CALENDAR Claremont: June 17 to 25
- Every Friday at 9 a.m., a group of artists gathers on the terrace of the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The free group session is open to all levels of artists, who are welcome to bring their work in progress or start new ones. Participants must wear masks when indoors. For more information, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.
- Seniors are invited to play mahjong at the Joslyn Center every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy friendly competition, challenging gameplay and make new friends. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status since this event takes place indoors. For more details, contact the center at (909) 399-5488.
- Today is Juneteenth, a federal holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
- In-person dining at the Blaisdell Senior Center, 440 S. College Ave., will resume today at noon. Due to the program’s popularity, the Claremont Seniors Program needs dedicated volunteers to help serve lunch to seniors at the Blaisdell and Joslyn Seniors Centers. If you are able to volunteer at least one day a week for a few hours, call the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.
- Join the Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., in the Packing House, for a special fundraising concert beginning at 7 p.m. Acclaimed musician John York will perform. Tickets start at just $25 and are limited, and 100% of funds raised will go directly to the Prison Library Project, which sends books and educational materials to incarcerated men and women across the country. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit clarremontforum.networkforgood.com/events/43689-an-evening-with-john-york.
- The MAIL wishes all dads a very happy Father’s Day!
- Polyhedra will perform live jazz at 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 view monthly jazz programming, visit jazzatcollegecenter.com.
- The Pasadena Chalk Festival ends today at 7 p.m. It opens at 10 a.m. at the Paseo, 280 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Approximately 200 murals and more than 500 artists will be on display, in addition to an art gallery, silent auction, and entertainment walkway and celebrity chalk walk. There will also be a children’s art space, live music, vendors and restaurants in the Paseo for the enjoyment of attendees. For more details, visit https://pasadenachalkfestival.org.
- Explore your family history starting at 10 a.m. with AgingNext’s course, Genealogy Gathering. The course takes place virtually on Zoom and is open to AgingNext Village members. For more information on becoming a member of AgingNext Village, call the AgingNext office at (909) 621-9900.
- At noon, the Chamber Ambassadors Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the offices of the Chamber of Commerce, 205 Yale Ave. Ambassadors are the chamber’s official meeters and greeters and perform various duties at all regular and special events. To learn more about being an ambassador, email [email protected]
- On the third Tuesday of every month, the chamber’s government relations committee and economic development committee hold back-to-back meetings via Zoom beginning at 7:30 a.m. For details of free meetings, visit http://business.clarremontchamber.org/events/details/chamber-government-relations-committee-grc-economic-development-06-21-2022-3439?calendarMonth=2022- 06-01.
- Join AgingNext’s virtual class, Got Clutter? which will take place at 1 p.m. via Zoom. AgingNext wants residents to come together to share their decluttering journey as they prepare to downsize or empty their spaces just in time for spring cleaning. For details, call AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.
- The planning commission will hold its second meeting of the month beginning at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 225 W. Second Street. This meeting is open to the public and Zoom accommodations will also be offered. For details, visit ci.clarremont.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5833/20
- The Center for Independent Living Services (CSIL) will host a career planning workshop for people with disabilities today at 11 a.m. The course takes place in person and virtually. If you plan to attend in person, call SCIL at (909) 621-6722 to reserve your spot. To attend virtually, visit eventbrite.com/e/s
- The chamber of commerce launches its new series, lunch and learn, today at noon. The series features conversations with members of the chamber on specific topics over lunch. The topic of this meeting is Integrative Wellness, will feature Dr. Janiel Henry as keynote speaker and will be held at Aurora Modern Healing Therapies, 865 W. Foothill Blvd. Chamber members register for free while non-members must pay $15. To register, visit http://business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/lunch-learn-integrative-wellness-40239?calendarMonth=2022-06-01.
- Avid young readers ages 8-12 are invited to join the Claremont Helen Renwick Library Classic Book Club. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. and readers will share their thoughts on some of the best stories of all time. June’s book is “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park, and can be viewed at the library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Registration is compulsory; to register, go to https://visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/6655786.
- AgingNext is hosting a caregiver support group at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free, but participants are asked to confirm their attendance in advance. For more details or to RSVP, contact AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.
- Every Thursday, seniors are invited to meet at Thompson Creek Trail with Get Walking Claremont for a quick or easy workout. Rides begin at 8 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early to register and hear any potential announcements. Get Walking Claremont asks those who are not fully vaccinated to wear a mask when they cannot keep their distance from others.
- In honor of Pride Month, the Claremont Helen Renwick Library is hosting a DIY Pride Flag Making Event at 2 p.m. to “celebrate yourself and the LGBTQ+ community.” Participants will be able to make their own Pride buttons and flags. This event is for ages 10 and up and pre-registration is required. To register, visit lacountylibrary.org/clarremont-library.
- Friday Nights Live performers include Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight at Shelton Park, Calypso Pirates at the Village Plaza and Adriane Selina outside the Chamber of Commerce offices. The performances will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and are free to the public. For more details, visit clarremontchamber.org.
- Ironbark Cider Mill, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 107B is hosting a Pride Ball starting at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include drinks, dancing, music and a special performance by House of Lyght. Admission starts at $65 with all proceeds going to the Pomona Pride Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/ironbark-pride-gala-2022-tickets-346235759477.
- Starting at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Forum, magician Clinton Combs will perform psychic readings. Then at 7 p.m., the poetess Delores Abdella Combs will host a poetic evening with an open microphone. The event is dubbed Readings and Readings and admission is free. For more information, call the Forum at (909) 626-3066.
- Stop by the Latino Art Museum of Pomona, 281 S. Thomas St., for a ceremony celebrating artists currently on display at the museum, Juan Carlos Boxler, Olga Deleon, Camilo Alfaro, and Rigo Rivas beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees will have access to all LAMs of the exhibits and a virtual art exhibit designed for the META Quest 2 virtual reality headset will also be featured. The free, 21+ event will be held in tandem with Pomona’s “Walk the Beat” event. For more details, visit latinoartmuseum.com.