Community Calendar

Friday August 11 thru Saturday October 7, 2017

DVAC PLEIN AIR ART SHOW
11 am – 5 pm Wed thru Sat, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Free admission. “Plein Air” refers to works that are created in an outdoor setting. If you are interested in participating, contact the Diamond Valley Arts Council. (951) 652-3822.

Wednesday Sept 6 thru Wednesday Sept 27, 2017

ART FOR YOUTH COMPETITION
Various locations throughout the valley
Free. DVAC presents the 2nd annual Art for Youth Competition. Open to all high school and college-aged youths living in the Hemet/San Jacinto area. Artwork will be displayed at participating locations throughout the area. Display period is September 6th – 24th. Awards presentation Wednesday September 27th. (951) 652-3822.

Monday Sept 11 thru Saturday Sept 23, 2017

BELTONE FOOD DRIVE
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Hemet Beltone Hearing Center, 205 N State St
Donation. Bring a non-perishable food item to the Beltone Office and receive a free pack of batteries or a free hearing screening. Beltone will match all donations and deliver them to the Community Pantry. (951) 766-0521.

Friday September 15 thru Sunday September 17

SOBOBA INTER-TRIBAL BOW WOW
Fri 7:00 pm – Sun 7:00 pm, Soboba Event Center, 23333 Soboba Rd
Free admission. 21st annual Payomkawichum Soboba Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. Drum Contest – Dance Contest – Bird Singing & Dancing – Peon Tournament. Open to the public. [facebook]

Friday September 15, 2017

THE COMING CONVERGENCE
7:00, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$5 general admission. A powerful film that uncovers newly discovered geological and statistical patterns, many believe it can be proven that the Tribulation is about to begin! (951) 658-5950.

Saturday September 16, 2017

HEMET LIBRARY FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC
8:45 am, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
$50 per person. BBQ lunch $25. 6th annual fundraiser for the Hemet Library Foundation. Best ball scramble. Proceeds benefit library programs including adult literacy. [website]

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136.

FARMER BOYS CAR CRUISE
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Farmer Boys, 1201 S Sanderson Ave
Free admission. 3rd Saturday of the month. Awards, raffle, games, cruiser specials and discounts, and music with Sounds Divine.( 951) 658-8822. Inland Empire Cruisin’ Hotline: (866) 924-4490. www.soundsdivinedjs.com.

WINE, ART AND JAZZ: STEVE RAGSDALE TRIO
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Steven Ragsdale is a saxophonist who actively performs in various jazz, rock, pop, and classical settings. He has studied with many talented jazz musicians and is currently a member of several ensembles performing at various venues in California. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

Tuesday September 19, 2017

THE MYSTERY OF MEMORY
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Learn how memory works, what may go wrong with it and what you could do to maintain a healthy brain. Caregiver and communication tips are also discussed. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

Wednesday September 20, 2017

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE DINING TO DONATE
7:00 am – 9:00 pm, Polly’s Pies, 2204 W Florida Ave
Cost varies. Visit Polly’s Pies and help the Assistance League of Hemacinto fund their local philanthropic programs. Polly’s will donate 20% of your check. Must bring copy of flyer and present to server when ordering. [flyer]

Thursday September 21, 2017

C.A.S.A. MOVIE EVENT: PAPER TIGER
4:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
Free. The Center Against Sexual Assault invites you to attend a free screening of “Paper Tigers.” ‘Paper Tigers’ chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. After Lincoln’s principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school’s approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students. From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promise at Lincoln High. PG-13 RSVP to (951) 652-8300. [flyer]

Friday September 22, 2017

SAN JACINTO STATE OF THE CITY BREAKFAST
8:00 am, Soboba Springs Country Club, 1020 Soboba Rd
$25 per person. The San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual State of the City by Mayor Scott Miller. Business casual. RSVP by September 15. (951) 654-1645.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL TO INDIA
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Visit beautiful India, learn about the customs and visit the Taj Majal without leaving your chair! To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valley-Wide Community Park, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. Valley-Wide Recreation presents a fun-filled evening for the whole family. Bring your own chair/blanket and enjoy a family film under the stars. Refreshments served. Movie begins at dusk. Call for info (951) 487-9234.

Saturday September 23, 2017

DIAMOND VALLEY WRITERS GUILD: AUTHORS BOOK FAIR
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Free. The Diamond Valley Writers Guild presents an Author’s Book Fair with readings and book signings by the authors. (951) 652-3822.

LIFT UP AUTISM EVENT
9:30 am, Crossfit Renatus, 3489 W Devonshire Ave

WHAT IS LIFT UP AUTISM? This competition for a cause sought to support early diagnosis and treatment of Autism, raise funds for the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego, and most importantly, turn a global spotlight on the measured and severe impact of Autism. $10 of every shirt goes directly to our favorite Autism foundations. THE WORKOUT “LUKE” 5 MIN AMRAP 4 Power Cleans: 155 lbs. Men/105 lbs. Women 24 Double Unders 10 Pull-Ups The “Luke” workout is challenging but accessible.  (951) 285-7966.

DESTINATION DINNER: MORACCO
6:30 pm, Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
$50 per person. Take a magic carpet ride to the land of mystery. Enjoy a family-style meal fit for a king. Be prepared to “Rock the Casbah!” (951) 652-0040.

TRIBUTE TO JOURNEY
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. DSB’s high energy stage production and accurate recreations of Journey classics have made DSB the #1 Journey Tribute in the world. Last year, this group rocked the house at the Historic Hemet Theatre — and they are back to do it all again! (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

Tuesday September 26, 2017

BRAIN DIET & SUPER FOODS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. What we put in our mouths may determine brain health. Learn about the different diets and super foods that may help preserve or even enhance your brain health. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

Wednesday September 27, 2017

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: PET SAFE GARDENING
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. A Riverside Master Gardener reveals how to protect your pet from the many plants that are poisonous to your pets! To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

Friday September 29 thru Sunday October 8, 2017

NIGHT WATCH
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. Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse. When she sees the body of a dead man in the window across the way,  The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine’s terror grows as she sees another body—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Elaine’s old friend, the sinister man who lives next door and the nosy German maid all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax. (951) 658-5300.

Friday September 29, 2017

HEMET SUNSET ROTARY COMEDY NIGHT
8:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$20 general admission. $15 Rotary members and military. Hemet Sunset Rotary presents a night of comedy featuring comedian and KFI personality Justin Worsham. “Parents Night Out” is a humorous look at the wild world of fatherhood. Smart, insightful and wickedly hilarious… whether you are a father or just had to put up with one. Proceeds will benefit local community projects. (951) 658-5950.

Wednesday October 4, 2017

RECYCLE TOGETHER
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hemet Public Library
This class provides an overview of waste and the recycling system in place in Riverside County. We explore where waste goes from the curb and how to properly separate recyclable materials from solid waste. Other topics include: how recycling works, source reduction, buying right, and what options are available for waste that doesn’t belong in your trash, recycling or green waste bins. Residents will leave with a better understanding of how they can be a part of the recycling solution. (951) 486-3200.

Friday October 6 thru Sunday October 15, 2017

PETER/WENDY
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
$8 general admission, $7 senior, $5 student/vet. In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence  Peter lures Wendy away from her nursery to the magical world of Neverland, where she joins his adventures with Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, and the menacing Captain Hook.  A low-tech, inventive adaption that pays homage to the darker themes of J.M. Barrie’s original, Peter/Wendy will mesmerize audiences. Directed by Payden Ackerman. Seating is limited. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

COMPLIMENTARY SHRED IT EVENT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Provident Bank, 1690 E Florida Ave
Free. Shred your confidential documents to secure your information. Provident Bank reserves the right to limit to three boxes and restrict what may be shredded based
on its sole discretion.

Saturday October 7 thru Saturday November 4, 2017

HEBREW READING CRASH COURSE
Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Temple Beth Am, 20520 State St (State St & Soboba Rd)
Free. A 5-week Hebrew reading crash course is available for beginners and intermediates at Temple Beth Am in San Jacinto. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the Hebrew language. The program is sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program, “Read Hebrew America.” Materials are provided free of charge. Enrollment (RSVP) is required prior to the start of classes to assure that each student has a course workbook. Light refreshments will be provided. For further information and to sign up, call (951) 445-0502 or email templebethamsanjacinto@yahoo.com. The website is www.templebethamsj.org.

Saturday October 7, 2017

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am, Hemet Valley Art  Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per child. Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5 – 12. All materials provided. Children will paint, draw, and do a variety of crafts in these classes – something different every time. (parents must stay with 5 year-olds). (951) 652-4592.

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS RALLY
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave, San Jacinto
Free admission. Awareness Rally sponsored by Families Living With Aids Care Center. Keynote speakers, entertainment, vendors, awards, raffles and mobile testing. Performing artists include Mr Ricky G, Brittany Abraham, Vic Robles and Purpose. Special raffle for a 4-pack of Disney Hopper Tickets – $5 per ticket. (951) 999-7839. [flyer]  [artists]  [raffle]

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF BEING A PALEONTOLOGIST
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Kick off the school year with a new series of Science Saturdays! This year explore different careers and jobs in the scientific world with this year’s theme: The Science Of Being A ___! Join us in October as we celebrate National Fossil Day and learn about The Science of Being a Paleontologist! Meet the scientists who work at the Western Science Center and learn how you too can become a paleontologist. Science Saturdays are free family events held outside on the piazza of the Western Science Center from 10:30am – 1pm. Join us for fun hands on activities for kids of all ages! Activities for Science Saturdays are free – there is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (951) 791-0033.

TRIBUTE TO FOREIGNER
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. The Foreigner Experience is an explosive show with an uncanny ability replicate Foreigner’s powerful repertoire. They are one of the “World’s Greatest Tributes,” performing in season 5 of the AXS TV show. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: DENNIS CAPLINGAR
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 student. Famed bluegrass musician, Dennis Caplinger will perform with his son Zachary. This amazing father/son duo performs jazz, folk and of course – bluegrass music and you will be delighted by their instrumentation and vocal harmonies.

Thursday October 12, 2017

HEMET UNIFIED: STATE OF THE DISTRICT
7:30 am – 10:00 am, HUSD Board Room, 1791 W Acadia Ave
Cost to be announced. Hemet Unified School District hosts a “State of the District” address by Superintendent Christi Barrett. Public is invited.

Saturday October 14, 2017

HEMET HEALTH FAIR
Watch for details. Sponsored by the Healthy Valley Foundation

Friday October 20 thru Sunday October 29, 2017

TWELVE ANGRY MEN
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
$8 general admission, $7 senior, $5 student/vet. Reginald Rose’s Emmy award winning classic drama – directed by Darren De Priest. The drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial.  At the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not-guilty, who throughout the play sows seed of reasonable doubt. Limited seating. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Saturday October 21, 2017

MSJC MOTORCYCLE RUN FOR VETERANS
112-mile scenic ride from Menifee campus to San Jacinto Campus
$35 single rider, $50 two-up. In memory of Dean Tom Spillman, this event is a 112 mile scenic motorcycle ride that begins at the MSJC Menifee campus and ends at the San Jacinto campus. Registration includes commemorative t-shirt and ride pin, opportunity drawing ticket, breakfast burrito prior to the ride, BBQ lunch with live entertainment. Register online [website]

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136.

SAN JACINTO HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Soboba Springs Country Club, 1020 Soboba Rd
$65 per person. Reunion for all classes. Purchase tickets by October 7th. [website]

DESTINATION DINNER: ORIENT EXPRESS
6:30 pm, Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
$50 per person. Murder mystery aboard the Orient Express. Enjoy a 4 course dinner while you try to figure out who dunnit. (951) 652-0040.

TRIBUTE TO CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. FORTUNATE SON Son is back for an encore appearance, combining timeless CCR favorites and legendary Fogerty solo hits. Brad Ford & FORTUNATE SON truly personify the spirit and grit of America’s Favorite Rock & Roll Band! (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

WINE, ART AND JAZZ: PETER CURTIS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Peter Curtis is a guitarist and composer who performs frequently at the Diamond Valley Arts Center. He has performed or recorded with notable jazz and blues musicians, has given classical recitals in the U.S. and Canada and wrote the music and lyrics for a musical in collaboration with author Joel Yanofsky. Dr. Curtis is currently Professor of Music at Riverside City College.  Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

AFTERLIFE HALLOWEEN PARTY
7:00 pm, Hemet
Free. The official Afterlife Music Collective Halloween Party! Free with RSVP or donation. Super limited RSVPs, don’t sleep!  Anything donated goes directly back into the Collective to make the events even better. Secret Location in Hemet, address will be given to those who RSVP. BYOB, or anything you want to really, costumes are strongly encouraged, See You There! Line up subject to change.

Wednesday October 25 thru Tuesday October 31, 2017

CASA LOCA: INSANE ASYLUM HAUNT
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Farmer’s Corner, 2575 S San Jacinto St (at Menlo Ave)
PG-13. Rising up from the grave to haunt the living! Troupe of Lost Souls Entertainment and the San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce is gathering boils and ghouls to entertain and disturb the curious at “Casa Loca” mental hospital haunt! Directed by Rick Baker. (323) 328-3618.

Friday October 27 thru Sunday October 29, 2017

BOO AT THE BOWL
Annual Halloween event for the whole family.
Watch for details.

Friday October 27, 2017

CANDY CORNER AT FARMERS CORNER
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Farmers Corner, 2525 S San Jacinto St
Free. Free candy and fun for kids of all ages. Sponsored by local businesses.

Saturday October 28, 2017

PAINT DROP-OFF EVENT
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Hemet Corporate Yard, 3777 Industrial Ave
Free. Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Hemet and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex or oil-based paint. Businesses that generate more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but oil-based paint will not be accepted. (855) 724-6809. [flyer]

BROOKDALE WEST CAR SHOW
9:00 am – 11:00 am, Brookdale Sunwest, 1001 N Lyon Ave
Free admission. Brookdale West Car Show & Shine. Awards, raffle, games and food provided by Brookdale West. Free show. 951-925-0822 or 909-838-4693.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF HEMACINTO FASHION SHOW
11:30 am,  Miller-Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave. (parking in back)
$20 general admission. Luncheon with fashions from the Assistance League Thrift Shop. Hosted by Las Madrinas to benefit their Teen Parents Support Program. For information contact Judy Atherton (951) 575-5185.

Sunday October 29, 2017

FIREBIRD BALALAIKA ENSEMBLE
 2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet
$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. Firebird is a dynamic and accomplished group performing on Russian traditional instruments, including the domra, the balalaika, and the bayan.  Their audience-pleasing repertoire ranges from traditional Russian and Eastern European songs to well-known classics and works of contemporary composers.  A favorite performer for HCCA, this will be Firebird’s third appearance here! (951) 658-7319.

Saturday November 4, 2017

COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY PATIO SALE
Sponsored by the Hemet Women’s Club. Watch for details.

AMERICAN LEGION CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
9:00 am, Golden Era Golf Club, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
$40 per person. Registration includes green fees, cart, goodie bag & awards lunch. Team and individual prizes as well as raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 6006. Sponsored by American Legion Post #53. (951) 537-9224.

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am, Hemet Valley Art  Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per child. Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5 – 12. All materials provided. Children will paint, draw, and do a variety of crafts in these classes – something different every time. (parents must stay with 5 year-olds). (951) 652-4592.

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF BEING A WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Kick off the school year with a new series of Science Saturdays! This year explore different careers and jobs in the scientific world with this year’s theme: The Science Of Being A ___! Join us in November to learn about The Science of Being a Wildlife Biologist! Science Saturdays are free family events held outside on the piazza of the Western Science Center from 10:30am – 1pm. Join us for fun hands on activities for kids of all ages! Activities for Science Saturdays are free – there is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (951) 791-0033.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: COLESLAW
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. ColeSlaw is a dynamic duo of well-known Inland musicians – Matt Coleman and Chad Villarreal. The two are not afraid to include any genre or style of music, from inspirations as varied as reggae, funk, singer-songwriters and blues just to name a few. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly first Saturday event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

25th ANNUAL AUTUMN ELEGANCE
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Country Club at Soboba
$50 per person. Annual fund raising event to benefit the Friends of Valley-Wide and Community Charities. Festivities include wine and food pairings, music and dancing, and casino table games.   Must be over 21 to attend. Semi-formal attire. (951) 665-8261. [website]

Sunday November 5, 2017

MSJC EAGLES ORCHESTRA
3:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. Under the direction of Frances Moore, the orchestra will present their Fall Concert. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Saturday November 11, 2017

TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Strange Days captures the magic… the mystery… and the madness of The Doors. Strange Days is vocalist Jason Tosta, guitarist Robert Carsten, keyboardist Michael Jacobson and drummer Derek Smith. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

WINE, ART AND JAZZ: MUSICAL CHAIN GANG
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Join this lovable band of convicts in the prison yard for a sing-along including songs by Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, and more! Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

Saturday November 18, 2017

ACRYLIC PAINT PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$25 per person. Age 12 and up. Learn painting techniques while creating your own painting in this guided-art class. No experience necessary. All materials provided. For information an to sign up call Laura Ryan at (951) 347-5940 or Tracy Anderson (619)890-8136

WINE, ART AND JAZZ: KELLY CORBIN TRIO
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. As a performer, Dr. Corbin has performed all over the United States with The Temptations, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Larry Koonse, and Marshall Hawkins. Joining Dr. Corbin is Dr. Jeremy Brown and bassist Blayke White. They will be playing originals and standards. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

Thursday November 30, 2017

MSJC COLLEGE SINGERS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
Free general admission. Under the direction of Emily Collins, they will feature their fall concert. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday December 1 thru Sunday December 10, 2017

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL
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: The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. (951) 658-5300.

Friday December 1 thru Sunday December 3, 2017

MSJC DANCE TOURING ENSEMBLE FALL CONCERT
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$10 general admission, $8 senior/student, $5 student. This year’s fall dance concert will feature the students of SJC’s Dance Touring Ensemble (DTE).  Under the direction of Julie Freeman, talented dance students come together in an evening-length dance concert that explores intimacy and the desire for connection within the challenges of our increasingly screen-dependent society.  This engaging dance event will tour at local public schools and community centers and will conclude with three performances in the SJ Campus Theater.  Former SJC dance students will round out the concert, performing original choreographies that demonstrate their continued artistry and work in the field.  Please join us for the culmination of this semester long process and support the creative efforts of SJC dance students and alumni! Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Friday December 1, 2017

HEMET SUNRISE ROTARY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
An annual tradition featuring a mouth-watering buffet followed by a classic holiday film.
Watch for details…

Saturday December 2, 2017

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am, Hemet Valley Art  Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per child. Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5 – 12. All materials provided. Children will paint, draw, and do a variety of crafts in these classes – something different every time. (parents must stay with 5 year-olds). (951) 652-4592.

VINTAGE VEGAS FUNDRAISER: TRIBUTE TO THE RAT PACK
6:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$75 per person. First annual fundraiser for the Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation. Doors open at 6 pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Show time is 7 pm with a tribute to Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. by “The Pack” from Las Vegas. Come dressed in “Vintage Vegas” and join in the fun. Door prizes, raffles, games and more. (951) 658-5950.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: 11tY
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 Members. Student tickets are $5 for Online Pre-Sale and $10 at the door.  Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:00pm. 11tY is a four piece, funky alternative rock band, consisting of Sax, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals. In addition to their original material they play a wide range of fun and groovy covers in new and unique ways, from Echo and the Bunnymen to Stevie Wonder and even Fergie. They delight in getting people dancing and are known to keep a party moving.

Sunday December 10, 2017

MSJC CONCERT BAND
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. Holiday concert. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Saturday December 16, 2017

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave

$22 presale, $25 day of show. JIM CURRY returns to the theatre with his signature look and sound of the legendary John Denver. This time Jim brings a Christmas show that is truly one of a kind. Don’t miss this heart warming holiday show. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

WINE, ART AND JAZZ
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit www.thedvac.org or call (951) 652-3822.

Sunday December 17, 2017

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

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. Under the direction of Stephen Vaughan will present their holiday concert with songs for the season. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Sunday January 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO-MUNICH TRIO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. Rebecca Rust, violoncello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, have played together in duos, trios and larger chamber music groups for over 30 years. From their home base in Germany, this husband-and-wife team performs all over the world.  With a pianist to form the trio, their unusual combination of instruments performs a surprising and appealing variety of music. (951) 658-7319.

Sunday February 11, 2018

FREDERICK MOYER, PIANIST
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. For over thirty years, Frederick Moyer has appeared in classical repertoire with major orchestras of the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia.  With the Fred Moyer Jazz Trio, he brings the great American music of jazz pianists like Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Erroll Garner onto classical music stages.   Moyer performed for HCCA in 2015, and returns by popular demand. (951) 658-7319.

Sunday January 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO-MUNICH TRIO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. Rebecca Rust, violoncello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, have played together in duos, trios and larger chamber music groups for over 30 years. From their home base in Germany, this husband-and-wife team performs all over the world.  With a pianist to form the trio, their unusual combination of instruments performs a surprising and appealing variety of music. (951) 658-7319.

Friday January 26 thru Sunday February 4, 2018

MY OLD LADY
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: When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives to discover the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights and she is not about to give them up. She invites him to stay and a spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady’s daughter, and some revelations about his father affect all in this poignant play.(951) 658-5300.

Friday March 16 thru Sunday March 25, 2018

THE AMOROUS AMBASSADOR
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: “Hormone” Harry Douglas , the American Ambassador to Great Britain, tells his wife he is leaving for a weekend golf outing. His wife tells him that she too will be gone for the weekend. However, both husband and wife return home with a lover, thinking they will have the place to themselves. But then a bomb threat seals the embassy, trapping everyone inside. (951) 658-5300.

Sunday March 18, 2018

TELEGRAPH STRING QUARTET
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. This exciting young quartet recently won the 2016 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition, a prestigious prize that carries with it a performance at Carnegie Hall/Weill Recital Hall and a commissioned work by esteemed American composer Robert Sirota.  Based in the San Francisco Bay area, the quartet was formed in 2013 with a passionate commitment to education and audience engagement. (951) 658-7319.

Sunday April 22, 2018

UCR CHAMBER SINGERS
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet

$30 per person. Ages 22 and under FREE. Conducted by Dr. Ruth Charloff, this mixed chorus of about 30 members, performs mainly a cappella music spanning six centuries.  Recent eclectic and lively programs have featured composers Fauré, Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre, Ginastera, Copland, Brahms, Hildegard of Bingen, and many others, as well as madrigals, shape notes songs, carols and spirituals.  (951) 658-7319.

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.