Community Calendar

Wednesday Jan 1 thru Friday Feb 28

ART FOR YOUTH EXHIBIT
Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Diamond Valley Arts Gallery, 123 N Harvard St
Free. Sponsored by Elena Kern, the Fourth Annual Art For Youth program allows young artists to present their talents to the community. (951) 658-3822. [flyer]

Friday Feb 7 thru Saturday Feb 8

40TH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Valley-Wide Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$10 per person, Age 3 & under free. Valley Quilters Guild present their 40th Annual Quilt Show. Over 100 quilts on display, plus vendors, drawings, boutique, and more. No strollers or rolling carts. www.ValleyQuilters.org. (951) 204-6271.

Saturday February 8

EVA AND THE VAGABONDS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission. The Vagabond Tales is a multi-instrumental music project centered around the songwriting of Russian born Eva Mikhailovna. The songs combine western, old folk, and ragtime into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that transcends time and continents. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Tuesday February 11

SAGE SOCIETY: JACQUELINE KNACKERT
2:00 pm, Ramona Room (behind Miller-Jones Mortuary) 1501 W Florida Ave
Guests free. SAGE is will host Ms Jacqueline Knackert, a certified legal document assistant who will cover important topics of trust and estate planning which are very relevant to everyone but especially senior citizens. Ms Knackert’s profile can be found on LinkedIn.com. Social hour from 1:30 til 2 pm. (951) 357-4207. 

WATER-WISE PLANT CHOICES FOR THE VALLEY
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. “Introduction to the New Water-Wise Landscaping & Gardening Series: Water-Wise Plant Choices for the Valley” Presenter: Katherine Botts, Garden Designer & Valley Beautiful Garden Club President. Presented by: Valley Beautiful Garden Club in partnership with UC Master Gardeners Meeting Location: Modular 1 Building Take last driveway on west to Ball Field Parking Lot Handicap accessibility on east side of building [listing]

Friday Feb 14 thru Saturday Feb 15

CABARET AT THE CENTER: THE LOVE SHOW
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission. Cabaret at THE CENTER is back! After their sold out show last July and a successful Villains show in October, DVAC’s own Harvard Street Theatre Company is thrilled to help you celebrate the month of Love in 2020 with “The Love Show”. Yes, Love is in the air with a tremendous line up of talent. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Saturday February 15

A TOUCH OF VEGAS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$20 general admission. Jerome Robinson is best known for his performances as Lead Singer with the 2nd Generation Platters. For this show, Jerome brings some of his very talented friends along for an evening of classic hits with a “Touch of Vegas.” Guest appearances by Robin Uncapher, Jimmy Bruce, Fleet Easton, Gonzalo, and “Just Robbie.” (951) 568-5950. [Facebook] [tickets]

Sunday February 16

KOUZOV DUO
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under. The hemet Concert Association presents the Kouzov Duo. The acclaimed duo will perform a program of cello and piano masterworks, including Beethoven, whose 250th birthday is celebrated this year.  Legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich said: “Dmitry Kouzov is a true artist…”  His wife and musical partner Yulia Fedoseev Kouzova is an esteemed soloist, chamber musician and teacher. (951) 927-2449. [website]

Tuesday February 18, 2020

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF HEMACINTO DINEOUT
7:00 am – 9:00 pm, Polly’s Pies, 2204 W. Florida Ave, Hemet
Cost varies. Polly’s will donate 20% of your food ticket to Assistance League® of Hemacinto for Philanthropic Programs. Flyer MUST be presented. Dine in or carry out. Assistance League provides school clothing and hygiene supplies to children in need in the San Jacinto Valley. [flyer]

Friday February 21

COMMUNITY PANTRY ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
12:00 pm, – 1:30 pm, Community Pantry, 191 S Columbia St
Free. The Community Pantry hosts an Open House to celebrate 55 years serving those in need. Lunch will be served. (951) 929-1101.

Saturday February 22

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Fourth Saturday of the month. Call for more information (951) 553-3572

THE QUEEN SHOW
6:00 pm, American Legion Post 53, 124 N Ramona St
$30 per person, $25 veterans (includes dinner). Bonnie Kilroe returns with her “Queen Show,” featuring hits from Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Crystal Gayle,  Shania Twain, Patsy Cline, Tanya Tucker & more Doors open 5:30 pm, dinner served at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:30 pm. Cash bar. This show will be sold out. Sign ups online at ALPOST53.com. (951) 658-2436. [flyer]

TRIBUTE TO MARVIN GAYE
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale / $25 day of show. Featuring Jackie’s Boy. Let’s Get It On” is the amazing Tribute to Marvin Gaye starring Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Jackie’s Boy. Back by popular demand. Get your tickets early for this one or you will miss it again! (951) 658-5950. [facebook]

ROCKY ZHARP AND THE BLUES CRACKERS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$20 general admission.  MUSIC AT THE CENTER is a fundraiser for The DVAC and its programs.  Guests receive two glasses of wine or other beverage, light appetizers and access to the current gallery exhibition as well as the concert. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Thursday February 27

GOLDEN SMOOTHIES: FOR THE LOVE OF ELVIS
1:00 pm, Simpson Center, 304 E Devonshire Ave
$12 per person. The Golden Smoothies present the latest in their musical review shows. Doors open 12:30 pm. Discount for purchase of a table (8). Light refreshments. (916) 505-2680. [flyer]

9th ANNUAL SAN JACINTO VALLEY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Soboba Resort & Casino, 22777 Soboba Rd, San Jacinto
$65 per person. The mission of the San Jacinto Valley Women’s Conference is to provide a positive experience for valley women as we raise funds to help local women improve and advance their educational goals.  It’s a dynamic day of speakers and networking for so many women to refresh, learn and be inspired. www.sjvwc.com

Friday February 28

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: SEAHAWK MOJO
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$20 general admission. Marshall Hawkins and Seahawk MoJO return for th e Fifth Annual Black History Month Wine Art and Jazz Night. Marshall Hawkins along with Seahawk MoJO will take listeners on a journey from Africa where music began with the drum through the new world and into modern music. Hawkins’ delivery of his message of the unifying power of music makes this Black History Month celebration one for all ages, races, genders and backgrounds. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Saturday February 29

ANKA SINGS SINATRA: HIS SONGS, MY SONGS, MY WAY!
8:00 pm, Soboba Event Center, 22777 Soboba Rd
$50-$175 reserved seating. Age 21+. [listing]

Sunday March 1

ILYA YAKUSHEV
2:30 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under.  The charismatic and fiery pianist will perform the original solo version of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” with slides of the art which inspired the composer, as well as one of Beethoven’s great piano sonatas. In a review, The New York Times said: “Mr. Yakushev can do just about anything he wants.” (951) 658-7319. [website]

Saturday March 7

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF YOU
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Learn what makes YOU you with this fun new Science Saturday! Come explore the many sides of science!  Science Saturdays give you a chance to interact directly with WSC scientists and educators as they bring to life various facets of scientific exploration.  Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

DIAMOND VALLEY LAKE MARATHON
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Diamond Valley Marina, 2615 Angler Ave
$20 – $90 per person. Get ready for the 18th annual Diamond Valley Lake Marathon benefiting the Hemet San Jacinto Habitat for Humanity. Run in the valley of the Mastodons along a scenic route around the lake. The trail is a maintained dirt road with minor elevation changes. The dam on the East side is a flat asphalt road and the West side is flat the majority of the way with a steep uphill grade at the end of the run. This will be one of the most beautiful runs that you will experience in Southern California. [website]

TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale / $25 day of show. Featuring Bee Gees Gold. Recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees, this #1 tribute band returns for their third appearance at the Historic Hemet Theatre. Come celebrate early hits like “Massachusetts,” and “I started a Joke,” as well as the later Disco classics “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing” and more. (951) 658-5950. [facebook]

Friday Mar 13 thru Sunday Mar 22

COME BLOW YOUR HORN
Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play, Come Blow Your Horn examines growing up through the lens of the Baker Family. Throughout the course of the play, the family struggles to understand and adjust to one another, as the two sons begin to grow up, and the parents realize that they are growing old. (951) 658-5300.

Saturday March 14 thru Sunday March 15

41ST ANNUAL WOOD CARVING SHOW & CRAFTS FAIR
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$2 donation. The Ramona Country Carvers present their annual carving show. Hundreds of beautiful carvings on display be some of the very best wood carvers in California, plus vendors, carving tools, homemade crafts & more. (951) 766-5269 [flyer]

Saturday March 14

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: JAC JACARUSO
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$20 general admission. Guitarist and vocalist, Jac Jacaruso, is excited to return to the stage at The Diamond Valley Arts Center. Jac is a gifted musician who got his start in New York City where he honed his skills as an R&B  singer, song writer, and guitarist. He played in NYC clubs and studios at first, then he played with Desmond Child and with Billy Joel’s band. His talent and passion for music led to starting his own band. (951) 652-3822. [website]

LATINO DANCE PARTY
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, American Legion Post 53, 124 N Ramona St
$10 per person. American Legion Post 53 hosts an oldies and Latino Dance Party with DJ Julian “Big Daddy” Perez. There will be street tacos, soft drinks, and adult beverages available for sale. [flyer]

Friday Mar 19 thru Sunday Mar 21

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
Hemet High Theater
Watch for details.

Saturday March 21

TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale / $25 day of show. Featuring Petty & The Heartshakers. Petty & The Heartshakers pays homage to the beloved band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Lead singer Dan Grennes not only looks like Tom, but has the same vocal range, is a born southerner, and is able to channel him like no other. Don’t miss this wonderfully nostalgic event! (951) 658-5950. [facebook]

Saturday March 21

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: BARNABY FINCH – JAZZGRASS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$20 general admission. Jazzgrass was put together in 1999 by Barnaby Finch to honor the newer and more progressive side of Bluegrass music. Jazzgrass will be performing music written by Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Pat Metheny, Dave Grusin, Barnaby Finch, Natalie McMaster, and many more… (951) 652-3822. [website]

Saturday March 28

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Fourth Saturday of the month. Call for more information (951) 553-3572

SANDII CASTLEBERRY – HOT FLASH
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$20 general admission. Bluegrass and modern folk are the styles of music that set the foundation for “Hot Flash.”  Its founding members are three female musicians over the age of fifty with a sense of humor, as their band name insinuates. Sandii Castleberry, Kathleen Johnson and Anne Finch have been making and playing music together in Idyllwild since 2012, and long before that in many different groups. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Tues March 31 thru Wed April 1

SOBOBA FOUNDATION 8TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Annual fundraiser for the Soboba Foundation, raising $100,000 for local nonprofit organizations. Watch for details.

Saturday April 4

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF ENGINEERING
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Build and engineer to your heart’s content! Learn how to become an engineer with hands-on activities. Come explore the many sides of science!  Science Saturdays give you a chance to interact directly with WSC scientists and educators as they bring to life various facets of scientific exploration.  Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

TRIBUTE TO METALLICA
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale / $25 day of show. Featuring Masters of Puppets. Fans of “thrash metal” will love this ultimate tribute to the ultimate heavy metal band, Metallica. Performing in Hemet for the first time, Masters of Puppets will blow you away with their incredible musicianship and high energy performance. (951) 658-5950. [facebook]

Saturday April 11

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: TIMBREWOODS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$20 general admission. Terry Jo Stratton and Jeff Hixon met in Idyllwild, California in 2018.  Their shared musical tastes and dedication to songwriting and performing resulted in the formation of a duo – TimbreWoods. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Friday April 17

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REVERSE DRAWING
6:00 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$135 per ticket includes dinner. Annual reverse drawing fundraiser for the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include silent auction items, bingo & more. Doors open 5:30 pm; dinner served 6:00 pm; drawing begins 7:00 pm. [flyer]

Saturday April 18

TRIBUTE TO ABBA
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale / $25 day of show. Featuring Abba Fab. Returning to the Historic Hemet Theatre, this show is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Dance the night away to monster hits such as “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” “Honey, Honey,” “Dancing Queen” and countless others.  (951) 658-5950. [facebook]

Saturday April 25

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Fourth Saturday of the month. Call for more information (951) 553-3572

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: SUPER 300 BLUES BAND
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St

$20 general admission. Super 300 is Brad Radis on Harp and Vocals, Jerry (Short Dog) Feldman on Guitar, Allan Hearn on bass and Jim Snodgrass on drums. The group performs dynamic arrangements of Chicago and traditional blues, as well as their own high energy boogie and swing-inspired original material. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Sunday April 19

FANDANGO!
2:30 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under.  This colorful quartet of flute, guitar, violin and cello performs a toe-tappingly spicy mix of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan, and classical music.  Featuring two GRAMMY-nominees, the  globe-trotting virtuosi hail from Spain, the USA, former Yugoslavia, and the UK, and have played, separately and together, on the world’s most prestigious stages. (951) 658-7319. [website]

Saturday May 2

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF H2O
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. This month is about the science of water! Learn the importance of conserving water & more. Learn how to become an engineer with hands-on activities. Come explore the many sides of science!  Science Saturdays give you a chance to interact directly with WSC scientists and educators as they bring to life various facets of scientific exploration.  Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

Friday May 8 thru Sunday May 17

LEADING LADIES
Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash.  (951) 658-5300.

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