Event Calendar (January 13, 2023 – January 21, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, January 13

  • At 9:35 a.m., a free active adult chair exercise group meets at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Attendees must wear masks. Call (909) 399-5490 for more details.


  • The Democratic Club of Claremont meets at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting’s featured speaker is Pasadena City College Board of Trustees member Steven Gibson, who will address “goals for 2023 in education and for Democrats.” For info, visit demsofclaremont.org.


  • This week’s movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is “Respect” (2021), a biopic of Aretha Franklin’s life and career. 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.


Saturday, January 14

  • 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.


  • Pomona Valley Genealogical Society will hold a free and open to the public meeting at 2 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Jean Wilcox Hibben, Ph.D., will present “Looking forward to looking back: where to go next.” Masks and social distancing are required. Email raulcaln@aol.com or call (909) 621-1226 for a Zoom link.


  • Local author Judith Wright Favor will read excerpts from her 2021 book, “Friending Rosie: Respect on Death Row,” during a free and open to the public 4 p.m. reading at the Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First St. Forum volunteers will also read from letters to the Prison Library Project from over the years. Pre-registration is required at claremontforum.org/forumevents.


  • The Pomona Art Walk, a community market, takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Shaun Diamond Plaza. Attendees can purchase 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.


Sunday, January 15

  • 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.


  • Zzaj play 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.


  • The 41st annual free and open to the publicPomona Inland Valley Martin Luther King, Jr. Project celebration begins at 5 p.m. today with a community marketplace at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Then at 6 p.m., musical performances, presentations from Pomona city officials and dignitaries, and recognition ceremonies will take place. The Rev. Tommy Morrow, from Pasadena City College, will present the evening’s keynote address. For more info visit pivmlkproject.org or email pivmlkproject@gmail.com.


  • The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra opens 2023 with a free and open to the public 7 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Amy Jo Rhine, acting associate principal and French horn player for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, will be the concert’s featured soloist. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Monday, January 16

  • In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City of Claremont offices, the Joslyn Center, Alexander Hughes Community Center, Blaisdell Senior Center, banks and the post office will be closed, and trash pick-ups will be delayed by one day. Questions? Call (909) 399-5460.


Tuesday, January 17

  • Undergraduate students from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Pomona, and Pitzer colleges return to campus today to begin their spring semesters.


  • A free journaling nature course, held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, is designed to help seniors learn to write nature entries, apply scientific data, and draw to log the great outdoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.


  • The first Claremont Planning Commission meeting of 2023 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.


Wednesday, January 18

  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts a free 9:45 a.m. writing workshop every third Wednesday of the month where writers help critique each other’s work on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. Call (909) 399-5488 to join.


  • The Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., offers a free 4 p.m. program about fentanyl designed for kids ages 13 to 17. Fentanyl is the primary driver of the ongoing and deepening nationwide drug overdose crisis. Attendees will learn about the deadly drug — which is 100 times more powerful than morphine — and how respond to an opioid overdose. This program is part of Los Angeles County Library’s My Brother’s Keeper mentoring program and features an MBK peer advocate as a co-host and youth mentor. Go to visit.lacountylibrary.org to register.


Thursday, January 19

  • A Claremont Chamber of Commerce newcomer member mixer takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont. Register or learn more by visiting business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Upland Loud hosts its monthly open mic night tonight at Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m. and the first act will perform 30 minutes later. Each performer is limited to five minutes. For more details visit lastnamebrewing.com.


  • The Claremont High School Theater Department will open 2023 with “The Lightning Thief,” a Percy Jackson musical, with 7 p.m. shows today and Friday January 20, and 2 and 7 p.m. performances Saturday, January 21. Advance tickets are $10 at onthestage.tickets/claremont-high-school, or $12 at the door. For more details about this and upcoming shows, visit chstheatre.cusd.claremont.edu.


Friday, January 20

  • AgingNext and Ophelia’s Jump Productions will join forces to host “A Cabaret,” an evening of dinner, music and song at OJP, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. The performance begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $30 per person. For details or to purchase tickets, visit opheliasjump.org.


Saturday, January 21

  • The 41st Porky Show, California’s largest and longest running police and fire badge and patch collectibles show, returns to Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 vendors will be on hand selling collectibles from California public safety units, including badges, patches, toy cars, buckles, photos, historical documents, hats, helmets, handcuffs, antique batons, mini badges, t-shirts, pins, and more. Admission is $5. Visit theporkyshow.com for further details.


  • The Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., offers a free and open to the public 2 p.m. workshop on positive parenting for adults 18 and up. It will cover generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and provide services and information for families. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org.


  • The Pomona Pride Center will host its monthly yoga and meditation class at Golden Oak Park, 9345 Golden Oak Rd., Rancho Cucamonga. This month’s theme is “I am compassionate.” The free and open to the public course runs from 10 to 11 a.m. For more details visit pomonapridecenter.org/events.


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