Event Calendar (August 25 – September 2, 2023)
What’s happening Claremont?
by Andrew Alonzo | email@example.com
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. Questions? Call (909) 399-5367.
- Learn about the history of beer with paleontologist and homebrewer Andy Farke during California Botanic Garden’s family-friendly flower hour event from 5 to 8 p.m. Snacks from Crème Bakery and music by Floating will also be provided. Tickets are $10-$30 at calbg.org.
- 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, Craic Haus at Village Plaza, and Kathy Woolsey at the chamber of commerce. Visit claremontchamber.org for the August lineup.
- The City of Pomona continues its summer concert series at Civic Center Plaza, 505 S. Garey Ave., with free 6 to 9 p.m. performances by The Violet Mindfield, The Grinns, and Hate Drugs. Search “cityofpomona_communityservices” on Instagram or visit pomonaca.gov for details.
Saturday, August 26
- Auditions for the various Claremont Young Musicians Orchestras for musicians ages 8 to 20 begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until Saturday, September 16. More info is at cymo.org/audition.html.
- 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 or visit uplandca.gov for more information.
- Crossroads, Inc. holds its annual alumni barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. Current and former participants or volunteers can RSVP 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 Ave. This month’s event features Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert and poet and author Douglas Manuel. Go to facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry for more info.
- Master blues, folk, jazz, and country music creators and interpreters Claremont Voodoo Society perform a free and open to the public 6 p.m. 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.
Sunday, August 27
- 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.
- Ted Manuel plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. More info is at jazzatcollegecenter.com.
- Elvis tribute performer Scot Bruce concludes La Verne’s free summer concerts in the park series with a 6:30 p.m. concert at Heritage Park, 5001 Via de Mansion. Call (909) 596-8700 for info.
Monday, August 28
- Mahjong Mondays at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.
- The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts free gentle yoga for seniors at 10:30 a.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.
- The farewell show for longtime local cover band The Ravelers concludes Claremont’s Monday night concert series at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. More info is at ci.claremont.ca.us.
Tuesday, August 29
- Lawyer and mental health advocate Siria Gutierrez leads a free 11 a.m. virtual course for adults on how to make better career decisions. To RSVP or learn more go to visit.lacountylibrary.org.
- Vince Turner speaks about managing business finances during the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s noon lunch and learn session at 205 Yale Ave. The meeting is free for chamber members. Non-members are $5. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.
- Seniors can participate in free games of bridge at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.
Wednesday, August 30
- A free chair exercise group for seniors meets at 9:35 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 for info.
- Aquarium of the Pacific staff host a free virtual program for teenagers and young adults about coral reefs and conservation efforts from 4 to 4:40 p.m. RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org.
Thursday, August 31
- Get Walking Claremont, a free walking group for seniors, meets every Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2471 Indian Hill Blvd. for a walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Call (909) 399-5488 or go to anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation for details.
- Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org for more info.
- Regulars of the breath in, breath out meditation and Joslyn Jammers groups at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, will meet for the final time this summer at 10 a.m. More info is at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
- The Claremont Chamber of Commerce welcomes to the city the curiously named The First Amendment Pizza Joint with a 5 p.m. new business ribbon cutting at 697 W. Foothill Blvd. RSVP at business.claremontchamber.org.
- The Pomona Concert Band’s 76th annual summer music series wraps with the free and open to the public 7:30 p.m. “Americans We” concert at G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, 1575 N. White Ave. More info is at pomonaconcertband.org.
- The deadline for the city’s special needs survey, at form.jotform.com/231364993605159, has been extended to Friday, September 15. Claremont families with special needs children or adults are urged to participate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Friday, September 1
- Today is the deadline to apply to add a veteran’s name to the San Dimas HEROES Veterans Monument. Applications and details are available at sandimasheroes.org. Call (909) 677-9557 for more info.
- Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts a free 1 to 4:30 p.m. technology assistance lab at the 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.
- The war and existentialism book club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. September’s book is “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.
Saturday, September 2
- Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, holds its monthly first Saturday sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Call (909) 399-5500 for details.
- Botanist and California Botanic Garden Executive Director Lucinda McDade shares ideas and techniques for getting your garden ready for fall during a 10 a.m. workshop at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Instruction will also be offered via Zoom. Admission is $15 for CalBG members and $20 for non-members. Tickets and info are at calbg.org/event.
- Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free and open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. More information will appear in the next edition of the Courier. Email email@example.com for more info.