Community News

by Chronicle News Staff

Holidays from the Silver Screen
The Pilgrim Congregational Church of Hemet and San Jacinto will be hosting a Hemet Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Florida Avenue in Hemet.
This year’s Christmas Parade presents the theme, “Christmas from the Silver Screen” and the church is excited to be involved. Residents of Hemet and the public are welcome to kick off the holiday festivities. For more information, contact the church at (951) 658-3914.

Pop-up Art Show
The Hemet Valley Art Association will be presenting a pop-up art show on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will be located at the Hemet Valley Mall on 2200 West Florida Avenue in Hemet. Enjoy local art while getting some Christmas shopping done. There will be local artists displaying all mediums. For more information, contact the gallery at (951) 652-4592.

MSJC presents Golden Eagles Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
On Sunday, Dec. 2, the Golden Eagles Jazz Ensemble will be presenting their fall concert at the San Jacinto Campus Theatre. The concert will be located at 1499 North State Street in San Jacinto at 2 p.m.
The Golden Eagles Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jack Poster, will perform their fall concert featuring a variety of your favorites with a guest vocalist: Lauren Koval.
General admission tickets are $6, seniors and veteran tickets are $5 and student tickets are $4. For more information, contact Janet Gasman at the box office (951) 487-3790 or at

December 6 at 4 pm
The Valley Nonprofit Network meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, December 6 at 4 pm will go “DARK” for the month of December. The next VNN meeting will be held on Thursday, January 3rd from 4pm – 5pm at Exceed (Conference room at back of property), 755 Oakwood St., Hemet, CA.

Human Host comes to Hemet
The Human Host will be on tour in Southern California throughout the end of this year. The tour touches down in the Inland Empire on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.H, when Human Host performs in Hemet at the Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro.
Also on the bill that night will be a headlining set from singer-songwriter Tyler Baker, one of Hemet’s finest local music artists.
HH is touring in support of its newest music release, an album titled
“Special Moments with Muckle Flugga and The Cronk” which is out now on the
Sara Laughs label, and also as a download via the Human Host bandcamp profile.
For more information, contact Mike Apichella/Human Host at 443-934-4933.

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.
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 8 pm, the Zach Caplinger Jazz Quartet will perform at the Diamond Valley Arts Center (DVAC), 123 N. Harvard St., in historic downtown Hemt. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 members, and $10 students. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the door.

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.

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