Event Calendar (February 3, 2023- February 10, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 

Friday, February 3

  • The Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble will hold a free and open to the public noon concert, “Inspired by Goethe,” at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. The program features German music based on texts by poet, playwright, and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Attendees are required to wear masks. For show information call (909) 624-0638 or visit congioia.org.


  • A beginners iPhone photography course will take place at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 3 to 5 p.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for details on this free and open to the public class.


  • 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. February’s book is “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” by Ernest Hemingway. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Pierre Englebert, aka Not a Moment Too Soon, will perform at 7 p.m. tonight and 8 p.m. Saturday at Ophelia’s Jump Production’s Music Lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. Tickets are $10 and are available at opheliasjump.org/ojp-music-lounge or by calling (909) 734-6565.


Saturday, February 4

  • Local resident Janine Williams, a Special Olympics coach, 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 for athletes and volunteers. Call (909) 518-1496 for more details.


  • Join the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, for an 11:30 a.m. Spanish-language tour of the exhibition “Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay,” led by exhibition manager Pam Aliaga. The exhibit celebrates 44 artists “who have defined and redefined ceramics over the past 100 years,” according to AMOCA. General admission is $14 but Pomona residents pay just $7 with proof of residency. Those attending will also be granted AMOCA gallery admission for the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register or learn more, visit amoca.org/events.


  • Browse artwork around the city as businesses participate in the Claremont Art Walk, held the first Saturday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. Details about this month’s walk appear on here. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for info.


  • Donate toSycamore Elementary School’s Outdoor Science School by stopping by at 225 W. Eighth St., Claremont, from 8 a.m. to noon for a secondhand swap sale. Gently used items include games, toys, home decor, gardening items, art, jewelry, working electronics, musical instruments, household goods, children’s items, books, tools, cooking items, clothing, gently worn shoes, bags, and small furniture. Rev’d Up Coffee will be served. Call the school at (909) 398-0324 for more details.


Sunday, February 5

  • The Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market is held in the Village every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It features unique locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/farmers-artisans-market.


  • Every first Sunday Claremont Heritage hosts a walking tour of the Village. Led by knowledgeable local guides, the tour is a great way for residents and first-time visitors to experience and explore downtown Claremont, its rich history, architecture, art, and culture. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to noon, starting at The Claremont Depot, 110 W. First St. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Tickets, $10, can be purchased atclaremontheritage.org.


  • The Foothill Philharmonic Committee will hold a free and open to the public multimedia presentation at 2 p.m. in Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, featuring Alan Chapman, teacher, producer and host at KUSC 91.5 FM. Chapman has been a regular speaker on the “Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Upbeat Live” series since 1984 and developed “Music 101” multimedia evenings at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit foothillphilharmoniccommittee.org.


Monday, February 6

  • Learn how to crochet at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, from 1 to 3 p.m. with a free course by KhaosCrafts. Materials will be provided. Attendees must be 16 or older. To RSVP visit pomonaca.gov.


  • Canadian atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, author of 2021’s “Saving Us: a Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,”will give a talk from 5:15 to 7 p.m. as part of Harvey Mudd College’s 2022-23 Nelson speaker series at the Shanahan Center Auditorium, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. This season’s series, “climate storytellers,” explores the power of storytelling to promote and inspire climate change. For details on this free talk or to RSVP, visit hmc.edu/calendar.


  • Stephen Pyne, a recognized scholar on the history of human civilization and fire, will join with Pomona College’s Environmental Analysis Department at 7 p.m. in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont, for its Philip Rundel Speaker Series. The free lecture will delve deep into the past to analyze dilemmas that have emerged over time as a result of limited human control over nature. Visit pomona.edu/eventsfor more details.


Tuesday, February 7

  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., continues its free and open to the public speaker series today with co-executive chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions Tom Steyer, and his lecture, “Climate Solutions: Renewable Energy.” The 6:45 p.m. event is part of CMC’s spring climate solutions series. For more info visit cmc.edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.


  • Business owners are invited to mingle at lunch mob with Claremont Chamber of Commerce members and other businesses from noon to 1 p.m. at Elvira’s Grill, 415 W. Foothill Blvd., #100, Claremont. To RSVP, visit business.claremontchamber.org.


  • The first Claremont Planning Commission meeting of February starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.


  • New York-based comedian and actress Emily Wilson performs her one woman show, “FIXED,” as part of Scripps Presents, Laughing Matters! The free show begins at 7 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. Reserve a spot at eventbrite.com, search “Emily Wilson.” For more info, visit scrippscollege.edu/events.


Wednesday, February 8

  • Members of the Woman’s Club of Claremont meet at its clubhouse, 343 W. 12th St., on the second Wednesday of the month for an 11:30 a.m. lunch. The meeting’s guest speaker will be a representative from The Economy Shop thrift store. Reservations are required via email to womansclubofclaremont@gmail.com or at womansclubofclaremont.com/special-offers. Admission is $10 for non-members. Questions? Call (909) 621-7064.


  • Veterans are invited to Chaffey College’s Veterans Resource Center, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, for rally point Wednesdays, a free 3 p.m. group where vets discuss mental and physical wellness and other challenges. For details and registration, visit cityofrc.us.


  • The City of Claremont will host a 6 p.m. tenant protection ordinance and eviction moratorium listening session at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The session is a chance for the city to receive feedback from landlords and tenants regarding current ordinances. No decisions will be made at the session. Residents can submit comments via email to kwand@ci.claremont.ca.us, which will be shared later with the City Council. A second listening session will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 15 via Zoom and by phone at (213) 338-8477. Email kwand@ci.claremont.ca.us for details or visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Johanna Larios will speak on spring vegetable gardening during the Claremont Garden Club’s 7 p.m. meeting in the Louise Roberts Room at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. For more details visit claremontgardenclub.org.


  • In the 2023-24 school year, Claremont High School will move from honors courses to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, a curriculum designed to help students make practical connections between their studies and the real world. To ease the transition and answer student questions, a virtual MYP information session will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Visit cusd.claremont.edu for details.


Thursday, February 9

  • Trained tax aid volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday to assist low- to moderate-income persons at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The free service will run through mid-April, and is by appointment only. For more information visit tinyurl.com/TA-Claremont or call (909) 399-5488.


  • Adults ages 18 to 25 are invited to a free substance abuse awareness and support lecture hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Public Library at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Counselors will share experiences and advice. To register go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.


Friday, February 10

  • Seniors are invited to the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 3 to 4 p.m. for the new Joslyn Dance Club. The free class is held the second and fourth Fridays of the month with new dances taught each session by volunteers from the Claremont Colleges. Participants are asked to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Pre-registration is required. Call (909) 399-5488 to RSVP or learn more.


  • Two free 90-minute children’s social media safety courses will be held at the Upland Police Department, 1499 W. 13th St., Upland. 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.


  • 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. with music, refreshments and peers. Presale tickets are $6, and are available by calling (909) 596-8700, or $7 at the door. For more info visit cityoflaverne.org.


Saturday, February 11

  • The Pomona Art Walk takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Shaun Diamond Plaza with crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more, at the Pomona Arts Colony, near 100 W. Second St. For information visit downtownpomona.org/2nd-saturday-artwalk.


  • 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, Frida Kahlo, and other influential female-figures sound like if you heard them sing?” according to a press release. Shows take place Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 12. General admission is $42 but 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.



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