■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor
March to end gun violence
The march will begin at 10 a.m. on March 24 at Gibbel Park, 2500 W. Florida Ave., Hemet and will be followed by a rally at the park with speakers who are students, victims of gun violence, and others who are concerned about the proliferation of assault weapons in our society. A sign-making event for the march will be held from 5-7 p.m. on March 23 at Juniper Terrace Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 530 W. Devonshire Ave., Hemet. Materials are donated by the Democrats of Hemet-San Jacinto club.
An Evening of Art
The Hemet Valley Art Association (HVAA) is hosting an evening of art at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave., from 6-9 p.m. on March 24. There will be reasonably priced art, wine and cheese, art demonstrations, and unique baskets for the opportunity drawing. $5 for students (under 18) and $10 for adults. Tickets are available at the door and at the HVAA Gallery, 144 N. Harvard St., Hemet. The proceeds from the event will go towards high school art scholarships and the operation of the HVAA Gallery. For more information, please call Sharyn Dana at 951-295-9595.
Fiber Arts show at DVAC
The Diamond Valley Arts Council (DVAC) Arts Center Gallery’s Fiber Arts show will be displayed now through April 28 in their arts center, 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet. DVAC continues the tradition of bringing outstanding fiber art works by local and regional artists with the third Fiber Arts exhibition. Entries were open to surface design, printing on fabric, mixed media techniques including fabric, thread or yarns, quilting art, thread painting and felting. Works are available for sale.
Rummage sale at Casa Del Rey Estates
The rummage sale will take place Saturday, April 7 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., in the West Clubhouse at Casa Del Rey Estates, 881 N. Lake St., Hemet. There will be a bake sale, and hot dogs, chips and soda will also be for sale on that day.
Cancer Benefit: 4-Man Scramble Golf Tournament Fundraiser
This FUNdraiser is for our Idyllwild School Office Manager Beth Swanson and former Idyllwild School student Emma Salter. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. on April 22 at the Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Hwy 79, San Jacinto. The cost is $40 per player. Please make your own team, if possible. There will be great prizes, fun raffles and a delicious lunch. Please come out and support these amazing women as they battle cancer. Reserve your spot ASAP by calling
James Wiesen at 951-751-1388 or Michelle Wiesen at 951-897-5173.
Free golf instruction for kids!
Grandfathers For Golf, the San Jacinto-based non-profit dedicated to providing free golf instruction for children, has openings in the spring session for children seven years old and up. Signups for this age group are usually reserved for the summer session. Children who sign up get free golf instruction, a free set of golf clubs, and a free uniform. Grandfathers For Golf never charges for its services or equipment, although donations are encouraged.
Tuesday classes started March 6, and Thursday classes began March 8. Start time is 3:30 p.m. at Golden Era Golf Course in San Jacinto. Limited space is also available on Tuesdays at Echo Hills Golf Course in Hemet on March 13 at 3:30 p.m. Signups are available online at grandfathersforgolf.org, or call 909-754-4148.
NAMI Mt. San Jacinto community education
The presentation will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. on March 26 at Spirit of Joy Community Church, 3126 W. Johnston Ave., Hemet. The speaker will be Jessica Oakes M.S, LMFT, PPS. This presentation will review the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, ways to support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, how to get help, and what community resources are available.