Claremont event calendar: November 6-11, 2023
What’s happening around town?
by Andrew Alonzo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 3
- The City of Pomona’s yard sale weekend takes place today through Sunday, November 5. Call (909) 620-2374 or visit pomonaca.gov for details.
- EmVenio Research, a clinical research group, offers free and accessible health screenings to anyone, no insurance required, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to business.claremontchamber.org to learn more.
- Internationally renowned performer and teacher Kaoru Kakizakai will discuss the history and technique of the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute made of bamboo, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Pomona College’s Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. Advance meal tickets are available at Cafe 47.
- The free war and existentialism book club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. November’s book is “The Plague” by Albert Camus.
- Rancho Cucamonga’s IncredABLES Friday Night Fun Club hosts karaoke from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, 11200 Base Line Rd. Tickets are $6 at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/cityofrc.
- Mexican 12-piece ensemble Banda Maguey perform at 8 p.m. at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets, $45 to $50, are at cityofrc.us.
Saturday, November 4
- The Upland Police Department’s free open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1499 W. 13th St. will include station tours, traffic demonstrations and food.
- Pitzer College’s second annual Harvest Fest, a free and open to the public celebration of the Claremont Colleges student performers, vendors, and organizations, runs from 1 to 6 p.m. at Brant Field, near 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. More information is at pitzer.edu.
- Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. Exhibition details are here. Email email@example.com for more info.
- Lixin, the Mystic Voice, joins Hao Huang, Scripps College’s Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music, and friends, for a free 7 p.m. concert at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave.
- Husband and wife duo Vancurt perform at 7:30 p.m. at Ophelia’s Jump Production’s Music Lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. Tickets, $25, are available at opheliasjump.org or by calling (909) 734-6565.
Sunday, November 5
- Set those clocks back one hour as daylight saving time comes to an end.
- Hair Connection, 370 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, holds a free and open to the public beauty bash bazaar featuring jewelry and cosmetics vendors, food, art, and music starting at 10 a.m. Call (909) 459-9818 for more info.
- The first Sunday of the month is free family day from noon to 4 p.m. at Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St. Local Project ARTstART high school students will lead youth activities. Visit clmoa.org or call (909) 621-3200 for more info.
- The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir drops by Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, for a free and open to the public 7 p.m. concert, “Songs and Dances,” conducted by Margaret Thornhill and Victoria Ramos Dresel. Program info is at arts.hmc.edu.
Monday, November 6
- The Pomona Pride Center hosts reading rainbow, a free book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Go to pomonapridecenter.org for more info.
- The community is invited to mingle with Claremont Graduate University faculty over drinks from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., unit #204C, during drinks with the deans. Register at cgu.edu/event.
- Stephanie Dinkins, a transdisciplinary American artist based in New York, delivers “On Love & Data,” a free 6 p.m. lecture part of Harvey Mudd College’s Nelson Speaker Series, “Being Human in the Age of AI” at the Shanahan Center Auditorium, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. RSVP at hmc.edu/calendar.
Tuesday, November 7
- Joanne Dinsmore leads a free arthritis exercise course from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 or visit anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation for details.
- The Claremont Colleges Comedic StorytellingWorkshop concludes tonight with a free and open to the public 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. showcase at The Motley Coffeehouse, near 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont.
- Scripps Presents invites the community to a free 7 p.m. conversation with Academy Award winning writer, director, and playwright Aaron Sorkin at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. RSVP at scrippscollege.edu or search “Aaron Sorkin” at eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, November 8
- Pat Herrero explains financial wellness in 2024 during Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s noon lunch and learn session at 205 Yale Ave. The meeting is free for chamber members. Non-members are $5. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.
- A scrapbooking course runs from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Register at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation. This week’s theme is hobbies and interests. Attendees should bring photos. Joslyn Center staff will provide course materials.
- German historian Michael Brenner, the Distinguished Professor of History and Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies at American University, continues Claremont McKenna College’s free and open to the public speaker series with a 6 p.m. talk, “Hitler’s Insurrection: 100 Years of the Munich Beer Hall Putsch,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.
- The City of Claremont and Dudek, an environmental, planning, and engineering firm, will facilitate a community meeting for input regarding the city’s tree policies and guidelines manual at 7 p.m. at 225 W. Second Street. Details are at ci.claremont.ca.us.
Thursday, November 9
- Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at 8 a.m. each Thursday at 2471 N. Indian Hill Blvd. for a walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements.
- Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s monthly senior food bank distributes a free food kit for L.A. County residents 60 and older who meet income guidelines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. Call (323) 234-3030 for info.
- Concert pianist, music educator, and video producer Ben Laude performs at 6 p.m. in Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum Concert Series, “From the Ashes — War, Destruction, Remembrance, Peace,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. The show is free and open to the public. Visit cmc.edu/athenaeum for more info.
Friday, November 10
- The free and open to the public 75th Pilgrim Place Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, November 11 at 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. The event features an array of artisan booths and family-friendly activities to support Pilgrim Place’s Resident Health and Support Program. Visit pilgrimplace.org/festival for more info.
- “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.
- The Pomona College Band perform a free and open to the public hourlong concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, starting at 8 p.m. A repeat program is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12. More info is at pomona.edu.
Saturday, November 11
- All are invited to the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Founders Day Community Parade, themed “home of the brave,” which kicks off at 8:30 a.m. along Jack Benny Drive, between Rochester Ave. and Foothill Blvd. More information is at cityofrc.us/events.
- The Courier salutes those who have served this Veteran’s Day. Claremont’s celebration in observance of the holiday will take 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.