Event Calendar (July 22 – 30, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, July 22

  • Seniors and community members are invited to attend overeaters anonymous, a free support group for those who continually binge eat. Sessions are held every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status since this event takes place indoors. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.


  • Seniors are invited to play mahjong at the Joslyn Center every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy friendly competition, a challenging game, and make new friends. Masks are required for this event. For more info, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.


Saturday, July 23

  • The Pomona Red Cross Blood, Platelet and Plasma Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Circle, will host a blood, power red and AB plasma donation drive between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments can be made online at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org. For more info, call (909) 859-7070.


  • The public is invited to the Pomona Valley Certified Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the northwest corner of Pearl St. and Garey Ave. The market features organic and chemical-free produce from local urban farms, books and more. For more information, visit pomonacfa.org.


  • Fourth Saturdays Poetry is back to meeting in-person at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. The reading begins at 2 p.m. and features Nikia Chaney and Karen Greenbaum-Maya. The Fourth Saturdays reading series is supported by Friends of the Claremont Library and with grants from poets and writers. For more details, contact the library at (909) 621-4902.


Sunday, July 24


  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ Midsummer Shakespeare Festival concludes today with an 8 p.m. performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theater. General admission begins at $30. To purchase tickets, visit https://opheliasjump.org.


  • Homero Chavez and Una Noche will perform live jazz at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., at 2 p.m. The three-hour concert is free. For more information or to view the monthly lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


Monday, July 25

  • On the fourth Monday of the month, members of the survivors of suicide loss support group meet at 6 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The group session is free and lasts until 7:30 p.m. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


  • The city’s Monday night concert series continues at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with a performance by soft rock cover group Soulshine. The free concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are presented by the City of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. Crowds are invited to come early to set up on the grass and enjoy concessions. For more information call (909) 399-5490.


Tuesday, July 26

  • At 8 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce board of directors hosts its monthly meeting. To learn more about the current board, visit claremontchamber.org/chamber-team. For details on the free meetings, contact the chamber at (909) 624-1681.


  • Every Tuesday, the public is invited to meet at Shelton Park for an easy stroll through the Claremont Village. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in and hear any potential announcements. Get Walking Claremont asks those who are not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask when unable to keep distance from others.


  • The Claremont City Council hosts its second meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m. at council chamber, 225 W. Second St. A limited number of residents can attend the meeting in person, and it will also be available over Zoom. For more information or the Zoom link, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/home/components/calendar/event/6090/20. 


Wednesday, July 27


  • AgingNext hosts a caregiver support group at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance.  For more details or to RSVP and receive the Zoom link, contact AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.


  • Claremont’s architectural commission meeting will take place at the city council chamber, 225 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public both in-person and virtually. Information about the meeting can be found at ci.claremont.ca.us/home/components/calendar/event/5993/20.


  • Claremont’s tradition of movies in the park continues tonight with a showing of Walt Disney Pictures’ Meet the Robinsons at June Vail Park, on the corner of Grand Ave. and Bluefield Dr. Movies begin at 8 p.m., but families are invited to stop by the park early to enjoy concessions and preshow activities. All showings are free and open to the community. Residents are reminded to bring blankets or lawn chairs to avoid sitting on the ground. For more details call (909) 399-5490. 


Thursday, July 28

  • Children can enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and exercise while learning school readiness skills at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s fun course, smarty pants story time, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. For details, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6817617.


  • The city’s traffic and transportation commission will meet today at council chamber, 225 W. Second St., starting at 7 p.m. Agendas are posted on the website and at city hall the Thursday evening before the meeting. For more information about the upcoming meetings, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/home/components/calendar/event/6306/20.



  • The Pomona Concert Band continues its 75th annual free summer concert series this week with PCB’s Got Talent. This week’s event will feature guest conductor emeritus James Lytthans, Stephen Klein on euphonium, trumpeters Christopher Northrop and Denny Duran-Flores, French horn player Karen Greenwood, percussionists Lucas Critchfield and James Thompson, and David Schaafsma on tuba. Concerts are held at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell and begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit pomonaconcertband.org. 


Friday, July 29

  • Aqua Ridge of Montclair, 9631 Monte Vista Ave., is inviting donors to its jazz night fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association. Although the event is scheduled for 5 p.m. today, attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, July 22 by calling (909) 483-2782. Admission is $50 per person and the evening will include a three-course meal and live music by Matt Barber. For more details, visit aquaridgeseniorliving.com.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Mohave Beach Band at Shelton Park, Amanda Castro Band at the Village Plaza, and Ana Maria De La Cruz outside of the chamber of commerce offices. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


  • Hillcrest La Verne is hosting a Latin jazz night at its meeting house, 2705 Mountain View Dr., La Verne, starting at 7 p.m. Join the retirement community for small bites, refreshments, and live music by The Black Diamonds. Dancing is heavily encouraged. More information is at (909) 392-4111.


Saturday, July 30


  • The Pomona Pride Center, 386 S. Thomas St., is hosting the know your name support group today beginning at 5 p.m. at the center. The purpose of the meeting is to improve and provide a safe space for UQ, DACAmented, newly documented and allies; share common daily struggles and experiences with each other; provide a communal support group for resources; encourage allies who care about the migrant community to be part of the collective networking; and provide “undocuqueer community members” needed support and resources. For details, contact the center at (909) 326-0482. 


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