Event Calendar (November 11-19, 2022)

Sergeant-at-arms of the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78, John McCurdy salutes as the National Anthem plays on Thursday during Veterans Day services at Memorial Park. The annual event featured a flag raising by members of Boy Scout Troop 407 and 402, remarks from Mayor Jennifer Stark and the playing of Taps by Ethan Negus. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, November 11

  • At 11 a.m. in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., the City of Claremont and American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony. For details visit claremont.ca.us.


  • In observance of Veterans Day, city offices, the chamber of commerce, Joslyn Center and post office will be closed. Normal business hours will resume Monday, November 14.


  • This week’s free popcorn and movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is “Last Flag Flying” (2017). The film begins at 12:30 p.m., and masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.


Saturday, November 12

  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1798 N. Garey Ave., will host a free drive-thru flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic in its northwest parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon. The public is asked to enter off Willow Street. For information visit org/fluor call (909) 865-9500.


  • The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society hosts its free monthly meeting at 2 p.m. over Zoom. This month’s presentation is “10 databases you didn’t know were on Ancestry.com,” led by author and researcher Gena Philibert-Ortega. For Zoom access, send a request to raulncal@aol.com.


  • The public is invited to attend the free 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, is held where attendees can purchase crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more. For information visit org.


Sunday, November 13

  • California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, will host its free water wise community festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the garden is free for the day. Attendees will enjoy live music, garden tours, workshops, food trucks, raffles, a discussion panel on the drought impacts on California’s native plants and conservation efforts, and more. Learn more at org or by calling (909) 625-8767.


  • Polyhedra play 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 com.


  • The Pomona College Band will perform a free and open to the public concert beginning at 3 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Doors open 30 minutes prior. The show will feature Viet Cuong, William P. Latham, Alex Shapiro, and others. Program information is at edu/events.


Monday, November 14

  • The Claremont Senior Program helps seniors understand Apple computers with its free Mac user group from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The drop-in group is open to all and covers topics such as Apple apps, hardware, troubleshooting and more. For details call (909) 399-5488.


  • The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley’s president Lanore Pearlman will hold a free and in-person talk, “’To be or not to Be’: A Study of Three Versions of Shakespeare’s Most Famous Soliloquy,” beginning at 2 p.m. in the Joslyn Center’s Oak Dining Room, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. For more details call (909) 717-1109 or email lucylynch@aol.com.


  • Learn about CBD and cannabis for the pediatric population at a free 4 p.m. webinar hosted by Trusted Canna Nurse’s Megan Mbengue. The session will cover topics from the safety of breastfeeding to managing autism and adolescence. Register for the free course at com.


  • Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., hosts part one of a three-part free and open to the public series on Indigenous and Native peoples beginning at 7 p.m. in its sanctuary. Local Indigenous and Native peoples will guide attendees on a tour through the primordial origins of Southern California. For event details visit org.


  • The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the Bescoby family present “Giving Thanks To Our Veterans,” a free 7:30 p.m. community concert at Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, 1250 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, on the campus of Chaffey High School. The concert will celebrate past and present veterans. For more information visit net.


Tuesday, November 15

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


  • Celebrate family caregiver month with a free and open to the public fall cider social from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at AgingNext’s Memory Care Center, 763 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. Cider and snacks will be served, and live music programmed by Claremont Music Scene will be provided. Learn more at org.


  • The public is invited to the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. to attend the second Claremont Planning Commission meeting of the month. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.


  • Join Scripps College Professor Wendy Cheng for a free 7 p.m. conversation with Pulitzer Prize and Edgar Award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th, Claremont. Pre-registration is required at scrippscollege.edu/events.


Wednesday, November 16

  • On the third Wednesday of the month, the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts a free 9:45 a.m. writing workshop. Writers offer responses to each other on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. Call (909) 399-5488 to join.
  • At noon, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn session in its board room, 205 Yale Ave., Claremont. This week’s topic is “managing work stress with CBD.” The meeting is free for chamber members. Non-members are $15. Register at claremontchamber.org/events.
  • The monthly senior food bank, hosted by the Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, resumes distribution in Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The program provides a free food kit once a month to L.A. County seniors 60 and older who meet income guidelines. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. For details call (323) 234-3030.


  • Scripps College students will teach seniors how to journal and scrapbook during a free 4 to 5 p.m. craft and socializing event at the Joslyn Center’s Weinberger Wing, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Participants are welcome to bring their scrapbooking materials. Pre-registration is required at apm.activecommunities.com.


Thursday, November 17

  • The public is invited to the second 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 claremont.edu/board to view the agenda and other information, or call (909) 398-0609.


  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum’s free and open to the public speaker series continues with “Post Roe: Practicing Medicine Under Abortion Bans,” a 6:45 p.m. program from Lori Freedman, a sociologist and bioethicist at the University of California, San Francisco. The Ath 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.


  • All are invited to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus at the center court of Montclair Place, 5060 N. Montclair Plaza Ln. Santa will arrive promptly at 5 p.m. and attendees can take photos with him until 7 p.m. For event details visit com.


Friday, November 18

  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts its free technology assistance lab from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The course is open to seniors who need help with their laptops, tablets, phone, or other devices. Computers for public use will also be available. Visit claremont.ca.us for details.


  • The Benton Museum of Art’s assistant curator of collections Solomon Salim Moore hosts Salon Series, a free and public monthly gathering at the museum, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, at 4:15 p.m. Guests will be treated to an examination of selections from the Benton’s vaults. November’s Salon Series will consider humans relationship to the non-human world by looking at works depicting Homo sapiens foraging and harvesting. For more info visit edu/museum.


Saturday, November 19

  • In recognition of its 12-year anniversary, Inland Naturopathic Wellness Center, 314 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, will host a free open house from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited for a morning of health-related happenings and raffles. For more information visit com or call (909) 981-9200.


  • Female owned feminist cidery Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., suite 107B, along with Future is Female Revolution, hosts “Comedy is a Drag Ball: a Bridgerton Experience,” starting at 7:30 p.m. General admission begins at $15 and tickets can be purchased at com. Search “FIF Revolution.”


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