Event Calendar (May 26 – June 3, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, May 26

  • The Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., hosts a $1 sale on all books (except those specialty priced) beginning at 10 a.m. today through Sunday, May 28. Check claremontforum.org for details.


  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont, is “Going in Style,” featuring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. Free popcorn is available, and masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.



  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Slinker at Shelton Park, dzuls at Village Plaza, and Emerald at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.




Saturday, May 27


  • The L.A. County Library invites the community to a free virtual author talk with acclaimed writer Peter Bacho who will discuss his latest work, “Uncle Rico’s Encore: Mostly True Stories of Filipino Seattle,” at 11:30 a.m. For details or to register go to visit.lacountylibrary.org.


  • Poetry lovers are invited to the Friends of the Claremont Library’s free 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays poetry reading with poet, psychology professor, and MacDowell Fellow Donna Spruijt-Metz, and author and 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize recipient Carol V. Davis, at 208 N. Harvard Ave. More info is at facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry.



Sunday, May 28


  • Exit 9 plays a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. To view the monthly lineup of shows or for more information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Free games of pétanque begin at 4 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.



Monday, May 29

  • In observance of Memorial Day, city hall, the chamber of commerce office, the post office, the Alexander Hughes Community Center, the Joslyn Center, Blaisdell Senior Center, and city yard will be closed. Trash and sanitation services will also be delayed by one day this week. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 30.


  • The City of Claremont, the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78, and the Friends of Oak Park Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day service at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 S. Sycamore Ave., Claremont, begins at 11 a.m. Details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.




Tuesday, May 30

  • Seniors can meet prior to 7:45 a.m. at Shelton Park at Bonita and Harvard avenues in Claremont to sign in and hear announcements before a for a free 8 a.m. stroll through the Village with Get Walking Claremont. Those not fully vaccinated are asked to wear masks. Questions? Call (909) 399-5488 or go to anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Learn about red flags when looking for work at the Los Angeles County Library’s free 11 a.m. Zoom workshop for adults. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event.




Wednesday, May 31

  • Line dancing classes with Selina Chi take place Wednesdays at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The beginner’s class starts at 9:15 a.m. and the intermediate about 10:15. Both are $52 for Claremont residents and $57 for non-residents. Register at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation, search “line dance.”


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



Thursday, June 1

  • Today is the deadline for businesses, nonprofits, families, and individuals to apply to take part in the City of Claremont’s annual Fourth of July parade, set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. Go to ci.claremont.ca.us for info.


  • Tri-City Mental Health Services’ Therapeutic Community Garden staff will hold a guided tour of California Botanic Garden, 1500 College Ave., Claremont, from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. for adults ages 65 and up, with information about native plants and their mental health benefits. Tickets are $6 per person. Attendees should notify staff of any mobility needs upon enrollment. Participants must also complete a liability waiver before the trip. Preregistration is required. Call (909) 399-5488 or visit anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation for info.


  • Puzzlers gather at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, on the first Thursday of the month for a free monthly puzzle exchange from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to bring a puzzle in good condition you’re willing to part with and take home another in its place. More details are at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Barbara and Tom Shelly will host a backyard meet and greet with Alex McDonald, a special election candidate for Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 4, from 4 to 5 p.m. Location details will be provided upon RSVP request to info@mcdonald4cusd.com.




Friday, June 2

  • The war and existentialism book club gathers at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June’s book is “Kafka on the Shore,” by Haruki Murakami. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.



  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Selina and the Wolf at Shelton Park, Swingin’ Doors at Village Plaza, and the Claremont Community School of Music’s Student Ensemble at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, June 3

  • Claremont Garden Clubmember Carol Gil will lead “introduction to dyeing with plants,” a plant-dyed natural fiber demonstration from 10 am to noon. Email info@claremontgardenclub.org to RSVP for location.





  • The free and open to the public Claremont Art Walk is held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. Details about this month’s walk will appear in next week’s Courier. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.


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