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Friday 6/10

  • Every Friday at 9 a.m., an art group meets on the Joslyn Center patio, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The free group session is open to all levels of artists, who are invited to bring their current works in-progress or start new ones. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.
  • Today is the final day for the community to view “Writing Religion: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts,” an Egerton Crispin collection on display in the North Lobby of the Claremont Colleges Library. The exhibit features “12th century sermons, 13th century Bibles, beautifully illuminated and painted 14th and 15th century books of hours,” and more. Members of the public, regardless of card status, can visit the exhibit by scheduling an exhibition viewing at claremont.libcal.com/reserve/exhibition. More details on the exhibit can also be found there.

Saturday 6/11

  • The public is invited to the Pomona Valley certified farmers’ market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the northwest corner of Pearl St. and Garey Ave. in Pomona. The market features organic and chemical-free produce from local urban farms, books and more. For more information, visit pomonacfa.org.

Sunday 6/12

  • Every Sunday between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., St. Madeline’s Catholic Church in Pomona, 931 E. Kingsley Ave., provides those in need with groceries. Community members can donate nonperishable food to St. Madeline’s food bank by dropping off canned goods in the shopping cart located near the north door of the church, adjacent to the parking lot. For more information, contact the church at (909) 629-9495.
  • ZZAJ 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.
  • Beginning at 7:30 p.m. inside University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium, Michael Ryan Productions will present Spirit of Ireland – music, song and dance. Prepared to enjoy an evening of Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes as the performance “presents everything from traditional and hauntingly beautiful Celtic music to contemporary and lively Irish Pub songs.” In addition to Michael Ryan and seven other musicians, the Tamora School of Irish Dance will be featured. Presale tickets begin at $30 and will be $35 at the door. Children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Michael Ryan at (951) 295-1895 or visit michaelryanmusic.com.

Monday 6/13

  • The Claremont Senior Program wants to help seniors understand their new Mac computer with its new course, Mac Users group, which takes place at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. This self-help user group that is open for any Apple user and topics include apps, hardware, troubleshooting and more. No pre-registration is required as this is a drop-in course only. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.
  • Claremont’s sustainability committee will hold a special meeting at city hall’s Citrus Room, 207 Harvard Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m. Agendas are posted on the website and at city hall the Thursday evening before the meeting..
  • The public art committee will hold a meeting starting at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information about the meeting and to access the Zoom link, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5887/20.
  • The citywide design guidelines and historical preservation committee meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a lack of business. The next scheduled meeting will occur on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in city hall’s Citrus Room, located at 207 Harvard Ave. To read the cancelation notice, visit their website.

Tuesday 6/14

  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at its monthly chamber business over breakfast event. This month’s meeting will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., at 7:30 a.m. and is presented by Graze and Gather. Attendance is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Register at the Chamber using this link.
  • Join AgingNext and volunteers for a Zoom workshop on how to identify and prevent scam or fraud attempts. The virtual event will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and is free for all to attend. For more details or to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/scam-and-fraud-self-defense-workshop-tickets-349098993487?aff=erelexpmlt.
  • A special city council session will be held beginning at 5 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. A presentation of the 2022-24 proposed city operating and capital improvement project budget will be held. For more info, go to ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/C-omponents/Calendar/Event/6320/20.
  • Then at 6:30 p.m., the Claremont City Council will host its first meeting of the month, also in the council chamber. While a limited number of residents will be able to attend the meeting in person, all will be able to tune in via Zoom. For more information or to learn how to attend, visit the city website.

Wednesday 6/15

  • Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Which was launched in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.
  • The Service Center for Independent Life (SCIL) will host a hybrid cooking class for people with disabilities today at 11 a.m. The course is held both in person and virtually. If you plan to attend in person, call SCIL at (909) 621-6722 to reserve your spot. To attend virtually, visit https://s2v.bca.myftpupload.com/events/cooking-class-2.
  • The city’s tree committee will hold a meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. For more details, visit https://www.ci.c-laremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5641/20.
  • The Architectural Commission meeting will take place at city hall’s council chamber, 225 W. Second St., beginning at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public both in-person and virtually. Information about the meeting can be found on the city website.

Thursday 6/16

  • 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, visit lacountylibrary.org/claremont-library.
  • Congratulations to the Claremont High School class of 2022, who will be graduating today at 6 p.m. For graduation details, visit https://chs-claremont-ca.schoolloop.com.
  • AgingNext’s hosts a caregiver support group at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance. For more details or to RSVP, contact AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.
  • 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 http://claremontforum.org/event/greg-van-holsbecks-handcrafted-mysteries/2022-06-16

Friday 6/17

  • Today is the final day for the community to view “Arts and Voices: Asian American Artists,” a display co-curated by officials from the Asian Library and the Ella Strong Denison Library. The exhibit is in the Asian Library, also known as Honnold 3, of the Claremont Colleges Library and is also open to members of the public by appointment regardless of card status. To schedule an appointment, visit claremont.libcal.com/reserve/ALExhibit. For more info about this exhibit, visit library.claremont.edu/news/arts-and-voices-asian-american-artists-books-exhibit.
  • Children ages five to 12 are invited to stop by the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., at 2 p.m. to make a clay sculpture. Kids can sculpt their favorite character or animal by learning the basics of form and anatomy of clay. Materials will be provided to attendees. Pre-registration for the class is required and can be done at https://visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6657257.
  • Friday Nights Live performers include Silverados at Shelton Park, the High Strung Band at the Village Plaza, and Rob Fontaine outside of the chamber of commerce offices. Performances will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and are free to the public. For more details, visit claremontchamber.org.

Saturday 6/18

  • Today is Juneteenth, a United States federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Juneteenth was made a federal holiday after President Joseph Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in 2021.
  • Join the Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., in the Packing House, for a special concert fundraiser beginning at 7 p.m. Acclaimed musician John York will perform. Tickets are limited but start at just $25. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to this event as 100% of funds raised will go directly to the Prison Library Project, an initiative from the nonprofit library which sends books and educational materials to incarcerated men and women nationwide. For details or to purchase tickets, visit Claremont Forum website.

 

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