Community Calendar

Wednesday May 2 thru Saturday June 30, 2018

“EN PLEIN AIR” ART EXHIBIT
Wed thru Sun 11 am – 5 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Gallery, 123 N Harvard St
Free. The Diamond Valley Arts Council (The DVAC) is excited to announce its premier “En Plein Air” Arts Exhibit! The theme of this new exhibit is “Our Town”. The theme is meant to encompass all that is in Hemet and in our entire valley. Go to www.thedvac.org to learn more about the “En Plein Air” Arts show. “En Plein Air” is the French expression for any art which is created “in the open air”. Plein Air art is created when the artist leaves the studio and creates original art while being directly involved with nature and the landscape itself. (951) 652-3822.

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)

Monday June 11 thru Friday July 20, 2018

FINGERPRINTS SUMMER CAMPS
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fingerprints Youth Museum, 123 S Carmalita St
$20 per day / $100 per week. Summer Camp for ages 6-10. Children will enjoy a supervised atmosphere of crafts, science, games, and themed sessions that include Ocean Week, Farm Week and World Week. Sessions begin June 11, June 18, July 9, & July 16. (951) 765-1223.

Monday June 11 thru Friday June 29, 2018

MUSICA! SUMMER STRINGS ACADEMY
Monday – Friday, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$90-240 per person. Three week workshop in string instruments for all ages. Register by May 20 for discount. Level I beginners, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Level II intermediate to advanced, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. [flyer] [website]

Monday June 11 thru Friday June 15, 2018

VALLEY HOOPS CAMP
8:30 am – 12:00 pm, Bautista Creek Elementary, 441 N Lake St
$65 per child (grades 1-8). Basketball skills camp by Coach Fontay Mozga and the 2018 State Champion MSJC Basketball Team. Presented by Valley Evangelical Free Church. (951) 927-2182. [flyer]

Wednesday June 13, 2018

SUMMER SAFETY
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Sifu Ford Edwards from Little Tao Dragon Studio, in cooperation with the Hemet Police Department, discusses the safety hazards in our community and tips to help you stay safe and crime free. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

HEMET WEST DANCE:  SKYLINE EXPRESS
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hemet West Community Room, 5001 W Florida Ave
$6 per person. Hollywood theme night. Weekly dance concert open to the public. Proper attire required, no alcohol. (951) 692-0891.

Thursday June 14, 2018

NAMI MENTAL HEALTH EVENT: PRIDE DAY
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
Free. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) presents a series of short films and speakers who will share their mental health experiences in their LGBTQ journey. A panel discussion will follow the presentation. The films and speakers are be designed to educate the community and raise awareness of the LGBTQ issues. https://hemetpride.eventbrite.com (951) 765-1850.  [flyer]

Friday June 15, 2018

SUMMER FUN: PIE FIGHT
10:00 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.

Monday June 18 thru Thursday June 21, 2018

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
Maker Camp I (grades 1-5): 9:30 am – 11:30 am. kids complete 3 makerspace “missions” to explore cool science concepts
Writing Camp I (grades 1-5):  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. kids learn strategic and creative writing techniques to boost confidence
Game Design (grades 3-5):  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Through animations & video game design, kids explore basic programming

Tuesday June 19, 2018

SUMMER FUN: GAME DAY (BOARD GAMES)
10 am – 12 pm, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia, Valle Vista
Free admission. Come play one of your favorite board games. 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 June 20, 2018

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? OPTIONS FOR SENIORS EXPLAINED
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 27025 Girard St
Free admission. Home Instead is having a free community event in which you can bring Family and Friends for this free educational opportunity.  Free in-depth presentation about your options as you age.  Attorneys will go over the details and answer your questions about wills, estate planning, trusts as well as VA benefits.  Lunch will be provided during the presentation.  Understand the differences between skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, board and care, and other residential options so you will know what to look for and what will best serve your specific needs.  Sponsored by Desert Hills Memory Care Center, Home Instead Senior Care and Arbor Hospice. Please RSVP (951) 663-1060.

HEMET WEST DANCE: RON AND DIANE
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hemet West Community Room, 5001 W Florida Ave
$6 per person. Weekly dance concert open to the public. Proper attire required, no alcohol. (951) 692-0891.

Thursday June 21 thru Friday June 22, 2018

THE PRINCE WHO WOULDN’T TALK
6:00 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27401 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 reserved seating. An amusing and thought-provoking comedy for children and a lesson for adults. The King and Queen discover their son, the Prince, doesn’t talk. They haven’t realized they’ve never given him the chance. (951) 658-5300.

Thursday June 21, 2018

SUMMER FUN: FREE THROW CONTEST
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.

WHODUNIT:  THE ARRON QUINN MURDER
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.  [flyer]

Friday June 22, 2018

MASTER GARDENER: BASIC LANDSCAPING PRINCIPLES
11:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. A Riverside Master Gardener discusses what you need to know to create and maintain a beautiful home landscape. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

11th ANNUAL LIP SYNC CONTEST
7:00 pm, Soboba AC’s Lounge, 23333 Soboba Rd
$25 general admission. Local nonprofit organizations compete for $10k in the zaniest fundraiser in the valley! Sponsored by Soboba Foundation & Soboba Casino. Tickets available from participating nonprofits. (951) 654-2765.

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 June 23, 2018

DIAMOND VALLEY TAMALE FESTIVAL  (rescheduled from May 5th)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Diamond Valley Sports Park, 1801 Angler Ave
$2 admission. DJ’s playing music, live performances, live bands will be performing, dance troupes performing traditional dances, artists painting live, a kids zone and the Diamond Valley Classic Car & Motorcycle Show. There will also be a beer garden that will house tasty beer and MARGARITAS too!!!! TAMALES, burritos, tacos, wood fire pizza, shaved ice, funnel cakes, DEEP FRIED TWINKIES and much much more! [flyer] [car show]   www.DiamondValleyTamaleFestival.com

TRIBUTE TO THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. China Grove will take you right back to those sweet summer nights… with music of The Doobie Brothers! The show keeps you “Rockin’ down the highway” with over 40 years of hits that could only come from The Doobie Brothers‘ sound — an infectious combination of rock, country, R&B, jazz, and folk/Americana. (951) 658-5950.  [webpage]

JAZZ & JOKES COMEDY SHOW
Two shows: 7 pm & 9 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 presale, $20 at the door. Bubba’s Comedy presents two fun-filled comedy shows. Notice: late show will contain “blue” humor, so if you are sensitive, choose the early show. Sponsored by the Hemet Sunset Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit Rotary projects in the community and around the world.

Monday June 25 thru Thursday June 28

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
Maker Camp II (grades 1-5): 9:30 am – 11:30 am. kids explore exciting science concepts through 3 “missions”
Writing Camp II (grades 1-5):  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. kids learn strategic and creative writing techniques to boost confidence
Creative Coding (grades 3-5):  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. kids will learn coding skills with creative projects in art, music, and math.

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]

Wednesday June 27, 2018

OPTIONS FOR HOME LIVING
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Arbor Hospice’s Jennifer Trebler-Partridge discusses the methods and tools that allow you or a loved one to remain at home for as long as possible. Avoid premature placement in a facility and save money! Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

SUMMER FUN: COLOR VALLE VISTA (SIDEWALK CHALK)
10:00 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.

HEMET WEST DANCE: AMERICAN MADE
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hemet West Community Room, 5001 W Florida Ave
$6 per person. Annual semi-formal senior prom. Weekly dance concert open to the public. Proper attire required, no alcohol. (951) 692-0891.

Thursday June 28, 2018

THE MAGIC JUKEBOX
1:30 pm, Simpson Center, 304 Devonshire Ave
$12 presale (no tickets sold at the door). Golden Smoothies Productions presents “The Magic Jukebox” their new Country & Western Show. Doors open 12:30. (951) 999-2137.

STONE SOUL
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 presale, $15 at the door. Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Under the Stars. STONE SOUL plays the very best of Classic Soul & Motown! Their spot-on renditions of timeless hits from legendary artists has brought them recognition as one of the best Classic Soul & Motown bands working today. Doors open 6:30 pm. (951) 658-3111.

Friday June 29, 2018

JEROME ROBINSON’S GOSPEL REVIEW
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$15 presale, $18 day of show. An inspirational evening of gospel favorites. Featuring Jerome Robinson (Lead Singer, 2nd Generation Platters) with Leon Myer. Also featuring Tri-City Gospel Choir under the direction of DiDi Jackson and special guest vocalist Helena V. Doors open 6:15 pm. (951) 658-5950.

Saturday June 30, 2018

LIVE IN CONCERT: TESTAMENT
10:00 pm, AC’s Lounge, Soboba Casino, 23333 Soboba Rd
Call for ticket information. (866) 476-2622.

Monday July 2 thru Tuesday July 3, 2018

SHREK THE MUSICAL
6:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$5 general admission. The Ramona Summer Youth Program presents a fun-filled production of Shrek the Musical. Come enjoy a show featuring local students. (951) 658-3111.

Wednesday July 4, 2018

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND CELEBRATION
Parade – 9:00 am, Main Street (from Dogwood St to Jordan Ave)
Street Faire – 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Main Street (near Jordan Ave)
Free admission. Annual celebration sponsored by the City of San Jacinto. Note that the parade route and celebration location has changed. (951) 487-7330.

Thursday July 5, 2018

WHODUNIT:  THE CASE OF OLD WIDOW HAMPTON
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 July 6, 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.

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.

TRIBUTE TO SELENA
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 presale, $15 at the door. Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Under the Stars. Tribute to Selena Quintanilla by The Como la Flor Band. Doors open 6:30 pm. (951) 658-3111.

Saturday July 7, 2018

TRIBUTE TO CHICAGO
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience is a group of local Chicago area musicians who share a love for the music of one of the greatest rock n’ roll groups of all time… Chicago. They have perfected a recreation on that classic sound that has thrilled audiences all over the country. (951) 658-5950.  [webpage]

MUSIC AT THE CENTER:  AMERICAN PARLOR SONGBOOK I
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$25-$30 reserved seats, $20 general admission, $10 student. American Parlor Songbook will record their variety show for future broadcast. 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.

Monday July 9 thru Thursday July 12

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE SUMMER BRIDGE
8:30 am, MSJC, 1499 N State St
Free. The First Year Experience (FYE) Program offers a free, 4-day college Summer Bridge success program that will get you ready for college on day one.  Set yourself up for success and be a part of the FYE Summer Bridge program at Mt. San Jacinto College– your community’s college. Students who successfully complete the Summer Bridge program will be able to immediately register for Fall courses!  Don’t wait in long lines while classes fill up. (951) 672-6752.

Monday July 9 thru Friday July 13, 2018

DVAC SUMMER ART CAMP
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 per day + $3 one-time material fee. Ages 5 thru 12. Watch for details. (951) 929-9763.

Tuesday July 10, 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.

Wednesday July 11, 2018

WORKSHOPS FOR NONPROFITS: GRANT RESEARCH & PROPOSAL WRITING
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, SRCAR conference room, 2335 E Florida Ave
$35 per person, $30 chamber members, $25 CNA members. The first of three workshops sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the Valley Nonprofit Network of the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce. Workshops are designed to improve the effectiveness of local nonprofit organizations. In this workshop, attendees with learn how to find grant opportunities and prepare an effective grant proposal. Staff and volunteers at every level can benefit from this valuable information. Please RSVP (951) 658-3211.

Thursday July 12, 2018

BRANSON ON THE ROAD
8:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr
$10 presale, $15 at the door. Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Under the Stars. Branson On The Road has over 20 years of experience of performing at the top theatres in Branson on the famous 76 Country Music Boulevard (known as “The Strip”), and is the first national touring show named for the famous city. The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun wherever they go…and they go all over the US and beyond!. Doors open 6:30 pm. (951) 658-3111.

Friday July 13, 2018

SUMMER FUN: DISC GOLF
10:00 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.

ABC’S OF VITAMINS
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free admission. Does Vitamin C really ward off a cold? Does Vitamin B12 give you energy? There is plenty of information out there but what can you believe? Join this fun class about the myths and facts of vitamins and minerals. Learn what they actually do for your body and what foods have the best content. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

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 July 14, 2018

TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees, this #1 tribute band returns to the Historic Hemet Theatre. John Acosta has performed as Barry Gibb all over the world. If you love The Bee Gees, don’t miss this one! Bee Gees Gold is John Acosta (Barry) , Daryl Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice). (951) 658-5950.  [webpage]

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

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]

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

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]

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.

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.

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

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]

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]

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]

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]