Event Calendar (June 30 – July 8, 2023)

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com

Friday, June 30


  • 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


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


  • Today’s the final day for the public to purchase produce and tour the farm grounds of Amy’s Farm, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7698 Eucalyptus Ave., Ontario. The longtime staple of local elementary school field trips is closing. Admission is $20 per car. Details are at amysfarm.com.


  • Hendricks Pharmacy, 137 Harvard Ave., celebrates 20 years in Claremont with free food and raffles starting at noon.


  • Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., hosts jazz drummer and vocalist Dave Tull for a free and open to the public 6 p.m. show. Go to claremontpres.org/eventsor call (909) 642-9693 for more information.


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



Sunday, July 2

  • Shop locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry at the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village. More information is at claremontforum.org/farmers-artisans-market.


  • The first Sunday of the month is free family day from noon to 4 p.m. at Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St. Local high school students will also lead activities for youth during the museum’s Project ARTstART program. Go to clmoa.org or call (909) 621-3200 for information.


  • Homero Chavez and Una Noche play a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. More information is at jazzatcollegecenter.com.



Monday, July 3

  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts gentle yoga, a free 10:30 a.m. course where the practice is taken slow for seniors. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.


  • The Pomona Pride Center hosts reading rainbow, a book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, every first and third Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.⁠ Visit pomonapridecenter.org or call (909) 326-0482 for info.



Tuesday, July 4

  • Happy Independence Day from the Courier!


  • La Verne’s festivities begin at 6:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at La Verne Methodist Church, 3205 D St. The city’s parade starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of 10th and D streets. Cold Duck will perform at 7 p.m. at Bonita High School’s Glenn Davis Stadium, 3102 D St., followed by fireworks at about 9. Tickets are $12 and gates open at 6 p.m. Maps and info are at cityoflaverne.org.


  • Claremont begins its Fourth of July festivities at 7 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with a Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast. The parade begins at 10 at Memorial Park. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the concert and 9 p.m. fireworks show at Pomona College’s Strehle Track, 522 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Admission is $10. Details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Fairplex’s annual Fourth of July celebration, Kaboom! opens at 4 p.m. at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, and features monster trucks, motocross, live entertainment, and fireworks. Advance tickets are $25, or $35 day of show. For more information visit fairplex.com/kaboom.


  • Upland’s annual Light Up the Night Fireworks Spectacular takes place at Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th St. Gates open at 4 p.m. and an airplane display is set for 4:30. Live music from Pop Vision will begin at 6:30 and fireworks at 9. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 day of show. Visit uplandca.gov/4th-of-july-festivities for more info.


  • LoanMart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, opens at 6 p.m. for the city’s 2023 Fourth of July event. Activities and live entertainment begin at 6:30 with fireworks at 9. Tickets are $15, and a table of four is $125. Learn more at cityofrc.us.



Wednesday, July 5

  • Pomona Pride Center, 386 S. Thomas St., holds a free walk-in vaccine clinic every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon for adults needing COVID-19, monkeypox or flu inoculations. Call (909) 326-0482 for info.


  • Heart Heroes holds a free and open to the public hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation training 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.




Thursday, July 6

  • Puzzlers gather at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, on the first Thursday of the month for a free monthly puzzle exchange from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to bring a puzzle in good condition that you’re willing to part with and take home another in its place. More details are at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.



  • financial literacy group meets at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for details.


  • Claremont kicks off its 2023 movies in the park series with a free 7:30 p.m. showing of “Beauty and the Beast” (1991) at Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr. Go to ci.claremont.ca.us for more info.


  • The City of Montclair will screen “Toy Story” (1995) at 8 p.m. at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., to continue its free 62nd annual summer concert and movie series. Details are at cityofmontclair.org.



Friday, July 7

  • Senior artists of all levels can work on existing art or create new works during a free drop-in art circle from 9 a.m. to noon at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Details are at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Claremont Senior Computer Club holds a free technology assistance lab at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The lab is open to seniors wanting help with their laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers are also available. For details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The war and existentialism book club meets the first Friday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. July’s book is “Beloved,” by Toni Morrison. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Silveradosat Shelton Park, Ana Maria de la Cruz and Friends at Village Plaza, and Arrow Highway at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, July 8


  • Natalia Arbelaez, an American Museum of Ceramic Art artist in residence, will speak about her work and walk guests through her space at the museum during a free artist talk and tour from noon to 1 p.m. at 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. To RSVP or for more info go to amoca.org.


  • The Friends of the Pomona Public Library host a book sale from noon to 4 p.m. today and every second Saturday at the library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Email friendspomonalibrary@gmail.com for more info.


  • The Pomona Art Walk takes place at the Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St., from 5 to 9 p.m. It includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St., with crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, and food. Visit downtownpomona.org for details.


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