Event Calendar (April 15 – 23, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, April 15

  • Most people know how to text, but do you know how to make it easier for yourself? Join Inter Valley Health Plan’s free virtual course, Texting Dos and Don’ts to not only learn how to text, but also texting etiquette. The course will begin at noon. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


Saturday, April 16

  • The 2022 Spring Celebration will be held today at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., between 9 and 11 a.m. Plenty of fun will be had, with festivities including a live petting zoo, face painting, a magic show, interactive booths, photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and more. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will host a pancake breakfast for $5 per person beginning at 8 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., the free egg hunt for children ages three to 12 will begin. For more information, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Tapestry Church Claremont invites the community for a screening of “The Passion of the Christ” at the Laemmle Claremont 5, located at 450 W. Second St., beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. A time of worship and communion will follow. For details, contact the church at (909) 741-5176.


  • April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and at 11 a.m. today, Women Rise Psychological and Wellness Center, in collaboration with Project Sister Family Services, will host the third empowHER community talk of 2022. The topic will be Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention featuring speaker Renee Arroyo. This is a free event and will be held at Women Rise, 250 West First St., Suite 314. Register at eventbrite.com/e/empowher-free-community-talk-series-tickets-233813621837.


  • The 77th Scripps College Ceramic Annual, On Fire: Contemporary Trailblazers ignites a new contemplation on the world of ceramics. Guest curator, Ashwini Bhat, has selected works by 13 artists who are “re-envisioning the possibilities for this, the most ancient artistic material.” Join the college for a closing reception tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 251 E. 11th St. Live music and light refreshments will be served.


Sunday, April 17

  • Happy Easter from the Claremont COURIER!


  • The public is invited to the Claremont farmers and artisans market, held every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the Claremont Village. The market features organic and chemical-free produce from neighboring farms and art from local artists. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market-2.


  • Cucamonga Collective will perform live jazz at 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, April 18

  • At noon, the Chamber Ambassadors Committee will host its monthly meeting at Claremont 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 gailpolk1@gmail.com. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Claremont COURIER photography exhibit, featuring photos by Peter Weinberger and Steven Felschundneff from around Claremont and the scenic environs of California.



Tuesday, April 19

  • Every Tuesday, the public is invited to meet at Shelton Park for either a brisk or easy stroll through the Claremont Village. 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.



  • The Claremont Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today on Zoom has been canceled due to a lack of business. The next regularly scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, May 3. 


Wednesday, April 20

  • Join AgingNext at 10 a.m. via Zoom for the second part of a four-part seasonal series titled Seasons of Change. This spring’s session, Soul in Bloom, will be a conversation with Janiel Henry of Women Rise Psychological and Wellness Center. Register via Eventbrite at eventbrite.com/e/seasons-change-and-so-do-we-a-series-for-women-tickets-288743227767  or call AgingNext’s office at (909) 621-9900 for more information.


Thursday, April 21

  • Stop by Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming virtual class, Creative Journaling with Jack, to learn about the tools to nurture and gain internal power and peace over your depression. Jack Jimenez is a creative journal expressive arts practitioner, life coach and certified grief recovery specialist. The course will begin at noon; register at ivhp.com/vitality.


  • Join Claremont Graduate University for a special reception to welcome the 2022 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award winners at the Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. Fifth St. in L.A. beginning at 6 p.m. Public readings by the winners will follow. Admission is free and the event is open to the public, however registration is required. For details, visit arts.cgu.edu/tufts-poetry-awards/awards-ceremony.


  • Thursday evening is opening day for the Claremont High School Theater Department’s spring production, “Junie B. Jones Jr. the Musical.” The production will be held at CHS, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and is set to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Two matinee performances, one at 2 and another at 5 p.m., will be held April 23. Presale tickets are $10 and tickets are $12 at the door. For more details, visit chstheatre2129.com.


Friday, April 22

  • The 10th annual Scripps College Sustainability Fair will begin today at 10 a.m. and take place on Bowling Green Lawn, adjacent to the Garrett House at 495 Platt Blvd. The event will feature free food, raffles, exercise classes, ice cream sandwiches and more. For details, visit scrippscollege.edu/sustainability/sustainability-fair.


  • The Claremont Forum’s one-dollar book sale begins today at noon and will run until the library closes on Sunday. Stop by the bookstore, located in the Packing House, as thousands of books will be available for as little as one dollar. The sale excludes specially priced books. Proceeds from the three-day sale supports the Prison Library Project. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/event/1-book-sale-6.


Saturday, April 23

  • At 1 p.m., teens and adults can visit the Claremont Helen Renwick Library and learn how to make a bargello bookmark. Participants will learn the basics of Bargello style embroidery to make a colorful bookmark. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. To register, visit lacountylibrary.org/claremont-library or call (909) 621-4902.


  • The Taste of Claremont, will take place today between 5 and 9 p.m. The iconic food fair is hosted by the Rotary Club of Claremont and is the group’s pinnacle fundraising event. The evening typically features over 40 local restaurants, wineries, and breweries providing guests with a sampling of their fare. The Taste will be held at the Claremont Colleges Services building, 101 S. Mills Avenue. Tickets begin at $95 and can be purchased online. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.tasteofclaremont.org.


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