Event Calendar (May 27 – June 5, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, May 27

  • Exercise has endless benefits, yet it can be hard to find the motivation or time. Join Inter Valley Health Plan’s Friday Fitness course virtually every Friday at 10 a.m., to get some movement in your week. Attendees learn a new exercise every month and the classes are free for all. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce centennial gala takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Pomona College’s Marston Quad. The chamber will not only celebrate 100 years of business, but will also install its 2022-2023 board of directors and present its Claremont Business of the Year awards. Tickets begin at $125 and can be purchased at claremontchamber.org/2022/02/24/centennial-gala.


Saturday, May 28

  • At 4 p.m., the Claremont Chorale will present “Everybody Rejoice,” at Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd. The choir will sing songs of renewal, faith and hope. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. Proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours is required before entrance. For information or for tickets, visit claremontchorale.org.


  • Magician Clinton Combs will perform psychic readings at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Forum. Then at 7 p.m., poet Delores Abdella Combs will host an open mic night of poetry. The event is dubbed Readings and Readings and admission is free. For more information, call the Forum at (909) 626-3066. 


Sunday, May 29

  • Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Claremont farmers and artisans market is held throughout the Village. You’ll find organic food, clothing, jewelry, handcrafted items and more. The weekly market is the perfect place to find unique crafts made locally. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market-2.


  • Joel Paat Jazz Project will perform live jazz at the College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., 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, May 30

  • In observance of Memorial Day, city offices and the post office will be closed. The COURIER salutes those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The City of Claremont, American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 and Friends of the Oak Park Cemetery will hold Memorial Day services at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Ave., to remember and honor our fallen soldiers. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. For more details, call (909) 399-5490.


  • The final day to experience the 2022 Los Angeles County Fair is today between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. at the Pomona Fairplex. For information and tickets, visit lacountyfair.com.


  • The Democratic Club of Claremont recently returned back to in-person monthly meetings at the Napier Center, 660 Avery Road. May’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and features Chris Naticchia, President of DCC and a professor of philosophy at Cal State San Bernardino, whose presentation is titled “Beyond Wages and Working Conditions:  Google and the New Abolitionists”. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served but masking is recommended. Contact Mike Boos at jazzdrmike@aol.com for more information.


Tuesday, May 31

  • The public is invited to another special community meeting regarding Larkin Place, hosted by Jamboree Housing at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will cover supportive services on the premises. For details, contact Jamboree at (949) 263-8676.


Wednesday, June 1

  • The Service Center for Independent Life, 107 S. Spring St., will host a blood donation drive between noon and 6 p.m. Appointments can be made online at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-(800)-RED-CROSS.



 Thursday, June 2

  • Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills at Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s fun course, smarty pants story time, at 10:15 a.m. Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. For details, go to https://lacountylibrary.org/claremont-library.


  • Between 2 and 3 p.m., AgingNext will be host its good reads book club via Zoom for AgingNext village members. For information on how to join the group, call the office at (909) 621-9900 and ask for Bea Kirkman.



  • Stop by the Claremont Forum Library at 8 p.m. for handcrafted mysteries, a magic show by magician Greg Van Holsbeck. The show ran for 56 weeks in 2019 and 2020 at the bookstore and is finally back with plenty of brand new illusions. Information about the show and tickets, which begin at $25, can be found at claremontforum.org/event/greg-van-holsbecks-handcrafted-mysteries-2.


Friday, June 3

  • The Joslyn Center’s war and existentialism book club meets on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. June’s selection for discussion is “The Doors of Perception” by Aldous Huxley. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Pride of Cucamonga at Shelton Park, Blues and Fries at the Village Plaza, and Larry and Rhonda Jackson outside of the chamber of commerce offices. Performances will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and are free. For more details, visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, June 4

  • At 5:30 p.m., Claremont Heritage will host its 46th annual awards gala, “Welcome Home,” at the DoubleTree Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. The event will name this year’s Bess Garner Preservation Award and Cultural Heritage Award winners. The event also helps raise funds needed to “continue our mission that serves more than 5,000 community members, schoolchildren, and visitors each year …” Tickets begin at $100 for Heritage members and $125 for non-members and can be purchased at https://claremontheritage.org/gala_tickets.html.


  • The fifth Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. across the city and Village. For more information, visit claremontvillage.com/claremont-art-walk. Attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


Sunday, June 5


  •  Today is the final performance of Ophelia’s Jump Production’s, Sondheim on Sondheim, which will be held at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite 1 in Upland at 4 p.m. General admission begins at $35 and tickets may be purchased online. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit opheliasjump.org. On June 2, the 7:30 p.m. evening production will be a “pay what you choose” night.


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