Event Calendar (February 24, 2023 – March 4, 2023)
by Andrew Alonzo | firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Happening Claremont?
Friday, February 24
- View Andrew Benton’s solo exhibition, “Abstraction,” at Claremont Heritage’s Ginger Elliott Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., today until Tuesday, February 28. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For show details call (909) 621-0848.
- Paul A. Biane Library’s free and monthly English as a second language book club gathers at 10:30 a.m. today at 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga to discuss “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon. To RSVP or receive a Zoom invite, email email@example.com.
- The Claremont High School choirs will perform “Disney on Stage” at 7 p.m. in the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont. Admission, $10, is payable online at chschoir.org or at the door. For more details call (909) 624-9053, ext. 30462.
- The Pomona Concert Band’s free and open to the public winter concert, “Meet the Band,” begins at 7:30 p.m. in Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Hwy., Pomona. For more information visit pomonaconcertband.org.
- The Pomona College Orchestra presents works by Nicolai, Mozart and Dvořák at a free and open to the public 8 p.m. concert in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The program repeats at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26. For details visit pomona.edu/events.
Saturday, February 25
- Claremont resident and Special Olympics coach Janine Williams is seeking college student volunteers to spend time with Special Olympics 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. Equipment is provided. Call (909) 518-1496 for details.
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Pomona Valley branch hosts its fourth annual freedom fund program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Guest speakers include Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, City of Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, and NAACP PV President Jeanette Ellis Royston. Tickets, $65, and details are at eventbrite.com, search “NAACP Pomona Valley.”
- The Los Angeles County Library is hosting a free 11 a.m. African American online genealogy workshop with genealogist and family historian Charlotte Bocage. For details or to register go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/events.
- Poetry lovers are invited to the Friends of the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s fourth Saturdays poetry reading at 2 p.m., with authors and poets Kareem Tayyar andB.H. Fairchild. The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave. More info is at facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry.
- The Kiwanis Club of Claremont’s bingo fundraiser takes place from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Ability First, 480 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Presale tickets are $40 and can be purchased at claremontkiwanis.org. Tickets at the door are $50. Admission includes 10 games, with additional games priced at $2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
Sunday, February 26
- Pacific Jazz Quartet play from 2 to 5 p.m. in College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit jazzatcollegecenter.com for more information.
- Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps colleges Joint Music Program present its annual free and open to the public spring choral concert today and Sunday, February 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. The Claremont Concert Choir and Claremont Treble Singers will perform works by Arvo Pärt, Robert Schumann, Shireen Abu-Khader, and more. For details go to scrippscollege.edu/events.
- At 3:30 and 7 p.m., Inland Valley Repertory Theatre mounts Kim Eberhardt’s one woman musical, “Love, Dolly,” at the Claremont Community School of Music’s William J. Huff Hall, 951 W. Foothill Blvd. Tickets are $70 at ivrt.org.
- The Newcomers Access Center’s 2023 gala benefit and silent auction includes a Mediterranean dinner, live music, opportunity drawings and a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. at Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. Admission, $80, benefits refugees and immigrants in the community. Learn more or buy a ticket at newcomersaccesscenter.org/gala.
- Express yourself at Folk Music Center’s monthly open mic held the last Sunday of the month at the venerable store, 220 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. Admission is $2, and doors and sign-ups open at 6 p.m. Questions? Call (909) 624-2928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At 7 p.m., Harvey Mudd College hosts “Studio 209: Musique des Femmes, Bonis et Viardot,” a free and open to the public concert highlighting Mélanie Hélène Bonis and Pauline Viardot at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Health attestation and masks are required. More info is available at arts.hmc.edu, by calling (909) 621-8022, or via email to email@example.com.
Monday, February 27
- The City of Claremont and Claremont Unified School District will present awards to select students in its 33rd annual Making Change contest at 6:30 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
- Pomona College marks the end of Black History Month with a performance by Tanzanian acrobatics troupe, ZuZuand Pomona students from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. General admission is $15 but Claremont Colleges students are free with I.D. and university staff are $10. For more details visit pomona.edu/events.
- Matthew Lyons, deputy district director for California State Assembly member Chris Holden and founding president of the Bonita Democratic Council, delivers his talk, “Advancing legislative priorities, a conversation with Matthew Lyons,” at the free and open to the public Democratic Club of Claremont’s 7 p.m. meeting at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. Details are at demsofclaremont.org.
- Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and Chaffey Adult School hold “a celebration of love” at 7:30 p.m. in Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, 1250 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario. Early concert goers can enjoy the woodwind celebration ensemble at 7 p.m. Each performance is free and open to the public. For concert information, visit showband.net.
Tuesday, February 28
- Discuss your mental well-being in a safe space and get connected with available resources while enjoying a free cup of coffee at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, during cafecito hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Also at 2 p.m., a drug and alcohol support clinic for English speaking residents runs until 6 p.m. Call (909) 620-2043 for group information.
- The San Dimas Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2023 career expo at Life Pacific University, 1100 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas, from 3 to 6 p.m. The free and open to the public fair includes mock interviews for interested workers, job search assistance, part-time and full-time opportunities, and more. Call (909) 592-3818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., begins 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, March 1
- From 9 a.m. to noon, drive through the Spring Street Center for a free Covid test kit or stop into the Service Center for Independent Living, 107 S. Spring St., Claremont, for a complementary COVID-19 vaccine or booster. The open to the public clinic is sponsored by AgingNext and SCIL. For details visit agingnext.org/events.
- Writers offer responses to each other’s works at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, during a free 9:45 a.m. writing workshop, held the first and third Wednesday of the month. Call (909) 399-5488 to join.
Thursday, March 2
- The Los Angeles County Library hosts an 11 a.m. virtual program to help adults navigate the internet for credible health and medical information. For details or to sign up go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.
- The public is invited to the first Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting of the month. Regular meetings at the district office, 170 W. San Jose Ave., begin with a closed session at 6:30 p.m. and are followed by the public portion, usually about 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Click cusd.claremont.edu/board to view the agenda and other information or call (909) 398-0609.
- Author, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, and creator of Found Magazine Davy Rothbart continues the free and public speaker series at Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., with his 6:45 p.m. talk, “Life After College (For Folks Still in College).” For more information visit cmc.edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.
Friday, March 3
- At 10:30 a.m., Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s monthly book club for adults gathers to discuss Katherine Johnson’s “My Remarkable Journey” at 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Register for the free group at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.
- The Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts a 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.
- The war and existentialism book club meets the first Friday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. March’s book is “1984” by George Orwell. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.
Saturday, March 4
- Brian Fies, award-winning author and illustrator of “A Fire Story,” will give his personal account of the 2017 northern California wildfires that wiped out nearly 2,000 homes — including his own — during a free and open to the public 2 p.m. event hosted by the Friends of the Claremont Library’s On the Same Page Committee at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. For more info visit claremontlibrary.org.
- Every first Saturday Claremont Heritage hosts a walking tour of the Village. The tour is a great way for residents and first-time visitors to experience and explore downtown Claremont. The tour begins at 10 a.m. near The Claremont Depot, 110 W. First St. Tickets, $10, can be purchased at claremontheritage.org.
- Browse artwork around the city during the free and open to the public Claremont Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. Details about this month’s walk will appear in next week’s Courier. Email email@example.com for more info.
- The Claremont Concert Orchestra will perform works by Brahms and Schumann at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. The free and open to the public program includes a world premiere by composer Pablo Santiago Chin. For more info visit hmc.edu/calendar.