Community News – September 7, 2017

Briefs of the week

By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor

Team Hemet Baseball registration
The season runs from Sept. 9 – Nov. 19. Registration fee is $85. Individual registration includes a jersey and a hat. Team registrations are $400 (uniform not included.). For more information, please email

Car show & boutique fair at Elks Lodge
The Hemet Elks Lodge will hold a car show and boutique fair Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. to raise money for homeless veterans. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food donations such as bottled water, crackers, nutrition bars, fruit cups, dried fruit and pouches of tuna. Raffle items will be auctioned off and refreshments will be available for purchase. To enter the car show call Jim Winget at 951-750-9811. Contact Sherry Marlow for the boutique fair at 951-357-4587. For donations or sponsorship opportunities, call Derrick Davis at 951-473-4620.

Walk for pulmonary fibrosis
Join the Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group on Saturday, Sept. 9 starting at 9 a.m. at Mary Henley Park in Hemet for a fundraiser walk. All donations will go to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Cat Show at Valley-Wide
Join Valley-Wide Recreation on Sept. 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 901 W. Esplanade Ave. $5 per person, age 8 and under free. All breed and household pet cat show. Six show rings. See website for entry details.

Be an organ or tissue donor
Sept. 9 at 10 am, Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E. Stetson Ave. Event is free. Ever wondered why would you want to donate and how would you go about it? Patty Meinhardt from Arbor Hospice of Hemet will lead the discussion. RSVP: 800-251-8191.

Master Gardener Series: Gardening for Grandparents
Sept. 9 at 1 p.m., Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E. Stetson Ave. Event is free. Raffle prizes! You needn’t be a grandparent to attend. RSVP: 800-251-8191.

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, or $1,000 for a table of eight. Call 951-791-0033 for reservations or sponsorship opportunities.

Hemet Heritage Foundation presents Temecula Canyon: The failed route of the California Southern Railroad
The failed 1880s effort to establish a permanent inland railroad route from San Bernardino to National City will be the Hemet Heritage Foundation/Museum kick-off program for 2017/18. Researcher and historian Bob Kent will be telling us all about this early California debacle this coming Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Middle School Library (Rm. 117), 291 W. Chambers St., Hemet. Please join us and bring a friend.

Meet and Greet Sheriff Capt. Leonard Purvis
Captain Purvis will be the guest speaker at the Sage Society of Hemet meeting on Sept. 12 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Miller Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave. Hemet. He is the new commander of the Hemet Sheriff’s station. Capt. Purvis will take the audience through Sheriff Course 101, covering many aspects of crime, gang task force, safety for elders and much more. Q&A session to follow. Visitors welcome, 951-926-2143.

Grandparents BINGO
Inter Valley Health Center, 214 E. Stetson Ave. Hemet, is hosting free Bingo on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. There will be prizes and fun! To RSVP call 800-251-8191 ext. 625

World Day of Prayer
Unity is engaging people all over the world with renewed spiritual energy to Pray Peace, Be Peace, Do Peace. You are invited to join Unity Chapel, Hemet, on Sept. 14 for the World Day of Prayer celebration. Prayer Vigil 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (come anytime). Prayer Service 6-7 p.m. (refreshments to follow) Many spiritual leaders of other denominations from our community will be participating during the Prayer Service. 140 N. Buena Vista St., Hemet. Go to for more information.

Moments in Time: The history of the Valle Vista store
Join long time valley resident Kay Davidson who will share her knowledge and history of the Valle Vista Store that stood on the now vacant lot on the corner of Fairview and Florida avenues until about 1974. Howard Hughes was known to stop by and get gas on his way out to Palm Springs. Admission is free and the presentation will be on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Valle Vista Library, 25757 Fairview Ave. in Hemet. For information, call Diane at 951-927-1664.

Soboba Pow Wow
Join Soboba as they host its 21st annual inter-tribal pow wow from Sept. 15-17. It is a family event with free admission and parking at the Soboba Event Center, 23333 Soboba Road, SJ.

Community clean-up with Third District County Supervisor Chuck Washington
Join the supervisor and his staff on Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at 8 a.m in Valle Vista for Community Cleanup Days. If you wish to volunteer, contact Third District office at 951-955-1030 or Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at 951-486-3200.

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