Event Calendar: May 31 – June 8, 2024

­What’s happening Claremont?

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, May 31


  • Those interested in becoming an American Museum of Ceramic Art tour guide can register for a 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 the 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. Call (909) 625-9479 for more information.


  • 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 at claremontchorale.org.


  • Dog owners and their four legged friends are invited to the City of Ontario’s free and public 4 to 7 p.m. barks n’ brews summer pawty at Whispering Lakes Dog Park, 2525 Riverside Dr.





Sunday, June 2

  • Admission is waived at the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., on the first Sunday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. Children’s activities are led by students of the museum’s Project ARTstART program.


  • Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra holds two free and open to the public concerts celebrating its 35th anniversary at 2 and 7 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The matinee program includes performances by Claremont Young Musicians Intermezzo and the Overture Strings orchestras. The evening concert will feature the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra. Visit cymo.org for more info.


  • Eric Croissant plays 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.



Monday, June 3

  • A veterans service officer provides free 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 Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, opens its annual free and open to the public student exhibition today at 10 a.m. It will be up through June 20. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.




Tuesday, June 4

  • The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board hosts a free 10 a.m. Zoom webinar for employers on the unemployment process. RSVP at eventbrite.com, search “unemployment do’s and don’ts.”


  • The public is invited to a free 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting at the McKinley Main Campus, 762 Cypress St., San Dimas, to celebrate the completion of a new sensory room, SMART lab, digital library, and soccer field. Register at mckinleycc.org.



  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7 p.m. screening of “Wish” (2023) at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, to begin its summer movies in the park series. A second 7 p.m. screening will be held at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave., on Friday, June 7. For more information, visit cityofrc.us.



Wednesday, June 5

  • A free and open to the public 5 to 6 p.m. author event with Judy Campbell-Smith at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., will include a meet and greet, crafts, ice cream, and free books.



  • The City of Ontario’s Recreation and Community Services Department continues its annual free and open to the public summer concert series at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave., with a 7 p.m. performance by 24K Magic. Info is at ontarioca.gov/specialevents.



Thursday, June 6





  • 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 Fellini’s 1963 masterpiece, “8 ½.” Info is at pomona.edu/museum.



Friday, June 7

  • The free war and existentialism book club meets at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month. June’s book is “Utopia” by Thomas More.


  • Claremont Helen Renwick Library hosts a free 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. book club at 208 N. Harvard Ave. This month’s book is “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom.



  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Steve and Stacy at Village Plaza, Larry and Rhonda Jackson at the chamber of commerce, and Acoustical Mystery Tour at Shelton Park. The lineup is at claremontchamber.org.




Saturday, June 8


  • Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to a free 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. cardboard mixed media workshop at Gallery SOHO, 317 W. First St., Claremont. Register at pvaa.net.


  • Ayudar Foundation’s free second Saturday teen club, pathways to success, gathers at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for life skills workshops, financial health education, college and career support panels, and community service projects. Info is at pomonaca.gov.



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