Community News briefs of the week
Helen Hunt Jackson and the Trial of Sam Temple at DVAC
One Night only! This is a true story based on actual historical incidents that took place right here in the San Jacinto Valley. The documented trial of Sam Temple is fully reenacted on the stage just as it happened in 1883. This play brings to life the reality of the time period and the passion and endurance of Helen Hunt Jackson’s quest to make a change for the better with her book, “Ramona.” Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 Harvard St., Hemet. Admission: $15 for members; $20 for non-members; student tickets are $10 for online pre sale and $15 at the door.
Food Truck Festival
Food Truck Festival put on by Central County United Way from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 1at 123 S. Carmalita Street, Hemet. There will be live entertainment, a petting zoo, admission to the Youth Museum, face painting, beer garden, and more than 12 gourmet food trucks, community and business vendors. Admission: $5 for adults; $3 ages 2-12; under 2 is free. Call (951) 929-9691 for information. Proceeds benefit United Way.
Ramona Spring Festival
The Ramona Spring Festival is a kick-off community event to celebrate the beginning of “Ramona,” California’s official outdoor play. The free kick-off event will be on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Hemet (Harvard Street) and will include local businesses and organizations, live entertainment, food trucks, and plenty of activities for the entire family.