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Event Calendar (January 28 – February 6, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, January 28

  • Due to the presence of Omicron, Friday morning art groups at the Claremont Joslyn Center have been moved outside to the patio. Classes will still take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and artists are invited to bring their current works in-progress or create new ones during the course. Regardless of vaccine status, all attendees must wear masks.
  • Today is the final day of the Claremont Forum’s monthly three-day book sale. The bookstore is located on the first floor of the Claremont Packing House, 586 West First St., and open between noon and 9 p.m. today. For more info, call (909) 626-3066 or email claremontforum@gmail.com.
  • Today marks the official start of Girl Scout cookie season for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. While scouts will begin receiving their boxes of cookies, the sweet treats won’t hit the streets around Claremont and neighboring cities until Friday, February 11, the official day that cookie sales begin. For more information, go to girlscoutsla.org.

Saturday, January 29

  • A second Claremont redistricting public hearing and workshop, led by a demographer from the National Demographic Corporation, will be held via Zoom at 10 a.m. The event will feature a “presentation of demographics and overview of the process to re-draw district maps,” according to the city. For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at (909) 399-5461 or (909) 399-5463, or visit the city’s redistricting webpage at https://claremont-courier.com.

Sunday, January 30

  • The grand national roadster show is returning to the Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., for its 17th year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, the GNRS has since grown into the longest-running indoor car show in the world, according to the Fairplex. Fore more information about the show, which runs Friday through Sunday, and to purchase tickets, visit https://hotrodshows.com/grand-national. Attendees are reminded that parking will be at Gate 9 and is $15.
  • The annual meeting of the Pomona Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America will take place at 3:00. via Zoom and members and friends are invited. The event will include a presentation titled, “Perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals: 2019-2022”; the introduction of winners of the chapter’s 2021 high school essay contest; the election of the 2022 board of directors; and reports on 2021 program highlights and finances. For more information and the Zoom link, contact cmartin335@gmail.com.

Monday, January 31

  • Today is the deadline to submit public feedback on the Public Review Draft of the 2021-2029 Housing Element, which is available online at the city’s website, ci.claremont.ca.us/living/draft-housing-element. Residents can send comments to Community Development Director Brad Johnson at bjohnson@ci.claremont.ca.us or via U.S. mail to 207 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.
  • Sustainable Claremont’s second dialog of the year, which was scheduled for January 24, has been rescheduled for today due to last Friday’s overnight windstorm knocking out power and internet for a few thousand residents. The talk will cover the topic, “A Vision for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park,” and will be held between 7 and 8 p.m. via Zoom. For information, visit sustainableclaremont.org/events/upcoming-events.
  • The Democratic Club of Claremont’s 2022 members meeting takes place this evening at 7 p.m. via Zoom and is free and open to the public. It will include the presentation “How the Inland Empire Labor Council (IELC) became a regional political force.” Celene Perez, chief of staff of the IELC, will discuss the organization’s “holistic approach towards improving the lives of its members and their families.” The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83018909571.

Tuesday, February 1

  • Support the Inland Valley Hope Partners’ food drive by donating nonperishable food items, hygiene products and other essentials to support the organization’s vision of “healing the community of homelessness and hunger.” A detailed list of items can be found at inlandvalleyhopepartners.org. Those wishing to donate items to the organization’s Claremont site can do so by dropping them off at the Joslyn Center Annex, 660 N. Mountain Ave., during the pantry’s operating hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Today is the deadline for Los Angeles County residents to provide feedback on funding recommendations for L.A. County’s homeless initiative. “Share your ideas for tackling homelessness in your neighborhood and beyond,” City Manager Adam Pirrie wrote in a news brief. Residents can submit their public comments and view a timeline of the budget process at homeless.lacounty.gov/2022-23-funding-recommendations-process.

Wednesday, February 2

  • Beginning at 11 a.m. via Zoom, Inter Valley Health Plan will host a course on essential oils. Attendees will learn “which scent is best for what condition, how to mix scents for optimal benefits, other uses for them (cooking and gifting), how they are made and more!” To register, visit https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.
  • Every Wednesday starting at 10 a.m., the Claremont Senior Program provides boxed, to-go lunches for adults aged 60 and up in front of the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The drive-through meal distribution is first-come, first-served while supplies last. Any Los Angeles County resident 60 and up is welcomed to utilize this free service. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.

Thursday, February 3

  • The Los Angeles County library system is hosting a Webex session to discuss staying safe on dating apps, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Adults over 18 are invited to learn “how to protect yourself against scammers, fraud, and catfishing.” The call will also show dating app users “how to spot and avoid scams and the resources that are available for victims of fraud or cybercrime.” For information or to register, visit https://visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6095710.
  • Between 2 and 3 p.m., AgingNext will host its good reads book club via Zoom for AgingNext Village members. For information on how to join the group, call (909) 621-9900 and ask for Bea Kirkman.
  • Founded on February 3, 1922, the Girl Scouts of the Greater Los Angeles area is celebrating 100 years of service, courage, confidence and character. Happy centennial from the COURIER and keep up the amazing work!

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. The contest offers CUSD 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.
  • Want to live to be 100 years old? Inter Valley Health Plan is offering a virtual course from noon to 1 p.m. which will not only reveal “secrets from those who have lived to 100 years old and beyond,” but will also discuss “the screenings necessary to help you live a long and healthy life.” To register, visit https://www.ivhp.com/vitality

Saturday, February 5

  • The Los Angeles County Sanitation District will host a household hazardous waste collection event at the Claremont Yard, located at 1616 Monte Vista Ave., between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The drive-through collection event is free and open to L.A. County residents only. No business waste will be accepted. For collection tips, visit https://www.lacsd.org/services/solid-waste/household-hazardous-waste-collection.
  • Claremont’s first art walk of 2022 takes place today between 6 and 9 p.m. and all are invited to witness the works of various local artists at the Claremont Museum of Art, the Claremont Packing House and across the Village. Vendors will also be set up for residents to purchase artwork, books and more. For more information, visit claremontvillage.com/participateinartwalk.

Sunday, February 6

 

  • During this Sunday’s Claremont farmers and artisans’ market, local artist Jan Wheatcroft will host a handcrafted card making course beginning at 8 a.m. Materials will be provided. Remember, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and nothing says “I love you” more than a card made by hand — or something like that. For more information, visit https://www.claremontforum.org/event/creative-card-making.
  • On Sunday, Jacob Kearney will perform live jazz at the 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.

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