COMMUNITY NEWS – November 30, 2017

■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor

MSJC presents writer and storyteller, Kimberly Dark
Come and hear writer and storyteller Kimberly Dark talk about “Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story” on Nov. 30 at 12:30 p.m. in room 1512 of the San Jacinto campus, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Valerie Reed at 951-639-5690 or

Jingle Mingle Evening at 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.

Holiday light exchange
Exchange your old holiday lights for new, efficient LED lights for free and receive a free energy efficiency kit. Offer available to all Southern California Gas and Southern California Edison customers. Lighting exchange is valid for strand counts of 50 or more lights. While supplies last. Bring a paper or electronic copy of your gas bill and a valid picture ID on Dec. 2 at Gibbel Park from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to participate.

MSJC Theatre Department holds auditions for “Kiss Me Kate”
Auditions will be held for MSJC’s spring musical, “Kiss me Kate,” on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the San Jacinto Campus, Rm. 1512, 1499 N. State St. To audition, prepare a song that showcases your voice and bring sheet music if you would like. An accompanist will be provided, but feel free to bring your own CD/iPod or your own accompanist.
During the audition you may also be interviewed by the director and asked to read from the script. Those auditioning should be prepared to dance during callbacks on Dec. 7. Contact Payden Ackerman at 951-487-3791 or 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 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.

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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