COMMUNITY NEWS – June 22, 2017

■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez

Poetry reading at DVAC
This free poetry event is on June 24 at 12 p.m. at Diamond Valley Arts Center located at 123 N. Harvard St. Poetry Readings by Kelsay Books. Charlotte Innes, Jeff Holt, Robbi Nester, Richard Nester, Marianne Smith Johnson, Karen Kelsay, Vivian Wagner, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, and Andrena Zwinski. RSVP at

Team Hemet Baseball registration for fall season
The season runs from Sept. 9 to Nov. 19. The registration fee is $85. A $10 early registration discount and a multi-child discount began June 3. Individual registration includes a jersey and a hat. Team registrations are $400 (Uniform is not included.). Email for more information.

Ramona Summer Youth Theatre: ‘High School Musical’
Performances are June 26-27 starting at 6 p.m. at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre located at 27400 Ramona Bowl Road. General admission is $5. The Ramona Bowl Summer Youth Program presents “High School Musical,” starring local children ages 5-18. For more information, please call 951-658-3111 or 951-316-4060.

Master gardener series: vegetables
A master gardener will be at the Inter Valley Vitality Center June 28 to discuss how to have the best vegetable garden possible and how to grow larger and tastier vegetables for your table. Bring a friend who has never been to the center and win a prize! June 28, 10 a.m. at the Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E. Stetson Ave. The event is free, space is limited, so an RSVP is required. Call 800-251-8191 x625 for more information.

Golden Smoothies perform a country hoedown
Event will be held on June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Simpson Center. Advance sale tickets are $15; price increases to $19 day of show. Ticket includes BBQ box lunch and show. Lunch is 11 a.m. with curtain time at 12:30 p.m. Call Jeanine Taylor at 951-392-2034 or Diane Richard 978-888-3346 for tickets and more information. Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave., Hemet.

Afternoon Movie: ‘Hello Dolly’
On June 23 at 12:30 p.m., the Inter Valley Vitality Center is hosting a free showing of “Hello Dolly,” Come enjoy Gene Kelly’s Oscar-winning film starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, where Louis Armstrong performs his greatest hit. Bring a friend to enjoy the trivia and refreshments! RSVP required. 800-251-8191 x625. Inter Valley Vitality Center is located at 214 E Stetson Ave., Hemet.

Soboba lip sync contest
A lip sync contest will be held on June 23 at 7 p.m. at Soboba Casino’s AC Lounge located at 23333 Soboba Road. Admission is $25 per person. Join in the fun as teams from 12 local nonprofits compete for cash prizes in the zaniest fundraiser of the year! Top prize $4,000. Sponsored by the Soboba Foundation. 951-665-1000.

Family swim & dive-in movie
A family-friendly film will be shown on June 23 at 6 p.m. at Diamond Valley Lake Aquatic Center. Admission is $3 per person ($2 age 2 and under). Bring the family out for a fun evening at the Aquatic Center. Family swim is 6 – 7:30 p.m., followed by a movie under the stars! Kiddos can watch the movie while they are floating in the pool. Movie begins at dusk. Call 951-654-1505 for more information. Diamond Valley Lake Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave., Hemet.

Movies under the stars at Valley-Wide
“The Minions” movie will be shown on June 23 at Valley-Wide Community Park located at 901 W Esplanade Ave. Admission is Free. Valley-Wide Recreation presents a fun-filled evening for the whole family. Bring your own chair/blanket and enjoy a family film under the stars. Refreshments are available. Movie begins at dusk. Call 951-487-9234 for the Esplanade location. Valley-Wide’s Valle Vista Community Park will show Trolls on July 14. Call 951-927-6673 for more information.

Ramona Bowl’s concerts under the stars
All concerts are Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet.
July 6 – High energy country by The Mustangs
July 20 – Oldies rock-n-roll by The Legends
July 27 – Como la Flor – a tribute to Selena
$10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, kids under 5 are free. Call 951-658-3111 or visit for information.

Mickey Gilley at the Ramona Bowl
Concert is on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. General admission is $35; VIP tickets are $50. For tickets and info call 951-658-3111 or go to

SJHS Annual Summer Soccer Camp
The camp runs from July 10-20, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 11:30a.m. at San Jacinto High School Stadium located at 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 15-16 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.

Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce – Hispanic Network Meeting
The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts the Hispanic Network Meeting the third Wednesday of every month. For more information contact Yolanda Saenz at 951-658-3211 or at 562-400-4621. Meetings are held at various locations.

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