Event Calendar (February 11-19, 2022)
by Andrew Alonzo | firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Happening Claremont?
Friday, February 11
- The public is invited to Inter Valley Health Plan’s virtual course, Oh, My Achin’ Bones, online at noon. “Join this discussion on the different types of arthritis, causes, and treatments as well as how to live easier with these painful conditions,” the event’s description read. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.
- At 7 p.m., the Claremont High School Theatre Department will present its student directed one act plays at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The school’s 2022 student directors include Ari Applebee directing “4 AM” by Jonathan Dorf, Karen Eckert directing “Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory, and Eden Hankins directing “Crafting a Killer” by Brent Holland. For information and to purchase tickets, visit chstheatre2129.com or call Claremont High School Theatre at (909) 624-9053 ext. 30463. A second showing will be held Saturday, also beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 12
- Visit Oreo and his fellow sheep, goats and furry friends at the Cal Poly Pomona petting farm, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Agriscapes Discovery Farm, 4102 S. University Drive. Admission will go toward the self-supporting petting zoo. “The animals still need to be fed and cared for; your support is greatly appreciated! During this time of COVID-19, we have not held normal activities,” the website read. For details, visit https://cppdiscoveryfarm.com/petting-farm.
- The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society (PVGS) will hold its monthly Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. This month’s speaker will be Gena Philibert-Ortega presenting a program titled “Five Steps to Better Newspaper Research.” PVGS meetings are open to anyone interested in exploring their family history. For the link to the meeting and details, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The public is invited to attend an opening ceremony for the Benton Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Each Day Begins with the Sun Rising: Four Artists from Hiroshima,” at 2 p.m. Three of the artists, Megumi Fukuda, Taro Furukata, and Genki Isayama, who are visiting from Japan, will be at the museum to discuss their works. To register or for further details visit https://pomona.formstack.com/forms/each_day_begins_feb12.
- Today is opening day of the Progress Gallery’s latest installation “Time, Love and Gravity,” featuring the work of 22 artists and curated by Southern California artists Brandon Monk Munoz, Melinda Hagman, Michael Magoski amd E.E. Jacks. The nonprofit art gallery, located at 300 S. Thomas St. in Pomona, will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday and the exhibit will run until February 27. For more information and gallery hours, visit theprogressgallery.org or call (415) 961-1855.
Sunday, February 13
- Artist Jessie Rule’s Valentine’s succulent workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Claremont Forum bookstore at the Packing House, 586 W. First St. Participants will create their own succulent arrangements. For details or to register, visit claremontforum.org/event/valentines-succulent-workshop.
- All are welcome to join the Baha’is of Claremont for a dialogue on faith and racevia Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. This month’s theme is religion as a motivator for justice. Please contact email@example.com for the Zoom link.
- On Sunday, ZZaj will perform live jazz at College Center, located at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., beginning at 2 p.m. The concert will last approximately three hours and is free to the public. For more information or to view the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.
Monday, February 14
- Happy Valentine’s Day from the Claremont COURIER! If you plan to shop or dine, be sure to call ahead as many restaurants and businesses will offer a special deal for the day and may have long wait times.
- The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley invites you to join its monthly Zoom meeting at 1 p.m. February’s meeting will feature UC Irvine acting professor Eli Simon who will discuss the topic, “All the world’s a stage: Shakespeare in many languages.” To join using Zoom, visit https://uci.zoom.us/j/96899301625; to join via phone, call (312) 626-6799.
- Join a virtual and educational presentation by Village Movement California and the Alzheimer’s Association on Alzheimer’s disease research and how you can reduce your risk of developing dementia. Beginning at 10 a.m., the program will feature Dr. Percy Griffin, Alzheimer’s Association’s director of scientific engagement, and Gene Girimonte, the organization’s community educator. To learn more or to sign up, visit https://alz-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ARICD4RTTgm1Lb2tv5hAOg.
Tuesday, February 15
- Every Tuesday, the public is invited to meet at Shelton Park for a brisk or easy stroll through the Claremont Village. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in and hear any potential announcements. Get Walking Claremont asks those who are not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 to please wear a mask when unable to keep distance from others.
Wednesday, February 16
- Learn the truths and myths about artificial sweeteners during Inter Valley Health Plan’s 1 p.m. course. “There is a lot of controversy surrounding artificial sweeteners. A Cal Poly dietitian will discuss the many different types of sweeteners and the science behind them so you can make the best dietary decisions for you and your health,” according to the event calendar. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.
- The city will hold a public scoping meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. “to provide the public with the opportunity to learn more about the proposed [La Puerta] project and to provide an opportunity for a full discussion of the environmental issues that are important to the community,” the city wrote online. Oral and written comments provided during the meeting will be recorded and will be included with all other comments. For more info or the meeting’s Zoom link, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6168/20.
Thursday, February 17
- In addition to Tuesday’s walks, Get Walking also hosts Thursday walks at 8 a.m. along Thompson Creek Trail. “Meet the group at the trailhead parking lot on Indian Hill Blvd.,” the website read. For more information and other senior class offerings, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/government/departments-divisions/human-services/seniors and choose “activities subpage.”
- Beginning at 5 p.m. via a YouTube livestream, Scripps Presents will host “Always Home: Fanny Singer and Ruth Reichl in Conversation.” Singer, a writer, curator and the daughter of food icon and activist Alice Waters, will reflect on growing up with her mother and chronicle “a unique world of food, wine, and travel; a world filled with colorful characters, mouth-watering traditions, and sumptuous feasts,” in the upcoming discussion. Singer will also discuss her latest book, “Always Home.” Tickets begin at $5 and can be purchased at scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/always-home-fanny-singer-in-conversation.
Friday, February 18
- Claremont McKenna College, in association with the Red Cross, will hold a blood drive at the Roberts Pavilion, 690 N. Mills Ave., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org, or via phone by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Saturday, February 19
- The public is invited to the Pomona Valley certified farmers’ market, held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the northwest corner of Pearl Street and Garey Avenue in Pomona. The market features organic and chemical free produce from local urban farms. For more information, visit pomonacfa.org.