Community Calendar

Friday Jan 12 thru Sunday Jan 21, 2018

BAD MEDICINE
Fri & Sat 6:30 pm, Sun 1:30 pm, Unity Valley Church, 140 N Buena Vista St
$40 per person includes 3-course dinner. Play With Your Food Productions presents their latest dinner theater event, “Bad Medicine.” Ackley Hornsby is a very successful writer whose books about the evils of pharmaceutical companies are always international best sellers. When Ackley slips up and tells his publisher about a secret already completed book, things start going amiss. The manuscript is stolen and a Private Investigator is brought in to look for clues. Could someone from the book publisher or a pharmaceutical company have snatched it? Who is the mysterious doctor that visits Ackley twice a day bringing homeopathic remedies? Through all of this, will Ackley finally get a taste of his own “Bad Medicine”? Call (951) 663-8491 For Reservations.

Monday January 15, 2018

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR UNITY BREAKFAST
7:30 am – 10:00 am, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Library
Free. The 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast “Next:  The Struggle for Social Justice and Equity” will feature a full breakfast, an art contest, presentations on the theme of the day, and Native American drummers and dancers. RSVP required. (951) 487-3685.

Wednesday Jan 17 thru Thursday Feb 22, 2018

MSJC ART EXHIBIT: LAND OF LENS
Monday thru Thursday 10am-4pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Art Gallery
Free. The Mt San Jacinto College Art Gallery is proud to announce a solo exhibition by David Hendren entitled “Land of Lens.”  This new exhibition features larger than life mixed-media figurative abstract sculptures.  Hendren has had solo shows at Five Car Garage, Miliksetian/Briggs, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Public Fiction and Kim Light/Light Box.  He received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thursday January 18, 2018

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: LET’S GET SERIOUS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Get rid of those holiday pounds with these easy tips, tricks and recipes. A Computerized Body composition analysis is offered. RSVPs are required as space is limited. (800) 886-4471.

DINOSAURS VS WHALES
6:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$5 per person, free to members. Dinosaurs vs whales – What is the largest animal of all times. Talk by Dr Matt Wedel, Associate Professor of Anatomy, Western University of Health Sciences. (951) 791-0033.

Saturday January 20, 2018

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

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.

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.

THE RAMONA PRESIDENT’S GALA
6:00 pm, Soboba Country Club, 1020 Soboba Rd
$55 per person. Annual fundraiser for the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. Event includes dinner and introduction of the cast of this year’s Ramona Pageant. Silent auction featuring dozens of valuable items. Cocktail attire. Seating is limited. RSVP by January 16. (951) 658-3111.

VALLEY RESTART ANNUAL CELEBRATION DINNER
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Church of Later-Day Saints, 425 N Kirby Ave
$20 per person. Dinner catered by Datillo Restorante. Silent Auction, entrainment, recognition ceremony. (951) 766-7476.

WINE, ART & MUSIC:  SLANG
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Gallery, 123 N Harvard St
$15 general admission. SLANG is that jazz funk band that will make your speakers smell. Listening to Slang live is more than music ~it’s a life experience and a view into it’s 5 members’ souls. Anything can happen anytime the band takes the stage! Their sound pays reverence to all of their predecessors, while creating a progressive musical language deeply rooted in improvisational jazz, funk, rock, hip hop & neo-soul. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm. (951) 658-3822.

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.

Monday January 22, 2018

ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hemet City Hall, 445 E Florida Ave
Free. Hemet – Assemblyman Chad Mayes’ district staff will offer mobile district office hours to answer constituent questions or to assist them with issues they may have with government.  (951) 658-3211.

Friday Jan 26 thru Sunday Feb 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 January 26, 2018

VISION BUCKET & CRAFT CLASS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Explore why it is important to have goals and how to make them come true. Create your very own vision bucket to take home and use. All supplies are provided — bring your imagination and let’s have fun! RSVPs are required as space is limited. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday January 27, 2018

SPANISH JEWRY IN THE NEW WORLD
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Temple Beth Am, corner of State St & Soboba Rd
Free. Temple Beth Am in San Jacinto presents a workshop on Spanish Jews in the New World. The meeting and group discussion will be led by Patricia Trujillo, noted genealogist and expert on the history of Sephardic Jews. Mrs. Trujillo will discuss the diaspora—the dispersion of the Jewish people from their ancestral homeland. Her special interest is the migration of Jews to New Mexico. The event is free and includes study materials and light refreshments. RSVP by email at templebethamsanjacinto@yahoo.com or the contact page of the Temple’s website, www.templebethamsj.org.

TRIBUTE TO ROD STEWART
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale/$25 day of show. When it comes to Rod Steward tributes, there is no better show than FOREVER ROD. “Maggie May,” “Forever Young,” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Rhythm of My Heart” and so many more…. Come relive the music…the passion…the magic of Rod Stewart. The members of Forever Rod are Stewart Sher (as Rod), Andrew Carrelos (guitar), Jeff Schofield (guitar, mandolin, vocals), David Druxman (bass, vocals), Jeffrey Bryan Fishman (keyboards, vocals) and Michael Clemens (drums). [website]

Sunday January 28, 2018

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT LEADING KNIGHT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
7:00 am , Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
$60 per person. Enjoy a day of golf followed by lunch and raffles to support the Southeast District Leading Knight’s Association! Fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and a day of fun! We’ll also have contests including putting, closes to the pin, longest drive, putter throwing and more! [website]

Monday January 29, 2018

TASTE OF THE VALLEY BUSINESS EXPO
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Golden Village Palms RV Resort, 3600 W Florida Ave
Free. Sample food from local restaurants, entertainment and business displays. (951) 658-3211.

Wednesday January 31, 2018

CAREGIVER SERIES: OPTIONS FOR HOME LIVING
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Jennifer Trebler from Arbor Home Health & Hospice discusses how to keep yourself or a loved one home for as long as possible. Learn what to look for and the questions you need to ask. Avoid the high costs of placement. RSVPs are required as space is limited. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday February 3, 2018

MUSIC AT THE CENTER:  SANDII CASTLEBERRY
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $15 members, student discount available. 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.

Sunday February 4, 2018

SOBOBA SUPERBOWL  PARTY
1:00 pm. AC Lounge, Soboba Casino
$25 per person. It’s time to kick it with Andre Reed! You’ve never seen the big game THIS BIG! Catch all the action on the biggest screen in the Inland Empire, the Sobobatron! Plus enjoy fresh food provided by In – N – Out Burger ®, with exclusive drawings for Free Slot Play and merch! PLUS a special guest appearance by Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed! Tickets are on sale at the Soboba Box Office starting January 15th. Tickets are limited. (866) 456-2622

Wednesday February 7. 2018

SWEETHEART SKIN CARE & CRAFT
2:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Learn how to keep winter skin soft and sweet. We will make a skin care product and craft for you to keep or give as a gift. Other skin care recipes will be available for you to make at home. RSVPs are required as space is limited.  (800) 886-4471.

Friday February 9, 2018

COMMUNITY CPR
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. American Medical Response’s Sarah DeLucia demonstrates hands-only CPR basics. You may need this valuable skill to save a life! Bring a friend. RSVPs are required as space is limited.  (800) 886-4471.

THE MUSICAL CHAIN GANG
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$10 reserved seating. Don’t miss the Musical Chain Gang at RHP. This time, this beloved group of happy convicts will be singing songs from the 50’s and 60’s! For those of you have seen the Chain Gang perform in the past, you won’t want to miss it this new set of nostalgic songs and silly banter! The performance will include songs from The Monkees, The Turtles, The Penguins, The Beatles, John Denver, The Mamas and the Papas, Chuck Berry, The Carpenters, Elvis, Simon and Garfunkel, Buddy Holly and so much more! (951) 658-5300 or online at PurplePass.com. [tickets]

Friday Feb 9 thru Saturday Feb 10, 2018

VALLEY QUILTERS – QUILT SHOW
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
$10 per person. 37th annual Quilt Show. Over 100 quilts on display, plus vendors, raffle and more. Appraisals available on Saturday. [website]  (951) 244-9232.

Saturday February 10, 2018

TRIBUTE TO LYNYRD SKYNRD
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale/$25 day of show. Take a step back in time with SOUTHBOUND & COMPANY. Their performance, “A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frynds,” brings back all the hits you love, including “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” “What’s Your Name,” and Simple Man. Don’t miss this wonderful night of classic rock ‘n roll. SOUTHBOUND AND COMPANY is Darryl Reed (lead vocals, harmonica), Mike Finn (lead & slide guitar, vocals), Kevin Haerr (bass guitar), Mike Hunter (drums & percussion), Stevie Gauronski (lead & rhythm guitar), Patrick Vargas (piano & organ), Shaun Bernadou (back-up vocals) and Mia Morte (back-up vocals).  [website]

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.

Tuesday February 13, 2018

HEMET WOMAN’S CLUB BUNCO PARTY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Colonial Country Club Clubhouse, 601 N Kirby St
$10 per person includes beverages, desserts and door prizes. Shop the White Elephant Table for great bargains. Proceeds benefit community programs of the Hemet Woman’s Club. (951) 315-5524. [flyer]

DICKEY’S BBQ PIT CAR SHOW-N-SHINE
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Dickey’s BBQ, 1127 S Sanderson Ave
Free. 2nd Tuesday of the month. Free show, awards, raffle, games and cruiser discount. 909-838-4693. Inland Empire Cruisin’ Hotline: 866-924-4490.

Wednesday February 14, 2018

PARISIAN THEMED DINNER
Call for times, Destination Coffee Bar and Bistro,  100 W Florida Ave
$50 per person. Come celebrate valentines with a date or come for a destination dining experience! Exclusive 5 course Dinner, with wine, champagne and live entertainment
Parisian themed evening and Menu. Limited to 24 seating- enjoy a romantic and secluded ambiance. Call (951)652-0040 to Reserve your seat.

Thursday February 15, 2018

VA AIDE AND ATTENDANCE FORUM
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Pacifica Senior Living, 1177 S Palm Ave
Free.  If you are a wartime Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran, the Aid and Attendance Benefit could be an ideal solution for financing your senior housing.  Join us for a special presentation about eligibility requirements, payable benefits, how to file claims me more.  Please join us!  Patriot Angels will be present to help explain benefits.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by 2/12. (951) 922-9586.

Saturday February 17, 2018

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

PURPOSE OF MAN IN THE WORLD
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Temple Beth Am, 20520 State St (at Soboba Rd)
Free. Jewish Perspective on Living a Good Life – Free Workshop. www.templebethamsj.org

THE BEATLES, BEE GEES AND BROADWAY
12:00 pm and 6:00 pm, Seven Hills Members Club, 3050 Jacaranda Way
$10 general admission. “4 The Good Times” presents a tribute show featuring Gary Bieber, Linda Cooper, Juanita Gentry-German, Rick Messina, Sandy Kunz, Diane Richard and Tone Cardenas. $6 Lunch/Dinner. (951) 658-2234.  [flyer]

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.

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.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER:  SEAHAWK MOJO
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 general admission, $10 members. Students $5 presale and $10 at the door. Marshall Hawkins and Seahawk MoJO return for the Fifth Annual Black History Month Wine Art and Jazz Night. Marshall Hawkins along with Seahawk MoJO will take listeners on a journey from Africa where music began with the drum through the new world and into modern music. Hawkins’ delivery of his message of the unifying power of music makes this Black History Month celebration one for all ages, races, genders and backgrounds. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the concert starting at 7:00 pm. (951) 652-3822.

Monday Feb 19 thru Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

PRESIDENT’S WEEK CAMPS
Sylvan Learning of Hemet, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
Writing Camp 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, $149 Grade level 2-5
Robotics Camp 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, $149 Grade level 2-5
Writing Camp: Set up your child for writing success!  Our camp will help your child learn writing principles and techniques through arts and crafts and educational games.
Themed Robotics: Monday – Super Hero Theme – Tuesday – City of Wonder Theme – Wednesday – Space Adventure Theme -Build Bots – Build Friendships – Build Confidence.  Create characters to go with the days theme using LEGO® and bring them to life through coding.  Kids develop critical skills for the future while having a blast!  Website:  https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/hemet-ca

Wednesday February 21, 2018

RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. There is help out there if you know where to look! Jennifer Trebler-Partridge from Arbor Hospice discusses the many local resources available to help you with a variety of needs. A FREE Resource Packet is provided to attendees, with no obligation. RSVPs are required as space is limited.  (800) 886-4471.

Thursday February 22, 2018

SAN JACINTO VALLEY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
7:45 am – 3:30 pm, Country Club at Soboba, 1020 Soboba Rd
$55 per person ($50 early reg until 2/12). 7th annual conference. This year’s theme is “The Power of You.” Professional development with motivational speakers, local vendors, prizes. Includes breakfast and lunch. Register at www.sjvwc.com.

Friday February 23, 2018

FOCUS ON THE HEART
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. February is heart health month! Join this discussion on what you need to know about your heart, what can go wrong and how to keep your heart healthy and well. RSVPs are required as space is limited.  (800) 886-4471.

GIO AND FRIENDS
7:00 pm, Destination Coffee Bar and Bistro, 100 W Florida Ave
$20 per person. Get ready for the Oscars, with songs from the Silver Screen with Gio and Friends! Food and drinks available. An intimate cabaret with gio and friends, Call (951)652-0040 to Reserve your seat.

Saturday February 24, 2018

THE HEMET HARMONIZERS: “THE TECH REHEARSAL”
2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$10 general admission, $8 senior/student.  The Hemet Harmonizer Barbershop Chorus presents “The Tech Rehearsal” …. “Break a leg!…Opps!” Featuring a special guest appearance by the Temecula Wine Valley Harmonizer Chorus. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

TRIBUTE TO SANTANA
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale/$25 day of show. Back in Hemet by popular demand, SMOOTH SOUNDS OF SANTANA is the real deal! Few bands are as hard to imitate as the percussion and guitar magic of Carlos Santana… but these guys make it look easy! Even if you were not a fan back then – this concert will be one of your favorites!  [website]

Saturday February 27, 2018

CHOCOLATE BINGO
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. If your Valentine’s chocolate is all gone here is your chance to win some more. Join this fun twist on an old game and get your chocolate fix! RSVPs are required as space is limited.  (800) 886-4471.

Saturday March 3, 2018

DIAMOND VALLEY LAKE MARATHON
8:00 am, Diamond Valley Lake
Marathon: $90, Half Marathon: $80, 5K Walk / Run: $60, 1K “Kid” Walk / Run: $15, Senior Walk / Run: $25. 16th annual marathon to benefit the local Habitat for Humanity. Scenic run at the beautiful Diamond Valley Lake. [website]

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Burlington, 2171 W Florida Ave
Free safety check inspection for your child car seat and training on proper installation and use. Sponsored by The California Highway Patrol, the Hemet Woman’s Club, Burlington and Fingerprints Youth Museum. [flyer]

MUSIC AT THE CENTER:  EVA AND THE VAGABONDS
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 general admission, $10 members.​ Eva and The Vagabonds return to the Diamond Valley Arts Center. From the alleyways of old town Riverside come the sounds of old world folk-pop that broke free from the early ages of music and skipped through time to find it’s way into our modern world. Along the way, stories were 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.

Thursday March 8, 2018

COLLEGE & CAREER NETWORKING FAIR
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Aspire Community Day School, 26866 S San Jacinto St
Free. 3rd annual event. Food and Beverages will be provided. Please RSVP as soon as possible. (951) 929-3071 x608.

Saturday March 10, 2018

TRIBUTE TO BOB SEGER
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale/$25 day of show. A tribute that faithfully recreates all of the classic hits of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. You will feel as though you’ve been transported back to Detroit’s Cobo Hall as you relive “Old Time Rock and Roll”, “Night Moves”, “Against The Wind”, “Turn the Page”, they way they were meant to be experienced….Live, on stage! TURN THE PAGE is Sam Morrison (vocals, guitars), Bart Robley (drums), Greg Kasparian (bass), Karl Sanger (saxaphone), Steven Cenker (guitars), Doreen Novotny (vocals), Walt Thompson (keyboards) and David Kurtz (guitar).  [website]

Sunday March 11, 2018

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

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

Friday Mar 16 thru Sunday Mar 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.

Saturday March 17, 2018

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [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.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER:  STEVEN RAGSDALE QUARTET
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 general admission, $10 members. students $5 for online pre-sale and $10 at the door. Steven Ragsdale is a saxophonist who actively performs in various jazz, rock, pop, and classical environments. Steven has had the opportunity to study with great musicians such as Jeff Ellwood, Charles Richard, Bill Cunliffe, Francisco Torres, Kye Palmer, George Cables, James Rotter, and Christopher Bartz, to name a few.  (951) 652-3822.

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.

Saturday March 24, 2018

BUNNY HOP 5K FAMILY FUN RUN
9:00 am, Diamond Valley Community Park, 1801 Angler Ave
$5 – $35 per person. 30th Annual Bunny Hop sponsored by Valley-Wide Recreation. Events include Tot Hop, 1k Jr Hop, 5k walk & 5k hop/relay race. [website] (951) 929-0047.

TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale/$25 day of show. “Visions of Fleetwood Mac” captures the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac live in concert. MIRAGE is Michelle Tyler (as Stevie Nicks), Bruce Lawrence (as Lindsey Buckingham), Carla Buffa (as Christine McVie), Bob Weitz (as John McVie), and Richard Graham (as Mick Fleetwood). Back by popular demand… Don’t miss this great event!  [website]

Saturday March 31, 2018

EASTER EGG HUNT
10:30 am – 12:00, Diamond Valley Lake Baseball Fields, 1801 Angler Ave
Free. Come join in the fun at the Diamond Valley Lake Baseball Fields for an Easter Egg Hunt plus guessing games, prize eggs, and raffles. Bring your own basket. (951) 654-1505.

Saturday April 7, 2018

MUSIC AT THE CENTER:  THE MERCY STONE
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$15 general admission, $10 members. students $5 for online pre-sale and $10 at the door. The Mercy Stone is a 12-piece ensemble that is breaking the boundaries between the worlds of rock, jazz, and classical music. Performing all original instrumental compositions, The Mercy Stone’s music possesses all the intricacies of a finely tuned contemporary-classical chamber ensemble and the energy of a high-octane rock band. Live performances feature an amplified string quintet, electric guitar, drums, marimba, and a saxophone quartet. The Mercy Stone weaves a sonic tapestry of complex rhythms, beautiful melodic lines, and free improvisation which is incredibly compelling upon first hearing yet begs for deeper listening to reveal the many layers of sound in each piece. The manner in which their music seamlessly and organically integrates diverse musical genres into each composition is unparalleled.  (951) 652-3822.

Friday Apr 13 thru Sunday Apr 21, 2018

KISS ME KATE – MUSICAL
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theater
$12 general admission, $10 senior, $8 student/vet. Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle on-stage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication and behind-the-scene hijinks, “Kiss Me Kate” combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers – Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. (951)487-3790.

Saturday April 14, 2018

TRIBUTE TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale/$25 day of show. Performing songs spanning the nearly five decades of Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue — from “Greetings From Asbury Park” through Springsteen’s 2012 hit “Wrecking Ball”, THE RISING performs each classic hit with the same power, heart, and soul as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. THE RISING is Tom Vitorino (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Owen Goldman (drums), Bobby Holley (saxophone, percussion, vocals), Alex Rice (piano, vocals), Brian Stewart (guitar, vocals), Dan Hange (bass), and Dave Lewis (organ).  [website]

Friday April 21 thru May 6, 2018

RAMONA
3:30 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 24700 Ramona Bowl Rd
$20-$47 section seating (resident discount available). This year marks the 95th season of “Ramona” – the longest running outdoor play in the country. “Ramona” is a musical love story based on the historic novel of Helen Hunt Jackson. Come enjoy the history, the passion and the pageantry that is “Ramona.” [website] (951) 658-3111.

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.

Saturday April 28, 2018

TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale/$25 day of show. PETTY & THE HEARTSHAKERS pays homage to the beloved band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Lead vocals, Dan Grennes “not only looks like Tom, but has the same vocal range, is a born southerner, and is able to channel him like no other through his musical experiences and beyond.” Don’t miss this wonderfully nostalgic event! PETTY & THE HEARTSHAKERS is Les Warner (bass), Chris Cicchino (lead guitar), Andy Gerold (drums), Dan Grennes (lead vocals, guitar), Brenda Fitz (keyboards) and Sara D’Arce (background vocals).  [website]

Thursday May 3 thru Sunday May 6, 2018

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

$10 general admission, $8 senior/student, $5 vets. The SJC Faculty dance concert will highlight the talents of SJC dance students as they perform original choreographies created by the dance faculty. The choreographic works will range from hip hop to modern dance and will explore traditional, contemporary and experimental expressions of these genres. This evening of dance is sure to inspire and will include a surprise guest artist. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Thursday May 10, 2018

MSJC COLLEGE SINGERS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

Free. Under the direction of Emily Collins, the College Singers will present their Spring Concert with music for the season. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

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.

Saturday May 19, 2018

MSJC CONCERT BAND
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The band will feature a memorable style of your favorite music for their Spring Concert. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.

Sunday May 20, 2018

SOBOBA TRAIL RACE
8:00 am, 45750 Castile Canyon Rd
$20-$60 per person. Course is an mix of single track and fire road with challenging hills and some technical down hill sections.

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

$6 general admission, $5 senior/vet, $4 student. The jazz band will present their end of the season concert with your favorite standards in jazz music. Free parking. Box Office (951) 487-3790.