Calendar of events (from September 16 to 25, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | [email protected]

What’s going on Claremont?

friday september 16

  • Seniors are invited to take advantage of this week’s free cinema morning, “Casablanca” (1942), at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., beginning at 12:30 p.m. Masks are encouraged as this event will be held indoors. Call (909) 399-5488 for more information.
  • Claremont Heritage’s Tickets annual home visit, which returns in person on Sunday, October 9, are available for purchase. Advanced tickets are available at and starting at $35 for Heritage members and $40 for non-members. The home tour includes six historic and architecturally diverse Claremont homes. Visit or call (909) 621-0848 for details.

Saturday September 17

  • Foothill Family Shelter Asks Neighbors to Support Their Neighbor food collection for families in need. Collection will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the shelter offices, 1501 W. Ninth St., Suite D, Upland. Volunteers will accept non-perishable and unexpired food and canned goods. E-mail [email protected] for more details.

Sunday September 18

  • Sorrel Stiestra and Chris Chinn invite members of the community to a coffee to meet Claremont City Council candidate Jennifer Stark at her home from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information and to RSVP, email [email protected].
  • Holocaust survivor and author of “French heroines 1940-1945: courage, strength and ingenuity“, Monique Saigal will be at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave, Claremont, from 10:45 a.m. to noon for a free presentation and talk about his book, which will be available for purchase after the presentation. For details, call (909) 626-2714.
  • The public is invited to listen to free live music at the Pomona College Music Department Musical Party concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, from 3 p.m. The concert will include works by Cowell, Messiaen, Schmitt, Varèse and others. To find out more visit or call (909) 607-2671.
  • The bimonthly meetings of the Durable Claremont board take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. The public is welcome but should contact Sustainable Claremont in advance for an invitation to

tuesday september 20

  • Seniors are invited to meet at Shelton Park for an easy or long walk through the village of Claremont with Walk Claremont. Rides begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to register and hear announcements. The group asks those who are not fully vaccinated to wear a mask when they cannot keep their distance from others.
  • The public is invited by the Los Angeles County Public Library to a free session virtual conversation with British-American writer, journalist and adventurer Simon Winchester. The 11 a.m. discussion will cover his work across “myriad areas of history, technology, and geology as well as the author’s personal expeditions,” according to the event description. To register, go to
  • Cris and Jeff Stark will host a coffee to meet Jennifer Stark, Claremont City Council candidate, 6-7 p.m. at her home, 245 W. 10e Street, Claremont.

Wednesday, September 21

  • See you this month free and open to the public talk about the gallery From 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., exhibition curator Claire Nettleton will discuss how the current work “sheds light on the tension between urban development and ecological disappearance in 1850s Paris. to about 1914.” Lectures are focused discussions led by students, faculty, or staff that feature a question-and-answer session in the galleries. Information is available at
  • The free, public speaker series from the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College continues at 6:45 p.m. today with legal expert and professor of law at UC Davis Mary Ziegler‘s discussion, “After Roe: What Happens When You Lose a Constitutional Right?” The Athenaeum is at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. Details of this and other conferences are available at or by calling (909) 621-8244.
  • Committee responsible for electing Jennifer Stark to Claremont City Council organizes wine and cheese pairing an event 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cheese Cave, 325 N. Yale Ave. The candidate will be there to answer questions. Tickets are $75 and are available at

Thursday September 22

  • Residents can securely dispose of personal documents and financial records at a shredding event 9-11 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Two large trash bags with documents are the limit for this drive-in event. Do not bring documents in boxes. Although the service is free, attendees are asked to consider donating $10 to support the Claremont Senior Foundation. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.
  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce gives the public the opportunity to Meet the mayoral candidates from districts two, three and four at a free, public forum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. A panel discussion will be moderated by Brett Strauss, chamber board member and chief compliance officer at Southland Data Processing in Upland. Election day is November 8. Pre-registration is required at Call (909) 624-1681 with any questions.
  • Steven Llanusa’s election committee is hosting a 5 p.m. campaign launch party for residents of Claremont Unified School District Trustee Area 4 and CUSD in general at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The free, family-friendly event will introduce the Llanusa candidate to the community and will include refreshments, drinks and activities for children. For more information, call (909) 215-1290 or email [email protected].
  • Student volunteers at Claremont High School will be ready to help seniors understand their mobile device and other technology with free tutorial sessions at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Seniors can learn about topics like apps, games, social media and more. This is a walk-in workshop, so there is no need to register in advance. Call (909) 399-5360 for more information.

friday september 23

  • Today is the last day to see artist Sharda Umanath’s exhibition, “At a momentat Harvey Mudd’s Sprague Gallery, located at the Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and masks are required. Visit for more details.
  • The public is invited to the annual meeting of the Claremont Kiwanis Club Route 66 themed fundraiser, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. The evening will include fine dining, dancing, live music from The Ravelers, casino games and a silent auction. Advance tickets are $75 at or $85 at the door. Proceeds will go to local programs for children and seniors. For more information, call (909) 621-2996.
  • Friday night live performers include the Grateful Dead cover band Pride of Cucamonga in Shelton Park, Calypso Pirates in Village Plaza, and Randy Miller outside the Chamber of Commerce offices. The free performances take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more details, visit

Saturday September 24

  • Combining the traditions of Oktoberfest and Día de los Muertos, Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, is launching its October party from noon to 10 p.m. The annual party includes plenty of beer, of course, as well as food trucks and live music, including a special performance by local ‘shamrockabilly’ kings Craic Haus. For more information click on or call (909) 579-0032.
  • Laura Roach and Drew Ready host coffee and bagels during a meet and greet with City Council candidate Jennifer Stark at their home from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, email email [email protected].
  • The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art will celebrate its fall gala today with a 5:30 p.m. reception at the Claremont Depot Plaza, 200 W. First St., Claremont. The evening will include a dedication from CLMA’s Gallery One to Marguerite McIntosh, as well as a tribute to Randall Lewis and his family. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at E-mail [email protected] or call (909) 917-6511 for more information.

Sunday September 25

  • Claremont Mayor Jed Leano kicks off his 2022 campaign with “bluegrass bargain“, a bourbon tasting and fundraiser hosted by Nancy and Paul Brower, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For address, RSVP by email to [email protected].
  • The public is invited to Shoes That Fit’s fundraiser for a birthday party at Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 107B, Claremont. From 5-7 p.m., a portion of every drink purchase will go to Shoes That Fit. Support a local business and drink cider for a good cause. To learn more about the event or about Shoes That Fit’s 30 years of service to the community, visit

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