Event Calendar (May 6 – 14, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, May 6

  • Join the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s monthly book club, held in the library’s meeting room between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., for an engaging discussion about the club’s latest selection, “How to Bake a Perfect Life” by Barbara O’Neal. The club is open to adults (18+). Contact the library at (909) 621-4902 with any questions.


  • At the Joslyn Center Annex, the Claremont Senior Computer Club is back and ready to assist you with hardware, software and technically everything 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 service held between 1 and 4:30 p.m.


  • The Joslyn Center’s war and existentialism book club meets on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. May’s book of discussion is “Journey to the End of the Night” by Louis-Ferdinand Celine. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


Saturday, May 7

  • Jerusalem native Yotam Ottolenghi, is one of the world’s most innovative chefs. Join him at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth Street, at 3:30 p.m. for an hour-long in-person conversation about global cuisine, culinary collaborations, and how to keep creativity alive in the kitchen. Tickets begin at $30 and include in-person access to the program and a link to view the event virtually. For details or to purchase tickets, visit scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/yotam-ottolenghi-in-conversation.


  • The fourth Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. across the city and Village. For information, visit claremontvillage.com/claremont-art-walk or the Our Town on page [x]. Attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


Sunday, May 8

  • Happy Mother’s Day from the Claremont COURIER!


  • Every Sunday from 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market is held throughout the Village. You can find organic food, clothing, jewelry, handcrafted items and more. The weekly market is the perfect place to find unique artisanal crafts made locally. For more information, visit claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market-2.


  • ZZAJ 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 9

  • Claremont Saint Luke’s Church, 2050 N. Indian hill Blvd., will host a blood and power red donation drive between 1 and 7 p.m. Appointments can be made online at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.


  • The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley is back to meeting in person and invites you to attend this month’s meeting at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. May’s meeting will feature Lori Anne Ferrell, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at CGU, who will attempt to answer, “Who wrote Shakespeare: the pros and cons of various studies.” For more information, contact Lucy Lynch at lucylynch@aol.com. 


  • The citywide design guidelines and historic preservation review committee meeting has been canceled due to a lack of business. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. For more details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/18177.


  • Bimonthly meetings of the Sustainable Claremont board are held via Zoom at 7 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to join must contact Sustainable Claremont in advance for an invitation at sustainableclaremont.org/about-us/contact.


Tuesday, May 10


  • At 1 p.m. via Zoom, the University Club of Claremont will host Dr. Matthew Light, an associate professor of criminology and European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto. Light will discuss his current project, “Ukraine and Russia: the Origins of the Conflict,” which focuses on the evolution of public security in Ukraine since 2014. The event is open to the public. Contact melbourne.boynton@gmail.com for the Zoom link.


  • The Claremont City Council will host its first 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/6085/20.


Wednesday, May 11

  • Inter Valley Health Plan continues its virtual Caregiver’s Series today at 11 a.m. This week’s class is titled Communication Changes in Dementia and will cover how dementia or brain injury can affect the brain and create changes in one’s ability to talk, listen, read or write. Darlene Merkler will also teach attendees how to communicate more effectively with your loved one, other family members and healthcare professionals. Register for this free course at ivhp.com/vitality.




Thursday, May 12

  • Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills with Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s fun course, smarty pants story time, beginning at 10:15 a.m.. Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. For details, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6383983.



  • Join AgingNext at Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., for its annual event, Bubbles, Balloons and Bingo! from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening will include local vendors, a silent auction and bingo. Tickets are $100 per person. Call AgingNext at (909) 621-9900 for more information or to register.


  • Sacred Music for the Soul, featuring Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem,” will be presented at 8 p.m. at the La Verne Church of the Brethren, 2425 E. Street. The evening will see performances by Cal Poly Pomona’s combined choirs and chamber orchestra with guest instrumentalists. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit tix.com/ticket-sales/csuponona/2308/event/1269267.


Friday, May 13

  • Stop by 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!


  • Next week’s Friday Night Lights performers include Jazz City at Shelton Park, Craic Haus at the Village Plaza, and Alien Radio outside of the chamber of commerce offices. Performances are scheduled between 6 and 9 p.m. and are free to the public. For more details, visit business.claremontchamber.org/events/calendar.


Saturday, May 14

  • 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.


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