Event Calendar (June 16 – 24, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

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 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


  • 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.




  • 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 info@opheliasjump.org.



Sunday, June 18


  • 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 info@crossroadswomen.org.





Tuesday, June 20


  • 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.




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.



  • 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


  • 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.



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