Event Calendar (March 18 – 27, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, March 18

  • The Claremont Forum’s one-dollar book sale kicks off today at noon. Stop by the bookstore, located in the Packing House, this weekend as hundreds of books will be available for as little as one dollar. Proceeds from the three-day sale support the Prison Library Project. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/event/one-dollar-book-sale-3.


  • Inter Valley Health Plan wants to give you the skills necessary to see through online scams. Join Online Shopping and Scams! Beginning at noon, learn how to protect yourself online, what to look out for and avoid when surfing the web and more helpful skills. To register for the virtual course, visit https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.


  • CUSD fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh graders are invited to stop by STEM Center USA, 678 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Ste. 110, for club night. The fun event will being at 6 p.m. and students will get to build robots and interact with others. Icebreakers, a movie, and coding are also in the cards. For more information, visit stemcenterusa.com/winter-events.


Saturday, March 19

  • The fourth Claremont Flower Show will take place at the Woman’s Club, 343 W. 12th St., beginning at 1 p.m. The public is invited to view, shop and/or participate in the garden party which will feature friendly competitions. For more information, visit claremontgardenclub.org/activities/annual-flower-show.


  • The Claremont Chorale presents She Shall Have Music, a concert featuring music written by female composers, at Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online and begin at $20. For details or tickets, visit www.claremontchorale.org/concerts.


Sunday, March 20

  • Sunday morning marks the 2022 Spring Equinox, ushering in the first day of spring for the year. Happy spring and enjoy the season of cleaning or something.


  • Polyhedra will perform live jazz at College Center, located at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., beginning 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.


  • The Claremont High School Theatre department presents “She Kills Monsters,” a production by Qui Nguyen and directed by CHS Alumni Greg McGoon. The final two productions of the play will be held today at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Online presale tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. For more details, visit chstheatre2129.com, or call (909) 624-9053 ext. 30463.


Monday, March 21

  • Claremont’s Sustainability Committee will conduct a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the city’s website and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. For more information, visit claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6142/20.


  • The city’s Committee on Human Relations will host a special meeting session starting at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Visit the city’s online calendar for more details.


Tuesday, March 22


  • As part of its 2022 programming, Scripps Presents is hosting Pen Out Loud, a conversation between Julissa Arce and Aida Rodriguez regarding Arce’s latest book “You Sound Like a White Girl: the case for rejecting assimilation.” The event will be livestreamed via YouTube at 7 p.m. Tickets are free and available, along with more information, at scrippscollege.edu.


Wednesday, March 23

  • Caregivers are invited to attend AgingNext’s upcoming support group, which meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This support group is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance.  For more details or to RSVP, contact AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.


  • The city’s architectural commission will hold a meeting via Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. The commission meets twice per month following council meetings and agendas are posted on the city’s website and at city hall the Thursday prior the meeting. For more details, visit claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5977/20.


Thursday, March 24



Friday, March 25

  • High blood pressure is the cause of many different health conditions and Inter Valley Health Plan wants seniors to learn what hypertension does to the body and brain. Explore tips and tricks to control your blood pressure with this virtual course scheduled for 12 p.m. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • Hillcrest La Verne’s art exhibit titled “Our African-American Influence” will conclude today at 4:30 p.m. Works are on sale and prices start at $50, with proceeds going to the student artist or teacher who created the art. The Meeting House is located at 2705 Mountain View Dr. To purchase a piece of art or learn which ones are still available, contact Hillcrest’s Executive Assistant Karen Clobes at (909) 392-4362.


  • In observation of Lent, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church is planning a special version of Stations of the Cross inside the church beginning at 6:30 p.m. OLA is located at 435 Berkeley Ave. and more information can be found here.


Saturday, March 26

  • The city will host cannabis community workshops during the month of March, and the first one will be held today at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The second will be held on Wednesday, March 30. The meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to learn about cannabis history, regulation, and to provide an opportunity for a full discussion of the issues that are important to the community. For more information about the meetings, visit claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6232/20.


Sunday, March 27 

  • University of California Riverside history professor and author of Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father, Steven W. Hackel will speak via Zoom at 2 p.m. on the process of research and writing about this controversial figure. The meeting is sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library and is free for all to attend but registration is required. To register, visit https://forms.gle/P3M2vCJGvDGWzye5A. For more information, contact Brenda Hill at b2hill48@gmail.com.


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