Event Calendar (July 7 – 15, 2023)

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com

Friday, July 7

  • Senior artists of all levels can polish existing art or create new works during a free drop-in art circle from 9 a.m. to noon at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Details are at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Claremont Senior Computer Club holds a free technology assistance lab at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The lab is open to seniors wanting help with laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers are also available.


  • The war and existentialism book club meets the first Friday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. July’s book is “Beloved,” by Toni Morrison. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Silverado sat Shelton Park, Ana Maria de la Cruz and Friends at Village Plaza, and Arrow Highway at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, July 8


  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, gathers at 10 a.m. at the Hughes Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Questions? Call (909) 399-5490.


  • Natalia Arbelaez, an American Museum of Ceramic Art artist in residence, will speak about her work and walk guests through her space during a free artist talk and tour from noon to 1 p.m. at 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. RSVP or learn more at amoca.org.



  • The Pomona Art Walk takes place at the Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St., from 5 to 9 p.m. It includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St., with crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, and food. Visit downtownpomona.org for details.



Sunday, July 9

  • 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.
  • View handmade replicas of railroads and operating equipmentat Fairplex Garden Railroad, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, for free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. Docents will be available to answer questions. Go to fgrr.org for details.


  • Zzaj 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.


  • The Ron Kobayashi Trio featuring Debbi Ebert will perform during Claremont Presbyterian Church’s Jazz Vespers service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 1111 North Mountain Ave. Info is at claremontpres.org/events/jazzvespers-july23.


  • Cold Duck continues 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. Visit cityoflaverne.org or call (909) 596-8700 for more info.



Monday, July 10

  • 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.


  • Claremont Senior Program hosts a free, drop-in Mac user group from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The course covers topics such as Apple apps, hardware, troubleshooting, and more. Call (909) 399-5488 for more.


  • Top 40 and 1970s classic rock cover band Cold Duck opens 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.



Tuesday, July 11 


  • New chess players ages 8 and up gather at 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.


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


  • Latin variety band Melodia Versatile performs at 7 p.m. in a free 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 “Jumanji” (1995) 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 14. Visit cityofrc.us for more information.



Wednesday, July 12


  • Staff from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will lead a free, hands-only hourlong cardiopulmonary resuscitation training at Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont, at 12:30 p.m. Call (909) 399-5367 for info. This course does not provide CPR certification.



  • Author, performer and ventriloquist Marc Griffiths headlines a free and open to the public 5 p.m. family-friendly event at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Details are at pomonaca.gov.


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


  • Dynamite Dawson 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 13 

  • 80z All Stars play at 7 p.m. as part of the City 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 Bandkicks off its 76th annual summer series with a free and open to the public 7:30 p.m. “Fanfare and Flourishes” concert at G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, 1575 N. White Ave. Info is at pomonaconcertband.org.




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.


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


  • 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 Hawaii. Tickets are $25. For details visit eventbrite.com and search “AgingNext.”


  • 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.


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