Community News – April 12, 2018

■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor

MSJC Foundation announces “Walk in the Vines for Autism Awareness”
The walk will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Leoness Cellars Winery, 38311 De Portola Rd., Temecula. Join MSJC and “Walk in the Vines for Autism Awareness” to raise funds to support Our Nicholas Foundation. It is a two-mile fun walk, with a one-mile option. For more information regarding the walk and/or the MSJC team, please contact Rebecca Orlauski at or 951-487-3171 or visit

Picnic in the park
Widowed Persons Activity Club “Picnic in the Park” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 18 at Mary Henley Park (corner of Kirby St. and Johnston Ave.) in Hemet. Widowed persons invited to visit and learn more about our club.

MSJC presents “Take Back the Night”
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Menifee Valley Campus Quad, 28237 La Piedra Rd. Take Back the Night events have taken place since the 1970s to raise awareness about sexual violence. Participants will meet between the 200 and 300 buildings on the Menifee Valley Campus to hear introductions by event organizers and then walk with a flashlight vigil around the perimeter of the campus, ending back where they started for survivor stories and fellowship. Sponsored by the MSJC Diversity Committee, Judicial Affairs, Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center (RARCC) and the Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fred Frontino at 951-639-5301 or

“Synchronicity” art exhibit opens in Idyllwild
Exhibit will open at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery, 54301 N. Circle Drive, Idyllwild in its 4,000 square foot gallery. Exhibit opening is from 2-5 p.m. on April 21. The exhibit includes over 200 beautiful works of art created by 34 artists, nine of whom are being featured in the tasting gallery for the first time. Middle Ridge’s popular “Afternoon with the Artists” is open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to sip, talk and walk through the tasting gallery while getting to know the artists. In addition to enjoying beautiful art and award-winning wine, guests attending the reception will be treated to the soft rock guitar and R&B sounds of Jac Jacaruso and Sandii Castleberry, who will be performing from 2–6 p.m.

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.

Benefit golf tournament
A Pawsability for Veterans hosts a benefit golf tournament on May 19 at Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd., San Jacinto. All proceeds benefit local veterans and their families. Fees are due by May 9. Entry fee is $50 and includes golf cart, continental breakfast and lunch. To enter the putting contest, longest drive and closest to the pin will be an additional $15 for each player.

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.

Widowed Persons Activities Club
Monthly meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at the Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave., Hemet (behind the library). The group often has keynote speakers on topics of interest to members. The club has 50/50 drawings, card bingo, etc. Yearly dues are $25, which funds the monthly newsletter and other functions of the club. For more information, contact Anna Beth at 951-658-8657.

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