Event Calendar (February 4-12, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, February 4

  • Claremont Unified School District students are reminded that today is the deadline to submit their essay entry for the 32nd annual making change contest, which offers students an opportunity “to honor and remember all that these advocates of social change have done to transform our world for the better,” City Manager Adam Pirrie wrote in a news brief. Students can submit their entries at ci.claremont.ca.us/government/departments-divisions/human-services/special-events/making-change-contest. An award ceremony for participants and their families will be held on March 7.
  • Applications for Sustainable Claremont’s (paid) Green Crew internship program are due today. “The program is great for those interested in learning about urban forestry, environmentalism, community outreach and education,” a news release read. Applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter or a short bit about why they are interested in the position to greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org. When viewing this week’s calendar online, residents can learn more about the program description using this
  • Children ages two to five and caregivers are invited to attend the Los Angeles County Library’s virtual smarty pants story time session today at 11 a.m. Online registration is required at https://visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6115446.

Saturday, February 5

  • Join the Inland Valley Hope Partners at Amy’s Farm as they tend to the farm’s vegetable field and help develop a new area on half an acre of farmland. “We always have a work day on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. You can volunteer for one hour, two hours, or all three, whatever fits your schedule,” a news release For more information or to volunteer, contact Tim Constantine at timandpeg2@aol.com. The garden is located at 7698 Eucalyptus Ave. in Ontario.
  • Sustainable Claremont, the City of Rancho Cucamonga, West Coast Arborist, and other partners will host a free virtual urban forestry workshop for residents 9 a.m. via Zoom, “to learn about the importance of trees in our communities, proper planting, & tree care.” Registration is free at eventbrite.com/e/free-urban-forestry-workshop-rancho-cucamonga-tickets-245804908097.
  • The city council priorities workshop, originally scheduled for January 22, will take place at 9 a.m. today. To view the Zoom link or the agenda for the upcoming council priorities workshop, visit https://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/living/council-priorities.

Sunday, February 6

  • Couples planning their perfect wedding day can meet with Inland Empire wedding professionals at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., between noon and 2 p.m. “Discuss unique ideas for your wedding while enjoying tray passed champagne and hors d’oeuvres,” the Eventbrite page read. Required registration is free at eventbrite.com/e/champagne-wedding-open-house-tickets-235482002007?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Attendees are asked to wear masks.
  • On Sunday, Jacob Kearney 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 7

  • Join Priceless Pets’ weekly dog walkseach Monday as the group sets out on morning hikes at Higginbotham Park, 600 Mt. Carmel Dr., beginning at 9 a.m. The walks provide the animals with much needed socialization and fresh air. For more information, contact the shelter at (909) 203-3695.

Tuesday, February 8

Wednesday, February 9

  • Learn how to communicate more effectively with loved ones and others by exploring the different love languages we all speak during Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming course, communicate with love, at 11 a.m. The class is based on the book, “The 5 Love Languages” by family therapist Gary Chapman. For information or to register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.
  • Adults (18+) are invited to join Leah Koch of Culver City bookstore, The Ripped Bodice, for a virtual discussion on “everything queer romance, from storied novels to modern day tales of love conquering all.” The event will be held via Zoom starting at 6 p.m. To register, visit https://visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6066310.

Thursday, February 10

Friday, February 11

  • Continuing the theme of “education” at its monthly luncheons, the Democratic Club of Claremont will sponsor a presentation, Education: The Intersection of Humanity and Politics, by Nichelle Henderson on Zoom beginning at noon. The luncheon is free, open to the public and will be held at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89559832568. For more information, contact the club at (909) 632-1516.
  • Beginning 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 www.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

  • The day prior to Super Bowl LVI, the Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA will host its 2022 Poopy Bowl starting at noon and residents are invited to “kick off the year with a paw-some opportunity to win $2,000, while watching adorable puppies.” For more information and for full details on how to enter, win and purchase “poop” squares, visit ivhsspca.org/event/10587.
  • In honor of Black history month, Claremont Forum Gallery Director Chris Frausto will hold a special presentation about the Underground Railroad. “Frausto brings her years of academic scholarship surrounding the Underground Railroad to life as she recounts her journey following the history of an escaped slave family living in freedom in Indiana,” the event’s description read. “Frausto directed her research around this family’s struggles and challenges to find freedom and self-sustaining lives.” The presentation is free, open to all and will be held at the Claremont Forum bookshop, 586 W. First St. inside the Packing House, at 1 p.m. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/event/the-underground-railroad.
  • The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society (PVGS) will hold its monthly Zoom meeting today 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 jansalas@ca.rr.com or raulncal@aol.com.

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