Event Calendar: June 7-15, 2024

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­What’s happening Claremont?

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

 Friday, June 7

  • The free war and existentialism book club meets at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month. June’s book is “Utopia” by Thomas More.


  • Claremont Helen Renwick Library hosts a free 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. book club at 208 N. Harvard Ave. This month’s book is “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom.





  • Claremont Police Department officers will scoop ice cream at Bert and Rocky’s Cream Co., 242 Yale Ave., Claremont, from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Claremont Police Foundation.


  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Steve and Stacy at Village Plaza, Larry and Rhonda Jackson at the chamber of commerce, and Acoustical Mystery Tour at Shelton Park. Acts are at claremontchamber.org.





Saturday, June 8


  • Artist Trait hosts a free and public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. open house of its new digs at 1330 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 17, Upland. Call (909) 625-2533 for more info.


  • Children 6 to 12 are invited to a free 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. cardboard mixed media workshop at Gallery SOHO, 317 W. First St., Claremont. Register at pvaa.net.


  • Ayudar Foundation’s free second Saturday teen club, pathways to success, gathers from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., for life skills workshops, financial health education, college and career support panels, and community service projects. Info is at pomonaca.gov.




Sunday, June 9

  • Tour the La Verne Cemetery, 3201 B St., and learn about five past presidents of Lordsburg College (now University of La Verne), during a free and open to the public noon event led by the La Verne Historical Society. Info is at business.lavernechamber.org. RSVP via email to lvhs@lavernehistoricalsociety.org.


  • Zzaj plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. A schedule of upcoming performances is at jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Claremont Symphony Orchestra’s free and open to the public final concert of the season, featuring pianist Gloria Cangahuala, is at 3:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information is at claremontso.org, or (909) 596-5979.


  • The 50th annual AbilityFirst food and wine festival runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Urquhart residence in South Pasadena. The address will be made available with ticket purchase. A live auction will take place at the event. A silent auction runs through 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Tickets are $250. More info is available at abilityfirst.org or via email to lmseryan@abilityfirst.org.



Monday, June 10

  • 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.



  • La Verne Historical Society hosts Leslie Ziff, president and educational chair of the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society for a free and public 7 p.m. lecture about Florence Lowe Barnes, an early California aviatrix who was Lockheed Aircraft’s first female test pilot, at the Hillcrest meeting house, 2705 Mountain View Dr., La Verne.


  • The City of Claremont’s public art committee gathers at 7 p.m. at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.



Tuesday, June 11


  • Drop by the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce office, 246 E. Bonita Ave., from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for a free and open to the public coffee hour.



  • Upland Public Library’s free and open to the public 6 p.m. sci-fi book club meets in-person at 450 N. Euclid Ave.


  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7 p.m. screening of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (2023) at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, to continue its summer movies in the park series. A second 7 p.m. screening will be held at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave., on Friday, June 14. For more information visit cityofrc.us.



Wednesday, June 12

  • Reservations for the Woman’s Club of Claremont’s monthly 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch meeting at 343 W. 12th St., Claremont, are required by 10 a.m. Friday, June 7. Lunch is $20 for members and first-time visitors, $25 for repeat visitors. The club will present scholarships to graduating Claremont High School seniors. See details at womansclubofclaremont.com/luncheons.


  • Art instructor Claudia Hindu helps adults learn basic drawing concepts during a 5 to 6 p.m. virtual workshop. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org.


  • 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 a 7 p.m. performance by Phat Cat Swinger. Info is at ontarioca.gov/specialevents.



Thursday, June 13


  • Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s monthly senior food bank distributes a free food kit for L.A. County residents 60 and older who meet income guidelines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. Call (323) 234-3030 for info.


  • A 5 to 8 p.m. multi-chamber mixer and summer party hosted by Pomona Chamber of Commerce at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pomona, 3200 W. Temple Ave., is $10 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. RSVP at pomonachamber.org.


  • The Ontario Museum of History and Art invites emerging artists ages 15 and up to a free 5:30 p.m. digital portfolio preparation workshop at 225 S. Euclid Ave. Register at ontariomuseum.org/programs.



  • The Benton Museum of Art hosts free and public 8 to 10 p.m. weekly outdoor film screenings through June 20 in the John and Louise Bryson Courtyard, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. This week’s film is “Brazil” (1985). Info is at pomona.edu/museum.



Friday, June 14

  • The 58th LA Roadstersshow and swap meet will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for active service members, and children under 12 are free. Visit laroadstershow.com for more info.


  • About My Father” (2023) is this week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5488 with questions.



  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Michael, Ken and Hai at Village Plaza, The Stone Tree Band at the chamber of commerce, and Soulshine at Shelton Park. The lineup is at claremontchamber.org.



  • The City of Ontario screens “Wonka” (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 15

  • The public is invited to the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s free 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. adaptive sports fair at the RC sports center, 8383 Rochester Ave. Specifics are at cityofrc.us.


  • Adults learn how to creative journal during a free 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. workshop at Elizabeth’s Art Studio, 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite J, Claremont. Call (909) 732-9545 to register.


  • The City of Ontario’s Recreation and Community Services Department’s free and open to the public 3 to 7 p.m. pride resource fair will be held at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave. Questions? Call (909) 395-2020.


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