Event Calendar (November 25 – December 3, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 

Friday, November 25

  • In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices and the chamber of commerce will be closed. Regular business hours will resume Monday, November 28.


Saturday, November 26

  • The Pomona Valley Certified Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Pearl Street and Garey Avenue in Pomona. The market features organic and chemical-free produce from local urban farms, books and more. For more information, visit pomonacfa.org.


  • On the fourth Saturday of each month the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., hosts community poetry readings. November’s event, an open mic afternoon dubbed “poets about town,” will begin at 2 p.m. Sign-ups will open at 1:50 p.m. so arrive early to ensure your spot. Speakers are allowed up to two pages of material. For more details visit claremontlibrary.org.


Sunday, November 27

  • Today marks the beginning of the 2022 Advent calendar. In recognition, the Claremont Presbyterian Church is hosting its annual free Advent workshop where parishioners are invited to make wreaths from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 624-9693 with questions.


  • Schedule a photo with Santa Claus himself at Montclair Place, 5060 N. Montclair Ln., between noon and 6:45 p.m. today. Online reservations are accepted, but are subject to a $4.95 processing fee. View Santa’s schedule at montclairplace.com.


  • The Jazz Doctor splay a free three-hour concert beginning at 2 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. To view the monthly lineup and information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


Monday, November 28

  • At 12:45 p.m., Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, located at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont, will host a free and open to the public program, “Racism across Disciplines.” Five speakers will present works explaining how they’ve addressed issues of race, racism, and Black experiences in their teaching from disciplines including economics, mathematics, writing, history, and politics. For more information visit cmc.edu/athenaeumor call (909) 621-8244.


  • Nani Agbeli, director of Pomona College’s West African music ensemble, will lead a free and open to the public evening program combining percussion, voice, and dance from Ghana and the surrounding region from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to the performance. For more information visit pomona.edu.


Tuesday, November 29

  • Today is the final day to see “Celebrating Filipino American History” in the reading room gallery at the Claremont Colleges Library, 800 N. Dartmouth Ave. Viewings are by appointment at claremont.libcal.com. Learn about the exhibit at library.claremont.edu.


  • Claremont residents are invited to a special listening session to discuss the city’s proposed motel ordinance at 6 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The session is available on Zoom via the city’s website at ci.claremont.ca.us. The event is intended as a chance for citizens to gain more understand of the pending ordinance. If you are unable to attend but still want to ask a question, email it to kwand@ci.claremont.ca.us. More information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Pitzer College hosts a free and open to the public 6 p.m. discussion of the results of the 2022 U.S. midterms and the future of America’s electorate at Benson Auditorium, 1056 North Mills Ave., Claremont. Panelists include Pitzer’s Melvin L. Oliver Racial Justice Initiative Chair Adrian D. Pantoja, Ange-Marie Hancock and Gary M. Segura. For more information visit pitzer.edu or email carlos_alvarez@pitzer.edu.


Wednesday, November 30

  • The American Association of Retired Persons holds a 9:30 a.m. driver’s safety course at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, for those 50 and older who want to improve their driving. A certificate from the Department of Motor Vehicles will be issued upon completion of the five-hour course. A fee of $25 ($20 for AARP members) is required. To pre-register, visit anc.apm.activecommunities.com.


  • Michelle Téllez, associate professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Mexican American Studies, hosts a free and public talk about alternative mapping and framing of the United States and Mexico border utilizing documentation and analysis from feminist projects. The talk takes place in Scripps College’s Hampton Room from noon to 2 p.m. The room is on second floor of the Malott Commons on the corner of E. Ninth Street and Columbia Avenue in Claremont. For details call (909) 607-3250.


  • Stop by the Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, for a free and open to the public informal yet focused gallery talk on Christian Fernandez’s current exhibit, “Under the Sun,” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Learn more at pomona.edu/museum.


Thursday, December 1

  • Today marks the start of yard sale weekend throughout the City of Pomona. Cruise around the city to find deals and holiday decor through Sunday, December 4. For information call (909) 620-2374 or visit pomonaca.gov/yardsales.


  • A special screening of the Children’s Foundation of America’s 2022 Holiday Heroes virtual gala and online auction will be held at the Laemmle Claremont 5 Theatre, 450 W. Second St., Claremont, from 7 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to view the livestream at the theater for $20 or for free online at YouTube. For a link to the livestream and auction, which goes live on November 29, visit childrensfoundationofamerica.org.


  • The Claremont Forum Library, 586 W. First St., will host handcrafted mysteries, a magic show by Greg Van Holsbeck at 8 p.m. every Thursday in December. Information about the show is at claremontforum.org. To purchase tickets, which are $25, visit eventbrite.com and search “handcrafted mysteries.”


Friday, December 2

  • The free and open to the public war and existentialism book club meets on the first Friday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. December’s book of discussion is “Death is Hard Work” by Khaled Khalifa. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • The City of Claremont’s holiday promenade and tree lighting ceremony will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. The annual tree lighting ceremony happens at 6 p.m. on the Claremont Depot lawn, 200 W. First St. Throughout the evening, Village business will double as cheer stops, providing free holiday treats and deals to attendees. For more event details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


Saturday, December 3

  • Claremont Educational Foundation will hold its sixth annual chocolate walk fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. throughout the Claremont Village. Businesses will offer chocolates for attendees to enjoy during the walk. Tickets are on sale now at supportcef.com/chocolatewalk. Individual tickets begin at $30 while a family four pack is $100. Proceeds will benefit CEF.


  • Professional and student tuba and euphonium players from the greater Claremont area will perform a free public concert and sing-along outside the chamber of commerce, 205 Yale Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. For more details visit business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Browse artwork throughout the Village at the December Claremont Art Walk between 6 and 9 p.m. More details will appear in next week’s COURIER. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.


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