Event Calendar (December 2-11, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | [email protected]

What is happening at Claremont?

Friday December 2nd

  • The Friends of the Claremont Library Bookstore Fine Book sale will be held throughout the month of December at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Pre-1922 authentic antiques will be among the items available. The sale is open during the usual library hours, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash payment is always accepted. Credit card payments will be accepted on Saturday 3rd, 10th and 17th December from 10am to 12pm. The library is closed on December 24th and 31st. For more information, email [email protected].
  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts its free Technology Assistance Laboratory from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the 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 will also be available. See ci.claremont.ca.us for details.
  • This weeks Movie matineeat the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). The movie starts at 12:30pm and there is free popcorn. Masks are recommended for this indoor event. Call (909) 399-5488 for more information.
  • Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum free and open-to-the-public speaker series continues with “Voices from Ukraine”, a program at 12:45 p.m. with Panelists Volodymyr Dubovyk, Anna Romandash and Polina Sinovets. The Athenaeum is located at 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. Details of this and other lectures are available at cmc.edu/athenaeum or by calling (909) 621-8244.
  • The public holiday of the city of Claremont Promenade and tree lighting ceremony takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The annual tree lighting ceremony is at 6pm at the Claremont Depot, 200W. The First St. Village store will serve as a cheer stop throughout the evening, offering attendees free Christmas treats and deals. See ci.claremont.ca.us for details.

Saturday December 3rd

  • The Inland Pacific Ballet’s annual holiday show, The Nutcracker, returns this weekend to the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga with performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. General admission starts at $70. For show information, times or to purchase tickets, visit ipballet.org.
  • Hosted by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce In the afternoon holiday music in the village today from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Performers include Mark Dzula in the Village Plaza, Andrew Lipow outside the Chamber’s offices, and Walking Youth Songs from the Inland Valley Repertory Theater. For more information, call (909) 624-1681.
  • The Claremont Educational Foundation is in its sixth year Chocolate Hike 2pm-5pm benefit throughout Claremont Village. Tickets for $30 each or a four-pack for $100 are available at supportcef.com/chocolatewalk. The proceeds benefit CEF.
  • Browse artworks throughout the village in December Claremont Art Walk between 6pm and 9pm See page for more details on this month’s walk [  ]. Email [email protected] for more information.

Sunday December 4th

  • The Claremont Chorale and the Claremont Concert Choir will execute”Messiah” at the Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., at 4:00 p.m. General admission starts at $20, but Claremont College students and staff are free with college ID. Visit claremontchorale.org/concerts for more information.
  • Eric Croissant plays a free three-hour concert beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit jazzatcollegecenter.com for the monthly lineup and information.
  • Youth Theater Works will perform the 1950 musical comedy boys and dolls at 2 p.m. at the Harvey Mudd Theater, 1339 N. College Ave., Claremont. There are also performances on Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December at 7:30pm. Tickets, $20 for adults and $12 for children, students and seniors, are available online and at the door. Visit Youththeatreworks.com/guys-dolls-2022 for more information.

Monday, December 5th

  • Hosted by the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont gentle yogaa free class where the practice is done nice and slow for seniors, especially beginners, from 10:30am to 11:30am. Call (909) 399-5488 for information.
  • Lisa Ann Dellinger presents Contemporary Indigenous Challenges and Clashing with Churches, a free event open to the public on Indigenous peoples and Indigenous realities at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Details of the talk can be found at claremontpres.org. Call (909) 624-9693 for more information.

Tuesday December 6th

  • The public is invited to the Council Chambers at 225 W. Second St. at 7:00 p.m. to attend the first Claremont Planning Commission meeting of the month. The agendas are posted online and at City Hall on the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom information.

Wednesday December 7th

  • The third Wednesday of every month, the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont hosts a free event at 9:45 am writing workshop. The writers offer each other answers on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. Call (909) 399-5488 to register.

Thursday December 8th

  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario houses a Drive-thru pantry every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit communityheartfeedtheneed.org.
  • Make Music for Free at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont with David Hostetler Joslyn Jammers Meeting held every Thursday between 10am and 11:30am. Pre-registration is required at anc.apm.activecommunities.com. Call (909) 399-5488 for details.

Friday December 9th

  • Every Friday at 9 a.m., a art group meets on the patio of the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The free group session is open to all artists invited to bring current work in progress or to start new ones. Participants must wear masks indoors. For more information, call (909) 399-5488.
  • The American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, opens its Treasure sale and holiday market today from 11 a.m. Shop for one-of-a-kind pottery finds from more than 20 AMOCA studios and resident artists. The market is open from 11am to 4pm and lasts until Sunday 11th December. Visit amoca.org/events to learn more.

Saturday December 10th

  • Music and singing by local music students will fill the Claremont Forum Bookstore, 586 W. First St., at 11 a.m. today during its free and open-to-the-public period Holiday cello event. Visit claremontforum.org/events for more information.
  • At 8pm, enjoy an evening of jazz and bossa nova with the Jazz Fellowship Quartet with singer Antoinette Catalla in Ophelia’s Jump Productions Music Lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. The songs range from compositions by Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis to Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rodgers and Antonio Carlos Jobim. General admission starts at $20. For information or tickets visit opheliasjump.org.
  • The first performance of the Claremont Concert Orchestra winter concert takes place today at 8 p.m. at the Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. The collaborative music program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges will perform symphonic works inspired by ballet and folk dances at this free concert, open to the public. There will be a matinee on Sunday 11 December at 2:00 p.m. Visit scrippscollege.edu for more information.

Sunday December 11th

  • Join the Mountainside Master Chorale for a performance of “A Spotless Rose: A Holiday Concert” on Sunday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. General admission is $20; Senior/Student $18 and can be purchased online at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/68907. Tickets can also be bought at the door.

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