Event Calendar (March 24 – April 1, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, March 24

  • Every Friday at 9 a.m., a free art group meets on the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. For information call (909) 399-5488.


  • RePrinting Claremont,” an exhibit featuring famed local artists such as Karl Benjamin, Millard Sheets, Phil Dike, Robert Wood, Sue Hertell, and more, at Claremont Heritage’s Ginger Elliott Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., runs through today. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For details call (909) 621-0848.


  • Join eight journalists, scholars, and reproductive advocates for “Economies of motherhood: reproductive justice in a globalizing world,” a free and open to the public 12:30 panel discussion at Scripps College’s Humanities Auditorium, 981 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont. Details are at pulitzercenter.org or via email to ifc@scrippscollege.edu.


  • Ophelia’s Jump Production’s Music Lounge welcomes The Old Grey Cats at 7 p.m. tonight,  and Mick Rhodes Acoustic Trio — led by Courier editor Mick Rhodes — with The Bells, trading songs and stories, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Tickets are $15 at opheliasjump.org/ojp-music-lounge or the door. Ophelia’s Jump is at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland.



Saturday, March 25

  • A local Clean California Community Dayspublic clean-up will be held today from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at The Village at Indian Hill, 1460 E. Holt Ave., Pomona; Pomona High School, 475 Bangor St., Pomona; Garey High School, 321 W. Lexington Ave., Pomona; and Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design, 725 W. Franklin Ave., Pomona. Volunteers will canvas surrounding areas and pick up trash. To participate, email rene.guerrero@pomonaca.gov. For a list of events near you, visit cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov.


  • 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.


  • The World Bully Registry welcomes American, French, and English bulldogs to Expo Hall 9 of the Pomona Fairplex, at 1101 W. McKinley Dr., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the Main Event Bully Expo. Dogs will compete for best in show and best stack (the ability to stand still) with winners competing for the undisputed champ award. Admission is $30 and parking is $17 at Gate 9 off White Ave. (credit card only). For more info call (619) 592-5540 or email info@wbregistry.org.



  • La Verne United Methodist Church, 3205 D St., and the La Verne Historical Society host a free and open to the public hourlong 2 p.m. tour. Afterward the LVHS and Pomona Valley Film Society host a 3:15 p.m. screening of “The Graduate,” which features scenes shot at the church, at Bonita High School, 3102 D St., La Verne. For details visit lavernehistoricalsociety.org/events.


  • Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., hosts a free and open to the public 2 p.m. book review and dessert tea event. The meeting’s featured titled is “Fellowship Point” by Alice Elliott Dark. The event includes a book exchange table and opportunity drawings. Proceeds raised will benefit Claremont After-School Programs. For more info visit claremontpres.org.


  • Poetry lovers are invited to the Friends of the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays poetry reading with award-winning author and performer Natalie J. Graham and literary activist Cynthia Alessandra Briano. The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave. More info is at facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry.



Sunday, March 26

  • The Nick Gomez Groupplays 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.


  • Trio of Fourplays from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont. Mexican street food will be served by 626 Tacos. For details visit ironbarkciderworks.com/events.


  • The Folk Music Center’s monthly open mic takes place at 6 p.m. at 220 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. Admission is $2, and doors and sign-ups open at 6 p.m. Questions? Call (909) 624-2928 or email info@folkmusiccenter.com.


  • Tujunga-based Balinese gamelan ensemble, Gamelan Merdu Kumala, performs alive scoring of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” at 7 p.m. at Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Health attestation and masks are required. Call (909) 621-8022 or visit arts.hmc.edu for more details.



Monday, March 27

  • Play mahjong every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. For info call (909) 399-5488.


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


  • Professor of history at UC Riverside and author Michele Salzmancontinues Claremont McKenna College’s free and public speaker series at Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., with her 6:45 p.m. talk, “Decline and Fall or Crises and Resilience? Lessons from the Western Roman Empire.” For more information visit cmc.edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.



Tuesday, March 28

  • Harvey Mudd College’s Sprague Gallery in the Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, will begin showing senior chemistry major E. Bacon-Gershman’s free and public exhibition of electron microscope scans at 8 a.m. The exhibit continues through April 14. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit arts.hmc.edu for more information.


  • Discuss your mental well-being in a safe space and get connected with available resources while enjoying a free cup of coffee at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., during cafecito hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Also at 2 p.m., a drug and alcohol support clinic for English speaking residents runs until 6 p.m. Call (909) 620-2043 for information.


  • The community is invited to a free 4 p.m. virtual author talk with Pam Jenoff, author of “Code Name Sapphire.” For details or to register go to visit.lacountylibrary.org.


  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., begins with a closed session at 6 p.m. before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us, or at 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.



Wednesday, March 29

  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga will hold the fifth annual teen summit from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga. The event will include interactive sessions and panels, inspirational speakers, a community leadership discussion, raffles, and various health and wellness activities. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Event and registration details are at cityofrc.us/events.


  • Benton Museum of Art guest curator Jheanelle Brown discusses “Transmissions, or these histories we lest not forget,” an exhibition featuring works by contemporary artist Cauleen Smith, at this week’s 12:15 p.m. gallery talk. The 45-minute informative sessions are held at the museum, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Visit pomona.edu/museum for details.


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


  • Pomona College students will perform a free and open to the public recital from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. For details call (909) 607-2671 or visit pomona.edu/events.



Thursday, March 30

  • Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at the Thompson Creek Trail entrance near Indian Hill Blvd. at 8 a.m. each Thursday for an easy or brisk walk through nature. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements.


  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.


  • Kids First Pediatrics will lead seniors and disabled folks at Service Center for Independent Life’s free wellness hour session from 11 a.m. to noon at 107 S. Spring St., Claremont. For those who need accommodations, call (909) 621-6722.




Friday, March 31

  • The Claremont Forum and Claremont Gallery host “Books come alive: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” an interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibition today and April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Claremont Packing House Atrium, 586 W. First St. ShamaMamahs will perform at 6 p.m. today, and attendees can meet Alice April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call (909) 626-3066 for info.


  • Overeaters anonymous support group meets every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5367 for details.


  • Build your toddler’s pre-literacy and cognitive skills with a free 10:30 a.m. baby band music class at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. The course is open to newborns up through 2-year-olds. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.



Saturday, April 1

  • The community is invited to Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, to celebrate its reopening to the public with a furniture, book and home goods sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Coffee and donuts will also be sold. Proceeds will go to Pilgrim Place’s resident health and support program. For more details call (909) 399-5500.


  • The City of Upland and Upland Foothill Kiwanis Club’s spring egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. with the 2-year-old and under hunt, followed by the 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12 age group hunts in 20-minute intervals. The annual event is at Upland Memorial Park, 1100 E. Foothill Blvd., and will feature craft and game booths, a kids zone, and photos with Mr. Bunny. For information call (909) 981-4501.


  • Enjoy local artwork during the free and open to the public Claremont Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. Details about this month’s walk will appear in next week’s Courier. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.


  • Opening receptions for “From a gift to a collection: Igal and Diane Silber,” and, “Waiting in silence (through the long years),” take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N Garey Ave., Pomona. Reserve free tickets at amoca.org/events. For details call (909) 865-3146.


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