COMMUNITY NEWS – August 24, 2017

By Melissa Diaz Hernandez

DVAC plein air art show
Join DVAC from now through Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 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.

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.

Family Movie Nights at Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District
Valley-Wide Recreation is sponsoring “Movie Nights” at San Jacinto Park, 901 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto, and at Valle Vista Park, 43935 E. Acacia Ave., Hemet. Movies begin at dusk. Please call the District Office at 951-654-1505 for more information. Movies are scheduled on the following days:
San Jacinto Park: Aug. 25, Moana, Sept. 22: movie TBD
Valle Vista Park: Sept. 1, movie TBD

Kids Art Jam
Instructors will have fun art activities for kids beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 2. Cost is $5 per child (materials included). Hemet Valley Art Association Gallery, 144 N. Harvard Street, Hemet. For information, 951-652-4592.

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 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 children ages 2–6. Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Road, Temecula. For information, contact Debbie Pye at

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 of computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. Valley-Wide Recreation Center, 43935 E. Acacia Avenue, Hemet.

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