Event Calendar (April 7 – 15, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, April 7


  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club holds a free technology assistance lab at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, open to seniors wanting help with their laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers are available at the center. For details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The war and existentialism book club gathers at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April’s book is “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” by Khaled Hosseini. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.



Saturday, April 8

  • The City of Claremont’s spring celebration runs from 8 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont kicks things off with a $6 pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m. the first inclusive egg hunt begins, followed by the traditional egg hunt for children ages 3 to 12 at 10:45 a.m. Golden eggs with tickets for special prizes will be scattered throughout the park. For details visit ci.claremont.ca.us or call (909) 399-5490.


  • At 9 a.m., the City of Montclair will hold its Easter eggstravaganza at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., Montclair. Rather than a traditional hunt, children will play games and participate in activities to collect eggs and prizes. The event includes a $5 pancake breakfast by the Kiwanis Club of Ontario-Montclair. For more details visit cityofmontclair.org or call (909) 625-9479.


  • The Webb School’s Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont, is hosting its annual fossil fest event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can tour the museum’s fossil collections room and preparation lab and learn about its latest research. It includes activities and interactive booths from Western Science CenterLa Brea Tar PitsUniversity of Southern California Paleosciences Research Consortium, and more. Admission is $7, but museum members, Webb students and children ages 4 and under are free. For more details visit alfmuseum.org or call (909) 624-2798.


  • The California Botanic Garden hosts a class on how to grow and garden wildflowers from 10 to 11:30 a.m. led by CalBG Horticulturist Laura Christianson. General admission is $25, and garden members are $20. Register at calbg.org.


  • Former owner Juan De Lira will lead an Easter basket and floral design workshop at Sherwood Florist, 404 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, at 1 p.m. Course admission is $69.95 but space is limited. Call (909) 625-3309 to RSVP or for more info. All materials will be supplied.


  • Join Claremont Heritage President John Neiuber for a talk and tour of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, 742 N. Amherst Ave, Claremont, from 1 to 3 p.m. Neiuber will discuss the building’s architects Marston and Maybury. Admission is $10. For details or to reserve a spot, visit claremontheritage.bigcartel.com.


  • At 2 p.m., the Pomona Valley Genealogical Society welcomes speaker and one of Corona Genealogical Society’s founding members Len Enlow for a free and public meeting over Zoom. Enlow’s presentation is “The Orphan Train movement.” For access, email raulncal@aol.com.


  • The public is invited to the free Pomona Art Walk at the Pomona Arts Colony, near 100 W. Second St., from 5 to 9 p.m. It includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, on the corner of west Second and Thomas streets, with crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, and food. Visit downtownpomona.org for details.




Sunday, April 9

  • The Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village, with locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/farmers-artisans-market.


  • Children of all ages are invited to St. Luke Lutheran Church’s Easter Sunday egg hunt which begins about an hour after the 10 a.m. service at the church yard, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Call (909) 624-8898 or go to st-luke.info for more info.


  • Ted Manuel plays a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. To view the monthly lineup of shows or for more information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.



Monday, April 10


  • The Claremont Senior Program hosts a free, drop-in Mac user group from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The course covers topics such as Apple apps, hardware, troubleshooting, and more. For details call (909) 399-5488.


  • The city’s public art committee meets at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. For details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.



Tuesday, April 11

  • Relieve arthritis pain at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at a drop-in arthritis exercise class with instructor Joanne Dinsmore, who will help participants with circulation and inflammation in problem areas. Questions? Call (909) 399-5488.


  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce for its monthly business over breakfast. This month’s event, sponsored by The Exercise Coach, begins at 7:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Admission is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Register at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • 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.


  • Filmmaker and Northwestern University Professor of Radio, Television, and Film, David E. Tolchinsky, continues the free and public speaker series at Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., with his 6:45 p.m. talk, “Mental health and film/TV depictions.” For more information visit cmc.edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.



Wednesday, April 12

  • The Woman’s Club of Claremont holds its monthly lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse, 343 W. 12th St., Claremont. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Monday and must be paid in advance at womansclubofclaremont.com/special-offers. The first-time guest price is $20. The club asks attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and not to attend if not feeling well or experiencing cold/flu symptoms. For more info call (909) 621-7064.


  • Join Los Angeles County Library’s free 3 p.m. virtual course, led by officials from Los Angeles County’s Department of Economic Opportunity, to learn about permits, costs, resources, and more for operating a home-based food business. For details go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.


  • Veterans are invited to Chaffey College’s Veterans Resource Center, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, for rally point Wednesdays, a free 3 p.m. group where vets discuss mental and physical wellness and other challenges. For details visit cityofrc.us.


  • Cal Poly Pomona’s music department invites all to the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., today, April 19, and April 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. for free music production courses. This week’s course is “intro to MIDI and beat making.” For more details visit pomonaca.gov.


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


  • California Botanic Garden horticulturist Rowan Steffey talks about “summer care of California natives” at the open to the public Claremont Garden Club’s 7 p.m. meeting in the Louise Roberts Room at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. For details visit claremontgardenclub.org or call (909) 621-6381.



Thursday, April 13

  • Seniors and disabled folks are invited to the Service Center for Independent Life’s free wellness hour session from 11 a.m. to noon at 107 S. Spring St., Claremont. For those who need accommodations, call (909) 621-6722.
  • For those who need help with video chat applications, the Los Angeles County Library will host a free virtual session for adults via Zoom at 11 a.m. Go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event to register.


  • Applications are due at 5 p.m. today for nonprofits that want to schedule community events at Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. Applications can be submitted online at form.jotform.com/230584375683061 for events that will take place between January 1 and December 31, 2024. Applications are subject to the review and approval of the City of Claremont’s Padua Hills Theatre community use program. For info visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at LUXE Optometry, 2209 E. Baseline Rd., suite 400, Claremont, for a 5 p.m. new business ribbon cutting. More info is at  business.claremontchamber.org.



Friday, April 14

  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, is “Fences” (2016). Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) is a Black, working-class father trying to raise his family in the 1950s while also coming to terms with the events of his life. Guests can enjoy free popcorn, and masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • Turkish artist Arzu Kastal, in collaboration with The Arts Area, presents “You Are Not Alone!” a free and open to the public fundraising art exhibition April 14, 15 and 16 at Claremont Heritage’s Ginger Elliot Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The exhibit will be open for viewing from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16. It will feature 30 local artists’ works. Proceeds will go to victims of February’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria. For more details, call (909) 621-0848.


  • AgingNext’s mingle and munch event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Claremont Colleges Service building, 101 S. Mills Ave., Claremont. AgingNext Villagers will host a fashion show, music will be provided by Lee Powers, and dinner by Buttercup Catering. Tickets are $20. For details or to register, visit eventbrite.com and search “AgingNext.”



Saturday, April 15

  • Join the Claremont High School Theatre Department at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., for a free 7 p.m. celebration of key players. The evening will honor former director Krista Carson Elhai while also celebrating CHS’s new theater director Mohammed Mangrio. Reserve your tickets at onthestage.tickets.


  • California singer-songwriter Tom Freund will deliver conversational lyrics and honeyed melodies during a 7:30 p.m. show at the Folk Music Center, 220 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. Tickets are $20 and doors open at 7. For details call (909) 624-2928, email info@folkmusiccenter.com, or visit the store.


  • The Scripps College’s Dance Department will hold its annual spring concert, Scripps Dances 2023, at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont, at 2 p.m. The program features original choreographed works by students, faculty, and guests. Admission is $5. For more details visit scrippscollege.edu.


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