Event Calendar (March 5 – 13, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, March 4

  • The Joslyn Center’s war and existentialism book club meets on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. March’s book of discussion is “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Support the Claremont High School boys’ varsity baseball team as they take on Marina High School at home at 3:15 p.m. in a non-league game. CHS is located at 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and the baseball diamond is just south of the student parking lot. 


Saturday, March 5

  • Browse artwork around the City of Claremont as various businesses and museums will be participating in the monthly Art Walk, held on the first Saturday of every month. For details, view the Our Town on page 5 or contact claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com.


  • Join the Inland Valley Hope Partners at Amy’s Farm as they tend the farm’s vegetables, located at 7698 Eucalyptus Ave. in Ontario. Hope Partners always have a work day on the first Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. to noon. Come volunteer for as long you like. For more details or to volunteer, contact Tim Constantine at timandpeg2@aol.com.


Sunday, March 6

  • Live jazz by Homero Chavez and Una Noche will take place at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., 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 community is invited to listen to the Claremont Concert Orchestra at its annual March concert, which will be held at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth Street. The free concert begins at 2 p.m. and will feature student soloists including Harvey Mudd College senior Catherine Wu and Scripps junior Ameilia Huchley. For more info, visit scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/claremont-concert-orchestra-march-concert-2


Monday, March 7


Tuesday, March 8

  • Business owners are invited to attend business over breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. Enjoy the benefits of building those powerful professional connections and watch your business grow. For more info, visit https://business.claremontchamber.org/events/calendar.


  • The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble will host an outdoor concert on the front patio of the Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., at 4:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public and will feature special guests Joti Rockwell and others. Masks are required for this event. For more details, visit https://pomona.edu/music-calendar or contact (909) 607-2671.



Wednesday, March 9

  • Residents are invited to attend the ribbon cutting of Keck Graduate Institute’s 555 Building, which includes four new labs and classrooms where KGI students can innovate and collaborate. Speeches and the ribbon cutting will occur at 4 p.m. near the left courtyard of the main entrance and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, visit https://kgi.formstack.com/forms/building_555_ribbon_cutting_rsvp. This year, KGI is celebrating 25 years of education.


  • At 7 p.m., Mary Welday, a speaker for Claremont’s Garden Club, will tell residents about her transformation of a traditional landscape to an award-winning waterwise one in Rancho Cucamonga, according to a news release. The event will be held in the Louise Roberts Room of the Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., and residents are encouraged to get there by 6:30 p.m. For more details, contact info@claremontgardenclub.org.


Thursday, March 10

  • In observance of Arbor Day, the City of Claremont along with El Roble Intermediate School’s ASB will plant trees at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Residents are invited to participate in tree planting and to view a special ceremony and student presentations at 10 a.m. on the Joslyn Center patio. The event is also sponsored by the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District. For more information, contact Community Services (909) 399-5431.


  • Learn why your back hurts all the time with Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming virtual course, Posture: Why does it matter? The class will teach attendees about the health effects of bad posture and exercises to obtain/retain good posture. The course begins at 1 p.m. and residents can sign up at https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.


Friday, March 11

  • Friday Noon Concerts are back at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., on the campus of Scripps College. The concerts are free, open to the public and begin at noon. Today’s concert will feature Pomona College students, soprano Ursula Kleinecke, bassoonist Carolyn Beck, and pianist Gayle Blankenburg. For more information, contact the Scripps Music Library at (909) 607-3266. Friday Noon Concerts are jointly sponsored by the Pomona and Scripps Colleges Departments of Music.


  • The Democratic Club of Claremont will feature Meg Mathies, a board member of the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy, as its March Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker event. According to a news release, Mathies will discuss the conservancy’s activism during a Zoom meeting at noon, The public is invited to tune in. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89559832568 to register.


  • Today is opening day of the Inland Pacific Ballet’s latest performance, Take II, a program which features ensemble performances set to familiar film soundtracks from today and the golden age of cinema. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at IPB’s Studio 7 Theater in Montclair, at 9061 Central Ave. This is a hybrid event and for $35 attendees can secure either in-person tickets or a link to the livestreamed performance. To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit https://ipballet.org or contact (909) 482-1590.


Saturday, March 12

  • A performance of “The Hall of Final Ruin,” a dark comedy Western and the inaugural production of Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ 10th anniversary season, will be held at 8 p.m. at OJP in Upland, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H. Tickets for the upcoming production are available at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ophj. General admission begins at $30 and children (10-12) are $22. For more info, visit https://opheliasjump.org or call (909) 734-6565.


  • The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society hosts its monthly Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in exploring their family history. This month’s discussion will focus on “Beginning French-Canadian Genealogy” and will feature speaker Pamela Wiedenbeck. For a link to the meeting, contact Raul Rodriguez at (909) 621-1226.


Monday, March 13

  • Stop by Our Lady of the Assumption Parish’s auditorium, 435 Berkeley Ave., between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to donate blood to the Red Cross. Potential donors may make an appointment at olaclaremont.org, but walk-ins are welcome. For more info, contact Jean McKenna at (909) 626-3596.



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