Community Calendar

Friday August 16

SHINGLES
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. August is National Immunization Awareness month! Learn about shingles, signs, symptoms and treatments. The newest shingles vaccination available is included in the discussion. RSVP required. Space is limited. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday August 17

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, courtyard behind Downtown Deli, 113 N Harvard St
Free admission. The Tinsel Triathlon hosts a courtyard party with live music, vendors, games, food, beer garden & more. Proceeds benefit local athletes. (951) 663-7140. [flyer]

TRIBUTE MANIA: TOM PETTY  CANCELED
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Season Two of the Tribute Mania Concert Series wraps up with a Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, featuring PETTY AND THE HEARTSHAKERS. Petty & The Heartshakers pays homage to the beloved band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Lead vocalist, 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 event! (951) 658-5950. [EventPage]  [tickets]

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO STEVIE NICKS & FLEETWOOD MAC
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. GYPSY performs a Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac unlike any other…. recreating the sound and the look of the iconic singer – right down to the elaborate costumes that Stevie was famous for. This concert replaces the Tom Petty Tribute that was canceled due to a scheduling problem. Patrons holding tickets for the canceled show must contact the Box Office for an exchange/refund.  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Wednesday August 21

NAVIGATING THE SENIOR CARE MAZE
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Senior Care Referral Specialists’ Terri Colon tells you about the many options for caring for a loved one. Learn the difference between home care, assisted living and other care options. Know your rights and which questions to ask so you can make an informed decision. RSVP required. Space is limited. (800) 886-4471.

KOOL AUGUST NIGHTS
7:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave, San Jacinto
Free. The City of San Jacinto presents its annual summer concert series at the historic Estudillo Mansion. Live music on the lawn. Food vendors available. Mason Jar Ranch will host a beer & wine garden. Check on the city’s website for updates on the bands. [website]

Friday August 23

FRIDAY NITE LIVE! YOUNG GUNS ~ TRIBUTE TO THE SUPERSTARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. YOUNG GUNS, is one of the hottest country music shows in the world. This band tears up the stage with songs from iconic country artists, including Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Daniels Band, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Johnny Cash, and many, many more. [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Saturday August 24

CELEBRATION OF POETRY
9:30 am – 11:30 am, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
Free. The Diamond Valley Writers Guild presents the annual Celebration of Poetry. Poets are welcome to read up to 2 poems. To participate, email DVWritersGuild@gmail.com.

Wednesday August 28

BUSINESS EXPO
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave
Free admission. The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Business Expo. Over 90 local businesses will be on hand with live entertainment, free samples, demonstrations and information. (951) 658-3211. [flyer]

KOOL AUGUST NIGHTS
7:00 pm, Estudillo Mansion, 150 S Dillon Ave, San Jacinto
Free. The City of San Jacinto presents its annual summer concert series at the historic Estudillo Mansion. Live music on the lawn. Food vendors available. Mason Jar Ranch will host a beer & wine garden. Check on the city’s website for updates on the bands. [website]

Saturday Aug 31 thru Sunday Sept 29

LIFE IN THE ANCIENT SEAS
Tues – Sat, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 adult, $6.50 seniors/students, $6 youth (age 5-12), active military free. Traverse the strange history of marine paleontology at the Western Science Center’s exhibit, Life in the Ancient Seas. Dive underwater into a world of fossils from oceans past and present. (951) 791-0033.

Saturday August 31

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO MADONNA
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Erin Swift Stone performs the ultimate tribute to Madonna. She’s got the looks, she’s got the voice, and the choreography and authentic costumes make the BLONDE AMBITION show a night to remember! Appearing at HHT for the first time! [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Wednesday September 4

REDUCE STRESS WHEN CARING FOR A LOVED ONE
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Karen Armijo, MPA, from the Riverside County Office on Aging, discusses some of the challenges that face caregivers of older adults. Learn tips, tricks and resources for making the caregiving journey easier to manage for you and your loved one. RSVP required. Space is limited. (800) 886-4471. [website]

Friday September 6

VALLE VISTA MOVIES IN THE PARK
Dusk, Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E Acacia Ave
Free. Enjoy a fun evening with a movie under the stars. Free popcorn and drinks (while supplies last), (951) 927-6673.

Saturday September 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.

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF SUPERHEROES
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. We’re kicking off the fall season of Science Saturdays with the Science of Superheroes! Prepare to save the world with hands-on science based activities. 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.

Tuesday September 10

SAGE SOCIETY: TOM WHEATLY
2:00 pm, Ramona Room (behind Miller-Jones Mortuary) 1501 W Florida Ave
Guests free.  SAGE presents Tom Wheatly from CERT, Community Emergency Response Team whose mission is to educate the public about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and provides training on basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, search and rescue and disaster medical operations. Social hour from 1:30 til 2 pm. (951) 357-4207. 

GARDEN WORKSHOP: PLANTING CALIFORNIA NATIVES
6:30 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free workshop. Valley Beautiful Garden Club hosts a special workshop, “Planting California Natives.” Presented by UC Master Gardener Becky Levers. Meeting in Modular Building 1 (take west driveway to ball field parking lot) (951) 719-9868 [flyer]

Wednesday September 11

WORKSHOPS FOR NONPROFITS: CROWDFUNDING
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, SRCAR conference room, 2335 E Florida Ave
$25 per person, $20 members of Hemet San Jacinto Chamber. Crowdfunding is the effective use of Social Media to raise funds for your organization. Learn how you can create a campaign that will “go viral” across the internet, drawing donors using the power of social connections. This workshop will discuss specific techniques for creating a crowdfunding campaign, including use of Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media tools. [flyer]

Friday September 13

HOLIDAY DIABETES MANAGEMENT
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Ever feel as though the holidays are designed to make your blood sugar go sky high? Learn meal planning tips and tricks to help you enjoy the holiday season again. RSVP required. Space is limited. (800) 886-4471. [website]

SILVER & SASSY HEALTH FAIR
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
Free. Free health screenings, free phones for hearing impaired, free information, giveaways and more. Golf registration starts 8:00 am. (951) 566-6555.

Saturday September 14

VALLEY-WIDE SOAPBOX DERBY
8:00 am, Menifee Rd, between Craig Ave & Holland Rd
$40 per driver, $100 per business. Race a home-built car in the annual Soapbox Derby. Sponsored by Valley-Wide Recreation and the City of Menifee. Merchandise and food vendors. Registration by September 7th. Building clinics at Menifee Community Center. (951) 672-6744. [flyer]

AMATEUR BOXING AND CAR SHOW
Call for information, (951) 282-4945.

HEMET FELINE FANCIER CAT SHOW
9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Valley-Wide Sports Center, 901 W Esplanade
$5 per person, age 8 & under free. The 44th annual cat show displays 6 rings of all-breed and household pet competition (951) 654-1505.

SCIENCE UNDER THE STARS
5:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$125 per person. Western Science Center’s largest fundraiser of the year! Enjoy fine food, wine and beverages outside on our piazza; watch a dazzling aeronautics display and live Polynesian dancing. Live and silent auctions with exclusive items and experiences up for bid.(951) 791-0033.

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. SURF’S UP is America’s favorite tribute to The Beach Boys. Their 6th appearance at HHT… more than any other band! Don’t miss your chance to see them again in Southern California’s favorite concert venue! [website]  (951) 658-5950.

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]

Monday September 16

JOSTENS RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP TOUR
8:30 am, Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail
Free. Come and join us to meet with Dr. Phil Campbell (PC) as we discuss ways to positively impact your school’s culture and climate through the tools and resources available through Jostens Renaissance. Topics covered will include proven ideas for making a positive impact on your school’s culture and climate, leadership skills for students and educators alike, proven methods for improving graduation rates, attendance rates, and discipline rates, and much, much more! We will walk through the next steps in getting Jostens Renaissance started in your school as well as answering any questions you may have. Registration required. [website]

Thursday September 19

IMMUNIZATIONS: MYTHS & FACTS
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. A Walgreens Pharmacist explains how immunizations work to keep us healthy and which immunizations are necessary at our age. RSVP required. Space is limited. (800) 886-4471. [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 Sept 20 thru Sunday Sept 29

RAMONA HILLSIDE PLAYHOUSE: OUTWARD BOUND
Friday & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, 2nd Saturday & Sunday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Dr
$15 reserved seating. An odd assortment of characters are passengers on an ocean liner, but no one can remember where they’re headed. Outward Bound explores mortality and morality with light touches of social commentary and gallows humor. Reservations (951) 658-5300.

Friday September 20

FRIDAY NITE LIVE! TRIBUTE TO BROOKS & DUNN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. Neon Circus has accurately recreated an exciting Brooks & Dunn’s live show down to the last detail, with country anthems like My Maria, Neon Moon, and Boot Scootin’ Boogie. Across the country, Neon Circus continues to honky-tonk up the stage every night, and so, the cowboy legends live on.  [website]  (951) 658-5950.

Saturday September 21

23RD ANNUAL SOBOBA POW WOW
The Oaks at Soboba, 45750 Castile Canyon Rd
Free. Watch for details.

THE ROAR 2nd ANNUAL 5K RACE
7:30 pm, Diamond Valley Lake, 2615 Angler Ave
$30 per person. The 2nd annual The Roar 5K takes place at one of the largest reservoirs in Southern California, Diamond Valley Lake.  Come join us for this family friendly event. The race will begin at 7:30am.  Parking is $5.00 and is not included in registration.  A kicking band will be performing before and after the race.  Bib pick up will be available Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20; additional details will be provided to participants.  This is a family friendly event. [website]

KING FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT
9:00 am, Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd
$75 per person. Wolfpack Football Booster Club is proud to present the annual Golden Era Golf Tournament. Come out and support our King Football program and enjoy a relaxing day on the beautiful course in San Jacinto. Check-in will begin at 9am and the fun won’t stop until the last player is finished! Prizes and raffles will follow the tournament. Gather up a team of players and bring your appetite with you! Tacos and Drinks will be served throughout the day! [website]

Tuesday September 24

CLUTTER CHAOS!
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave

Free. Need to de-clutter your home, but are nervous at the thought of throwing things away, or not knowing how to get started? Cathy Bates from Practical Solutions, reveals some tips on how to manage this daunting project in simple, easy steps. RSVP required. Space is limited. (800) 886-4471. [website]

Friday September 27

VIP TOTS: RETRO KARAOKE
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Soboba Events Center, 22777 Soboba Rd
$35 per person. VIP Tots presents their annual Karaoke Competition, with cash prizes. Festivities include pre-show appetizers. VIP Tots serves local children and families by providing comprehensive, high-quality Early Learning Services. Register to participate at viptots.org [flyer]

Saturday September 28

THE GREAT PUMPKIN PLUNGE
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Valley-Wide Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave
$5 per person, $2 age 2 & under. The 13th annual event will feature swimming and games as the aquatic center closes for the season. (951) 929-0047.

2nd ANNUAL CRUISE FUNDRAISER FOR VALLEY RESTART
Star of California Clipper Ship at Golden Era Productions
19625 Gilman Springs Road
$75 per person. Fine food & beverages, live entertainment, silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit Valley Restart, helping improve the lives of local residents. (951) 544-9573.

TRIBUTE MANIA! TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. This show is one of HHT’s the most requested bands, with a sound that is like no tribute you have ever heard. DESPERADO returns for the fifth time…. it’s party time! [website]  (951) 658-5950.

MUSIC AT THE CENTER: JIMMY AND ENRIQUE
8:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission. Jimmy and Enrique is a world music acoustic duo comprised of Jimmy Patton and Enrique Platas. The Latin and Middle Eastern infused music of these two artist sounds like six on stage. The colorful acoustic richness of the layers of sound transport the listener to another world. (951) 652-3822.

ROBERTO TAPIA
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Soboba Casino Event Center, 22777 Soboba Rd
$75-$175 per person. Must be 21+. (866) 476-2522 [website]

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]

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: 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.

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]

Sunday October 6

VICTORIAN TEA
1:00 pm, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
Watch for details. Proceeds benefit the Hemet Public Library Children’s Programs. For more information, call (951) 316-4899.

Tuesday October 8

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.” Meeting in Modular Building 1 (take west driveway to ball field parking lot) (951) 719-9868 [flyer]

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 E Esplanade Ave
Free. Free health screenings, free phones for hearing impaired, free information, giveaways and more. (951) 566-6555.

EEK FITNESS CAR SHOW
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hemet United Methodist Church, 530 S Buena Vista St
Free admission, $20 entry fee, $8 BBQ lunch. Festivities include awards, raffles, and music by Sounds Devine. Proceeds benefit EEK Fitness programs for local residents with disabilities and their families. (951)537-8715. [flyer]

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]

Saturday October 19

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]

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.

Saturday October 26

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.

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
2:00 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]

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.

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.

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 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. 

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

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.

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]