Community News – August 2, 2018

Musical Chain Gang at DVAC
Michael Tennant brings his Musical Chain Gang to the Diamond Valley Arts Center on August 4.
Join his lovable band of convicts in the prison yard for a sing-along including your favorite folk songs. Featuring songs by Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, and more! The chain gang will give you a dose of nostalgia as they share the songs and music of America’s yesteryears.
The Diamond Valley Arts Center is located at 123 N. Harvard Street, Hemet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at the center or ordered online at the DVAC website (

Long-gone San Jacinto landmarks
Moments In Time will present Childhood Memories of San Jacinto with guest speaker Dianne Verdugo at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Valle Vista Library.
Verdugo will share her memories of the A-E Ranch, the Peerless Pipe Co., Union Church, San Jacinto Elementary, and Fiesta Days, San Jacinto landmarks and events that no longer exist. Refreshments will be served. The Valle Vista Library is located at 25757 Fairview Ave. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call 951-927-2611.

Mt. San Jacinto College hosts Amazon hiring events
MSJC Career/Transfer Center announces Amazon hiring staff will be holding interview sessions on the below dates at two campuses to connect with students and community members. Be prepared and bring your resume.
These events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Jessica Rodriguez on the Menifee Valley Campus at 951-639-5285 or or Leslie Contreras on the San Jacinto Campus at 951-487-3285 or

Menifee Valley Campus Quad
28237 La Piedra Rd., 92584
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aug. 13
Aug. 21

San Jacinto Campus Quad
1499 N. State St., 92583
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aug. 14
Aug. 20

Wednesday Night Dances at Hemet West
In July and August, the following bands will be playing for the popular senior Wednesday Night Dances at Hemet West, 5001 W. Florida Ave., Hemet.

Aug 8
Rhonda and Showdown. Western theme.
Aug 15 Rainbow Cottage. Hawaiian Luau theme.
Aug 22 Ron and Diane.
Aug 29 Country Sounds.
The Wednesday night dances are from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 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 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.

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. To ensure a good fit, prospective members are encouraged to try up to three activities before joining. 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.

Preschool Starts New School Year
Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten will open for the 2018-2019 school year on August13. The school enrolls children from 2 years through kindergarten and is fully licensed and accredited.
The operating hours are 6:30am to 6pm. Parents may choose full day, half day or extended day hours.
Each class follows a schedule and academic curriculum. The large play area allows for a variety of outdoor activities.
The kindergarten is a small class size with lots of one on one instruction.
Directors Lilah Wheeler and Carolyn Williams welcome you to stop by the school for a little tour. The address is 701N Sanderson Ave; Corner of Menlo Ave. and Sanderson Ave. for more information call the school office at 951-925-9798.

Moments In Time
Presents Childhood Memories of SJ.
Guest Speaker Dianne Verdugo will share childhood memories of the
A-E Ranch, the Peerless pipe Co. the Union Church and Fiesta Days, landmarks that no longer exist in San Jacinto.
The event is scheduled for Thursday August gth at 4pm in the Valle Vista Library located at 25757 Fairview Ave. All are welcome, free.
Information 927-2611

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