What’s happening Claremont? Great weekly events

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com

Friday, June 2

  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club holds a free technology assistance lab at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., from 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month. It’s open to seniors wanting help with their laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers are available at the center. For details visit claremont.ca.us.
  • The war and existentialism book club gathers at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June’s book is “Kafka on the Shore,” by Haruki Murakami. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.
  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will install a new board of directors and give awards to businesses during a ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets, $125, and event specifics are at claremontchamber.org/events.
  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Selina and the Waifs at Shelton Park, Swingin’ Doors at Village Plaza, and the Claremont Community School of Music’s Student Ensemble at the chamber of commerce. More info is at org.
  • The Claremont Forum will celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” at its second annual free and open to the public books come alive event from 6 to 9 p.m. June 2 and 3 at 586 W. First St. Guests can meet pirates, listen to music, view art, and participate in creative activities. Visitorg for details.
  • Claremont High School Theatre closes its 60th season with a 7 p.m. performances of “Matilda the Musical,” tonight and June 3, with a 2 p.m. show June 3, at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way. Tickets for the musical, inspired by Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s book, are at com. Call (909) 624-9053, ext. 30463, for more info.


Saturday, June 3

  • Check-in and on-site registration for the city of Upland’s Summer Sprint 5K and 1K Kids’ Dash will begin at 6:45 a.m. at McCarthy Park, 2000 N. San Antonio Ave., where races will begin and end. The 1K for children ages 9 and under begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the all ages 5K at about 8. Registration for 5K participants is $35, $25 children in the 1K. Call (909) 931-4280 or visit gov for additional information.
  • Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, holds its monthly first Saturday sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Outdoor booths will include fabric and sewing supplies, fine art, and collectibles. A raffle for a handmade crochet bedspread will also be held with the winner drawn at 11 a.m. Call (909) 399-5500 for details.
  • Claremont Garden Club member Carol Gil will lead “introduction to dyeing with plants,” a plant-dyed natural fiber demonstration, from 10 a.m. to noon. Email info@claremontgardenclub.org to RSVP and for location.
  • The Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., holds a free in-person paper flower crown making workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. for children ages 12 and up. Details are at lacountylibrary.org.
  • The city of Pomona will hold a music festival at Civic Center Plaza, 505 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, from 3 to 9 p.m. to kick off its summer concert series. Performers include Daydream Time Machine, Selenamos, Jordi, Alejandro Aranda (the runner-up of American Idol in 2019), and a surprise act. More info is at gov.
  • The Inland Pacific Ballet Academy’s annual spring recital, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” gets underway at 3 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets are $42 at us/events.
  • The free and open to the public Claremont Art Walk is held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. Details about this month’s walk appear on page XX. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.

Sunday, June 4

  • Shop locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry at the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Marketfrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village. More information is at org.
  • The Jazz Doctors play a free concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Go to com for more info.
  • La Verne Church of the Brethren’s Sanctuary Choir performs “American Songbook,” a free and open to the public concert, at 4 p.m. today and 7 p.m. June 7 at 2425 E St., La Verne. Donations are appreciated. Call (909) 593-1364 for more details.
  • The Claremont Heritage 2023 awards gala will be held at Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cocktail hour begins at 4 p.m. The evening will include dinner, awards, and an auction. Bidding, open now at org, will close at noon June 11. Tickets are available at claremontheritage.org. Questions? Email director@claremontheritage.org.

Monday, June 5

  • Seniors participate in a free active adult chair exercise group at 9:35 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.
  • A free and open to the public current events discussion group takes place at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1 to 2 p.m. every Monday. Call (909) 399-5488 for details.
  • The Pomona Pride Center, 386 S. Thomas St., hosts reading rainbow, a book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.⁠ every first and third Monday. June’s reading is “The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures,” by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy. Visit org or call (909) 326-0482 for info.

Tuesday, June 6

  • During Pride Month, AgingNext will begin a series of services and advocacy for older LGBTQ+ adults, beginning today with a SAGECare webinar at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The session will provide training and consulting on LGBTQ+ aging issues for employees, administrators, and executives. Visit org to register for this and other upcoming Pride Month-related courses.
  • The Claremont Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the council chambers, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.
  • The city of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7:30 p.m. screening of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” at the Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, to kick off its summer movies in the park A second screening will be held at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave., at 7:30 p.m. June 9. For more information visit cityofrc.us.


Wednesday, June 7

  • Learn how to maintain cognitive functions and combat memory loss as you age during a free 1 to 2 p.m. seminar at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The course is presented by the Umanath Memory and Aging Lab of Claremont McKenna College. Search “memory” at apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation to register.
  •  The Los Angeles County Library invites the community to a free 1 p.m. virtual author talk with organizational psychologist and member of the International Positive Psychology Association Mike Rucker, who will discuss his latest work, “The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life.” Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org.
  • Heart Heroes holds free and open to the public hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation trainings from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Visit gov or call (909) 802-2650 for info.
  • Amanda and Steve Sabicer host Alex McDonald, Trustee Area 4 Board of Education candidate in Claremont Unified School District’s July 24 special election, for a 6 to 7 p.m. meet-and-greet at their home. Location provided upon RSVP request to info@mcdonald4cusd.com.


Thursday, June 8

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts a newcomer mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Ophelia’s Jump, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. Register or learn more at claremontchamber.org.
  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Go to org for details.
  • Pomona’s 2023 mayor’s gala will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, 601 W. McKinley Ave., from 5:30 to 10 p.m. This year’s master of ceremonies is magician David Kovac. Tickets are $150 at bidpal.net/pplf2023. Visit pomonaca.gov for more info.
  • Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, hosts a trivia night beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call (909) 398-1985 for info.


Friday, June 9

  • This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, is “Top Gun” (1986) starring Tom Cruise. Free popcorn is available, and masks are encouraged. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.
  • Janice and Larry Hoffmann host a 2 to 4 p.m. community meet and greet for Alex McDonald, a candidate for Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education, Trustee Area 4, at their Claremont home, 2605 N. Mountain Ave. Email info@mcdonald4cusd.com for more info.
  • Upland’s 2023 Lemon Festival returns today at 305 N. Second Ave. The annual three-day event is free and open to the public and features carnival rides, games, food, vendors, and live music. The festival is open from 3 to 11 p.m. today, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 10 and 11. Carnival rides stay open until midnight and alcohol sales end at 10 p.m. More information is at com.
  • The City of Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Emerald at Shelton Park, Acoustical Mystery Tour at Village Plaza, and Mark Dzula at the chamber of commerce.
  • Tri-City Mental Health Services screens “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” (2011) at 6 p.m. in a free and open to the public movie night at its wellness center, 1403 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Masks are required. Call (909) 242-7600 for more information.

Saturday, June 10

  • Find organic and chemical-free produce from local urban farms, books, and other items at the Pomona Valley Certified Farmers Market, held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Pearl Street and Garey Avenue in Pomona. For information visit org.
  • Parkinson’s Explorers, a free Parkinson’s disease support group, gathers at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center’s Grove Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5490 to learn more.
  • The Pomona Art Walk takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St. It includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St., with crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, and food. Visit org for details.



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