Event Calendar (September 23 – October 1, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, September 23

  • Friday Noon Concerts, jointly sponsored by the Pomona College and Scripps College departments of music, return today to the Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont, starting at 12:15 p.m. The opening concert features Scripps soprano Anne Harley, and music by pianist and dulcimer player Jodi Goble. Concerts are free and open to the public, and doors open 15 minutes prior to the show. For details, call the Scripps Music Library at (909) 607-3266.


  • Seniors can enjoy this week’s free movie matinee showing, “The Guilt Trip” (2012), at the Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., starting at 12:30 p.m. Masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5367 for info.


  • The public is invited to Claremont Kiwanis Club’s annual Route 66 themed fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 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. Call (909) 621-2996 for further details.


Saturday, September 24

  • Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, is hosting its annual Oktober Fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. The party will feature lots of beer, food trucks, and live music, including a special performance from local “shamrockabilly” kings Craic Haus. Visit lastnamebrewing.com or call (909) 579-0032 with any questions.


  • The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art kicks off its fall gala 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. For information, email marilynray348@gmail.com or call (909) 917-6511.


  • Cellist-conductor Eric Lindholm brings together Pomona College faculty pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee along with guest violinist Sakura Tsai and violist Kira Blumberg to perform music by Frank Bridge, Gernot Wolfgang and Gabriel Fauré in an 8 p.m. chamber music recital at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The concert is free and open to the public but masks are required. For details call (909) 607-2671.


Sunday, September 25

  • Sustainable Claremont is holding an urban foraging workshop at Hahn Hall, 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont, starting at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn the basics of foraging in and around Claremont during the session led by expert forager Douglas Kent. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/urban-foraging-workshop-tickets-403576316627. For more information visit the Eventbrite link or sustainableclaremont.org.


  • Ted Manuel 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.
  • Support a local business and drink cider for a good cause during 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 support Shoes That Fit. Learn more about the event and the nonprofit’s 30 years of service to the community by visiting shoesthatfit.org/30years.


Monday, September 26

  • 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 poet Mary Ruefle’s program, “An Evening of Poetry and Prose.” 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.


  • A special meeting of the sustainability committee will be held in Claremont City Hall’s Citrus Room, 207 Harvard Ave., Claremont, starting at 5:30 p.m. Agendas are posted online and at city hall on Thursday evenings prior to meetings. For meeting details and how to attend, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6365/20.


  • 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 that runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. Call (909) 399-5490 for meeting details.


  • The Democratic Club of Claremont’s general meeting will feature a talk from Jamie Kennerk, public affairs specialist for Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County. The meeting is free, open to the public, and will be held at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont, from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit us02web.zoom.us to register for the talk via Zoom.


Tuesday, September 27

  • The Knitting with Care group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The group creates projects to benefit local nonprofits. Attendees are also invited to work on personal projects. No registration is required but attendees should bring their own needles, hooks, and yarn. Call (909) 399-5488 with any questions.


  • 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., and agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us, or at city hall on Thursdays prior to meetings. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090 around 6:30 p.m. To listen in from a telephone, dial (213) 338-8477. 


Wednesday, September 28

  • Business owners are invited to the unfortunately named lunch mob with Claremont Chamber of Commerce members and other businesses from noon to 1 p.m. at Dog Haus Biergarten, 2209 E. Base Line Rd., suite 700, Claremont. To RSVP, visit business.claremontchamber.org.


  • Avid readers ages eight to 12 can register for Claremont Helen Renwick library’s classic reader’s book club by going to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7149791. Attendance is limited. September’s book is “Holes,” by Louis Sachar — which can be checked out at the library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. The club meets at 2 p.m.



Thursday, September 29

  • 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.


  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at Human Element Real Estate, 405 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 203, for a 5 p.m. ribbon cutting. Register for this event at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • At 7 p.m., a special meeting of the committee on human relations will be held at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 


Friday, September 30

  • Build up your toddler’s pre-literacy and cognitive skills with the baby band music class at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. The course, open to little ones up to age two, begins at 10:30 a.m. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7114180.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include Swing Shift at Shelton Park, Roy Howdy at Village Plaza, and Larry and Rhonda Jackson 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, October 1

  • Cal Poly Pomona’s annual pumpkin festival kicks off today. 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 www.etix.com (search “CPP”) prior to attending the festival. Admission and hours vary. For details, visit cpp.edu/~pumpkinfestival/attend.html.


  • Browse artwork around the city as various businesses and museums participate in the monthly Claremont Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. More information will appear in next week’s COURIER. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.


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