Event Calendar (May 13 – 21, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, May 13

  • The Democratic Club of Claremont will resume in-person monthly luncheons starting today at Eddie’s Italian Eatery. The event will also continue the Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker Series program, which will feature Phalana Tiller, the club’s legislative priorities committee member, discussing “Our Legislative Priorities Project.” Cost is $15. The meal will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the program will begin at 12:30 p.m. Contact Mike Boos at jazzdrmike@aol.com for details.


  • Attend Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming online course, Community First Aid and CPR, for a discussion on what you need to know about basic first aid and hands-only CPR for adults and grandchildren. The course will begin at noon; register at ivhp.com/vitality. You never know when you might need this information!


Saturday, May 14

  • At 7:30 a.m., join the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, 120 E. Via Verde Drive in San Dimas, to support the animals of the humane society during the Paws 4 Pets Walk. This is the largest pet walk in the Inland Valley at 1.5 miles. You and your dog can enjoy activities, a vendor village, pet photos, contests, music and a tail waggin’ fun day. General admission begins at $25. For details, visit ivhsdogwalk.org.


  • The public is invited to the Pomona Valley Certified Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the northwest corner of Pearl Street and Garey Avenue in Pomona. The market features organic and chemical-free produce from local urban farms, books and more. For more information, visit pomonacfa.org.


  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, will begin meeting in person again on the second Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon at their new location, the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room. This meeting’s guest speaker is Twyla Evano and the topic of discussion is “The impact of exercise on Parkinson’s disease.” For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.


Sunday, May 15

  • North Hills Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 1717 N. Mountain Ave., will host a blood and power red donation drive between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments can be made online at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-(800)-RED-CROSS.


  • Polyhedra will perform live jazz at the College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., beginning 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 www.jazzatcollegecenter.com.


Monday, May 16

  • Performances of Mt. San Antonio Gardens chorale spring concert will take place today at 3:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 7 p.m. The theme of this year’s spring concert is “Folk Songs, Spirituals and Songs by American Composers,” and will feature special clarinet/piano and saxophone/piano duets by Gardens’ residents Frankie Nobert and Wes Hawks. Mt. San Antonio Gardens is located at 900 E. Harrison Ave. in Pomona. For details, contact (909) 624-5061.



  • The Claremont Police Department, along with Project Sister Family Services and other community partners, will host a human trafficking awareness symposium. The event will take place in the Padua Room of the Alexander Hughes Community Center at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Attendees are asked to register in advance at https://bit.ly/ClaremontHT.


Tuesday, May 17

  • Learn peaceful stretching while practicing mindfulness with the Joslyn Center’s new drop-in class, chair yoga and mindfulness to help build strength, increase range of motion and calm the nervous system. This course, held every Tuesday between 9 and 10 a.m., is taught by Victoria Collett Wellness and will run until August 3. Cost for drop-in participants is $8. For details, contact the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.


  • At 7 p.m. via Zoom, as part of the United Nations Association of Pomona Valley’s May programming, Mietek Boduszynski, a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, will discuss “History, Propaganda, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.” The program is another in the group’s Global Issues series. For more information, contact Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo at kebokild@pitzer.edu. The link for the program is  https://pitzer.zoom.us/my/kebokile.


Wednesday, May 18

  • Join Inter Valley Health Plan virtually at 9 a.m. for an early exercise class designed to help you gain strength, lose fat and feel great. Included will be a wellness tip to try for the week. IVHP reminds participants to “be ready with a sturdy chair;” exercise band and weights are optional. To register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • Every Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., the Joslyn Center hosts a writing workshop group, which is currently accepting new members. Fellow writers in this safe space offer responses to each other’s writing on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. To join the group, call the center at (909) 399-5488.


  • Join Miles McNeeley from WISE & Healthy in a discussion on scams and fraud. This workshop, hosted in partnership with AgingNext, will help participants identify scams, report instances of fraud to law enforcement, and build strategies and tools to use when approached by scammers. The discussion will begin at 11 a.m. via Zoom and is free and available to all. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/scam-and-fraud-self-defense-workshop-tickets-332290930117.


Thursday, May 19

  • The Community Heart drive-thru pantry, located at 10871 Central Ave. in Ontario, takes place every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The pantry is there to “help all families and individuals in need.” For more information on the food panty or Community Heart, visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.


  • Seniors are invited to attend this free virtual tour of Hillcrest in La Verne which will begin at 2 p.m. Explore Hillcrest’s expansive neighborhoods and virtually tour available homes. The tour will be followed by a discussion with a special guest speaker. To RSVP, email info@livingathillcrest.org.


  • Join author Emily St. John Mandel at the Garrison Theater at 7 p.m. for the Southern California launch of her new novel, “Sea of Tranquility.” The novel takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon 500 years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. Join St. John Mandel and others for a reading and conversation. Tickets begin at $5 and can be purchased online at scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/sea-of-tranquility-emily-st-john-mandel-in-conversation.


Friday, May 20

  • The Claremont Forum’s one-dollar book sale kicks off today at noon. Stop by the bookstore, located in the Packing House, this weekend where hundreds of books will be available for as little as one dollar. Proceeds from the three-day sale support the Prison Library Project. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/event/1-book-sale-6-2.


  • Friday Night Live Lights performers include Dynamite Dawson at Shelton Park, U.S. 99 at the Village Plaza, and Randy Miller outside of the chamber of commerce offices. Performances will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and are free to the public. For more details, visit business.claremontchamber.org/events/calendar.


  • Today is opening night for Ophelia’s Jump Production’s latest performance, Sondheim on Sondheim, which will begin at 8 p.m. at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite 1 in Upland. General admission begins at $35 and tickets may be purchased online. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit opheliasjump.org. The show will run until June 5.


Saturday, May 21

  • The City of Claremont, Sustainable Claremont, and the California Urban Forests Council are proud partners of the California Coastal Conservancy’s Urban Greening for Clean Water grant. Join all for a family friendly tree planting event where 50 trees will be planted at Higginbotham Park, 600 Mt. Carmel Dr., from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please bring your own shovels and gloves. To register or for more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/claremont-spring-tree-planting-tickets-301031773137.


  • The Children’s Foundation of America will host its annual ChariTea fundraiser at the Women’s Club of Claremont garden, 343 W. 12th St., beginning at noon. The group hopes all will join in to support a great cause as proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit scholarships, mental health programs, transitional housing, quality foster care services, and grants for children in need. The event is open to all and general admission begins at $50. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/charitea-fundraiser-national-foster-care-month-tickets-294019880377.


  • Join Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare at 7 p.m. in the main parking lot for a family-friendly movie night fundraiser to support the Children’s Services Center. A food truck and concession stand will serve your favorite movie time treats between 7 and 10 p.m.  Showtime is at dusk and the featured movie is Disney’s 2016 animated-hit, Moana. General admission, which includes entry for one vehicle, begins at $150. For information and sponsorship opportunities, visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=2QPA36. 


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