Event Calendar (August 19 – 27, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, August 19

  • Register online at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6969836 for Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s smarty pants story time course for kids, held at 208 N. Harvard Ave. Enjoy children’s books, songs, rhymes and exercise while learning school readiness skills. The free course begins at 10:15 a.m. on August 25; attendance is limited.


  • Due to the Joslyn Center’s closure, noon’s overeater anonymous session has moved to the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road. Residents can call (909) 399-5367 for more details.


  • Drop by Old Stump Brewing Co., 2896 Metropolitan Pl., Pomona, for some live music by Black Sabbath tribute band Sabbath After Forever. The free show starts at 7 p.m. More info is at oldstumpbrewery.com.


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. Collection info can be found here. 


  • Last Name Brewing’s annual Woodstock-themed music festival kicks off at noon and will feature a new artist every 90 minutes until doors close around 10 p.m. Artists include Elizabeth Hangan at 2 p.m., Blue HWY at 3:30 p.m, Court Verano at 5, The Disciplez at 6:30 p.m, and Groove Session closing out the event at 8:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Claremont Educational Foundation. More details are at lastnamebrewing.com.


  • Orientation for Pomona College’s class of 2026 and incoming fall 2022 transfers begins today. To accommodate for the afternoon freshman parade, streets surrounding the college — College Avenue, from Seventh Street to Fourth Street, Sixth Street, from Harvard Avenue to College Way — will be closed from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.


  • Swing by the Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., around 6 p.m. for a free concert by beloved folk band Squeakin’ Wheels. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic basket to enjoy on the lawn during the show. More info is available by calling (909) 624-9693.


Sunday, August 21

  • Polyhedra will perform a free three-hour concert beginning at 2 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd. For more information or to view the monthly lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com


Monday, August 22

  • After closing for routine maintenance, the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., will reopen at 9 a.m. Information about senior activities and classes can be found at ci.claremont.ca.us or by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Sustainable Claremont’s monthly dialog returns via Zoom at 7 p.m. This free hour-long lecture on gardening with California native plants will be led by Scott Kleinrock, a conservation programs manager at the Waterwise Community Center for the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. Meeting details can be found in Sustainable Claremont’s monthly newsletter or at sustainableclaremont.org.


  • Claremont’s Monday night concert series continues at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with a 7 p.m. performance by 1980s cover band Neon Nation. 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 23

  • At 10 a.m., embark on a virtual trip to Australia with personal travel guide and senior activities coach, Hayle Wilder, and explore some of the nation’s iconic tourist destinations, architecture, cuisine and culture. AgingNext will facilitate the free event. For registration or general info, visit eventbrite.com.


  • Kids can learn about educational paths and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the L.A. County Department of Public Works during a free virtual event hosted by the L.A. County Public Library, L.A. County Library Foundation, Edison International and DPW. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will last one hour. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org.


Wednesday, August 24

  • The Joslyn Center’s beginning and intermediate line dancing classes meet for the final time at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Those dropping in are reminded that the course is $44 for residents and $49 for non-residents. Phone (909) 399-5488 for further details.


  • Avid readers ages eight to 12 can register for Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s classic reader’s book club by going to visit.lacountylibrary.org. Attendance is limited. August’s featured book is “The Swiss Family Robinson,” adapted by Chris Tait, which can be checked out at the library. The club will meet at 2 p.m. Call (909) 621-4902 for info.


Thursday, August 25

  • Today will be the final Joslyn Jammers session of the summer. Seniors who enjoy making music are invited to the center’s patio to jam one last time during the free 90-minute session starting at 10 a.m. Call (909) 399-5488 to pre-register.


  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at InstaMortgage, 250 W. First St., suite 122, for a 5 p.m. ribbon cutting. Register before at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • The Friends of the Ontario City Library are putting the pep back into the step of the Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E. C St., Ontario, with a free community revitalization kickoff event at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call (909) 395-2224.


  • The Pomona Concert Band’s final summer concert, “Stage and screen — America sings,” features music written to celebrate Broadway, Hollywood, and America. The emcee for the evening is columnist and author David Allen. The concert kicks off 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. 


Friday, August 26

  • At 9 a.m., a free art group meets at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The group is open to all levels of artists who are invited to bring their current works or start new ones. Contact the center at (909) 399-5488 for information.


  • Movie matinees return this week to the Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave. Enjoy “And So It Goes” (2014) at 12:30 p.m. Attendance is free, but masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5367 for info.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include the Fab 8 at Shelton Park, Center Street Jazz at Village Plaza, and students from the Claremont School of Music outside of the chamber of commerce offices. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


  • Studio City-based singer-songwriter Sonja Midtune christens Ophelia Jump Productions new music lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, suite H, in Upland at 8 p.m. with a concert featuring original music. General admission is $30, or $20 for students with ID. Purchase tickets or learn more by visiting opheliasjump.org.


Saturday, August 27

  • 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 online at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org. For more info, call (909) 859-7070.


  • The public is invited to the Pomona Valley Certified Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the northwest corner of Pearl St. and Garey Ave., Pomona. The market features organic and chemical-free produce from local urban farms, books and more. For more information, visit pomonacfa.org.


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