Calendar of events (from March 5 to 13, 2022)
by Andrew Alonzo | [email protected]
What’s going on Claremont?
Friday March 4
- The Joslyn Center war and existentialism book club meets the first Friday of each month from 4-5 p.m. via Zoom. The discussion book for March is “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.
- Support it Claremont High School Boys’ Varsity Baseball Team as they face Marina High School at home at 3:15 p.m. in a non-league game. CHS is located at 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and the baseball diamond is just south of the student parking lot.
Saturday March 5
- Browse the artworks of the city of Claremont, as various businesses and museums will participate in the monthly Art walk, held on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, see Our Town on page 5 or contact [email protected]
- Join Inland Valley Hope Partners at Amy’s Farm as they tend to the vegetables on the farm, located at 7698 Eucalyptus Avenue in Ontario. Hope Partners always has a working day on the first Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. and noon. Come and volunteer for as long as you want. For more details or to volunteer, contact Tim Constantine at [email protected]
Sunday March 6
- Live jazz by Homero Chavez and Una Noche will be held at the College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., at 2 p.m. The concert will last approximately three hours and is free to the public. For more information or to see the monthly jazz lineup, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.
- The community is invited to listen to the Claremont Concert Orchestra at its annual March concert, to be held at Scripps College’s Garrison Theatre, 241 E. Tenth Street. The free concert begins at 2 p.m. and will feature student soloists including Harvey Mudd College senior Catherine Wu and Scripps junior Ameilia Huchley. For more information, visit scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/claremont-concert-orchestra-march-concert-2.
Monday March 7
tuesday march 8
- Traders are invited to participate business at breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for room members and $25 for non-members. Enjoy the benefits of building these powerful professional relationships and watch your business grow. For more information, visit https://business.clarremontchamber.org/events/calendar.
- The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble will host an outdoor concert on the front terrace of Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., at 4:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public and will feature special guests Joti Rockwell and others. Masks are mandatory for this event. For more details, visit https://pomona.edu/music-calendar or contact (909) 607-2671.
Wednesday March 9
- Residents are invited to attend the ribbon cutting of building 555 of the Keck Graduate Institute, which includes four new labs and classrooms where KGI students can innovate and collaborate. Speeches and the inauguration will take place at 4:00 p.m. near the left courtyard of the main entrance and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, visit https://kgi.formstack.com/forms/building_555_ribbon_cutting_rsvp. This year, KGI celebrates 25 years of education.
- At 7 p.m., Mary Welday, speaker for Claremont’s garden club, will tell residents about its transformation from a traditional landscape into an award-winning waterscape at Rancho Cucamonga, according to a press release. The event will be held in the Louise Roberts Room at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., and residents are encouraged to attend by 6:30 p.m. For details, contact [email protected]
Thursday March 10
- In respect of arbor day, the City of Claremont and the ASB of El Roble Middle School will be planting trees at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Residents are invited to participate in the tree planting and attend a special ceremony and student presentations at 10:00 a.m. on the terrace of the Joslyn Center. . The event is also sponsored by Los Angeles County Regional Park and the Open Space District. For more information, contact Community Services (909) 399-5431.
- Find out why your back hurts all the time with Inter Valley Health Plan’s next virtual course, Posture: why is it important? The course will teach participants about the health effects of poor posture and exercises to achieve/maintain good posture. The course starts at 1:00 p.m. and residents can register at https://www.ivhp.com/vitality.
Friday March 11
- The Friday noon concerts are back at the Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., on the campus of Scripps College. The concerts are free, open to the public and begin at noon. Today’s concert will feature Pomona College students, soprano Ursula Kleinecke, bassoonist Carolyn Beck and pianist Gayle Blankenburg. For more information, contact the Scripps Music Library at (909) 607-3266. The Friday noon concerts are jointly sponsored by the Pomona and Scripps college music departments.
- The Claremont Democratic Club will feature Claremont Wildlands Conservancy Board Member Meg Mathies in its March Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker event. According to a press release, Mathies will discuss conservancy activism in a Zoom meeting at noon, The public is invited to tune in. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89559832568 save.
- Today is the opening day of the Inland Pacific Ballet’s latest performance, Socket II, a program that features ensemble performances on familiar film soundtracks from today and the golden age of cinema. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at IPB’s Studio 7 in Montclair, 9061 Central Ave. This is a hybrid event and for $35 attendees can get in-person tickets or a link to the live-streamed performance. To purchase tickets or find out more, visit https://ipballet.org or contact (909) 482-1590.
Saturday March 12
- A performance of “The Hall of Final Ruin“, a dark comedy western and the inaugural 10th anniversary season production of Ophelia’s Jump Productions, will be held at 8 p.m. at OJP in Upland, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H. Tickets for the upcoming production are available at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ophj. General admission starts at $30 and children (10-12) are $22. For more information, visit https://opheliasjump.org or call (909) 734-6565.
- the Pomona Valley Genealogical Society hosts its monthly Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in exploring their family history. This month’s discussion will focus on “Starting French-Canadian Genealogy” and will feature guest speaker Pamela Wiedenbeck. For a link to the meeting, contact Raul Rodriguez at (909) 621-1226.
Monday March 13
- Stop by the Notre-Dame de l’Assomption parish auditorium, 435 Berkeley Avenue, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. donate blood at the Red Cross. Potential donors can make an appointment at olaclarremont.org, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Jean McKenna at (909) 626-3596.