Event Calendar: March 8-16, 2024

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, March 8

  • The 18th annual Garden Affair features an array of vintage garden décor and yard art today through March 10 along the 100 block of W. Bonita Avenue in San Dimas. Times vary depending on store hours.



  • Tri-City Mental Health Services hosts a free and public 6 p.m. showing of “The Lorax” (2012) at its wellness center’s TAY resource building, 1403 N. Garey Ave, Pomona. Snacks will be provided and masks are required. Call (909) 242-7600 for more info.


  • Ophelia’s Jump opens “The Revolutionists” at 8 p.m. at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. The show runs through Saturday, April 6. Tickets are $35, Thursdays are “pay what you can/pay it forward,” with a $20 minimum. Tickets and information are at opheliasjump.org.


  • Comics Jack Weiler, Janesh Rahlan, Arijana Ramic, Zack Chapaloni, and Dauood Naimyarof the Far East Comedy group will host a 9 p.m. show at El Ranchero Mexican Food and Margaritas, 984 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Admission is $15, Claremont Colleges students are $5. Search “Far East Comedy” at eventbrite.com to RSVP.



Saturday, March 9






  • Benefit Claremont Meals on Wheels by playing bunco at the home of Valerie Martinez, 2687 San Angelo Dr., Claremont. Games begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $35. Seating is limited. Call (951) 675-9220 to RSVP.



Sunday, March 10




Monday, March 11

  • The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley’s free and public 2 p.m. meeting at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, features Garrison Theater technical director Cameron Mostoufi speaking on “Shakespeare inspired art at Garrison and Scripps.” Call (909) 728-2178 for more info.


  • The 7 p.m. citywide design guidelines and historic preservation committee meeting will be held in city hall’s citrus room, 207 Harvard Ave., Claremont.


  • The City of Claremont’s public art committee gathers at 7 p.m. at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.


  • La Verne Historical Society welcomes University of California, Riverside, history professor Steven Hackel to Hillcrest La Verne’s Meeting House, 2705 Mountain View Dr., for a free and open to the public 7 p.m. talk about the lives of indigenous persons during the time of Spanish colonization. Learn more at lavernehistoricalsociety.org.



Tuesday, March 12



  • Nowruz at Claremont hosts the free and open to the public Fire Festival 2024 at 6 p.m. at the Sontag Greek Theatre, located behind Seaver Theater, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.





Wednesday, March 13

  • The Woman’s Club of Claremont’s monthly lunch meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 343 W. 12th St., Claremont. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Friday, March 8. Lunch is $20 for members and first-time visitors, $25 for guests. See details at womansclubofclaremont.com/special-offers.


  • The City of Claremont’s free and open to the public 3 to 5 p.m. Arbor Day event will take place at La Puerta Sports Park, 2430 N. Indian Hill Blvd.


  • Support Claremont Meals on Wheels by mentioning CMOW when dining or ordering take out from 5 to 9 p.m. at Nuno’s Bistro and Bar, 2440 W. Arrow Rte., Suite 4-A, Upland.




Thursday, March 14

  • Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’smonthly senior food bank distributes a free food kit for LA County residents 60 and older who meet income guidelines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Identification with date of birth is required. Call (323) 234-3030 for info.


  • 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.



  • A 7 p.m., 21-and-over, cocktail class takes place at Evolve Distilling, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 111-A, Claremont, to benefit Claremont Meals on Wheels. Space is limited. Call (951) 675-9220 to register.



Friday, March 15

  • A 4 to 6 p.m. $10 St. Patrick’s Day dance for older adults and seniors takes place at Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. Register at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation, search “St. Patrick’s Day.”


  • The free and open to the public Upland Irish Festival runs from 5 to 11 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 16 near 305 N. Second Ave. It features live music, axe throwing, a kids zone, food, alcohol, and more. Info is at uplandirishfest.com.


  • Seasoned performers and amateurs are invited to a 7 p.m. open mic hosted by LionLike at Fairplex’s Millard Sheets Art Center, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. General admission is $10, students $5. Visit fairplex.com for more details.


  • The Jazz Fellowship Band plays a 7 p.m. jazz speakeasy at Evolve Distilling, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 111-A. Admission is $10. RSVP at eventbrite.com, search “Jazz Fellowship.”




Saturday, March 16

  • Upland’s third annual Lemon Zest 5K and children’s 1K takes place at Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th St., Upland. Entry for the 7:30 a.m. 1K for children 9 and under is $25. The 5K, at $35, starts at 8. Registration is open through March 10 at runsignup.com. Day of registration is by credit card only. Call (909) 931-4280 for more information.


  • Volunteers are needed to help 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.


  • Rancho Cucamonga’s annual Egg Shellebration at Epicenter Sports Complex, 8408 Rochester Ave., begins with a 9:30 a.m. egg hunt for special needs children. More info is at cityofrc.us/news/egg-shellebration.


  • La Verne Heritage Foundation’s third annual Orange Blossom Vendor Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park, 5001 Via de Mansion. It includes more than 40 vendors selling handmade items, clothing, jewelry, and food. Call (909) 593-2862 or email admin@laverneheritage.org for more information.


  • The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra presents the free and open to the public 11 a.m. “A Concert for Children,” at Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The program will include “1812 Overture” and “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky and “Festive Overture” by Shostakovich. Call (909) 624-3614 for more info.


  • New York Times bestselling author Laurie Frankel discusses “This Is How It Always Is” during a free and public 1 p.m. event at Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Email friendsofclaremontlibrary@gmail.com for info.


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