Community News – June 28th, 2018

■ By Chronicle News Staff

Concerts Under the Stars at the Ramona Bowl
Join the fun this summer by attending one or all in the live musical performance series at the Ramona Bowl, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet; Following is a list of upcoming events:
June 28 – 8 p.m. – Stone Soul, the best of classic soul and motown.
July 2 & 3 – 6 p.m. – Shrek The Musical. Students aged 5-18 are encouraged to sign up to participate. Sign-ups were May 12, but rehearsals don’t begin until June 11 at West Valley HS Theater, so you may be able to put your name on the waiting list. For more information, call 951-316-4030 or write Registration and costume fees will apply.
July 6 – 8 p.m. – Como La Flor, A Tribute to Selena
July 12 – 8 p.m. – Branson on the Road, classic Branson showtime.
July 19 – 8 p.m. – The Los Angeles cast of Beatlemania, a worldclass tribute to the Beatles.
All tickets are: adults, $10 ahead of time, $15 at the door. Children 6-12 are $5 ahead and the same at the door. Children under 5 are free. Season tickets for $30 are available. Visit the ticket office at 27400 Ramona Bowl Road or call 951-658-3111 and visit

Wednesday Night Dances at Hemet West
In July, the following bands will be playing for the popular senior Wednesday Night Dances at Hemet West, 5001 West Florida Avenue in Hemet.
July 4 Dark. No dance.
July 11 Rainbow Cottage.
July 18 Stage Robbers.
July 25 Punch and Judy. Roaring Twenties theme.
The Roaring Twenties were called “roaring” because of the lively, free-wheeling 1920’s, and sometimes was called the Jazz Age. It was a rambunctious time of speakeasies, flappers, fast cars, and jazz music where dancing became popular.
The Wednesday night dances are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm. Admission is six dollars per person, proper attire is required, and alcohol is not allowed. Opportunity drawings offer free tickets. Tables will have snacks, pitchers of water, and freshly brewed tea and coffee is available. For further information about these dances, contact Kathy Perry at 951-692-0891.

Hemet Harmonizers Guest Night
Do you get a kick out of barbershop music? The Hemet Harmonizers are looking for men who sing or would, just, love to sing! All talent levels are welcome. Join the group any Thursday for an evening of fun and music. The Harmonizers are hosting a guest night July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Ranch Community Ballroom, 800 W. Community College Drive, San Jacinto. For information, write to or call Larry at 951-306-2171.

Upcoming Chinese cooking classes
On July 10, the third in a series of Chinese cooking classes will be held at the Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave. in Hemet. The class will cover how to make egg-drop soup, kung pao chicken, and walnut date wontons. Future classes will include instruction in cooking kung pao chicken, egg drop soup, sweet and sour chicken, tomato beef chow mein, and paper-wrapped chicken.
The first class provided an introduction to Chinese cooking and covered egg rolls, beef with broccoli along with how to properly season a wok. The second class covered potstickers, wonton soup, and stir-fried Mongolian beef on rice. And, for those who are present for the final class, almond cookies will be the final Chinese dish. Student chefs also learn hands-on how to prepare Chinese appetizers, including fried wontons and potstickers. Some Chinese desserts are also included.
Classes are held once a month on Thursdays in the kitchen of the Simpson Center. Space is limited, so it’s best to make a reservation. The cost is $15 per person per session and includes the opportunity to chop, prepare, cook and enjoy the dishes that are taught. Classes run from noon to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mariana Rosen at 951-333-7636 or

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