Special Events

Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District sponsors several special events throughout the year. Taking place at different locations within the district, our special events are sure to offer fun for the whole family. From "Movies in the Park" to full scale competive challenges like Oldlympics, Valley-Wide Recreation has something for you! What a great way to meet your neighbors and fellow members of the community. For contact information, or details regarding fees, coordinators, and age requirements if any, click on "More Info".

Special Events
2014 Kids Costume Contest [ MORE INFO ]

Free Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Come and have fun at the costume contest. There will be 4 age groups: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 with 8 categories. The categories are: Scariest, Prettiest, Most Creative, Funniest, Coolest Best Home Made, Best Movie Theme and Most Outrageous. This will be an indoor activity.

DATE: TBA

PLACE: TBA

TIME: Starts approximately 4:00 p.m. There is no pre-registration.

AGES: 12 and under

FEE: FREE
2014 Haunted House [ MORE INFO ]

See Event Description for Fee Info Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

The spirits have become restless so we brought them back home to the Valle Vista Community Center!

Are you ready to be scared? Then bring your family and friends and hold on tight as you tour our maze of TERROR.

DATES: TBA

TIME: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

FEE: $5.00 per person or $4.00 w/canned food item. Family Special: Family of 5 $18.00 w/5 canned food items.

THERE WILL BE A HAUNTED CAFE SERVING FOOD EACH NIGHT AS WELL AS OUTDOOR CARNIVAL GAMES.

BLOOD DRIVE by Life Stream: TBA.
Gingerbread house 2014 [ MORE INFO ]

See Event Description for Fee Info Coordinator: MVACC - Ph: 928-2700
Location: Marion V. Ashley Community Center

Gingerbread house at Marion V. Ashley Community Center TBA
22nd Annual Autumn Elegance [ MORE INFO ]

$40.00 per Person Coordinator: Valley Wide - Ph: (951) 654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

The Twenty First Annual Autumn Elegance Wine and Food Tasting Experience are approaching and is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014. With the ongoing incredible support of local businesses and individuals the 2013 Autumn Elegance was a great success. Your support helps us to provide an inspired event and Funds raised from this event directly benefit Friends of Valley-Wide Foundation, scholarships and other local charities. Come join us again this year for another amazing time!

DATE: November 1, 2014
TIME: 7:00-10:00pm
FEE: $50
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Ongoing Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Senior Meal Program [ MORE INFO ]

60 and older
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Simpson Center - Ph: 929-5607
Location: Simpson Center

The senior meal program is back at the Simpson Center. Please join us for lunch Monday –Friday and meet new friends.

AGE: 60 and older

DAY: Monday-Friday

TIME: 11:30am – 12:00 pm

FEE: $3.00 donation 60 and older Non Seniors under 60 years old may also join for a fee of $5.00 per meal.

The Senior Nutrition Program relies on participants donations to build and maintain program services.

Please Note: Reservations are required 1 day in advance. Please call 929-5607 to make your reservation

LOCATION: Simpson Center

2/10-9/6; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Soap Box Derby [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 8 to 99
See Event Description for Fee Info
Register Now
Coordinator: Joe Schnake - Ph: 951-487-9234
Location: Menifee Community Center

Get ready for the 2014 Menifee Soap Box Derby on September 6th, 2014! The race takes place on the perfect racing hill, Menifee Road between Craig Ave and Holland Rd. Whether you are racing or watching, please make sure to get there plenty early and park on Holland Rd closest to the race hill. Making this a true day event, there will be food and merchandise vendors like a mini farmers market for the hungry racers or the race enthusiast. Most vendors accept cash only. If you are planning on racing, please sign up quickly since the event does fill up as fast a soap box derby zooms down the hill No Pre Fabricated cars allowed from AASBD.org or other similar organizations. Only one driver per car in a division For more information, please call Joe Schnake or any Valley-Wide staff member at (951) 487-9234 or (951) 672-6744. Register online at www.VWRPD.org
4/9-12/31; 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Harvest Valley Bingo [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Winchester Park - Ph: 951-926-5917
Location: Winchester Park

Every Saturday, doors open at 8:30 am. (3) Games of WARM UP start at 11:30 am. (2) games of EARLY BIRDS continue right after warm up are done, approximately 11:45. (10) REGULAR games start after Early Birds. There are special games mixed into the session. Payout is calculated based on attendance. Games are over between 3:00 and 3:30pm so come out and spend a Saturday afternoon and meet new people. For more information or questions please contact Bob Gibbons at (951)926-9763.
AGE: Adult
DAY: Saturday
TIME: 11:30am - 3:30pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Location: Winchester Community Park
5/2-9/5; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Movie In the Park At Valle Vista Community Center [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Valle Vista CC - Ph: 951-927-6673
Location: Valle Vista Community Center

Spend a Summer Night at our Movies in the Park! Please join us under the stars for some fun family movies! Bring your blankets or chairs and watch movies on the “big screen”. All movies are suitable for all ages.
Best of all, these evenings are FREE!
AGE: All
DAYS: May 2nd
June 13th
August 8th
September 5th
TIME: Movies will start at dusk
FEE: FREE
LOCATION: Valle Vista Community Center
5/2-9/19; 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Movies in the Park at French Valley Community Center [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Coordinator: FVCC&P - Ph: 951-894-1468
Location: French Valley Community Center & Park

FREE Movie in the Park - Bring a blanket, chair, and the family and join us for a movie under the stars.

AGE: All Ages
DATES: (NO MOVIE on the 4th of July)
July 18, 2014 showing: Frozen (make-up showing)
August 1, 2014 showing: Lego Movie
August 15, 2014 showing: Tangled
September 5, 2014 showing: Planes
September 19, 2014 showing: Finding Nemo
(Dates subject to change-Please call to confirm)
TIME: Movie Starts at Dusk
LOCATION: Rancho Bella Vista Park
31757 Browning St., Murrieta CA 92563
FEE: FREE
5/9-12/31; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa MVACC Special Events 2014 [ MORE INFO ]

Please See Event
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Location: Marion V. Ashley Community Center

SPECIAL EVENTS

Movie in the Park- 5/9 Frozen, 7/11 Despicable Me, 9/12 Monsters University

Come join us under the stars, bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and enjoy family friendly films. Weather permitting. Movies begin at dusk. For all ages and best of all it is FREE!

Water Wars- Every 3rd Friday of the Month starting in June
Movie in the MPR -TBA
Mud Run!!!!!!! May 17, 2014
FREE VALLEY-WIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR JUNE 7, 2014 10AM- 2PM (KIDS CORNER) ALL ARE WELCOMED FOR THIS EVENT! SERVING THE VALLEY!
5/16-9/19; 5:00 PM - 9:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Movie In the Park at Menifee Community Center [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Menifee CC - Ph: 951-672-6744
Location: Menifee Community Center

Spend a Summer Night at our Movies in the Park!
Please join us under the stars for some fun family movies! Bring your blankets or chairs and watch movies on the "big screen". All movies are suitable for all ages
Best of all, these evenings are FREE!!!
Age: All
DAYS: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19
TIME: Movies will start at dusk
FEE: FREE
LOCATION: Winchester Community Center
5/23-8/22; 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Summer Youth Activities 2014 [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Valley-Wide - Ph: 951-487-9234
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Summer Activities May 23 - August 22, 2014
Summer Activities Event Calendar:
(Please note, registration required on most activities)
Friday, July 25th Movie in the Park**
Friday, August 1st Free Throw Shooting Contest
Monday, August 4th Summer Youth Basketball Camp *
Tuesday, August 5th Summer Youth Basketball Camp *
Wednesday, August 6th Summer Youth Basketball Camp *
Thursday, August 7th Summer Youth Basketball Camp *
Friday, August 8th Treasure Hunt in the Park
Friday, August 22nd Movie in the Park**
Friday, September 26th Movie in the Park**
NOTE: Above programs are FREE except where Noted: * Additional fees required
**Movies in the park are free with popcorn.
For more information on these activities, please call (951) 487-9234
5/23-9/30; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Salle Pool [ MORE INFO ]

All ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Location: Aquatic Center

Sallee Pool
Regurlar Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 1pm-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm- 4:30pm
Prices
12 years old & under: $1.00
13-17 years old: $1.25
18 years & older: $1.50
Seniors 55+: $1.00
Lap Swim 18+: $1.00 (Saturdays & Sundays 11:15-12:00)

Want to Host a private party at Sallee Pool?
$150 for 50 people for two hours (5:00pm-7:00pm)
$25 for more than 50 people
We provide the lifeguards and facility, and you are in charge of your own food or drinks (no alcohol).
Location: 250 N. Idyllwild Drive, San Jacinto
Phone: 951-654-8282
6/18-8/15; 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Summer Activities at Valle Vista [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: VVCC - Ph: 951-927-6673
Location: Valle Vista Community Center

Come have some summer fun at the Valle Vista Community Center! All of our summer events are FREE and fun for ALL ages. Contact the Valle Vista Community Center for more information, (951) 927-6673.
Uno! June 18th
Pie Fight June 20th
Volleyball June 25th
Free Throw Contest June 27th
Bump/Knockout Game July 2nd
Connect Four Challenge July 9th
Water Play Day July 11th
Uno! July 16th
Disc Golf July 18th
Battleship War July 23rd
Water Play Day July 25th
Dodgeball July 30th
Waterballoon Fight August 1st
Pie Fight August 6th
Color Valle Vista August 13th
Disc Golf August 15th
6/27-8/1; 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Movie Nights at the Aquatic Center [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Location: Aquatic Center

Our dive in movie theatre will be open for fun this summer. Bring your favorite raft and the entire family. Enjoy some of your favorite movies.

DAY: Fridays

DATES: June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 1

SWIM TIME: 6 - 7:30pm

MOVIE TIME: 7:30 - 9:30pm

FEE: $2.00 ( 2 & under) $5.00 ( 3 & over)
7/26 5:30 - 7:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Volunteer Appreciation party [ MORE INFO ]

ALL Ages
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Coordinator: Valley-Wide - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Aquatic Center

Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District invites all Valley-Wide volunteers to participate in our annual Appreciation Party. This BBQ is for all our coaches, referee’s, scorekeepers, so bring your family and swim suit and we will bring the food and fun!!!
AGE: All Ages
DAY: Saturday
DATE: July 26, 2014
TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm
Food will be served from 5:30pm-6:30pm
LOCATION: Diamond Valley Aquatic Center
FEE: FREE
RSVP: Space is limited to the first 350 participants. RSVP is limited to 5 participants per reservation. Participants MUST RSVP no later than July 11, 2014 to the Sports Center @951-487-9234 or Email mramirez@vwrpd.org
8/8 6:00 - 9:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Movie In the Park at Winchester Park [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Winchester Park - Ph: 951-926-5917
Location: Winchester Park

Spend a summer night at our Movies in the park!
Please join us under the stars for some fun family movies! Bring your blankets or chairs and watch movies on the "big screen". All movies are suitable for all ages.
Best of all, these evenings are free!
AGE: All
DAYS: May 30th
TIME: Movies will start at dusk
FEE: FREE!!!
LOCATION: Winchester Community Center
9/1 12:30 - 4:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Labor Day Party at the Aquatic Center [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Location: Aquatic Center

Come enjoy the pool on labor day

DATE: Mon. Sept. 1, 2014

TIME: 12:30 - 4:30pm

FEE: $2.00 ( 2 & under) $6.00 ( 3 - 55) $5.00 (55+)
9/13-10/7; 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 OLDlympics [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
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Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Yes, the 30th Annual OLDlympics is coming!!! Start getting into shape for these great sporting events for seniors that are 50 and over. Activities will range from Cribbage, Horseshoes, Swimming to Track and Field and a lot more. OLDlympics is scheduled to take place September 20 thru October 7, 2014. Registration will begin in mid July. More information will be available in July. Please call (951) 654-1505.

There will be 19 events during the 18 days, climaxed by a Gala Awards Banquet. The awards presented will be medals.

The OLDlympics were created to provide an opportunity for seniors in our community to compete against their peers in regulated events that are traditionally, relaxed and informal. We thank you and encourage all seniors to participate in all phases of the planning and implementation of the OLDlympics.

AWARDS BANQUET-- EVERYONE WELCOME
Date: TBA
Location: Valley-Wide Recreation
Time: Doors open at 3:00 pm, Awards at 3:30 pm, Dinner at 5:00 pm
Price: Dinner $6.00 per person
Deadline to Register: TBA

BENCH PRESS
Location: San Jacinto High School
Deadline to Register: TBA

BILLIARDS (Eight Ball)
Men: 2-day elimination, 3 divisions. Limit 48, players over the limit will be used as alternates.
Date: TBA
Location: Golden Village Palms and Mountain Shadow Deadline to Register: Men TBA
Women: 1 division. Limit 32, players over the limit will be used as alternates.
Date: TBA, 9:00 am. Check-in 8:30 am-8:50 am
Location: Golden Village Palms Deadline to Register: Women TBA

BOWLING
Date: TBA, 1:00 pm. Check-in starts at 12:00 pm
Location: AMF Lanes
Deadline to Register: TBA

CHAIR VOLLEYBALL
Date: TBA 9:30 am. Check-in 9:00 am (Bring your own sack lunch). Time frame of play will be determined by number of sign ups. Limit 72.
Location: Simpson Center
Deadline to Register: TBA

CRIBBAGE
Date: TBA, 12:30 pm. Check-in before 12:15 pm
Location: Valley-Wide Multipurpose Room
Deadline to Register: TBA

"FUN-TATHLON" (6 FUN EVENTS)
Date: TBA, 9:00 am
Location: Golden Village Palms
Deadline to Register: TBA

9/13 8:00 - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Hemet Feline Fancier Cat Show [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Coordinator: Regina Shaffer - Ph: (951) 769-2949
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

HEMET FELINE FANCIERS CAT SHOW

The 39th Annual Cat Show is September 13, 2014 at the Valley-Wide Sports Center, 901 W. Esplanade Ave. in San Jacinto for more information, call Regina Shaffer at (951) 769-2949.
10/31 1:00 - 1:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa French Valley Spooktacular at French Valley Community Center [ MORE INFO ]

See Description
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Coordinator: FVCC&P - Ph: 894-1468
Location: French Valley Community Center & Park

Oct. 31 French Valley Spooktacular
11/22 9:00 - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Family Turkey Trot [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Location: Diamond Valley Lake Community Park

Family Turkey Trot

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. Pee Wee, 9:15 a.m. Jr. Trot, 9:30 a.m. Relay, 10:00 a.m. Turkey Trot

Location: Diamond Valley Aquatic Center (parking lot) 1801 Angler Ave.

Activities: 3 Mile Turkey Trot (run/walk)-All Ages $10.00 each, day of $15.00

4 Mile Relay (4 Person)-All Ages $30.00 per team, day of $35.00 (at least 1 female)

1 Mile Jr. Trot-Ages 12 & Under $8.00 each, day of $10.00

Short Course/Pee Wee-Ages 1-7 $5.00 each, day of $8.00

All runs "out back" on dirt, RAIN or SHINE. Best Dressed awards will be given out for the Relay Teams.

First 50 to sign up get a FREE T-Shirt!!!
12/1-12/31; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Holiday Gingerbread House Night [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Location: Valle Vista Community Center

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season making Gingerbread Houses! We will be serving hot cocoa and holiday cookies. Great Hoilday fun for the family!

DATE: TBA
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: Valle Vista Community Center
FEE: $2.00 early registration, $3.00 at the door (Registration on the day of the event is limited to 25 people.) (Limited to the first 200 children)
12/5 5:30 - 7:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Christmas Tree Lighting [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Join us for our 8th Annual Tree Lighting to kick off the Holiday Season. Experience the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas under stars. Enjoy music, and complimentary refreshments as we count down to the tree lighting. And don''t forget to bring a camera for your picture with Santa!

DATE: Friday, December 5, 2014
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm (tree lighting approx. 6:15pm)
PLACE: Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto
ENTRY : FREE
12/6 1:00 - 1:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Hemet Christmas Parade [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Coordinator: Valley Wide - Ph: 654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Hemet Christmas parade Dec. 6, 2014.
12/9 5:00 - 8:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Gingerbread house 2014 [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Coordinator: FVCC&P - Ph: 894-1468
Location: French Valley Community Center & Park

Gingerbread house at French Valley Community Center is December 9th, 2014!
12/13 8:00 - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Breakfast With Santa [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
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Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Come see Santa and have breakfast. At this 6th annual event, there will be lots of activities such as children''s games, vendors, music, opportunity drawings, arts and crafts, and much more. And don''t forget to bring a camera for your picture with Santa!

DATE: Saturday, December 13, 2014
TIME: 8:00am-11:00am (food will be served 8:00-10:30am)
PLACE: Valley Wide Recreation, 901 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto
DONATION: $3.00 entry (tickets include: 1 entry, 1 breakfast and 1 entry into the grand prize drawing)
(tickets available starting November 19, 2013)
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