Event Calendar (October 14-22, 2022)

Wyatt Coates, of Claremont, votes for his favorite Jack-o’-lantern at the Claremont Sunrise Rotary booth during Village Venture on Saturday in Claremont.

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, October 14

  • Register today for Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s smarty pants story time session — held Thursday, October 20 from 10:15 to 10:40 a.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont — by going online to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7238415. Children ages 2 to 5 will learn school readiness skills while having fun. Visit the link for more information.


  • Celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos with the Claremont Senior Program between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The group will host a party for seniors and festivities will include dancing, Mexican-inspired refreshments, a photo booth, and a costume contest. Call (909) 399-5488 or email joslyncenter@ci.claremont.ca.us to learn more.


  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions showing of Inda Craig-Galván’s “Black Superhero Magic Mama” enters its final weekend of performances with 8 p.m. showings tonight and Saturday, wrapping up at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The theater is at 2009 Porterfield Way, suite H, Upland. General admission is $30, and children under 10 and college students with ID are $20. To purchase tickets, visit opheliasjump.org or call (909) 734-6565.


Saturday, October 15

  • The Pomona 5K returns for its sixth iteration today. Registration and check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 W. Second St., Pomona. The first race, the toddler trot, will begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the main 5K and 10K events 15 minutes later. An awards ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. Registration fees are as follows: the toddler trot $15, 5K $40, and 10K $45. For details, visit pomona5k.com.


  • Join artist Kim Tucker for a drop-in sketch day from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Materials will be provided and registration begins at $5. Tucker will also discuss how past works have influenced their sculptural work and ideas behind “Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay.” For info, visit amoca.org/events/sketch-day-kim-tucker.


  • Today is the first day to view Wardell Milan’s 2021 painting, “My knees getting weak, and my anger my anger might explode, but if God got us then we gonna be alright,” at the Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The painting will be on display until April 2, 2023. The Benton is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., and Thursday until 10 p.m. Call (909) 621-8283 or email benton@pomona.edu with questions.


Sunday, October 16

  • After a two-and-a-half-year pandemic hiatus, the Claremont Symphony Orchestra returns today with its 2022-23 season-opener featuring pianist María Pérez. The 3:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public and will be held at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Masks must be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. Concert information is available at claremontso.org or by calling (909) 596-5979.


  • Polyhedra will perform 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.


  • The Claremont Senior Program, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will offer a flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free and open to the public clinic will offer both Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations for adults as well as first and second shots for children six months and older. COVID-19 booster and Flu shots will also be available. Visit vaccinatelacounty.com for more information.


  • CEO and founder of Trusted Canna Nurse Megan Mbengue is hosting part one of a four-part free online webinar series about CBD and cannabis basics from 4 to 5 p.m. In this course, attendees will learn how CBD and THC work in the body and how to find the right products and dosage for each. To register or learn more about the series, visit trustedcannanurse.com/upcomingevents.


Tuesday, October 18

  • The public is invited to the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. to attend the first Claremont Planning Commission meeting of the month. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.


Wednesday, October 19


  • The monthly food bank, hosted by the Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, resumes distribution in Larkin Park, 600 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The supplemental food program provides a free food kit once a month to L.A. County seniors 60 and older who meet specific income guidelines. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. For details, call (323) 234-3030.


Thursday, October 20

  • Foothill Family Shelter’s annual cocktail party is back in-person this year and will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres and an open bar for guests 21 and over. Tickets begin at $40 and proceeds will go back to the shelter. Visit foothillfamilyshelter.org or call (909) 920-0453 with any questions.


  • The public is invited to the second Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting of the month, held at the district office, 170 W. San Jose Ave. Meetings begin with a closed session at 6:30 p.m. and are followed by the public portion around 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. To view agenda or other information, click on ‘board agendas and live access’ at cusd.claremont.edu, or call (909) 398-0609.


  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum’s free and open to the public speaker series continues at 6:45 p.m. today with a dinner program from author and opinion writer Bari Weiss, “The New Founders America Needs.” 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.


Friday, October 21

  • Friday Nights Live performers include Soulshine at Shelton Park, Blue and Fries at Village Plaza, and Andrew Lipow outside of the chamber of commerce offices in Claremont. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


  • Vocalist Liana Rose and her ensemble will perform an evening of jazz at Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ new Music Lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, suite H, in Upland at 8 p.m. General admission is $10, or $5 for college students with ID. Attendees must be 21 or over to purchase alcohol. For tickets or to learn more, visit opheliasjump.org.


Saturday, October 22 

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s annual Village Venture returns for its 40th celebration with festivities throughout the Village from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn all about the special day of family fun, visit claremontchamber.org/village-venture-arts-crafts.


  • Stop by the Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, at 5 p.m. for a free concert by John York as part of the church’s local legends series. York was with Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame legends The Byrds, other groups, and is currently performing as a solo artist. Call (909) 624-9693 with any questions.


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