Community News – November 22, 2017

■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor

Small Business Saturday
Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday. Support your local businesses in Hemet and San Jacinto!

Unstuff the bus!
Come help unstuff the Soboba Bus of all the donated toys for the kids of San Jacinto on Nov. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the San Jacinto Unified School District Office, 2045 S. San Jacinto Ave, San Jacinto. Call 951-658-3211.

Jingle Mingle Evening at the Museum
Help support the projects and programs of Soroptimist International San Jacinto-Hemet Valley. Appetizers and a no host wine bar, Christmas decor raffle and silent auction. Nov. 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Lake Visitor Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy., Hemet. $20/person. Must be over age 21. Call 951-652-0201 for details.

MSJC College Singers and Chamber Choir
Under the direction of Emily Collins and presented by the MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, the MSJC College Singers will present choral favorites of the season on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto. Free admission and parking. Call 951-487-3790 for details.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical”
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet, will perform Dec. 1-10. Showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $15 reserved seating. $10 opening night. Call 951-658-5300 for details.

MSJC Dance Touring Ensemble Fall Concert
This year’s fall dance concert will feature the students of MSJC’s Dance Touring Ensemble. Concert runs Dec. 1-3. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto. $10 general admission, $8 senior/student, $5 veterans. Free parking. Call 951-487-3790 for details.

City of Hemet Christmas Parade and Celebration
Parade will be Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. starting at W. Florida and Palm avenues and travels west to Gibbel Park at corner of Florida Avenue and Kirby Street. Parade is free and ends at Gibbel Park with a Christmas festival including music, entertainment, vendors and more. 951-660-4910 for details.

Kids Art Jam
Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5-12 on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Hemet Valley Art Association Gallery, 144 N. Harvard St., Hemet. $5 per child. All materials are provided. Parents must stay with 5-year-olds. Please call 951-652-4592 for more information.

HUSD Governing Board annual meeting
The Hemet Unified School District is holding its annual meeting on Dec. 5 in the board room of the Professional Development Service Center at 1791 W. Acacia Ave., Hemet. The annual Organization Meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. Closed session immediately following, with an open session at 6:30 p.m.

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

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.

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

Bereavement group
Prince of Peace will host a Bereavement Group every Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon through 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.

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