C■ By Halima Haider
areer Networking Fair
Aspire Community Day School will host its second annual Spring Career Networking Fair today (Thursday). The free event will provide an opportunity for students to network and connect with various professionals in the community. Students will hear directly from retail managers, business owners, and various organizations on what employers are looking for when hiring potential employees and what qualities they value. Event time is 1–4 p.m. For more information on the event, call (951) 929-3071, x608.
“Moments in Time” speaker program at Valle Vista Library
The Valle Vista Library is hosting “Moments in Time,” a monthly speaker program that begins today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. Dianne Verdugo will share her experiences as a volunteer docent for the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial in stories, pictures and archival materials. She will also talk about “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” which was made a state of California holiday March 30 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during his tenure. Valle Vista Library is at 25757 Fairview Ave., Hemet. Call (951) 927-2611 for more information.
MSJC: Award-winning musical “Violet”
The Mt. San Jacinto College Performing Arts Department will present the 1997 off-Broadway hit and 2014 Tony-nominated revival, “Violet,” for two weekends starting March 10. The production will feature student performers in musical numbers ranging in style from country to gospel to blues, as the audience follows the journey of a disfigured woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister in the 1960s.
“Violet” will run March 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., and March 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors, $6 for students, and $5 for veterans and active military. Call the box office at (951) 487-3790 for ticket reservations. All performances will be held in the San Jacinto Campus Theater, 1499 N. State St. Sign-language interpreters will be provided March 17, 18 and 19 for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Reverse drawing fundraiser: Top prize $10,000
At 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, the Country Club at Soboba Springs, in collaboration with the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce, will host an annual fundraising event featuring reverse-raffle drawings with a top prize of $10,000. Festivities will include a barbeque dinner, silent auction and more. Tickets are $135 for dinner for two with one raffle ticket. For more information call (951) 658-3211.