Event Calendar (December 2-11, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 

Friday, December 2

  • The Friends of the Claremont Library Bookstore’s fine book sale will take place throughout the month of December at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. First editions, classics in academic fields, autographed works, specialty printers and works, art books and real pre-1922 antiques will be among the items available. The sale is open normal library hours, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash payment are always accepted. Credit card payments will be accepted on Saturday, December 3, 10, and 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. The library will be closed on December 24 and 31. For further information email friendsofclaremontlibrary@gmail.com.

 

  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts its free technology assistance lab from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The course is open to seniors who need help with their laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers will also be available. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.

 

  • This week’s movie matineeat the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000). The film begins at 12:30 p.m. and free popcorn will be available. Masks are encouraged for this indoor event. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.

 

  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum’s free and open to the public speaker series continues with “Voices from Ukraine,” a 12:45 p.m. program featuring panelists Volodymyr Dubovyk, Anna Romandash, and Polina Sinovets. The Athenaeum is at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. Details on this and other talks are available at cmc.edu/athenaeum or by calling (909) 621-8244.

 

  • The City of Claremont’s holiday promenade and tree lighting ceremony will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. The annual tree lighting ceremony happens at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St. Village business will double as cheer stops throughout the evening, providing free holiday treats and deals to attendees. For details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.

 

Saturday, December 3

  • Inland Pacific Ballet’s annual holiday show, The Nutcracker, returns this weekend to the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, with performances at 2:30 and 7 p.m. General admission begins at $70. For show information, times or to purchase tickets visit ipballet.org.

 

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is hosting afternoon holiday music in the Village today from noon to 4 p.m. Performers include Mark Dzula at Village Plaza, Andrew Lipow outside of the chamber’s offices, and strolling youth carolers from Inland Valley Repertory Theater. For more details call (909) 624-1681.

 

  • Claremont Educational Foundation holds its sixth annual Chocolate Walk fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. throughout the Claremont Village. Tickets, $30 each or a four pack for $100, are available at supportcef.com/chocolatewalk. Proceeds will benefit CEF.

 

  • Browse artwork throughout the Village at the December Claremont Art Walk between 6 and 9 p.m. More details about this month’s walk are on page [  ]. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.

 

Sunday, December 4

  • The Claremont Chorale and Claremont Concert Choir will perform “Messiah” at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., at 4 p.m. General admission begins at $20 but Claremont Colleges students and staff are free with college ID. For more information visit claremontchorale.org/concerts.

 

  • Eric Croissant plays a free three-hour concert beginning at 2 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. To view the monthly lineup and information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.

 

  • Youth Theatre Works will perform the 1950 musical comedy Guys and Dolls at 2 p.m. in the Harvey Mudd Theatre, 1339 N. College Ave., Claremont. Performances will also be held on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 for adults and $12 for children, students, and seniors, are available online and at the door. For details visit youththeatreworks.com/guys-dolls-2022.

 

Monday, December 5

  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, 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 information.

 

  • Lisa Ann Dellinger presents “Contemporary Indigenous Challenges and Clashing with Churches,” a free and open to the public Indigenous peoples and native realities event at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., at 7 p.m. Details about the talk can be found at claremontpres.org. For more info call (909) 624-9693.

 

Tuesday, December 6

  • The public is invited to the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. to attend the first Claremont Planning Commission meeting of the month. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.

 

Wednesday, December 7

  • On the third Wednesday of the month, the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts a free 9:45 a.m. writing workshop. Writers offer responses to each other on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. Call (909) 399-5488 to join.

 

Thursday, December 8

  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.

 

  • Make music at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, with David Hostetler during free Joslyn Jammers session, held every Thursday between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required at anc.apm.activecommunities.com. Call (909) 399-5488 for details.

 

Friday, December 9

  • Every Friday at 9 a.m., an art group meets on the Joslyn Center patio, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The free group session is open to all artists who are invited to bring current works in-progress or start new ones. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more informationcall (909) 399-5488.

 

  • The American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, opens its treasure sale and holiday market starting at 11 a.m. today. Shop from more than 20 AMOCA studio and resident artists and procure one-of-a-kind ceramic finds. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will run through Sunday, December 11. Visit amoca.org/eventsto learn more.

 

Saturday, December 10

  • Music and song from local music students will fill the Claremont Forum bookshop, 586 W. First St., today at 11 a.m. during its free and open to the public holiday cello event. For more details visit claremontforum.org/events.

 

  • At 8 p.m., enjoy an evening of jazz and Bossa Nova with the Jazz Fellowship Quartet featuring vocalist Antoinette Catalla at Ophelia’s Jump Productions music lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. Songs range from compositions by Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, to Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rodgers, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. General admission begins at $20. For info or tickets, visit opheliasjump.org.

 

  • The first performance of the Claremont Concert Orchestra’s winter concert will happen today at 8 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. The Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges will perform symphonic works inspired by ballet and folk dances at this free and open to the public concert. A 2 p.m. matinee will take place Sunday, December 11. For more info visit scrippscollege.edu.

 

Sunday, December 11

  • Join Mountainside Master Chorale for a performance of “A Spotless Rose: A Holiday Concert” on Sunday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Chruch, 600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. General admission is $20; senior/student $18 and can be purchased online at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/68907. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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