Calendar of events (7-15 October 2022)

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by Andrew Alonzo | [email protected]

What’s going on Claremont?

friday october 7

  • Enjoy this week cinema morning, “The Lost City” (2022), at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Attendance is free, but masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for more information.
  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club is hosting a technology support lab 1-4:30 p.m. at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The course is open to seniors who need help with their laptops, tablets, phones or other devices. Computers for public use will also be available. For more details, visit ci.clarremont.ca.us.
  • The second performance of the Claremont High School Theater production of Admissions (by Joshua Harmon) will begin at 7 p.m. at the Don Fruechte Center for the Performing Arts on the CHS campus, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at onthestage.tickets/claremont-high-school. The final show will take place on October 8 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the linked website.

Saturday October 8

  • The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society will host its free and open to the public monthly meeting on Zoom at 2 p.m. BYU-Idaho professor and assistant genealogist, Amber Oldenburg, will present “The fantastic and fun world of the FamilySearch WIKI and catalog.” E-mail [email protected] for the Zoom link.
  • The community is invited to attend the Pomona Art Walk at the Pomona Arts Colony near 100 W. Second St. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Community Market at Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 W. Second St., Pomona, will be held where attendees can purchase crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more. For information, visit downtownpomona.org/2nd-saturday-artwalk.

Sunday October 9

  • Claremont Heritage’s annual home visit returns in person this year and will feature six historic and architecturally diverse Claremont homes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees must check in between 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, before touring the houses. Tickets start at $35 for Heritage members and $40 for non-members and are available at clarremontheritage.bigcartel.com. Call (909) 621-0848 for details.
  • The public is invited to the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, for a free tour curator’s speech with Jo Lauria, Edith Garcia, and Beth Ann Gerstein about AMOCA’s current exhibit, “Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay,” at 1 p.m. Prior registration is required by going to amoca.org/events/breaking-ground-curators-talk but participants will be allowed to enter the museum after the conference. Call (909) 865-3146 with any questions.
  • Zzaj will perform a free three-hour concert beginning at 2 p.m. at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd. To see monthly programming and information, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.
  • The free, public speaker series from the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College continues at 12:45 p.m. today with a lunch program by the author Mark Jurgensmeyer, “War in the Minds of Putin and the Proud Boys.” The Athenaeum is at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. Details about this and other lectures are available at cmc.edu/athenaeum or by calling (909) 621-8244.
  • For the first time in two years, Sustainable Claremont will hold its annual fundraising gala in person at 6 p.m. at Garner House, 840 North Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The festivities include a cocktail reception, live music, silent auction and an update on the organization. Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/annual-gala-tickets-408177308317. Bidding for the online auction will close at 11:59 p.m. today. To learn more, visit sustainableclarremont.org.
  • The California Native Plant Society and Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College will present a free screening open to the public at 6 p.m. “Know the worldat the Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, followed by a discussion and a Q&A panel. More information is available at pitzer.edu/event/saging-the-world-film-screening.

tuesday october 11

  • The first one Claremont City Council Meeting of the month will begin with a closed session at 6 p.m. before opening to the public approximately 30 minutes later. Meetings are held in the Board Room, 225 W. Second St., Claremont, and agendas are posted on line at ci.clarremont.ca.us, or at the town hall on the Thursday preceding the session. To attend virtually, go to zoom.us/j/256208090 around 6:30 p.m. To listen by phone, dial (213) 338-8477.

Wednesday October 12

  • The Benton Art Museum120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, will host a free event open to the public talk about the gallery 12:15 p.m. Gallery Talks are focused discussions led by students, faculty, or staff that feature a question-and-answer session about galleries. The subject of this meeting is Christina Fernandez’s current exhibition, “Under the Sun”. More information is available at pomona.edu/museum.
  • Between 4 and 5 p.m. on the patio at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, seniors can compete against Scripps College students during board game social hour. For more information, call (909) 399-5488.
  • Chicana visual artists Ofelia Esparza and Rosanna Esparza Ahrens will lead a workshop between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College, 981 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont, to discuss the “ofrenda” – an offering placed on a household altar during the annual and traditionally Mexican celebration of the Día de Los Muertos – and how it offers humans a link to understand our ancestors. Details are available at scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/la-ofrenda-how-sacred-space-creates-connection or by calling (909) 607-3898.

Thursday October 13

  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, is hosting a drive-in pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.
  • To raise funds for the AgingNext Memory Care Center, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, AgingNext has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter to host Swing 4 Alzheimer, a family afternoon from 5 to 8 p.m. at Topgolf, 1050 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario. Tickets for the event start at $150 and will cover a bucket of golf balls as well as an evening dinner. Go to swing4alzheimers.agingnext.org to purchase tickets or call (909) 621-9900 for details.

friday october 14

  • Celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos with the Claremont Senior Program between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The group will host a party for the elderly and the festivities will include dancing, Mexican-inspired refreshments, a photo booth and a costume contest. Call (909) 399-5488 or email [email protected] to learn more or volunteer.
  • Friday night live artists include Acoustic Universe in Shelton Park, large Squeakin’ Wheels in Village Plaza and Emerald outside the Chamber of Commerce offices in Claremont. The free performances take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more details, visit clarremontchamber.org.

Saturday October 15

  • The Pomona 5K returns for its sixth iteration today. Registration and check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 W. Second St., Pomona. The first race, the toddler trot, will start at 7:15 a.m. and will be followed by the main 5K and 10K events 15 minutes later. An awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are as follows: jog is $15, 5k entry is $40, and 10k entry is $45. For more details, visit pomona5k.com.
  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions showing “Inda Craig-Galván”Black superhero magic mombegins its final weekend of performances at 8 p.m. tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday. The theater is at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. General admission is $30 while children under 10 and students with ID are $20. For other show times or to purchase tickets, visit opheliasjump.org or call (909) 734-6565.
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