COMMUNITY NEWS – June 8, 2017

Briefs of the week

Valle Vista Library hosts ‘The Amazing Pigeon Show!’ and bilingual story time
Join Valle Vista in kicking off the Summer Reading Program on June 10 from 11a.m. to noon at the Valle Vista Library. Local pigeon expert Edward Verdugo will show his fascinating and amazing birds outside on the library lawn. Bilingual storytime and crafts from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. Valle Vista Library, 25757 Fairview Ave., Hemet.

Coffee with Karlee
Have coffee with Hemet Councilwoman Karlee Meyer. Ask questions, share ideas and get involved in taking our city back. Coffee with Karlee, Saturday, June 10 at 9 a.m., Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro, 100 W. Florida Ave., Hemet.

Valley Restart Street Fair and Car Show
Come to the street fair and car show June 10 at Hemet Valley Baptist Church to benefit Valley Restart, which offers men, women and families emergency housing. Attendees are asked to bring canned food and small hygiene items, such as toothpaste, soap and lotion. In return, they will receive a raffle ticket for a prize. Taco plates are $6. For more information, please contact Valley Restart at (951) 766-7476. June 10 from 4-6 p.m.. Hemet Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N. Kirby St., Hemet.

San Jacinto Chamber mixer
The mixer is hosted by the San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce and will be held at the Golden Era Golf Course on Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. The golf course is located at 19871 Gilman Springs Rd, San Jacinto.

Wild Desert exhibition
Photographer David McChesney returns to the Inland Empire with a new exhibit at the Diamond Valley Arts Center. The show, titled “Wild Desert” presents striking images of desert life. A meet-the-artist reception will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4 p.m. David will also be there for a presentation of his creative process in July. The exhibition runs from Friday, June 1 to Saturday July, 29. Hours of the exhibition are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at the Diamond Valley Arts Gallery located at 123 N. Harvard St. Please contact (951) 652-3800 for more information.

Sweet Baby Jane’s car cruise
Cruise on down to Sweet Baby Jane’s BBQ the second Tuesday of every month and see some “sweet” custom cars from around the Inland Empire. Awards, games, raffle and cruiser discounts. June 13, 3-7 p.m., 124 S. Harvard St. Free admission. Call 951-652-4227 or 909-838-4693 for details.

Farmer Boys car cruise
Cruise on down to Farmer Boys at Page Plaza the third Saturday of every month for an afternoon of classic cars and entertainment. Free admission. Awards, raffle, games, cruiser specials and discounts, and music with Sounds Divine. June 17, 1-4 p.m. Call (951) 658-8822 or Inland Empire Cruisin’ Hotline (866) 924-4490 for details. Farmer Boys, 1201 S. Sanderson Ave., Hemet.

Free golf lessons & clubs for kids
Classes begin June 13 and all course fees and classes are free. Beginner’s classes will be held at Echo Hills Golf Course in Hemet and Golden Era Golf Course in San Jacinto. The first classes will be held on Tuesday, June 13 at Golden Era Golf Course, and Wednesday, June 14 at Echo Hills. Classes will run from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at both locations. These classes are for children ages 7 to 18. Pee Wee classes (ages 5 to 6) will start at 8 a.m. Every child, in addition to nine classes, will be given a uniform shirt and hat and a set of golf clubs for them to keep. Donations are gratefully accepted. Sign-ups are available online at For more information, contact Tony Viola at (909) 754-4148.

SJHS annual summer soccer camp
The camp runs from July 10-20, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at San Jacinto High School Stadium, 500 Idyllwild Dr., San Jacinto. $25 participation fee includes a camp T-shirt and end-of-camp pizza party. There is also a free Keeper Clinic July 15 and 16 for SJHS students. Please bring medical release form, cleats, shin guards, running shoes and water. For more information, please contact Coach Walt at (951) 654-7374 ext. 2975.

60 people needed for mystery hunt
June 17 from 3 – 6 p.m. at various sites in Hemet. This summer, Skid-Z will bring an entertaining mystery hunt game to the Hemet/San Jacinto area. This outdoor event will have participants racing from one clue to the next. Clues will consist of riddles, codes, puzzles and more. The Hunt is designed for the adult and young adult audience. If you are interested in competing in the Skid-Z Mystery Hunt, please let us know! We need at least 60 area residents to sign up in order to bring this mystery hunt to the Hemet / San Jacinto area. Sign up by visiting our website and adding your name to the list. Visit

Wine, art and jazz
June 17 at 7 p.m. at Diamond Valley Arts Center located at 123 N. Harvard St. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 members, $10 student presale, $15 student at the door. Admission includes 2 glasses of wine/beverages. Monthly third Saturday jazz event. For information on this month’s performance, visit or call (951) 652-3822.

Hispanic Network Meeting
The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Hispanic Network Meeting June 21 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors (SRCAR) at 2355 E. Florida Ave., Hemet. For more information contact Yolanda Saenz at (951) 658-3211 or at (562) 400-4621. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month in English.

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