Community News – July 13, 2017

Briefs and happenings of the week

Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley Chronicle

Moments in Time: Underwater Adventure
On July 13 at 4 p.m., WWII veteran Bob Dunn will share his career highlights as an underwater cameraman for “National Geographic.” In 1968, he filmed an archaeological recovery of artifacts from a 2,500 year-old shipwreck off the island of Cypress. Audiovisual presentation. Valle Vista Library, 25757 Fairview Ave. Contact the library at 951-927-2611 or Dianne at 951-927-1664.

DVAC Charity Fundraiser for Jeff Tower’s family
The Diamond Valley Arts Center will hold a Charity Fundraiser in honor of Jeff Tower on July 13 from 7-9 p.m. The fundraiser will help Jeff’s family raise money for medical and funeral expenses. Jeff Tower was a long-time educator and professional musician in the San Jacinto Valley largely credited with the late Larry Mattox for the enormously successful music program Hemet enjoys. General admission is $20; students are $10. For more information, please call 951-652-3822.

Evening concerts at the Ramona Bowl
July 13 Motown Plus More; 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. All concerts are Thursdays at 8 p.m. Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet. Tickets and info call 951-658-3111 or

MSJC presents Mythology: Dance-Theatre Performance
“Mythology” showcases the creative talents of MSJC dance and theater students who worked in a collaborative, improvisational process to create this evening of experimental dance/theater.
Under the direction of San Jacinto Campus Dance faculty and Tisch School of the Arts graduate Kirsten Johansen, “Mythology” is a stunning performance work that is sure to inspire audiences. July 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. at the San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto. $10 general admission; $8 for students and seniors; $5 for veterans; children under 12 are free. For more information, please contact Julie Freeman at or call the Theatre Box Office at 951-487-3790.

Golfin’ for a good cause
The event is at Golden Era Golf Course in San Jacinto on Saturday, July 15, to benefit the Grandfathers For Golf youth program. Cost is $20 for 18 holes and includes green fees and golf cart.
It’s a nine-hole course, so you play twice around. Tee off as early as 5:30 a.m. to beat the heat. To schedule a tee time or for more information, contact Tony Viola at 909-754-4148.

Craig Yancey Band: wine art and jazz
Craig Yancey will perform with his band Saturday July 15, at the DVAC, located at 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet. Craig and his band are regular performers at DVAC and always put on an amazing show! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Members $15; Non-members $20. Student tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door.
Summer Drama Workshop
DVAC is hosting a summer drama workshop July 17-21 from 9 a.m. to noon for children in grades 4-8. Curriculum includes acting fundamentals, diction, improve, set decoration and rehearsals. Scene performance is Friday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m. $75/student. Call 951-652-3822 to register.

Hispanic Network meeting
La Fogata is the place where the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the next Hispanic Network meeting on July 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. Speaker is Emilio Gonzalez, general manager of San Jacinto Walmart. For more information contact Yolanda Saenz at 951-658-3211 or at 562-400-4621. All meetings are held in English.

Donations needed for U.S. Troops
The Pass Area Supporting Soldiers (PASS) group is currently collecting donations for the summer shipment of Care Boxes to military servicemen and servicewomen currently serving overseas. Collection box is in the lobby of Mt. Plaza Mail Pac & Ship located at 43430 Florida Ave., Suite F. in Valle Vista. Donations accepted until July 27. Three categories of donations include food/snacks, hygiene and personal comfort items. For more information, please call PASS at 951-927-1664.

Western Science Center Summer Camps
Forensics Workshop: The Dead Do Tell Tales (grade 8-12 & Adults): July 24 – 28 (AM session 7); Instructor: Professor Erik Ozolins, MSJC. Camp Session Fees: WSC Members: $95 per camp; Non-Member: $105 per camp. Mini-Camp Session Fees: WSC Members: $75 per camp; Non-Member: $95 per camp. Call 951-791-0033 for more information and to pay for camps. AM Session 9 a.m. – noon.

Team Hemet baseball registration for fall season
The season runs from Sept. 9 to Nov. 19. Registration fee for the season is $85. Early registration discount of $10 and a multi-child discount began June 3. Individual registration includes a jersey and a hat. Team registrations are $400 (uniform not included). For more information, please email

Celebrate Recovery meetings
Celebrate Recovery meets every week of the year.
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at San Jacinto Assembly of God, 300 W. First Street, San Jacinto.
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Hemet Christian Assembly, 602 St. John Place, Hemet.
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 41762 Stetson Ave., Hemet.

Hemet Senior Computer Club
The club meets the third Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Valley-Wide Recreation Center located at 43935 E. Acacia Ave. in Valle Vista. The club is open to anyone in the Hemet/San Jacinto area who would like to learn and share knowledge about computers, tablets, smartphones, etc.

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