Event Calendar (August 26 – September 3, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, August 26

  • Beginning and advanced dancers can improve their tap-dancing skills at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., with a free 12:30 p.m. course. Register by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Movie matinees return today 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 is held indoors. Call (909) 399-5367 for info.


  • Stop by Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ new music lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, suite H, in Upland at 8 p.m. for a concert featuring Sonja Midtune. General admission is $30, or $20 for students with ID. Tickets and information are available at opheliasjump.org.


Saturday, August 27

  • Fourth Saturdays Poetry is back at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. August’s readings begin at 2 p.m. and feature author, publisher and executive director of the Inlandia Institute Cati Porter, as well as award-winning poet and author Jonathan Maule. The free series is supported by Friends of the Claremont Library and grants. Call (909) 621-4902 for details.


Sunday, August 28

  • Pacific Jazz Quartet 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.


  • The public is invited to attend the NAACP Pomona Valley Branch’s eighth annual viewing of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech and subsequent discussion panel at 4 p.m. via Zoom. The event is facilitated by the NAACP PVB, Project Caring Services, the African American Museum of New Beginning and Southern California Gas Company. The Zoom ID is 7640855298; passcode is THISPOWER. Email NAACP PVB president Jeanette Ellis Royston at jrellisroyston1@verizon.net for more info. 


Monday, August 29

  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., hosts gentle yoga, a free course where the practice is taken nice and slow for seniors, especially beginners, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for further details.


  • The Claremont Senior Program’s Generation Connect course, which helps seniors learn technology from the younger generation, will hold a mandatory orientation from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center Annex. Pre-register for the free course at anc.apm.activecommunities.com. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday from September 6-27. Contact the center at (909) 399-5488 with any questions.


  • Claremont’s Monday night concert series at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., concludes tonight with a 7 p.m. performance by classic rock cover band The Ravelers. 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. Call (909) 399-5490 for more info.


Tuesday, August 30

  • AgingNext Village members gather monthly for the nonprofit’s virtual coffee connections series at 9:30 a.m. Become an AgingNext Village member by calling (909) 621-9900.


  • Enjoy a live performance by Gumbo Child at The Quarter Creole Cuisine, 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd., as part of the restaurant’s live music Tuesdays series. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. Call (909) 482-2200 for info.


Wednesday, August 31

  • The 2022-2023 Claremont Unified School District year officially begins today! Visit cusd.claremont.edu to keep up with district info.


  • The Economy Shop, 325 W. First St., reopens for its 90th season at 10 a.m. today. Stop by the nonprofit thrift store and donate to its ongoing mission of helping fund charities and community missions by purchasing a product. Phone the store at (909) 626-7334 for more info.


  • Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., invites families and children to an educational story time. Call (909) 620-2043 or email library@pomonaca.gov for information.


  • Today’s the final day of Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s half-price book sale. Everything on burgundy shelves and carts in the bookstore space is eligible for the discount, including a variety of new and old literature in paper or hardback. CDs, DVDs, audio books, video tapes and LP records are also available. The library, and the sale, closes at 8 p.m. For details call (909) 621-4902.


Thursday, September 1

  • At noon the Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn session at The Exercise Coach, 578 E. Baseline Rd. This meeting’s topic is “the science of strength.” The meeting is free for members of the chamber. Admission for non-members is $15. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.


  • The public is invited to the first 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 unless otherwise indicated. View the agenda and other information at cusd.claremont.edu/board or call (909) 398-0609 for more info.


  • The Pomona Valley Audubon Society’s free 7 p.m. public meeting at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., will include a bird identification session, followed by a short housekeeping meeting. A program by environmentalists Brian Elliot and Gary Charlton titled “Andes to the Amazon rainforest: Birding in Peru” will also be presented. Details are available at pomonavalleyaudubon.org. 


Friday, September 2

  • The war and existentialism book club meets on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. September’s book of discussion is “The Chrysalids” by John Wyndham. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Ana Maria De La Cruz at Shelton Park, Claremont Voodoo Society at Village Plaza, and Arrow Highway outside of the chamber of commerce offices. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


  • Today’s the final day of the Claremont College Library exhibit, “Unboxing the Fernando R. and Enriqueta Gomez Mormon Mexican History Collection.” The collection, which features historic materials of various Mormon churches in Mexico, is located in the North Lobby Gallery of the library, 800 N. Dartmouth Ave. The library closes at 6 p.m. Visit library.claremont.edu/sca/ask-sca or email specialcollections@claremont.edu with any questions.


Saturday, September 3

  • 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.


  • Browse artwork around the city as various businesses and museums participate in the monthly Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. More information will appear in next week’s COURIER. Contact claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.


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