Event Calendar (February 18-26, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, February 18

  • Inter Valley Health Plan will host Eat to Beat Inflammation in the body, a free, virtual course beginning at noon, led by a Cal Poly Pomona dietician who will discuss foods that “help to reduce inflammation in the body.” Inflammation has been blamed for many medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer and dementia, according to IVHP. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


Saturday, February 19

  • Beginning at noon, Priceless Pets, in partnership with Fixn’Fidos, will be offering a free pet microchipping clinic to the first 300 pets at its Chino Hills vet clinic, located at 15350 Fairfield Ranch Road. For an additional cost, volunteers will trim your pet’s nails ($18), clean their ears ($20) and perform basic dental consultations. The clinic’s adoption event will also take place and will feature Priceless Pets animals as well as animals from two other rescue shelters. The event will include vendors, a taco man, raffles, giveaways and more.


  • Stop by the Pitzer College Art Galleries, 1050 N. Mills Ave., today between 1 and 4 p.m. to view the current exhibitions that will be gone by April 2022. Three exhibits are currently on display including “Pato Hebert: Lingering, Beatriz Cortez: Cosmic Portals, and Pau S. Pescador: Working.” Visit pitzer.edu/galleries/schedule-a-visit to reserve a spot to attend any of Pitzer College’s current exhibitions. Prior to arriving, attendees should complete Pitzer’s online health check form.


Sunday, February 20


  • On Sunday, Polyhedra will perform live jazz at College Center, located at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., at 2 p.m. The concert will last approximately three hours and is free to the public. For more information or to view the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


Monday, February 21

  • In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce offices on Yale Avenue, Claremont City Hall and other city offices and the post office will be closed. In addition, the committee on human relation committee meeting has been canceled. Normal hours of service will resume Tuesday.


  • Drop by Claremont St. Luke’s Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., between 1 and 7 p.m. for a blood and power red donation drive. Appointments are required prior to attending via the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org. Donors will receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card.


Tuesday, February 22


  • At 7:30 p.m., the Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., will host Jazzmatazz, a free jazz concert sponsored by Pomona Valley Musicians’ Club. The concert will showcase all genres of jazz including Ragtime, Classic Jazz and New Orleans Style featuring classic jazz instruments such as piano, vocals, the clarinet and the saxophone. For more information contact Carole Schuricht atmusicaroleann@yahoo.com. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.


  • The City of Claremont, in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, will participate in the 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count at 8 p.m. The city is actively recruiting volunteers to help count those currently experiencing homelessness around the city and Greater L.A. area. Volunteers will meet at the Joslyn Center to receive their count assignment. For more information or to register, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/living/2022-homeless-count.


Wednesday, February 23

  • Claremont residents are invited to attend one of two transit study community workshops, facilitated by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Government via Zoom. The two workshops will be held on Wednesday, one at noon and the other at 5 p.m., and is an opportunity for the SGVCOG to study “how to improve public transit” in the SGV. For more information, visit sgvcog.org/transit-study.


  • On the last Wednesday of each month, the Repertory Opera Company of Pomona will present 40 minutes of “musical beauty and community” at the Claremont Forum bookstore, 586 W. First Street, at 12 p.m. The concert is free and donations to the ROC are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/event/opera-at-noon-2/2022-02-23.


  • Caregivers are invited to attend AgingNext’s upcoming caregiver support group, which meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This support group is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance. For more information or to RSVP, call AgingNext at (909) 621-9900 or email janice@agingnext.org.


Thursday, February 24

  • Every Thursday until April 7, tax aide volunteers will be available at the Joslyn Center, 660 N Mountain Ave., to provide free assistance to taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention given to those 60 and older. The curbside service is by appointment only by calling (909) 399-5488. The Joslyn Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • The public is invited to hear the vocal stylings of the Claremont high school choirs at the program’s annual Broadway Spooktacular concert, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the CHS theatre, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The family-friendly concert is a performance of “Broadway and Hollywood’s’ most famous ‘spooky’ musicals.” For more info or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.chschoir.org. A second concert will be held on Friday at 7 p.m.


Friday, February 25

  • Join Inter Valley Health Plan via Zoom at noon for its course, The Gut Microbiome. A Cal Poly dietician will explain how the microbiome affects you and your health and how you can improve your gut’s biome and live a healthier life, according to IVHP. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


Saturday, February 26


  • Starting at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Forum bookshop, magician Clinton Combs will perform psychic readings for select attendees. Then at 7 p.m., poet Delores Abdella Combs will host an open mic night of poetry. The evening is dubbed Readings and Readings. For more information, call 909-626-3066.




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