Event Calendar (June 24 – July 2, 2022)
by Andrew Alonzo | firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Happening Claremont?
Friday, June 24
- Every Friday at 9:35 a.m., an active adult chair exercise group meets at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, at 1700 Danbury Rd. The group session is free and lasts about an hour. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.
- Seniors and community members are invited to attend overeaters anonymous, a support group for those who continually binge eat. Sessions are held every Friday at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., from noon to 1 p.m. and are free to attend. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.
- Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 107B, will host a pride ball beginning at 7:30 p.m. The night will feature drinks, dancing, music and a special performance by House of Lyght. Admission begins at $65 and all proceeds will go to benefit the Pomona Pride Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/ironbark-pride-gala-2022-tickets-346235759477.
Saturday, June 25
- Ophelia’s Jump Productions has rescheduled its ShakesBeer for July 9. However, the short play, “Will’s Revels,” will still be performed today at 8 p.m. at 2009 Porterfield Way in Upland. General admission begins at $20. To purchase tickets, visit opheliasjump.org. This is a 21 and over event.
- The Friends of the Claremont Library is hosting its ninth annual children’s book festival starting at 10 a.m. at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library. The festival is open to the public and helps support the library’s popular summer reading program. Bring an empty bag to fill with free children’s books that will be given away. Preschoolers to sixth graders will benefit from the event. For more information, contact the library at (909) 621-4902.
- Claremont Craft Ales celebrates its 10-year anniversary today. Enjoy craft ales at the hometown brewery, located at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., as it hosts a special event from 1 to 8 p.m. Over 50 unique beers will be on tap including special never-before-released brews and the return of many customer favorites. Tickets for the event begin at $42.99 and can be purchased online at https://cca10.bpt.me. Admission includes a souvenir glass and up to 16 beer pours (2.5 to 5 oz. each).
- Stop by the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, 281 S. Thomas St., for a ceremony celebrating the museum’s current exhibited artists, Juan Carlos Boxler, Olga Deleon, Camilo Alfaro, and Rigo Rivas beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees will have access to all LAM exhibits and a virtual art exhibit designed for the META Quest 2 virtual reality headset will also be featured. The free, 21-and-over event will be held in tandem with Pomona’s “Walk the Beat” event. For more details, visit latinoartmuseum.com.
Sunday, June 26
- The Our Lady of the Assumption Church will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its auditorium, 435 Berkeley Ave. The Red Cross urges donors to download its Blood Donor app on their mobile device or to visit olaclaremont.org to make a reservation. All donors will be entered into a drawing for a three-night stay at the Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, contact OLA at (909) 626 -3596.
- Homero Chavez and Una Noche 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 to the public. For more information or to view the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.
- Between 3 and 8 p.m., local artists will host a small gathering dubbed Artcrib 22: The Mutable Body in Claremont. Artcribs have been held in the past and celebrate “the grass roots of art and artists and our support for one another.” This year’s curator, Conchi Sanford, brings together 20 visual and performing artists who will perform. Follow the “signs” from 200 W. First Street in Claremont to the private address. Wheelchair accessibility will be available. For details, visit facebook.com/bonehousebridge.
- Three exhibits at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College are set to conclude today, “Alia Ali’s حب / Love,” part of “Project Series 53; Known and Understood,” exhibits from the museum’s permanent collection; and “Each Day Begins with the Sun Rising,” which features four artists from Hiroshima. For information on how to view departing exhibits, visit pomona.edu/museum/exhibitions.
Monday, June 27
- At noon the Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn session at the chamber office’s, 205 Yale Ave. This week’s topic is e-commerce. The meeting is free for members of the chamber but non-members must pay $15. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches. For details or to register, visit business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/lunch-learn-e-commerce-40240.
Tuesday, June 28
- Bright and early at 7:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce board of directors hosts its monthly meeting. To learn more about the current board, visit claremontchamber.org/chamber-team. For details on the free meetings, contact the chamber at (909) 624-1681.
- Every Tuesday, the public is invited to meet at Shelton Park for an easy stroll through the Claremont Village. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in and hear any potential announcements. Get Walking Claremont asks those who are not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask when unable to keep distance from others.
- The Claremont City Council will host its second meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the council chamber, 225 W. Second Street. While a limited number of residents will be able to attend the meeting in person, it will also be available via Zoom. For more information or to learn how to attend, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/home/components/calendar/event/6088/20.
Wednesday, June 29
- Claremont business owners are invited to lunch mob with chamber of commerce members and other businesses at Casa Maguey, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., at noon. Business owners can eat, network and support one another at this event. To RSVP, visit business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/lunch-mob-casa-maguey-40244.
- On the last Wednesday of each month, the Repertory Opera Company of Pomona presents 40 minutes of “musical beauty and community” at the Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First Street. The monthly concert is free, open to the public and begins at noon. Donations to the ROC are appreciated and residents can contribute online at repertoryoperacompany.org. For more information about the event, visit claremontforum.org/event/opera-at-noon-2-2022-05-25.
- The architectural commission meeting will take place at the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public both in-person and virtually. Information about the meeting can be found at ci.claremont.ca.us/home/components/calendar/event/5989/20.
Thursday, June 30
- Today is the final day to pre-register for the annual Claremont Village Freedom 5000 Run/Walk. Pre-registration not only saves you time having to register yourself and others on the day of the run, but also saves you $5 in the long run — pun intended. To register for a race, visit racewire.com/register.php?id=12953.
- The Claremont Colleges Library invites you to visit the “Arts and Voices: Asian American Artists Books” exhibit before it concludes today. The exhibit showcases Asian American book artists’ work and their contributions to social justice, their connection to their cultural heritage and more. Since this exhibit is part of the library’s special collections it is open to all members of the public by appointment. To make an appointment, visit https://library.claremont.edu/news/arts-and-voices-asian-american-artists-books-exhibit.
Friday, July 1
- Today marks the beginning of Shoes That Fit’s Back-To-School Backpack campaign. For more details on the campaign, read the article here.
- The Joslyn Center’s war and existentialism book club meets on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. July’s book of discussion is “Existentialism is a Humanism” by Jean-Paul Sartre. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.
- Friday Nights Live performers include The Tommy G Group at Shelton Park, Dynamite Dawson at the Village Plaza, and Andrew Lipow outside of the chamber of commerce offices. Performances will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and are free to the public. For more details, visit claremontchamber.org.
Saturday, July 2
- The 2022 Claremont Village Freedom 5000 Run/Walk is today and contestants can begin checking in and picking up their race bibs as early as 6 a.m. The earliest race, the 1K kids fun run, is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. The children’s 5K and the adult 5K competitive run/walk will be held at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. respectively. Those registering today for the children’s 1K will have to pay $20; those registering for the children’s 5K will pay $30; and adults running in the 5K will have to pay $40. For more information, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/government/departments-divisions/human-services/special-events/fourth-of-july-celebration.
- Browse artwork around the city as various businesses and museums will participate in the monthly Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. For details, contact email@example.com.