Community Calendar

 Friday June 1 thru Saturday July 29, 2017

WILD DESERT EXHIBITION
Wed-Sat 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Gallery, 123 N Harvard St
Photographer David McChesney returns to the Inland Empire with a new exhibit at the Diamond Valley Arts Center. The show, titled “Wild Desert” presents striking images of desert life. A meet-the-artist reception will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm. David will also be with us for a presentation of his creative process in July. Watch for details. (951) 652-3800. [website]

Monday June 12 thru Friday June 30, 2017

MUSICA! SUMMER STRINGS ACADEMY
Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Sliding scale fees (see website). The academy is open to all ages. Classes are held four days each week (M,T,Th,F) for 3 weeks. As with previous years this course has two levels – Beginners (12:30  to 1:30 pm) &  Intermediate / Advanced (2:30 to 4:30 pm). The academy concludes with a joint concert on June 30th. The concert is open to the public. Fees are based on the skill level and ability to pay. Visit www.makingmusica.org for details.

Monday June 12 thru Friday June 23, 2017

SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP: SPORTS ADVENTURE
8:30 am – 3:00 pm, St John’s Church, 26410 Columbia St
$20 per day (multiple day discounts). St John’s Summer Adventure Camp is designed to challenge a child’s mind, develop their creativity, and provide opportunities to enhance their physical fitness at all age levels. Registration is available to all children in our community ages 2-8th grade. Summer Adventure Camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm (Daycare is available before and after camp from 6:45am-8:30am & 3:00pm-6:00pm). Call for information (951) 925-7756 X221.

Monday June 19 thru Friday June 23, 2014

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: JUNIOR ENGINEERING CAMP
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students entering grades 1-3. Design, build and create with this fun camp! Junior Engineers will discover the science behind engineering through fun activities and engineering challenges. (951) 791-0033. [website]

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: DNA LAB
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students grades 7-12. With Dr. Reeves from Mt. San Jacinto College leading this exciting camp, you will explore the structure and function of DNA through hands-on experimentation culminating in the transformation of a normal bacteria strain into a glowing genetically modified bacterial strain! (951) 791-0033. [website]

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: ART AND NATURE CAMP (Part A)
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students entering grades 1-3. Explore the nature of our world through art projects! Be creative with fun and engaging arts and crafts as you explore our natural world and the beauty within it! Part A and B are unique sessions, so campers can attend one or both sessions. (951) 791-0033. [website]

Tuesday June 20, 2017

TOWEL CREATIONS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Would you like to learn how to create those cute towel creations seen on cruises or in high end hotels? Amaze your guests and friends! All supplies are included free. (no obligation). RSVP required. (800) 251-8191 x625. [website]

Friday June 23, 2017

AFTERNOON MOVIE: HELLO DOLLY
12:30 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Come enjoy Hello Dolly, Gene Kelly’s Oscar-winning film starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau where Louis Armstrong performs his greatest hit. Bring a friend to enjoy the trivia and refreshments included! (no obligation). RSVP required. (800) 251-8191 x625. [website]

10th ANNUAL LIP SYNC CONTEST
7:00 pm, Soboba Casino AC Lounge, 23333 Soboba Road
$25 per person. Join in the fun as teams from 12 local nonprofits compete for cash prizes in the zaniest fundraiser of the year! Top prize $4000. Sponsored by the Soboba Foundation. (951) 665-1000. [Facebook]

FAMILY SWIM & DIVE-IN MOVIE
6:00 pm, Diamond Valley Lake Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave
$3 per person ($2 age two & under). Bring the family out for a fun evening at the Aquatic Center. Family swim 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, followed by a movie under the stars! Movie begins at dusk. Call for info (951) 654-1505.

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 June 24, 2017

KELSAY BOOKS POETRY EVENT
12:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Free. Poetry Readings by Kelsay Books. Charlotte Innes, Jeff Holt, Robbi Nester, Richard Nester, Marianne Smith Johnson, Karen Kelsay, Vivian Wagner, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Andrena Zwinski. RSVP at PurplePass.com

Monday June 26 thru Friday July 7, 2017

SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP: ITS A SMALL WORLD ADVENTURE
8:30 am – 3:00 pm, St John’s Church, 26410 Columbia St
$20 per day (multiple day discounts). St John’s Summer Adventure Camp is designed to challenge a child’s mind, develop their creativity, and provide opportunities to enhance their physical fitness at all age levels. Registration is available to all children in our community ages 2-8th grade. Summer Adventure Camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm (Daycare is available before and after camp from 6:45am-8:30am & 3:00pm-6:00pm). Call for information (951) 925-7756 X221.

Monday June 26 thru Friday June 30, 2014

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: INVENTORS CAMP
9:00 AM – 12:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students entering grades 3-5. Discover the science and imagination behind some of the world’s most famous inventors and scientists.  Through hands-on activities and building challenges find how inventors have changed the world we live in while finding your own inventor’s spark! (951) 791-0033. [website]

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: MESSERIFIC! (Part B)
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students entering grades 3-5. OK, we know the word is made up, but what better way to describe this terrific and messy camp! Have fun while getting creative. From splat painting to snack food towers, this camp will be Messerific! Part A and B are unique sessions so campers can attend one or both sessions.  This camp will be using some food so please let us know of any food allergies when registering. (951) 791-0033. [website]

Monday June 26 thru Thursday June 29, 2017

RAMONA SUMMER YOUTH THEATER: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
6:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
$5 general admission. The Ramona Bowl Summer Youth Program presents “High School Musical,” starring local children 5-18. Information (951) 658-3111 or (951) 316-4060.

Wednesday June 28, 2017

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: VEGETABLE GARDENING
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. A Master Gardener explains how to have the best vegetable garden possible and how to grow larger and tastier vegetables for your table! Bring a friend who has never been to our center for a prize! (No obligation). RSVP required. (800) 251-8191 x625. [website]

GOLDEN SMOOTHIES COUNTRY HOEDOWN
11:00 am, Simpson Center, 305 E Devonshire Ave
$15 advanced sale, $19 day of show. Ticket includes BBQ box lunch & show. Lunch at 11:00 am, curtain time 12:30 pm. Call for tickets Jeanine Taylor (951) 392-2034 or Diane Richard (978) 888-3346.

Friday July 1 thru Wednesday September 27, 2017

ART FOR YOUTH COMPETITION: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
DVAC presents the 2nd annual Art for Youth Competition. Open to all high school and 12:30college-aged youths living in the Hemet/San Jacinto area. Artwork will be displayed at participating locations throughout the area. Intent to participate forms due July 1. Display period is September 6th – 24th. Awards presentation Wednesday September 27th. Submission guidelines and forms available at www.thedvac.org.

Friday July 1, 2017

SILVER STAR CEREMONY
12:00 pm, American Legion Post 53, 124 N Ramona St
Free. You are cordially invited to attend a Silver Star Ceremony.  The Silver Star represents the military’s third-highest personal decoration for valor in cobat to be awarded to Don Simpson.  Medal presented by Congressman Raul Ruiz. No casual dress please. RSVP by 6/24 to (951) 217-3191.

AMERICAN PARLOR SONGBOOK
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 per person, $15 student/members. American Parlor Songbook will broadcast their variety show from the DVAC theater. Come into the parlor for an hour of clever songs, charming stories, and hilarious sketches every week. Hosted from the piano by JP Houston with his wife, Julie Van Dusen, the pair are joined by guests from national music acts to raconteurs and stand-ups. (951) 652-3822.

Saturday July 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.

Monday July 3, 2017

JULY 3 CELEBRATION
6:00 pm, Soboba Event Center, 23333 Soboba Rd
Free. Join Soboba for fun, food and free concert followed by a spectacular fireworks show! Hosted in the 3500 seat pavilion. Doors open 4:00 pm. “Color My World” presents a tribute to the band Chicago at 6:00 pm. Then “Atomic Punks” present a tribute to Van Halen at 7:45 pm. Fireworks show at 9:00 pm. Don’t miss the after party in the AC’s Lounge featuring “Everyday People” from 9:00 pm to 1:30 pm. (951) 665-1000.

Tuesday July 4, 2017

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOMETOWN PARADE & FESTIVAL
9:00 am, from SJUSD office to Estudillo Mansion
Free. Come join the City of San Jacinto in celebrating the annual parade and festival in celebration of Independence Day. Parade begins 9am at the San Jacinto Unified School District office near Walmart and proceeds north on San Jacinto St to 7th Avenue, then west to the Estudillo Heritage Park at 150 S Dillon Ave. (818) 231-0932.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS
9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. Annual 4th of July celebration sponsored by Valley-Wide Recreation. Entertainment, games, food, and fun. Fireworks at dark. (951) 929-0047

Wednesday July 5 thru Friday July 7, 2017

WSC SCIENCE MINI CAMP: JUNIOR TIME TRAVELERS CAMP
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$95 per student ($75 WSC member). Students entering grades 1-3. Three days of time traveling fun with this camp! Junior Time Travelers explore past cultures through crafts, games, food and fun! This camp will be using some food so please let us know of any food allergies when registering. (951) 791-0033. [website]

WSC SCIENCE MINI CAMP: CASTING FOSSILS
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$95 per student ($75 WSC member). Students grades 6-12. Over three days learn about the prehistoric animals that roamed our valley during the ice ages while working in our research lab to create your own replica fossil to take home.  Found out how scientists mold and cast fossils to use in research, education and exhibits while getting an up close look at the fossils in the museum’s collection. (951) 791-0033. [website]

Thursday July 6, 2017

THE MUSTANGS
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
$10 general admission. Summer concert series hosted by The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. The Mustangs are Southern California’s original all female country band. (951) 658-3111.

Friday July 7 thru Sunday July 16, 2017

VIRGINIA OF THE VALLEY
Fri 7:30 pm, first Sat 7:30 pm, second Sat 2:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27401 Ramona Bowl Rd

$15 reserved seating. The Widow Stewart and her adopted daughter, Virginia, are trying to save their farm from the villain, Reginald Frothington, in this Melodrama set in the San Jacinto Valley.  We have a villainess, the hero, the wealthy, snobbish matron and a French maid along with boos and hisses in this play written specifically for our Players in the 60’s.  It is an audience participation production that is fun for all. Opening night ticket price is $10. First Saturday’s performance is a fund raiser for a local nonprofit. (951) 658-5300.

Friday July 7, 2017

FAMILY SWIM & DIVE-IN MOVIE
6:00 pm, Diamond Valley Lake Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave
$3 per person ($2 age two & under). Bring the family out for a fun evening at the Aquatic Center. Family swim 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, followed by a movie under the stars! Movie begins at dusk. Call for info (951) 654-1505.

Saturday July 8, 2017

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: GROWING CITRUS TREES
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
A Riverside Master Gardener reveals how to successfully grow fruit trees in your area. RSVPs are required as space is limited. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

CASH, KILLER AND THE KING
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Cash, The Killer and The King is a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll tribute  to the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley! Johnny Cash is portrayed by Neil Morrow, Jacob Tolliver performs as Jerry Lee Lewis, and “The King” Elvis Presley is portrayed by Scot Bruce. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

Monday July 10 thru Friday July 21, 2017

SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP: CARNIVAL ADVENTURE
8:30 am – 3:00 pm, St John’s Church, 26410 Columbia St
$20 per day (multiple day discounts). St John’s Summer Adventure Camp is designed to challenge a child’s mind, develop their creativity, and provide opportunities to enhance their physical fitness at all age levels. Registration is available to all children in our community ages 2-8th grade. Summer Adventure Camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm (Daycare is available before and after camp from 6:45am-8:30am & 3:00pm-6:00pm). Call for information (951) 925-7756 X221.

Monday July 10 thru Friday July 14, 2014

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: SMALL HANDS
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students entering K-1st grade. A perfect camp for the curious young scientist! Explore a different theme each day through hands-on experiments, crafts, stories and games. Daily themes include exploring colors, looking at opposites with some help of our Ice Age animals, learning about the natural world around us, exploring our five senses, and the science behind bubbles and water! (951) 791-0033. [website]

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: DISSECTION LAB
12:30 pm – 3:30  pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students grades 5-8. Students will learn about major organ systems through dissection of a fetal pig, supplemented with experiments, investigations, and model construction. (951) 791-0033. [website]

SUMMER ART CAMP
Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 per day/$60 per week. $3 material fee. Ages 5 to 12. Call (951) 306-8816 to register. [website]

Tuesday July 12, 2017

SWEET BABY JANES CRUISE NIGHT
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sweet Baby Janes BBQ 124 S Harvard St
Free Admission. Sweet Baby Janes BBQ partners with “Sounds Devine” to showcase the best in class of custom cars from around the Inland Empire. Second Tuesday of each month. wards, games, raffle and cruiser discounts. (951) 652-4227 or (909) 838-4693.

Thursday July 13, 2017

JEFF TOWER FUNDRAISER
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $10 student. ​Charity Fundraiser for Jeff Tower. This celebrity studded event will include an Alumni/Friend Jamm, Slide shows, speakers and more!
Our goal is to help Jeff and his family raise money for in home care and other expenses. Jeff Tower was a long-time educator and professional musician in the Valley largely credited along with the late Larry Mattox for the enormously successful music program Hemet enjoys. (951) 652-3822.

MOTOWN PLUS MORE
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
$10 general admission. Summer concert series hosted by The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. (951) 658-3111.

Friday July 14, 2017

ALL AMERICAN ROOT BEER FLOATS AND TRIVIA GAME
12:30 pm, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Join us in air conditioned comfort and enjoy an afternoon with a float and a trivia game. Bring a friend who has never been to our center for an extra raffle ticket!. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

MOVIE IN THE PARK: TROLLS
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Park, 43935 Acacia Ave, Valle Vista
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) 927-6673.

Saturday July 15, 2017

CAREGIVER’S WORKSHOP: GIVING UP THE KEYS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Giving up driving privileges may be a tough road to travel for you or a loved one. Learn how to recognize when it may be time, how to go about discussing this sensitive topic and the resources available to get to where you want to go. RSVPs are required as space is limited. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

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: CRAIG YANCY
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.

Monday July 17 thru Friday July 21, 2017

SUMMER DRAMA CAMP
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$75 per student. Grades 4th thru 8th. Acting fundamentals, diction, improv, set decoration, and rehearsals. Scene performance Friday July 21 at 11:30 am. Call (951) 652-3822 to register. [website]

THE ARMOR OF GOD VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 515 E Kimball Ave
Free. Vacation Bible School for grades 1 thru 6. Activities include crafts, stories, games, ice cream and lots of fun! For more information, call (951) 658-7153. [flyer]

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: ART AND NATURE CAMP (Part B)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students entering grades 1-3. Explore the nature of our world through art projects! Be creative with fun and engaging arts and crafts as you explore our natural world and the beauty within it! Part A and B are unique sessions, so campers can attend one or both sessions. (951) 791-0033. [website]

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: JUNIOR SCIENTIST CAMP
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students entering grades 1-3. Explore the fun of science with this camp! Jr. Scientists will explore different fields of science with hands-on experiments and activities each day. (951) 791-0033. [website]

Tuesday July 18, 2017

CAREGIVER’S WORKSHOP: GIVING UP THE KEYS
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Practical Solutions’ Cathy Bates provides tips on organizing in your home, as well as information on managing a move, downsizing and relocation services. RSVPs are required as space is limited. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

Thursday July 20, 2017

THE LEGENDS
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
$10 general admission. Summer concert series hosted by The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. (951) 658-3111.

Friday July 21, 2017

FAMILY SWIM & DIVE-IN MOVIE
6:00 pm, Diamond Valley Lake Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave
$3 per person ($2 age two & under). Bring the family out for a fun evening at the Aquatic Center. Family swim 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, followed by a movie under the stars! Movie begins at dusk. Call for info (951) 654-1505.

Monday July 24 thru Friday July 28, 2017

SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP: FUN IN THE SUN ADVENTURE
8:30 am – 3:00 pm, St John’s Church, 26410 Columbia St
$20 per day (multiple day discounts). St John’s Summer Adventure Camp is designed to challenge a child’s mind, develop their creativity, and provide opportunities to enhance their physical fitness at all age levels. Registration is available to all children in our community ages 2-8th grade. Summer Adventure Camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm (Daycare is available before and after camp from 6:45am-8:30am & 3:00pm-6:00pm). Call for information (951) 925-7756 X221.

WSC SCIENCE CAMP: FORENSICS WORKSHOP
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$105 per student ($95 WSC member). Students grades 8-12. Do you enjoy watching shows like CSI or Bones?  Are you curious about how specialists can tell so much from a skeleton? Learn how forensic anthropologists can determine information such as age, sex, and ancestry from human bones. See what they look for to determine if trauma or disease could have been involved in causing death. Cast replicas and case materials will be used to give you a chance to have hands-on experience in forensic anthropology from an instructor who has worked on cases for the Office of Medical Investigators in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (951) 791-0033. [website]

Thursday July 27, 2017

TRIBUTE TO SELENA FEATURING COMO LA FLOR
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd

$10 general admission. Summer concert series hosted by The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. (951) 658-3111.

Friday July 28, 2017

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 July 29, 2017

TRIBUTE TO PAT BENATAR
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. “Live From Earth” is Southern California’s hottest tribute to Pat Benatar. Named after Benatar’s 1983 live album, LFE brings to the stage an explosive tribute to one of the most influential female rock vocalists of all time. Watch, listen and experience the very best of 80’s female Rock ‘n’ Roll. It’s Benatar … the way you remember it. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

Friday August 4, 2017

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Park, 43935 Acacia Ave, Valle Vista
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) 927-6673.

Saturday August 5, 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.

SANDI CASTLEBERRY AND HOT FLASH
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members. 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. Their friendship and mutual interest in performing brought them together to form this group. (951) 652-3822.

Saturday August 12, 2017

TRIBUTE TO WHO & HEART
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Two shows in one! Tribute to The Who – From the guitar windmills to the microphone swings, WHO’s NEXT has every detail of The Who’s dynamic performances. Comes see them play all of your favorites. Tribute to Heart – Dedicated to replicating Heart’s memorable music with unequaled accuracy and musical skill, DOG ‘N’ BUTERFLY takes the concept of “Tribute” to a whole new level! (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

Friday August 18 thru Sunday August 20

THE GIN GAME
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn’t happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age. (951) 654-4645.

Saturday August 19, 2017

WINE, ART AND JAZZ: SUPER 300 BLUES BAND
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25 general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Back for their second appearance, Super 300 Blues Band is a great night of music. 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.

Friday August 25, 2017

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 August 26, 2017

TRIBUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Back once again by popular demand, Surf’s Up is still southern California’s favorite tribute to the Beach Boys! Don’t miss this fun-filled show that will have everyone dancing in the aisles…again! Just like the real thing but Younger” … Surf’s up is one of the first true Beach Boys tribute bands in the world. They have been perfecting & recreating the Beach Boys sound for 25 years. Literally since they were kids. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

Friday September 1, 2017

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Park, 43935 Acacia Ave, Valle Vista
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) 927-6673.

Saturday September 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.

MICKEY GILLEY
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd

$35 general admission, $50 VIP seating. The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre presents a concert under the stars featuring the one and only Mickey Gilley. (951) 658-3111.

Sunday September 3 thru Sunday September 10, 2017

WILL IN THE WOODS V
2:30 pm, St Hugh’s Episcopal Church, 25525 Tahquitz Dr, Idyllwild
$15 general admission. Stratford Players presents its fifth annual Shakespeare show. This year, patrons are asked to vote for their favorite Shakespeare play and sonnet. This year’s show will be based on the voting. Visit www.StratfordPlayers.com for details and tickets.

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.

Saturday September 9, 2017

TRIBUTE TO WILLIE NELSON
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Roger Hegyi as “True Willie” pays tribute to the life and music of one of the world’s most recognizable and distinctive musicians. Not just a Willie Nelson “impersonator,” Roger has found a way to reach into the musical soul of Willie Nelson and share it with audiences wherever he performs. (951) 658-5950. [FBEventPage]

Saturday September 16, 2017

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.

Friday September 22, 2017

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

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]

Saturday October 7, 2017

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]

Saturday October 21, 2017

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
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.

Saturday November 4, 2017

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

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]

Saturday November 18, 2017

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.

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.