Event Calendar: May 24 – June 1, 2024

­What’s happening Claremont?

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, May 24


  • Ricki and the Flash” (2015) is this week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5367 for more info.


  • Economy Shop, the Claremont-based nonprofit thrift store at 325 W. First St., closes for the summer season at 4 p.m. today. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop will reopen for its 92nd year on Wednesday, August 28. For donation or volunteer information, email economyshop.claremontca@gmail.com or call (909) 626-7334.


  • Students of Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s Project ARTstART lead free and public art activities and open its overview exhibition, “ARTstART: StART It Up,” from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at Claremont Heritage’s Ginger Elliott Center, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The exhibition will also be open May 25 and May 26 from noon to 4 p.m. More information is at clmoa.org.


  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Jazz Fellowship at Village Plaza, Andrew Sherbrooke at the chamber of commerce, and The Harmony Sisters and Their Little Big Band at Shelton Park. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, May 25

  • 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.


  • Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., leads a 10:30 a.m. parents info session about the library’s programs and services. RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org.



  • The public is invited to Upland Public Library, 450 N. Euclid Ave., for a free 1 to 4 p.m. Star Wars Day event.



  • Claremont Presbyterian Church kicks off its free and public 6 p.m. local legends concert series with a performance by SAGE at 1111 N. Mountain Ave. Free tacos will be available while supplies last. Program info is at claremontpres.org.




Sunday, May 26


  • Pacific Jazz Quartet play a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. A schedule of upcoming performances is at jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Free 4 p.m. games of pétanque for seniors take place Sundays at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, weather permitting. Email afme@nljones.com for more info.



Monday, May 27

  • The last Monday of May is observed as Memorial Day. The City of Claremont, the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 and Friends of the Oak Park Cemetery host a free and public 11 a.m. service at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Ave.


  • Additional free and open to the public Memorial Day events include a 10 a.m. concert courtesy of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band at Bellevue Memorial Park, 1240 W. G St., Ontario; an 11 a.m. remembrance event at Veterans Hall, 1550 Bonita Ave., La Verne; and a 6 p.m. ceremony at Memorial Garden, 5111 Benito St., Montclair.




Tuesday, May 28

  • Service Center for Independent Life invites people with disabilities to its free 11 a.m. independent living skills class at 107 S. Spring St., Claremont. RSVP or learn more by calling (909) 621-6722.


  • 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. 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. Email clpinterlucke@gmail.com for more info.


  • Learn how to develop a cosmetology career during Los Angeles County Library’s 11 a.m. virtual work ready seminar. RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.




Wednesday, May 29

  • A noon Claremont Chamber of Commerce lunch and learn event takes place at 205 Yale Avenue featuring speaker Crystal Espanol on residential real estate investing. Entry is free for chamber members, $20 for non-members at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • A free and public 5 to 7 p.m. closing reception for the Claremont High School student art exhibition takes place at the Claremont Chamber Gallery, 205 Yale Ave.


  • The City of Ontario’s Recreation and Community Services Department begins its annual free and open to the public summer concert series Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave., at 5 p.m. Info is at ontarioca.gov/calendar.




Thursday, May 30


  • Service Center for Independent Life invites the public to its free 11 a.m. health and wellness hour at 107 S. Spring Street, Claremont. Call (909) 621-6722 for more information.


  • Rebecca Ustrell leads 6 to 8 p.m. art class at the Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, for $15. Register at pomona.edu/museum.


  • The Benton Museum of Art hosts free and public 8 to 10 p.m. weekly outdoor film screenings through June 20 in the John and Louise Bryson Courtyard, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. This week’s film is “Rome, Open City” (1945). Info is at pomona.edu/museum.



Friday, May 31

  • The Pomona Chamber of Commerce’sfree and open to the public 9 to 11 a.m. coffee connections networking event, featuring La Nueva Voz, will be held at the chamber offices, 101 W. Mission Blvd., Suite 218B.


  • Those interested in becoming an American Museum of Ceramic Art tour guide can register for its free 1 to 2 p.m. docenting workshop at amoca.org/events. Chinelo Ufondu will guide the information session at AMOCA, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona.


  • Prep for Pride Month by making a mini rainbow piñata at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s free 3:30 to 5 p.m. workshop for children 12 and up at 208 N. Harvard Ave. RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org.


  • The City of Claremont’s free 6 to 8 p.m. ice cream and bingo bonanza for the special needs community will be held at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Search “ice cream” at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation to register.


  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Cougar Estrada Band at Village Plaza, Acoustic Kitty at the chamber of commerce, and L.A. River String Band at Shelton Park. The lineup is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, June 1

  • All are welcome to the free 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Granite Creek Community Church swap meet at 1580 N. Claremont Blvd.


  • The Friends of the Claremont Library hosts a free and public 10 a.m. to noon children’s book festival at Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., with story time by Claremont school librarians, free books and crafts stations.


  • The 10th annual free and public Country Fair Jamboree runs from noon to 6 p.m. at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., Montclair. For more information call (909) 625-9479.


  • Mountainside Master Chorale presents “A Sparkling Splendor” at 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Students are $10, seniors $22, and adults $25. Tickets are available at the door and at mountainsidemasterchorale.org.


  • Hooray for Hollywood,”a 4 p.m. Claremont Chorale concert takes place at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave. Tickets, $10 to $20, are available at the door or online at claremontchorale.org.


  • Browse artwork during the free 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. The Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First St., also hosts an in-person silent auction fundraiser today, and an online auction from June 2 through June 16.


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