Event Calendar (July 14 – 22, 2023)

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, July 14

  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, is “Top Gun: Maverick” (2022) starring Tom Cruise. Free popcorn is available, and masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • AgingNext’s mingle and munch luau takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Claremont Colleges Service building, 101 S. Mills Ave., Claremont. Dinner will be by L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. Tickets are $25. Search “AgingNext” at eventbrite.com for details.


  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with The J Birdsat Shelton Park, Dynamite Rock at Village Plaza, and Adrienne Selina at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.


  • Older adults are invited to the Rancho Cucamonga senior howdy hoedown dance at James L. Brulte Senior Center, 11200 Base Line Rd., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. RSVP at cityofrc.us/events.



Saturday, July 15


  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 242 E. Alvarado St., Pomona, holds a blood and power red donation drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up at redcrossblood.org or call (909) 622-2015 for details.


  • Artists Nicki Green and Tamara Santibañez lead a discussion panel about the American Museum of Ceramic Art’s “Making in Between: Queer Clay” exhibit from noon to 1 p.m. at 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. RSVP for this $14 event at amoca.org. Call (909) 865-3146 for more info.



Sunday, July 16

  • Shop locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry at the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village. Information is at claremontforum.org/farmers-artisans-market.


  • Polyhedra plays a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. To view the monthly lineup of shows or more information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Free games of pétanque begin at 4 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.



Monday, July 17 

  • The free and open to the public Joslyn readers book club will discuss “State of Terror” by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont.


  • The Pomona Pride Center hosts reading rainbow, a book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, every first and third Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.⁠ Visit pomonapridecenter.org or call (909) 326-0482 for info.


  • Blues, soul, and classic R&B cover band Boxcar 7 performs during Claremont’s Monday night concert series at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont hosts concessions. More info is at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Cinzia Fissore, an associate professor of environmental science at Whitter College, will answer why you should care about soil during Sustainable Claremont’s July sustainability dialog, a free and open to the public 7 p.m. webinar via Zoom. Go to sustainableclaremont.org for details.



Tuesday, July 18

  • New chess players ages 8 and up gather at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., for free classes from 3 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Go to pomonaca.gov for more details.


  • The Claremont Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the 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.


  • Country music cover band Queen of Hearts perform a free and public 7 p.m. concert at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., to continue Montclair’s 62nd annual summer concert and movie series. Details are at cityofmontclair.org.


  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7:30 p.m. screening of “The Addams Family 2” (2021) at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, as part of its summer movies in the park series. A second screening will be held at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave., at 7:30 p.m. July 21. For more information visit cityofrc.us.



Wednesday, July 19

  • Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s monthly senior food bank distributes a free food kit for L.A. County residents 60 and older who meet income guidelines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. Call (323) 234-3030 for info.


  • Dr. Martin Johnson of Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare’s Limb Preservation Program will lead a free foot health workshop at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1 to 3 p.m. Preregister at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation, search “foot health.”


  • Heart Heroes holds a free and open to the public hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation training from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Visit pomonaca.gov or call (909) 802-2650 for info.


  • Country music cover band The Silverados continue San Dimas’ free and open to the public music in the park concert series at 7 p.m. at Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave. Information is at sandimasca.gov.



Thursday, July 20

  • The City of Claremont hosts an 8 a.m. listen and learn forum about cannabis regulations via Zoom to help city staff draft regulatory framework for commercial cannabis business. The public feedback is invited during the discussion. Details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • McKinley Children’s Center, 762 Cypress St., San Dimas, holds a 5 to 7 p.m. ice cream social and campus tour of its facility. Though free and open to the public, guests are asked to RSVP at classy.org.


  • Piano rock cover band The Kings of 88 play at 7 p.m. as part of Rancho Cucamonga’s concerts in the park series at Red Hill Community Park, 7484 Vineyard Ave. Visit cityofrc.us for details.



  • The Pomona Concert Band continues its 76th annual summer music series with a free and open to the public 7:30 p.m. “PCB Member Choices” concert at G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, 1575 N. White Ave. Info is at pomonaconcertband.org.





Friday, July 21

  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Nomadsat Shelton Park, Squeakin’ Wheels at Village Plaza, and Randy Miller at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.




Saturday, July 22 

  • The Montclair Chamber of Commerce hosts a drive-through e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and July 23 at 8880 Benson Ave. Accepted electronics include computers, monitors, televisions, printers, power supply units, networking equipment, VCR and DVD players, as well as landline and cellular phones. Fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries will not be accepted and a service charge for major appliances will be applied. Questions? Email info@montclairchamber.com or call (909) 985-5104.


  • Residents of Rancho Cucamonga can sign up children ages 6 to 12 to receive a free backpack with essential school supplies at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/cityofrc. Backpacks can be picked up starting today from 9 a.m. to noon at 10033 Feron Blvd.


  • The Friends of the Claremont Library’s free fourth Saturdays poetry reading takes place at 2 p.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave. This month’s event features poet, photographer and filmmaker Jerry Garcia and poet and author Lucia Galloway. Go to facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry for details.


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