Event Calendar (June 16 – 24, 2023)
by Andrew Alonzo | firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Happening Claremont?
Friday, June 16
- Claremont Forum, at 586 W. First St., will hold a book sale beginning at 10 a.m. today through Sunday. Details about the sale and store hours are at claremontforum.org.
- The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts a noon lunch and learn session at 205 Yale Ave., Claremont with Rebekka Murray. The meeting is free for chamber members, non-members are $5. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.
- The Grove Home is hosting a 1:30 to 8 p.m. launch party for its grocery store-inspired pop-up, Grove Grocery, which will showcase a variety of food-inspired products at 106 N. Indian Hill Blvd, unit C1, Claremont. Details are at @thegrovehomeclaremont on Instagram.
- The first-ever Last Name Brewing Pride+ Brews pop-up market will begin at 4 p.m. at 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. This free event features local businesses of the LGBTQ+ community. Visit lastnamebrewing.com for event details and a full list of vendors.
- The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Stone Tree Band at Shelton Park, Blues and Fries at Village Plaza, and David Hastings at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.
Saturday, June 17
- Endless Fitness, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont, hosts an 8 a.m. longest day event to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Support Darlene Berg’s team or learn more at endlessfitnessclaremont.com/the-longest-day.
- Pomona residents can pick up free compost at the public works city yard, 636 W. Monterey Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a self-serve event and guests must bring an I.D., a water or refuse utility bill, shovel, gloves, and a sturdy container. Compost is available while supplies last with a limit of four 32-gallon containers. Visit pomonaca.gov for details.
- Ashlee Armstrong, assistant director of horticulture at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, will explain gardening for butterflies at 8:30 a.m. The course is $25, $20 for CalBG members. Then at 10 a.m., artist and instructor Aleta Jacobson will lead meditative art at the garden. Tickets are $60, $55 for CalBG members. Go to calbg.org for info.
- A charity fashion show fundraiser in support of House of Ruth starts at 10:30 a.m. at Life Pacific University, 1100 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas. Tickets are $50. Visit sandimaschamber.chambermaster.com/events for details.
- Pomona Pride Center invites the public to a free pride picnic at Lincoln Park, 400 E. Lincoln Ave., Pomona, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Light refreshments and food will be provided. Info is at facebook.com/pomonapridecenter.
- The Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk takes place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Select businesses throughout downtown Claremont will double as pouring stations during the 21 and over afternoon event. Ticket prices vary. Search “Claremont Village” at eventbrite.com for information.
- Fans are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ophelia’s Jump Productions at the home of OJP board member Christine Hayes at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. Questions? Call (909) 734-6565 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, June 18
- Happy Father’s Day! Dads get free admission to California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets and info are at calbg.org/event.
- Polyhedra 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 for more information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.
Monday, June 19
- In observance of Juneteenth, city hall, the chamber of commerce office, the post office, the Alexander Hughes Community Center, the Joslyn Center, Blaisdell Senior Center, and city yard will be closed. Trash and sanitation services will also be delayed by one day this week. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, June 20.
- Today is the final day to donate to Crossroads Inc.’s shoe drive. Gently worn, used or new shoes may be dropped off prior to 4:30 p.m. in front of the red garage door at 1269 Harvard Ave., Claremont. For more information, call (909) 626-7847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pomona Pride Center hosts reading rainbow, a book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. June’s reading is “The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures,” by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy. Visit pomonapridecenter.org or call (909) 326-0482 for info.
- Pomona Pride Center will accept a proclamation from the City of La Verne during the 6:30 p.m. La Verne City Council meeting, at 3660 D Street. More info is at cityoflaverne.org/calendar.
Tuesday, June 20
- Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts a noon lunch and learn session at 205 Yale Ave., Claremont with Gabriela Portugal, who will speak about life insurance. The meeting is free for chamber members, non-members are $5. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.
- The Claremont Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the council chambers, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.
- The City of Rancho Cucamonga’s movies in the park series continues today with a free 7:30 p.m. screening of “Elf” (2003) at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet. A second screening will be held at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave., at 7:30 p.m. June 23. For more information visit cityofrc.us.
- The City of Montclair will screen “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937) for free at 8 p.m. at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., to begin its 62nd annual summer concert and movie series. Details are at cityofmontclair.org.
Wednesday, June 21
- 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.
- Heart Heroes holds free and open to the public hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation trainings from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Visit pomonaca.gov or call (909) 802-2650 for info.
- The first of three 6 p.m. public listen and learn sessions regarding Measure CT will be held today at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. The session offers residents an opportunity to learn from city staff about the process of setting cannabis regulations and give feedback. Go to ci.claremont.ca.us for information.
- José González, founder of Latino Outdoors and co-founder of The Outdoorist Oath, will moderate a free and open to the public virtual panel discussion on “the superbloom era” at 6 p.m. Learn more at calbg.org. Register at eventbrite.com, search “superbloom era.”
- Suave the Band opens 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, June 22
- The American Association of Retired Persons hosts a 9:30 a.m. driver’s safety course for adults 50 and older at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A Department of Motor Vehicles certificate granting participants an automobile insurance discount will be issued at the conclusion of the five-hour course. A fee of $25 ($20 for AARP members) is required. Preregister at anc.apm.activecommunities.com.
- Claremont Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Lopez is calling chamber members to a free 2 p.m. roundtable at the chamber board room, 205 Yale Ave., to discuss business challenges and solutions. Visit business.claremontchamber.org/events for details or to RSVP.
- Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, hosts a trivia night beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call (909) 398-1985 for info.
Friday, June 23
- University Toastmasters 2250, the Claremont branch of Toastmasters International, continues its free, open to the public 7 a.m. speaking and leadership skills hybrid classes. Attendees should complete an online membership form prior to attending at 2250.toastmastersclubs.org. In-person gatherings are held in room 22 of Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker School of Management, 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave. Email email@example.com for a Zoom link.
- This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont, is “The Long Walk Home” (1990) featuring Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg and Dwight Schultz. 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 the Tommy G Group at Shelton Park, Craic Haus at Village Plaza, and Kathy Woolsey at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.
Saturday, June 24
- Poetry lovers are invited to the Friends of the Claremont Library’s free 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays poetry reading at 208 N. Harvard Ave. This month’s event will be a tribute to the late Southern California poet Bert Meyers, whose poems will be read aloud by Amy Gerstler, Dana Levin, Maurya Simon, and his son, Daniel Meyers. More info is at facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry.
- AgingNext hosts drag queen bingo with Jasmine Kash at Keller Williams University, 2440 W. Arrow Rte., Upland, beginning at 5 p.m. RSVP for this free event at agingnext.org.
- Redemption Bible Church, at 505 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, hosts its 2023 family fun night from 5 to 9 p.m. More info is at sandimaschamber.chambermaster.com.