Event Calendar (June 23 – July 1, 2023)
by Andrew Alonzo | email@example.com
What’s Happening Claremont?
Friday, June 23
- Today is the final day to purchase items from Claremont Heritage’s pop-up shop at Ginger Elliott Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items from Claremont Heritage’s recent gala can be picked up as well. Visit claremontheritage.org/gala.html for details.
- 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) 399-5367 for info.
- The City of Rancho Cucamonga’s IncredABLES camp fun program for special needs children ages 8 and up runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd., and features a scavenger hunt, s’mores, and outdoor games. Admission is $5. More info is at cityofrc.us.
- The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with 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
- Claremont Heritage hosts a walking tour of the Claremont Colleges at 9:30 a.m. at Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave. The 2 1/2-hour tour will explore the history of the campuses and their architecture. Tickets are $10 at claremontheritage.bigcartel.com. Questions? Call (909) 621-0848.
- The Friends of the Claremont Library’s free fourth Saturdays poetry reading takes place at 2 p.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave. This month’s event is a tribute to the late poet Bert Meyers, with readings by Amy Gerstler, Dana Levin, Maurya Simon, and his son, Daniel Meyers. Go to facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry for details.
- 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 free and open to the public 2023 family fun night from 5 to 9 p.m. More info is at sandimaschamber.chambermaster.com.
- Cheers at The Farm, a 21-and-over wine and food fundraiser for Learning Center at Fairplexeducational programs, takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Tickets are $85 or $35 for designated drivers. Visit fairplex.com/cheers for more info.
- The City of Pomona kicks off its 2023 movies in the park series with a free 8 p.m. screening of “An Extremely Goofy Movie” (2000) at Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Hwy. Search “cityofpomona_communityservices” on Instagram for details.
Sunday, June 25
- The Pomona swap meet and classic car show takes place from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Cash admission is $15 and parking is $17. Children 12 and under are free. Call (714) 538-7091 or visit fairplex.com for more information.
- California Botanic Garden Senior Horticulturist Chip Grubbs will discuss summer plant maintenance at CalBG, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, from 9 to 11 a.m. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Visit calbg.orgto RSVP.
- Eric Croissant plays a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. More information is at jazzatcollegecenter.com.
- Soprano Marisol Sanchez and pianist Sonia Lee perform at Good Shepard Lutheran Church’s 6 p.m. 11th adventures in music concert: “Dawn to Dusk, Imagery in the Art of the Song from Richard Strauss” at 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont. More information is at egoodshepherd.org.
- Brant Cotton and The Outliers begin 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. Info is at cityoflaverne.org or (909) 596-8700.
Monday, June 26
- The first of two free House of Ruth information sessions will be held at noon at Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. The second is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, Reservations are required, call Blaisdell at (909) 399-5367 or Joslyn at (909) 399-5488 to inquire.
- A free and open to the public current events discussion group takes place at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1 to 2 p.m. every Monday. Call (909) 399-5488 for details.
- Members of the survivors of suicide loss support group gather from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Attendees must wear masks indoors. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.
Tuesday, June 27
- Adults ages 50 and up are invited to celebrate Independence Day early at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga, during Rancho Cucamonga Senior V.I.P. Club’s free party from 9 to 10 a.m. Details are at cityofrc.us.
- Tara and Melina Tisopulos host a community meet and greet with Alex McDonald, a Trustee Area 4 special election candidate for Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education, at a private location from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Inquire via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 225-1739.
- 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.
- In the Mixx performs a free and public 7 p.m. concert at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., to continue Montclair’s 62nd annual summer concert and movie series. Details are at cityofmontclair.org.
- The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7:30 p.m. screening of “American Underdog” (2021) 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. Friday, June 30. See cityofrc.us for more info.
Wednesday, June 28
- Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts a free breakfast mob from 8 to 9 a.m. at Hitch Burger, 2420 W. Arrow Rte., Suite D, Upland. Info is at business.claremontchamber.org.
- Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.
- Retro Blast 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, June 29
- Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at the Thompson Creek Trail entrance near Indian Hill Blvd. at 8 a.m. each Thursday for an easy walk through nature. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements. More info is at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
- A free bereavement support group meets every Thursday at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, for a 3 p.m. session that lasts about 90 minutes. Details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.
- A BBQ and brews cook-off event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. Tickets are $50, with details at sandimaschamber.chambermaster.com.
- Hit Me ’90s 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. Details are at cityofrc.us.
Friday, June 30
- 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.
- The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Pride of Cucamonga at Shelton Park, Harmony Sisters and the Little Big Band at Village Plaza, and student performers from Mike’s Guitar World at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.
- The City of Pomona continues its summer concert series at Civic Center Plaza, 505 S. Garey Ave., with a free 6:30 to 9 p.m. performance by father and son duet Little Willie Garcia and Jacob Garcia. Search “cityofpomona_communityservices” on Instagram or visit pomonaca.gov for details.
Saturday, July 1
- The 2023 Claremont Village Freedom 5,000 race, hosted by the City of Claremont and Claremont High School Cross-Country Boosters, at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. begins with a 7:30 a.m. 1K kids fun run for ages 12 and under. The 5K walk/competitive race is at 8. Pre-register at racewire.com until 11:59 p.m. June 29. Onsite registration will be held at Memorial Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 30 and from 6 to 7:15 a.m. Saturday, July 1. Call (909) 399-5490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
- Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, holds its monthly first Saturday sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Call (909) 399-5500 for details.
- Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free and open to the public Claremont Art Walk from 6 and 9 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Questions? Email email@example.com.