Event Calendar (March 17-25, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


What’s Happening Claremont? 

Friday, March 17

  • A free active adult chair exercise group meets at 9:35 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.


  • The Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., hosts a $1 sale on all books (except those specialty priced) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. For details visit claremontforum.org.


  • The Upland Public Library, 450 N. Euclid Ave., offers free bilingual story time every Friday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For information visit uplandca.gov or call (909) 931-4200.


  • Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with Grammy- and Emmy-nominated artist and composer Máiréad Nesbitt, one of the founding members of Celtic Woman, who returns to the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, for two performances of Celtic Spells at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35 and $39 at cityofrc.us/events.



Saturday, March 18

  • Find organic and chemical-free produce from local urban farms, books, and other items at the Pomona Valley Certified Farmers Market, held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Pearl Street and Garey Avenue in Pomona. For information visit pomonacfa.org.


  • Claremont resident and Special Olympics coach Janine Williams is seeking college student volunteers to spend time with Special Olympics athletes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each Saturday at Claremont High School, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Bring a water bottle, athletic shoes and run or walk the track with athletes 16 to 40 years old. Equipment is provided. Call (909) 518-1496 for details.


  • Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 107B, along with Future is Female Revolution, hosts a “March Madness comedy show,” at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com, search “FIF Revolution,” or $20 at the door.



Sunday, March 19

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


  • Afree game of pétanque takes place from 4 to 7 p.m., at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.


  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, welcomes Beta Xinying Chi, clarinet, Pinfei Tang, cello, and Siqi Sun, piano, who will perform a free and open to the public concert at 6 p.m. Details are at egoodshepherd.org.



Monday, March 20

  • The Pomona Pride Center, 386 S. Thomas St., hosts reading rainbow, a book club created by and for the LGBTQIA community, every first and third Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.⁠ March’s selected reading is “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by cartoonist Maia Kobabe. For details visit pomonapridecenter.org or call (909) 326-0482.


  • Award-winning writer and author Amitav Ghosh will give a free and public talk from 5:45 to 7 p.m. as part of Harvey Mudd College’s 2022-2023 Nelson Speaker Series at the Shanahan Center Auditorium, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. This season’s series, “climate storytellers,” explores the power of storytelling to promote and inspire climate change. For details or to RSVP visit hmc.edu/calendar.



Tuesday, March 21

  • A free journaling nature course takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The class is designed to help seniors learn to write nature entries, apply scientific data, and draw to log the great outdoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.
  • Richard Sander, economist and UCLA law professor, is the guest at Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., with his free and open to the public 6:45 p.m. talk, “Will the Harvard/UNC cases at the Supreme Court transform U.S. higher education?” For more information visit cmc.edu/athenaeumor call (909) 621-8244.


  • The second Claremont Planning Commission meeting of the month starts at 7 p.m. at the council chambers, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.



Wednesday, March 22

  • The Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., will host a free and open to the public gallery talk at 12:15 p.m. Gallery talks are focused discussions led by students, faculty, or staff that feature a question-and-answer session about the galleries. The topic is “Gilded, carved and embossed.” More information is available at pomona.edu/museum.


  • Learn about online platforms, permitting and licensing requirements, and other resources available to get your online business off the ground during Los Angeles County Library and Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity’s free 3 p.m. virtual workshop. For details or to register, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.



Thursday, March 23

  • Tax aid volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday to assist low- to moderate-income persons at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The free service runs through mid-April by appointment only. For more information visit tinyurl.com/TA-Claremont or call (909) 399-5488.


  • David Kurs, artistic director of Deaf West Theatre,is this week’s guest at the free and open to the public Scripps Presents @noon series, at the Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. For details or to RSVP, search “DJ Kurs” at eventbrite.com or visit scrippscollege.edu/events.


  • Volunteers from Claremont High School will be on hand for free, one-on-one senior tech tutoring on apps, games, social media and more from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Bring a smartphone, flip phone, tablet, or laptop to learn how to use the device to its full potential. For info call (909) 399-5360.


  • The Independence Day committee will meet at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Judith Wagner, professor emerita of child development and education at Whittier College and former chief administrative officer of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education at the United Nations, will deliver her presentation, “The Rights of the Child – in the U.S.and Around the World,” at 7 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., as part of the United Nations Association Pomona Valley Chapter’s monthly meeting. Email una.pomonavalley@gmail.com for a Zoom link or more information.


  • Azusa Pacific University’s Theater Arts Department concludes its 2022-2023 season with “Twelfth Night,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, which opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Theater, 4 Mary Hill Ln., Azusa. Shows run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through April 1 with 2 p.m. matinees each Saturday. Tickets are $21 at aputickets.universitytickets.com or by calling (626) 815-5494.



Friday, March 24

  • Today’s free and open to the public Friday Noon concert will be held in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont, at 12:15 p.m. The concert highlights baroque music by Phillip Krieger and Pietro Locatelli. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the show. Call (909) 607-3266 for details.


  • The Benton Museum of Art’s assistant curator of collections Solomon Salim Moore hosts Salon Series, a free and public monthly gathering at the museum, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, at 4:15 p.m. Guests will be treated to works by Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans. For more info visit pomona.edu/museum.


  • Celtic roots group, The Old Grey Cats, will perform at 7 p.m. tonight at Ophelia’s Jump Production’s Music Lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. Then roots rockers Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight— led by Courier editor Mick Rhodes — will also perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Tickets for each show are $15 and available at opheliasjump.org/ojp-music-lounge or by calling (909) 734-6565.



Saturday, March 25

  • Interested in working the Los Angeles County Fair in May? Learn how to join the crew during a job fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Bring a few copies of your resume and be prepared for an interview. For more details visit fairplex.com.


  • Create nature-inspired works at the California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, during its moons, moths and stars art course from 10 a.m. to noon. This course will be led by Aleta Jacobson. Admission is $50 for the general public and $45 for garden members. Attendees are asked to bring their own supplies. For a materials list or to RSVP, visit calbg.org/event.


  • Explore the beauty and history of the La Verne United Methodist Church, 3205 D St., at 2 p.m. with the La Verne Historical Society during a free and open to the public tour. Following the hourlong stroll, the LVHS and Pomona Valley Film Society will hold a screening of “The Graduate” (1967), which features scenes taken at the Methodist church, at 3:15 p.m. at Bonita High School, 3102 D St., La Verne. For more details visit lavernehistoricalsociety.org/events.


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