What’s happening Claremont? June 21 to 29

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

Friday, June 21

  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1798 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, hosts a 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross. Sign up at org.
  • The American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, hosts 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. family art workshops. Register at org/events. Classes are $10 and include museum admission.
  • Learn to make beaded jewelry during Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s free 2 to 3 p.m. teen crafting hour for kids 12 to 17 at 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Register at lacountylibrary.org/event.
  • RSVP for Behavior Highway’s $10 5 to 7 p.m. Lego building event at com/1k4qb, held at 675 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 310, Claremont.
  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Blues and Fries at Village Plaza, Kathy Woolsey and Friends at the chamber of commerce, and Blue Highway at Shelton Park. The music lineup is at org.
  • Tri-City Mental Health Services hosts a 6 p.m. showing of “The Princess and the Frog” (2009) at 1403 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Call (909) 242-7600 for details.
  • Los Angeles-based artist Anamaria De La Cruz invites the public to a free vinyl release party for her debut album, “Gone,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hotel Casa 425, 425 W. First St., Claremont, with a performance at 7. Autographed albums will be available for sale. More info is at com.
  • Valverde School of Performing Arts’ 19th annual summer showcase opens at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga at 6:30 p.m. Additional noon and 5:30 p.m. showings will be held on June 22 and June 23. Tickets, $22, are at us/events.
  • The public is invited to a free 7 p.m. concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein at Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More info is at us/concerts-24.


Saturday, June 22

  • Endless Fitness, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 200-D, hosts a longest day fundraising event from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn more at com.
  • California Botanic Garden hosts a two day grand opening event for its new bird and butterfly garden, free with regular admission, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and 4 to 8 p.m. June 23 at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. A schedule of events is at org. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Kids under 3 are free.
  • The annual Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk, featuring 17 pouring stops, local food vendors and live music, takes place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the Village. Tickets, $50, include 12 stops, a commemorative glass, and a map. Designated driver tickets are $25. Visit com for tickets and info.
  • The Claremont Baha’i community celebrates Juneteenth with a free and open to the public noon to 4 p.m. event at Blaisdell Park, 440 S. College Ave., featuring a lecture from Claremont McKenna College professor Derik Smith.
  • Claremont Craft Ales’ hosts its free and open to the public 12 year anniversary party from 1 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 204C, featuring live music from The J Birds on Saturday and Solid Ray Woods on Sunday, as well as special beer releases. More info is at beer.
  • Poets and authors Judy Kronenfeld and Jose Hernandez Diaz are this month’s guests at the Friends of the Claremont Library’s free 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays poetry eventat Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.
  • Inland Valley Repertory Theatre mounts “13: The Musical” at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Claremont High School campus, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. today and June 29, and 2 p.m. June 23 and 30. Tickets, $35-45, are available at org or by calling (909) 859-4878.


Sunday, June 23

  • Children ages 7 to 13 can learn the basics of acting, singing and movement during Camp Inland Valley Repertory Theatre at Claremont Community School of Music, 951 W. Foothill Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sessions, $285 to $625, run June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, and July 22-August 2. More info is at org/camp-ivrt.
  • Granite Creek Community Church’s vacation Bible school for kindergarten through sixth grade students runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-28 at 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont. Visit org/events to register.
  • A free and open to the public current events discussion group takes place Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont.
  • Mark Ramos, chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, will deliver a free and open to the public 7 p.m. lecture, “Taking back swing districts by winning the support of the working class,” at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont.


Tuesday, June 25

  • Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet Tuesdays at 8 a.m. at Shelton Park, at the corner of Bonita and Harvard avenues, for a walk in the Village and Claremont Colleges. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements.
  • Consultant Tiffany Dyson leads an 11 a.m. virtual workshop for adults who want to understand benefits such as a retirement savings account, health insurance and professional development. Register at lacountylibrary.org/event.
  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., begins with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. Agendas are posted at claremont.ca.us and city hall the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually visit zoom.us/j/256208090, or call (213) 338-8477 to listen in via phone.
  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites the public to a free 7 p.m. screening of “Trolls Band Together” (2023) at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, to continue its summer movies in the park series. A second 7 p.m. screeningwill be held June 28 at Red Hill Community Park, 7478 Vineyard Ave. For more information visit us.
  • Montclair’s 63rd annual free and public summer concert and movie series continues with a 7 p.m. concert by Chico Band at Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St. Visit org for the 2024 schedule.


Wednesday, June 26

  • Tour California Botanic Gardens’ new bird and butterfly garden with the Claremont Chamber of Commerce during an 8:30 a.m. walk at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. The walk is free for CalBG members, $5 for chamber members, $10 for non-members. Pre-register by June 25 at claremontchamber.org.
  • A 6 p.m. planning workshop and discussion about the Lewis Park playground project takes place at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. More info is at claremont.ca.us, or call the community services department at (909) 399-5431.
  • The California Public Utilities Commission gathers tonight for a 6 p.m. virtual hearing regarding Golden State’s general rate case application at com/ca/cpuc. Attend the meeting by phone by calling (800) 857-1917 and enter the code 6032788#. Press *1 to comment.
  • Claremont’s architectural and preservation commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Information is at claremont.ca.us.
  • Dynamite Dawson continues the City of San Dimas’ music in the park series with a free and public 7 p.m. concert at Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave. View future acts at gov.
  • The City of Ontario’s Recreation and Community Services Department continues its annual free and open to the public summer concert series at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave., with Always Adele at 7 p.m. Info is at gov/specialevents.


Thursday, June 27

  • House of Ruth invites all to its 5 to 9 p.m. bbq and brews fundraiser at Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. Tickets, $55, are available at org.
  • Claremont Heritage hosts mosaic artist Alba Cisneros for a free 7 p.m. talk at the Ginger Elliott Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, as part of its Muriel Faith O’Brien education series. Call (909) 621-0848 or email info@claremontheritage.org to reserve a spot.
  • Upland’s 2024 moonlight movies and music series continues with Box Car 7 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th St. Visit gov/summer-festivities for more happenings.
  • Rancho Cucamonga Community Services Department continues its annual free and open to the public summer concert series with The Dreamboats at 7 p.m. at Red Hill Community Park, 7484 Vineyard Ave. Info is at us/events.


Friday, June 28

  • Claremont’s 6 to 9 p.m. free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Dynamite Dawson at Village Plaza, Dzuls at the chamber of commerce, and Silverados at Shelton Park. Upcoming acts are at org.
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy” (2021) is today’s free and public 6 p.m. screening at Tri-City Mental Health Services, 1403 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Call (909) 242-7600 for details.
  • The City of Ontario screens “Elemental (2023) at 7 p.m. to continue its free and open to the public movies in the park series at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave. Info is at gov/specialevents.


Saturday, June 29

  • The Claremont Village Freedom 5000 at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with the 1K for children ahead of the 5K race at 8. Registration, due by June 27, is $20 for the 1K, $40 for the 5K. Beyond June 28 fees jump to $25 and $45. Register at org.
  • The Los Angeles pet fair opens at 10 a.m. today at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, and 11 a.m. June 30. The event features a bird super show in exposition hall 7, an aquarium show in hall 6, a reptile super show in hall 4, and an outdoor succulent area. Admission is $20 for adults and teens, $16 for children 12 and under, and free for kids up to 2. Info is at com.
  • Ontario Museum of History and Art hosts free noon and 2:30 p.m. fabric art workshops for children ages 10 and up at 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario. Bring fabric or clothing you are willing to rip or cut. Reservations are required at org/programs as space is limited.
  • The La Verne Aquatics Center, 3175 Bolling Ave., will be open to the public from 4 to 7:30 p.m. for a pirate themed family swim event. Admission is $5. Swimmers are required to sign a waiver before pool use. Info is at org.


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