COMMUNITY NEWS – October 5, 2017

Celebrate Recovery meetings

Celebrate Recovery meets every week at the following locations: 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays – Saturdays, 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet. Free admission. “Plein air” refers to artwork created in an outdoor setting. To participate, contact the Diamond Valley Arts Council, 951-652-3822.

Evolution of LGBTQ literature

On Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., the MSJC San Jacinto Campus and Western Science Center presents “Where was This Book When I Was Growing Up? The Evolution of LGBTQ Adolescent Literature” with Michelle Stewart from the MSJC English Department. Admission: members are free, nonmembers are $8, and students are $5. Contact 951-639-5725 or for information. Lecture is at Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet.

Peter Pan at MSJC

See how Peter Pan and Wendy fare in “Peter/Wendy,” in Jeremy Bloom’s lyrical interpretation of the darker themes of the J.M. Barrie original. Performance dates/times are as follows: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15. General admission $8, seniors $7, students and veterans are $5. All shows performed at MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, bldg. 500, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto. Contact 951-487-3790 or

HIV/AIDS awareness rally

Come to Estudillo Mansion on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and learn more about HIV/AIDS. There will be speakers, artists, free testing, a balloon release, and more. 150 Dillon Ave., San Jacinto. Visit for more information.

Jazz, folk and bluegrass at DVAC

Grammy award winning bluegrass musician Dennis Caplinger and his son will perform at Diamond Valley Arts Center Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet.

Ramona Hillside Playhouse presents ‘Night Watch’

“Night Watch” runs 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. Playhouse is located at 27402 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet. For information, call 951-658-5300.

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 Saturday courses from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oct. 7 to Nov. 4. The course, sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program, provides an introduction to the Hebrew language. Materials are free. Enrollment (RSVP) required. Light refreshments provided. Call 951-445-0502 or email

Caregiver Support Group

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will host an eight-week Caregiver Support Group on Wednesdays, Oct. 11 through Nov. 29 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Meetings will be facilitated by Linda Caricato Capps, MS, GC-C. PT-Csp. All meetings will be held at Prince of Peace, 701 N. Sanderson Ave. in Hemet. Call 951-537-6835 or 760-317-8641 for more information or registration.

Bereavement Group

Prince of Peace will host a Bereavement Group every Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon beginning Oct. 13, with the last meeting on Dec. 15. Facilitated by Linda Caricato Capps, MS, GC-C. PT-Csp. Call 951-537-6835 or 760-317-8641 for more information or registration.

Hemet Fire Department hosts open house

Join the Hemet Fire Department as they open their doors to the public Saturday Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hemet Fire Station 1, 220 N. Juanita, Hemet. Fire safety displays, an antique fire engine, rescue demonstrations, Mercy Air helicopter, snow cones and a hands-on safety trailer. Free admission.

2017 Community Health Fair

Hemet Valley Medical Center is hosting a community health fair on Saturday Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the parking lot across from the Hemet Valley Medical Center, 1117 E. Devonshire Ave. at San Jacinto Street. There will be heart health and stroke information, free flu shots, a kid’s zone and community center and more. BBQ lunch is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Temecula Greek Festival

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is sponsoring the Greek Festival at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main St. in Temecula, 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 ID. Hours: Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m; Oct. 15, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 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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