Event Calendar (August 12 – 20, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, August 12

  • Whether you’re an active senior or a couch potato, drop by the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., at 9:35 a.m. and work up a sweat doing active adult chair exercise. The group session is free and lasts about an hour. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more details, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


  • Movie matinees return this week on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Enjoy “House of Gucci” (2021) today at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., starting at 12:30 p.m. Attendance is free, but masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


  • Register for the Claremont Helen Renwick library’s upcoming classic reader’s book club today by going to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6895893. August’s book is “The Swiss Family Robinson,” adapted by Chris Tait, which can be checked out at the library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. The book club will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24.


Saturday, August 13

  • The community is invited to attend the Pomona Art Walk, at the Pomona Arts Colony near 100 W. Second St. from 5 to 9 p.m. A community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, on the corner of west Second and Thomas streets, will also be held where attendees can purchase crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more. For more information, visit downtownpomona.org/2nd-saturday-artwalk.


  • Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., suite 107B, is the place to be today if you want to laugh out loud with friends and family. The female owned, feminist cidery along with Future is Female Revolution is hosting bunch of baddies, a feminist comedy show featuring hilarious comedians and libations starting at 7:30 p.m. General admission at the door begins at $15, but attendees can save $5 by purchasing tickets online at eventbrite.com.


Sunday, August 14

  • Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market is held in the Village. The market is the perfect place to find unique crafts made locally as well as organic food, clothing, and jewelry. Click on claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market-2 for more information.


  • Local author Judy Campbell-Smith will read her new children’s book “AJ’s Neighborhood” at the Claremont Forum bookshop, 583 W. First St., starting at noon. Activities that encourage children to follow AJ’s adventure and map their own neighborhood will be featured during the free event. Children ages four to eight years old and their families are invited to come out. More details can be found at claremontforum.org.


Monday, August 15

  • A general municipal election will be held in November to elect three members of the Claremont City Council, and today is the deadline to register as a candidate for district two, three or four. To qualify, a candidate must be a United States citizen, at least 18, and a resident and qualified elector of the district he or she plans to run. For information or assistance, contact the city clerk’s office at (909) 399-5461 or (909) 399-5463 or the city’s election webpage at https://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/home, and click on “government,” “elections.”


  • The Service Center for Independent Life will host a free hybrid cooking class today at 11 a.m. If you plan to attend in person, call SCIL at (909) 621-6722 to reserve your spot. To attend virtually, visit scil-ilc.org.


  • Claremont’s Monday night concert series continues at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with a 7 p.m. performance by reggae band Upstream. The free concerts are presented by the City of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. Crowds are invited to come early to set up on the grass and enjoy concessions. For more information call (909) 399-5490.


Tuesday, August 16

  • Seniors or adults living with disabilities are invited to participate in SCIL’s hybrid math course today at 11 a.m. If you plan to attend in person, call SCIL at (909) 621-6722 to reserve your spot. To attend virtually, visit scil-ilc.org.


  • On Tuesday, the public is invited to meet at Shelton Park for an easy or medium stroll through the Claremont Village with Get Walking Claremont. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to sign in and hear any potential announcements. The group asks those who are not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask when unable to keep distance from others.


Wednesday, August 17

  • The Joslyn Center is hosting a writing workshop today beginning at 9:45 a.m. Writers can critique and answer questions about each other’s writing on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • The monthly senior food bank, hosted by the Claremont Senior Program in collaboration with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has resumed distribution in Larkin Park. The first distribution of the month will be held today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The “commodity supplemental food program” provides a free food kit once a month to L.A. County seniors 60 and older who meet income guidelines. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. For details, call the L.A. Regional Food Bank at (323) 234-3030.


Thursday, August 18

  • Claremont business owners are invited to a noon lunch mob with chamber of commerce members and other businesses at Café X2O, 1 N. Indian Hill Blvd., in the Claremont Village.  Business owners can eat, network, and support one another at this event. RSVP by going to business.claremontchamber.org.


  • The public is invited to the second Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting of the month. Regular meetings at the district office, 170 W. San Jose Ave., begin with a closed session at 6:30 p.m. and are followed by the public portion, usually about 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Click on http://cusd.claremont.edu/board to view the agenda and other information, or call (909) 398-0609.


  • The Pomona Concert Band continues its 75th annual free summer concert series with “Something Old, Something New” at 7:30 p.m. at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, behind the community center building at Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave. More info is at pomonaconcertband.org.


  • The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 120 W. Bonita Ave., concludes its summer film series this evening with “Get Out” at 8 p.m. Museum galleries stay open until 10 p.m. during movie nights. For more information, visit pomona.edu/museum/events.


Friday, August 19

  • Teenage artists are invited to the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., for a free 2:30 p.m. collagraph printmaking class. Collagraphy is a printmaking technique where materials are glued to the printing plate to build texture and design. Registration is required at visit.lacountylibrary.org/events.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Johnny Starr and the Galaxy at Shelton Park, Soulshine at Village Plaza, and the Rob Fontaine Band outside of the chamber of commerce offices. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, August 20

  • Los Angeles County residents are invited to a drive-thru style household hazardous waste round-up event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the L.A. County Fair Hotel and Exposition Complex, 2118 N. White Ave., gate 9, Pomona. Residents are asked to carefully secure items in their trunk or pick-up bed so that volunteers can easily identify and remove them. Residents may bring 15 gallons or 125 lbs. of hazardous or electronic waste or sharps containers. Items should be put in a box, preferably in their original packaging. No explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, controlled substances, trash, tires or large appliances like refrigerators, stoves and washing machines will be accepted. More details can be found at ci.claremont.ca.us. 


  • The Pomona Red Cross Blood, Platelet and Plasma Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Circle, will host a blood, power red and AB plasma donation drive between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org. Call (909) 859-7070 for more info.


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