Event Calendar: September 8 – 16, 2023

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, September 8

  • The Pomona Valley Brass Quintet begins Pomona College’s free and open to the public Friday noon concert series at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia St., Claremont, at 12:15 p.m. Doors open at noon. Visit pomona.edu for more details.


  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, is “Champions” (2023) starring Woody Harrelson. Free popcorn is available. Masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for more info.


  • Seniors are invited to the first free 3 p.m. session of the Joslyn dance club at 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Classes meet the second and fourth Fridays of the month through November 10. RSVP at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • 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

  • Celebrate California’s statehood with free admission to California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Non-members must preregister at calbg.org.


  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, gathers at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 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,” from 2 to 5 p.m. during a free and open to the public event at the Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St. The collection, published by Bamboo Dart Press, reflects on her late husband, Walter Maya, who died from lung cancer in 2018 at age 89.



  • 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.



Sunday, September 10



  • Zzaj plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. More info is at jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • Violist Cynthia Fogg and cellist Tom Flaherty, the duo known as Celliola, join Pomona College faculty for a free 3 p.m. matinee at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More info is at pomona.edu/events.



Monday, September 11


  • AgingNext is celebrating National Day of Service from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a blood drive, flu and Covid-19 vaccine clinic for adults, disaster preparedness classes, volunteer fair, and a lunch provided by the Claremont Kiwanis. AgingNext is at 141 Spring St., Claremont. For information or to make an appointment to donate blood call (909) 621-9900.





Tuesday, September 12



  • Adults striving to work as a creative entrepreneur can learn how from three panelists during a free 11 a.m. virtual course put on by the Los Angeles County Library. RSVP at visit.lacountylibrary.org.


  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., will begin with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us and city hall on the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090. To listen in via phone, dial (213) 338-8477.



Wednesday, September 13

  • The Woman’s Club of Claremont resumes its monthly lunch meetings today at 11:30 a.m. at 343 W. 12th St. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Monday, September 11, and must be paid in advance at womansclubofclaremont.com. The member price for lunch is $20, $25 for visitors. Call (909) 621-7064 for inquiries.


  • The Upland Chamber of Commerce hosts an evening of bingo at Hamburger Mary’s Ontario, 3550 E. Porsche Way. Seating opens at 5:30 p.m. and games start 30 minutes later. Eight games begin at $25, and cash raffle tickets will also be available. Visit web.uplandchamber.org for more details.


  • Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.



Thursday, September 14

  • Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at 2471 N. Indian Hill Boulevard at 8 a.m. each Thursday for an easy walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements. More information is at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go to communityheartfeedtheneed.org for details.


  • Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s monthly senior food bank distributes a free food kit for LA County residents 60 and older who meet income guidelines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Identification with date of birth is required. Questions? Call (323) 234-3030.


  • Learn to navigate Brainfuse VetNow, a free online service for veterans that connects to benefits and community resources, during a free 4 p.m. virtual program hosted by Los Angeles County Library. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org.



Friday, September 15


  • A free hybrid book club for seniors meets at the James L. Brulte Senior Center, 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga, at 10 a.m. Email jessica.king@cityofrc.usfor a Zoom link. This month’s topic is national book award titles.


  • Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Jazz City at Shelton Park, Blues and Fries at Village Plaza, and Randy Miller at the chamber of commerce. More info is at claremontchamber.org.



Saturday, September 16

  • The fifth annual Pomona Children’s Festival will feature free sporting activities, workshops for children and food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza, 505 S. Garey Ave. Kids and adults are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite superheroes. Tickets and information are at pomonachildrensfestival2023.eventbrite.com.


  • Famed entertainer Charo, with comedian Scott Wood, performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets begin at $70 at cityofrc.us/events.


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