Community News – March 15th, 2018

■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor

The Steven Ragsdale Quartet
Concert begins at 7 p.m. on March 17 at the Diamond Valley Arts Center (DVAC), 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $15. DVAC members and students are $10. Students may purchase pre-sale $5 tickets online at or by stopping by DVAC Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase at the concert. Ragsdale is a premier saxophonist. His stylings include not only straight jazz, but also rock, pop, and classical music.

MSJC and Cal State San Marcos, Temecula hold information sessions
Learn how to earn an associate’s degree from MSJC in two years and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from CSUSM at Temecula in another two years, all with guaranteed seating. For more information contact Elizabeth Eriksen at 951-487-3413 or
Information sessions will be held at three locations according to the below schedule:
• Menifee Valley Campus (MVC), Rm. 927, 28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee.
• Temecula Higher Education Center (THEC), Rm. 230, 43200 Business Park Dr., Temecula.
• San Jacinto Campus (SJC), Rm. 200, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto.

Tue. Mar. 27, 5:30–6:30 p.m, THEC Rm. 230

Tue. April 10, 4-5 p.m., SJC Rm. 200
Tue. April 24, 5:30–6:30 p.m., THEC Rm. 230

Wed. May 9, 4-5 p.m., THEC Rm. 230

Superheroes lecture series
Mt. San Jacinto College and the Western Science Center will cosponsor a spring lecture series titled, Superheroes and Why We Need Them! The series will be held at the Western Science Center Theater, 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet. Doors open at 6:30, and talks begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited.
For WSC members the lectures are free; students w/ID, $5; non-members, $8. Following are the dates and lecture titles:

April 5
“Leaping Buildings: How Superheroes Speak Us into Meaning,” with Eric Atkinson, MSJC English Department

May 3
“What Western Media Doesn’t Get about Muslim Women: Normalizing Representations of Muslim Women through Social Justice and Comics,” with Arafiena Bhuiyan, MSJC English Department
For more information contact Erik Ozolins at 951-639-5725 or

NAMI’s 2018 spring classes
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is holding their spring classes. See below for start dates. Please register to attend classes. For registration, call 951-765-1850.

March 20
NAMI Family to Family Education Class 6-8:30 pm at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 702 Euclid Ave., Beaumont.

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