Event Calendar (November 4-12, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, November 4

  • Scripps College’s free and open to the public Friday Noon Concerts are held in Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont at 12:15 p.m. Today’s features the Encore Saxophone Quartet. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the show. Call (909) 607-3266 for details.


  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ annual Espiritu Flamenco event, a celebration of Spanish food and culture, begins at 6:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at the Woman’s Club of Claremont, 343 W. 12th St. Each evening includes a three-course dinner and performances by Marcela Aguayo, Vanessa Albalos, Reyes Barrios and José Tanaka. Tickets are $125 and are available at opheliasjump.org. For more information call (909) 734-6565.


  • Claremont High School Theatre’s annual Friends of Our Theatre Auction takes place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Don H. Fruechte Theatre, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The fundraiser features performances by the CHS ComedySportz High School League team and its musical theater and theater production classes that will preview this season’s lineup. Tickets are $12 at the door. Email mmangrio@cusd.claremont.edu with questions.


Saturday, November 5

  • The public is invited to Pilgrim Place’s Used Book Fair at 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to choose among hundreds of unique and pre-owned books. The fair and parking are free and proceeds from the event will support Pilgrim Place programs. For details call (909) 399-5500.


  • Browse artwork around the city as various businesses and museums participate in the monthly Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. Information can be found here. For more details contact claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com.


  • Claremont Heritage will host a musical tribute to Ed Pearl, the late owner of legendary Hollywood music venue the Ash Grove, in the Garner House courtyard, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, from 6 to 9 p.m. The night will include music and a trailer for an upcoming documentary about Pearl and the Ash Grove. Tickets, $30 for Claremont Heritage members and $40 for non-members, can be purchased at claremontheritage.org. For details call (909) 621-0848.


Sunday, November 6

  • Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont, is the site for the 18th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta, hosted by the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include craft demonstrations, live music, a film screening by Claremont Heritage, and festive eats. Admission is $5 for adults, but CLMA members, students and children under 18 are free. Visit clmoa.org for more information.


  • The American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, invites the public to a bilingual Dia de Los Muertos celebration and workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Learn about the holiday during a hands-on clay activity. Registration is $15 per person and includes admission to the museum. To register, visit amoca.org/events. Participants are encouraged to bring an offering to AMOCA’s altar.


  • Homero Chavez and Una Noche play a free three-hour concert beginning at 2 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd. To view the monthly lineup and information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Claremont Chorale joins forces with the Joint Music Program of the Claremont Colleges for “A Tapestry of Music,” a free and open to the public 2 p.m. concert at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. For details visit claremontchorale.org.


  • The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir will perform a free and open to the public 7 p.m. concert at Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Masks and health attestation are required. For further information call (310) 464-7653.


Monday, November 7

  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum’s free and open to the public speaker series continues with “Nuclear Folly: Revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 Years after the Event,” a 6:45 p.m. program from Serhii Plokhii, director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. The Athenaeum is at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. Details on this and other talks are available at cmc.edu/athenaeum or by calling (909) 621-8244.


Tuesday, November 8

  • Writer, editor, and cultural critic Koa Beck is in the spotlight for the first free and open to the public Scripps Presents @Noon program of the season from noon to 1 p.m. in Scripps College’s Hampton Room, Malott Commons, second floor, corner of E. Ninth Street and Columbia Avenue, Claremont. Register at scrippscollege.edu.


  • Today is Election Day. Los Angeles County residents can drop their ballots off at any post office or voting center in the county. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by 8 p.m. Claremont’s polling center, located at Taylor Reception Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for in-person voting. For more info, call (909) 399-5490. Los Angeles County residents can find voting centers at locator.lavote.gov/locations.


  • The first Claremont City Council meeting begins in closed session at 6 p.m. followed by the public portion about 30 minutes later at the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us, or at city hall the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090 around 6:30 p.m. To listen in via phone dial (213) 338-8477.


Wednesday, November 9

  • Bryan Vejar, arborist at the California Institute of Technology, will discuss “Trees: Value of the Urban Forest at the 7 p.m. free and open meeting of the Claremont Garden Club at the Louise Roberts Room of Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. Call (909) 621-6381 for details.


  • Claremont’s architectural commission meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the City Council chamber, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.


Thursday, November 10

  • Seniors can make music with musician David Hostetler during free Joslyn Jammers sessions, held every Thursday between 10 and 11:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Pre-registration is required at anc.apm.activecommunities.com. 


  • Change Home Mortgage hosts a free and open to the public 10:30 a.m. seminar for seniors to learn about reverse mortgages with estate planning attorney Marivel Zialcita and expert Susana Rhoades at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. 


Friday, November 11

  • In observance of Veterans Day, city offices, the chamber of commerce, Joslyn Center and post office will be closed. Normal business hours will resume Monday, November 14. At 11 a.m. in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, the city and American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony. For details visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • This week’s free popcorn and movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is “Last Flag Flying” (2017). The film begins at 12:30 p.m., and masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


Saturday, November 12


  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1798 N. Garey Ave., will host a free drive-thru flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic in its northwest parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon. The public is asked to enter off Willow Street. For information visit pvhmc.org/flu or call (909) 865-9500.


  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, meets in person on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 to learn more.


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