COMMUNITY NEWS – November 22, 2018

■ By Chronicle News Staff

Charity football game on Thanksgiving
A charity football game will be played at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22 at Mary Henley Park, 801 S. Kirby St., Hemet. Anyone can join in, but participants are encouraged to bring canned food, clothing, and personal care products – or cash – to donate to the less fortunate. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The game is being sponsored by AOC Athletics.

Annual Downtown Tree Lighting
On Saturday, Nov. 24, come join the Make Hemet Great Festival for the annual downtown Christmas tree lighting. At the event there will be food, vendors, entertainment, a car show, and more!
There will be a chance to win hundreds in prizes and gift certificates from your favorite spots around town. The festival will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get ready for the holidays by coming out to witness the tree lighting and meet with your local businesses. The festival will be located at 135 East Florida Avenue in Hemet behind Shooters and The Valley Chronicle. For more information, contact Matt Mcpherson at

Soboba Casino Job Fair
On Monday, Nov. 26 Soboba Casino will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Soboba Springs Golf Course.
This is a walk-in event with over 300 positions that are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants should dress to impress and bring their most current resume.
Positions will be available online after Nov. 16. A list of positions will also be available at the Job Fair. You must be 21 years old to apply.
The event will be located at 1020 Soboba Road in San Jacinto. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (951) 665-1000 ext. 1163.

Blues comes to Hemet
Local area blues fans won’t have to travel to the coast to hear great blues thanks to Derby’s Bar and Grill. Lil A and the All-nighters, a blues band with credits that include The Doheny Blues Festival, appeared before a packed house at Derby’s Nov. 2.
Based on the the enthusiastic reception, Derby’s is bringing the band back on Saturday, Dec. 8 for another rockin’ show. Owner Jesse Vivanco told the Chronicle the band also will be performing at least once a quarter in 2019. Details on those dates will be forthcoming. Derby’s is located at 2860 West Florida Avenue, Hemet.

Hemet Public Library offers genealogy classes
If you’re interested in learning more about your family history, you may want to visit the Genealogy Room at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave. It is open to the public from Wednesday through Saturday. Regular library hours are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trained volunteers are available to help. The Hemet San Jacinto Genealogical Society offers free family research with all of the latest Internet search tools. Upcoming society events include the following:
The following activities also are held regularly at the Hemet Library.
• 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.

MSJC Community Orchestra Schedule
Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. – Holiday concert: music from various holiday traditions.
Sunday, Mar. 3 at 3 p.m. – First spring concert: Boieldieu harp concerto with the MSJC Orchestra featuring harpist Dr. Vanessa Sheldon.
Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. – 2nd Spring Concert: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, featuring an international violinist.
For performances at the San Jacinto Campus, reservations may be made by calling 951-487-3790. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour before showtime.
Tickets can now be purchased online via the MSJC website where the complete schedule for all music, dance and theater performances are listed.

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.

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