Event Calendar (February 25 – March 5, 2022)
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What’s Happening Claremont?
Friday, February 25
- Friday morning art groups at the Claremont Joslyn Center meet on the center’s patio beginning at 9 a.m. The group session is open to artists of all levels, who are invited to bring their current works in-progress or start new ones. Regardless of vaccine status, all attendees must wear masks. For more information, contact (909) 399-5488.
- The public is invited to hear the vocal stylings of the Claremont high school choirs at the program’s annual Broadway Spooktacular concert, at 7 p.m. at the CHS theatre, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The concert is a performance of “Broadway and Hollywood’s’ most famous ‘spooky’ musicals.” General admission begins at $10; students for $8. Visit https://www.chschoir.org for more info or to purchase tickets.
Saturday, February 26
- The NAACP Pomona Valley Branch’s Freedom Fundraiser event “celebrate our history of resilience in a new COVID world.” The public is invited to attend the third annual event which will be held via Zoom at 1 p.m. Registration is free but required in advance. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naacp-pomona-valley-branch-3rd-annual-freedom-fund-event-tickets-234589301917.
- The Great Junk Hunt is hosting its first ever flea market at the Pomona Fairplex beginning on Friday. The event will conclude on Saturday afternoon and will feature vendors offering the “freshest junk around.” The event will also feature live music and food both days. To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit thegreatjunkhunt.com/pomona-ca-vintage-market.
Sunday, February 27
- Eric Croissant will perform live jazz at College Center, located at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., at 2 p.m. The concert will last approximately three hours and is free. For more information or to view the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.
Monday, February 28
- The Committee on Human Relations meeting will take place at 7 p.m. after being rescheduled due to President Day. For more information, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5901/20.
- The Service Center for Independent Life is distributing free at-home COVID-19 testing kits to people with disabilities, seniors and others who have a hard time getting around and getting tested regularly. The tests expire in April so be sure to get yours today! For more information, contact SCIL at (909) 621-6722.
Tuesday, March 1
- SCIL is offering a free hybrid mathematics course for people with disabilities at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Attendees can also show up in person to the class at the nonprofit’s Claremont offices, at 107 S. Spring St. Call (909) 621-6722 if you wish to attend in person or visit https://scil-ilc.org/events/math-class for information on how to attend online.
- Scripps Presents continues the 2022 season of programming with Power Hungry, a conversation, between Suzanne Cope and Cleo Silvers discussing “the ongoing power of using food as a political weapon.” The conversation will be held via livestream at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be found, along with further information, at scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/power-hungry.
Wednesday, March 2
- Remember to sign up for Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming memory course which will take place online at 11 a.m. The course is part of the organization’s online healthy brain series and attendees will learn how memory works, what can go wrong, and what to do about it. To sign up, visit https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.
- The public is invited to attend an Ash Wednesday retreat at St. Lucy’s Benedictine Priory High School beginning with a community Mass in the gym at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and then the retreat session. Mass will be held at 655 W. Sierra Madre Ave. in Glendora. For more information, contact the school at (626) 335-3322.
- The Exercise Coach is celebrating its grand opening and induction to the Claremont Chamber of Commerce with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. at 578 E. Base Line Rd. Admission is free but registration is required. For more information, visit https://business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/ribbon-cutting-the-exercise-coach-40175?calendarMonth=2022-03-01.
Thursday, March 3
- The Community Heart drive-thru food pantry, located at 10871 Central Ave. in Ontario, takes place every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is there to “help all families and individuals in need,” according to a flyer. For more information on the food pantry or Community Heart, contact https://communityheartfeedtheneed.org.
- On the first and third Thursday of each month, a blessing box pop-up is set up on the corner of Sixth St. and Harvard Ave. between 9 a.m. and noon. The box is there to support the less fortunate in the community, who can pick up the necessities they need. While the box is up, community members can also stop by to drop items off including clothing, socks, first aid supplies, snacks and nonperishables. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Join a poetry reading and discussion by National Book Award finalist Solmaz Sharif who will read from her second collection of poetry, “Customs,” at 5 p.m. via Crowdcast. Presenter Kaveh Akbar will join Sharif for a conversation about her work. Tickets are free but required, and attendees can purchase Sharif’s book when they sign up for tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pen-out-loud-solmaz-sharif-and-kaveh-akbar-in-conversation-tickets-241392640887.
Friday, March 4
- Need help reorganizing for spring 2022? Join Inter Valley Health Plan’s Clutter Chaos course, Let’s Get Spring Cleaning, which will give you tips on to get your home and life under control, according to the event’s description. The virtual event will begin at 12 p.m. To register, visit https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.
- Friday Noon Concerts are back at Balch Auditorium on the campus of Scripps College. The concerts are free, open to the public and begin promptly at noon. This concert will feature Pomona College Pianist Brian Hsu. For more information, contact the Scripps Music Library at (909) 607-3266.
- The Claremont High School theatre program is hosting ComedySportz at 7 p.m. at the CHS theatre, located at 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. ComedySportz is described as a fast-paced show, driven by fan suggestions and improvised comedy and is “G-rated, side-splitting fun for the whole family.” For information or to purchase tickets, which begin at $8 at the door, visit https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/claremont-high-school/comedysportz-hsl-3908.
Saturday, March 5
- Ellen Harper, operator of the Folk Music Center, will be speaking and performing at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., at 2 p.m. The event is free but attendance is capped to the first 100. The event is sponsored by the On the Same Page Committee of the Friends of the Claremont Library. For more information, contact Lanore Pearlman at email@example.com.