Community Calendar

Sunday Sept 15 thru Sunday Nov 17

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Cornerstone Church, 26189 Girard St
$109 fee for materials. Millions have changed their futures with FPU by learning to create a budget, get out of debt, and make a plan for their money.  Join us for this 10 week class (9 Regular Classes – Plus a special Financial Workshop). (951) 658-7133. [website]

Friday Sept 20 thru Tuesday Oct 8

OLDLYMPICS
Date & locations vary

The 35th annual OLDlympics are coming! Registration for the 35th annual Oldlympics, a series of competitions for people age 50 and older, opens Thursday, July 25. Coordinated by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District, the Oldlympics will be held at various locations throughout Hemet and San Jacinto. More than 600 people are expected to compete. Events are: bench press, billiards, bingo, bowling, chair volleyball, cribbage, Fun-tathlon, golf, horseshoes, lawn bowling, pickle ball, pinochle, Scrabble, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, tennis, Texas Hold ’em, tournament blackjack and track and field. The event concludes with an Awards Banquet on Oct. 8. Fees start at $5 for a single event. For information, call 951-927-6673 or visit gorecreation.org.

Friday October 4

FRIDAY NITE LIVE! TRIBUTE TO ROY ORBISON
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Neil Marrow has appeared twice on the stage at HHT, performing as Johnny Cash in the spectacular “Cash, Killer and the King” tribute. Now Neil is back to perform his Tribute to Roy Orbison – this one will be one of your favorites ever!  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Saturday October 5

SEVEN HILLS CRAFT FAIR BOUTIQUE & BAKE SALE
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Seven Hills Clubhouse, 3050 Jacaranda Way
Free admission. The Seven Hills Women’s Club hosts the 31st annual Craft Fair Boutique & Bake Sale. [flyer]

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF FOSSILS
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Celebrate National Fossil Day with the Western Science Center! Science Saturdays give you a chance to interact directly with WSC scientists and educators as they bring to life various facets of scientific exploration.  Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

SOBOBA 1ST ANNUAL OCTOBERFEST
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Soboba  Casino Resort, 22777 Soboba Rd
$20 presale, $30 at the door. Admission includes beer mug and $15 in beer/food tickets. Live entertainment. (866) 476-2622. www.soboba.com

KINCARE FUNDRAISER
6:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
$50 per person. CFLC’s 9th Annual “Our Family, Our Future”  Kin Care Celebration is a great evening of food, entertainment, silent auction and raffles.  All proceeds benefit our Kin Care program to support our caregivers and children. [website]

A-LIST COMEDY NIGHT
7:00 pm, American Legion Post 53, 124 N Ramona Ave
$20 general admission. Liam Breunle presents a night of A-List Comedy featuring Joe Eurell, Anthony Davis, Mary Becquet and Adam Jacobo. Clean, family friendly comedy and a fundraiser to aid our veterans. [flyer]

Sunday October 6

VICTORIAN TEA
1:00 pm, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
$35 per person. Eve Faulkner of the Victorian Bridal Museum and Tea Room presents The Victorian Bridal-Journey of Love. With music by Harpist Paula King. Period attire encouraged, but not required. Hosted by the Hemet Library Foundation. Proceeds benefit the Hemet Public Library Children’s Programs. RSVP by September 27.  (951) 316-4899. [flyer]

Tuesday October 8

SAGE SOCIETY: RANDY CASTLEMAN
2:00 pm, Ramona Room (behind Miller-Jones Mortuary) 1501 W Florida Ave
Guests free.  SAGE presents Randy Castleman from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Learn what you need to know and questions to ask when taking your car to be repaired. Social hour from 1:30 til 2 pm. (951) 357-4207. 

GARDEN WORKSHOP: COOL SEASON VEGETABLE GARDENING
6:30 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free workshop. Valley Beautiful Garden Club hosts a special workshop, “Cool Season Vegetable Gardening.” Presenter Christine  Lampe, UC Master Gardener. Meeting in Modular Building 1 (take west driveway to ball field parking lot) (951) 719-9868 [flyer]

Wednesday Oct 9 thru Thursday Oct 31

CASA LOCA HAUNTED HOUSE
Wednesday thru Sunday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday October 9

HAUNTED CHAMBER MIXER
5:30 – 7:00, Farmers Corner, 2527 S San Jacinto St, San Jacinto
Free admission. The San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts a business network mixer sponsored by the Haunted House Production Company, Troupe of Lost Souls. Come dressed in costume. Raffle prizes & preview of this year’s haunted house. (951) 654-4645.

Thursday October 10

BINGO, BURGERS AND BEERS
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, SRCAR, 2355 E Florida Ave
$20 presale, $25 at the door. Join the Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors for a fun-filled afternoon. Burgers off the grill, cash bar, snacks & prizes. Must be age 18+. Proceeds from this event benefit the Housing Affordability Fund. (951) 894-2571.

Saturday October 12

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. With custom costumes, vintage instruments, and Liverpool accents, HARD DAY’S NIGHT recreates the magic, music, and wit of the Fab Four. From the Ed Sullivan show, through the Sgt Pepper years and beyond… the Beatles legacy lives on! [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Wednesday October 16

SILVER & SASSY HEALTH FAIR
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Valley-Wide Regional Park, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. Free health screenings, free phones for hearing impaired, free information, giveaways and more. (951) 566-6555.

Friday October 18 thru Sunday October 27

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Friday & Saturday 6:30 pm, Sunday 1:30 pm
Unity Fellowship Hall, 140 N Bueno Vista St
$42 per person, includes a 3-course dinner. Play With Your Food Productions presents an intriguing and mysterious play featuring the famed private detective Sherlock Holmes.  This play was adapted from a collection of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Reservations (951) 663-8491. [website]

THE TEMPEST BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm
MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 State St, San Jacinto
$8 general admission, $7 senior/veteran, $5 student. Live performance of Shakespeare’s epic play. (951) 487-3790

Saturday October 19

FASHIONS FOR ALL SEASONS
11:30 am, Sierra Dawn Clubhouse, 1050 San Marcos Dr
$20 per person. Assistance League of Hemacinto presents its annual fashion show featuring premium items from their thrift shop. Luncheon, followed by fashion show by members of AL. Proceeds benefit the Teen Parent Support Program. (951) 575-5185

LA FIESTA LATINA
1:00 am, Hemet Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N Kirby St, San Jacinto
Free admission. A festival celebrating culture and community. Food vendors serving dishes from various Latin countries, live music in both Spanish and English. Games for the kids. Everyone welcome. 951-487-8830.

FESTIVAL OF FRIGHTS: THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Hemet Public Library
$25 per person. Hemet Sunset Rotary presents the annual Festival of Frights. This year’s theme – The Zombie Apocalypse. Festivities include music & dancing, costume & dance contests, and scary karaoke. Food vendors and no host bar available. Adults only (must be 21+) (951) 708-1355. [flyer]

OLDIES & LATINO DANCE PARTY
7:00 pm – 12 midnight, American Legion Post 53, 124 N Ramona St
$10 per person. Music by Julian “Big Daddy” Perez. Refreshments for sale, including adult beverages. (951) 658-2436 [flyer]

Sunday October 20

MSJC ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT
3:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St, San Jacinto
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student. Features saxophone concerto.  (951) 487-3790.

Friday October 25 thru Sunday October 27

BOO AT THE BOWL
Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sunday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd

$5 presale, $7 at the door, $2 parking, $.25 carnival tickets. The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre presents the annual Boo at the Bowl. Fun activities for kids, including carnival games, jumper land, mini golf, magic show, candy trail, spooky walk-thru and much more. (951) 658-3111. [flyer]

Friday October 25

SAN JACINTO CHAMBER CANDY CORNER
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Farmer’s Corner Mall, 2525 S San Jacinto Ave, San Jacinto
Free. The San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Halloween Candy Corner. Dozens of local nonprofits and businesses will be on hand to pass out candy to local kids. In addition, a drawing will be held to win one of several bikes donated for the event. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume for the event. (951) 654-1645. [flyer]

Saturday October 26

NAMI WALKS
8:00 am, Diamond Valley Lake Marina, 2615 Angler Ave
Donation. The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts its annual NAMI Walks to raise funds and build awareness on the issues around mental illness. Register online www.namiwalks.org/InlandEmpire. (951) 765-1850. [flyer] [info]

EEK FITNESS CAR SHOW
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hemet United Methodist Church, 530 S Buena Vista St
Free admission, $20 entry fee. Benefit for kids and adults with special needs. Music and Food.

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Monthly on the fourth Saturday. Call for more information (951) 553-3572.

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY AND THE LEGENDS OF ROCK N ROLL
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. NOT FADE AWAY is not just your typical Buddy Holly tribute! Not only will you be whirling down memory lane to the unforgettable sounds of Buddy, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper…you’ll be taken to a world of legends with hits by Bill Haley, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, The Beatles and more! [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Sunday October 27

FIRE & GRACE & ASH
2:30 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under.  The Hemet Concert Association present a concert by Fire & Grace & Ash. The virtuosic trio of Edwin Huizinga on violin/fiddle, Grammy-winning Bill Coulter on guitar, and Ashley Broder on mandolin present unique and compelling arrangements of Baroque music, traditional American fiddle tunes and shimmering Celtic sounds. (951) 658-7319. [website]

Tuesday October 29

MSJC CONCERT BAND: HALLOWEEN CONCERT
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N State St, San Jacinto
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student. MSJC Concert band plays a selection of Halloween music. Call for ticket information (951) 487-3790.

Friday Nov 1 thru Saturday Nov 2

FALL RUMMAGE SALE
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Presbyterian Church, 515 E Kimball Ave
Free admission. Big rummage sale featuring fine china, glassware, linens, housewares, small furniture, small appliances, tool and much more. BBQ lunch, bake sale & homemade soup to go. Raffle drawing. (951) 325-5899.

Friday November 1

SJVA HARVEST FESTIVAL
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 480 N. San Jacinto Ave, San Jacinto
Free admission. The San Jacinto Valley Academy hosts their annual Harvest Festival.

Saturday November 2

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 927-2556.

SCIENCE SATURDAY: BOTTLES OF SCIENCE
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Learn all about the different experiments you can conduct with bottles! Science Saturdays give you a chance to interact directly with WSC scientists and educators as they bring to life various facets of scientific exploration.  Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

BRING IT ON! CAR SHOW
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Hemet Elks Lodge, 1305 W Florida Ave
Free admission. $25 vehicle fee. The Hemet Elks Lodge hosts the 3rd annual car show. $4 hamburger/hot dog lunch with sides. Entertainment, food & vendors. Raffle prizes. Show trophies & goodie bags for contestants. (760) 500-5232. [flyer]

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. With a front man who bears an uncanny likeness and a sound and style that has fooled more than a few fans, THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL is a non-stop ride through some of the biggest hits of the 80s in a colorful and exciting concert experience that teleports you back in time to when Huey & the boys dominated the music charts.  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

AUTUMN ELEGANCE
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Soboba Casino Resort, 22777 Soboba Rd
$50 per person. The Hemet/San Jacinto Exchange Club and Friend of Valley-Wide present the valley’s premier fundraiser. Wine & food tastings from around the valley, plus entertainment. Proceeds benefit Friends of Valley-Wide and community charities. (951) 665-8261.

Friday November 8

FRIDAY NITE LIVE! TRIBUTE TO REBA McENTIRE
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Corrie Sachs is the number one Reba McEntire tribute artist/impersonator in Las Vegas and stars in the award-winning production show Country Superstars Tribute Show. Winner of the 2011 Tribute Act of the Year, Corrie is widely considered one of the best, and best known, Reba McEntire tribute artists in the country! [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Saturday November 9

HEMET SAN JACINTO CHAMBER CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
8:00 am, Country Club at Soboba Springs, 1020 Soboba Rd
$150 per person. The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual charity golf tournament. $100,000 hole-in-one shootout. Registration 8:00 am; Shotgun start at 10:00 am. (951) 658-3211.

HEMET WOMAN’S CLUB HOLIDAY BAZAAR
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Colonial Country Club, 601 N Kirby Ave
Free admission. The Hemet Woman’s Club presents the annual Holiday Bazaar, with over 50 vendors. Jewelry, clothing, decor, food and gift items. Raffles, including drawing for 6 Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets. Proceeds benefit Scholarship Program for local students. 

Monday November 11

VETERAN’S DAY GOLF & CEREMONY
7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
Free admission. Special Veteran’s Day ceremony 11:00 am, including fly-over, bagpipes, color guard, taps, anthem and more. Complimentary lunch sponsored by Authority Real Estate. Free golf for veterans at 7:30 am and 1:00 pm. Call for tee times (951) 350-8417. [flyer]

Tuesday November 12

GARDEN WORKSHOP: WINTER GARDENING TASKS
6:30 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free workshop. Valley Beautiful Garden Club hosts a special workshop, “Winter Gardening Tasks.” Meeting in Modular Building 1 (take west driveway to ball field parking lot) (951) 719-9868 [flyer]

Friday Nov 15 thru Sunday Nov 24

THE MISS FIRE CRACKER CONTEST
Friday & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, 2nd Saturday & Sunday 2:30 pm

Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Dr
$15 reserved seating. The place is the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, the time a few days before the Fourth of July. Carnelle Scott (known locally as “Miss Hot Tamale”) is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest—hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. Reservations (951) 658-5300.

Saturday November 23

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Monthly on the fourth Saturday. Call for more information (951) 553-3572.

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. THE FAIRCHILD BLUES TRIBUTE has dazzled audiences world wide with their uncanny resemblance to Belushi and Aykroyd. With slick dance moves and witty banter with the audience, you’re sure to fall in love with their incredible recreations of the popular Rhythm & Blues tunes of yesteryear!  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Saturday December 7

KIDS ART JAM
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, 144 N Harvard St
$5 per student. Kids from age 6 to 12 will learn a variety of art techniques and occasionally, a craft project. All materials are provided. Call for more information (951) 927-2556.

VETERANS CHRISTMAS DINNER
12:00 pm & 4:00 pm. American Legion Post 53, 124 N Ramona St
Free to veterans and their spouses, children & grandchildren. Festivities include free Christmas dinner and free toys for children. Presale tickets are required. Veteran ID required. Sponsored by From the Lord Ministry and Stater Bros. [flyer]

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO STYX
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Transport back in time to a live Styx concert. ROCKIN’ THE PARADISE has the chemistry, the passion, energy and note-for-note accuracy of a legendary show — up close and personal. Relive it all over again with the music of one of the greatest rock groups in music history.  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Tuesday December 10

GARDEN WORKSHOP: MAKING SUCCULENT WREATHS
6:30 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free workshop. Valley Beautiful Garden Club hosts a special workshop, “Making Seasonal Wreaths.” Meeting in Modular Building 1 (take west driveway to ball field parking lot) (951) 719-9868 [flyer]

Friday December 13

FRIDAY NITE LIVE! TRIBUTE TO KEITH URBAN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. URBAN SKIES is the next best thing to a Keith Urban show with seasoned musicians performing all the songs you know with all the high energy and excitement you’d expect from a Keith Urban show.  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Saturday December 21

STONE SOUL CHRISTMAS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. A very special Christmas concert featuring the best of Motown and Soul, performed by the amazing STONE SOUL.  Appearing at HHT for the first time, come celebrate the holidays with us!  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Saturday January 4

SCIENCE SATURDAY: BOTTLES OF SCIENCE
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Learn about the science of winter at Science Saturday! Science Saturdays give you a chance to interact directly with WSC scientists and educators as they bring to life various facets of scientific exploration.  Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

Friday Jan 17 thru Sunday Jan 26

A TUNA CHRISTMAS
Friday & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, 2nd Saturday & Sunday 2:30 pm

Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Dr
$15 reserved seating. A Tuna Christmas is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The plot centers on the town’s annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious “Christmas Phantom,” known for vandalizing the yard displays, has the contestants on edge. Reservations (951) 658-5300.

Sunday January 26

WISCONSIN WIND ORCHESTRA
2:00 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under.  Established in 1995 by director Lawrence Harper as one of the few professional chamber wind ensembles in the world, their repertoire spans from Mozart and Haydn, to Mendelssohn, Grainger and Mussorgsky, as well as modern composers. In addition to frequent performances all over the USA, they have recently participated in festivals in Holland and Italy. (951) 658-7319. [website]

Sunday February 16

KOUZOV DUO
2:00 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under.  The acclaimed duo will perform a program of cello and piano masterworks, including Beethoven, whose 250th birthday is celebrated this year.  Legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich said: “Dmitry Kouzov is a true artist…”  His wife and musical partner Yulia Fedoseev Kouzova is an esteemed soloist, chamber musician and teacher. (951) 658-7319. [website]

Sunday March 1

ILYA YAKUSHEV
2:00 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under.  The charismatic and fiery pianist will perform the original solo version of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” with slides of the art which inspired the composer, as well as one of Beethoven’s great piano sonatas. In a review, The New York Times said: “Mr. Yakushev can do just about anything he wants.” (951) 658-7319. [website]

Sunday April 19

FANDANGO!
2:00 pm, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
$30 general admission, free age 22 and under.  This colorful quartet of flute, guitar, violin and cello performs a toe-tappingly spicy mix of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan, and classical music.  Featuring two GRAMMY-nominees, the  globe-trotting virtuosi hail from Spain, the USA, former Yugoslavia, and the UK, and have played, separately and together, on the world’s most prestigious stages. (951) 658-7319. [website]