Events calendar (6th – 13th August 2022) – 71Bait

by Andrew Alonzo |

What is happening at Claremont?

Friday, August 5th

  • On the first Friday of each month, the Claremont Senior Computer Club holds its Technology Assistance Laboratory from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The free course is open to seniors who need help with their laptops, tablets, phones or other devices. Computers for public use will also be available. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, see
  • At 2pm, the Claremont Helen Renwick Library hosts author and illustrator Sunny Seki, who will read from his book The Tale of Lucky the Cat, a retelling of the traditional Japanese story of how a toymaker’s kindness to an injured cat is rewarded with luck. This free event is for children aged five to 12. The library is located at 208 N. Harvard Ave. For details see
  • That War and Existentialism Book Club meets on the first Friday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. August’s discussion book is Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.

Saturday, August 6th

  • Crossroads Inc. is hosting a yard sale at Harvard House, 1269 N. Harvard Ave., starting at 8:00 a.m. Residents can find great deals on home goods, clothing, furniture, and more. All proceeds benefit the residents of Crossroads. For more information, call (909) 626-7847, ext. 101 or email
  • Common Thread Claremont hosts a first-ever event Business and mini maker pop up event at his store, 218 W. Foothill Blvd., today from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Twelve young designers worked to sew items to sell to the community. All proceeds go back to the young creators. For more information, call (909) 447-4300.
  • Browse works of art around the city as various companies and museums take part art walktakes place every first Saturday of the month between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. More information can be found here.

Sunday, August 7th

  • Stop by the Pomona Fairplex between 5:00 am and 2:00 pm Pomona swap meet and classic car show. Thousands of original and restored classic cars are not only on display, but also for sale in six specialized car dealerships. General admission is $15 and is cash only. Parking at gate 17 is also $15 and is credit/debit card only. Children under 12 are free. For more details, call (714) 538-7091 or visit us

Monday, 8.8

  • Claremont St. Luke’s Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., will be the host Blood and Power Red fundraiser between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Appointments can be made at Call (909) 624-8898 for more information.
  • The Claremont Senior Program is a course designed to help seniors better understand their Apple computers Mac user group at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This group is open to all Apple users and covers topics such as apps, hardware, troubleshooting, and more. No pre-registration is required for this taster course. Call (909) 399-5488 for more information.
  • On the second Monday of the month, members of the Support group for survivors of suicide loss meet at 6pm at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Complimentary group session lasts until 7:30pm. Participants must wear masks indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5490.
  • Claremont’s Monday night concert The series continues at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with a 7:00 p.m. performance by Beatles hit band The Fab Eight. The free concerts are presented by the City of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. Crowds are invited to come early to settle on the lawn and enjoy discounts. Call (909) 399-5490 for more information.

Tuesday, August 9th

  • Join the Claremont Chamber of Commerce in their monthly chamber Business at breakfast Event. This month’s meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. and begins at 7:30 a.m. Entry is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Register at

Wednesday, 10.8

  • The San Dimas Library, 145 N. Walnut Ave., invites children ages four to 12 to read stories and learn fun facts about various animals from all over the world. The story hour begins at 3 p.m. and lasts only 30 minutes. Register your child at
  • Claremont’s tradition of Movies in the Park concludes tonight with a performance of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” at Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Movies start at 8 p.m., but families are invited to stop by the park early to enjoy discounts and pre-show activities. All screenings are free and open to the community. Residents are reminded to bring blankets or lawn chairs to avoid sitting on the floor. Call (909) 399-5490 for more information.

Thursday, 11.8

  • A free farewell performance by the popular children’s band The Happy Crowd is at 6 p.m. today at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The band have been performing in the city for 30 years and will mark their final show with an hour-long concert followed by a meet and greet with fans. Contestants are asked to participate in the Happy Socks tradition by wearing fun and colorful socks to the performance. For more information, call the city’s human resources department at (909) 399-5490. Watch Mick Rhodes’ story about the Happy Crowd and its long history on page 4.
  • This week’s free Pomona Concert Band performance: “Celebrating 75 years of the Pomona Concert Band‘ is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. The concerts, as always, begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, located behind the Community Center building at Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave. Concerts are held every Thursday through August. For more information visit
  • The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 120 W. Bonita Ave., enters its final month of existence summer film series with the film “The Salt of the Earth” planned for tonight at 8:00 p.m. The museum galleries are open until 10:00 p.m. during the film evenings. For more information about the series, see

Friday, 12.8

  • Registration opens today at 2:30 p.m for the upcoming Claremont Helen Renwick Library course, Colgraph printmaking. Collagraphy is a printing technique where materials are glued onto the printing plate to build texture and design. The class, scheduled for Friday, August 19, will teach children ages 12 to 17 the artistic technique. Registration can be made today from 2:30 p.m
  • Friday night live Performers include the Nomad Band at Shelton Park, Blues and Fries at Village Plaza, and Larry and Rhonda Jackson outside the Chamber of Commerce offices. These free performances run from 6pm to 9pm. For more details see

Saturday, 13.8

  • Parkinson researchers, a free support group for Parkinson’s disease, meets in person on the second Saturday of each month between 10am and 12pm in the Grove Room at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road. Contact the center at (909) 399-5490 for details.
  • Congregations from near and far are cordially invited Pomona art walk, held at the Pomona Arts Colony near 100 W. Second St. from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A community market will also be held at Shaun Diamond Plaza, on the corner of West Second Street and Thomas Street, where attendees can purchase crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, food and more. For more information visit
  • Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 107B is the place to be today if you want to laugh out loud with friends and family. Female-led, feminist Cidery is hosting along with Future is Female Revolution Bunch of villainsa feminist comedy show with hilarious comedians and libations starting at 7:30pm. General admission at the door starts at $15, but attendees can save $5 by purchasing tickets online at

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