a friend of mine was their studio harmonica player.

Enjoy this fun event folks!


REN said...

just wanted to say thanks again goddess for the heads up on the open market and the car show.the bands where great and the car show was great.looking forward to the next one

Kuniko said...

Good words.