Event Calendar (September 16 – 25, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, September 16

  • Seniors are invited to enjoy this week’s free movie matinee, “Casablanca” (1942), at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., starting at 12:30 p.m. Masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


  • Tickets for Claremont Heritage’s annual home tour, which returns in-person on Sunday, October 9, are available to purchase. Advanced tickets are available at claremontheritage.bigcartel.com and begin at $35 for Heritage members and $40 for non-members. The home tour features six historic and architecturally diverse Claremont homes. Visit claremontheritage.bigcartel.com or call (909) 621-0848 for further details.


Saturday, September 17

  • Foothill Family Shelter is asking neighbors to support its upcoming food drive for families in need. The drive will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the shelter offices, 1501 W. Ninth St., suite D, in Upland. Volunteers will accept non-expired, non-perishable food and canned items. Email raquel@foothillfamilyshelter.org for more details.


Sunday, September 18

  • Sorrel Stiestra and Chris Chinn invite community members to a coffee to meet Claremont City Council candidate Jennifer Stark at their home from 10 to 11:30 am. For more info and to RSVP, email at sstielst@gmail.com.


  • Holocaust survivor and author of “French Heroines 1940-1945: Courage, Strength, and Ingenuity,” Monique Saigal will be at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave, Claremont, from 10:45 a.m. to noon for a free presentation and lecture on her book, which will be available for purchase after the presentation. For details, call (909) 626-2714.


  • The public is welcome to hear free live music at Pomona College Department of Music’s Fête Musicale concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, starting at 3 p.m. The concert will include works by Cowell, Messiaen, Schmitt, Varèse and others. To learn more visit pomona.edu or call (909) 607-2671.


  • Bimonthly meetings of the Sustainable Claremont board are held via Zoom at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend but must contact Sustainable Claremont in advance for an invitation at sustainableclaremont.org/about-us/contact.


Tuesday, September 20

  • Seniors are invited to meet at Shelton Park for an easy or long stroll through the Claremont Village with Get Walking Claremont. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements. The group asks those who are not fully vaccinated to wear a mask when unable to keep distance from others.


  • The public is invited by the Los Angeles County Public Library to a free virtual conversation with British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. The 11 a.m. discussion will cover his work across “myriad fields of history, technology, and geology as well as the author’s personal expeditions,” according to the event description. To register, go to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7183901.


  • Cris and Jeff Stark will host a coffee to meet Claremont City Council candidate Jennifer Stark from 6 to 7 p.m. at their home, 245 W. 10th St., Claremont. 


Wednesday, September 21

  • At this month’s free and open to the public gallery talk from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., exhibition curator Claire Nettleton will discuss how current works “highlight the tension between urban development and ecological disappearance in Paris from the 1850s to about 1914.” The talks are focused discussions led by students, faculty, or staff that feature a question-and-answer session in the galleries.  Information is available at pomona.edu/museum/events/2022/09/gallery-talk-parisian-ecologies.


  • 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 law expert and U.C. Davis professor of law Mary Ziegler’s discussion, “After Roe: what happens when you lose a constitutional right?” 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.


  • The Committee to Elect Jennifer Stark to Claremont City Council hosts a wine and cheese pairing event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cheese Cave, 325 N. Yale Ave. The candidate will be there to answer questions. Tickets are $75 and are available at jenniferstarkforcitycouncil.com.


Thursday, September 22

  • Residents can safely dispose of personal documents and financial records at a free shredding event from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Two large trash bags worth of documents is the limit for this drive-through event. Do not bring documents in boxes. While the service is free, attendees are asked to consider a $10 donation to support the Claremont Senior Foundation. Call (909) 399-5490 for further details.


  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is giving the public an opportunity to meet city council candidates from districts two, three and four at a free and public forum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. A discussion panel will be moderated by Brett Strauss, a chamber board member and director of compliance at Southland Data Processing in Upland. Election Day is November 8. Pre-registration is required at business.claremontchamber.org. Call (909) 624-1681 with any questions.


  • The Committee to Elect Steven Llanusa hosts a 5 p.m. campaign kickoff party for residents of Claremont Unified School District Trustee Area 4 and CUSD at large at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The free, family-friendly event will introduce candidate Llanusa to the community and will include refreshments, drinks, and children’s activities. For more information call (909) 215-1290 or email stevenllanusa@gmail.com.


  • Claremont High School student volunteers will be ready to help seniors understand their mobile device and other pieces of technology with free tutoring sessions at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Seniors can learn topics like applications, games, social media and more. This is a drop-in workshop so pre-registration is not required. Call (909) 399-5360 for more info.


Friday, September 23

  • Today’s the final day to view artist Sharda Umanath’s exhibit, “At One Moment,” at Harvey Mudd’s Sprague Gallery, located in the Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and masks are required. Visit arts.hmc.edu for more details.


  • The public is invited to Claremont Kiwanis Club’s annual Route 66 themed fundraiser, scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. The evening will feature fine dining, dancing, live music by The Ravelers, casino games and a silent auction. Presale tickets are $75 at brownpapertickets.com/event/5406742 or $85 at the door. Proceeds will benefit local programs for children and seniors. For more info call (909) 621-2996.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Grateful Dead cover band Pride of Cucamonga at Shelton Park, Calypso Pirates at Village Plaza, and Randy Miller outside of the chamber of commerce offices. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, September 24

  • Combining the traditions of Oktoberfest and Día de los Muertos, Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, is throwing its Oktober Fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. The annual party of course features lots of beer, as well as food trucks, and live music, including a special performance from local “shamrockabilly” kings Craic Haus. For more information click on lastnamebrewing.com or call (909) 579-0032.


  • Laura Roach and Drew Ready host coffee and bagels at a meet and greet for city council candidate Jennifer Stark at their home from 10 to 11:30 am. For more info or to RSVP, email  lcroach@gmail.com.


  • The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art will celebrate its fall gala today with a 5:30 p.m. reception in the Claremont Depot Plaza, 200 W. First St., Claremont. The evening will include a dedication of CLMA’s Gallery One to Marguerite McIntosh, as well as a tribute to Randall Lewis and his family. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at clmoa.org. Email marilynray348@gmail.com or call (909) 917-6511 for more info.


Sunday, September 25 

  • Claremont Mayor Jed Leano kicks off his 2022 campaign with “bluegrass bonanza,” a bourbon tasting and fundraiser hosted by Nancy and Paul Brower, from 2 to 5 p.m. For the address, RSVP via email to jedforclaremont@gmail.com. 


  • The public is invited to Shoes That Fit’s birthday party fundraiser at Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., suite 107B, Claremont. From 5 to 7 p.m. a portion of every drink purchase will go to Shoes That Fit. Support a local business and drink cider for a good cause. To learn more about the event or Shoes That fit’s 30 years of service to the community, visit shoesthatfit.org/30years.


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