Event Calendar: May 10-18, 2024

­What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

 Friday, May 10

  • Mother’s Day” (2016) is this week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.




  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Claremont Voodoo Society at Village Plaza, Randy Miller at the chamber of commerce, and Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight at Shelton Park. The weekly lineup is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, May 11


  • The 60th commencement ceremony for Pitzer College takes place at 10 a.m. at Stephen L. Glass Commencement Plaza, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. A commencement schedule and livestream link are at pitzer.edu/commencement.


  • Information about Love La Verne Day, including volunteer opportunities, is at lovelaverne.com. The 10 a.m. events include an alley cleanup at Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion; care package creation at La Verne Power Equipment Inc., 720 Arrow Hwy.; a La Verne Historical Society restoration project at 3949 Bradford Street; and a community pet pantry donation drive at the Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA, 500 Humane Way, Pomona.


  • California Botanic Garden’s art course, Moon, Moths and Stars, takes place at 10 a.m. at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Admission is $45 for garden members and $50 for the public. Attendees will need to bring materials and RSVP at calbg.org.


  • Adults can use a laser cutter to engrave a giftable night-light for mom during a free 10:30 a.m. to noon arts event at Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E. C St., Ontario. Attendance is limited; ticketing begins at 10 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Info is at ontarioca.gov.



  • Ontario Museum of History and Art’s free and public noon to 4 p.m. culture fest event features art installations, live entertainment, a classic car show, art activities, and food at 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario. Details are at ontariomuseum.org/culturefest.




  • Keck Graduate Institute’s graduation ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. at Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, 1245 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario. The ceremony will be livestreamed at kgi.edu.


  • The La Verne Symphony Orchestra’s 3 p.m. spring concert is at Morgan Auditorium, 1950 Third St., La Verne. A $10 donation is appreciated.






Sunday, May 12

  • Happy Mother’s Day from the Courier!


  • Pomona College’s 2024 graduation ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. at Marston Quadrangle, just east of Bridges Auditorium at 333 N. College Way, Claremont. It will be streamed at pomona.edu/commencement.


  • Harvey Mudd College’s 66th commencement ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Harvey S. Mudd Quadrangle, 170 E. 10th St., Claremont. It will be livestreamed at hmc.edu.



Monday, May 13

  • Registration for Citrus College’s “Cardio and Strength for Older Adults” and “Flexibility for Older Adults” classes begins today. Participants will need an email address and a completed application, available at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, to register. Final enrollment will take place at a later date.


  • A veterans service officer provides assistance to veterans and families from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at La Verne Community Center, 3680 D St., every Monday. Visit cityoflaverne.org for info.


  • The Upland Chamber of Commerce’s 2024 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. gourmet golf fundraiser is at Upland Hills Country Club, 1231 E. 16th St. The fee is $225. Golfer can sign up by May 10 at web.uplandchamber.org/events.


  • The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley hosts a free and open to the public 2 p.m. meeting at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, featuring Claremont Graduate University professor Lori Anne Ferrell, who will speak on Shakespeare’s sonnets. Memberships for the 2024-2025 season will also be sold for $25. Call (909) 728-2178 for more info.


  • People between 16 and 25 are invited to a free 5:30 p.m. screening of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) at Tri-City Mental Health Services’ Wellness Center, 1403 N. Garey Ave., Pomona.




Tuesday, May 14


  • The University Club of Claremont hosts Andy Winnick for a free and public 12:45 p.m. program on a national infrastructure bank at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.


  • The Joslyn Center’s free 3 to 4:30 p.m. knitting with care group invites all to make nine-inch squares at 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, each Tuesday through May 28. The squares will be sewn together to make blankets for nonprofit Inland Valley Hope Partners. Participants should bring their own needles, crochet hooks, and yarn. Questions? Email clpinterlucke@gmail.com.


  • Upland Public Library’s free and open to the public 6 p.m. sci-fi book club meets at 450 N. Euclid Ave.




Wednesday, May 15

  • Seniors can play free games of bridge at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


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





Thursday, May 16

  • Professors Allen Weiss and Debbie MacInnis will be interviewed via Zoom at 10 a.m. for the Drucker School Global Family Business Institute’s Authors at Drucker series. RSVP at cgu.edu.


  • The San Gabriel Valley Association of Chamber Executives invites the public to a free noon to 1 p.m. webinar over Zoom. Learn more at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Free flu or updated COVID-19 shots are available at Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s 1 to 3 p.m. vaccine clinic at 208 N. Harvard Ave. while supplies last. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event. Walk-ins are also welcome. Health insurance is not required but information will be requested.


  • A 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. free multi-chamber mixer for chamber members takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. RSVP at business.claremontchamber.org.




Friday, May 17

  • Today’s the deadline to register for the May 24 Claremont Senior Program trip to the LA County Fair. RSVP for $11 at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation, search “LA County Fair.” Participants must complete a liability waiver. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


  • Preservation Celebration, Claremont Heritage’s annual awards gala, will be held at Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont, at 5:30 p.m. Waitlist registration is open and the online auction will close at noon Sunday, May 19. Info is at claremontheritage.org/gala.html.


  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Craic Haus at Village Plaza, Youth Jazz Ensemble at the chamber of commerce, and LA Bluescasters at Shelton Park. Acts are listed at claremontchamber.org.


  • Assemble a team of up to four players for puzzle palooza, a $10 7 to 9 p.m. puzzle event at Magnolia Recreation Center, 651 W. 15th St., Upland. For rules and registration, visit uplandca.gov. 


  • Pomona Concert Band’s free and open to the public spring concert, “Musical Masters, Past and Present,” begins at 7:30 p.m. at Palomares Park Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Hwy., Pomona. Visit pomonaconcertband.org for more info.



Saturday, May 18

  • 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.


  • The City of Claremont’s Committee on Human Relations’ free and public workshop, “Let’s Start with Civility: Building Community Through Civil and Generous Conversations,” begins at 9 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Register by May 15 at form.jotform.com/241075623970154. Call (909) 399-5356 or email mcastillo@ci.claremont.ca.us for more details.


  • California Botanic Garden and Sustainable Claremont’s free 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. waterwise community festival will be held at CalBG, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. RSVP at calbg.org.


  • The 6 to 9 p.m. Ontario Art Walk features exhibitions, pop-up galleries, artist talks, live music, and art events throughout the Downtown Ontario Arts District along Euclid Avenue. Visit ontarioartwalk.org for a map.


  • Second Chance Productions and Friends of Upland Animal Shelter invite the community to a 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. pet-friendly event and movie screening at Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th St., Upland. Tickets are $7.99 per person and a family four pack is $26.96. Search “Gracie and Pedro” at eventbrite.com to register and learn more.


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