Community Calendar

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)

Wednesday June 27 thru Wednesday August 29

CCBA CLASSROOM TRAINING
9:00 am, Homeland
$1,699 per person. The Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA™)is a professional certification for business analysts. Improve your competencies and grow your career in business analysis at any stage along the business analysis career path. Class meets June 27, July 25 and August 29. (713) 518-1852. [website]

Saturday July 7 thru Saturday August 25, 2018

EVANESCENCE ART SHOW
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Free admission. Watercolor and mixed media by Kjersten Jeppesen. Artist reception Saturday July 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, light refreshments, drinks, and live JazzFusion performed by Nathan Jrock.

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

Monday July 16 thru Friday July 20, 2018

VALLEY-WIDE PINEBOX DERBY
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$10 entry fee (ages 7-17). Call for more information (951) 487-9234.

DVAC DRAMA CAMP
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$75 per student (grades 4 thru 8) Program includes acting fundamentals, diction, improv, set decoration and rehearsals. Performance July 20 at 11:30 am. (951) 796-4364.

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.

Wednesday July 18, 2018

DOC TALK: THE STATE OF HEALTH CARE
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Curtiss Combs, MD discusses what you can do to keep yourself healthy and well by reducing disease, falls and hospitalization. Join his lively discussion on your choices for good healthcare and the politics of the drug crisis. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Thursday July 19, 2018

BEATLEMANIA BBQ DINNER
6:30 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$35 dinner & show. Hemet Sunset Rotary hosts a delicious BBQ dinner along with the Beatlemania show at the Ramona Bowl. Dinner includes side, dessert and beverage. Meet the LA Cast of Beatlemania before the show. Priority seating for show at 8pm. Free glow souvenir with each ticket. Proceeds provide critical funding for repair of the Ramona Bowl’s Historic Americana Trail. Rotary Information Line (951) 708-1355.

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.

JACK IN THE BOX CAR CRUISE
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Jack in the Box, 3111 W Florida Ave
Free admission. Awards, raffle, games and specials on the menu to choose from. (909) 838-4693. Inland Empire Cruisin’ Hotline: (866) 924-4490.

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 July 21, 2018

FOR SAFETY’S SAKE: C.A.S.A. SPEAKERS FORUM LUNCHEON
11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 40450 Stetson Ave
Free admission and lunch. The Hemet-San Jacinto Interfaith Council in collaboration with the Center Against Sexual Assault present a Speaker’s Forum Luncheon. [flyer]

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: THE BLUES CRACKERS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members. Rocky Zharp and The Blues Crackers will be back at DVAC. Rocky’s Harmonica and soulful blues will be accompanied by the full band!  (951) 652-3822.

Monday July 23 thru Thursday July 26

VALLEY-WIDE YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Valley-Wide Sports Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$55 per person (ages 8-14). Call for more information (951) 487-9234.

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

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. DNA Tests are all the rage. This presentation covers the different types of tests, what you can learn from them and the safeguards to protect your privacy. Be prepared for some surprises! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

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.

Friday July 27, 2018

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dark, Valley-Wide Recreation Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. free popcorn and juice provided. Call for more information (951) 487-9234.

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.

IMPROVE BALANCE, PREVENT FALLS
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. A Physical Therapist from VNA of Southern California demonstrates exercises to help improve your balance and reduce falls. Come prepared to perform the exercises yourself. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Wednesday August 1, 2018

KOOL AUGUST NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave
Free. The City of San Jacinto presents the summer concerts at the Estudillo Mansion. Bring your own blanket of low-back chairs. No pets. No alcohol. Food available. (951) 487-7330.
Band Schedule:
Wednesday August 1 – TBD
Wednesday August 8 – TBD
Wednesday August 15 – Modern Racket
Wednesday August 22 – Last Call Crush

Friday August 3 thru August 31, 2018

WEEKLY GOLF FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY PANTRY
Golden Era Golf Course, 19821 Gilman Springs Rd, San Jacinto
8:00 am, Complimentary breakfast – pastries, coffee & water
Twilight Golf 4:00 pm until dark, must be off course by 7:30 pm
$10 9 holes ($15 with cart), $20 18 holes ($25 with cart)
For information contact Jim Lineberger (951) 816-5443.
Tee Times for Friday mornings must be reserved by Thursday at 5 pm.
For tee time contact Bobby Neff (951) 654-9156. [am flyer] [pm flyer]

Friday August 3 thru Saturday August 4, 2018

RUMMAGE SALE
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 40450 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Gently used clothing, housewares & furniture. Great bargains. (951) 658-5157.

Friday August 3, 2018

VALLEY-WIDE TREASURE HUNT IN THE PARK
9:00 am – 11:00 am, Valley-Wide Sports Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free (ages 7-13). Call for more information (951) 487-9234.

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]

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: MUSICAL CHAIN GANG
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members. Join this lovable band of convicts in the prison yard for a sing-along including your favorite folk songs. Featuring songs by The Monkees, The Penguins, The Turtles, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Sam Cooke, The Beach Boys, Franki Valli, The Beatles, and so much more!! (951) 652-3822.

Wednesday August 8, 2018

WHAT VACCINES SHOULD I HAVE AND WHY?
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. A representative from Walgreens discusses the most important vaccines for older adults; flu, pneumococcal, shingles and more. It is estimated that 45,000 adults die annually from complications due to vaccine preventable diseases. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

KOOL AUGUST NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave
Free. The City of San Jacinto presents the summer concerts at the Estudillo Mansion. Bring your own blanket of low-back chairs. No pets. No alcohol. Food available. (951) 487-7330.
Band Schedule:
Wednesday August 1 – TBD
Wednesday August 8 – TBD
Wednesday August 15 – Modern Racket
Wednesday August 22 – Last Call Crush

Friday August 10 thru Sunday August 12, 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

Friday August 10, 2018

ALIVE WORSHIP NIGHT:  FOR ALL SEASONS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre
$15 general admission. Worship concert featuring For All Seasons. For All Seasons is a Christian pop/worship band out of Southern California. The band is comprised of Emily Hamilton (lead vocals, guitars, keys), Johnny Hamilton (drums), Jeff Luckey (guitars, keys, vocals), and Randy Charlson (bass, guitars). Sponsored by Downtown Alive and Immanuel Events.

Wednesday August 15, 2018

KOOL AUGUST NIGHTS: MODERN RACKET
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave
Free. The City of San Jacinto presents the summer concerts at the Estudillo Mansion. Bring your own blanket of low-back chairs. No pets. No alcohol. Food available. (951) 487-7330.

Thursday August 16, 2018

WHODUNIT:  THE KIM CARLISLE AFFAIR
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$20 single / $35 couple. The Troupe of Lost Souls presents a live interactive murder mystery. Watch as the crime unfolds and the witnesses and  suspects are revealed. Then use your investigative skills to question everyone involved and solve the crime! Don’t miss this unique entertainment experience. A series of three mysteries will be presented on June 21, July 5 and August 16.

Friday August 17, 2018

SLEEP WELL, BE WELL
11:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Join this discussion of common sleep disorders such as Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Insomnia and night leg cramps. The causes and treatments are also discussed to help you get a good night’s sleep! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

JACK IN THE BOX CAR CRUISE
8:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Jack in the Box, 3111 W Florida Ave
Awards, raffle, games and specials on the menu to choose from. (909) 838-4693. Inland Empire Cruisin’ Hotline: (866) 924-4490.

Saturday August 18, 2018

DIA DE LA FAMILIA – FAMILY DAY AT MSJC
8:00 am, MSJC, 1499 N State St
Free admission. You are invited to a Dia de la Familia or Family Day at Mt. San Jacinto College. Come to faculty, staff, and administrators to learn about what it means to be a successful college student.  We welcome all families and students. (951) 672-6752.

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

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]

Wednesday August 22, 2018

PAIN MANAGEMENT THERAPY
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Are you worried about opioid use but still have chronic pain that you want to be rid of? SiFu Ford Edwards, owner of the little Tao Dragon Studio, instructs you in the ancient Chinese Healing Art of Chi Kung, a complementary pain management method that may reduce your pain medication needs. Try something new, you might be glad you did! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

BUSINESS EXPO
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave
Free admission. The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Business Expo. More than 100 local businesses on display. Open to the public. (951) 658-3211.

KOOL AUGUST NIGHTS: LAST CALL CRUSH
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave
Free. The City of San Jacinto presents the summer concerts at the Estudillo Mansion. Bring your own blanket of low-back chairs. No pets. No alcohol. Food available. (951) 487-7330.

Friday August 24, 2018

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dark, Valley-Wide Recreation Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. free popcorn and juice provided. Call for more information (951) 487-9234.

Saturday August 25, 2018

DIAMOND VALLEY WRITERS GUILD POETRY EVENT
9:30 am, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
Free. Special poetry event. Poets are encouraged to sign up and bring two poems to read at the event. Contact Howard Feigenbaum at feigenbaum@sbcglobal.net.

INTERNATIONAL TACO FESTIVAL
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Lake Skinner Park, 37701 Warren Rd, Winchester
$20 over 21 (includes 2 beers), $10 under 21. 20 different food vendors offering tacos of all kinds! Street Tacos, Hard Wired Tacos, Fried Tacos, Stuffed Tacos, Rolled Tacos, Shredded Tacos, Papa Tacos, Thai Tacos, and every other taco out there … COME, INDULGE and CONQUER. There will be plenty of live entertainment, Margaritas, tequila tastings, and Lagunitas Brewing Co craft beer! Over 30 different vendor booths, plenty of onsite parking and lots of room to move around and enjoy the International Taco Festival! [website]

Monday August 27, 2018

NAMI COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPEAKER
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Spirit of Joy Church, 3126 W Johnson Ave
Free. The National Alliance on Mental Illness San Jacinto presents its monthly speaker forum. Jessica Oakes is an LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker and will be sharing information on mental health with the group. http://www.namimtsanjacinto.org

Thursday August 30, 2018

YOUR PURPOSE AFTER STROKE OR BRAIN INJURY
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. This presentation is for survivors, caregivers, family members or friends of someone who has had a stroke or brain injury. Celeste Palmer of Bridging the Gap discusses goal setting and the courage to make it happen! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

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.

SCIENCE UNDER THE STARS: THE SCIENCE OF MEDICINE
5 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy

$125 per seat, $1000 for a table of eight. The Western Science Center presents an evening of Science, Epicurean Delights & Museum Adventures. Fine food and beverages, exclusive auction items.  (951) 791-0033, ext. 221 [website]

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 15, 2018

THEMED ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 am, Sylvan, 1505 W Florida Ave
$49 per class, $135 for 3 classes. Themed Robotics Workshops, every 3rd Saturday
Cool, hands-on activities for grades 1-6! Experience with programming to animate their robotic creations, creative exercises that develop critical thinking skills and encourage an early love for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). (951) 765-1171.

Friday September 21 thru Sunday September 30, 2018

ANGEL STREET (GASLIGHT)
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity.  Angel Street (GASLIGHT) focuses on a seemingly normal couple, the Manninghams. It turns out that the suave Jack Manningham is slowly torturing his wife, Bella, into insanity under the guise of kindness. Soon, Bella is visited by Roughy, a Scotland Yard inspector. He convinces her that her husband is a maniacal criminal wanted for a murder committed 15 years ago. Bella gains confidence in herself as she and the inspector work together to build up evidence against Jack. (951) 658-5300. [website] 

Friday September 28, 2018

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dark, Valley-Wide Recreation Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. free popcorn and juice provided. Call for more information (951) 487-9234.

Saturday September 29, 2018

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

Saturday October 13, 2018

C.A.S.A. COMMUNITY AWARENESS CONFERENCE
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Watch for details

Sunday October 14, 2018

JARABE MEXICANO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This accomplished, charismatic and musical group goes beyond mere Mariachi with stunning harmonized vocals in Spanish and English. Along with traditional Boleros, Huanpangos, Sones, and Rancheras, audiences thrill to their upbeat Cumbias, revamped Doo Wop and other American classics. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

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]

Saturday November 17, 2018

FALL FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON
11:30 am, Salvation Army, Palm Ave.
Fundraiser for Assistance League® of Hemacinto. Save the date. Watch for details.

Friday November 30 thru Sunday December 9, 2018

BUYING THE MOOSE
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity. Rob’s wife picked the most inconvenient moment to come home from a business trip. While strains of Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers play, Betty finds him wearing a tube top and awkwardly canoodling with an inflatable doll. She assumes the worst and turns to her sister-in-law, Cheryl, for comfort while his brother, Greg, comes over to set him straight. The resulting hilarious fallout brings two brothers and two couples closer together…and tattooed! What could easily be a simple dumb sex farce instead becomes an entertaining character-driven ensemble comedy piece. Wilmot’s script is funny above all, but also perceptive, pointed, and, on occasion, even insightful. (951) 658-5300. [website]

Friday December 7, 2018

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

Sunday January 13, 2019

CRISTINA MONTES MATEO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. A vivacious performer of classical pedal harp music, her program will feature music from France and Spain. She will be joined by a flutist for several numbers. A winner of last year’s Beverly Hills Auditions, she has been commended by Placido Domingo himself! Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Friday January 25 thru Sunday February 3, 2019

INHERIT THE WIND
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity. Inherit the Wind is a fictional version of the 1925 Scopes Trial. Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution to a high school class. In Tennessee, state law prohibited teaching evolution. The play is meant to criticize the anti-Communist investigations that took place in the U.S. The authors used the Scope’s trial as a platform to explore threats to learning and intellectual freedom. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. (951) 658-5300.[website]

Sunday February 24, 2019

DUO TURGEION, 1 PIANO 4 HANDS
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This husband and wife duo from Canada performed for HCCA in 2012, which inspired many requests for a return visit. First-rate musicians and performers, they will present a varied program sure to please everyone. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Friday March 15 thru Sunday March 24, 2019

DEATH BY GOLF
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for Assistance League® of Hemacinto. When an escaped convict, an anxious bride, a scheming new husband, and a suspicious attorney all convene at Grandpa’s house–it doesn’t take long for Grandpa to realize he has to reschedule his golf game. This lively combination of uproarious comedy and terrifying murder mystery revolves around the uncanny resemblance between escaped convict Tony and recent bridegroom Prescott (both played by the same actor). Newlywed Ashley’s desperate attempt to figure out who is the real murderer is sometimes helped and sometimes hindered by her golf-fanatic grandfather and a mysterious visiting attorney named Muriel. As the suspense mounts and the violence intensifies, Ashley slips into increasing hysteria, Muriel discovers the murderer’s evil agenda, and Grandpa, drawing upon an unsuspected hidden reserve of inner strength, fine-tunes his stroke. (951) 658-5300.
For ticket information for the Assistance League® of Hemacinto performance on Saturday March 16, contact Barbara Carrington at (951) 925-4799.  [website] 

Sunday March 24, 2019

CAMARADA
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This acclaimed chamber music ensemble featuring flute, violin, oboe, bassoon, an piano will present Meet the Americans: works by both classic and contemporary masters, including Chick Corea, Aaron Copland, Libby Larsen, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Sunday March 24, 2019

DIDEROT STRING QUARTET
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. Based in Oberlin, Ohio’s prestigious music school, this award-winning  young quartet brings a fresh approach to both familiar and lesser-known music of the 17th and 18th centuries, superbly and vibrantly played on period instruments.  Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Friday May 17 thru Sunday May 26, 2019

BLACK-EYED SUSAN
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for Hemet Woman’s Club. Black-Eyed Susan, or All in the Downs is a comic play in three acts by the father of nautical melodrama, Douglas Jerrold. The drama revolves around William, a sailor who returns to England after fighting in the Napoleonic Wars for three years. He finds that his wife, Susan, has fallen on hard times and is being harassed by her cruel landlord and uncle, Doggrass. She is also being pursued by the smuggler Hatchett, who devises a plan to falsely inform Susan that William is dead so that he can make advances upon her himself. Music will be interwoven within the production for this sure to be a crowd pleaser. (951) 658-5300. [website]
For ticket information for the Hemet Woman’s Club performance on Saturday May 18, contact Maria Miller at (951) 315-5524.