Our Town – What’s Happening in Claremont

Eat healthy, be wise
Claremont Senior Program is hosting a free Zoom workshop series designed to help seniors learn how to eat healthy and be active, every Tuesday in July from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
“Receive tips on how to boost your immune system; learn new snack and meal ideas through cooking demos and simple recipes; and boost your energy levels with fun chair exercises,” read a senior program press release.
Registered dietitian Joya Melissa will lead the workshops, and participants will receive free healthy living kits. The workshops are presented by Los Angeles County’s CalFresh Healthy Living program.
Pre-registration is required by calling (323) 813-3030 or emailing cfhl@foodsafe.com.

Monday night concerts are back
Claremont’s free Monday night concert series resumes August 2 with 1970s hits from Cold Duck. The series, long a summer staple in the City of the Trees, was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
The concerts will be held Mondays throughout August at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The lineup is as follows: August 2: Cold Duck; August 9, reggae with Upstream; August 16, 1990s covers from Me 90s; August 23, the Night Blooming Jazzmen bring Dixieland jazz; and on August 30 rock hits with The Ravelers.
The series is sponsored by the city of Claremont, the Kiwanis Club of Claremont and John Elway’s Claremont Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. During the concerts, the Kiwanis Club will offer a variety of dinner options and dessert, with proceeds benefitting the concert program.
Concert attendees are encouraged to follow face covering guidelines set forth by the CDC. The city will be following all Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, and therefore any and/or all events are subject to cancelation.
Alcohol is not allowed in city parks, nor are dogs. Low profile chairs are recommended as to maintain sight lines for all spectators.
For more information go to www.claremontca.org or call (909) 399-5490.

Boxed lunches for seniors
Though the Joslyn Senior Center remains closed, the Claremont Senior Program is continuing to provide boxed lunches to-go for adults 60 and over on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in front of the Joslyn, at 660 N. Mountain Ave.
The drive-through meal distribution is first-come, first-served, while supplies last. Any L.A. County resident over 60 is welcome to utilize this service. More information is available by calling (909) 399-5488 or by email to joslyncenter@ci.claremont.ca.us.

In-home vaccinations
Homebound older adults have access to free in-home COVID-19 vaccinations through a partnership between Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and L.A. County Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services.
Homebound older adults are eligible if they live alone and do not have local family or support to get them to a vaccination site.
To make a request for an in-home vaccination on your or someone else’s behalf, please email the Claremont Senior Program at joslyncenter@ci.claremont.ca.us or call (909) 399-5488.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and ShakesBEER tasting event fundraiser
Help keep local nonprofit theater alive at the first large scale in-person craft beer and food tasting event in Claremont since 2019. To kick off Ophelia’s Jump Productions annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival, enjoy an evening walking to various outdoor locations in the Claremont Village for both food tastes and beer tastes from local craft breweries and live music throughout the festival tasting locations, Saturday, July 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. ShakesBEER Festival ticket options for craft beer drinkers all include a souvenir event tasting glass and food tastes. Attendees can also choose the “Beer and Bard” option, which includes a ticket to Ophelia’s Jump Productions Midsummer Shakespeare selection, on a Saturday night performance of their choice. The Midsummer Shakespeare Festival at the Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College, begins Friday, July 16, with grounds open to start picnicking at 6 p.m. Featuring Twelfth Night, often considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most musical comedies. Find event details and ticket links at opheliasjump.org.

Looking for volunteers
Crossroads Inc. is looking for volunteers to help paint its new transitional housing location Saturday, July 10 and 17.
The Claremont-based nonprofit helps formerly incarcerated women transition from jail to society through a variety of services and programs. The transitional housing is at 563 San Francisco Ave., in Pomona. Volunteers are needed both Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information go to https://www.crossroadswomen.org/monthly-events.

Let’s get walking
Claremont Senior Program’s Get Walking Claremont walking groups are back in action beginning Tuesday, July 20.
At 8 a.m. on Tuesdays, walkers will meet at Shelton Park, on the corner of Bonita and Harvard avenues, for a one hour stroll through the Village. And at 8 a.m. Thursdays, beginning July 22, seniors will meet at the Thompson Creek trailhead parking lot, 2471 Indian Hill Blvd., for a gentle, one hour trek.
Participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early for both walks to sign-in and hear any announcements.
“This group is inclusive of all speeds and paces; no one will be left behind,” read a senior program press release.
Per L.A. County guidance, it is recommended that participants who are not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 wear a mask when distancing outdoors is difficult.
More information is available by calling (909) 399-5488 or by email to joslyncenter@ci.claremont.ca.us.


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