Event Calendar: April 5 – 13, 2024

What’s happening Claremont?

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, April 5

  • Upland Chamber of Commerce’s 7:30 a.m. first Friday breakfast at Panzarello’s, 1615 N. Mountain Ave., is $20 for members, $23 for non-members. RSVP at uplandchamber.org/events.
  • The free 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. war and existentialism book clubmeets at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. April’s book is “The Mandarins,” by Simone de Beauvoir.
  • The public is invited to Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management’s free 1 to 5 p.m. Kravis Concept Plan Competition, where aspiring entrepreneurs present business ideas for a chance to win up to $10,000 in funding, at 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave. Information is at edu.
  • Ahead of the April 8 solar eclipse, the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., will host a free children’s origami rocket crafting hour at 2 p.m. Attendees will receive a pair of eclipse glasses while supplies last. Go to lacountylibrary.org for more info.
  • Pomona College’s Benton Museum of Art hosts a free and public 2 p.m. gallery talk at 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A.
  • Inland Valley Repertory Theatre opens its 2024 season with Scriptfest at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, with “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at 6:30 p.m., followed April 6 with “A Doll’s House Part 2,” at 1 p.m. and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” at 6:30, before concluding April 7 with “Spike Heels” at 1. Tickets are $44 at org.

Saturday, April 6

  • La Verne’s free and open to the public 8 a.m. to noon health and fitness expo, featuring expo booths, an e-waste drive, and a community yard sale, takes place at Bonita High School, 3102 D St. Call (909) 593-5265 or visit lavernechamber.org for more info.
  • Financially Epic, a Claremont-based finance group, hosts blueprint to wealth, a free 8 to 10 a.m. Zoom event about financial strategies. RSVP by emailing info@befinanciallyepic.com.
  • Those interested in working at the 2024 Los Angeles County Fair can bring their resumes to an 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. job fair at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Enter through gate nine off White Avenue. Visit com for more info.
  • Claremont Graduate University’s spring preview event gives prospective students a free chance to look at the campus, experience a graduate level course, and meet faculty from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 150 E. 10th St. RSVP at edu/event.
  • Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E. C St., Ontario, hosts a free and public 10 a.m. to noon maker Saturdayevent. Info is at gov/events.
  • La Verne’s annual cool cruise car show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of D and Third streets. Proceeds benefit the La Verne K9 Police Foundation. More info and vehicle registration, $55, are at com.
  • California Botanic Garden’s annual Garden of Verses Poetry Festival features multiple poetry and activity stations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. The event is $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Kids under 3 are free. Details are at org/event.
  • Systematic Erosion: Four Decades of Shattered Perceptions,” opens today at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, 217 S. Lemon Ave., Ontario, and features art by Cj Jilek, Melissa Aranda, Bella Medina, Jocelyn Williams, and Brissia Valle. The show is up through June 29, and the museum is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Questions? Call (909) 463-3733.
  • Browse artwork during the free 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk.

Sunday, April 7


  • An exotic bird and poultry expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in exposition hall 10 at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Adult tickets are $15, children ages 2 to 10 are $10, and parking is $18. Visitcom for more info.
  • Admission is waived today from noon to 4 p.m. at Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., as it is on the first Sunday of each month. Children can participate in activities led by students from the museum’s Project ARTstART program.
  • Not Your Mama’s Combo play a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Scheduled performers are at com.
  • Mojave Trio, including pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee, violinist Sara Parkins, and cellist Maggie Parkins, play a free and open to the public 3 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Program info is at edu/events.
  • Pianists Han Na Park and Jieun Kim perform “The Romantic Grand Duo,” a free and open to the public 7 p.m. concert featuring works by Franz Schubert at Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. More details are at hmc.edu.
  • Pianist Nina Wu plays a free and public 6 p.m. concert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 726-2714 for more info.

Monday, April 8


  • Pomona College hosts a free 10 a.m. to noon solar eclipse viewing party at Smith Campus Center, 170 W. Sixth St., Claremont. Call (909) 621-8722 or visit edu/events for more info.
  • To commemorate Shakespeare’s 460th birthday and National Poetry Month, the Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley’s free and public 2 p.m. meeting at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, will feature poetry uncovered by club vice president Pamela Stith. Call (909) 728-2178 for more info.
  • The City of Claremont’s public art committee gathers at 7 p.m. at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.

Tuesday, April 9


  • Nikki Coulas, an account executive for HALO Branded Solutions, and Rina Cooper, owner of Code 3 Creations, are the featured speakers at Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s 7:30 a.m. business over breakfast event at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. Admission is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Register at claremontchamber.org.
  • Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., is the site of a free and public 11 a.m. author talk with Pomona College alum Tom Lin. RSVP to ssuccess@pitzer.edu.
  • Tye Rush, a postdoctoral political science scholar at the University of California, San Diego, continues Claremont Graduate University’s free Tuesday talk series with a noon Zoom lecture, “The Effect of Rapid Vote-By-Mail Transition on Communities of Color.” Details and RSVP info are at cgu.edu.
  • Children ages 5 to 12 can learn how to grow a salad garden at home during a 4 to 5 p.m. workshop at Magnolia Recreation Center, 651 W. 15th St., Upland. Sign up at apm.activecommunities.com/upland, search “salad.” The class fee is $6.
  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., begins with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at claremont.ca.us and city hall the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually visit zoom.us/j/256208090, or call (213) 338-8477 to listen in via phone.

Wednesday, April 10

  • The 8:30 a.m. Claremont Chamber of Commerce networking walk at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., is free for CalBG members, $5 for chamber members, and $10 for everyone else. Attendees must register by Tuesday, April 9, at claremontchamber.org.
  • The Woman’s Club of Claremont’s monthly lunch meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 343 W. 12th St., Claremont. Lunch is $20 for members and first time visitors, $25 for repeat visitors. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Friday, April 5. See details at com/special-offers.
  • Nigerian American writer and 2022 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize Mary-Alice Daniel is this week’s guest at the free Scripps Presents @noon series at the Hampton Room lecture hall, located on the second floor of Malott Commons, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Search “Mary-Alice Daniel” at com to RSVP.
  • The free and public 7C International Film Festivalwill screen “My Neighbor Totoro” at 5 p.m. at Brant Clock Tower, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, “Chungking Express” at 5 p.m. in Benson Auditorium, just west of the clock tower, and “Battle on Buka Street” at 7 p.m. on the clock tower lawn. In case of bad weather, “My Neighbor Totoro” will be screened at Broad Center, 1060 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, and “Battle on Buka Street” will be screened at Benson Auditorium. Information is at edu/event/international-film-festival.
  • Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Information is at claremont.ca.us.
  • Jazz Fellowship perform during Mozwell Claremont’s 7 to 10 p.m. jazz night at 590 W. First St. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 11

  • Loura Cortez of Southland Data Processing gives a talk on updated labor laws for 2024 during Montclair Chamber of Commerce’s 8:30 a.m. networking breakfast at Montclair Community Center, 5111 Benito St. Chamber members are $15, non-members, $25. RSVP by Monday, April 8 at events@montclairchamber.com.
  • Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s monthly senior food bank distributes a free food kit for LA County residents 60 and older who meet income guidelines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. Call (323) 234-3030 for info.
  • Children and adults are invited to crochet lab, a free and open to the public 4 to 6 p.m. course led by Khaos Crafts, at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.
  • Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., hosts a free and public 6 p.m. screening of “Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick.” A discussion with director Katie Nartonis, and Jim Rawitsch, executive director of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, will follow.

Friday, April 12


  • To Have and Have Not” (1944) is this week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.
  • Every Friday, Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts a free 1 to 4:30 p.m. technology assistance lab at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The lab is open to seniors who need help with laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers are also available.
  • Scripps College’s annual dance show begins at 8 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. Admission is $7. Repeat performances take place at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Program details and tickets are at com, search “Scripps Dances.”
  • Claremont Film Festival hosts a free 7 p.m. screening of “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony,” an award-winning documentary about the influence of Beethoven’s work, at Claremont United Church of Christ’s Louise Roberts Room, 233 Harrison Ave. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Saturday, April 13


  • Volunteers are needed to oversee Special Olympics training at Claremont High School track, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. through June 1. Special needs athletes are also welcome. Practices are held ahead of the June 8-9 Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at California State University, Long Beach. Call or text (909) 518-1496 for more info.
  • A free 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. volunteer income tax assistance clinic for those whose gross income is less than $60,000 takes place at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., through April 13. Visit gov for more details.
  • Pomona Valley Genealogical Society hosts genealogist Gena Philibert-Ortega for a free and public 2 p.m. Zoom session. Email raulncal@gmail.com for the meeting link.
  • The Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St., is home to the 5 to 9 p.m. Pomona Art Walk, which includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St.
  • Pomona College music students perform works by Brahms, Chaminade, Dvořák and others during a free and public 7:45 to 9 p.m. concert at Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. More info is at edu/events.


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