Event Calendar (April 29 – May 7, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, April 29

  • The West End Auxiliary of Children’s Fund presents the Green Carpet Dollar Garden Walk today and tomorrow across two local gardens beginning at 10 a.m. 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 and can be purchased by calling (909) 899-6797.


  • Violence and crime are on the rise. Learn safety tips from Inter Valley Health Plan’s latest course, Protect Yourself, to help keep yourself and your home safe from harm. The course will take place virtually at noon. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


Saturday, April 30

  • Keck Graduate Institute is partnering with the Claremont Police Department for a drug take-back event, taking 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. Syringes, inhalers and needles will not be accepted. For more details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6275/20.


  • 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. 


Sunday, May 1

  • Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market is held on Harvard Ave. in the Village. Residents can find organic food, clothing, jewelry, handcrafted items and more. The weekly market is the perfect place to find unique artisanal crafts made locally. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market-2.


  • St. Joseph Elementary School in Pomona, 1200 W. Holt Ave., will host its annual fiesta fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature great food, entertainment, 10 raffles worth $500, and more. Admission and parking are free. For more details, contact the school’s office at (909) 622-3365.


  • The Pomona College Dance Program will present its 2022 spring dance concert featuring guest artists, faculty and students. The performance will be held at Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave. at 2 p.m. General admission begins at $11, with discounted tickets for students, faculty and seniors 60+ starting at $6. For more information, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64210. 



  • The Foothill Philharmonic Committee Gala 2022 presents Saxophones in the Garden, featuring the Encore Saxophone Quartet. Beginning at 4 p.m., the concert and reception will take place in the new outdoor Forest Pavilion at the California Botanic Garden. For details, visit foothillphilharmoniccommittee.org and click on events tab.


Monday, May 2

  • Claremont’s Pooch Park is scheduled to reopen to the public after a month of turf rest, renovation, and maintenance. The annual scheduled maintenance ensures that the turf remains healthy. Turf maintenance is scheduled to begin again in November. The dog park is located at 100 S. College Ave. For more information, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/24/1371.


Tuesday, May 3

  • Southern California Edison will conduct three pole replacements and one pole removal via helicopter in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park area between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The trail area will experience intermittent closures according to the city. 


  • At 6:30 p.m., Canadian actor, dancer, director and choreographer Emma Portner will perform in the Benton Museum of Art’s courtyard and pavilion, 120 W. Bonita Ave., in an activation of her collaborative installation with artist Iva Gueorguieva called “Tumbling Rose,” which has roots and inspirations across cultures and artistic genres. The performance is free and open to the community. For more details, visit pomona.edu/museum/events/2022/05/tumbling-rose-performance. 



Wednesday, May 4

  • Inter Valley Health Plan invites caregivers to join its ongoing Virtual Caregiver’s Series. This month’s class is titled Memory: Unraveling the Mystery and is for anyone who wants to learn about memory and what may go wrong with it. Many types of dementia, symptoms, treatments and caregiver tips will also be covered. The course will begin at 11 a.m. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality. Don’t forget!




Thursday, May 5

  • In partnership with Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, the Claremont Senior Program will host a document shredding day at the Alexander Hughes Community Center between 9 and 11 a.m. The service is free and open to the public. Visiting Angels will be collecting donations to benefit Claremont Meals on Wheels. For more information, contact the community center at (909) 399-5490.


  • The Community Heart drive-thru pantry, located at 10871 Central Ave. in Ontario, takes place every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The pantry is there to “help all families and individuals in need.” For more information on the food panty or Community Heart, visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.



Friday, May 6

  • Pomona Valley Health Centers, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., will host a blood and power red donation drive between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments can be made online at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.


  • May is National Stroke Month. Inter Valley Health Plan is hosting a virtual course to help you recognize the symptoms of a stroke early. Learn about the different types of strokes, prevention, treatments, recovery and what you need to know before it happens to you or a loved one. The course will begin at noon. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • The Joslyn Center’s war and existentialism book club meets on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. May’s book of discussion is “Journey to the End of the Night” by Louis-Ferdinand Celine. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


Saturday, May 7


  • The fourth Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. across the city and Village. For more information, visit claremontvillage.com/claremont-art-walk. Attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


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