Event Calendar (April 21 – 29, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, April 21

  • A free technology assistance lab hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club takes place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., open to seniors wanting help with laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers will also be available. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., begins its free and public collage and chill night at 7:45 p.m. For details visit claremontforum.org/forumevents.



Saturday, April 22


  • The Pomona Pride Center’s annual Youth Empowerment Summit, an LGBTQIA+ conference for youth, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Village Academy Conference Center, 1460 E. Holt Ave. The free and open to the public event includes workshops, a resource fair, and panels focusing on LGBTQIA+ topics. Info is at pomonapridecenter.org/events.


  • The city of Upland’s free and public Earth Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. at Greenbelt Park, on the corner of 15th Street and S. Mountain Avenue. Details are at uplandca.gov.


  • The Pomona Police Department’s free shred-a-thon event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pomona City Hall, 505 S. Garey Ave. The department will also collect any unused, unwanted, or outdated prescription drugs. For more information visit pomonaca.gov.


  • California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts wildflower walking tours at 10 a.m. today, and April 27, 28 and 29. The garden will hold tram tours from 2 to 3 p.m. on April 22, 27 and 29. Admission is $15 but CalBG members are $8. Tour details and tickets are at calbg.org.


  • The American Museum of Ceramic Art will virtually premiere the pre-recorded awards ceremony and exhibition for the 2023 annual High School Ceramics Exhibition at 10 a.m. The free and public presentation, which features works by 109 students from 13 states and Washington D.C., will be webcast at amoca.org and on YouTube at youtube.com/@AMOCAmuseum.


  • Anthesis’ craft beer festival, Brewabilities 2023, returns today from noon to 5 p.m. at the McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Dr., Chino Hills. General admission for this 21 and over event starts at $60 and includes a wristband for beer and wine tasting and a 4 oz. tasting glass. Tickets for designated drivers are $20. All proceeds benefit Anthesis programs. For more event info visit eventbrite.com, search, “Brewabilities 2023.”


  • Curious Publishing will host the Packing House Zine Fest, a print ephemera showcase at the Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., from noon to 5 p.m. Artist talks and workshops will be held at this free and open to the public event. For details visit claremontforum.org/forumevents.


  • Poetry lovers are invited to the Friends of the Claremont Library’s 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays poetry reading with retired lecturer Cynthia Tuell and author of “Watts UpRise,” Ron L. Dowell. The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave. More info is at facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry.


  • The Jeff Cherubin Domond Foundation’s 18th annual charity dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Chris and Pat Hayes-Shaner’s home, 695 Via Espirito Santos, Claremont. The event includes dancing, live entertainment, and an auction. Tickets are $80, with proceeds providing education and medical services to Haiti. Call (909) 851-5522 or (714) 299-9939 to RSVP.



Sunday, April 23

  • The 626 Golden Streets Heart of the Foothills event, organized by ActiveSGV, is a clear roads experience where pedestrians can walk, jog, skate, bike and more across Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, and San Dimas streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Street closures will be in effect throughout Claremont and neighboring cities between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., including at Bonita Avenue, First Street, College Avenue, and Arrow Highway. Foothill Boulevard will remain open for vehicle traffic. An event map and details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • This year’s Sustainable Claremont Earth Day celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Golden Streets Heart of the Foothills event. The free and public celebration features activity hubs, a youth bike rodeo until noon, live music, games, booths, and more, and will take place along First Street in Claremont. For details visit sustainableclaremont.org.


  • The committee to elect Alex McDonald to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 4, will host a free and public campaign kick-off event from noon to 2 p.m. at Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Field games will be organized, and yard signs and volunteer opportunities will also be available. A Kona Ice Truck will be onsite until 1 p.m. Learn more at mcdonald4cusd.com.




  • Jazz jam at Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., suite 107B, Claremont, kicks off at 4 p.m. Enjoy three hours of jazz with some hard cider if age 21 or over. For more info visit ironbarkciderworks.com/events.



Monday, April 24

  • Harvey Mudd College’s Department of Mathematics and Sprague Gallery team up for a public joint art exhibit at the gallery, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont from today through Thursday, May 11. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For details visit arts.hmc.edu/hmc-mathematics or email gallery@g.hmc.edu.


  • Pitzer College’s free and open to the public Stephen and Sandra Glass Annual Humanities Lecture will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. The event’s speaker is international classicist and the John Rowe Workman Assistant Professor of Classics at Brown University, Sasha-Mae Eccleston. More details are at pitzer.edu/event.


  • The Pomona College Afro-Cuban Music Ensemble performs a free and open to the public 8 p.m.concert at the Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Visit pomona.edu/events or call (909) 607-2671 for more information.



Tuesday, April 25

  • Career coach Liz Mohler will help job seekers craft a resume during Los Angeles County Library’s free 11 a.m. virtual program today. For details or to RSVP, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.


  • Discuss your mental well-being in a safe space and get connected with available resources while enjoying a free cup of coffee at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., during cafecito hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Also at 2 p.m., a drug and alcohol support clinic for English speaking residents runs until 6 p.m. Call (909) 620-2043 for information.


  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., will begin with a closed session at 6 p.m. before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us, or at city hall on the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090. To listen in via phone, dial (213) 338-8477.



Wednesday, April 26

  • Cal Poly Pomona’s music department invites the community to the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. for a free music production course. This week’s focus is releasing music. For more details visit pomonaca.gov.


  • Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.



Thursday, April 27

  • Enjoy coffee and conversation with Upland Police Department officers at Starbucks, 1943 N. Campus Ave., #D, Upland, from 8 to 10 a.m. Ask questions, address concerns, or get to know officers at this free and public event. More details are at uplandca.gov.


  • Claremont Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Lopez is calling chamber members to a free 2 p.m. roundtable at the chamber board room, 205 Yale Ave., Claremont to discuss business challenges and solutions. Visit business.claremontchamber.org/events for details or to RSVP.


  • Pitzer College alumna and author Michelle Dowd discusses her memoir “Forager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult” with sociology professor Phil Zuckerman at 6 p.m. at Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, visit pitzer.edu or call (909) 621-8130.



Friday, April 28

  • The Service Center for Independent Life’s spring fling event begins at 10 a.m. in the Spring Street Center, 107 S. Spring St., Claremont. Festivities include free workshops, games, food, music and more for families. In the buildup to the event, SCIL is holding a Krispy Kreme fundraiser. A box of a dozen glazed donuts is $10 and a box of chocolate iced is $12. Call SCIL at (909) 621-6722 to place your order or for more details. Pickup will begin at 9 a.m. April 28.


  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont, is “Laura” (1944). In this drama/mystery, a police detective (Dana Andrews) develops feelings for the woman (Gene Tierney) whose murder he is investigating. Guests can enjoy free popcorn, and masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • Ken Miller, the Don H. and Edessa Rose Professor of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College, will conclude this season’s free and open to the public speaker series at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont, with his 12:45 p.m. talk, “The California Paradox.” For more information visit cmc.edu/athenaeumor call (909) 621-8244.


  • Los Angeles native and singer Gavin Turek will perform a free and open to the public concert at 7:30 p.m. at Bowling Green, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, as part of 2023 spring Scripps Presents programming. Free tickets are at scrippscollege.edu and eventbrite.com, search “Scripps Presents.”


  • The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble is at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, at 8 p.m. for the free and open to the public concert, “Spaces.” Doors open about 7:30 p.m. For information call (909) 607-2671 or visit pomona.edu/events.



Saturday, April 29

  • Tri-City Mental Health and other local organizations will hold a free and open to the public youth wellness symposium at Western University of Health Sciences, 309 E. Second St., Pomona, beginning at 8:30 a.m. This event will help youth ages 12 to 18 navigate social, mental, and emotional barriers through various activities. Music, food, and raffle prizes will be included. For more details visit tricitymhs.org.


  • Claremont Heritage hosts a walking tour of art at the Claremont Colleges beginning at 10 a.m. at Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave. The mile and-a-half tour will cover work from the 1930s to the present. Tickets for Heritage members are $20. Non-members are $40. Register at claremontheritage.bigcartel.com. Questions? Call (909) 621-0848.


  • Inland Pacific Ballet performs “The Little Mermaid” at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. today with an additional 4 p.m. show on Sunday, April 30, at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets are $60 for adults, $57 for seniors, and $30 for children ages 12 and under. All premium seats are $71. For tickets or info, call (909) 477-2752 or visit cityofrc.us/vgcc.


  • Sample more than 40 local restaurants during the 22nd annual Taste of Claremont from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Claremont Colleges Services building, 101 S. Mills Ave. This 21 and over event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Claremont, includes live music, an art exhibit, and raffle drawings. Tickets begin at $90 and are available at tasteofclaremont.org and eventbright.com, search “Taste of Claremont.” Email hsparrownv@gmail.com or call (707) 373-5336 for information.

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  1. beatrice@opheliasjump.org

    Ophelia’s Jump is running Native Gardens the 21-23 and 27-30. From 4/21-4/23 anyone who brings in a receipt or ticket stub from California Botanic Garden gets a free popcorn. Wish we were included in the event calendar!

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