AN EVENING WITH JOHN YORK: Local rock luminary John York plays his yearly benefit concert for the Prison Library Project on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at The Claremont Forum, 568 W. First St., Claremont. The cover is $20 and tickets are available at claremontforum.org or (909) 626-3066. Mr. York is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist best known as a former member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Byrds.
CHEERS, DAD: It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, time to celebrate the old goat, the fixer of leaks and teller of dad jokes. He loves coffee and hanging out with his kids, and the Claremont’s farmers’ market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Avenue between First Street and Bonita Avenue, is a great place both of those dad-friendly activities; Eureka Burger, at 580 W. First St., Claremont, is giving away engraved whiskey glasses with any whiskey cocktail or pour from their selection of more than 40 small batch whiskeys.
CSO CLOSES 66th SEASON Claremont Symphony Orchestra is closing out its 66th season with a free and open to the public 3:30 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Directed by Robert Sage, CSO will present “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” by Samuel Barber, depicting childhood memories of life and death in Tennessee. The concert will conclude with Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.” More information is available at claremontso.org or (909) 596-5979.
SUNDAY SOUNDS Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase unique gifts, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You can also grab a coffee and pastry at one of the many spots and listen to live music. More information is at claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market.
GAME PARTY TO RAISE FUNDS: Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s, 500 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, hosts a game party from 6 to 10 p.m. to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Admission is a suggested $5 and raffle tickets will be sold for $1. The event includes traditional games such as Uno and Jenga along with several multiplayer video games, including Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rock Band, Drawful, Pac Man Versus and a number of others.
LOCAL UN SALUTES THE YOUTH: The Pomona Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association will recognize the achievements of two groups of youth at its open to the public 7 p.m. meeting at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont: The award winning Model UN Club from Cal Poly, Pomona, and the winning participants in its recent essay contest.
CASA DE AMIGOS: The Claremont Educational Foundation fundraiser Casa De Amigos is Sunday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the historic Garner House at Memorial Park. This is a community gathering to benefit art, music and innovation in our public schools. Attendees will enjoy food, fun and live music by Pride of Cucamonga. Tickets, which are $50 per person (21 and older), may be purchased at supportcef.com/casa-de-amigos-2019.
PRIUS RAFFLE: The Claremont Educational Foundation will hold the 2018 Toyota Prius Raffle drawing at 2 p.m. at Claremont Toyota, 601 Auto Center Dr. Come on down to Claremont Toyota at 1 p.m. Sunday and enjoy pre-raffle festivities., including a pizza party, treats and other cool raffle prizes. Drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. For information email email@example.com or call (909) 399-1709.
LOSING EARTH: Claremont’s Scripps College hosts a free and open to the public event, “Losing Earth: A Conversation with Nathaniel Rich,” at 7 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave. “By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change: what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it,” read a Scripps press release.
YES, WE REALLY NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center presents a free and open to the public advanced care planning workshop, “Do We Really Need to Talk About It?” led by Kathy Yeatman-Stock, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, 1910 Royalty Dr., Pomona.
CLAREMONT CLASSIC: On Sunday, April 7 the Claremont Classic takes place beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Claremont High School’s track, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. At 7:30 a.m. the 10,000m/5,000m race walk gets underway; at 9:30 a.m. another 5,000-meter race walk starts; at 10:30 a.m. a 5,000-meter power walk gets started; and at 11:30 a.m. a 1,500-meter race walk begins.
ARBOR DAY FEST: Claremont Community and Human Services and Green Crew of Sustainable Claremont invite the public to their Arbor Day celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The event includes an educational and sustainability fair, tree planting along Base Line Road, yoga (bring mats), and a used book swap (bring books).
Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase some unique gifts, from farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, to artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You’ll also be able to grab a coffee and a pastry at one of the many great spots nearby, and listen to some live music.
FREE FAMILY FUN: Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra presents Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, with conductor Juan Felipe Molano and actor William Christian, in a free and open to the public concert at 11 a.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The fun and family-friendly musical experience features a bird, a duck, a cat, a wolf, a grandfather, Peter, and all of the instruments of the orchestra.