Claremont CALENDAR: June 17 to 25
- 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.
- Seniors are invited to play mahjong at the Joslyn Center every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy friendly competition, a challenging game, and make new friends. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status since this event takes place indoors. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.
- Today is Juneteenth, a federal holiday which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
- In-person dining at the Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., will resume today at noon. Due to the popularity of the program, the Claremont Senior Program is in need of dedicated volunteers to help serve lunch to seniors at both Blaisdell and the Joslyn senior centers. If you are able to volunteer at least one day a week for a couple of hours, call the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.
- 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 start at just $25 and are limited and 100% of funds raised will go directly to the Prison Library Project, which sends books and educational materials to incarcerated men and women nationwide. For details or to purchase tickets, visit claremontforum.networkforgood.com/events/43689-an-evening-with-john-york.
- The COURIER wishes all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day!
- Polyhedra 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.
- The Pasadena Chalk Festival concludes today at 7 p.m. It opens at 10 a.m. in The Paseo, 280 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. About 200 murals and over 500 artists will be featured, in addition to an art gallery, silent auction and an animation alley and chalk of fame walk. There will also be a children’s art area, live music, vendors and restaurants in the Paseo for attendees to enjoy. For more details, visit https://pasadenachalkfestival.org.
- Explore your family’s history starting at 10 a.m. with AgingNext’s course, Genealogy Gathering. The class is held virtually over Zoom and is open to AgingNext Village members. For more information on how to become an AgingNext Village member, call AgingNext’s office at (909) 621-9900.
- At noon, the Chamber Ambassadors Committee will host its monthly meeting at the chamber of commerce offices, 205 Yale Ave. Ambassadors are the official “meeters and greeters” for the chamber and handle a variety of duties at all regular and special events. To inquiry about being an ambassador email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On the third Tuesday of each month, the chamber’s government relations committee and economic development committee host back-to-back meetings via Zoom beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more details about the free meetings, visit http://business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/chamber-government-relations-committee-grc-economic-development-06-21-2022-3439?calendarMonth=2022-06-01.
- Join AgingNext’s virtual course, Got Clutter? which will take place at 1 p.m. via Zoom. AgingNext wants residents to come together to share their decluttering journey as they prepare to downsize or clear out their spaces just in time for spring cleaning. For details, call AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.
- The planning commission will host its second meeting of the month beginning at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second Street. This meeting is open to the public and Zoom accommodations will also be offered. For more details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5833/20
- At 7 p.m., the youth sports committee will host a meeting at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. For more information, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5927/20.
- The Service Center for Independent Life (SCIL) will host a career planning workshop 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 eventbrite.com/e/s
- The chamber of commerce launches its new series, lunch and learn, today at noon. The series features conversations with chamber members about specified topics over lunch. This meeting’s topic is integrative wellness, will feature Dr. Janiel Henry as the main speaker, and will be held at Aurora Modern Healing Therapies, 865 W. Foothill Blvd. Chamber members register for free while nonmembers must pay $15. To register, visit http://business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/lunch-learn-integrative-wellness-40239?calendarMonth=2022-06-01.
- Avid young readers ages eight to 12 are invited to join the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s classic readers book club. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. and readers will share their thoughts on some of the best stories of all time. June’s book is “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park, and can be checked out at the library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Registration is required; to register, go to https://visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6655786.
- 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.
- Every Thursday, seniors are invited to meet at the Thompson Creek Trail with Get Walking Claremont for either a brisk or easy bout of exercise. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in and hear any potential announcements. Get Walking Claremont asks those who are not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask when unable to keep distance from others.
- In observance of Pride Month, the Claremont Helen Renwick Library is hosting a DIY pride flag creation event at 2 p.m. to “celebrate yourself and the LGBTQ+ community.” Participants will be able to make their own Pride buttons and flags. This event is for ages 10 and up and pre-registration is required. To register, visit lacountylibrary.org/claremont-library.
- Friday Nights Live performers include Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight at Shelton Park, Calypso Pirates at the Village Plaza, and Adriane Selina 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.
- Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 107B, is hosting a Pride Ball beginning at 7:30 p.m. The night will feature drinks, dancing, music and a special performance by House of Lyght. Admission begins at $65 and all proceeds will go to benefit the Pomona Pride Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/ironbark-pride-gala-2022-tickets-346235759477.
- Starting at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Forum, magician Clinton Combs will perform psychic readings. 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.
- Stop by the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, 281 S. Thomas St., for a ceremony celebrating the museum’s current exhibited artists, Juan Carlos Boxler, Olga Deleon, Camilo Alfaro, and Rigo Rivas beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees will have access to all LAM exhibits and a virtual art exhibit designed for the META Quest 2 virtual reality headset will also be featured. The free, 21 and over, event will be held in tandem with Pomona’s “Walk the Beat” event. For more details, visit latinoartmuseum.com.