Event Calendar (July 8 – 16, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, July 8

  • Join the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s monthly book club, held in the meeting room, 208 Harvard Ave., beginning at 10:30 a.m. This meeting will discuss the club’s latest selection, “Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie,” by Lisa Napoli. The club is open to adults, 18 and over, and registration is required. To register, visit https://visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6787831. Call the library at (909) 621-4902 with any questions.


  • Whether you are a complete beginner or are looking to improve your tap-dancing skills, the Joslyn Center hosts an easy tap dance course every Friday at 12:30 p.m. Learn fun dances in a fun atmosphere. The course is free and open to seniors. For more details or to register, call (909) 399-5488.


Saturday, July 9

  • Drop by Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite C2-100, at 9 a.m. to learn about the basics of salad dressings and vinaigrettes. In this workshop, attendees will learn to identify oils and acids commonly used to make vinaigrettes, describe the difference between stable and unstable emulsions, and make a custom vinaigrette to take home. The course fee begins at $25 and pre-registration is required. To learn more or to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/the-basics-of-salad-dressings-vinaigrettes-tickets-338277054777.


  • Residents are invited to Pomona’s Community Resource Center at Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Hwy., today for a back-to-school event where 3,000 backpacks, filled with school supplies, will be available for the community, free of charge. Pre-school, elementary, high school and college students are welcome to take a backpack and students can pick one up by driving through the parking lot or by walking up to the center. Distribution will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and no prior registration is necessary. For information, contact the CRC at (909) 620-1661.


  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, meets in person on the second Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Road. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


  • The American Museum of Ceramic Art, located at 301 N. Garey Ave., in Pomona, will host a skill building workshop today at 10 a.m. that will focus on architectural incense holders. Los Angeles-based artist Eunbi Cho will lead the three-hour workshop which is open to ceramicists of all skill levels. All materials will be provided. The registration fee begins at $75. For details or to register, visit https://www.amoca.org/studio/skill-building-workshop-incense.


  • Join the Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., for an evening of singing hymns, camp songs and other favorites starting at 6 p.m. on the front lawn. Barbara MacKenzie will accompany singers on the keyboard. For more details or to submit a song request, visit claremontpres.org/events/summersing. 


 Sunday, July 10

  • Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market is held in the Village. The weekly market is the perfect place to find unique crafts made locally as well as organic food, clothing and jewelry. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market-2.


  • ZZAJ will perform live jazz at the College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., at 2 p.m. The concert will last approximately three hours and is free. For more information or to view the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


Monday, July 11

  • The Claremont Senior Program wants to help seniors understand their Mac computers with its course, Mac user group, which takes place at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., on the second Mondays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. This self-help group is open to any Apple user and topics include apps, hardware, troubleshooting and more. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in course. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.


  • The city’s annual Monday night concert series kicks off tonight at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with the return of crowd favorite 1970s top 40 band Cold Duck. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., are free for the community, 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, contact the city at (909) 399-5490.


Tuesday, July 12


  • At 6:30 p.m., the Claremont City Council will host its first meeting of July in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. While a limited number of residents will be able to attend the meeting in person, all will be able to tune in via Zoom. For more information or to learn how to attend, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6089/20.


Wednesday, July 13

  • The Service Center for Independent Life hosts a hybrid career planning workshop for people with disabilities at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. If you plan to attend in person, call SCIL at (909) 621-6722 to reserve your spot. To attend virtually, register at eventbrite.com/e/scil-career-building-workshops-tickets-216427288847.


  • AgingNext’s hosts a caregiver support group at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance by contacting AgingNext at (909) 621-9900. Questions about the group are welcomed and can be answered by calling AgingNext.


  • Claremont’s annual tradition of movies in the park begins tonight with a showing of Illumination’s Sing 2 at Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr. Movies begin at 8 p.m.; however, families are invited to stop by the park early to enjoy concessions and preshow activities. All movie 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, contact the city at (909) 399-5490.


Thursday, July 14

  • The Los Angeles office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is holding a virtual workshop today at 9 a.m. regarding “proactively combating workplace harassment.” The cost to attend the course is $150 per person. To register, visit research.net/r/2022_EEOC-LosAngeles07142022. For additional info, contact the EEOC Training Institute at eeoc.traininginstitute@eeoc.gov, or call (866) 446-0940.


  • The Pomona Concert Band recently announced its 75th annual summer concert series and this week’s performance is titled Strike Up the Band. Concerts are held at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, behind the community center building at Ganesha Park, 1575 North White Ave. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in July and August and are free to the public. For more information, visit pomonaconcertband.org.


  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ Midsummer Shakespeare Festival kicks off today with an 8 p.m. performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.” Showings will be held today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with additional performances the following week, at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theater. General admission begins at $30. To purchase tickets, visit https://opheliasjump.org. 


Friday, July 15

  • The Service Center for Independent Life will host a free hybrid cooking class today at 11 a.m. If you plan to attend in person, call SCIL at (909) 621-6722 to reserve your spot. To attend virtually, visit s2v.bca.myftpupload.com/events/cooking-class-2.


  • Children ages 10 to 17 are invited to make cardboard creations at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 Harvard Ave., starting at 2 p.m. Come get hands-on design and building skills with cardboard and the Makedo construction system. If you can imagine it, you can build it. For more details or to register for this event, visit visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6817899.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Squeakin’ Wheels at Shelton Park, Amazing Tone Benders at the Village Plaza, and Adrianne Selina outside of the chamber of commerce offices. Performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and are free to the public. For more details, visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, July 16

  • The Claremont High School cross-country team will conclude its annual 24-hour relay, a decades-long tradition which helps raise donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. This year’s relay will start at 8 a.m. sharp on Friday, July 15 at Claremont High School’s track, and will end 24-hours later today. For more information or to make a donation to the cause, visit pages.lls.org/tnt/calso/yourway22/CXCP24HourRelay2022. 


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