Event Calendar (April 22 – 30, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, April 22

  • Happy Earth Day from the COURIER!


  • Exercise has endless benefits, but it can be hard to find time for it during a busy week. Join Inter Valley Health Plan’s Friday Fitness course, held virtually every Friday at 10 a.m., to get some movement in. Attendees learn a new exercise every month and classes are free for all to enjoy. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • The Claremont Forum’s dollar book sale kicks off today at noon. Stop by the bookstore, located in the Packing House, this weekend as hundreds of books will be available for as little as $1. 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

  • The City of Claremont is offering FREE mulch, available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7 a.m. at the Metrolink parking lot, on the corner of First St. and College Ave. Residents must enter the west end of the lot. For more information, contact Community Services at (909) 399-5431 or visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6268/20.


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


Sunday, April 24

  • The Claremont Garden Club’s annual fundraiser, the Garden Tour, is back! The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the California Botanic Gardens. There, attendees will pick up the event’s brochure and a map of participating 2022 gardens. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at claremontgardenclub.org. Tickets include entrance to the Botanic Gardens the day of the tour. For more information, contact Sustainable Claremont at (909) 625-8767 ext. 238.


  • Today is the final day to witness the exhibit, “John Frame: Mephistopheles and the Swan Girl,” at the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, at 200 W. First Street in the Claremont Depot. General admission begins at $5. The museum is open between noon and 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact the museum at (909) 621-3200.


  • Polyhedra 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.


  • The Musicians’ Club of Pomona Valley will host a free organ concert at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. and will feature Frances Nobert, Angelica Prodán, Bruce Jones and special guest artist Edino Biaggi. While this is a free and public concert, donations to the group are appreciated. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing and to wear a mask if unvaccinated. Call (909) 931-3618 for more information. 


Monday, April 25

  • The Casa Colina Invitational Golf Tournament tees off at 8 a.m. today at the Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. The tournament supports the Padua Village Residential Program and all proceeds from the event will help Casa Colina continue to provide the highest levels of care for the residents of Padua Village. Entry into the golf tournament begins at $1,250. For more information, visit casacolina.org/paduagolf.


Tuesday, April 26

  • Ontario resident Samuel Fonseca will appear on an episode of “The Price Is Right” today between 11 a.m. and noon on CBS.


  • For those seeking to practice their bridge skills and engage in friendly competition with others, stop by the Joslyn Center every Tuesday and Wednesday to play an exciting game of bridge. Games are played from noon until 4 p.m. No pre-registration is required. For more details, contact the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.


  • The Claremont City Council will host its second meeting of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the council chambers, 225 W. Second Street. 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 ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6084/20.


Wednesday, April 27

  • The streets and freeways are already dangerous, but as we get older they become even more so. Learn driving tips that may make it safer for you and your passengers to navigate the roads with Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming course, Graceful Aging: Driver Safety. The course will also help you recognize when it is time to give up those keys and help how to discuss this sensitive topic with those you love. The virtual course begins at 11 a.m. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • Every second and fourth Wednesdays, the Service Center for Independent Life hosts a free virtual career building workshop for individuals with disabilities at 11 a.m. Topics covered in the workshop include resume building tips, how to develop job and interview skills and much more. For more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/scil-career-building-workshops-tickets-216427288847.


  • 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.


Thursday, April 28 

  • Today is the final day to donate shoes to Crossroads Inc.’s shoe drive. The nonprofit is accepting new and gently worn men, women and children’s shoes, sandals, work boots and more. Drop off is at 1269 Harvard Ave., in front of red door at the end of driveway. For questions, call 909-626-7847 ext. 101 or email info@crossroadswomen.org.


  • Claremont High School volunteers are back with their Teen Techies workshop for seniors. The monthly spring workshops are free one-on-one tech tutoring courses that cover topics like apps, games, social media and more. Bring your smartphone, flip phone, tablet, or laptop to the Youth Activity Center between 3:45 and 5:30 p.m. for assistance. This is a drop-in workshop and no pre-registration is required. Contact the YAC at (909) 399-5360 for more details.


  • Today there are two ribbon cuttings for the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. At 4:30 p.m., the chamber will be in San Dimas at McKinley Children’s Center to unveil its new music room. Then at 5 p.m., the ribbon will be snipped at Packing House Wines in Claremont as part of its 15th anniversary celebration. For more details, visit https://business.claremontchamber.org/events/calendar. 


  • At 7 p.m. in the council chambers, the traffic and transportation commission will host its monthly meeting. Agendas are posted on the city’s website and at city hall the Thursday evening before the meeting. For more info, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5807/20.


Friday, April 29

  • From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, the Service Center for Independent Life, located at the Spring Street Center, will host its annual community spring fling. All are invited to this event which will feature games, egg dying and egg hunts, opportunity drawings, food trucks, an Oculus VR station, and informational and resource booths. Booths will emphasize emergency preparedness, health and fitness, resources for the blind and visually impaired and more. If you need any reasonable accommodations, call SCIL at 909-621-6722.


  • The West End Auxiliary of Children’s Fund presents the Green Carpet Dollar Garden Walk, today and tomorrow, April 30 at two local gardens beginning 10 a.m. both days. You can participate in the Opportunity Drawing or bring dollar bills to line the garden paths to support vulnerable children. The event will take place at 464 W. Seventh Street and at 4460 Cardinal Cushing. Tickets are $35 for this event. To purchase a ticket, contact (909) 899-6797.


Saturday, April 30

  • Keck Graduate Institute is partnering with the Claremont Police Department for a drug take-back event, which will take place at the McAlister Center, 919 N. Columbia Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. KGI School of Pharmacy students and police department volunteers will accept unneeded or expired medications, which can be in solid or liquid form but syringes, inhalers and needles will not be accepted. For more details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6275/20. 


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