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.

Friday August 11 thru Sunday August 13

JAZZ IN THE PINES
Idyllwild Arts Academy Campus, 52500 Temecula Dr, Idyllwild
$85-$350 per person. The 24th Annual Idyllwild Arts Jazz In The Pines is an outdoor music festival held on the grounds of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. The festival starts on the evening of Friday, August 11 with our VIP 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. General admission tickets are available for individual days, as well as a discounted two-day ticket. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free. All proceeds from the festival benefit Idyllwild Arts. www.Jazzinthepines.com.

Saturday August 12, 2017

CAREGIVER’S WORKSHOP: RIGHT TO DIE ACT
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
This controversial act is discussed by Arbor House Hospice’s Patty Meinhardt. RSVPs are required as space is limited. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: PLIMERIA
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free.We demystify the growing of the beautiful and fragrant tropical Plumeria tree. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

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, WhosNext 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]

Tuesday August 15, 2017

OH MY ACHIN’ BONES
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Learn about the different types of arthritis, causes, signs, symptoms, treatments and how to live easier with this painful condition. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

FREE BACKPACKS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Health Care Center 903 E Devonshire, Suite D
Free. 100 free back to school backpacks with supplies thanks to Athena Health. Located in the lobby of the health center. First come, first served. One backpack per family please. Free herb and vegetable potted plants compliments of the San Diego County Farm Bureau. Free healthy snacks and coloring books. Free dental goody bag (951) 216-6100.

Wednesday August 16, 2017

KOOL AUGUST NIGHTS:  RONNY AND THE CLASSICS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave, San Jacinto
Free admission. Ronny and The Classics (classic rock & roll) presented by the Estudillo Mansion summer concert series. Bring your own chair/blanket. Food vendors available. No pets or alcohol. Handicap access at 695 Ash St. (951) 255-5598.

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
$15 reserved seating. 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.

Friday August 18, 2017

TOWEL CREATIONS
11:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Want to learn how to make towel creations? Let’s have a oot of a time making an owl out of towel. Easy to do but some hand dexterity is required. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

ABSTRACT ART SERIES WORKSHOP
6 pm – 8 pm, Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
$35 per person. Join us for the 2nd class in this 4 series workshop! Four different methods, this is the SWIPE session. If you love “happy accidents”, if you’re comfortable with surprises, if you like rivers of color- then this is the party for you! Using assorted mediums and additives, you will have fun producing an exciting piece of abstract flow art. No experience needed. Wine, Coffee and desserts available. $35/per person. Email Art4today@gmail.com or call (951)652-0040 to sign up.

Saturday August 19, 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: 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.

Wednesday August 23, 2017

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

There are over 1000 varieties of lavender, learn to identify some of the basic types as well as the various uses for the three main groups. It’s easy to grow in our dry, warm climate as well as being drought and frost tolerant. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

BUSINESS EXPO
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave
Free admission. Business Expo presented by the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce. Over 80 vendor booths.  Music, food and family fun.  Free Parking. (951) 658-3211.

Friday August 25, 2017

ALOHA SUMMER ICE CREAM SOCIAL & BINGO
12:30 pm, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Beat the heat and join us in air conditioned comfort as we say goodbye to summer. Come enjoy ice cream and a great game of ice cream bingo. Bring a friend. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711

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

POETRY WORKSHOP: DOES POETRY STILL MATTER?
9:30 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
Free. The Diamond Valley Writers Guild presents its Second Annual Appreciation of Poetry with Discussions and Readings. The theme of the workshop is “Does Poetry Still Matter? The Beauty, History and Importance of Poetry in Modern Life.” Following a discussion of the art of poetry, audience members are invited to read a poem or two, written by themselves or others, and share why the selection is meaningful to them. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the experience of hearing poetry read as the writer intended it to be heard. Howard Feigenbaum, author, poet and photographer, will lead the discussion. Anyone who wants to read poetry at the meeting may email howard@howardfeigenbaum.com or use the Guild contact page (www.dvwritersguild.org.) to sign up.

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.

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF BEING AN AEROSPACE ENGINEER
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Kick off the new 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 ___! September starts us off with The Science of Being An Aerospace Engineer. NASA’s 20 year Cassini Mission to Saturn is coming to an end on September 15th, so we are celebrating the aerospace engineers that helped to make the Cassini Mission a success while also having fun learning about what aerospace engineers do! Science Saturdays are a 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: EVA AND THE VAGABONDS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 student, free to members. From the alleyways of old town Riverside come the sounds of old world folk-pop that skipped through time and turned into songs, forming ‘Eva and the Vagabond Tales’.  The Vagabond Tales is a multi instrumental music project that is centered around the songwriting of Eva Mikhailovna. The songs combine western, old folk, and ragtime into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that “transcends time and continents. (951) 652-3822.

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

FIRST TECH CHALLENGE – KICKOFF EVENT
8:30 am, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. $5 breakfast. 135 teams and 1500 7th-12th grade students across 9 counties of Southern California compete in an annual robot design competition Sept. through Feb. Students learn design thinking, construction, Java programming, and major life skills in cooperation, community engagement, and problem solving. Teams of 3-15 students are school-based, community-based, and connected with a wide group of organizations. For more information, visit FIRSTTechSoCal.org.

HEMET FELINE FANCIER CAT SHOW
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Admission $5 per person. Age 8 and under free. All breed & household pet cat show. Six show rings. See website for entry details. [website]

BE AN ORGAN OR TISSUE DONOR
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Ever wondered why would you want to donate and how would you go about it? Patty Meinhardt from Arbor Hospice of Hemet explains the key considerations to consider when making this valuable donation so you can make a confident, informed decision. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: GARDENING FOR GRANDPARENTS
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Grandparents Day is near so come learn how to keep on gardening at any age. Raffle prizes and fun provided! (You needn’t be a grandparent to attend.) No Obligation. To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

STREET PARTY AND CAR SHOW
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hemet West Mobile Estates, 5001 W Florida Ave
Free. Classic cars, customs and golf carts. Entertainment, food & fun. Good humor ice cream, $5.00 lunch, opportunity drawing. Sponsored by the Hemet West Recreation Club. 909-838-4693. Inland Empire Cruisin’ Hotline: 866-924-4490.

SCIENCE UNDER THE STARS: SCIENCE OF THE ICE AGE
5:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$125 per person. The Western Science Center is pleased to announce its annual fundraiser, Science Under the Stars. This year’s theme is “The Science of the Ice Age.” Considered one of the greatest parties in the Inland Empire, Science Under the Stars takes place on the museum’s beautiful outdoor piazza. Guest will enjoy a delicious catered dinner, open bar, and the chance to explore the museum’s exhibits. Guests will also have the opportunity to take home unique auction items, which include vacation getaways, fossil replicas, and a signed print of artwork featured in the museum’s new exhibit Valley of the Mastodons. This year’s guest speaker is paleontologist Eric Scott of Cogstone Resource Management, who assisted with the excavation of Diamond Valley Lake. The night will be MC’d by radio personality Bob Madden of local station 101.3 The Mix. Music will be provided by classic rock band One 2 Many, and guests are encouraged to dance the night away! (951) 791-0033. [website]

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]

Tuesday September 12, 2017

GRANDPARENTS BINGO
10:00 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Grandparent or not, come by and have some fun playing a unique twist on Bingo. Prizes* and fun! To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

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 September 14, 2017

MSJC LECTURE: BIOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES THAT RECONSTRUCT OUR UNDERSTANDING OF SEX AND GENDER
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 adult, $5 student, free to members. Speaker: Dr. Nick Reeves, MSJC Biology Professor. This presentation will examine the difference between sex and gender and reveal some of the biological discoveries that have changed our thinking about these human characteristics. The simple binary, male or female, definition of human sex is evolving as scientists uncover additional biological factors that blur the boundaries between these two basic categories. Additionally, the gender of a person is independent of a person’s sex and does not necessarily align with the sex that an individual is assigned at birth. The interplay between our sex and gender affects how we perceive ourselves and express our identity. (951) 791-0033.

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
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.

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

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

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.

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
$25 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 the Diamond Valley Arts Council. (951) 658-5950.

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.

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]

Saturday October 14, 2017

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

Saturday October 21, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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 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, 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.

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.

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 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.