Community News – Sep. 21st, 2017

■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez

OLDlympics – Competition for ALL Seniors
Valley-Wide Recreation presents the 33rd annual OLDlympics for those 50 years of age and older. The competition runs from Sept. 15 – Oct. 3. Events include bowling, chair volleyball, bench press, horseshoes, golf and more. Events will be held at Valley-Wide Recreation Park, 901 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto. Call 951-927-6673 for information.

An Evening of Music
Hemet-San Jacinto Interfaith Council presents ‘An Evening of Music’ on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at The Center for Spiritual Living, 40450 Stetson Ave., Hemet. Some performers include Hemet-San Jacinto Interfaith Choir, children’s choir, soloists, duets and much more.

State of the City – San Jacinto
The San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual State of the City Breakfast presented by Mayor Scott Miller. Event held at the Soboba Springs Country Club, 1020 Soboba Road in San Jacinto at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. Cost is $25 per person.

Diamond Valley Writers Guild Book Fair
The Diamond Valley Writers Guild of Hemet will host an Author Book Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Arts Council, 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet. Meet local authors and listen to readings from their work.

Lift Up Autism Event
On Sept. 23 at 9:30 a.m. Crossfit Renatus, 3489 W. Devonshire Ave., will host Lift Up Autism. $10 from every shirt purchase goes directly to Autism foundations. Call 951-285-7966 for information.

Destination Dinner: Morocco
Explore the unique taste and ambience of Morocco at Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro’s dinner event on Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m., 100 W. Florida Ave. $50 per person. Call 951-652-0040 for more information.

Assemblyman Chad Mayes’ district staff to hold mobile district office hours
Office hours to be held at Hemet City Hall, 445 E. Florida Ave., on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to answer constituent’s questions or to assist with issues they may have with government.

Celebrate Recovery meetings
Celebrate Recovery meets every week:
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., San Jacinto Assembly of God, 300 W. First St., San Jacinto.
Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Hemet Christian Assembly, 602 St. John Place, Hemet.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Community Christian Church, 41762 Stetson Ave., Hemet.
Saturdays, 6 p.m., Hemet Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N. Kirby St., San Jacinto.

DVAC plein air art show
Plein air artwork will be on display at DVAC through Oct. 7, from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday, 123 N. Harvard St., 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.

Horse show at Galway Downs
A championship show for Peruvian Paso Horses will be held on Sept. 23-24, hosted by the Mission Trails Peruvian Paso Horse Club. 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

2017 Inland Empire Senior Games
Games will be held throughout the Inland Empire from Sept. 29 – Oct. 7. Events include tennis, 5k/10k walk or run, hotshot, horseshoes, billiards, and softball. If you are 50 years of age and better, you are encouraged to compete! This event is sponsored by the city of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and co-sponsored by the Fontana Community Senior Center. Call 909-384-5430 for information.

Ramona Hillside Playhouse presents ‘Night Watch’
“Night Watch” runs from Sept. 29 – Oct. 8. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $15 reserved seating and $10 opening night. The first Saturday benefits a local nonprofit. Playhouse is located at 27402 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet. For information, call 951-658-5300.

Rotary comedy night features Justin Worsham
Hemet Sunset Rotary Club presents Comedian and KFI personality Justin Worsham at Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E. Florida Ave., at 8 p.m.on Sept. 29. $20 general admission. $15 for Rotary members and military. Proceeds will benefit local community projects. 951-658-5950.

Free Hebrew reading crash course
A Hebrew reading crash course is available for beginners and intermediates at Temple Beth Am in San Jacinto. There are five weekly courses: Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The course provides an introduction to the Hebrew language. The program is sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program, “Read Hebrew America.” Materials are provided free of charge. Enrollment (RSVP) required. Light refreshments provided. Call 951-445-0502 or email

Temecula Greek Festival
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is sponsoring the Greek Festival at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main St. in Temecula, on Oct 14-15. Food, live music and activities for the kids. Admission is $2; kids under 12 are $1. U.S. military, law enforcement and firefighters are free with proper I.D. Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Oct. 14; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Proceeds benefit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Ministries and local outreach programs. Visit for information.

Hemet Senior Computer Club
The club meets the third Monday of every month from 10 a.m.-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 Ave., Hemet.

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