Event Calendar (June 5 – 12, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, June 3

  • Every Friday at 9 a.m., an art group meets on the Joslyn Center patio, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The free group session is open to all levels of artists, who are invited to bring their current works in-progress or start new ones. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.


  • Whether you are a complete beginner or are looking to improve your tap-dancing skills, the Joslyn Center hosts an easy tap dance course every Friday at 12:30 p.m. Learn fun dances in a fun atmosphere. The course is free and open to seniors. For more details or to register, call (909) 399-5488.


Saturday, June 4

  • The Claremont Film Festival will present a free in-person seminar on “Swedish death cleaning” at 3 p.m. Valerie Goncalvis will highlight the uplifting process of decluttering, downsizing and organizing your life while making life easier for your survivors. Decluttering can be done at any age but hopefully before others have to do it for you and without you. Call Vince Turner at (909) 477-1747 for reservations and directions to the venue.


  • At 5:30 p.m., Claremont Heritage will host its 46th annual awards gala, “Welcome Home,” at the DoubleTree Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. The event helps raise funds needed to “continue our mission that serves more than 5,000 community members, schoolchildren, and visitors each year.” Tickets begin at $100 for Heritage members and $125 for non-members, and can be purchased at https://claremontheritage.org/gala_tickets.html.


  • The fifth Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. across the city and Village. For more information, see the Our Town here or visit claremontvillage.com/claremont-art-walk. Attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


  • Tommy and the Brothers will perform a tribute to The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem at the University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The show will star Danny Oberbeck and is produced by Michael Ryan. The show is a “brand new full length show about the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem’s rise to worldwide fame in Greenwich Village at the beginning of the ‘60’s American folk revival through to their breakup and reunion tour in 1984.” Presale tickets begin at $30, and will be $35 at the door. For more information, go to michaelryanmusic.com.


Sunday, June 5

  • The Jazz Doctors will perform live jazz at 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.


  • Every Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., the Joslyn Center hosts petanque at the adjacent Larkin Park. The French game was invented in 1907 and draws similarities to lawn bowling, Bocce and marbles. The course is free and open to the community. To register, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.


Monday, June 6

  • Each Monday, Priceless Pets’ volunteers gather at Higginbotham Park, 600 Mt. Carmel Dr., at 9 a.m. to give the rescue animals some time outside of the facility. The morning walk provides the animals with much needed socialization and fresh air. For more information or to volunteer, contact Priceless Pets at (909) 203-3695.



  • Claremont Unified School District parents are invited to attend an emergency preparedness training workshop, hosted by Claremont CERT, at the Alexander Hughes Community Center starting at 6:30 p.m. The course is free. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


Tuesday, June 7

  • The planning commission will host its first meeting of the month beginning at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second Street. This meeting is open to the public and Zoom accommodations will also be offered. For more details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5831/20.


Wednesday, June 8

  • Every Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., the Joslyn Center hosts a writing workshop group, which is currently accepting new members. Fellow writers in this safe space offer responses to each other’s writing on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. To join the group, call the center at (909) 399-5488.



  • After last week’s Larkin Place community meeting was canceled due to a Jamboree staff emergency, the public is invited to the rescheduled meeting, today at 6 p.m. Last week’s shelved topic regarding supportive services on the Larkin Place premises will be presented by Jamboree Housing at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. For details, contact Jamboree at (949) 263-8676. 


Thursday, June 9

  • The Community Heart drive-thru food pantry, located at 10871 Central Ave. in Ontario, takes place every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The pantry is there to “help all families and individuals in need.” For more information on the food panty or Community Heart, visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.



  • Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills at Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s fun course, smarty pants story time, at 10:15 a.m. Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. For details, visit lacountylibrary.org/claremont-library.



Friday, June 10

  • Seniors are invited to play mahjong at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy friendly competition and make new friends. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status since this event takes place indoors. For details, call (909) 399-5488.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include the Mike Taylor Quartet at Shelton Park, Claremont Voodoo Society at the Village Plaza, and Ana Maria De La Cruz 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, June 11

  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, meet in person on the second Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


Sunday, June 12


  • Beginning at 7:30 p.m. inside University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium, Michael Ryan Productions will present Spirit of Ireland – music, song and dance. Be prepared to enjoy an evening of Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes as the performance “presents everything from traditional and hauntingly beautiful Celtic music to contemporary and lively Irish Pub songs.” In addition to Michael Ryan and seven other musicians, the Tamora School of Irish Dance will be featured. Presale tickets begin at $30 and will be $35 at the door. Children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Michael Ryan at (951) 295-1895 or visit michaelryanmusic.com.


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