Event Calendar: March 22-30, 2024

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, March 22




  • The Maltese Falcon” (1941) is this week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5367 for more info.



  • Organist William Peterson performs a free and open to the public 8 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Program info is at pomona.edu.



Saturday, March 23

  • The City of Pomona’s free and public 9 a.m. to noon egg hunts will be held at Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave.; Martin Luther King Jr. park, 800 W. Lexington Ave.; Ted Greene Park, 2105 N. Orange Grove Ave.; and Philadelphia Park, 700 E. Philadelphia St.




  • The Inland Empire California Writers Club gathers at Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E. C St., Ontario, for a free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. meeting. This session’s featured speaker is retired librarian Elisabeth Anghel. Learn more at iecwc.com.


  • Poetry editor and author Wendy Rainey and poet Curtis Hayes are this month’s guests at the Friends of the Claremont Library’s free 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays poetry event at Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.


  • Luxe Optometry, 2209 E. Baseline Rd., Suite 400, Claremont, invites the public to its free 2 to 4 p.m. one year anniversary celebration featuring raffles and a trunk show. Call (909) 765-5303 for more info.


  • Poker players can benefit Claremont Meals on Wheels by taking part in a poker game at Claremont Manor, 650 Harrison Ave. Games begin at 6 p.m. Buy in is $100. Seating is limited. Call (951) 675-9220 to RSVP.




Sunday, March 24

  • The grand Ontario egg hunt features family crafts, games, live entertainment, and an egg hunt for children ages 3 to 12 at Celebration Park, 4980 S. Celebration Ave. at 10:30 a.m. The hunt for kids ages 3 to 5 starts at 10:30; 6 to 7 year olds are at 10:45; 8, 9, and 10 year olds are next at 11; concluding with 11 and 12 year olds at 11:15. Pre-registration, $5 for residents, $7 for non-residents, is at ontarioca.gov/events. A second hunt takes place Saturday, March 30 at Ontario Town Square, 224 S. Euclid Ave. Pre-register at ontarioca.gov/events to participate in each hunt.


  • Jazz group Not Your Mama’s Combo play a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Go to jazzatcollegecenter.com for more info.


  • Pomona College Music Department faculty and friends host “Fête musicale,” a free and open to the public 3 p.m. program at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Visit pomona.edu/events for more info.


  • Eleven-year-old composer and pianist Summer Villaverde plays a free and open to the public 6 p.m. concert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, alongside cellist Pin Fei Tamg. More info is at egoodshepherd.org.



Monday, March 25

  • An hourlong, free 9:35 a.m. active adult chair exercise group meets at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


  • Members of the survivors of suicide loss support group gather from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.




Tuesday, March 26



  • USC Marshall School of Business professor Chad Kendall delivers a virtual lecture, “Casual Narratives,” during a Claremont Graduate University free Tuesday talk from noon to 1 p.m. over Zoom. For more info or to RSVP, visit research.cgu.edu.





Wednesday, March 27

  • Local high school students are invited to the free 2024 teen summit, an 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. event at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga. Specifics are at cityofrc.us/events.


  • Support Claremont Meals on Wheels by dining in or ordering take out from Tutti Mangia, 102 Harvard Ave., Claremont, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Mention CMOW when ordering.




Thursday, March 28


  • Seniors can learn about technology from 3:45 to 5 p.m. at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, with teen techies, a free drop-in course.


  • Children and adults are invited to crochet lab, a free and open to the public 4 to 6 p.m. course led by Khaos Crafts, at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.


  • After a 2023 car accident knocked out most of the south portion of House of Ruth’s Pomona resource center, the nonprofit began rebuilding. Now complete, it will host a free and open to the public 4 to 6 p.m. reopening ceremony at 599 N. Main St., Pomona.


  • Local writer Janice Hoffman will read some of her stories during a free 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. event at Claremont Heritage’s Ginger Elliott Center, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. RSVP by emailing info@claremontheritage.org.


  • 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.



Friday, March 29


  • Yarn with the Yuccas, a fiber arts group, gathers from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, free with garden admission. Register at calbg.org.


  • Children can learn how to plant and care for potted flowers during a free 4 to 5 p.m. workshop at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Info is at visit.lacountylibrary.org.



Saturday, March 30

  • The public is invited to the City of Claremont’s free 9 to 11 a.m. spring celebration, with egg hunts for children and photo ops with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will serve a $5 pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Info is at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Montclair’s free and open to the public 9 to 11 a.m. Easter eggstravaganza will be held at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St. Specifics are at cityofmontclair.org.


  • Children up to 12 are invited to Upland’s 9 a.m. to noon spring egg scramble at Memorial Park, 1150 E. Foothill Blvd. Pre-registration is required at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/upland, search “spring egg scramble.”


  • Volunteers are needed to oversee Special Olympics training at Claremont High School track, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. through June 1. Special needs athletes are also welcome. Practices are held ahead of the June 8-9 Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at California State University, Long Beach. Call or text (909) 518-1496 for more info.



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


  • Ophelia’s Jump closes “The Revolutionists” at 8 p.m. at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. Tickets are $35. Thursdays are “pay what you can/pay it forward,” with a $20 minimum. Tickets and information are at opheliasjump.org.


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