Event Calendar (August 18 – 26, 2023)

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, August 18


  • A free, hybrid book club for seniors meets at James L. Brulte Senior Center, 11200 Baseline Rd., Rancho Cucamonga, at 10 a.m. Email jessica.king@cityofrc.us for the Zoom link. Details are at cityofrc.us.


  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Mohave Beach Band at Shelton Park, Soulshine at Village Plaza, and Janice and Friends at the chamber of commerce. Visit claremontchamber.org for the August lineup.



Saturday, August 19

  • California Botanic Garden horticulturist Laura Christianson leads a 10 a.m. discussion on creating a backyard National Wildlife Federation-certified wildlife habitat at ‍1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Admission for CalBG members is $25, non-members are $30. RSVP at calbg.org/event.


  • A summer beach-themed bash for children ages 5 to 12 takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Magnolia Recreation Center, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland. General admission is $25, additional sibling tickets are $15. Visit anc.apm.activecommunities.com/upland for more information.


  • The Ontario Museum of History and Art, 225 S. Euclid Ave., unveils its new exhibit, “Built on Water: Ontario and Inland Southern California,” at 6 p.m. during a free and open to the public reception featuring historical artifacts, a virtual reality experience, an interactive mobile app adventure and audio and educational experiences. Details are at ontariomuseum.org/built-on-water.



Sunday, August 20

  • Shop locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry at the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village. Information is at claremontforum.org/farmers-artisans-market.


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


  • Free games of pétanque begin at 4 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.



Monday, August 21


  • The Pomona Pride Center hosts reading rainbow, a book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, every first and third Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.⁠ Visit pomonapridecenter.org or call (909) 326-0482 for details.


  • The City of Pomona hosts a senior luau dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Hwy. Admission is $4. Preregister by calling (909) 620-2324.


  • San Diego-based pop and dance cover band Pop Vinyl performs at 7 p.m. in Claremont’s Monday night concert series at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont hosts concessions. More info is at ci.claremont.ca.us.



Tuesday, August 22


  • Learn to create professional projects using Google Slides during Los Angeles County Library’s free 11 a.m. work ready virtual course. RSVP and class information is at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.





Wednesday, August 23

  • Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts a free breakfast mob from 8 to 9 a.m. at Euro Café, 546 E. Base Line Rd. Info is at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Montclair’s senior mobile pantry program, hosted by Feeding America, will take place at the Montclair Civic Center, 5111 Benito St., from 9 to 11 a.m. All participants must bring an ID, application, and grocery pushcart for quick loading. Questions? Call (951) 359-4757 or visit cityofmontclair.org/event.


  • Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, will hold a press preview of two new hard-edge exhibits, “June Hardwood: Paintings” and “Tracing the Edge,” at 11 a.m. A free and open to the public reception featuring an artist’s panel is set for Saturday, September 9.



Thursday, August 24

  • The City of Claremont hosts an hour long 10 a.m. webinar about the Federal Transit Administration’s overall triennial disadvantaged business enterprise proposed 4.3% goal for fiscal years 2022-2024. Comments may be emailed to kmikula@ci.claremont.ca.us or mailed to 1616 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont 91711. RSVP at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • A 10:30 a.m. story time session for children ages 4 to 5 is held every Thursday at the Paul A. Biane Library, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior as space is limited. More info is at cityofrc.us.


  • Claremont Chamber of Commerce members are invited to a free 2 p.m. roundtable at 205 Yale Ave. to discuss business challenges and solutions. Visit business.claremontchamber.org/events to RSVP.


  • Grammy award-winning ensemble Quetzal returns to Claremont in a 7 to 9 p.m. Scripps College Levitt on the Lawn performance at Bowling Green Lawn, 1030 Columbia Ave. Register for free tickets at eventbrite.com by searching “Quetzal.” The Los Angeles based band is led by Chicana activist and musician Martha Gonzalez, who is also a feminist music theorist and associate professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at Scripps. In addition, Gonzalez is a Fulbright, Ford, and Woodrow Wilson fellow, and a 2022 McArthur “genius grant” recipient. More info is at scrippscollege.edu.



Friday, August 25

  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont is “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” (1988) starring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • Children ages 8 and up can make edible science projects during Rancho Cucamonga’s IncredAbles Friday night fun club at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, 11200 Baseline Rd., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6. Learn more at cityofrc.us/events.


  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with The Dogs at Shelton Park, Dynamite Dawson at Village Plaza, and Kathy Woolsey at the chamber of commerce. Visit claremontchamber.org for the August lineup.



Saturday, August 26

  • Baldy View Dog Park, W. 11th St., Upland, hosts dog days of summer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring canine friendly activities, demonstrations, and vendors. Friends of Upland Animal Shelter will also be on hand with a half-price adoption event. Call (909) 931-4280 for info or visit uplandca.gov.


  • Crossroads, Inc. holds its annual alumni barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. Current and former participants or volunteers can RSVP and get more info at crossroadswomen.org/events.


  • The Friends of the Claremont Library’s free fourth Saturdays poetry reading takes place at 2 p.m. at 208 N. Harvard Avenue. This month’s event features Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert and poet and author Douglas Manuel. Go to facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry for details.


  • Claremont Voodoo Society perform at 6 p.m. in a free and open to the public show at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., as part of the church’s local legends concert series. Chairs are provided and snacks and drinks will be available. More info is at claremontpres.org/events.


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