Event Calendar (August 4 – 12, 2023)

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, August 4

  • The City of Pomona’s yard sale weekend runs through Sunday, August 6. Call (909) 620-2374 or visit pomonaca.gov for details.



  • 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 the first Friday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. August’s book is “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Centre Street Jazzat Shelton Park, Claremont Voodoo Society at Village Plaza, and David Hastings at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, August 5 

  • Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, holds its monthly first Saturday sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Call (909) 399-5500 for details.


  • The Claremont High School football team hosts a car show and barbeque fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. at 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Proceeds from dinner, raffle tickets and car showings — $25 for early birds and $30 day-of — will benefit the program. Search “car show fundraiser” at eventbrite.com for more information.



  • Richard and Federica Lewis host a Claremont High School class of 1961 reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, 3010 Lafayette Ave., Newport Beach. Call Sharon Esterley at (949) 683-6132 or email esterley@aol.com for reservations.



Sunday, August 6

  • The first Sunday of the month is free family day at Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., from noon to 4 p.m. Local high school students will also lead activities for youth during the museum’s Project ARTstART program. Go to clmoa.org or call (909) 621-3200 for more information.


  • Nick Gomez Group plays a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. To view the monthly lineup of shows, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Adults up to 69 that weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health can donate plasma until 5 p.m. today during a drive at Biomat USA Upland, 1405 E. Foothill Blvd. Call (909) 608-0022 to make an appointment with the code “MYP.” Walk-ins will also be taken. Learn more at grifolsplasma.com.


  • Eagles tribute band The Long Run continues La Verne Heritage Foundation and the City of La Verne’s free summer concerts in the park series at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 5001 Via de Mansion. Visit cityoflaverne.org or call (909) 596-8700 for concert details.



Monday, August 7

  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts free gentle yoga at 10:30 a.m. for seniors. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.


  • 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.


  • Hit Me 90s, a 1990s tribute band, continues Claremont’s 7 p.m. 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.



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Wednesday, August 9

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts an 8 a.m. business crime forum, an open dialogue between the business community and Claremont Police Department to help reduce crime, at the Claremont Council Chamber, 225 W. First St. Learn more at business.claremontchamber.org or by calling (909) 624-1681.



  • Explore the relationship between humans and the ocean with Aquarium of the Pacific staff during a free 4 p.m. virtual course sponsored by the Los Angeles County Library. RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.


  • Top 40 and 1970s classic rock cover band Cold Duck closes out San Dimas’s free and open to the public music in the park concert series at 7 p.m. at Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave. Information is at sandimasca.gov.



Thursday, August 10

  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org for info.



  • Tri-City Mental Health’s Therapeutic Community Garden staff hosts a 1 to 2 p.m. flower pressing workshop at Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S College Ave., Claremont. Preregistration is required. Call (909) 399-5367 for info.



  • The Pomona Concert Band’s 76th annual summer music series continues with a free and open to the public 7:30 p.m. “Choose Joy” concert at G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, 1575 N. White Ave. Go to pomonaconcertband.org for full details.



Friday, August 11

  • Senior artists of all levels can polish existing art or create new works during a free 9 a.m. to noon drop-in art circle at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Details are at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Parents can create a tugging box that will satiate their infant’s curiosity and further motor skills at a free virtual 11 a.m. course hosted by the Los Angeles County Library. View the materials needed and RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.


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



Saturday, August 12

  • Local artists are invited to donate framed or unframed wall art during Pilgrim Place’s 9 to 11 a.m. art donation party at 698 Scrooby Lane, Claremont. Donations will be displayed during Pilgrim Place’s upcoming 75th annual festival. Call (909) 399-5500, extension 5, for more info.


  • The Reptile Super Show at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, begins at 10 a.m. today and 11 a.m. Sunday, August 13, in Exposition Hall 4. Participants can view and purchase reptiles, supplies, and supplements, or participate in workshops. Admission is $16, $10 for children 12 and under, at reptilesupershow.com/los-angeles and at the door. Visit fairplex.com for more info.


  • The Pomona Art Walk takes place at the Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St., from 5 to 9 p.m. It includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St., with crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, and food. Visit downtownpomona.org for details.


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