Community Calendar

Wednesday May 2 thru Saturday June 30, 2018

“EN PLEIN AIR” ART EXHIBIT
Wed thru Sun 11 am – 5 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Gallery, 123 N Harvard St
Free. The Diamond Valley Arts Council (The DVAC) is excited to announce its premier “En Plein Air” Arts Exhibit! The theme of this new exhibit is “Our Town”. The theme is meant to encompass all that is in Hemet and in our entire valley. Go to www.thedvac.org to learn more about the “En Plein Air” Arts show. “En Plein Air” is the French expression for any art which is created “in the open air”. Plein Air art is created when the artist leaves the studio and creates original art while being directly involved with nature and the landscape itself. (951) 652-3822.

Wednesday May 9 thru Wednesday May 30

TAI CHI
Wednesdays 10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 24 E Stetson Ave
Free. In four weekly classes Sifu Ford Edwards of The Little Tao Dragon Studio teaches you this slow movement exercise designed to promote balance, strength and tranquility. Tai Chi is great for anyone with arthritis and also reduces stress! For the best benefit you must attend the first class. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Thursday May 10, 2018

MSJC COLLEGE SINGERS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

Free. Under the direction of Emily Collins, the College Singers will present their Spring Concert with music for the season. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday May 11 thru Sunday May 20, 2018

DRINKING HABITS
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse

$15 reserved seating. $10 opening night. First Saturday is benefit for a local nonprofit. Storyline: Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves. (951) 658-5300.

Friday May 11, 2018

MASTER GARDENER: TOMATOES
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 24 E Stetson Ave
Free. Back by popular demand! Riverside Master Gardener Thurman discusses the best, easiest way to grow delicious tomatoes for your table! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

LUNAFEST
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 general admission. Annual Film Festival by, for and about women. Sponsored by the Sorpotimist International of San Jacinto – Hemet Valley. Light appetizers, beverages, silent auction and a raffle. Net proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund. Tickets available online at Eventbrite.com or directly through Soroptimist members.

Saturday May 12, 2018

BANK OF HEMET FREE COMMUNITY SHRED-IT DAY
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Bank of Hemet, 1600 E Florida Ave
Free. The Bank of Hemet is sponsoring a Free Community Shred-it Day!  Open to Everyone – limit 3 boxes per person.  Examples of items you may bring for on-site shredding include:  Bank Statements, Medical/insurance Forms, tax forms, receipts, and personal files.  Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed.  Paper only, no binders please.  Shredded paper will be recycled.  Protect yourself from ID Theft.  GO GREEN!

RANCHO FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP GRAND OPENING
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Rancho Family Medical, 3853 W Stetson #200
Free. Come help celebrate the Grand Opening of the Rancho Family Medical Group. Festivities will include facility tours, snacks and drinks, cooking and exercise demos, interactive booths, kid jumpers and games, pickleball demo, raffle prizes and more. [flyer]

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK
10 am – 2:00 pm, Burlington parking lot, 2171 W Florida Ave
Free. Special free event sponsored by the California Highway Patrol and the Hemet Woman’s Club. Free inspection of your child’s safety seat and how to properly install it to protect your child.

TRIBUTE TO THE ROLLING STONES
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. The Ultimate Stones have been featured on AXS TV “Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands.“ They are the best and most accurate Rolling Stones tribute band in the world! The Ultimate Stones band recreates The Rolling Stones hits with the look and accuracy of a Rolling Stones live show. A show not to be missed. (951) 658-5950. [webpage]

DEAR ELIZABETH
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$15 general admission. Special one-night engagement of the play presented by Stratford Players. (see listing May 12 thru 20). Visit www.Stratford Players.com.

Sunday May 13 thru Sunday May 20, 2018

DEAR ELIZABETH
Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm, First Church of Christ Scientist, Idyllwild

$15 general admission. “I seem to spend my life missing you,” Robert Lowell wrote to Elizabeth Bishop many years after the long friendship between the two began.  Dear Elizabeth offers a  witty, mildly gossipy, and moving revelation of the emotional and working lives of two brilliant poets, a lifelong correspondence between  dearest friends. Presented by the Stratford Players. Visit www.Stratford Players.com.

Thursday May 17, 2018

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE DINEOUT AT POLLY’S PIES
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Polly’s Pies, 2204 W Florida Ave
Polly’s will donate 20% of the proceeds to support Assistance League of Hemacinto philanthropic programs. Must bring a copy of the flyer. [flyer]

Friday May 18, 2018

HSJC ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
10:00 am, Country Club at Soboba, 1020 Soboba Dr
$150 per person. The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Charity Golf Tournaments. Complimentary food & beverage on the course and
awards banquet and cocktail reception. Tee time 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the MSJC Foundation Scholarships. Register today to golf or sponsor one of the most popular  golf tournaments in the San Jacinto Valley. (951) 658-3211. [flyer]

Saturday May 19, 2018

PAWSABILITY 4 VETERANS GOLF FUNDRAISER
7:00 am, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Hot Springs Rd
$50 per person. This is the 1st Annual Golf Event to benefit Pawsability 4 Veterans, an organization that helps our Nation’s Heroes when they come home! One Vet, One Dog, One Family at a time! 100 % of the proceeds, from this event, go directly to assisting Veterans and their families. (562) 719-6826.

MSJC CONCERT BAND
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The band will feature a memorable style of your favorite music for their Spring Concert. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: JAC JACARUSO
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members. (951) 658-3822.

Sunday May 20, 2018

MSJC GOLDEN EAGLES JAZZ ENSEMBLE
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The jazz band will present their end of the season concert with your favorite standards in jazz music. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Wednesday May 23, 2018

HANDS ONLY CPR & FIRST AID
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 24 E Stetson Ave

Free. American Medical Response’s Sara De Lucia is back to demonstrate an easy way you can do CPR and common first aid techniques. You never know when you might need to use this valuable skill to save a life. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday May 26, 2018

TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Led Zepagain is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin in the world today. Featured on AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” this tribute is a close to the real thing that you will ever see. Performing for the first time at the Historic Hemet Theatre – Don’t miss it! (951) 658-5950.  [webpage]

Monday May 28, 2018

FLAGS OF FREEDOM DISPLAY
All Day, Gibbel Park (corner or W Florida Ave & Kirby St)
Free. The Exchange Club of Hemet-San Jacinto Valley hosts their annual Flags of Freedom event to honor veterans from all branches of the service. The display contains 1776 American flags

REMEMBER THE FALLEN
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
Free admission. Free patriotic movies in honor of Memorial Day. Sponsored by America Remembers. (951) 658-5950.

MEMORIAL DAY 5K, 10K, & KIDS 1K RUN
6:00 am, Diamond Valley Community Park, 1801 Angler Ave
$20-$45 per person. 6th Annual  Memorial Day Run. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid’s Run (1K), there is something for everyone!  [listing]

Wednesday May 30, 2018

RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 24 E Stetson Ave

Free. There are lots of resources if you know where to look! Jennifer Trebler from Arbor Hospice reveals resources available in our community. A FREE, no obligation, resource packet is given to all attendees! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Thursday May 31, 2018

GREASE SING-A-LONG
2:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$10 general admission. The Hemet Woman’s Club hosts a fun-filled afternoon featuring a showing of the 1978 classic film Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. With lyrics on the screen, everyone can sing along with Danny, Sandy and the rest of the gang from Rydell High. Festivities include a costume contest, singing contest, raffle prizes, vendor booths and more. Proceeds benefit local programs of the Hemet Woman’s Club. Tickets available at the Ticket Office or from a club member. (951) 658-5950.

Friday June 1, 2018

EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Ever left your doctor’s office feeling you didn’t get what you needed? Become empowered with tips and tools that help you get the most out of your doctor visits. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

VALLE VISTA MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia Ave, Valle Vista
Free admission. Enjoy a free movie in the park. Bring your own chair. Popcorn & drinks while they last. (951) 927-6673.

Saturday June 2 thru Sunday June 3, 2018

VALLEY VOCAL ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT
Saturday 3:00 pm, St John’s Lutheran Church, 26410 Columbia St
Sunday 3:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$10 general admission. The Valley Vocal Ensemble presents “A Night at the TONY AWARDS”. If you enjoy musical theater and the songs they have given us over the decades you will want to be with us for this concert. Included in the playbill are selections form Phantom of the Opera, Westside Story, Fiddler On the Roof, Cats, The Music Man and many others. (951) 658-3822.

Saturday June 2, 2018

GRANDFATHERS FOR GOLF ANNUAL MARTY FINN GOLF FUNDRAISER
8:00 am, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
$60 per person. Annual golf tournament to raise money for youth programs of Grandfathers for Golf. (909) 754-4148.

DIAMOND VALLEY TAMALE FESTIVAL  (rescheduled to June 23rd)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Diamond Valley Sports Park, 1801 Angler Ave
$2 admission. DJ’s playing music, live performances, live bands will be performing, dance troupes performing traditional dances, artists painting live, a kids zone and the Diamond Valley Classic Car & Motorcycle Show. There will also be a beer garden that will house tasty beer and MARGARITAS too!!!! TAMALES, burritos, tacos, wood fire pizza, shaved ice, funnel cakes, DEEP FRIED TWINKIES and much much more! [flyer] [car show]   www.DiamondValleyTamaleFestival.com

BOW-WOW MEOW LUAU
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Hemet Library, 300 E Latham Ave
$50 per person. Ramona Humane Society presents the Bow-Wow Meow Luau.  Come on out and support a worthy cause.  There will be music, luau feast, Polynesian dancing, prizes and silent auction.  (951) 654-8002.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: NATHAN RIVERA
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $10 student.  (951) 658-3822.

Wednesday June 6, 2018

SUMMER FUN: BINGO
11:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

HEMET WEST DANCE: DAVE AMBROSE
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hemet West Community Room, 5001 W Florida Ave
$6 per person. Weekly dance concert open to the public. Proper attire required, no alcohol. (951) 692-0891.

Friday June 8 thru Sunday June 11, 2018

“ZOOM INTO JUNE” FAST PITCH TOURNAMENT
Valley-Wide Sports Center
Come out and enjoy the biggest girls fast pitch tournament on the West Coast.
The” Zoom into June” tournament boast some of the best players and teams from
across the Nation. For more information (951) 926-5917.

Friday June 8, 2018

MANAGE YOUR MEDICATIONS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Medication management is not just about the drugs. Learn what to do when you can’t afford your medications, the different aids available to help you or your loved one take medication safely and much more are discussed. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday June 9, 2018

TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS
12:00 pm & 6:00 pm, Seven Hills Members Club, 3050 Jacaranda Way
$10 general admission. “4 the Good Times” presents a tribute to some of our favorite music legends, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, The Duprees, The Platters, and more. $6 meal with pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, fruit salad & cookie. Doors open 1 hour prior to show. (951) 658-2234. [flyer]

EVENT MODE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Small Animal Care Center, 601 S State St, San Jacinto
$2 adults, Free under age 16. Family Fun hosted by the Small Animal Care Center presents a FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL with some of the proceeds going to Ramona Humane Society.  Food Trucks, Pet Adoptions, Hosted Tours of Small Animal Care Center, Masonic Child Identification Programs, Atomic Game Truck, Beer Pong Competition/Trophies, Beer Garden, and Live Band with The Illegal Sveedes. (951) 392-3201. [website]

SUMMER KICK-OFF STREET FAIR & CAR SHOW
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hemet Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N Kirby Ave (at Esplanade)
Free admission. Street Fair and Car Show sponsored by Valley Restart. Festivities include $7 lunch (burger or hotdog, beans, chips & water), vendors, prizes & opportunity drawing. Vendor booths available (951) 766-7476. [flyer]

ICE AGE SOIREE
6:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$25 per person. Visit the museum after hours at this special 21+ party! Includes admission to the museum and 2 drink tickets. Watch the sparks fly as our staff wows you with science demonstrations! Sit down with local scientists and educators. Got a question about archaeology, anthropology, or paleontology? Visit every scientist and receive an exclusive Ice Age Soirée button!  Call 951-791-0033 to purchase.

TRIBUTE TO THE WHO
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. From the guitar windmills to the microphone swings, WHOsNEXT has every detail of The Who’s dynamic performances After last year’s show, this group has been one of the most requested return engagements. (951) 658-5950.   [webpage]

Monday June 11 thru Friday July 27th, 2018

WESTERN SCIENCE CENTER SUMMER CAMPS
Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
AM session 9 am – 12 pm, PM session 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$110 per session. Fun, hands-on summer camps! From paleontology to engineering, kids will have the chance to learn in a unique museum setting. (951) 791-0033. [website]
Entering K – 1st Grade:  Small Hands Science Camp, June 18th – 22nd (AM session)
Entering 1st – 3rd Grade:  Jr. Engineering Camp, June 11th – 15th (PM session); Art and Nature Camp Pt. A & B, June 11th – 15th (AM session) and July 9th – 13th (PM session); Science Explorer Camp, July 9th – 13th (AM session); Time Traveler’s Camp, July 23rd – 27th (AM session)
Entering 3rd – 5th Grade:  Fossil Camp, June 11th – 15th (AM session); Messerific! Camp Pt. A & B, June 25th – 29th (AM session) and July 16th – 20th (PM session); Elements of Science Camp, June 25th – 29th (PM session); Inventors and Inventions Camp, July 16th – 20th (AM session)
Entering 6th – 9th Grade:  Know Your Systems: Dissection Lab, June 18th – June 22nd (AM session); Intro to Animal Diversity: Dissection Lab, June 25th – June 29th (AM session)
Entering 7th – 10th Grade:  Replica Lab, July 23rd – July 27th (PM session)

Monday June 11 thru Friday July 20, 2018

FINGERPRINTS SUMMER CAMPS
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fingerprints Youth Museum, 123 S Carmalita St
$20 per day / $100 per week. Summer Camp for ages 6-10. Children will enjoy a supervised atmosphere of crafts, science, games, and themed sessions that include Ocean Week, Farm Week and World Week. Sessions begin June 11, June 18, July 9, & July 16. (951) 765-1223.

Monday June 11 thru Friday June 29, 2018

MUSICA! SUMMER STRINGS ACADEMY
Monday – Friday, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$90-240 per person. Three week workshop in string instruments for all ages. Register by May 20 for discount. Level I beginners, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Level II intermediate to advanced, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. [flyer] [website]

Monday June 11 thru Friday June 15, 2018

VALLEY HOOPS CAMP
8:30 am – 12:00 pm, Bautista Creek Elementary, 441 N Lake St
$65 per child (grades 1-8). Basketball skills camp by Coach Fontay Mozga and the 2018 State Champion MSJC Basketball Team. Presented by Valley Evangelical Free Church. (951) 927-2182. [flyer]

Wednesday June 13, 2018

SUMMER SAFETY
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Sifu Ford Edwards from Little Tao Dragon Studio, in cooperation with the Hemet Police Department, discusses the safety hazards in our community and tips to help you stay safe and crime free. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

HEMET WEST DANCE:  SKYLINE EXPRESS
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hemet West Community Room, 5001 W Florida Ave
$6 per person. Hollywood theme night. Weekly dance concert open to the public. Proper attire required, no alcohol. (951) 692-0891.

Thursday June 14, 2018

NAMI MENTAL HEALTH EVENT: PRIDE DAY
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
Free. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) presents a series of short films and speakers who will share their mental health experiences in their LGBTQ journey. A panel discussion will follow the presentation. The films and speakers are be designed to educate the community and raise awareness of the LGBTQ issues. https://hemetpride.eventbrite.com (951) 765-1850.  [flyer]

Friday June 15, 2018

SUMMER FUN: PIE FIGHT
10:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

Monday June 18 thru Thursday June 21, 2018

SYLVAN SUMMER CAMPS
Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave
$199 per 4-day camp. Summer camps in writing, science, math, study skills and coding. (951) 765-1171
Maker Camp I (grades 1-5): 9:30 am – 11:30 am. kids complete 3 makerspace “missions” to explore cool science concepts
Writing Camp I (grades 1-5):  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. kids learn strategic and creative writing techniques to boost confidence
Game Design (grades 3-5):  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Through animations & video game design, kids explore basic programming

Tuesday June 19, 2018

SUMMER FUN: GAME DAY (BOARD GAMES)
10 am – 12 pm, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Come play one of your favorite board games. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

Wednesday June 20, 2018

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? OPTIONS FOR SENIORS EXPLAINED
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 27025 Girard St
Free admission. Home Instead is having a free community event in which you can bring Family and Friends for this free educational opportunity.  Free in-depth presentation about your options as you age.  Attorneys will go over the details and answer your questions about wills, estate planning, trusts as well as VA benefits.  Lunch will be provided during the presentation.  Understand the differences between skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, board and care, and other residential options so you will know what to look for and what will best serve your specific needs.  Sponsored by Desert Hills Memory Care Center, Home Instead Senior Care and Arbor Hospice. Please RSVP (951) 663-1060.

HEMET WEST DANCE: RON AND DIANE
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hemet West Community Room, 5001 W Florida Ave
$6 per person. Weekly dance concert open to the public. Proper attire required, no alcohol. (951) 692-0891.

Thursday June 21 thru Friday June 22, 2018

THE PRINCE WHO WOULDN’T TALK
6:00 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27401 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 reserved seating. An amusing and thought-provoking comedy for children and a lesson for adults. The King and Queen discover their son, the Prince, doesn’t talk. They haven’t realized they’ve never given him the chance. (951) 658-5300.

Thursday June 21, 2018

SUMMER FUN: FREE THROW CONTEST
11:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

Friday June 22, 2018

MASTER GARDENER: BASIC LANDSCAPING PRINCIPLES
11:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. A Riverside Master Gardener discusses what you need to know to create and maintain a beautiful home landscape. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

11th ANNUAL LIP SYNC CONTEST
7:00 pm, Soboba AC’s Lounge, 23333 Soboba Rd
$25 general admission. Local nonprofit organizations compete for $10k in the zaniest fundraiser in the valley! Sponsored by Soboba Foundation & Soboba Casino. Tickets available from participating nonprofits. (951) 654-2765.

DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Valley-Wide Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave
$5 adults, $2 age 2 & under. Bring your favorite raft & enjoy the show. (951) 929-0047.

Saturday June 23, 2018

DIAMOND VALLEY TAMALE FESTIVAL  (rescheduled from May 5th)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Diamond Valley Sports Park, 1801 Angler Ave
$2 admission. DJ’s playing music, live performances, live bands will be performing, dance troupes performing traditional dances, artists painting live, a kids zone and the Diamond Valley Classic Car & Motorcycle Show. There will also be a beer garden that will house tasty beer and MARGARITAS too!!!! TAMALES, burritos, tacos, wood fire pizza, shaved ice, funnel cakes, DEEP FRIED TWINKIES and much much more! [flyer] [car show]   www.DiamondValleyTamaleFestival.com

TRIBUTE TO THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. China Grove will take you right back to those sweet summer nights… with music of The Doobie Brothers! The show keeps you “Rockin’ down the highway” with over 40 years of hits that could only come from The Doobie Brothers‘ sound — an infectious combination of rock, country, R&B, jazz, and folk/Americana. (951) 658-5950.  [webpage]

JAZZ & JOKES COMEDY SHOW
Two shows: 7 pm & 9 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 presale, $20 at the door. Bubba’s Comedy presents two fun-filled comedy shows. Notice: late show will contain “blue” humor, so if you are sensitive, choose the early show. Sponsored by the Hemet Sunset Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit Rotary projects in the community and around the world.

Monday June 25 thru Thursday June 28

SYLVAN SUMMER CAMPS
Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave
$199 per 4-day camp. Summer camps in writing, science, math, study skills and coding. (951) 765-1171
Maker Camp II (grades 1-5): 9:30 am – 11:30 am. kids explore exciting science concepts through 3 “missions”
Writing Camp II (grades 1-5):  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. kids learn strategic and creative writing techniques to boost confidence
Creative Coding (grades 3-5):  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. kids will learn coding skills with creative projects in art, music, and math.

Wednesday June 27, 2018

OPTIONS FOR HOME LIVING
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Arbor Hospice’s Jennifer Trebler-Partridge discusses the methods and tools that allow you or a loved one to remain at home for as long as possible. Avoid premature placement in a facility and save money! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

SUMMER FUN: COLOR VALLE VISTA (SIDEWALK CHALK)
10:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

HEMET WEST DANCE: AMERICAN MADE
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hemet West Community Room, 5001 W Florida Ave
$6 per person. Annual semi-formal senior prom. Weekly dance concert open to the public. Proper attire required, no alcohol. (951) 692-0891.

Thursday June 28, 2018

STONE SOUL
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 presale, $15 at the door. Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Under the Stars. STONE SOUL plays the very best of Classic Soul & Motown! Their spot-on renditions of timeless hits from legendary artists has brought them recognition as one of the best Classic Soul & Motown bands working today. Doors open 6:30 pm. (951) 658-3111.

Friday June 29, 2018

JEROME ROBINSON’S GOSPEL REVIEW
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$15 presale, $18 day of show. An inspirational evening of gospel favorites. Featuring Jerome Robinson (Lead Singer, 2nd Generation Platters) with Leon Myer. Also featuring Tri-City Gospel Choir under the direction of DiDi Jackson and special guest vocalist Helena V. Doors open 6:15 pm. (951) 658-5950.

Saturday June 30, 2018

LIVE IN CONCERT: TESTAMENT
10:00 pm, AC’s Lounge, Soboba Casino, 23333 Soboba Rd
Call for ticket information. (866) 476-2622.

Monday July 2 thru Tuesday July 3, 2018

SHREK THE MUSICAL
6:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
Watch for details

Friday July 6, 2018

SUMMER FUN: WATER PLAY DAY
11:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Valley-Wide Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave
$5 adults, $2 age 2 & under. Bring your favorite raft & enjoy the show. (951) 929-0047.

TRIBUTE TO SELENA
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 presale, $15 at the door. Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Under the Stars. Tribute to Selena Quintanilla by The Como la Flor Band. Doors open 6:30 pm. (951) 658-3111.

Saturday July 7, 2018

TRIBUTE TO CHICAGO
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience is a group of local Chicago area musicians who share a love for the music of one of the greatest rock n’ roll groups of all time… Chicago. They have perfected a recreation on that classic sound that has thrilled audiences all over the country. (951) 658-5950.  [webpage]

Monday July 9 thru Friday July 13, 2018

DVAC ART CAMP
Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Watch for details. (951) 652-3822

Tuesday July 10, 2018

SUMMER FUN: BINGO
11:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

Wednesday July 11, 2018

WORKSHOPS FOR NONPROFITS: GRANT RESEARCH & PROPOSAL WRITING
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, SRCAR conference room, 2335 E Florida Ave
$35 per person, $30 chamber members, $25 CNA members. The first of three workshops sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the Valley Nonprofit Network of the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce. Workshops are designed to improve the effectiveness of local nonprofit organizations. In this workshop, attendees with learn how to find grant opportunities and prepare an effective grant proposal. Staff and volunteers at every level can benefit from this valuable information. Please RSVP (951) 658-3211.

Thursday July 12, 2018

BRANSON ON THE ROAD
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 presale, $15 at the door. Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Under the Stars. Branson On The Road has over 20 years of experience of performing at the top theatres in Branson on the famous 76 Country Music Boulevard (known as “The Strip”), and is the first national touring show named for the famous city. The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun wherever they go…and they go all over the US and beyond!. Doors open 6:30 pm. (951) 658-3111.

Friday July 13, 2018

SUMMER FUN: DISC GOLF
10:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

VALLE VISTA MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia Ave, Valle Vista
Free admission. Enjoy a free movie in the park. Bring your own chair. Popcorn & drinks while they last. (951) 927-6673.

Saturday July 14, 2018

TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees, this #1 tribute band returns to the Historic Hemet Theatre. John Acosta has performed as Barry Gibb all over the world. If you love The Bee Gees, don’t miss this one! Bee Gees Gold is John Acosta (Barry) , Daryl Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice). (951) 658-5950.  [webpage]

Monday July 16 thru Thursday July 19

SYLVAN SUMMER CAMPS
Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave
$199 per 4-day camp. Summer camps in writing, science, math, study skills and coding. (951) 765-1171
Super Structures (grades 3-6): 9:30 am – 11:30 pm. kids will build the world’s seven basic bridge types to learn engineering
Math Explorers (grades 3-6):  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. A fun approach for children to improve understanding of basic multiplication and division facts, while increasing speed and accuracy
Coding Animation (grades 3-8):  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. kids will explore animation basics with cartoons, games and music videos

DVAC DRAMA CAMP
Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Watch for details. (951) 652-3822

Tuesday July 17, 2018

SUMMER FUN: WATER PLAY DAY
11:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

Thursday July 19, 2018

LA CAST OF BEATLEMANIA
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 presale, $15 at the door. Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Under the Stars. The premier LA Cast of Beatlemania with members from 1964, Rain and the original cast of Beatlemania. Doors open 6:30 pm. (951) 658-3111.

Friday July 20, 2018

SUMMER FUN: DODGE BALL
2:00 pm, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Valley-Wide Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave
$5 adults, $2 age 2 & under. Bring your favorite raft & enjoy the show. (951) 929-0047.

Monday July 23 thru Thursday July 26

SYLVAN SUMMER CAMPS
Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave
$199 per 4-day camp. Summer camps in writing, science, math, study skills and coding. (951) 765-1171
Read Aloud (pre-k thru k): 9:30 am – 11:30 am. A fun approach for your child to build reading skills
Back to School Boot Camp (grades 4-6):  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Give your child the skills and confidence for success in middle school

Tuesday July 24, 2018

SUMMER FUN: WATER BALLOON FIGHT
11:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

Tuesday July 31, 2018

SUMMER FUN: BINGO
11:00 am, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Get the kids out of the house and join in the fun, interactive activities at Valle Vista Community Center.  Parent signature required; 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (951) 927-6673.

Friday August 3, 2018

VALLE VISTA MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia Ave, Valle Vista
Free admission. Enjoy a free movie in the park. Bring your own chair. Popcorn & drinks while they last. (951) 927-6673.

Saturday August 4, 2018

TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Hemet’s favorite Eagles tribute is back yet again. Desperado recreates a sound so precise to the original… you can close your eyes and reminisce each note of those cherished oldies. Sure to be one of the best concerts of the year! (951) 658-5950. [webpage]

Friday August 10, 2018

25TH ANNUAL JAZZ IN THE PINES
Fri 5 pm, Idyllwild Arts Campus, 52500 Temecula Rd
$85 one day,  $150 two day pass. The 25th Annual Idyllwild Arts Jazz In The Pines is an outdoor music festival held on the grounds of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation. The festival starts Friday with the Patrons Dinner and continues throughout the weekend on three stages offering continuous Jazz, Blues and R&B. Crafts, jewelry and artwork are for sale in the festival marketplace along with a variety of casual dining options. Tickets also available at the Main Gate on each day of the event. www.JazzInThePines.com

Saturday August 18, 2018

TRIBUTE TO ABBA
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From the earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on an ABBA journey that is unmatched. (951) 658-5950. [webpage]

Friday September 7, 2018

VALLE VISTA MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia Ave, Valle Vista
Free admission. Enjoy a free movie in the park. Bring your own chair. Popcorn & drinks while they last. (951) 927-6673.

Saturday September 8, 2018

FELINE FANCIERS CAT SHOW
$5 admission, Age 8 & under free. The 43rd Annual Cat Show is September
8th at the Valley-Wide Sports Center. This show displays 6 Rings Allbreed &
Household Pet Competition.

Friday September 14, 2018

2ND ANNUAL NAMI MT SAN JACINTO GOLF TOURNAMENT
8:00 am, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
Come one come all. Registration 8:00 AM | Coffee Juice & Donuts/Lunch |Shotgun Start 9:00 AM – Men’s & Ladies Flights | 4 Golfer Scramble Format The Golden Era Golf Course is setup for us to enjoy 9 holes played twice in a tournament filled with prizes, gift bags, entertainment and a chance to help NAMI fulfill it’s mission of providing support, education and advocacy for mental health & wellness.

Friday September 14 thru October 2, 2018

VALLEY-WIDE RECREATION OLDLYMPICS
Watch for details.

Saturday September 29, 2018

BUFFALO BINGO
Annual fundraiser for Hemet Sunset Rotary. Watch for details

Saturday October 20, 2018

CASINO NIGHT
Elegant fundraiser for Hemet Sunset Rotary. Watch for details.

Saturday October 27, 2018

NAMI WALKS INLAND EMPIRE
8:30 am – 10:30 am, Diamond Valley Lake Marina
Annual 5k walk. Watch for details.

Sunday November 11, 2018

T.H.E.CENTER VETERAN’S DAY CLASSIC CAR SHOW
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Gibbel Park, W Latham Ave at Kirby St
Free admission, Entry fee $20-25. Classic car show sponsored by the Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center (T.H.E), providing therapeutic horseback riding to children with disabilities and Veteran’s struggling with PTSD. Proceeds provide riding scholarships for children and Veterans, as well as horse care for therapy horses. (951) 658-7790. [flyer]  [form]

Friday December 7, 2018

ROTARY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
Annual fundraiser sponsored by local Rotary club. Watch for details.