Local Interfaith Events

Working Towards a Compassionate Inland Valley
With Random and Intentional Acts of Kindness
Inland Valley March into April 2017


Thurs. March 7, 7pm – 9pm

“International Women’s Day Event” with AriellaShira Lewis at Unity of Pomona, 524 E. Pasadena St., Pomona CA 91767. Women around the world gather to harness their wisdom, love and passion to call forth peace and create Heaven on Mother Earth. Bring natural items or things sacred to you and snacks and water to share. Also learn about metro trip to LA on March 8 to attend a 3-6pm Women’s Event.


Sat. March 11, 9am – 10:30am
Freedom Bag Work Day Assemble bags to be given to survivors of human trafficking. Purpose Church, Room H102. 586 North Main St., Pomona. Contact: freedombags@everyonefree.org


Sat. March 11, 10am
Saturdays at Cerda Community Cleanup Tony Cerda Park. Day One and DA Center for the Arts present Saturdays at Cerda Community Cleanups. Every second Saturday of the month, join your neighbors, family, and friends as we clean up our community and discuss future improvement projects for our neighborhood.


Two 10-Week Bereavement Support Groups by Clinebell Institute

1) Thurs. beginning March 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

2) Fri. beginning March 17, 10am – 11:30 am

At Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont


Thurs. March 16, 5pm – 7pm 
Creative Minds Art Gallery at Tri-City Mental Health Services,  2001 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Enjoy appetizers, view art, and meet artists. Features an artist panel on how art supports wellness. For info: email Jamie Ritchey: Jritchey@tricitymhs.org or call (909) 326-4363.


Thurs. March 16, 10am – 2pm
Pomona Job Fair at Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church. 1921 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. For more information, see website.


Sat. March 18, 10am – 12pm 
Art & Meditation with Maia Donadee. Open to intuition and creativity in a life-affirming process starting with guided meditation and unfolding into an art dialogue with your higher self. No art skills or materials needed. Wear comfortable clothing. Meeting downstairs at Unity of Pomona, 524 E. Pasadena St., Pomona CA 91767.


Fri. March 24, 7pm – 9pm
13th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Breakfast Fundraiser, Conference Center at the Fairplex, CA Ballroom, 601 W. McKinlye Ave, Gate 3, Pomona, $45 tickets. RSVP by March 17 to calderon.rose@gmail.com or through phone at (909) 816-8045.


Sat. March 25, 9am – 3pm
Spring in the Farm, Free at the Fairplex! A fun family event feauturing activities and workshops. Farm at Fairplex (enter through gate 12 on White Ave.). Free parking and admission! For more information look on the website.


Sun. March 26, 3pm – 5pm
Compassionate Cities Meeting: COMPASSIONATE INLAND VALLEY at Unity of Pomona. Join us as we plan our first Inland Valley-Wide Project to lift out community and our cities into more compassioawareness and action. All are welcome! 


Tues. March 28, 6pm – 7pm
Upland Interfaith Council’s Conversation’s with God: “The New Thought Teachings of Religious Science” with Rev. Marni Martin at Upland Public Library, Brodie Room (downstairs), 450 N. Euclid Ave., Upland. 


Sun. April 2, 5pm – 7:30pm
Open Mosque Day Meet your Muslim neighbors; learn abiout Islam and Muslims; observe a Muslim prayer service; enjoy multicultural food; try a hijab, henna handpainting, writing your name in Arabic Calligraphy; Get a free translation of Qur’an at the Islamic Claremont Center, 3641 N. Garey Ave. (just north of Foothill), Pomona 91767. Contact Basem Aweinat at (626) 786-9264


Thurs. April 6, 4pm – 9pm
One Day Resource Clinic for Women. Purpose Church Building H, 586 N. Main St., Pomona. Contact: shawna@everyonefree.org 


Sat. April 8, 5pm
Voices Veteranos: Concert with a Cause dA Center for the Arts, 252 S. Main St., Pomona. More info on the Voices Veteranos WordPress


Tues. April 18, 7pm – 8:18pm
Men Standing Agaisnt Trafficking Corner or Garey and Holt. For more information, contact samanthah@purposechurch.com.


Sat. April 29, 9am – 12pm
Shred-a-Thon The Pomona Police Department invites you to help stop identity theft at 490 W. Mission Blvd. This is a FREE document shredding event open to Pomona residents only. More info: http://ci.pomona.ca.us/

Contact Fatima Jimenez at fatima.jimenez@laverne.edu to add future events or pictures of past events to the Compassionate Inland Valley Website

Contact Jan Chase at janhoshin@aol.com with events to add to the monthly calendar flier.

Some events can be viewed at www.unityofpomona.org