Community News – July 5th, 2018

■ Chronicle News Staff

WhoDunIt Murder Mystery
The Historic Hemet Theatre is hosting a murder mystery Thursday, July 5 – “The Case of Old Widow Hampton,” is being presented by The Troupe of Lost Souls. The performance begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 951-658-5950.

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 the remaining upcoming events:
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 W. Florida Ave., Hemet.
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 $6 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 Historic Theatre
Tribute Mania concerts are in season including tributes to Chicago on July 7, The Bee Gees July 14, The Eagles August 4, and Abba August 18. Showtime for all Tribute Mania concerts is 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $22 presale and $25 the day of the show.
HHT also features classic films for only five dollars every Monday and Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Information on all theatre events is available at or by calling the ticket office, (951) 658-5950. Event tickets are available online at or at the theatre ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday thru Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Downtown Deli, 113 N Harvard St and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S Harvard St.

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

Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation Concert: The Fixx
On July 20, the 1980s band “The Fixx” will be giving a special performance. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the MSJC Foundation to support students and programs. The Fixx is known for hits that include “Saved by Zero” and “Red Skies.” The concert will be held at the Wiens Family Cellars, 35055 Via Del Ponte in Temecula. Doors open at 6 p.m. VIP Tickets at or call 951-487-3170.
The MSJC Foundation is also seeking students to apply for scholarships. The fall 2018 scholarship application period opens in July.

Arts “Exploratorium” at Trinity Lutheran Church
Starting in mid-July the Trinity Lutheran Church Arts Exploratorium Committee plans for a 5-day arts exploratorium for incoming pre-K through 6th grade Hemet-area students. The focus will be on the arts of music, painting, fabric crafts, and acting fundamentals. Joni Pikard, Arts Exploratorium Committee member, said that in addition to fun activities, the event will include healthy snacks for the kids. The arts exploratorium will take place from July 16-20 during the hours of 1 -5 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 South Columbia St. in Hemet. Applications for enrollment and scholarships can be obtained by calling the church office at 951-658-5013.

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.

Celebrate Recovery meetings
Celebrate Recovery meets are held every week at the following locations:
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., San Jacinto Assembly of God, 300 W. First St., San Jacinto. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Hemet Christian Assembly, 602 St. John Place, Hemet. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Community Christian Church, 41762 Stetson Ave., Hemet. Saturdays, 6 p.m., Hemet Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N. Kirby St., San Jacinto.

Hemet Public Library
The following activities are held at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave.

Bark for Books: First Friday of every month from 4–5 p.m. Practice reading skills by reading out loud to certified therapy dogs!

Book Club: Director’s Bookshelf meets the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in the director’s office.

Diamond Valley Writers Guild: meets the fourth Saturday of every month from 9:30–11:30 a.m.

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