Community News – April 19, 2018

■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor

Mt. San Jacinto College 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.

Mt. San Jacinto College Day of the Young Child
Mt. San Jacinto College Child Development and Education Center will host the Day of the Young Child celebration on the San Jacinto Campus, 1499 N. State St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The event will include hands-on children’s activities, food, entertainment and resources to encourage healthy lifestyles (while supplies last). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nancy Alvarado at 951-487-3608 or or Kimberly Day at 951-639-5607 or

Pop-up art show
Hemet Valley Art Association & Gallery will be exhibiting fine art and sculptures at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W. Florida Ave., Hemet. All are welcome.

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. April 24, 5:30–6:30 p.m., THEC Rm. 230

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

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