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Geology made fun
needed to help
The city is looking for volunteers to partici-
pate in the “Point-In-Time Count” from 5 to
11 a.m. Feb. 22 throughout the city.
The count will help the city, in conjunction
with San Bernardino County’s Office of Home-
less Services, count and provide a needs
assessment survey for sheltered as well as
unsheltered homeless within the city.
The survey will assist the city in providing
services to help the homeless population and
prevent future homelessness.
All are being encouraged to volunteer
including county and city employees, service
providers, faith-based organizations, college
students, civic organizations, bilingual citizens
as well as anyone with a heart for the home-
For more information visit www.sbcounty.
To sign up for a volunteer position contact
Michele Bletcher by phone at 909-252-4054 or
RC Women’s Connection meeting
on Valentine’s Day at Upland Hills
Rancho Cucamonga Women’s Connection is Photos by James Carbone/Correspondent
having its “Love is in the Air” buffet luncheon Moses Guzman, 9, of Upland, Cub Pack 614, Webelo Den 1, looks for the insect inside a piece of amber, during a presentaion from
from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at Upland Dr. David Berry a Paleontolgist from Cal Poly Pomona’s Geology Department, at Cal Poly Pomona on Jan.17.
Hills Country Club, 1231 E. 16th St.
There will be a fashion show featuring
Jockey “Person to Person” comfortable, chic
and versatile fashions by Cheryl Sites-Halett.
Diane Jackson of Rancho Cucamonga will
sing love songs.
Smiths help Scouts earn merit badge
Dawn Maxwell, writer, businesswoman and
UplandWebelos learn from localgeologist
By Sandra Emerson
mother, will speak on “what to do when life Staff Writer
gives you the opposite of your desires.”
To make reservations, call Cecilia at When Jason Smith earned his
909-987-7069. geology badge as a Webelo Scout
Cost of the program and buffet luncheon, several years ago, it helped
including dessert, is $16. decide his future.
The Rancho Cucamonga Women’s Connec- Now the 31-year-old geologist
tion is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. is hoping to share his love for the
earth with a new group of Webe-
los as they earn their geology
Upland resident wins honorable mention badges.
Dominica Greene of Upland was recently “The kids love it,” Smith said.
named as a YoungArts Honorable Mention “They’re really into it. It’s lots of
Award Winner in Modern Dance. hands on.”
The Los Angeles High School of the Arts
student was chosen from more than 5,000 The group of nine 9- and
applicants in nine disciplines in the visual, 10-year-old Upland boys are cur-
literary and performing arts. rently working their way through
Greene is one of 174 honorable mention Webelos to eventually join the
winners, selected in a blind adjudication Boy Scouts. From there they hope
process from a pool representing all 50 states to earn their Eagle Scout honors.
and the District of Columbia as well as all They have spent two evenings
U.S. territories. at Cal Poly Pomona working with
Greene will receive a monetary award and Smith and his wife, Melissa, who
join the ranks of 16,000 YoungArts alumni, is also a geologist, on plate tecton-
including multimedia artist Doug Aitken, ics, earthquakes, volcanoes, min-
actors Vanessa Williams, Raul Esparza and erals, rocks and fossils.
Kerry Washington as well as musicians Nicki Cub Scouts rasie their hands to answer a question during a presentation from Berry.
Minaj and Chris Young. The Smiths met while studying
YoungArts is the core program of the geology at Cal Poly.
National Foundation for Advancement in the Jason Smith set up the work-
Arts. shops through the geology depart- but in their careers as get out,” before moving on to the next explain how they are formed, col-
ment. Jason Smith said. “They volun- level. lect three minerals and explain
Ole Skool dance team holding auditions “It’s such a small group.
teer their laboratories and speci- Through the geology badge, what they are, visit a geological
The Ole Skool Supreme Dance Team will They’re a very tight department mens and things like that.” the boys are required to collect site and visit with a geologist as
hold auditions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and very invested not only in the The Webelos need to earn samples of igneous, sedimentary well as learn what fossils are and
UPLAND TODAY A3 geology students as they’re there, about 12 badges in 18 months and metamorphic rocks and WEBELOS A3
Photography exhibit of Tagore at Claremont Colleges
1929photography exhibitof poetTagoreat Claremont Colleges through pril 15
By Wes Woods II through 1939, photographed
Staff Writer Tagore in fall 1929 as part of
CLAREMONT — E.O. Hop- his documentation of the
pé’s 1929 photographs of Nobel Indian subcontinent.
Prize-winning poet Rabin- Pal is curator of the exhibit
dranath Tagore’s Santiniketan with photo-curator and Hoppé
is open at the Honnold Library scholar Graham Howe.
of the Claremont Colleges. Tagore, besides being a poet,
Santiniketan is the site of was also a painter, novelist,
the poet’s university in the dis- musician and playwright.
trict of West Bengal, India and The exhibit will run during
is translated as the “abode of regular hours at the library
peace,” Claremont Graduate through April 15. This is the
University officials said. only West Coast venue to
The exhibit displays how present the exhibition after
India was in 1929 and helped being at the New Orleans
found an academic education Museum of Art and the Chha-
Tagore trapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu
center for learning, said
Deepak Shimkhada, adjunct Sangrahalaya — former Prince
professor of Claremont Gradu- on it became in fashion in the of Wales museum — in Mum-
ate University’s School of Reli- 1960s holding classes outside bai.
gion who brought the exhibi- outdoors. He taught you don’t Tagore lived from 1861 to
tion to the Claremont Colleges. need walled classrooms to hold 1941.
Hoppé’s photos show a class and teach. And that For more than 60 years, the
Tagore’s outdoor teaching style became fashionable. These pho- photographs were locked in a
which started as a university tographs have a lot of these London photo library, Clare-
experiment but helped change classes, sessions, that are being mont Graduate University offi-
Bengali music, visual arts and held outdoors.” cials said.
crafts, and literature. Curator Pratapaditya Pal The Honnold Library is at
Courtesy Photos 800 N. Columbia Ave. For more
“(Tagore) was the first man agreed, saying, “It’s about the
experimental university that Rabindranath Tagore and students at Santiniketan in 1929. information on the library,
who advocated an outdoor
classroom without walls,” the Nobel Prize-winning poet head to http://libraries.clare-
Shimkhada said. “So he would laureate started in Bengal in ism. And also introducing a for- century the leading photogra- Hoppé, considered a major mont.edu/
hold classes in outdoors under the early part of the last cen- gotten photographer who was pher, certainly portrait photog- figure in art and documentary firstname.lastname@example.org
the tree and on the lawn. Later tury and his sense of universal- in the first quarter of the 20th rapher, in England, Hoppé.” photography from 1907 909-483-8549