Event Calendar (September 9 – 17, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, September 9

  • The public is invited to drop by Harvey Mudd’s Sprague Gallery, located in the Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., to view artist Sharda Umanath’s exhibit, “At One Moment.” The exhibit is open through September 23. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required. Visit arts.hmc.edu for more details.


Saturday, September 10

  • The Pomona Red Cross Blood, Platelet and Plasma Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Circle, will host a blood, power red and AB plasma donation drive between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org. For more info call (909) 859-7070.


  • The committee to elect Jennifer Stark to the Claremont City Council invites the public to a kickoff celebration and family field day at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opportunities to endorse the candidate, donate, receive a yard sign, or volunteer will be available.


  • “Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay” opens at 4 p.m. at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N Garey Ave., Pomona. The exhibition runs through February 2023. AMOCA is open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required at amoca.org/events. Call (909) 865-3146 or email communications@amoca.org for details.


  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions opens Inda Craig-Galván’s “Black Superhero Magic Mama” at 8 p.m. tonight. The theater is at 2009 Porterfield Way, suite H, Upland. General admission is $35, preview performances and college students with ID are $20, and Thursdays are “pay what you can” days. For show times or to purchase tickets visit opheliasjump.org or call (909) 734-6565.


Sunday, September 11


  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, presents a free 6 p.m. concert with The Four Seasons Camerata, a four-member chamber orchestra directed by Zun-Hin Woo. The group will perform various pieces by Vivaldi, Bach and more. The concert is open to the public and proceeds. Donations will benefit the musicians. Call (909) 626-2714 or visit egoodshepherd.org for more info.


Monday, September 12

  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum speaker series returns today for its 2022-2023 season at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. The series kicks off with Amanda Little, an environmental journalist and professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Attendees can stop by to hear Little’s free discussion on “The fate of food: what we’ll eat in a bigger, smarter, hotter world,” at 6:45 p.m. Further details are available at cmc.edu/athenaeum or by calling (909) 621-8244.


  • The City of Claremont’s public art committee will host a virtual meeting today at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and information can be found at ci.claremont.ca.us.


Tuesday, September 13


  • The first 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 online at ci.claremont.ca.us, or at city hall on Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090 around 6:30 p.m. To listen in from the phone, dial (213) 338-8477.


Wednesday, September 14

  • Today kicks off day one of a free two-day smart driver seminar hosted by the American Association of Retired Persons. The courses will teach residents ages 50 and up defensive driving skills. Classes will be held at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. To register visit anc.apm.activecommunities.com. 


  • Claremont Unified School District Board of Education Trustee Area 4 candidate Steven Llanusa invites residents to a 6 p.m. listening event to hear concerns and ideas at The Spot Café, 435 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Food and drink will be served. For more information call (909) 215-1290 or email stevenllanusa@gmail.com.


  • The committee to elect Jennifer Stark to the Claremont City Council hosts a 6 p.m. meet and greet event at Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd. Attendees are asked to observe COVID-19 masking protocols.


  • Wondering how to cope with current water restrictions? Dave Schroeder will talk about “Irrigating in a time of drought” at the Claremont Garden Club’s 7 p.m. meeting in the Louise Roberts Room at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. For details, visit claremontgardenclub.org or call (909) 621-6381.



Thursday, September 15

  • Claremont Colleges students can attend Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School Global Family Business Institute, 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave., for the first session of Authors at Drucker. The series covers topics like business succession, innovation, conflict management and generational dynamics. The season’s first author is Dennis Jaffe who will discuss his book, “Borrowed from Your Grandchildren,” at 10 a.m. To register, visit cgu.edu/event/authors-drucker-dennis-jaffe.


  • AgingNext volunteer director and chef Stacy Mittelstaedt will show folks how to make a Filipino-style chicken adobo dish with a few ingredients for this edition of Stacy’s Kitchen, featuring special guest, AgingNext CEO Abigail Pascua. The free virtual course begins at 10 a.m. Register at eventbrite.com/e/stacys-kitchen-chicken-adobo-tickets-407502289317.


  • At noon, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn session at Epic Notes, 415 W. Foothill Blvd., suite 134. This week’s topic is “eliminating debt.” The meeting is free for chamber members. Non-members are $15. Attendees can bring their own lunches. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.


  • The public is invited to the second Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting of the month, held at the district office, 170 W. San Jose Ave. Meetings begin with a closed session at 6:30 p.m. and are followed by the public portion around 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. To view agenda or other information, click on ‘board agendas and live access’ online at cusd.claremont.edu or call (909) 398-0609.


  • The last day to reserve an advertising banner for Village Venture is today. To request a banner order form, email contact@claremontchamber.org. Participating businesses will have their info displayed on 20-inch by 42-inch banners on Village light poles prior to the annual event. Prices for hanging banners are as follows: chamber members $100; non-chamber members $150; returning advertisers $50. 


Friday, September 16

  • Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1798 N. Garey Ave., will host a blood and power red drive. Appointments can be made online at redcrossblood.org. For details, call (909) 865-9500.


  • Friday Nights Live performers include the Silverados at Shelton Park, the Mike Taylor Quartet at Village Plaza, and Mark Dzula 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 17

  • The Foothill Family Shelter is asking neighbors to support their 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. For more details, email raquel@foothillfamilyshelter.org.


  • The Laemmle Claremont 5 theater, 450 W. Second St., hosts a cannabis 101 workshop at 10 a.m. by Trusted Cannanurse. The forum will focus on the medicinal use of cannabis, CBD, and THC, and will include information about Measure CT, a cannabis taxation measure city residents will decide on November 8. General admission begins at $30 and attendees, who must be 18 or older, can drop by either in-person or virtually. To learn more or to register, visit trustedcannanurse.com/cannabis-101-workshop. 


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