Event Calendar (June 9 – 17, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, June 9

  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, is “Top Gun” (1986) starring Tom Cruise. Free popcorn is available, and masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


  • Janice and Larry Hoffmann host a 2 to 4 p.m. community meet and greet for Alex McDonald, a special election candidate for Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education, Trustee Area 4, at 2605 N. Mountain Ave. Email jhoff037@gmail.com for more info.


  • Upland’s 2023 Lemon Festival returns today at 305 N. Second Ave. The annual three-day event is free and open to the public and features carnival rides, games, food, vendors, and live music. The festival is open from 3 to 11 p.m. today, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 10 and 11. Carnival rides stay open until midnight and alcohol sales end at 10 p.m. More information is at uplandlemonfestival.com.


  • The City of Claremont’sfree live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Emerald at Shelton Park, Acoustical Mystery Tour at Village Plaza, and Mark Dzula at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.


  • The Pomona Pride Center hosts its second annual tequila tasting fundraiser at the Fox Theater Pomona, 301 South Garey Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m.  Details and tickets are at eventbrite.com, search “tequila tasting 2023.”




Saturday, June 10

  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, gathers at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 to learn more.


  • The inaugural adaptive sports fair takes place at the Rancho Cucamonga Sports Center, 8303 Rochester Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special needs event is free and open to anyone ages six and up, including family members and friends. Visit cityofrc.us/events for more information or to register.


  • 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., Questions? Email friendspomonalibrary@gmail.com.


  • The pathways to success teen club, hosted by the Ayudar Foundation, meets at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., every second Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The free service offers life skills workshops, financial education, and other programs to prepare teenagers for adulthood. Go to pomonaca.gov for information.


  • 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.



Sunday, June 11

  • The 2023 Claremont Heritage gala auction closes today at noon, with opportunities to bid on ceramics, art and crafts by local artists including Karl Benjamin, Millard Sheets, and others. Proceeds support Claremont Heritage programs and the preservation of the city’s architectural and cultural history. The auction is accessible at claremontheritage.org.


  • Zzaj plays a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. To view the monthly lineup of shows or for more information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • For its 70th season finale the Claremont Symphony Orchestra will present a free and open to the public concert at 3:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. The program, conducted by Robert Sage, will feature cello soloist Marek Szpakiewicz. Email claremontso.org or call (909) 596-5979 for more info.


  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, continues its free and open to the public adventures in music concert series at 6 p.m. with “A Musical Voyage to Who Knows Where?” Visit egoodshepherd.org or call (909) 626-2714 for more information.


  • The Claremont Interfaith Council will bless graduating seniors from Claremont and San Antonio high schools at its annual interfaith baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. The free and open to the public service will also be livestreamed at facebook.com/claremontinterfaithcouncil.



Monday, June 12

  • Mahjong Mondays at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (909) 399-5488 for more details.


  • The Claremont Senior Program hosts a free, drop-in Mac user group from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The course covers topics such as Apple apps, hardware, troubleshooting, and more. For details call (909) 399-5488.


  • The city’s public art committee meets at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. For details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.



Tuesday, June 13



  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., will begin with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us and city hall on the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090. To listen in via phone, dial (213) 338-8477.


  • The city of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7:30 p.m. screening of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (2022) at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, as part of its summer movies in the park series. A second screening will be held at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave., at 7:30 p.m. June 16. For more information visit cityofrc.us.



Wednesday, June 14

  • California Botanic Garden Administrative Curator Mare Nazaire will lead an 11 a.m. to noon tour of CalBG’s herbarium, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Tickets are $15, $8 for members. RSVP at calbg.org.


  • Seniors can participate in free games of bridge at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


  • Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.



Thursday, June 15

  • This month’s Claremont Chamber of Commerce walk begins at 8 a.m. at the California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave. Admission is $5 for chamber members and free for CalBG members and children under 3. Non-member prices vary. Attendees must register by Tuesday, June 13. For details visit business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Go to communityheartfeedtheneed.org for details.


  • AgingNext screens “Generation Silent,” a documentary about older LGBTQ+ adults navigating an often hostile health care system, at 2 p.m. at The Meeting House at Hillcrest, 2705 Mountain View Dr., La Verne. Attendees are invited to stay for a post-screening discussion. Visit agingnext.org to sign up for this and upcoming Pride Month activities.


  • Catherine and Frank D’Emilio host Alex McDonald, a special election candidate for Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 4, from 4 to 5 p.m. at their Claremont home. RSVP for location details at mcdonald4cusd.com.


  • Tri-City Mental Health Services facilitates a free and open to the public student wellness webinar on the third Thursday of the month beginning at 4 p.m. This month’s topic is “supporting your LGBTQIA+ youth,” which aims to teach different ways to support LGBTQIA+ students and how to create a safe, supportive environments for youth. For information or webinar access visit tricitymhs.org, email eaguilar@tricitymhs.org, or call (909) 766-7367.


  • The San Dimas Sherriff’s substation, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health host a free and open to the public fentanyl awareness night from 6 to 7 p.m. at San Dimas High School’s Bonita Center for the Arts, 822 W. Covina Blvd. For details visit sandimaschamber.chambermaster.com.



Friday, June 16



  • The Grove Home is hosting a 1:30 to 8 p.m. launch party for its grocery store-inspired pop-up, Grove Grocery, which will showcase a variety of food-inspired products at 106 N Indian Hill Blvd, unit C1. The event includes vendors, food, giveaways, and freebies. For more details, visit @thegrovehomeclaremont on Instagram.


  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with the Stone Tree Band at Shelton Park, Blues and Fries at Village Plaza, and David Hastings at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, June 17


  • Pomona residents can pick up free compost at the public works city yard, 636 W. Monterey Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a self-serve event and guests must bring an I.D., a water or refuse utility bill, shovel, gloves, and a sturdy container. Compost is available while supplies last with a limit of four 32-gallon containers. Visit pomonaca.gov for details.


  • Ashlee Armstrong, assistant director of horticulture at the California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, will explain gardening for butterflies beginning at 8:30 a.m. The course is $25, $20 for CalBG members. Then at 10 a.m., artist and instructor Aleta Jacobson will lead meditative art at the garden. Tickets are $60, $55 for CalBG members. Go to calbg.org for other happenings.


  • Fans are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ophelia’s Jump Productions at the home of OJP board member Christine Hayes at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. Call (909) 734-6565 or email info@opheliasjump.org for info.


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