Event Calendar (July 21 – 29, 2023)

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, July 21


  • Donate blood or a concentrated dose of red blood cells known as power red from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont. Sign up at redcrossblood.org/give or call (909) 626-2714. Donors will receive a shark week T-shirt.


  • 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.



  • The Kiwanis Club of Claremont hosts its inaugural bunco night fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, and the deadline to purchase tickets at claremontkiwanis.org is 5 p.m. today. The event takes place St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, at 830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Admission is $30.



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 supplies, networking equipment, VCR and DVD players, and landline and cellular phones. Fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries are not accepted and there is a service charge for major appliances. Email info@montclairchamber.com or call (909) 985-5104 for details.


  • 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.


  • St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, hosts a country fair and community picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. including free lunch, snow cones, a bounce house, family games, and entertainment from Tommy and the Rewinds. A National CORE representative will also be on hand to offer information about building low-income senior housing on church property. Questions? Call (909) 626-7170.


  • 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.



Sunday, July 23 

  • 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.



  • Cucamonga Collective 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.



  • The J-Birds continue La Verne Heritage Foundation and the City of La Verne’s free summer concerts in the park series at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 5001 Via de Mansion. More info is at cityoflaverne.org or (909) 596-8700.



Monday, July 24 

  • Mahjong Mondays at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • The American Red Cross will be at Claremont St. Luke’s Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd.,from 1 to 7 p.m. to collect blood and power red cell donations. Donors will receive a shark week T-shirt. Go to redcrossblood.org/give or call (909) 624-8898 for more info.




Tuesday, July 25

  • Today is the final day to cast a ballot in the special election for the Trustee Area 4 seat on Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education. Trustee Area 4 voters can cast their ballots in person from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Condit Elementary School, 1750 N. Mountain Ave., and mail-in ballots can be dropped at Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., or Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. More information is at lavote.gov.


  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., begins with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us and 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.


  • Mariachi Aguiles de Mexico perform a free 7 p.m. concert at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., Montclair as part of the city’s 62nd annual summer concert and movie series. More info is at cityofmontclair.org.


  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7:30 p.m. screening of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) 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 28. Visit cityofrc.us for more information.



Wednesday, July 26

  • Variety cover band Nitro Express continues the City of San Dimas’s 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 27

  • This month’s Claremont Chamber of Commerce walk begins at 8 a.m. at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave. Admission is $5 for chamber members and free for CalBG members and children under 3. Non-member prices vary. Attendees must register by Tuesday, July 25 at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Top 40 cover band Pop Vision 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. “Songs of Influence” concert at G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, 1575 N. White Ave. Info is at pomonaconcertband.org.



Friday, July 28

  • Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Acoustic Kitty at Shelton Park, Michael, Ken, and Hai at Village Plaza, and Not a Moment Too Soon at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.


  • Service Center for Independent Life’s summer bash, which features free workshops and food, begins at 10 a.m. at the Spring Street Center, 107 S. Spring St., Claremont. Those who ordered donuts from SCIL’s Krispy Kreme fundraiser can pick them up at 9 a.m. Call (909) 621-6722 for more information.



Saturday, July 29 


  • The Friends of the Claremont Library host a children’s book festival from 10 a.m. to noon at 208 N. Harvard Ave. The free and open to the public event includes free books, crafts, and stories read by librarians.


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