Board of Directors
President Larry Minor
Vice President Frank Gorman
Secretary Rose Salgado
Member John Bragg
Member Steve Simpson
General Manager Dean Wetter

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 Holiday Gingerbread House Night [ MORE INFO ]

See Event Description for Fee Info 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: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
TIME: 5:00-7:00pm
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)
2014 OLDlympics [ MORE INFO ]

See Event Description for Fee Info 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 is now open! 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: Oct 7th
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: October 7th

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

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
9/23-12/23; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez Mobile Office [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: KC Center - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Kay Ceniceros Senior Center

The assemblywoman''s representative will be at the Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10am until noon.
10/2-10/4; 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa OLDlympics Golf [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Joy - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

GOLF
Date:Thursday Oct. 2 or Saturday Oct. 4 at 6:30am. Shotgun at 7:00am both days.
Location: Echo Hills
Deadline to Register: Sept. 26. Limit 36 per day.

10/2 10:30 - 12:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa OLDlympics Bingo [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Joy - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

BINGO
Date: Oct 2, Check-in starts at 10:30am
Location: Simpson Center
Deadline to Register: Sept. 29 Limit 100

10/3 9:30 - 12:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa OLDlympics Texas Hold''em [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Joy - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

TEXAS HOLD’EM
Date: Fri. Oct. 3, 9:30am
Location: Valley-Wide Recreation Multipurpose Room
Deadline to Register: Oct. 1 –Limit 72

10/4-10/5; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa OLDlympics Tennis [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Joy - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

TENNIS
Date: Sat. Oct. 4 & Sun. Oct. 5
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Tennis Courts
Deadline to Register: Sept. 30

10/4 1:00 - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa OLDlympics Scrabble [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Joy - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

SCRABBLE
Date: Sat. Oct. 4, 1:00pm
Location: Hemet Public Library
Deadline to Register: Oct 1 Limit 24

10/5 12:30 - 1:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa OLDlympics Cribbage [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Joy - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

CRIBBAGE
Date: Sun, Oct 5, 12:30 pm. Check-in before 12:15 pm
Location: Valley-Wide Multipurpose Room
Deadline to Register: Sept 30

10/6 9:00 - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa OLDlympics Fun-Tathlon [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Joy - Ph: 951-654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

"FUN-TATHLON" (6 FUN EVENTS)
Date: Monday, October 6, 9:00 am
Location: Golden Village Palms
Deadline to Register: Sept. 30 No experience needed

10/23-10/25; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Haunted House [ MORE INFO ]

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

OCTOBER 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, & 30, 2014

The Simpson Center
305 E. Devonshire Ave, Hemet
Valley-Wide's Annual Haunted House is just around the corner! Expect MORE chills and thrills. This year the event will be held at the Simpson Center in Hemet. Constructions will begin at the end of September. If you are wishing to volunteer in building or helping at the event it's self, you must be at least 14 years or older. Ghosts & Goblins maybe frightening for the young ones, parent's discretion is advised. There will be a haunted café serving food each night as well as outdoor carnival games for the younger children. For more information please call (951) 929-5607.

TIME:A
6:30-8:30p.m.
FEE: $5.00 per person or
$4.00 w/canned food item
Family Special: Family if 5, $14.00 with 5 canned food items
10/25 3:30 - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Costume Contest [ MORE INFO ]

For All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Location: Simpson Center

Saturday, October 25, 2014

305 E. Devonshire Ave, Hemet

Come join in the fun for our 2014 costume contest. This event will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Simpson Center in Hemet. We will start off with age groups: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 year olds. The categories are: Scariest, Prettiest, Most Creative, Funniest, Coolest, Best Home Made, Best Movie Theme, and Most Outrageous. New this year: age group, 13-17, & 18 and over. The categories are: Scariest, Prettiest, Most Creative, Funniest, Best Movie Theme.

Please refrain from wearing provocative costumes.

TIME: 3:30

FEE: Free (no pre-registration)

Beginning with age group 3 and under, followed by 4-6, 7-9, & 10-12 age groups. Times are, 5pm for 13-17 age group and 5:15pm for 18 and over age group.
10/25 4:45 - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Family Carved Pumpkin Contest [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
Free
Location: Simpson Center

Saturday, October 25,2014

The Simpson Center

305 E. Devonshire Ave, Hemet

Bring your carved pumpkin to be judged. This event will be held on Saturday, October 25,2014 at the Simpson Center in Hemet right after the Kids Costume Contest . There will be 4 categories: Scariest, Most Creative, Funniest, and Most Adorable. Use your imagination and try to outdo last years pumpkins.

Time: Starts approximately 4:45pm (Following the Kids Costume Contest)
Fee: Free ( No pre-registration)
10/28-10/30; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Haunted House [ MORE INFO ]

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

OCTOBER 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, & 30, 2014

The Simpson Center
305 E. Devonshire Ave, Hemet
Valley-Wide's Annual Haunted House is just around the corner! Expect MORE chills and thrills. This year the event will be held at the Simpson Center in Hemet. Constructions will begin at the end of September. If you are wishing to volunteer in building or helping at the event it's self, you must be at least 14 years or older. Ghosts & Goblins maybe frightening for the young ones, parent's discretion is advised. There will be a haunted café serving food each night as well as outdoor carnival games for the younger children. For more information please call (951) 929-5607.

TIME:A
6:30-8:30p.m.
FEE: $5.00 per person or
$4.00 w/canned food item
Family Special: Family if 5, $14.00 with 5 canned food items
10/29 6:00 - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2nd Annual Halloween Festival Oct. 29 at Menifee [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
Free
Location: Menifee Community Center

Boys and girls, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas ... get ready for the Menifee 24/7 Halloween Festival! The fun begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Wheatfield Park. We''''ll have carnival games, music, treats, a costume parade and costume contests for all ages. Wear your best Halloween costume and come join the fun!
10/31 5:00 - 7:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Annual Halloween Spooktacular Event [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: FVCC&P - Ph: 951-894-1468
Location: French Valley Community Center & Park

A fun, haunting & safe alternative to “Trick or Treating”. The French Valley Community Center will be filled with chills, thrills, and fun. Join us for Games, Jumpers, Live DJ Music, Candy, and lots of FUN both inside and outside this year! We will be offering Halloween Carnival Games in the Gymnasium, Jumper Park fun outside in the Ball Field and a Trunk or Treat activity in the Parking Lot. Thank you to Little Jumpers and Covenant Grace Community Church for partnering with us this year and helping to make the extra activities possible. CovGrace will also be offering free hamburgers and hotdogs outside for all. Don't miss out on the FUN!! AGE: All Ages
DATES: Friday, October 31, 2014 (Halloween)
TIMES: 5:00pm-7:00pm
FEE: Free
LOCATION: French Valley Community Center. Rancho Bella Vista Park
31757 Browning St Murrieta, CA 92563 *If you are interested in volunteering to work this event for community service hours, please contact Lanay with Valley-Wide for more information. 951-894-1468
11/8 6:30 - 8:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 4th Annual Menifee Veterans Memorial, 1K & 5K Walk/Run [ MORE INFO ]

All ages - (Under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Free
Location: Menifee Community Center

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Wheatfield Park 30627 Menifee Rd (At La Piedra Rd)

Check in: 6:30am
Time: 5K-8:00am, 1K- 9:00am
11/11 11:00 - 12:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Menifee Memorial Celebration [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
Free
Location: Menifee Community Center

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Menifee Veterans Memorial at Wheatfield Park
30627 Menifee Rd (at La Piedra Rd)

Join us for a remembrance event to honor the men and women who have served our country.

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Fee: Free
11/22 9:00 - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Family Turkey Trot [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Location: Diamond Valley Lake Community Park

Family Turkey Trot

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. Gobble Trot, 9:15 a.m. 1K Trot, 10:00 a.m. 5K/ Walk/ Turkey Trot

Location: Diamond Valley Lake Soccer Fields 1801 Angler Ave. In Hemet off of Domenigoni Park Way and Searl Park Way

Prices: $5- Gobble Trot $7-1K Trot $10- 5K/Walk/ Turkey Trot RAIN or SHINE. Day of the event registration fees increase by $1
12/5 4:30 - 7:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 4th Annual Menifee Holiday Tree Lighting [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
Free
Location: Menifee Community Center

Menifee City Hall

Greet Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they roll into town on a Menifee fire truck to kick off the Holiday Season. Santa will pose for photos, but you must bring your own camera.


Fee: Free
Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
12/5 5:30 - 7:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Christmas Tree Lighting Valley-Wide Reg. [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
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
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Valley Wide - Ph: 654-1505
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Hemet Christmas parade Dec. 6, 2014.
12/6 8:00 - 12:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Breakfast With Santa at Kay Ceniceros Senior Center [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Location: Kay Ceniceros Senior Center

Come see Santa and have breakfast. At this our annual event, there will be lots of activities such as children''s games, vendors, music, and much more. Don't forget to bring a camera for your picture with Santa!


To register, call (951)679-8092

DATE: Saturday, December 6, 2014
TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm
PLACE: Kay Ceniceros S.C.- 29995 Evans Rd
DONATION: $5.00 entry
12/9 5:00 - 7:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Gingerbread House Night at the French Valley Community Center [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: FVCC&P - Ph: 894-1468
Location: French Valley Community Center & Park

2014 Gingerbread House Night. Join us for a fun-filled evening as we make Holiday Gingerbread Houses. We will be serving hot cocoa and holiday cookies as you construct your masterpiece. We may even have a special visit from Santa. *We will be set up for family fun building only (no contests will be ran). Early registration is highly recommended! Space is limited. (Limited to 100 - Preregistration is recommended)
Ages: All Ages
Date: December 9th, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: French Valley Community Center at Rancho Bella Vista located at: 31757 Browning St., Murrieta 92563
Fee: $2.00 early registration
$3.00 at the door (as space permits)
(LIMITED to the first 100 children!)
12/11 6:00 - 8:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Gingerbread House 2014 Marion V. Ashley C.C. [ MORE INFO ]

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


Join us as we celebrate the Holiday Season making Gingerbread Houses. We will be serving hot cocoa and holiday cookies while you construct your Holiday Masterpiece. Great Holiday fun for the family!

DATE: Thursday, December 11, 2014
TIME: 6:00-8:00pm
LOCATION: 25625 Briggs Rd Menifee.
FEE: $2.00 early registration, $3.00 at the door. (Limited to the first 200 children)
12/13 8:00 - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2014 Breakfast With Santa at Valley Wide Rec. [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
$3.00 per Class
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park


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

DATE: Saturday, December 13, 2014
TIME: 8:00am-11:00am (Food served from 8:00-10:30)
PLACE: 901 W. Esplanade Ave, San Jacinto
DONATION: $3.00 Entry (Tickets include: 1 Breakfast, & 1 Entry into the grand prize drawing) Tickets available November,19, 2014.
5/16 6:00 - 8:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 5TH Annual Jurassic Classic Mud Run 2014 [ MORE INFO ]

12 & Up
$50.00 per Person
Location: Diamond Valley Lake Community Park

5TH ANNUAL JURASSIC CLASSIC MUD RUN

The Jurassic Classic Mud Run is not just a 5k filled with mud pits and obstacles. It’s an adventure course designed so you can challenge yourself and have a blast with your friends and family. It’s not about winning…It’s about conquering the beast.

AGE: 12 & Up

DAY: Saturday

DATE: May 16th, 2015

TIME: TBD

FEE: October thru January-$40

February thru April- $45

May- $50


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951-654-1505

Valley-Wide Recreation & Park District

PO Box 907
San Jacinto, CA 92561
951-651-1505
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