Event Calendar: November 10-18, 2023
by Andrew Alonzo | email@example.com
Friday, November 10
- The 75th Pilgrim Place Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, November 11, at 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. The beloved free and open to the public event supports Pilgrim Place’s Resident Health and Support Program. Visit pilgrimplace.org/festival for info on artisan booths and family-friendly activities.
- Pianist Jennie Jung and violinist Jin Shan Dai perform at 12:15 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, for the free Friday noon concert series. Program info is at pomona.edu.
- “The Little Mermaid” (2023) is this week’s free 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5488 for more information.
- A free and open to the public 8 p.m. concert by the Pomona College Band takes place at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. A repeat program is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12. Info is at pomona.edu.
Saturday, November 11
- The City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Founders Day Community Parade, themed “home of the brave,” kicks off at 8:30 a.m. along Jack Benny Drive, between Rochester Ave. and Foothill Blvd. Visit cityofrc.us/events for more information.
- AbilityFirst, a Southern California nonprofit providing services for disabled children and adults, hosts its annual stroll and roll fundraiser at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about helping the Claremont location reach its $17,000 goal and RSVP at p2p.onecause.com.
- The Courier salutes those who have served this Veteran’s Day. Claremont’s celebration takes place at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.; Rancho Cucamonga’s at 11 a.m. at Freedom Courtyard in Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd.; and La Verne’s at 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Hall, 1550 Bonita Ave.
- The Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St., is home to the 5 to 9 p.m. Pomona Art Walk, which includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St.
- The Ron Kobayashi Trio featuring Debbi Ebert will perform during Claremont Presbyterian Church’s Jazz Vespers service at 6 p.m. at 1111 N. Mountain Ave. Info is at claremontpres.org.
Sunday, November 12
- Sustainable Claremont’s third annual Green Home Tour, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., features tours of six local properties as well as informational sessions from solar and home appliance contractors, landscape experts, and free e-bike test rides. Tickets are $20, $35 for two, and $50 for four at sustainableclaremont.org. Those who purchased tickets after SC mailed out its brochures this week can pick them up at 539 Baughman Ave., Claremont.
- Zzaj plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Info is at claremontmusicscene.com.
- “Saging the World,” a short documentary exploring the ecological and cultural issues surrounding white sage, screens at 5 p.m. at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, followed by a panel discussion with CalBG staff and Indigenous persons. Pre-film conversations and garden tours commence at 4. This event is “pay what you will,” with a $5 minimum. Go to calbg.org to RSVP.
Monday, November 13
- Pomona Valley Transportation Authority users are invited to a free and open to the public 12:30 p.m. forum about the future of public transportation in the region at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 596-7664 for more information.
- The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley gathers at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, to hear Ensemble Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Brian Elerding’s lecture, “New Theatre Pieces with Old Texts.” Questions? Call (909) 728-2178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Film producer Christine Vachon is at Claremont McKenna College’s Kravis Hall, 888 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont, for a free and open to the public 4 to 5 p.m. talk. Email email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday, November 14
- Women in Business Connections, a free monthly networking seminar for women, meets at 8:30 a.m. at 433 S. Cataract Ave., San Dimas. Reserve a spot at eventbrite.com, search “Women in Business Connections.”
- Claremont Graduate University’s School of Community and Global Health Student Association in partnership with the American Red Cross holds a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. blood drive at the Yuhaaviatam Center, 175 E. Eighth St., Claremont. Sign up at redcrossblood.org.
- Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., begins with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas and public comment instructions are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us and city hall the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090. To listen in via phone, dial (213) 338-8477.
Wednesday, November 15
- Nita Watson of The Self-Care Lab Boxing and Fitness Club speaks about workplace wellness during the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s noon lunch and learn session at 205 Yale Avenue. The meeting is free for chamber members. Non-members are $5. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.
- The City of Pomona hosts a free and open to the public cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, heart heroes, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Visit pomonaca.govor call (909) 802-2650 for info.
- A scrapbooking course runs from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. This week’s theme is loved ones. Attendees should bring photos. Joslyn Center staff will provide course materials. Register at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
- Meredith Stiehm, president of the Writers Guild of America West, continues Claremont McKenna College’s free and open to the public speaker series with the 6 p.m. talk, “The Writers Strike of 2023,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. More information is available at cmc.edu/athenaeumor by calling (909) 621-8244.
Thursday, November 16
- Caregivers can learn about community resources and participate in workshops and virtual reality trainings during AgingNext’s free caregiver conference from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga. Visit agingnext.org to learn more.
- Bernie Jaworski, the Peter F. Drucker Chair at the Drucker School of Management, will be interviewed via Zoom at 10 a.m. for the Drucker School Global Family Business Institute’s Authors at Drucker series. Attendees can RSVP for this free event at cgu.edu.
- The final course of Poly Beats, a free music production course from Cal Poly Pomona’s Music Department, will cover publishing a beat from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.
- The public is invited to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting at 170 W. San Jose Ave. The meeting begins with a 5:30 p.m. closed session followed by the public portion, which usually gets underway about 6. Click cusd.claremont.edu/board to view the agenda or call (909) 398-0609.
- Active Claremont hosts Anne Miskey, Chief Executive Officer of Union Station Homeless Services, at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, for a 7 p.m. discussion on addressing homelessness.
- Claremont Music Scene hosts a 7 to 10 p.m. Hawaiian themed speakeasy event at Evolve Distilling, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite #111A, with The Jazz Fellowship Trio. Tickets are $10. RSVP at eventbrite.com, search “Claremont Music Scene.”
Friday, November 17
- Senior artists of all levels can work on existing art or create new pieces during a free 9 a.m. to noon drop-in art circle at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Class details are at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
- Every Friday, Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts a free 1 to 4:30 p.m. technology assistance lab at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The lab is open to seniors who need help with laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers are also available.
- Prince tribute band Purple Xperience play at 8 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets, $42 to $45, are at cityofrc.us.
Saturday, November 18
- The Montclair Chamber of Commerce hosts a free drive-through e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Sunday, November 19, at 8880 Benson Ave. Accepted electronics include computers, monitors, printers, power supplies, VCR and DVD players, and phones. Fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries are not accepted and there is a service charge for major appliances. Call (909) 985-5104 for more info.
- The Cruisin’ La Verne Holiday Car Show, in old town La Verne near 2232 D St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature an array of vehicles and a community toy drive. Go to cityoflaverne.org for more information.
- Artist and instructor Aleta Jacobson leads a watercolor botanicals art class from 10 a.m. to noon at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Admission is $45 for CalBG members and $50 for non-members in addition to a $10 cash fee due the day of instruction. Visit calbg.org for more details.