COMMUNITY NEWS – August 17, 2017

■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor

DVAC plein air art show
Join DVAC from August 11 through Oct. 7, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday, 123 N. Harvard Street, Hemet. Free admission. “Plein Air” refers to works that are created in an outdoor setting. To participate, contact the Diamond Valley Arts Council, 951-652-3822.

Towel creations
Learn how to make towel creations at 11 a.m., Aug. 18, at Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E. Stetson Ave. Let’s have a hoot of a time making an owl out of towel! Easy to do but some hand dexterity is required. To RSVP, call 800- 251-8191 ext. 625 or TTY 711.

Abstract art series workshop
A workshop held from 6–8 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro, 100 W. Florida Ave., Hemet, will focus on abstract art. Join us for the second class in this four-series workshop. No experience is needed. Wine, coffee and desserts will be served. $35 per person. Email or call 951-652-0040 to sign up.

The Gin Game at The Ramona Bowl
The show runs Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-20, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet. Reserved seating is $15. This play, the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, uses a card game as a metaphor for life as two players in a nursing home battle for supremacy. For information, call 951-654-4645.

Acrylic paint party
An acrylic paint party will be held from 1– 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Hemet Valley Art Association Gallery, 144 N. Harvard Street, Hemet. Cost is $25 per person for 12 and up. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. For information, call Laura Ryan at 951-347-5940 or Tracy Anderson 619-890-8136.

Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation announces concert: Warrant
Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., Monte De Oro Winery, 35820 Rancho California Road, Temecula is where the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation will hold a fundraising concert to support MSJC and the Student Government Association. It features the band Warrant, with guests, The Forty Nineteens. The night includes a gourmet meal, private bar, and reserved seating is available. For tickets, visit For information, 951-487-3171.
Business expo at the Hemet Valley Mall
Join the Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Aug. 23 as it showcases the valley’s local businesses. The free, family-friendly event is from 4-7 p.m. Hemet Valley Mall is located at 2200 W. Florida Ave., Hemet.

Caltrans median project meeting
A public meeting to discuss Caltrans’ plan to install a median divider down the middle of Florida Avenue will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave., Hemet.

Celebrate Recovery meetings

Celebrate Recovery meets every week of the year.
• Mondays, 6:30 p.m., San Jacinto Assembly of God, 300 W. 1st. Street, San Jacinto.
• Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Hemet Christian Assembly, 602 St. John Place, Hemet.
• Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Community Christian Church, 41762 Stetson Avenue, Hemet.
• Saturdays, 6 p.m., Hemet Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N. Kirby Street, San Jacinto

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

Mickey Gilley at the Ramona Bowl
Saturday, Sep. 2 at 8 p.m. see Mickey Gilley at the Ramona Bowl. It’s $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating. Call 951-658-3111 or go to for information.

Science Under the Stars
Save Sept. 9 for Western Science Center’s annual fundraiser. This year’s guest speaker is paleontologist Eric Scott. There will be a live auction, music, and dancing, open bar, museum visit, fossil demonstration, and more. It’s $125/seat, $1,000 for a table of eight. Call 951-791-0033 for reservations or sponsorship opportunities.

Team Hemet Baseball registration for fall season
The season runs from Sept. 9 – 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. The team registrations are $400 (uniform not included.). For more information, please email

Golf Classic to benefit Hemet Public Library reading programs
From 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sept. 16, Golden Era Golf Course Community Center, 19871 Gilman Springs Road, San Jacinto, will host a golfing fundraiser to benefit the Hemet Public Library’s Adult Literacy and Children’s Reading Programs. The “best ball scramble” includes 18 holes of golf, golf carts, and Santa Maria-style barbecue lunch. See the Foundation website for details: or call 951-663-6454. Sponsorships are available on the website.

Galway Downs
The horse show on Sept. 23–24 is a Championship Show for Peruvian Paso Horses hosted by the Mission Trails Peruvian Paso Horse Club. There is an 8 a.m. start time for both days. The horses will be shown in 70 classes, including one for the children, ages 2–6. Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Road, Temecula. For information, contact Debbie Pye at

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