Event Calendar: September 1 – 9, 2023

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, September 1

  • Today is the deadline to apply to add a veteran’s name to the San Dimas Heroes Veterans Monument. Applications and details are available at sandimasheroes.org. Call (909) 677-9557 for more info.


  • Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts a free 1 to 4:30 p.m. technology assistance lab for seniors who need help with laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Computers are also available.


  • The war and existentialism book club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. September’s book is “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Acoustical Mystery Tourat Shelton Park, Swingin’ Doors at Village Plaza, and Not a Moment Too Soon at the chamber of commerce. Visit claremontchamber.org for the September lineup.



Saturday, September 2

  • Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, holds its first Saturday sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Call (909) 399-5500 for details.


  • Botanist and California Botanic Garden Executive Director Lucinda McDade shares ideas and techniques for getting your garden ready for fall during a 10 a.m. workshop at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Instruction will also be offered via Zoom. Admission is $15 for CalBG members and $20 for non-members. Tickets and info are at calbg.org/event.


  • Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free and open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. More information is on page [XX]. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.



Sunday, September 3


  • 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 also lead youth activities. Visit clmoa.org or call (909) 621-3200 for more info.



  • Ed Wolfe and The San Dimas Jazz Workshop play a free and open to the public 6 p.m. “Tribute to Big Bands” show at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave. More information is at claremontpres.org.



Monday, September 4

  • In observance of Labor Day, city hall, the chamber of commerce office, the post office, the Hughes Center, Joslyn, and Blaisdell centers, and city yard will be closed. Trash and sanitation services will also be delayed by one day this week. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, September 5.



Tuesday, September 5



  • The Claremont Planning Commission returns from its August recess for a 7 p.m. meeting at council chambers, 225 W. Second St. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for info.



Wednesday, September 6

  • City of Hope staff will hold a 1 p.m. presentation on prostate cancer, the most common cancer found in men, at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Learn the cancer’s signs and symptoms, how to take preventative actions, and available screening resources. Search “prostate” at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation to RSVP.


  • The City of Pomona hosts a free and open to the public hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation training,heart heroes,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Visit pomonaca.gov or call (909) 802-2650 for info.


  • Families and young children are invited to a 30-minute story time session at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Details are at pomonaca.gov.



Thursday, September 7

  • This month’s Claremont Chamber of Commerce walk, “the leaves of California,” begins at 8 a.m. at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave. Admission is free for CalBG members and children under 3 and $5 for chamber members. Non-chamber member prices vary. Attendees must register by Tuesday, September 5 at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Puzzlers gather at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, on the first Thursday of the month for a free puzzle exchange from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to bring a puzzle in good condition they are willing to part with and take home another in its place. More info is at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • A free financial literacy group meets at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


  • The public is invited to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting at 170 W. San Jose Ave. The meeting begins with a 5:30 p.m. closed session followed by the public portion, which usually gets underway about 6. Click cusd.claremont.edu/board to view the agenda or call (909) 398-0609.



Friday, September 8


  • Seniors are invited to the first free session of the Joslyn Dance club, 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The class meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month through November 10. Learn more at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation, search “dance club.”


  • Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Rockin’ on Heaven Door at Shelton Park, Michael, Ken and Hai at Village Plaza, and Slinker at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, September 9

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


  • Poet Karen Greenbaum-Maya, a former Courier reporter, will launch and read from her latest collection of poetry, “The Beautiful Leaves,” which was published in August by Bamboo Dart Press, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St. The collection reflects on the illness and death of her husband, Walter Maya, who died from lung cancer in 2018 at age 89. The event is free and open to the public.


  • The Pomona Art Walk takes place at the Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St., from 5 to 9 p.m. It includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St., with crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, and food. Visit downtownpomona.org for details.


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