COMMUNITY NEWS – April 20, 2017

Assemblywoman Melendez to make appearance in Hemet
Is there something you would like to say to Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez? Melendez, a straight-talking conservative, will make a stop in Hemet on Friday to discuss legislative issues and have coffee with constituents. Stop by Diamond Valley Arts Council from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, April 21 and make your voice heard. 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet.

SRCAR 4th annual golf tournament
April 21 is the date that Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors will host its annual golf tournament at Diamond Valley Golf Course, 31220 Sage Rd., Hemet. Sign-ins are at 10 a.m., tee off is at 11:30 a.m. Competitive golf, prizes, food, and fun, including a hole-in-one, closest-to-the-pin, longest-drive and putting contests, raffles, and tacos all day long. Contact Patrick at (951) 894-2571 for more information.

Come enjoy a day on Little Lake and watch the rubber duck races, play some carnival games and enjoy some refreshments. The 10th annual V.I.P. Tots Ducks-4-Tots fundraiser raises money for preschool children with and without disabilities. Carnival will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the duck race begins at 1:17 p.m. First prize is $1,000; second prize is $600 and third prize is $400. April 22, Little Lake (Thornton Avenue and Lake Street). Call (951) 652-7611 to sponsor your duck.

Western Science Center hosts science festival
Roam the halls of the Western Science Center April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and see exhibits and fossils from museums and STEM centers at the Inland Empire Science Festival. Two of the Science Center’s temporary exhibits, “Stepping Out of the Past,” and “From Soda to Snake Oil: A Look at Historic Glass,” will be open to the public during the festival. $8 adults; $6.50 seniors over 62 and students age 13-22 with student ID; $6 children 5-12; children under 4 and active military are free. Proceeds benefit Western Science Center.

The Kalama Brothers
April 26, at Hemet High School at the Murray Auditorium located at 41701 Stetson Ave. Performance starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and available through Dartmouth Middle School. Brothers, Ryan and Kai grew up in southern California playing and singing a variety of music. Kai Kalama was a finalist on American Idol and together Ryan and Kai have had a PBS special. For more information, please call (951) 765-2550 and ask for ASB or go online at

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Drop off old or unused prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program allows members of the public to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at the Hemet Sheriff Station on the corner of Fairview and Acacia avenues in Valle Vista. Another drop-off location is Home Instead, 414 S. Palm Ave., Suite A, Hemet.

“Ramona” at the Ramona Bowl
America’s longest running outdoor drama, “Ramona” will run at the Ramona Bowl on April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7. Tickets cost between $18 and $44. Discounts for valley residents. Ramona Bowl, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet. Call (800) 645-4465 or (951) 658-3111 for information.

Recycle paint through city of Hemet April 29
Dispose of old paint, varnish and stain cans that are cluttering up your shed and garage. Households may bring in any amount of latex or oil-based paint, stain and varnishes. Businesses may bring any amount of latex paint, but there are restrictions on oil-based paint from certain businesses. Drop off location is Hemet Corporation Yard, 3777 Industrial Ave., Hemet. Call (855) 724-6809 for details. April 29, 8 a.m. to noon.

Fifth annual San Jacinto Run United 5K
Saturday, April 29. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.; race starts at 8 a.m. and supports the San Jacinto Education Foundation. Parking available at San Jacinto High School Stadium parking lot at Idyllwild Drive. Online registration is $35; same-day registration is $40.

Golf tournament to benefit veterans May 6
A golf tournament to benefit military veterans will be held on May 6 at Golden Era Golf Course. The tournament will raise funds to allow PossAbilities Golf, a non-profit organization, to provide a free golf clinic for veterans and their families on Veterans Day. The organization also provides service dogs to military veterans. Call Sandy Dee at (562) 719-6826 or Deborah at (951) 570-0567 for details and registration information.

San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner & Awards Banquet
The Installation Dinner and Awards Banquet will be held at The Anchor Bar Club Restaurant on Friday, May 12. Cocktail reception at 6 p.m., dinner and event program at 7 p.m., dancing starts at 8 p.m. $35 per person, or a table for 10 is $300. Formal attire required. RSVP to (951) 654-1645.

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