Event Calendar (February 10, 2023- February 18, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, February 10

  • The Democratic Club of Claremont’s Gar Byrum speaker series will feature Citrus Community College District Trustee Laura Bollinger at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, from noon to 1 p.m. The talk is free but the 11:30 a.m. lunch is $20. Bollinger’s talk will begin shortly after noon. For info visit demsofclaremont.org.


  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont, with an evening of freeline dancing led by Selina Chi from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes sandwiches, dip, beverages, and cupcakes on the patio. Pre-registration is required. Go to ci.claremont.ca.us or call (909) 399-5367 for more info.


  • The City of La Verne is throwing a Valentine’s Day themed dance party for those with special needs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the La Verne Community Center, 3680 D St. Presale tickets are $6, or $7 at the door. For more info call (909) 596-8700 or visit cityoflaverne.org.


  • Two free 90-minute children’s social media safety courses will be held at the Upland Police Department, 1499 W. 13th St. The first 90-minute session at 6 p.m. is for middle school students, followed by a 7:30 p.m. advanced course for high school students. For more details call (909) 931-4280 or visit uplandca.gov/calendar.


Saturday, February 11 

  • Claremont resident and Special Olympics coach Janine Williams is seeking college student volunteers to spend time with Special Olympic athletes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each Saturday at Mendoza Elementary School, 851 S. Hamilton Blvd., Pomona. Bring a water bottle, athletic shoes and play indoor hockey with a whiffle ball with athletes 16 to 40 years old from surrounding cities. Equipment is provided. Call (909) 518-1496 for more details.


  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, gathers at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 to learn more.


  • The State of California’s 48th District Agricultural Association and The Farm at Fairplex host a square-foot gardening workshop at 10 a.m. at 2118 N. White Ave., Pomona, with Los Angeles County Master Gardener Jeff Warner. RSVP by February 10 at (909) 865‐4633 or via email to daa48th@aol.com. Visit fairplex.com for details.


  • Pomona Valley Genealogical Society’s February free and open to the public meeting will be held via Zoom at 2 p.m. Thomas MacEntee will present “City Directories: No Town Too Small, No Clue Too Little.” Email raulcaln@aol.com or a Zoom link.


  • A free and open to the public program on disaster preparedness, presented by The Service Center for Independent Life and the Friends of the Claremont Library’s On the Same Page Committee, will take place at 2 p.m. at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. For details visit claremontlibrary.org.


  • Spain’s Al-Firdaus Ensemble will perform “Shifa” at 7 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. Tickets are $25 at eventbrite.com, search “Al-Firdaus.”


  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions kicks off its 10th season at 8 p.m. with “Well-Behaved Women,” a musical by Carmel Dean that answers the question: what would Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harriet Tubman, and other influential female-figures sound like if you heard them sing? Shows take place Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 12. General admission is $42. College students with I.D. and children under 10 are $32. Thursdays are “pay what you can/pay it forward” days with a $20 minimum. For tickets and times, visit opheliasjump.org.


Sunday, February 12

  • All are invited to meet for a free game of pétanque from 2 to 5 p.m., at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for more information.


Monday, February 13

  • A free virtual trip to Utah’s Zion National Park takes place at 10 a.m. at Upland Manor, 1125 W. Arrow Hwy., or via Zoom. Reserve a spot at eventbrite.com, search “Adventures with Doug,” or call (909) 621-9900.


  • During this month’s free and open to the public 2 p.m. meeting of the Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Shakespeare scholar Pamela Stith and readers from the Shakespeare Readers Club will present, “Improvising Shakespeare?!: Appalling Deletions and Presumptuous Additions.” For details call (909) 717-1109.


  • Members of the survivors of suicide loss support group gather from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, for a discussion session. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.


  • Learn how Tri-City Mental Health’s Therapeutic Community Garden utilizes horticulture to enhance mental health and well-being in users during Sustainable Claremont’s monthly sustainability dialogue series, held via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Information regarding brain structure, theory and research supporting therapeutic horticulture will be broken down by Sara Rodriguez, a clinical therapist for Tri-City’s Therapeutic Community Garden Program. For details or to RSVP visit sustainableclaremont.org.


Tuesday, February 14

  • Happy Valentine’s Day from the Courier!


  • Discuss your well-being and get connected with necessary resources while enjoying a free cup of coffee at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., during cafecito hour from 2 to 3 p.m. And from 2 to 6 p.m., a drug and alcohol support clinic for English speaking residents will take place. For information call (909) 620-2043.


  • Children are invited to a free 3 p.m. jewelry making workshop at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Pre-registration is required. For course details or to RSVP go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.


  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., will begin with a closed session at 6 p.m. before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us, or at city hall on the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090. To listen in via phone, dial (213) 338-8477.


Wednesday, February 15

  • AgingNext hosts a morning of mingling, donuts, coffee and learning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Claremont Colleges Services Building, 101 S. Mills Ave. For details or to RVSP call (909) 621-9900 or email bea@agingnext.org.


  • Author, journalist, editor, brand writer consultant and 1999 Scripps alum Nora Zelevansky is this week’s guest at the free and open to pubic Scripps Presents @noon series at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. For details or to RSVP, search “Nora Zelevansky” at eventbrite.com or visit scrippscollege.edu/events.
  • The monthly senior food bank, hosted by the Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, resumes distribution today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The program provides a free monthly food kit to L.A. County seniors 60 and older who meet income guidelines. Identification is required. For details call (323) 234-3030.


  • The City of Claremont will host a 6 p.m. tenant protection ordinance and eviction moratorium listening session via Zoom. The session is a chance for the city to receive feedback from landlords and tenants regarding current ordinances. Participants can submit comments via email to kwand@ci.claremont.ca.us to be shared with the City Council. Listen in by phone at (213) 338-8477. Email kwand@ci.claremont.ca.us or visit ci.claremont.ca.us for details.


  • Claremont McKenna College 1986 alum Tom Linebarger, executive chairman of Cummins Inc.,takes the stage at 6:45 p.m. at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., as part of its free and open to the public speaker series to deliver his lecture, “Living a Life of Purpose.” For more info visit cmc.edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.


Thursday, February 16

  • In an era of rapid technological advancements, learn how developments such as the internet of things, robotics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are shaping the world with Los Angeles County Public Library’s 11 a.m. virtual course, new tech and you. Go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event for details and to RSVP.


  • Claremont High School’s Theatre Department mount three student-directed one acts at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Don F. Fruechte Theater, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Shows include John Murray’s “Mad about Art,” directed by Shayna Mitchell; Douglas Craven’s “Lock Down,” directed by Kendell Weis; and Christopher Durang’s “Not a Creature Was Stirring,” directed by Andrew Eisenberg. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at onthestage.tickets.


Friday, February 17

  • The free home improvement and remodeling show begins today at Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., in Expo Hall 4. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and includes educational demonstrations, displays, and seminars about the latest home improvement and remodeling ideas. Parking at Gate 17 is $17 by credit card only. Visit homeshowconsultants.comfairplex.com or call (951) 681-0644 for details.


  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is “Being the Ricardos” (2021), a drama about 1952 Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball (played by Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem). Guests can enjoy free popcorn, and masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • The Common Good Film Festival, a four-day showcase of short films from around the world, returns to the Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. with “A Fire Inside,” directed by Justin Krook and Luke Mazzaferro. On SaturdayFebruary 18, filmmakers An Tran and Atin Mehra will participate in an audience Q&A following their screenings. Single show tickets are $12, and $100 buys entry to every film. For more info and showtimes visit commongoodfilms.org.


  • The Claremont Forum’s first free and open to the public singles night takes place at 8 p.m. at the bookshop, 586 W. First St., in the Packing House. Curious Publishing will lead book-related craft projects at the event, which also includes music and snacks. For details visit claremontforum.org.


Saturday, February 18

  • A free and open to the public reception for Andrée M. Mahoney’s exhibit, “Spirit Voyager,” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First Street. The exhibit, curated by the artist’s daughter, celebrates Mahoney’s 70th year of “exploring of the richness of life through mixed-media painting and ceramic sculpture,” according to a CLMA news release. The show will run until April 23 and the museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. General admission is $5. Museum members, children under 18, and students are free. For more information visit clmoa.org.


  • Female owned feminist cidery Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 107B, along with Future is Female Revolution, hosts “Love Is Dead: A Dark Comedy show,” at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com, search “FIF Revolution,” or $20 at the door.


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