Event Calendar: March 1-9, 2024

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, March 1

  • The free and open to the public 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. March’s book is “Ulysses” by James Joyce.





  • The City of Claremont and its teen committee host a St. Patrick’s Day dance for families of special needs children and adults at Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., at 6 p.m. Children ages 5 to 12 can dance from 6 to 7 p.m. before those 13 and over begin at 7. A parent or guardian must remain on site. Details are at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation, search “St. Patrick’s Day dance.”


  • The fifth annual 7 to 8 p.m. Hip Hop Studies Summit features live performances and family activities at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. Learn more by searching “chaffeyhiphop” on Instagram.



Saturday, March 2

  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga hosts free and public 9 to 10 a.m. compost workshops today and March 30 at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd. Register at cityofrc.us.



  • A free 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. volunteer income tax assistance clinic takes place each Saturday through April 13 at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., open to those with a gross income of less than $60,000. Visit pomonaca.gov for more info.


  • Alex Lukas and Carly Slade, two artists featured in “Fahrenheit 2024,” will deliver a noon to 1 p.m. artist panel at American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. The talk is included with museum admission, which is $14. More information is at amoca.org/events/fahrenheit_panel


  • Inland Pacific Ballet and Candlelight Pavilion present “Beauty and the Beast,” at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 9; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets and info are at ipballet.org/beauty-and-the-beast.


  • The Claremont Concert Orchestra performs works by Sergei Prokofiev and Florence Price during a free and open to the public 7:30 p.m. concert at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St. An encore performance is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Program details are at scrippscollege.edu.




Sunday, March 3

  • The Pomona swap meet and classic car show at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, runs from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Children under 12 are free. Parking is $18. Call (714) 538-7091 or visit fairplex.com for details.


  • Admission is free at Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., on the first Sunday of each month from noon to 4 p.m., with children’s activities led by Project ARTstART. Visit clmoa.org for more information.


  • Reniel Del Rosario and students from the Claremont Colleges will “activate” Del Rosario’s installation “Round These Here Parts (Gnihton Market/Jen+Friar Gallery)” during a free and open to the public noon event at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 251 E. 11th St., Claremont.


  • Foothill Philharmonic Committee hosts a free and open to the public 2 p.m. outreach event with Pomona College Professor Emeritus Jon Bailey, who will deliver a lecture, “Rodgers and Hammerstein: Conscience of America How Broadway Challenged Society,” at Claremont Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd.


  • Play free games of pétanque at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, with seniors at 2 p.m. each Sunday, weather permitting. Email afme@nljones.com with questions.



  • Claremont United Church of Christ and Pilgrim Place invite the public to a free 3:30 p.m. forum, “I Pledge Allegiance: Poly-crisis and the Rise of Christian Nationalism,” led by Rev. and President of Pacific School of Religion David Vásquez-Levy at Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., Claremont.


  • Pianist Jenny Soonjin Kim performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 during a free and open to the public 6 p.m. concert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont.




Monday, March 4

  • Mahjong Mondays at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, take place from 9 a.m. to noon.


  • Learn about Pi Day (March 14), eat pie, and play math games at Chaffey College’s free and open to the public game-a-palooza event. Programs occur at 12:30 p.m. today at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga; at Chaffey’s Chino campus quad, 5897 College Park Ave., Wednesday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m.; and 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Fontana campus’s FNAC Student Lounge, 16855 Merrill Ave.


  • Learn where and how to access equipment from the Los Angeles County Library’s tool lending library during a free 4 p.m. virtual workshop. RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org.



Tuesday, March 5

  • The American Association of Retired Persons hosts a one day, 9:30 a.m. smart driver’s renewal course at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, for those who have previously completed a full two-day session. Registration is $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members, at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Bert and Rocky’s Cream Co., 242 Yale Ave., Claremont, will donate proceeds from noon to 9 p.m. to Claremont Meals on Wheels when patrons mention the nonprofit when paying.


  • The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble play a free and open to the public 4:30 p.m. concert at Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Program info is at pomona.edu/events.




Wednesday, March 6

  • Mention Claremont Meals on Wheels when dining at Claremont Village Eatery, 232 W. Bonita Ave., from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the restaurant will donate proceeds to CMOW. Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, will do the same from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.



  • Artists come together at Zomics: A Festival of Zines and Comics, a free and open to the public noon to 2 p.m. event at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga.



  • Artist Heidi McKenzie leads a free and open to the public 1:30 to 3 p.m. discussion at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 251 E. 11th St., Claremont.


  • Children over age 9 are invited to play board games at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. More information is at visit.lacountylibrary.org.


  • Claremont’s Community and Human Services Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the council chambers, 225 W. Second St. More information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.



Thursday, March 7


  • The Claremont Courier hosts a free and open to the public 5 to 6:30 p.m. book signing of “Timeless Claremont,” its recently released 170-page coffee table book of photography at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, 205 Yale Ave.





Friday, March 8

  • The 18th annual Garden Affair features an array of vintage garden décor and yard art today through March 10 along the 100 block of W. Bonita Avenue in San Dimas. Times vary depending on store hours.



  • Ophelia’s Jump opens “The Revolutionists” at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland, at 8 p.m. The show runs through Saturday, April 6. General admission is $35, Thursdays are “pay what you can/pay it forward,” with a $20 minimum. Tickets and information are at opheliasjump.org.



Saturday, March 9



  • Aid Claremont Meals on Wheels by playing bunco at the home of Valerie Martinez, 2687 San Angelo Dr., Claremont. Games begin at 7 p.m. and cost $35 to attend. Seating is limited. Call (951) 675-9220 to RSVP.


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