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Event Calendar (January 7-15, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

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Friday, January 7  

  • Today at noon, Inland Valley Health Plan will host an online class titled Habits: How they form and how to break them. The course will cover tips for breaking unhealthy habits and how to live a better life. To register for this course, visit https://portal.ivhp.com/forhealthandliving.
  • This Friday, VomFASS Claremont, located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-100, will host a bourbon tasting event for those 21 and older beginning at 7 p.m. Attendees will get to sip four different bourbons made in four differing regions. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the event. Masks must be worn at all times except when actively engaging in eating or drinking. For more information, visit their Eventbrite page.

Saturday, January 8

  • The second virtual stakeholder’s focus group meeting of Claremont will be held on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. via Zoom. The link for the meeting can be found on the city’s website.
  • On Saturday, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), located at 301 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona, will offer an introductory clay class for beginning ceramic artists. The class will begin at 2 p.m. and run for about 90 minutes. The course cost begins at $45 per person. Residents can learn more or register on their Eventbrite page.
  • Fitness enthusiasts or not, all are invited to attend Claremont Yoga’s informational session on Saturday at 3 p.m. to learn about the studio’s upcoming course, Cultivating Emotional Balance. The course will be led by fitness instructor Vanessa Kettering and will begin officially on February 20. The info session will take place at Claremont Yoga, located at 300 W. Foothill Blvd. For more information about the info session, call the gym at (909) 563-0714 or email them at claremontyoga1@gmail.com.

  • Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, located at 3033 N. Towne Ave., in collaboration with the Folk Music Center and the Jewish Federation, will host an in-person concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. The concert will feature a performance by the band Nefresh Mountain. General admission begins at $18 per ticket but preferred seating and sponsor level tickets are also available. For more information or to buy tickets, visit their Eventbrite page.

Sunday, January 9

  • Every Sunday at 10 a.m., join parishioners at Claremont’s newest church, Ignite City Church, for Christian services. The group meets in the gymnasium of Western Christian School, located at 3105 Padua Ave. For more information, visit https://ignitecity.church or call them at (909) 279-1972.
  • Claremont Presbyterian Church invites the public to attend their spiritual Epiphany Retreat, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday. There, all will learn the Epiphany Cycle, “a way of locating where we are at any spiritual moment,” according to a news release. The church is located at 111 N. Mountain Ave. For more information, visit claremontpres.org/events/epiphany-retreat2022.
  • On Sunday, ZZaj 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, residents can visit jazzatcollegecenter.com or call (909) 946-6967.

Monday, January 10

  • The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley invites the public to join them via Zoom on Monday, January 10 at 2 p.m. for a lecture by Dr. Julia R. Lupton, the co-director of the Shakespeare Center located at the University of California, Irvine. The lecture will be on the topic: Hamilton and Shakespeare: Renewing the History Play. The Zoom link is provided on the COURIER’s website.
  • On Monday, January 10, join fitness instructor Victoria Collett at Claremont Yoga as she leads the course Yoga for Limited Mobility beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are only $15 and residents can choose to attend either the in-person class or via Zoom. To view Monday’s in-person course information, visit their Eventbrite page. Once there, you can also scroll to the bottom and look for the Zoom course if you prefer.

Tuesday, January 11

  • Tuesday’s first Claremont Chamber of Commerce business over breakfast event of 2022 will be held virtually following a recent surge of COVID-19 cases across Los Angeles County and Claremont. The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and both non-members ($15) and members (free) must register at the Claremont Chamber website prior to the event. For more information, use the link provided on our COURIER website.
  • Tuesday, January 11, is the Claremont City Council’s first meeting of the Jed Leano era and of 2022. Due to a recent surge in cases, the city council meeting will meet virtually, abandoning the hybrid format after one go for the time being. For more information on this upcoming council meeting, visit the city’s website.

Wednesday, January 12

  • A Cal Poly Pomona dietician will host an upcoming Inland Valley Health Plan online course, Eat to Beat Diabetes, on Tuesday, January 12 at 10 a.m. Residents are invited to “learn the tips and tricks to help you control your diabetes before it controls you,” according to the event’s description. To register for this event, visit https://portal.ivhp.com/forhealthandliving.

  • Join in every second Wednesday of the month to AgingNext’s decluttering support group live via Zoom. The group meets at 1 p.m. and encourages all to share their ongoing decluttering journey. The session is free and residents can sign up at AgingNext’s Eventbrite page.
  • The third and final virtual Claremont stakeholder’s focus group meeting will be held on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. The link for the meeting can be found on the city’s website.

Thursday, January 13

  • 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 an email flyer. For more information on the food pantry or Community Heart, visit https://communityheartfeedtheneed.org.
  • The community is invited to enjoy Claremont School of Music’s 2022 winter benefit and annual mayor’s recital on Thursday, January 13. The event is described as an “intimate evening of extraordinary musical performances at the beautiful Padua Hills Theater [4467 Padua Ave.] to benefit the Claremont Community School of Music student scholarship fund,” according to the music school’s website. Dinner service will begin at 5 p.m. and the performance will follow at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact mkeating@claremontmusic.org, (909) 624-3012 ext. 102, or refer to the school of music’s website.

Friday, January 14

  • On Friday, local disc-jockey Chemtrail will perform at Pomona’s Old Stump Brewing Co., located at 2896 Metropolitan Pl. However, seating is limited for the musical event. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and last until 10 p.m. For more information, contact the brewery at (909) 860-9052.

Saturday, January 15

  • Saturday, January 15 is the final day to take the City of Claremont survey to help identify community priorities over the coming three to five years. The link for the survey can be found on the city’s website.

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