Event Calendar: July 5-13, 2024

­What’s happening Claremont?

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, July 5



  • Friday Nights Live, Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, continues tonight with Anamaria De La Cruz at Village Plaza, Adrienne Selina at the chamber of commerce, and Mohave Beach Bandat Shelton Park. The lineup is at claremontchamber.org.




Saturday, July 6

  • A 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. blood drive takes place at the Pomona Red Cross blood donation center, 100 Red Cross Circle. Sign up at redcrossblood.org.


  • Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, holds its monthly first Saturday sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Call (909) 399-5500 for details.



  • A free hourlong chess class for ages 8 and up begins at 11:30 a.m. at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Info is at pomonaca.gov.


  • Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free and open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. Details are here.



Sunday, July 7

  • Admission to Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., is free on the first Sunday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. Children’s activities are led by students of the museum’s Project ARTstART program.


  • Ted Manuel plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. View upcoming performances at jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Free 4 p.m. games of pétanque for seniors take place Sundays at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, weather permitting. Email afme@nljones.com for more info.


  • • A U2 tribute band performs for free from 5 to 9 p.m. at Walter’s Restaurant, 310 N. Yale Ave., Claremont.



Monday, July 8

  • A veterans service officer provides free assistance to veterans and families from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at La Verne Community Center, 3680 D St., every Monday. Visit cityoflaverne.org for info.


  • Claremont’s free and open to the public 7 p.m. Monday night concert series at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., opens tonight with Cold Duck. More information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Claremont’s public art committee gathers at 7 p.m. at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.


  • The citywide design guidelines and historic preservation committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Citrus Room, 207 Harvard Ave.



Tuesday, July 9


  • Drop by the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce office, 246 E. Bonita Ave., for a free coffee hour from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.. Call (909) 592-8844 to RSVP.



  • Learn about gardening during a free 5 to 6 p.m. class at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.


  • Upland Public Library’s free and open to the public 6 p.m. sci-fi book club meets at 450 N. Euclid Ave.



  • Montclair’s 63rd annual free and public summer concert and movie series continues with an 8 p.m. showing of “Migration” (2023) at Alma Hofman Park,5201 Benito St. Visit cityofmontclair.org for info.


  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga hosts a free 7 p.m. screening of “Tom and Jerry” (2021) at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, continuing its summer movies in the park series. A second 7 p.m. screening will be held at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave., on Friday, July 12. For more information visit cityofrc.us.



Wednesday, July 10


  • Pomona Public Library hosts Annie Banannie for a 5 to 6 p.m. balloon making and story-telling event at 625 S. Garey Ave.



  • Four Lads from Liverpool continue San Dimas’ free 7 p.m. music in the park series at Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave. More info is at sandimasca.gov.


  • Ontario continues its annual free and open to the public summer concert series at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave., with We Belong at 7 p.m. Info is at ontarioca.gov/specialevents.



Thursday, July 11

  • 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.


  • Artists interested in displaying their works at the upcoming Ontario Arts Festival are invited to attend today’s 5:30 to 7 p.m. information workshop at the Ontario Museum of History and Art, 225 S. Euclid Ave. RSVP or tune in virtually at ontariomuseum.org/programs.


  • Claremont Lincoln University hosts a free virtual informational session for first-generation students at 6 p.m. Type tinyurl.com/whdxd82h into the search bar to RSVP.


  • The public is invited to Claremont Lewis Museum of Art for its 6 to 7 p.m. summer speaker series at 200 W. First St. Talks are led by art historian Wendy Slatkin. This week’s topic is “1900-1909: Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Gauguin, Cézanne, Picasso.”






  • The Pomona Concert Band opens its summer concert series with “Musical Masters, Past and Present,” at 7:30 p.m. at Ganesha Park’s G. Stanton Selby Band Shell, 1575 N. White Ave., Pomona.


  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions mounts “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” to open its annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival at 8 p.m. at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theatre, near 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” returns July 13, 19 and 21. “La Tempestad” will be performed July 12, 14, 18, and 20. All shows begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are $40 at opheliasjump.org.



Friday, July 12


  • Claremont Helen Renwick Library hosts a free 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. book club at 208 N. Harvard Ave. This month’s book is “Trust” by Hernan Diaz.



  • Friday Nights Live, Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, continues tonight with Claremont Voodoo Society at Village Plaza, Slinker at the chamber of commerce, and the Tommy G. Group at Shelton Park. The lineup is at claremontchamber.org.




Saturday, July 13


  • Ayudar Foundation’s free second Saturday teen club, pathways to success, gathers from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., for life skills workshops, financial health education, college and career support panels, and community service projects. Info is at pomonaca.gov.


  • Jim Curry performs “Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver,” from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets, $25-$42, are at cityofrc.us/events.



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