Event Calender (April 8 – 16, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont?


Friday, April 8

  • At noon, Andy Winnick, professor emeritus of economics and statistics at Cal State L.A., will discuss “How the Republican ‘steal the election’ efforts are embedded in the U.S. Constitution” during the Democratic Club of Claremont’s April luncheon. The discussion is another in the club’s Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker Series. The public is invited to attend the luncheon which will take place via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89559832568.


  • The annual spring dance concert hosted by Scripps College’s Dance Department returns today. The performance will be held at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St. at 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $5 and can be purchased online or at the door. For more details, visit scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/scripps-dances-2022.


Saturday, April 9

  • The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society will hold its monthly Zoom meeting beginning at 2 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in exploring their family history. David Flint will be speaking on English research part II and will focus on location finding tools to those of English descent to find the places where their ancestors lived. For a Zoom link and handout, contact raulncal@aol.com.


  • Over the weekend, Hot Yoga Claremont, 859 W. Foothill Blvd., will hold a fundraiser for the Volkovs, a Ukrainian refugee family mentioned in a recent edition of the COURIER. Hot Yoga Claremont will also host a silent auction and raffle throughout today. On Sunday beginning at 2 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy a paint and sip event and create Ukrainian folk art — tickets to the paint and sip are $30. For reservations, go to the online edition of the calendar and click ‘online.’


Sunday, April 10

  • The public is invited to attend the inaugural Claremont CERT car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Claremont Toyota. The event is free of charge. Shotgun Tom Kelley, currently on Sirius XM, will be the celebrity deejay at the car show. There will also be several Hollywood movie cars on display, as well as the CERT truck and trailer. For more info, visit claremontcert.org.


  • ZZaj will perform live jazz at the College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., at 2 p.m. The concert will last approximately three hours and is free to the public. For more information or to view the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.


  • The public is invited to join the Claremont Presbyterian Church’s Sanctuary Choir for a unique premiere music presentation, “Pandemic Requiem,” at 7 p.m. The Requiem is a “homegrown” work written by music director and organist Geri DeMasi and consists of 10 movements including solos and organ accompaniment. For details, visit claremontpres.org/events/2022/4/10/pandemic-requiem.


Monday, April 11

  • Following Claremont Unified School District’s spring break, the Youth and TRACKS activity centers will reopen for normal business hours today. Residents can reach the YAC at (909) 399-5360 or the TAC at (909) 399-5378 for more information or about upcoming courses. Note, TAC is only open to El Roble students.


  • Seniors are invited to play mahjong at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. For friendly competition, new friends and challenges. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status since this event takes place indoors. For details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.




Tuesday, April 12



Wednesday, April 13

  • If you’re an empty nester or have elderly parents, join Inter Valley Health Plan’s upcoming virtual course, Graceful Aging: Living Options for Empty Nesters, which takes place today at 11 a.m. Learn about the many living options available to keep you safe and active, and the pros and cons of each option. For more information or to register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.



  • The city’s architectural commission will hold a meeting via Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. The commission meets twice per month following council meetings, and agendas are posted on the city’s website and at city hall the Thursday prior the meeting. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5979/20.


Thursday, April 14

  • The Community Heart drive-thru food pantry, located at 10871 Central Ave. in Ontario, takes place every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is there to “help all families and individuals in need,” according to a flyer. For more information on the food pantry or Community Heart, visit https://communityheartfeedtheneed.org.



  • Claremont’s Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Program helps reserve dates each year for local non-profit organizations interested in hosting community events at the popular destination. Applications for 2023 theatre use must be submitted to the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., no later than 5 p.m. today for event consideration. Agencies that are awarded a community use date will receive an event rental package valued at over $5,550. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/2264/18.


Friday, April 15

  • Friday Noon Concerts are back at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., on the campus of Scripps College. The concerts are free, open to the public and begin at noon. Today’s concert will feature Pomona College violinist Jin-Shan Dai and Scripps pianist Jennie Jung. For more information, contact the Scripps Music Library at (909) 607-3266. Friday Noon Concerts are jointly sponsored by the Pomona and Scripps Colleges Departments of Music.


Saturday, April 16

  • The 2022 Spring Celebration will be held today at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., between 9 and 11 a.m. Plenty of fun will be had  and will include a live petting zoo, face painting, a magic show, interactive booths, photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and more. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will also host a pancake breakfast for $5 per person beginning at 8 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., the free egg hunt for children ages three to 12 will begin. For more information about the Spring Celebration, visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • Tapestry Church Claremont invites the community for a screening of “The Passion of the Christ” at the Claremont Laemmle 5, 450 W. Second St., beginning at 10 a.m. While admission is free, seating is limited and will be based on first come, first served. A time of worship and communion will follow the screening. For more details, contact the church at (909) 741-5176. 


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