Event Calendar (September 30 – October 8, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, September 30

  • Friday Noon Concerts, jointly sponsored by the Pomona College and Scripps College departments of music, are held weekly in the Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont, and begin at 12:15 p.m. Today’s concert features Pomona student and steel-string guitar, mandola and mandolin musician Joti Rockwell. Concerts are free and open to the public. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the show. Call (909) 607-3266 for details.


  • At 4:15 p.m., all are invited to drop by Pomona College’s Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, for the first installment of Salon Series, a free monthly public gathering which closely examines art from the museum’s vaults. Attendees should bring questions and ideas about how social networks influence past and present artists. For info, visit pomona.edu/museum/events or call (909) 621-8283.


  • Our Lady of the Assumption Church’s OLA Fiesta, at 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont, opens today. The free fair will feature family-friendly entertainment, food, old-fashioned game booths, carnival rides, and a beer garden for adults 21 and over. The event takes place today from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, from 2 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, from 2 to 8 p.m. Visit olaclaremont.org for fiesta information.


Saturday, October 1

  • Inland Valley Hope Partners’ 49th annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless, which takes place at the Claremont Colleges Services lot, 101 S. Mills Ave., Claremont, begins at 9 a.m. Check-in begins one hour prior. Registration, which doubles as a donation to the cause, is $25 for adults, $20 for students, and free for children 12 and under. All registered walkers will receive a commemorative baseball cap. To learn more, call (909) 622-3806, extension 105, or visit inlandvalleyhopepartners.org/Ways-To-Help/Fundraising-Events.asp?ID=1.


  • Claremont Heritage opens a three-artist show with works from Patty Six, Richard Six, and Paul Kittlaus at 2 p.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m. artist talk, and a 6 p.m. Claremont Art Walk reception, at the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The reception will feature classical guitarist David Adams. More info is at claremontheritage.org.


  • Browse artwork around the Claremont Village as various businesses and museums participate in Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. More information can be found here.


Sunday, October 2

  • Enjoy a two-hour family bird walk with the Pomona Valley Audubon Society at the California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, beginning at 8 a.m. An Audubon member will lead the free walk. Attendees should meet near the Garden entrance and can bring binoculars if inclined. To learn more call (909) 982-9727.
  • Cucamonga Collective 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.


  • Grammy-nominated pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee performs alongside soprano Melissa Givens, pianist Jennie Jung, violinist Sarah Thornblade, and celloist Maggie Parkins at free and open to the public 3 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Genevieve and Friends. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. For details, visit pomona.edu/events.


  • 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 a talk from essayist and syndicated columnist Donna Britt, “Writing from the Heart: The Joys and Terrors of being Vulnerable in Journalism.” 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.


  • Keck Graduate Institute in collaboration with CVS Health and American Pharmacists Association hosts a flu shot clinic at the Chan Family Café inside KGI Building 517, at 517 Watson Dr., Claremont, between noon and 4 p.m. Free health screenings will also be provided. All must bring a valid insurance card to receive shots and screenings. For details, visit kgi.edu/event/apha-asp-kgi-flu-drive.


Tuesday, October 4

  • Seniors are welcome to participate in the Joslyn Center’s free journaling nature course, at 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Students will learn how to write entries, apply scientific data and simple drawing techniques to log the great outdoors. Pre-registration is required at anc.apm.activecommunities.com. Call (909) 399-5488 with any questions.


Wednesday, October 5

  • Business owners are invited to mingle at the awkwardly named lunch mob with Claremont Chamber of Commerce members and other businesses from noon to 1 p.m. at Hitch Burger, 2420 W. Arrow Route, Upland. To RSVP, visit business.claremontchamber.org.


  • The Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., 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 Kameelah Jana Rasheed’s current exhibit, “Worshipping at the Altar of Certainty: 1985.” More information is available at pomona.edu/museum.


Thursday, October 6

  • The Rembrandt Club of Pomona College opens its year with presentations by Kali Tindell-Griffin, Emily Ford, and Charles Becker, three student recipients of its annual junior art prize. Presentations are free and open to the public and begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 122 of the Pomona College Studio Art Building, 370 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Visit therembrandtclub.org for further details.



  • The public is invited to the first Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting of the month. Regular meetings at the district office, 170 W. San Jose Ave., begin with a closed session at 6:30 p.m. and are followed by the public portion, usually about 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Click cusd.claremont.edu/board to view the agenda and other information, or call (909) 398-0609.


  • Pomona Valley Audubon Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. The evening will begin with a bird identification session at 7 p.m. followed by refreshments and a short housekeeping meeting. Keri Dearborn will present the program, “The Island Fox – Surviving in a Changing World.” The meeting is free and open to the public. To learn more, contact Shirley Harris at (909) 982-9727.


  • All are invited to Rose Hills Theater, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont, for Standing up for Human Trafficking Victims and Asylum Seekers, a conversation with the founder and president of the Human Trafficking Legal Center, Martina Vandenberg, and immigration attorney and Claremont Mayor Jed Leano. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. For more details, call (909) 607-2448.


Friday, October 7

  • Adults can register for Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s book club by going online to visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7220873. October’s book is “No Beast So Fierce” by Dane Hucklebridge, which can be checked out at the library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. The book club will meet at 10:30 a.m.


  • The war and existentialism book club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., to discuss October’s book, “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.
  • Friday Nights Live performers include BAM at Shelton Park, Craic Haus at Village Plaza, Slinker outside of the chamber of commerce offices, and Mark Dzula on the Harvard Avenue side of the city hall patio. The free performances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more details visit claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, October 8


  • 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, on the corner of west Second and Thomas streets, will be held where attendees can purchase crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more. For information, visit downtownpomona.org/2nd-saturday-artwalk.


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