Event Calendar (January 14-22, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, January 14

  • Friday morning art groups are still taking place at the Claremont Joslyn Center from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Artists are invited to bring their current works in-progress or create new ones at the center. Regardless of vaccine status, all attendees must wear masks.
  • Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the Claremont High School girls’ varsity basketball team will take on Alta Loma High School at home. Following the girls’ game, the CHS boys’ varsity basketball team will play Alta Loma at 7 p.m. Come cheer on the Wolfpack.

Saturday, January 15

  • The Asian American Exposition is coming to the Pomona Fairplex and attendees will get to experience over 1,000 vendors, nine non-stop performance stages and three unique food courts, according to the Fairplex. “Joining the Asian-American Expo is the return of fan-favorite anime convention Anime Impulse and the debut of two new thrilling events, K-Play! Fest and Sneaker Expo,” the information page read. The two-day event will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days. For information or to purchase tickets, visit asianamericanexpo.com/Visitors?section=About.

Sunday, January 16

  • On Sunday, Polyhedra will perform live jazz at the College Center, located at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., beginning at 2 p.m. The concert will last approximately three hours and is free to the public. For more information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com or call (909) 946-6967.
  • On Sunday, January 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., all are invited to join the Baha’is of Claremont for their Dialogue on Faith and Race, held virtually via Zoom. All are welcome to participate as no faith association or affiliation is required. This month’s theme is how we tell our history. Please contact Nancy at claremontlsa@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
  • For seniors looking to get active, Sunday petanque is still taking place at Larkin Park, just northeast of the Joslyn Center at 660 N. Mountain Ave. Petanque is a French game described as the cousin of English lawn bowling and Italian bocce. Games are held between 2 and 5 p.m. every Sunday for all ages. For more information, contact the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.

Monday, January 17

  • In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, city offices and the post office will be closed.
  • Sustainable Claremont will host its first sustainability dialog of 2022, beginning at 7 p.m. via Zoom on Monday, January 17. The dialog will focus on Southern California Edison’s “bold plan to accelerate transition to healthier, clean energy homes.” For more information or to join in the call, visit sustainableclaremont.org.
  • On Monday, January 17, the Joslyn Readers book club will meet via Zoom to discuss the crime fiction novel, “Case Histories” by Kate Atkinson. The book club currently hosts meetings virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, but is still allowing new members to join by calling (909) 399-5488 during the Joslyn Center’s hours of operation. The book club’s session is held between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

Tuesday, January 18

  • Support the Inland Valley Hope Partners year round by donating nonperishable food items, hygiene products and other essentials which supports the organization’s vision of “healing the community of homelessness and hunger.” For a detailed list of requested items, visit inlandvalleyhopepartners.org. Those who wish to donate items to the Inland Valley Hope Partners’ Claremont site can do so by dropping them off at the Joslyn Center Annex during the pantry’s operating hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. To donate monetarily, visit the website.

Wednesday, January 19

  • AgingNext is proud to partner with Women Rise, a team of therapists and wellness providers in Claremont devoted to seeing adult women thrive in every aspect of their lives. Join via Zoom on Wednesday, January 19 at 10 a.m. for the first in a four-part seasonal series, Winter Wellbeing – Tips for Thriving in the New Year.  For more information or to register, call the AgingNext office at (909) 621-9900.  The Eventbrite link will be sent upon request.
  • Seniors are invited to Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming virtual vitality class, Eating organic: should we or shouldn’t we? The online course, led by a Cal Poly Pomona dietician, will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19. To register, visit https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.

Thursday, January 20

  • On Thursday, January 20, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., will host a blood and power red donation drive between 1 and 7 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org, or via phone by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
  • Every Thursday, including January 20, the Claremont Colleges host Halaqah — a Muslim study circle, at the McAlister Center, 919 N. Columbia Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. The McAlister Center’s worship services and programs are overseen by the Claremont College Chaplains. For more information, visit services.claremont.edu.

Friday, January 21

  • Next Friday, January 21, Inter Valley Health Plan will host an online class for seniors, The Psychology of Eating, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. The class will cover weight management “through the psychology of why people eat by habit,” what forms our food habits and behaviors, what we binge eat and what we can do to “develop better eating habits without feeling deprived,” the course’s description read. To register, visit https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.

Saturday, January 22

  • Sustainable Claremont is branching out to Pomona on Saturday, January 22 for a tree planting event starting at 8:30 a.m. The nonprofit’s Green Crew is looking for 40 volunteers to help with their efforts to plant about 30 trees at a to-be determined Pomona park. The trees are grant funded by California ReLeaf, CalFire and California Climate Investments. For more information, contact greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org or call (800) 948-1519. To register, visit their Eventbrite page. Tools will be provided and participants are reminded to stay hydrated.
  • Claremont Mudd Scripps is hosting its annual alumni baseball game on Saturday, January 22 and all are invited to attend the afternoon of fun. Players participating in the game are reminded to pick up their uniforms at the Roberts Pavilion beginning at 9 a.m. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. at Bill Arce Field, 564 E. Ninth Street. For more information or to register, visit https://online.cmc.edu/baseball-alumni-game. Attendees are reminded to adhere to CMS’s COVID-19 visitor policy, which can also be viewed at the link above.
  • Come experience what is literally named the world’s largest reptile show and sale at the Pomona Fairplex next weekend, January 22 and 23. Inside Expo Hall 4, “over 100,000 square feet of reptile, amphibians, turtles, supplies, cages, lights, supplements, educational workshops and more,” will be on display and for sale to the public, according to the Fairplex. Tickets cost $16 for adults and $10 for children between ages three and 12; children under two are free. The event will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. Adults are reminded to bring proof of vaccination or negative test. For event information or to purchase tickets, visit their Eventbrite page.


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