Event Calendar: September 29-October 7, 2023

What’s happening Claremont?

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, September 29

  • Appearance of the Body,” a group showcase by Charles Ryan Becker, Eric Arneson Blair, Soo Bin Cho, Jonah Ifcher, Kaitlyn Penchina, Bella Pettengill, Caelan Reeves, Waverly Wang, and Jessica Yim is on view at the Sprague Gallery, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, through October 1. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Email gallery@g.hmc.edu for weekend hours or more info.
  • Parents and students are invited to the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, for the annual back-to-school bash from 3 to 6 p.m. Attractions include a jumper, video game truck, magician, a photo booth, and free food.
  • Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Pride of Cucamonga at Shelton Park, Mike Taylor Quartet at Village Plaza, and Acoustic Kitty at the chamber of commerce. Visit org for concert details.


  • The City of Pomona concludes its summer concert series at Civic Center Plaza, 505 S. Garey Ave., tonight with a free 6 to 9 p.m. performance by the School of Arts and Enterprise-based Downbeat Dance Band. Search “cityofpomona_communityservices” on Instagram or visit gov for details.

Saturday, September 30

  • Dudek, an environmental, planning, and engineering firm the city hired in July, is performing a review of Claremont’s tree policies and guidelines manual and will facilitate a community meeting for input at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Details are at claremont.ca.us.


  • The 2023 Off-Road Expo at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, begins at 9 a.m. today and Sunday, October 1. Manufacturers will debut new products while retailers will showcase off-roading gear with discounted pricing. More info is at com.

  • The Friends of the Claremont Library host 10 local authors for a free and open to the public meet and greet eventfrom 10 a.m. to noon at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Email friendsofclaremontlibrary@gmail.com to learn more.
  • Grammy-nominated pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee, joined by Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, performs the free and open to the public fourth concert of her Beethoven piano-violin sonata cycle series at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Program info is atedu/events.
  • Today’s the final day of Eddie’s Italian Eatery’s Maui strong fundraiser. Dine in or take out from the restaurant, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont, with a portion of the bill going to the Maui Food Bank’s disaster relief fund. Information is at claremontchamber.org.

Sunday, October 1

  • Shop locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry at the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Marketfrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village. More details are at org/farmers-artisans-market.
  • California Botanic Garden and Pomona Valley Audubon Society host free, 8 a.m. family bird walks on the first Sunday of the month at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Register for this month’s two-hour session at org/event.
  • 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 org or call (909) 621-3200 for more info.
  • Harvey Mudd College hosts Satoko Inoue in “Satoko Plays Japan in Claremont,” a free and open to the public 7 p.m. concert at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The pianist will perform works by Kondo, Itoh, Watanabe, Tanaka, and Shibuya. Program info is at hmc.edu.

Monday, October 2

  • Mahjong Mondays at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.

  • The Pomona Pride Center hosts reading rainbow, a book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, every first and third Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.⁠ Visit org or call (909) 326-0482 for details.
  • A meeting between Dudek, an environmental, planning, and engineering firm the city hired in July, and the sustainability committee will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 207 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Details are at claremont.ca.us.


Tuesday, October 3

  • First responders from Rancho Cucamonga’s Police Department and fire district will be at Starbucks, 8025 Day Creek Blvd., from 9 to 11 a.m. for a free and open to the public coffee with heroes event. Visit us for more info.

  • Panelists Linda Perkins, Carmen Rios, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, and Diana Selig continue Claremont McKenna College’s free and open to the public speaker series with a 6:45 p.m. talk, “The Feminist Fight Forward: Lessons from 50 Years of Ms.,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. More information is at edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.
  • Scripps Presents welcomes former San Francisco 49ers assistant offensive coach Katie Sowers, the first openly gay and first female coach in Super Bowl history, for a free and open to the public 7 p.m. talk at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. Tickets and information are at com, search “Katie Sowers.”

  • The Claremont Planning Commission gathers 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 claremont.ca.us for info.


Wednesday, October 4

  • Older adults can learn about and discuss general mental wellness topics at aging with love, a free and open to the public four part series hosted by House of Ruth from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, Wednesdays through October 11. Preregistration is required at apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
  • 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 gov or call (909) 802-2650 for info.
  • Pomona College hosts a free and open to the public screening of the fourth episode of “Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme Court” followed by a panel discussion with professor of politics Amanda Hollis-Brusky and director Dawn Porter from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. RSVP atedu.

Thursday, October 5

  • This month’s Claremont Chamber of Commerce “networking walk” 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, October 3, at 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 and they are willing to part with and take home another in its place. More info is at apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
  • Joseph Allen Boone, author and professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California, is this week’s guest at the free and open to the public Scripps Presents @noon series at Boone Recital Hall, 231 E. 10th, Claremont. For details or to RSVP, search “Joseph Allen Boone” at eventbrite.com or visit scrippscollege.edu/events.
  • A free financial literacy group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.
  • Bella Pettengill and Ananya Goel, Pomona College seniors and student recipients of the Perdita Sheirich Junior Art Prize Award, will present their summer research topics at a free and open to the public 1:30 p.m. reception at Pomona College’s Studio Art Building, on the corner of Columbia and Bonita avenues. This session kicks off the Rembrandt Club of Pomona College and Claremont’s monthly first Thursday programming for 2023-2024.
  • 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 claremont.edu/board to view the agenda or call (909) 398-0609.
  • Claremont High School Theatre Department opens the 2023-2024 season with Adam Szymkowicz’s “Kodachrome,” with 7 p.m. shows set for today and Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Admission is $8 for students, $10 for adults at cusd.claremont.edu.


Friday, October 6

  • 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. October’s book is “Candide” by Jacques Fiot and Voltaire. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


  • Our Lady of the Assumption Church’s annual OLA Fiesta opens at 5 p.m. at 435 N. Berkeley Ave., Claremont, and includes live music, Hispanic, Vietnamese, Filipino, and American food, games, carnival rides, prize drawings, and a beer garden through Sunday, October 8. Call (909) 626-3596 for info.
  • California Botanic Garden’s Things That Go Bump in the Night returns after a four-year hiatus from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, October 7, at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Tickets are available at org. Call (909) 625-8767 for more information.

  • Conductor Tony Rowe leads the Pomona College Orchestra during a free and open to the public 8 p.m. concerthighlighting the works of Mozart, Barber, Wagner, and Liszt at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The program repeats at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8.


Saturday, October 7

  • Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free and open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. Jazz Fellowship with guest singer Ahlitney Lucas-Krebs will perform a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at 205 Yale Ave. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.


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