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June blood drives in Claremont

Over the course of June, the American Red Cross will host various blood drives across the city.

On Monday, June 13, Claremont St. Luke’s Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., will host a blood and power red drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Power red transfusions take about an hour to perform and the transfusion of a “concentrated dose of red cells … can be used every day for those needing transfusions as part of their care.” A similar drive will be held two weeks later on Monday, June 27 at the same time.

On Monday, June 20, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave., will hold a similar blood and power red drive between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 21, Pomona College, 170 E. Sixth St., has a blood and power red drive scheduled between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

On Sunday, June 26, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., will have a blood and power red drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 28, Pilgrim Place, 660 Avery Rd., will host the last blood and power red drive of the month in Claremont between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Those who donate to these or other American Red Cross drives will receive a $5 e-gift card. For more information or to register for these and other drives, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1 (800) 733-27677.

Fourth of July update

In City Manager Adam Pirrie’s weekly newsletter for June 2, the city announced that a concert featuring The Ravelers at Memorial Park, 840 N Indian Hill Blvd. will be held in place of fireworks from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of this year’s Fourth of July celebration.

“The city made the difficult decision to cancel the July 4th Fireworks Show due to the drought and watering restrictions,” the city stated. “With the outdoor water restrictions in effect and the adoption of the water conservation ordinance by the city council limiting water use, the extensive watering necessary to prepare the field for the aerial fireworks show will not be possible.”

Food concessions will be offered. For more information, contact the city at (909) 399-5460.

Claremont Village Freedom 5000

Although Fourth of July fireworks were canceled, the Claremont Village Freedom 5000 is a family-friendly event that features a 1K kids fun run, a 5K noncompetitive run, and a 5K walk/competitive race walk “through the scenic tree-lined streets of Claremont.” Attendees may also walk during the races.

The starting point for all races will be Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Also check the July 1 special holiday edition inserted in the COURIER for everything related to the July Fourth fesitivites.

The 1K will take place at 7:30 a.m. for children ages 12 and under. All will be awarded a medal of participation after crossing the finish line.

The 5K run then begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk begins shortly after at 8:05 a.m. Medals are given to the first 3 individuals in each division. Free shoes will also be given to the male and female overall winners.

Pre-registration is recommended to ensure a spot for the race. All pre-registered participants will be given a performance fabric t-shirt also. To register for a race, go to https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12953.

Registration fees for the races are as follows: pre-registration for adults signing up for the 5K run and walk/competitive race walk begins at $35; children for the same race begin at $25. Children participating in the 1K fun run will need $15 from their parents’ money.

On the day of the races, on-site registration will jump $5 for all races. Adults signing up for the 5K run and walk/competitive race walk begin at $40; children partaking in the same race begin at $30. Children participating in the 1K fun run will pay a $20 entrance fee.

Sponsorship forms for the five- and one-K’s were due on April 1, 2022 — no fooling. For sponsorship details or more information about the Claremont Village Freedom 5000, contact Claremont Human Services Department at specialevents@ci.claremont.ca.us or 909-399-5490.

Sponsorship forms for the five- and one-K’s were due on April 1, 2022 — no fooling. For sponsorship details or more information about the Claremont Village Freedom 5000, contact Claremont Human Services Department at specialevents@ci.claremont.ca.us or 909-399-5490.

Commercial vehicle parking and storage in residential districts

The city wants to remind residents that Claremont prohibits the parking and storage of commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

“Vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or more cannot be stored or parked in residential neighborhoods, unless making pick-ups or deliveries, or making repairs for a period of no longer than five hours. Commercial vehicles include tow trucks, semi-cabs, street sweeps, and cement trucks,” the city shared.

For more details, contact the city at (909) 399-5460.

Modified pantry hours from Inland Valley Hope Partners

The Inland Valley Hope Partners’ food pantry, which is hosted in the Joslyn Center Annex each week, will have modified hours starting this month.

In June, the food pantry will operate every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will not be open on Thursdays. For more information about the program, visit inlandvalleyhopepartners.org.

 

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