Event Calendar (October 21-29, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, October 21

  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts its free technology assistance lab from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The course is open to seniors who need help with their laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers will also be available. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The Claremont High School homecoming parade starts at 3:30 p.m. in the north parking lot. It will loop around the campus, proceed north on Oxford Avenue, then turn east on Scripps Drive, and south on Indian Hill Boulevard before concluding in the faculty lot near the football field. During the parade, parts of the aforementioned streets will experience temporary closures. Call (909) 624-9053 for details.


  • At 8 p.m., Redefining Woman’s Life and Love, a lecture-performance featuring Pomona College assistant professor and soprano Melissa Givens and pianist Eugenia Cheng, takes place at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. For information, visit pomona.edu/events.


Saturday, October 22

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s annual Village Venture returns for its 40th year with festivities throughout the Village from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn about the special day of family fun, visit claremontchamber.org/village-venture-arts-crafts or pick up a copy of this week’s special at the COURIER’s Venture booth. We hope to see you there!


  • A free and open to the public 2 p.m. poetry reading featuring writer Ron Koertge and author Katrinka Moore will be held at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, as part of the library’s Fourth Saturdays Poetry series. For details, visit facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry.


  • Celebrate the Benton Museum of Art’s fall exhibitions and artists, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Christina Fernandez, and Wardell Milan, at a 4 p.m. reception in the museum, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Due to Village Venture, street parking may be impacted. Free parking is available in the south campus parking structure, 295 E. First St., Claremont, and along College Avenue. Call (909) 621-8283 with any questions.



Sunday, October 23

  • Exit 9 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 Ciaramella Ensemble will perform a free and open to the public 3 p.m. concert, “Lovers and Labyrinths: Renaissance Songs, Dances, and Improvisations for Love, Death, and Rebirth,” at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Ciaramella is known for performing Medieval to early Renaissance music. For concert details, visit pomona.edu/events.


  • The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts gentle yoga, a free course where the practice is taken nice and slow for seniors, especially beginners, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for class information.


  • Members of the survivors of suicide loss support group gather at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, for a free discussion session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. Call (909) 399-5490 for meeting details.


Tuesday, October 25

  • Relieve arthritis pain at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. during the center’s drop-in class, arthritis exercise. Instructor Joanne Dinsmore will help participants with circulation and inflammation in problem areas. For details, call (909) 399-5488.


  • The second Claremont City Council meeting of the month will start with a closed session at 6 p.m. before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Meetings are held in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., Claremont, and agendas are posted online at ci.claremont.ca.us, or at city hall on the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090 at about 6:30 p.m. To listen in via phone, dial (213) 338-8477.


  • Today’s the final day to register for AgingNext’s Mingle and Munch Spooktacular event scheduled for Friday, October 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Colleges Administrative Campus Center, 101 S. Mills Ave., Claremont. The event is $20 and dinner will be provided by Dog Haus. For details or to register, visit eventbrite.com/


Wednesday, October 26

  • Claremont’s architectural commission meeting will take place at city council chamber, 225 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public both in-person and virtually. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us .


Thursday, October 27

  • Seniors are invited to learn about technology during a free drop-in workshop with volunteers from Claremont High School from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Teen volunteers will be available for one-on-one tutoring on topics like apps, games, social media and more. Participants can bring their smartphone, flip phone, tablet, or laptop to learn how to use the device to its full potential. For more info, call (909) 399-5360.


  • At 7 p.m. local roots, rock and blues faves Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight and Claremont Voodoo Society’s acoustic trios team up for a unique night of original music at Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ new Music Lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, suite H, Upland. The trios will be onstage together trading songs and stories, and then after a break, perform each other’s material together. 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.


Friday, October 28

  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum’s free and open to the public speaker series continues today with a 12:45 p.m. program from Public Policy Institute of California board president Mark Baldassare, “The November election, Public Opinion Polling and California’s Future.” The Athenaeum is at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont, and details on this and other talks are available at cmc.edu/athenaeum or by calling (909) 621-8244.


  • Friday Nights Live wraps up its 2022 season with performances by The Dogs at Shelton Park, Dynamite Dawson at Village Plaza, and Arrow Highway outside of the chamber of commerce. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, October 29

  • Cal Poly Pomona’s annual pumpkin festival concludes tomorrow. Families can enjoy food, vendors, games and the popular pumpkin hill and kid’s patch areas to find the perfect pumpkin for carving. Tickets must be purchased online at etix.com (search “CPP”) prior to attending the festival. Admission and hours vary. For details, visit cpp.edu/~pumpkinfestival/attend.html. 



  • The City of Claremont’s Halloween Spooktacular returns to Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr., Claremont, between 2 and 5 p.m. The free event celebrates Halloween early with carnival style games, costume contests, spooky story narrators and more from 2 to 5 p.m. At dusk, a showing of Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania” (2012) will begin. For event details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/home/components/calendar/event/6353/20.


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