Event Calendar (January 6, 2023 – January 14, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 

 

Friday, January 6 

  • Claremont’s holiday tree recycling program continues through Thursday, January 12. Leave your holiday tree at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day and the city will take the tree. All ornaments, lights, tinsel, stands, etc., must be removed prior to pick up and trees over six feet tall must be cut in half. Flocked trees will not be accepted and should be placed in the black trash container. For information call (909) 399-5431.

 

  • 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. January’s book of discussion is “The Master and Margarita,” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.

 

Saturday, January 7

  • The Los Angeles County Public Library will hold a free virtual author talk featuring New York Times bestselling author Namina Forna, author of “The Gilded Ones,” at 11 a.m. Forna will discuss her second installment in the series, “The Merciless Ones.” For more information or to RSVP, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7725463.

 

  • The public is invited to a community appreciation party hosted by California District 25 Senator Anthony Portantino at 115 N Artsakh Ave., Glendale, from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet state staff, discuss legislative priorities for the new year and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. To RSVP, call (818) 409-0400 or email senator.portantino@senate.ca.gov.

 

  • Stop by the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., at 2 p.m. for the first On the Same Page event of the new year, “When Wildfires Hit Home: The Personal Accounts.” Three Claremont residents: Susan Kullman, Penny Garris, and Judith Favor, will share stories of their neighborhoods and homes going up in flames. Attendees can ask questions and tell a story of their own on a similar topic. For more info, visit claremontlibrary.org.

 

  • Browse artwork around the city as businesses participate in the Claremont Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. Find details about this month’s walk appear here. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.comfor more info.

 

Sunday, January 8

  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont, will host a blood and power red drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in support of the American Red Cross. To make an appointment call (800) 733-27677, (909) 626-3596, or visit redcrossblood.org.

 

  • Homero Chavez and Una Noche 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.
  • At 4 p.m., the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus along with the Repertory Opera Company will perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Bethel Congregational Church, 536 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario. Tickets, $20, are at southlandsymphony.com.

 

  • Witness 14-year-old piano artist Nina Wu in a free and open to the public concert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, today at 6 p.m. The performance is part of the Adventures in Music concert series. For details, call (909) 626-2714.

 

Monday, January 9

  • Claremont Unified School District returns to class today to begin the second half of the 2022-2023 academic year. For information on CUSD happenings, visit cusd.claremont.edu.

 

  • This is the final week to see “Celebrating Filipino American History” in the Reading Room Gallery at the Claremont Colleges Library, 800 N. Dartmouth Ave. The exhibit, which closes Friday, January 13, celebrates Filipino-American heritage through various mediums. Viewings are by appointment only Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. The library is closed Saturday and Sunday. Interested attendees can make an appointment at claremont.libcal.com. For info, email specialcollections@claremont.edu or call (909) 607-3977.

 

  • Stay up to date on world and local headlines and have thought-provoking conversations with residents during a free and open to the public current events discussion group that meets at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1 to 2 p.m. every Monday. No pre-registration is required. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.

 

  • The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley will hold its first meeting of the year at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Led by Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad, the meeting will include a discussion, “Preview of A Noise Within’s upcoming production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’” For more information, call (909) 717-1109 or email lucylynch@aol.com.

 

  • Claremont’s Citywide Design Guidelines and Historical Preservation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the Citrus Room at Claremont City Hall,  207 Harvard Ave., Claremont. More details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.

 

  • The city’s public art committee meets at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. For meeting details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.

 

Tuesday, January 10

  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce for its monthly business over breakfast event. This month’s breakfast is sponsored by ecomaids and begins at 7:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Admission is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Register at business.claremontchamber.org.

 

  • The Service Center for Independent Life office, 107 S. Spring St., Claremont, reopens to the public today for regularly scheduled classes and seminars. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call (909) 621-6722.

 

  • Discuss your mental well-being and get connected with necessary 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 starting at 2 p.m., a drug and alcohol support clinic for English speaking residents will take place until 6 p.m. at the library. For information about the groups, call (909) 620-2043.

 

  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., will begin 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, January 11

  • Beginning and intermediate line dancing classes, at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m., respectively, meet at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont every Wednesday. For those dropping in for the first time, the course fee is $50 for Claremont residents and $55 for non-residents. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.

 

  • Local children are invited to the Upland Public Library, 450 N. Euclid Ave., for Ellie’s workshop, an interactive hour where kids can make crafts. The workshop is held from 3 to 4 p.m. and is open to all under the age of 18. Children ages 6 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. For details call (909) 931-4200.

 

  • Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.

 

Thursday, January 12

  • Today is the final day residents can take part in the city’s holiday tree recycling program. Leave your holiday tree at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day and the collectors will take the tree. All ornaments, lights, tinsel, stands, etc., must be removed prior to pick up and trees over six feet tall must be cut in half. Flocked trees will not be accepted and should be placed in the black trash container. For information call (909) 399-5431.

 

Friday, January 13

  • This week’s movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is “Respect” (2021), a biopic that follows the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to international superstardom. 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

  • The Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., will hold a free Chinese paper cutting course today from 2 to 3 p.m. ahead of the Chinese New Year, which is Sunday, January 22. The course is for children ages 8 and up and will be led by Emmy Lam. For details or to register go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7529570.

 

  • On the second Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Pomona Public Library hold a book sale on the patio of the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. The sale is held from noon to 4 p.m. in support of the group and library. For more details email friendspomonalibrary@gmail.com.

 

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

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