Community News Briefs – Dec. 29, 2016

Country music at the Anchor New Year’s Eve
The Anchor Bar Club Restaurant, 2524 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, will host a live country music band New Year’s Eve. Crocodile Records recording artist Tommy Turner will perform with his band beginning at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the $10 cover includes entrance to the music, a light appetizer buffet, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Dr. MLK Day annual unity breakfast at MSJC
The 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast “Continuing the Dream: The Struggle for Social Justice,” will feature a full breakfast, an art contest, presentations on the theme of the day, a gospel performance and African drummers and dancers. The breakfast is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This event, sponsored by the MSJC Diversity Committee, is free and open to the public, however seating is strictly limited and guests must RSVP for admission by Jan. 11, 2017 to Professor Willie Hamilton at (951) 487-3685 or Event location is 1499 N. State Street, San Jacinto, 92583, San Jacinto Campus Library.

Ramona Hillside Players schedule auditions for “Other Desert Cities”
The Ramona Hillside Players will hold auditions for “Other Desert Cities,” a drama centering on the publication of a tell-all memoir centered around a family tragedy, will be held Jan 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. Performance dates are March 3-5, and March 10-12. Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet.

Jazzercize implements free fitness program for girls ages 16 to 21
Dance fitness company Jazzercise, Inc announced a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women by offering free classes to girls aged 16-21. Dubbed GirlForce, the program aims to empower young women by giving them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits, and find a place they belong in their communities.
“Last June at the State of Women Summit hosted by the White House, so many amazing speakers talked about the importance of helping girls as they grow up and a light bulb went off for me,” says CEO and Founder Judi Sheppard Missett. Set to launch in January 2017, participating Jazzercise locations will encourage teens and college-aged women to join the movement and learn to “dance their own path.”

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