Community News – August 9th, 2018

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.

Diamond Valley Writers Guild Celebration of Poetry
The Diamond Valley Writers Guild presents its Third Annual Appreciation of Poetry with discussions and readings. The two-hour program will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hemet Public Library.
The theme of the workshop is “Does Poetry Still Matter? The Beauty, History and Importance of Poetry in Modern Life.” Following a discussion of the art of poetry, audience members are invited to read a poem or two, written by themselves or others, and share why the selection is meaningful to them. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the experience of hearing poetry read as the writer intended it to be heard.
Howard Feigenbaum, author, poet and photographer, will lead the discussion. Mr. Feigenbaum has won several Best of Show awards in Poetry at the Diamond Valley Arts Council Festival of the Arts. He is the author of a poetry book, How to Cook a Turkey and Other Poems, as well as several action/adventure novels and a children’s book.
Please contact Howard by email to let him know if you’d like to read: or visit

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.

Jack in the Box Car Cruise
This Car Cruise’s wheels keep on turning, so if you want to roll on in with your ‘roadrunner’ or just see what the neighbors are driving, you’re invited! The Car Cruise happens each Friday night at 7 p.m.
For more info, you can call the Inland Empire Cruisin’ hotline at (866) 924-4490.
Also, an upcoming Lowrider Style Car Show will be held in San Jacinto on Sept. 15. Food, raffles, and music will be plentiful for enthusiasts.
Awards will be given to the best entries from each decade, both two-and four-wheeled. For info, call Robert Sepulveda at (951) 665-9498.

FREE 55+ Friendship Craft group meets every Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army, Palm and Acacia in Hemet. Join us for some fun, fellowship and FREE Crafts.

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