Event Calendar (October 7-15, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, October 7

  • Enjoy this week’s movie matinee, “The Lost City” (2022), at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, starting at 12:30 p.m. Attendance is free, but masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts a 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 for public use will also be available. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The second performance of Claremont High School Theatre’s production of Admissions (by Joshua Harmon) will begin at 7 p.m. in the Don Fruechte Center for the Performing Arts on the CHS campus, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Tickets begin at $10 and can purchased at onthestage.tickets/claremont-high-school. The final show will be held on October 8 at 7 p.m. For more info, visit the linked website.


Saturday, October 8

  • The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society will host its free and open to the public monthly meeting on Zoom at 2 p.m. Adjunct BYU-Idaho professor and genealogist Amber Oldenburg will present, “Fantastic and Fun Filled World of the FamilySearch WIKI and Catalog.” Email raulncal@aol.com for the Zoom link.


  • The community is invited to attend the Pomona Art Walk at the Pomona Arts Colony near 100 W. Second St. from 5 to 9 p.m. A community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 W. Second St., Pomona, will be held where attendees can purchase crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more. For information, visit downtownpomona.org/2nd-saturday-artwalk.



Sunday, October 9

  • Claremont Heritage’s annual home tour returns in-person this year and will feature six historic and architecturally diverse Claremont homes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees must check in between 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, before touring the homes. Tickets begin at $35 for Heritage members and $40 for non-members and are available at claremontheritage.bigcartel.com. Call (909) 621-0848 for further details.


  • The public is invited to the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, for a free curator talk with Jo Lauria, Edith Garcia, and Beth Ann Gerstein about AMOCA’s current exhibition, “Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay,” at 1 p.m. Advance registration is required by going to amoca.org/events/breaking-ground-curators-talk but attendees will be allowed access to the museum after the talk. Call (909) 865-3146 with any questions.


  • Zzaj 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.
  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum’s free and open to the public speaker series continues at 12:45 p.m. today with a lunch program from author Mark Juergensmeyer, “War in the Minds of Putin and the Proud Boys.” 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.


  • For the first time in two years, Sustainable Claremont will holds its annual fundraiser gala in person at 6 p.m. at the Garner House, 840 North Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Festivities include a cocktail hour, live music, silent auction, and an update on the organization. Tickets begin at $100 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/annual-gala-tickets-408177308317. Bidding for the online auction will conclude today at 11:59 p.m. To learn more, visit sustainableclaremont.org.


  • The California Native Plant Society and Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College will present a free and open to the public 6 p.m. film screening of “Saging the World” at the Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, followed by a discussion and Q and A panel. More info is available at pitzer.edu/event/saging-the-world-film-screening.


Tuesday, October 11

  • The first 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 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, October 12

  • The Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, will host a free and open to the public gallery talk at 12:15 p.m. Gallery talks are focused discussions led by students, faculty, or staff that feature a question-and-answer session about the galleries. This meeting’s topic is Christina Fernandez’s current exhibit, “Under the Sun.” More information is available at pomona.edu/museum.


  • Between 4 and 5 p.m. on the Joslyn Center patio, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, seniors can take on Scripps College students during board game social hour. For more info, call (909) 399-5488.


  • Chicana visual artists Ofelia Esparza and Rosanna Esparza Ahrens will lead a workshop between 6 and 8 p.m. at Scripps College’s Clark Humanities Museum, 981 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont, to discuss the “ofrenda” — an offering placed in a home altar during the annual and traditionally Mexican Día de Los Muertos celebration — and how it offers humans a connection to understanding our ancestors. Details are available at scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/la-ofrenda-how-sacred-space-creates-connection or by calling (909) 607-3898.


Thursday, October 13

  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.


  • To raise funds for AgingNext’s memory care center, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, AgingNext has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter to host Swing 4 Alzheimer’s, a family friendly afternoon from 5 to 8 p.m. at Topgolf, 1050 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario. Event tickets begin at $150 and will cover a bucket of golf balls as well as an evening dinner. Go to swing4alzheimers.agingnext.org to purchase tickets or call (909) 621-9900 for more details.


Friday, October 14

  • 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 or to volunteer.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Acoustic Universe at Shelton Park, the great Squeakin’ Wheels at Village Plaza, and Emerald 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.


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. and will then be followed by the main 5K and 10K events 15 minutes later. An awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration fees are as follows: the toddler trot is $15, 5K participation is $40, and 10K participation is $45. For more details, visit pomona5k.com.


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


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