Event Calendar (August 6 — 13, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, August 5

  • On the first Friday of each month, the Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts its technology assistance lab from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The free course is open to seniors who need help with their laptops, tablets, phone, or other devices. Computers for public use will also be available. No pre-registration is required. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us. 


  • At 2 p.m. the Claremont Helen Renwick Library hosts author and illustrator Sunny Seki, who will read from his book, “The Tale of Lucky the Cat,” a retelling of the traditional Japanese tale of how a toymaker’s kindness to an injured cat is repaid by good fortune. This free event is for children ages five to 12. The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave. For details, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6895836.


  • 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. August’s book of discussion is “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


Saturday, August 6

  • Crossroads Inc. is hosting a yard sale at its Harvard House, 1269 N. Harvard Ave., starting at 8 a.m. Residents will find great deals on household goods, clothing, furniture and more. All proceeds will benefit residents of Crossroads. For more info, contact (909) 626-7847, ext. 101, or email info@crossroadswomen.org.


  • Common Thread Claremont is holding a first ever business and mini-makers pop-up event at its storefront, 218 W. Foothill Blvd., today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twelve young designers worked to sew items they are selling to the community. All proceeds will go back to the young makers. For more details call (909) 447-4300.


  • Browse artwork around the city as various businesses and museums participate in Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. More information can be found here.


Sunday, August 7

  • Stop by the Pomona Fairplex between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show. Thousands of original and restored classic vehicles are not only on display, but for sale in six specialized car corrals. General admission is $15 and is cash only. Parking, at gate 17, is also $15 and is credit/debit only; children ages 12 and under are free. For further details call (714) 538-7091 or visit pomonaswapmeet.com.


Monday, August 8

  • Claremont St. Luke’s Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., will host a blood and power red donation drive between 1 and 7 p.m. Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org. Call (909) 624-8898 for more info.


  • The Claremont Senior Program wants to help seniors understand their Apple computers with its course Mac users group at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. This group is open to any Apple user and topics include apps, hardware, troubleshooting and more. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in course. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • On the second Monday of the month, members of the survivors of suicide loss support group meet at 6 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The free group session lasts until 7:30 p.m. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


  • Claremont’s Monday night concert series continues at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with a 7 p.m. performance by Beatles’ hits band The Fab Eight. 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 9

  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at its monthly chamber business over breakfast event. This month’s meeting will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., beginning at 7:30 a.m. Attendance is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.


Wednesday, August 10

  • The San Dimas Library, 145 N. Walnut Ave., is inviting children ages four to 12 to read stories and learn fun facts about various animals from around the world. Storytime begins at 3 p.m. and lasts just 30 minutes. Register your child at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6951390.


  • Claremont’s tradition of movies in the park concludes tonight with a showing of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” at Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Movies begin at 8 p.m., but families are invited to stop by the park early to enjoy concessions and preshow activities. All showings are free and open to the community. Residents are reminded to bring blankets or lawn chairs to avoid sitting on the ground. For more details call (909) 399-5490.


Thursday, August 11

  • A free farewell performance by much loved children’s band The Happy Crowd is set for 6 p.m. today at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The band has performed in the city for 30 years and will mark its final show with a hourlong concert followed by a meet and greet with fans. Attendees are asked to participate in the “happy socks” tradition by wearing fun and colorful socks to the performance. For more info, call the city’s human services department at (909) 399-5490. See the Mick Rhodes’ story on the Happy Crowd and its long history on page 4.


  • This week’s free Pomona Concert Band performance, “Celebrating 75 Years of The Pomona Concert Band,” will commemorate its diamond jubilee anniversary. As always, concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, behind the community center building at Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave. Concerts take place every Thursday through August. For more information, visit pomonaconcertband.org.


  • The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 120 W. Bonita Ave., enters the final month of its summer film series with this evening’s scheduled film, “Salt of the Earth,” at 8 p.m. Museum galleries stay open until 10 p.m. during movie nights. For more information about the series, visit pomona.edu/museum/events.


Friday, August 12

  • Registration opens at 2:30 p.m. today for Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s upcoming course, collagraph printmaking. Collagraphy is a printmaking technique where materials are glued to the printing plate to build texture and design. The course, scheduled for Friday, August 19, will teach kids ages 12 to 17 the artistic technique. Registration can be completed after 2:30 p.m. today at visit.lacountylibrary.org/events.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Nomad Band at Shelton Park, Blues and Fries at Village Plaza, and Larry and Rhonda Jackson outside of the chamber of commerce offices. These free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, August 13

  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, meets in person on the second Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Road. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


  • Communities near and far are invited to attend the Pomona Art Walk, held in the Pomona Arts Colony near 100 W. Second St. from 5 to 9 p.m. A community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, located on the corner of west Second and Thomas streets, will also be held where attendees can purchase crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more. For more information, visit downtownpomona.org/2nd-saturday-artwalk.


  • Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 107B, is the place to be today if you want to laugh out loud with friends and family. The female owned, feminist cidery along with Future is Female Revolution is hosting bunch of baddies, a feminist comedy show featuring hilarious comedians and libations starting at 7:30 p.m. General admission at the door begins at $15, but attendees can save $5 by purchasing tickets online at eventbrite.com.


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