Event Calendar (May 20 – 28, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?

Friday, May 20

  • Every Friday at 9 a.m., an art group meets at the Claremont Joslyn Center. The free group session is open to all levels of artists, who are invited to bring their current works in-progress or start new ones. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.


  • At the Joslyn Center Annex, the Claremont Senior Computer Club is ready to assist you with hardware, software and technically every issue in between. Come to this twice-monthly lab for help from your peers, to use the computer lab, or to learn more about computers. This is a free, drop-in opportunity held between 1 and 4:30 p.m. Contact the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488 for more information.


Saturday, May 21

  • Stop by the Claremont Helen Renwick Library at 2 p.m. for a laid-back afternoon of creating bad art. Make a sculpture, drawing, mobile or whatever you want, and the worst piece of art will win a dubious prize. Registration for the event is required prior to attending at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6607715?registration=true. This event is for children ages 10 through 17.


  • Singer, songwriter and musician Robbie Fulks will perform a special concert at the Folk Music Center, 220 N. Yale Ave., at 7:30 p.m. His most recent release, “Upland Stories,” earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy nominations. Tickets begin at $25 and doors open at 7 p.m. For more info call (909) 624-2928.


  • Following its official Friday opening, the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art will host a grand opening today of its latest exhibit, “Claremont Collects: Art, Creativity, Community, the inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded museum. The exhibition, sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC, showcases work made by area artists from the 1930s to today. The grand opening, will be held at 200 W. First St at 6 p.m. For more information, visit clmoa.org/exhibit/claremont-collects-art-creativity-community.


Sunday, May 22

  • The final healthy back transformation movement workshop, led by Roi Chairrat and Avani Zaidi, will be held today at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. The free workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and helps attendees “overcome aches, pains and limitation, increase strength and flexibility throughout your body, sharpen your thinking and awareness, enhance creativity” and much more. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/healthy-backs-transformation-movement-workshops-tickets-308268899577.


  • Exit 9 will perform live jazz at the 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.


Monday, May 23

  • Seniors are invited to play mahjong at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy friendly competition, make new friends and enjoy the challenge. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status since this event takes place indoors. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.


  • The public is invited to one of several special community meetings regarding Larkin Place, which will be hosted by Jamboree Housing over the coming weeks at the Alexander Hughes Community Center. This meeting, will begin at 6 p.m. and will cover property management and tenant selection of the premises. For more details, contact Jamboree at (949) 263-8676.


Tuesday, May 24

  • Every Tuesday, the public is invited to meet at Shelton Park for either a brisk or easy stroll through the Claremont Village. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in and hear any potential announcements. Get Walking Claremont asks those who are not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask when unable to keep distance from others.



  • The Claremont City Council will host its second meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the council chambers, 225 W. Second Street. While a limited number of residents will be able to attend the meeting in person, all will be able to tune in via Zoom. For more information or to learn how to attend, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6086/20.


Wednesday, May 25

  • On the last Wednesday of each month, the Repertory Opera Company of Pomona presents 40 minutes of “musical beauty and community” at the Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First Street. The monthly concert is free, open to the public and begins at noon. Donations to the ROC are appreciated and residents can contribute online at repertoryoperacompany.org. For more information about the event, visit claremontforum.org/event/opera-at-noon-2-2022-05-25.


  • Caregivers are invited to attend AgingNext’s upcoming support group, which meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This support group is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance.  For more details or to RSVP, contact AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.


  • In observance of Asian Pacific American heritage month, the Los Angeles County Library will host a virtual event titled LGBTQ+ Voices and Allies. The meeting will be hosted by the San Gabriel Valley’s Asian Pacific Islander PFLAG chapter, a support group for Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ people. Learn about the group’s mission, resources and gain insight into the API LGBTQ+ experience. To register for the free event, visit https://library-lacounty-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JkEc-KFFTZ2xTID0ilvJfw.



Thursday, May 26

  • There’s a lot of confusion about cooking oils. Is coconut oil good for you, bad for you? Which oils are the best to cook with? A Cal Poly dietician will explain all you need to know about oils and your health at this upcoming Inter Valley Health Plan course, Cooking Oil Controversy. The class begins at noon; to register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • At 7 p.m. in the council chambers, the traffic and transportation commission will host its monthly meeting, which will be open to the public and will be broadcast via Zoom. Agendas are posted on the city’s website and at city hall the Thursday evening before the meeting. For more info, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5809/20.



Friday, May 27

  • A Cal Poly dietician will discuss whether there really is a diabetes diet during Inter Valley Health plans upcoming course, Eat to beat Diabetes. The instructor will present tips and tricks to meal planning and preparation to help you control your blood sugar and your health. This is a free and helpful course for those diagnosed with pre- or full-blown diabetes. The class begins at noon; to register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.


  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will hold its centennial gala today outside in Pomona College’s Marston Quad at 5:30 p.m. The chamber will not only celebrate 100 years of business, but will also install its 2022-2023 chamber board of directors and present select chamber members with Claremont business of the year awards. Tickets begin at $125 and can be purchased at claremontchamber.org/2022/02/24/centennial-gala.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Rewind Rockers at Shelton Park, Squeekin’ Wheels at the Village Plaza, and Acoustic Universe 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.


Saturday, May 28

  • At 4 p.m., the Claremont Chorale will present “Everybody Rejoice,” at Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd. The choir will sing songs of renewal, faith and hope. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. Proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours is required before entrance. For information or for tickets, visit claremontchorale.org.


  • Starting at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Forum, magician Clinton Combs will perform psychic readings. Then at 7 p.m., poet Delores Abdella Combs will host an open mic night of poetry. The event is dubbed Readings and Readings and admission is free. For more information, call the Forum at 909-626-3066.


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