by Andrew Alonzo | [email protected]
What is happening at Claremont?
Friday May 20th
- Every Friday at 9 a.m., a art group meets at the Claremont Joslyn Center. The free group session is open to all levels of artists invited to bring their current work into the works or to start new ones. Participants must wear masks indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.
- In the annex of the Joslyn Center, the Claremont Senior Computer Club is ready to help you with hardware, software and technically everything in between. Come to this twice-monthly lab to get help from your peers, use the computer lab, or learn more about computers. This is a free stop-by opportunity, which takes place between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.
Saturday May 21st
- Stop by the Claremont Helen Renwick Library at 2:00 p.m. for a relaxing afternoon of creating bad art. Make a sculpture, a drawing, a mobile or whatever you want, and the worst work of art wins a dubious prize. Registration for the event is required prior to participation at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6607715?registration=true. This event is for children between the ages of 10 and 17.
- Singer, songwriter and musician Robbie Fulk will be performing a special concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Folk Music Center, 220 N. Yale Ave. Two Grammy nominees. Tickets start at $25 and doors open at 7pm. For more information, call (909) 624-2928.
- Following its official opening on Friday, the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art will host a grand opening of its latest exhibition today, “Claremont collects: art, creativity, community,” the inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded museum. Sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC, the exhibition features work by local artists from the 1930s to the present day. The grand opening will be at 6:00 p.m. at 200 W. First St. For more information, see clmoa.org/exhibit/claremont-collects-art-creativity-community.
Sunday May 22nd
- The final Healthy Back Transformation Movements Workshop, directed by Roi Chairrat and Avani Zaidi, will be held today at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. The free workshop starts at 9:30 am and will help participants to “overcome pain, aches and pains and limitations, increase strength and flexibility throughout the body, sharpen your thinking and awareness, increase your creativity” and much more. To sign up, visit eventbrite.com/e/healthy-backs-transformation-movement-workshops-tickets-308268899577.
- exit 9 will be live jazz at the College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd. at 2 p.m. The concert will last about three hours and is free to the public. Visit for more information or the monthly jazz lineup jazzatcollegecenter.com.
Monday, May 23rd
- Seniors are invited to play mahjong at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., every Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy friendly competition, make new friends and enjoy the challenge. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status as this event is held indoors. Contact the center at (909) 399-5488 for details.
- The public becomes one of several special community gatherings regarding Larkin Squareto be hosted by Jamboree Housing at the Alexander Hughes Community Center in the coming weeks. This meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. and deals with property management and tenant selection of the premises. For more information, contact Jamboree at (949) 263-8676.
Tuesday, May 24th
- Every Tuesday, the public is invited to gather at Shelton Park for a brisk or leisurely stroll through Claremont Village. The walks start at 8:00 am and participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to register and hear any announcements. Get Walking Claremont asks those who are not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask if they cannot keep their distance from others.
- That Claremont City Council will be the host second meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 225 W. Second Street. While a limited number of residents can attend the meeting in person, everyone can tune in via Zoom. For more information or how to participate, see ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6086/20.
Wednesday May 25th
- On the last Wednesday of the month, Repertoire Opera Company of Pomona presents 40 minutes of “musical beauty and community” at the Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First Street. The monthly concert is free, open to the public and starts at 12pm. Donations to the ROC are welcome and residents can donate online at repertoryoperacompany.org. More information about the event can be found at claremontforum.org/event/opera-at-noon-2-2022-05-25.
- Caregivers are invited to attend the upcoming AgingNext support group, which meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This support group is free, but participants are asked to register in advance. For more details or an answer, contact AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.
- In celebration of Asia Pacific American Heritage Month, the Los Angeles County Library is hosting a virtual event entitled LGBTQ+ Voices and Allies. The meeting is being hosted by the San Gabriel Valley Asia Pacific Islander PFLAG Chapter, a support group for LGBTQ+ people from the Asia Pacific Islander community. Learn about the group’s mission and resources, and gain insight into the API LGBTQ+ experience. To register for the free event, visit https://library-lacounty-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JkEc-KFFTZ2xTID0ilvJfw.
Thursday, May 26th
- There is a lot of confusion about cooking oils. Is Coconut Oil Good For You, Bad For You? What oils are best for cooking? A Cal Poly nutritionist will walk you through everything you need to know about oils and your health at this upcoming Inter Valley Health Plan class. Cooking oil controversy. Classes begin at 12:00 p.m.; register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.
- At 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber Traffic and Transport Commission will host its monthly meeting, open to the public and broadcast via Zoom. Agendas are posted on the city’s website and at City Hall on the Thursday evening before the meeting. For more information, see ci.claremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5809/20.
Friday May 27th
- A Cal Poly nutritionist will discuss whether a diabetic diet really exists during the upcoming Inter Valley Health plans course. Eat to beat diabetes. The instructor will share tips and tricks on meal planning and preparation that will help you control your blood sugar and health. This is a free and helpful course for those who have been diagnosed with pre- or full-blown diabetes. Classes begin at 12:00 p.m.; register, visit ivhp.com/vitality.
- The Claremont Chamber of Commerce holds theirs Century Gala out at Pomona College’s Marston Quad today at 5:30 p.m. In addition to celebrating 100 years of business, the Chamber will inaugurate its 2022-2023 Chamber Board and present select Chamber members with Claremont Company of the Year Awards. Tickets start at $125 and can be purchased at claremontchamber.org/2022/02/24/centennial-gala.
- Friday night live Artists include Rewind Rockers in Shelton Park, Squeekin’ Wheels in Village Plaza and Acoustic Universe outside the Chamber of Commerce offices. Performances run from 6pm to 9pm and are free to the public. For more information, see business.claremontchamber.org/events/calendar.
Saturday May 28th
- At 4 p.m., the Claremont Chorale presents “Everyone is happy‘, at the Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd. The choir will sing songs of renewal, faith and hope. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. Proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours is required prior to entry. Information or tickets can be found at claremontchorale.org.
- Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the magician Clinton Combs will be conducting psychic readings at the Claremont Forum. Then at 7pm poet Delores Abdella Combs will host an open mic night of poetry. The event is synchronized readings and readings and entry is free. For more information, call the forum at 909-626-3066.