Community Calendar

Tuesday November 13, 2018

SAGE SOCIETY: REBECCA K O’CONNER
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Ramona Room of the Miller Jones Mortuary, 1501 W Florida Ave
Visitors free. The SAGE Society of Hemet will host guest speaker Rebecca K O’Connor who is a local licensed falconer and development director of the Rivers & Lands Conservancy.  She will give us a better appreciation for how raptors help us to connect to the natural world and bring at least one bird. Enter from the rear parking lot. Visitors welcome. [Facebook]  (951) 357-4206.

Saturday November 17, 2018

TURKEY TROT 5K & FAMILY FUN RUN
9:00 am, Diamond Valley Lake Soccer Fields, 1801 Angler Ave
Presale $5 Gobble Trot (kids), $10 1k Trot or 5k Walk/Trot Outback; $5 extra for same day registration. Bring the whole family for this fun event. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the Gobble Trot for children 2 to 5 years old at 9 a.m., 1K trot for children 5 to 12 at 9:15, the 5K walk at 9:30 and the 5K Trot at 10. The first 50 people to register for the 5K will get a free T-Shirt and awards will be given out in various age categories. Activities begin near the soccer fields at the park Information and registration, 951-929-0047 or 951-927-6673. The Turkey Trot is provided by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District. Information, 951-654-1505 or GoRecreation.org.

LUNCH WITH SANTA
11:00 am, Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave
Free admission. Free raffle and magic show. Lunch is free. For children 18 and under, while supply lasts.

THANKS FOR GIVING: FALL FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF HEMACINTO

11:30 am, Salvation Army, 340 S. Palm Ave, corner of Acacia Ave & Palm Ave
$20. Fashions from the Assistance League of Hemacinto Thrift Shop modeled by chapter members are available for purchase. Raffle prizes!  Food items for the Salvation Army’s SAM backpack program will be collected. Jane Durnwirth (951) 658-7931. [flyer]

TRIBUTE MANIA: NEIL DIAMOND
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Dean Colley and his Hot August Night band is the best Neil Diamond sound-alike and look-alike tribute act currently performing. Relive the past as they present everything from the 60s classics to contemporary Neil Diamond hits. Hot August Night salutes the best of Neil Diamond with unparalleled music artistry and signature vocalist Dean Colley! (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Monday Nov 19 thru Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

SUPER STEM CAMP- THANKSGIVING WEEK
Sylvan Learning of Hemet, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$190 for 3 days. If you’re looking for cutting-edge STEM classes for your child, turn to Sylvan. Experience the thrill of our newest programs: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Robotics (9:30 – 10:30): Create and animate robots using LEGO® and compete in friendly competitions. Math Edge (10:30 – 11:15): Boost students’ math speed, proficiency, accuracy and love for math. Makercamp (11:15 – 12:30): Kids explore exciting science concepts throught makerspace “missions”. (951) 761-1171.

Sunday November 25, 2018

68th ANNUAL MISS HEMET/MISS SAN JACINTO PAGEANT
4:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$20 general admission. Come celebrate the accomplishments of the 2018 Titleholders, Miss Hemet Angel Augustine, Miss San Jacinto Brianna Acevedo, Miss Teen Hemet Chyleah Thompson, Miss Teen San Jacinto Emily Kotyuk, Mrs. Hemet Michelle Kerlin, Miss Jr. Teen Hemet Faith Juarez & Miss Jr. Teen San Jacinto Emma Howard and our 2019 Contestants along with the “Spirit of the Valley” costume, Evening Gown, and Onstage Question competition concluding with the crowning festivities of our 2019 Titleholders. Featuring: The coronation of our 2019 Little Sisters, Live Entertainment and much more! (951) 208-5205 [website]

Thursday November 29, 2018

JINGLE MINGLE
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Diamond Valley Lake Visitors Center, 2325 Searl Pkwy
$20 per person. Soroptimist International San Jacinto-Hemet Valley presents an evening at the museum to benefit local projects and programs. Live holiday music, appetizers, Christmas decor raffle, silent auction, no host wine & beer. www.SISJHV.org.

MSJC LECTURE: INTERSTELLAR STARSHIPS
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 per person, $5 students, free to members. Speaker: Mark Maier, MSJC Physics/Astronomy. (951) 791-0033.

Friday Nov 30 thru Sunday Dec 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 November 30, 2018

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. Come enjoy the 12th Annual Tree Lighting to kick off the Holiday Season. Experience the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas under the stars. Enjoy music and complimentary  refreshments as we count down to the tree lighting. And don’t forget to bring a camera for your picture with Santa! Tree lighting at 6:00 pm.

Saturday December 1, 2018

HEMET CHRISTMAS PARADE & CELEBRATION
10:00 am, W Florida Ave (Palm Ave west to Kirby St)
Free. Come on out and celebrate the holiday season with the whole community. Marching bands, decorated floats and lots of fun! Parade ends at Gimble Park (W Florida Ave & Kirby St) for a fun-filled family street festival. Lots of music, food, games & more.

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 306-5411.

HVAA POP-UP ART SHOW
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave
Free admission. The Hemet Valley Art Association hosts a pop-up art show featuring local artists. Stop by and purchase a one of a kind gift or just browse and talk to the artists. (951) 952-4592.

Sunday December 2, 2018

GOLDEN EAGLES JAZZ ENSEMBLE FALL CONCERT
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St 
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student.  The MSJC Golden Eagles Jazz Ensemble presents its Fall Concert. (951) 487-3790.

Monday December 3, 2018

MSJC ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St 
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student.  The MSJC Orchestra presents a selection of holiday music. (951) 487-3790.

Saturday December 8, 2018

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
8:00 am – 11:00 am, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$3 ticket includes entry, breakfast, and entry into Grand Prize drawing. Come see Santa and have breakfast. At this 10th annual event, there will be lots of activities such as children’s games, vendors, music, opportunity drawings, arts and crafts, and much more. And don’t forget to bring a camera for your picture with Santa! Food will be served 8:00 to
10:30 am. Tickets on sale Nov. 20, 2018. (951) 654-1505.

MSJC CONCERT BAND HOLIDAY MUSIC
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St 
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student.  The MSJC Concert band performs a selection of holiday music. (951) 487-3790.

TRIBUTE MANIA: QUEEN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Queen Nation recreates the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Fans will be amazed at the retrospective journey… We Will Rock You… Bohemian Rhapsody… We Are The Champions… Crazy Little Thing Called Love… You’re My Best Friend… Another One Bites The Dust… and many more. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Friday December 7, 2018

ROTARY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL  – CANCELED
The beloved annual Holiday Film Festival sponsored by Hemet Sunrise Rotary will not take place this year.

Saturday December 8, 2018

UGLY SWEATER BUNCO PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 S Columbia St
$25 per person. The Community Pantry presents a fun-filled fundraiser for the holidays. It’s a Bunco party combined with an ugly sweater contest! Dress to impress in your holiday worst! Space is limited. Adults only. RSVP (951) 805-8108. [flyer]

Sunday December 9, 2018

TINSEL TRIATHLON & 5K RUN
9:00 am – 11:00 am, West Valley High, 3401 Mustang Way
$55 per person, $25 for 5k.  This flat and fast reverse pool sprint triathlon is perfect for anyone wanting to become a triathlete. It’s also a great end of the season race for the seasoned triathlete. [website]

Tuesday December 11, 2018

HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD HOUSE NIGHT
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia Ave
$2 early reg (until 12/7), $3 late reg (until 12/10) Come celebrate the Holiday
Season making Gingerbread Houses! Bring the whole family for a fun filled night. We
will be serving hot cocoa and cookies and we may even have a special visit from
Santa. (Limited to the first 200 children.) Pre-Registration is required. Tickets on sale
November 1, 2018. (951) 654-1505.

Friday December 14, 2018

PHOTO WITH SANTA
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, McWane Family Funeral Home, 350 N San Jacinto St
Free. Bring the kids by for a free photo with Santa! Sponsored by McWane Family Funeral Home. (951) 658-9497. [flyer]

Saturday December 15, 2018

TRIBUTE MANIA: CASH, KILLER AND THE KING
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. 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. This production features the hit music of these three legendary icons. The show covers the 1950’s Sun Records era, and beyond.  Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley were a major part of the historic jam session the took place on December 4th, 1956 known as “The Million Dollar Quartet!” (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Thursday December 20, 2018

HEALTHY EATING PLANS FOR WINTER
2:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. A Cal Poly Pomona Nutrition Intern discusses foods that can help keep you and your family healthy all winter long. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday January 5, 2019

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 306-5411.

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]

Saturday February 2, 2019

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 306-5411.

Friday Feb 8 thru Saturday Feb 9, 2019

VALLEY QUILTERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Valley-Wide Sports Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$10 per person. The Valley Quilters will display over 100 homemade quilts. (admission is good for both days if you keep your band) (951) 966-8705 or visit www.ValleyQuilters.org.

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.  [website] 
For ticket information for the Assistance League® of Hemacinto performance on Saturday March 16, contact Barbara Carrington at (951) 925-4799. 

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.