Event Calendar (April 1 – 10, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, April 1

  • Starting today, Claremont’s Pooch Park, 100 S. College Ave., will be temporarily closed until May due to turf rest, renovation, and maintenance. No dogs — or humans — are allowed in the park during this time. Residents can visit other pet friendly parks which include the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, Thompson Creek Trail and Rancho San Jose Park. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/3288/18?backlist=%2fhome.


  • The Claremont Helen Renwick library’s monthly book club meets today at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s meeting room, at 208 Harvard Place. A discussion of the club’s latest selection, “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, will be take place. The book club is for adults 18 and older. Contact the library at (909) 621-4902 with any questions.


  • Claremont business owners are invited to lunch mob with the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at Round Table Pizza, 598 E. Base Line Road, at noon. Business owners can eat, network and support one another at this event. To RSVP, visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, April 2


  • Browse artwork around the city as various businesses and museums will participate in the monthly Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. For details, see visit here or contact claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com.


  • Writer, pastor, storyteller, and activist John Pavlovitz will speak about on how people of faith, morality, and conscience can live lives of greater empathy at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor Pavlovitz will also be the guest preacher at Sunday morning’s 10 a.m. service. Both events are free, open to the public and will be live-streamed at facebook.com/claremontpres. More info can be found at claremontpres.org/events/johnpavlovitz.


Sunday, April 3

  • Ted Manuel will perform live jazz at College Center, 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 or to view the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • The Mountainside Master Chorale’s annual fundraising gala will take place at 3 p.m. at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd. This year’s gala is titled “Simply Sinatra” and will feature live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats and of course, entertainment by the Mountainside Master Chorale singers. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. For more information, visit facebook.com/mountainsidemasterchorale.


Monday, April 4

  • Students across the Claremont Unified School District campuses will enjoy the start of spring break 2022. While schools will be closed in the interim, the CUSD offices at 170 W. San Jose Ave. will remain open. For more details, visit cusd.claremont.edu.


  • The American Red Cross will hold a blood and power red drive at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org, or via phone by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Tuesday, April 5

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce new member’s orientation will take place at the chamber’s main offices, 205 Yale Ave., starting at 9 a.m. This event is only open to members of the chamber and seating will be limited. To RSVP, visit business.claremontchamber.org/events.


Wednesday, April 6

  • After two years of operating as a drive-through service due to COVID safety concerns, the Joslyn Center’s senior meal distribution has been changed to a take-out model. Seniors can take advantage of the weekly lunch program, offered by the Claremont Senior Program, each Wednesday between 9:30 and 11 a.m. For questions, call the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.




Thursday, April 7


  • El día de los niños/El día de los libros, also known as Children’s Day/Book Day, at the Claremont Helen Renwick library celebrates kids, families, and reading around the world. Beginning at 1 p.m., join other families to hear stories about food traditions and make crafts honoring favorite recipes. The event is for children ages five to 12, but attendance is limited. To RSVP or view more information, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6383643.


  • At 7:30 p.m. at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, Kareem Khubchandani will bring the nightclub to the classroom (and vice versa) to explain queer nightlife as a site of politics, pleasure, and performance. Part lecture, part lip sync, part audience participation, the show demonstrates how much drag teaches us, even requires us, to be in relation with the rest of the world. For more information, visit scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/lessons-in-drag-with-lawhore-vagistan-2.


Friday, April 8

  • Find out if Vitamin C really does ward off a cold or whether B12 provides energy at Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming virtual class, ABC’s of Vitamins. The course, scheduled for noon, will explore the myths and facts about vitamins, their benefits and which foods offer the best nutritional content. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


Saturday, April 9

  • Starting at 6 a.m., the Pomona Fairplex will be hosting the Bubble Run 5K. The annual 5K is not a race or competition, but rather a course overflowing with foam and bubbles that participants will have to make their way through. The 5K is fun for all ages and can be entered individually or as a group. Tickets begin at $40. For details or to register, visit bubblerun.com/products/pomona-ca-21.


Sunday, April 10

  • The Secular Franciscans will host Our Lady of the Assumption Church’s Palm Sunday bake sale, which will take place after morning Masses. Get ready for homemade goodies with a spring and Easter theme. Proceeds will fund charitable works for those less fortunate around the world. OLA is located at 435 Berkeley Ave. and Sunday Masses begin at 7 a.m. For more info, contact OLA at (909) 626-3596.


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