Event Calendar: June 28 – July 6, 2024

Young people line the curb on Indian Hill Boulevard in 2012 as the Claremont Fourth of July parade begins. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

­What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, June 28

  • Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) is this week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5367 for more info.


  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Dynamite Dawson at Village Plaza, Dzuls at the chamber of commerce, and Silverados at Shelton Park. Upcoming acts are at claremontchamber.org.



  • The Claremont Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location starting at 7 p.m. It’s set to conclude at 2 a.m. June 29. Drivers will be stopped to ensure they are wearing their seatbelts, possess valid driver licenses, and are not driving under the influence. Info is at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The City of Ontario screens “Elemental(2023) at 7 p.m. to continue its free and open to the public movies in the park series at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave. Info is at ontarioca.gov/specialevents.



Saturday, June 29

  • The Claremont Village Freedom 5000 at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with the 1K for children ahead of the 5K race at 8. Fees after June 28 jump to $25 for the 1K and $45 for the 5K. Register at claremont4th.org.


  • The Los Angeles pet fair opens at 10 a.m. today at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, and 11 a.m. June 30. The event features a bird super show in exposition hall 7, an aquarium show in hall 6, a reptile super show in hall 4, and an outdoor succulent area. Admission is $20 for adults and teens, $16 for children 12 and under, and free for kids up to 2. Info is at lapetfair.com.




  • The La Verne Aquatics Center, 3175 Bolling Ave., will be open to the public from 4 to 7:30 p.m. for a pirate themed family swim event. Admission is $5. Swimmers are required to sign a waiver before pool use. Info is at cityoflaverne.org.


  • Showings of Inland Valley Repertory Theatre’s “13: The Musical” at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts at Claremont High School, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., are at 7:30 p.m. today, and 2 p.m. June 30. Tickets, $35-45, are available at ivrt.org or by calling (909) 859-4878.



Sunday, June 30


  • Joel Paat Jazz Project plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. View upcoming performances at jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • The Ontario Museum of History and Art, 225 Euclid Ave., and Chaffey Community Museum of Art, 217 S. Lemon Ave., Ontario, will each host 2 to 4 p.m. community receptions for their biennial joint exhibition, “The Art of Healing,” which runs through October 20. Exhibit details are at ontariomuseum.org and chaffeymuseum.org. OMHA hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. CCMA hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.


  • Free 4 p.m. games of pétanque for seniors take place Sundays at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, weather permitting. Email afme@nljones.com for more info.


  • Time Fighters play a free and open to the public 5 to 9 p.m. concert at Walter’s Restaurant, 310 N. Yale Ave., Claremont.


  • 1980s tribute band Scattered Dreams play the City of La Verne’s free and open to the public 6:30 p.m. concerts in the park series at Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion, La Verne. Info is at laverneheritage.org/events.



Monday, July 1

  • A veterans service officer provides free assistance to veterans and families from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at La Verne Community Center, 3680 D St., every Monday. Visit cityoflaverne.org for info.


  • Shoes That Fit’s 19th annual back-to-school backpack campaign begins today. Visit participating locations at shoesthatfit.org/news to get a backpack and fill it with a new pair of sneakers, socks, and optional school supplies, and return it no later than Wednesday, July 24 to Shoes That Fit, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 204A, Claremont, from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, or to a location listed at the website.


  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts free gentle yoga for seniors at 10:30 a.m.


  • The Service Center for Independent Life hosts a free virtual support group for women with Asperger’s syndrome at 6:30 p.m. on the first of each month. Info and registration are at scil-ilc.org/events-meetings.



Tuesday, July 2




  • Montclair’s 63rd annual free and public summer concert series continues with a 7 p.m. performance by Queen of Hearts at Alma Hofman Park,5201 Benito St. Visit cityofmontclair.org for info.



Wednesday, July 3

  • Children ages 5 to 12 can learn about the animals of the ocean and create an undersea ecosystem out of paper during a free 2 to 3 p.m. event at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. More info is at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.


  • As part of its summer reading program, the Pomona Public Library will host a free and open to the public 5 to 6 p.m. showing of “Sherlock Homerun: A Whodunit Puppet Musical” at 625 S. Garey Ave.


  • Jess Roux, Donor Development Manager for Mission 22, a national effort to support service members and their families, will deliver the lecture, “Healing Heroes: Mission 22’s Path to Recovery and Resilience,” during Rotary Club of San Dimas’ 6 to 7 p.m. Zoom meeting. Email sandimasrotary@gmail.com for an invite.



  • The Silverados continue the City of San Dimas’ music in the park series with a free 7 p.m. concert at Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave. More info is at sandimasca.gov.


  • The City of Ontario’s Recreation and Community Services Department continues its annual free and open to the public summer concert series at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave., with Stone Soul at 7 p.m. Info is at ontarioca.gov/specialevents.



Thursday, July 4

  • Happy Independence Day from the Courier! As a reminder, city and chamber of commerce offices will be closed, as will the post office. Trash pick-up will also be delayed by one day.


  • A 6:30 a.m. pancake breakfast at La Verne Methodist Church, 3205 D St., gets La Verne’s Fourth of July festivities going ahead of the 10 a.m. parade at the corner of 10th and D streets. The All-Nighters perform at 7 p.m. at Bonita High School’s stadium, 3102 D St., followed by fireworks at 9. Tickets are $20 and gates open at 6 p.m. Specifics are at cityoflaverne.org.


  • Claremont kicks off its Fourth of July festivities at 7 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with a Kiwanis Club of Claremont pancake breakfast. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at 10th Street and Indian Hill Boulevard, with the festival at Memorial Park starting at the same time. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening concert and 9 p.m. fireworks show at Pomona College’s Strehle Track, 522 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Admission is $10. Visit claremont4th.org for more info.


  • Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th St., is the site for Upland’s annual Light Up the Night Fireworks Spectacular. Gates open at 4 p.m. before an airplane display at 4:30. Live music begins at 6:30 and fireworks are at 9. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 on event day. Visit uplandca.gov/4th-of-july-festivities for more info.


  • Kaboom, Fairplex’s annual Fourth of July celebration, opens at 4 p.m. at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Fireworks start about 9:15. Tickets, $22-$40, are at fairplex.com/kaboom.


  • Parking for Rancho Cucamonga’s Fourth of July fireworks spectacular at the city’s Epicenter Sports Complex, 8408 Rochester Ave., opens at 5:30 p.m., ahead of the show at 9. Individual tickets are $15, and a table for four is $125 at cityofrc.us.



Friday, July 5



  • Friday Nights Live, Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, continues tonight with Anamaria De La Cruz at Village Plaza, Adrienne Selina at the chamber of commerce, and Mohave Beach Band at Shelton Park. The lineup is at claremontchamber.org.




Saturday, July 6

  • A 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. blood drive takes place at the Pomona Red Cross blood donation center, 100 Red Cross Circle. Sign up at redcrossblood.org.


  • Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, holds its monthly first Saturday sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Call (909) 399-5500 for details.


  • A free hourlong chess class for ages 8 and up begins at 11:30 a.m. at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Info is at pomonaca.gov.


  • Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free and open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. Questions? Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com.


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