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

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305 E. Devonshire
Hemet, CA 92543
(951) 929-5607

All Valley-Wide parks offer a wide range of amenities for members of the local community. Athletic fields, plentiful picnic areas, water activities - you name it and you can find a park offering fun activies and well-maintained facilities near you. Additionally, Many of our parks and community centers offer classes or special events for the whole family.

The table below details the amenities available at this park. Scheduled events for this facility, if any, are below the table. Check back frequently to review our changing schedule!

The Park at a Glance
Gymnasium - No
Restrooms - Yes
Fitness Trails - No

Upcoming Events

Classes - Children's Classes & Activities
Oct 23 10:00 - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Kids Craft Class [ MORE INFO ]

5 & Under
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Instructor: Missy Galloway & Keri Price - Ph: 951-654-1505

This is a class for parents and children to explore arts and crafts in a fun atmosphere. This class requires adult participation. Come and enjoy a new family class.

INSTUCTOR: Missy Galloway & Keri Price

AGES: 5 yrs. and under

DAY: Thursdays (2014)

TIME:10:00 am - 11:00am

DATE: May 8th (Mother's Day Craft), Oct 23 (Halloween Craft), Nov. 20 (Thanksgiving Craft), December 11 (Christmas Craft)

FEE: $3.00 per child- parent fee

LOCATION: Simpson Center
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Messy Monkey's Parent & Me [ MORE INFO ]

5 & under
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Instructor: Missy Galloway - Ph: 951-654-1505

This popular program is presented by a very creative group of Valley-Wide staff in the Sport Center every Wednesday morning. This program is geared for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, and their children, ages 0-5yrs. Children and adults can socialize in a safe, fun learning environment. There are songs, games, arts & crafts, snacks and special guest each week. Grab a friend and join us, its lots of fun! Class will start October 1st. For more information call Missy at 951-654-1505.


INSTUCTOR: Missy Galloway & Keri Price

DAY: Tuesdays (Last day of the season is May 27, 2014 and will return September 16, 2014. In the mean time check out mom and me at the Aquatic Center)

TIME: 10:00am- 11:30am

LOCATION: Simpson Center
FEE: $3.00 per family + 50c each additional guest
Classes - Dance Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa EEK Fitness Music Class [ MORE INFO ]

ALL Ages
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Instructor: Erica - Ph: 951-375-6906

EEK Fitness music class is a program for all Special Needs of all ages. This class incorporates dancing, singing and instrument play. This is a Fun environment for all to enjoy. So please come in and check us out and join in the fun. EEK also offers other programs such as art, floor hockey, basketball and much more. For more information contact Erica at (951) 375-6906 or eekfitness@yahoo.comn


INSTRUCTOR: Jason Nutter

AGE: ALL Ages

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm (Youth)

6:30pm-7:30 pm (Teen/Adult)

FEE: $5.00 per class

Scholarships are available


LOCATION: Simpson Center - 305 East Devonshire Ave. Hemet CA, 92546 (951)929-5607**






10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Line Dance with Lois [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages
$4.00 per Class
Instructor: Lois - Ph: (951) 654-2328

This popular style of dance is great exercise, and lots of fun! Line dancing is good for everybody ages 8 to 88. If you can walk, you can line dance! There are slow and fast dances, polkas, and cha-cha, even a Charleston! No partner is necessary, so don’t be left out when you hear the beat. These are ongoing classes; you can join at any time. This is an Easy Intermediate/Intermediate Class. Register and pay at class.


INSTRUCTOR: Lois Daggs


AGE: All Ages


DAY: Friday


TIME: 10:00 - 12:00p.m.


LOCATION: Simpson Center


FEE: $4.00 per class

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Line Dance with Pam [ MORE INFO ]

All ages (not a beginners class)
$4.00 per Person
Instructor: Pam Sherrod - Ph: (951) 766-7494

If you're part of the thriving line dance community in this area-or would like to be!-and you've been wanting to learn both classic and current intermediate-level dances being done at the numerous dance parties, here's your chance!


Instuctor: Pam Sherrod - (951)766-7494
AGES: All


DAY: Monday


TIME: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


FEE: $4.00 per person


LOCATION: Simpson Center
Classes - Educational Classes
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Ukulele Strummers [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
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Do you like to play a Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar or Amplified Base? Then come play with us! This group is looking for additional members to join. Beginners are welcome. For more information on our group please contact Pineapple or Gerri at (951)926-9999.


Age: Adults


Day: Monday


Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Fee: Free


For more information, please contact Donna at (951) 929-5607.
Classes - Fitness/Excerise Classes
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Aerobi Bench Stepping [ MORE INFO ]

Adult
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Instructor: Sheila Brown - Ph: 951-791-1842

Aerobic Stepping is an exceptional cardiovascular activity that challenges the midsection of the body known as the “core”. A strong core helps flatten the abdominals and strengthen the back. Stepping is guaranteed to burn extra calories by revving up your metabolism. It also brings extra oxygen to the skin cells producing a healthy glowing appearance. Steps are available from small to medium heights. A short body sculpting will be included. This class is taught by certified instructor of Cal State University @ Hayward, Strength & Aerobic. For more information contact Instructor.



INSTRUCTOR: Sheila Brown-(951) 791-1842


AGE: Adult


DAYS: Tuesdays and Thursdays


TIME: 8:15 am -9:15 am


FEE: $5.00 per class (Purchase 6 passes for $20.00 they never expire) CASH


LOCATION: Simpson Center

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Floor Yoga [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
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Instructor: Sue Bouk - Ph: 929-5607

Join a fast growing trend! Taught by long time Valley instructor Sue Bouk. This class is the perfect break from your busy day and a great way to exercise with low impact. The class will feature over 1 hour of stretching and strengthening using classic yoga techniques. This class is designed for intermediate students. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your towel or mat. This class is ongoing, register with instructor at time of class.



INSTRUCTOR: Sue Bouk


AGE: Adult


DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays


TIME: 11:45 am -1:00 pm



DAYS: Tuesdays and Thursdays


TIME: 9:00 am -10:15 am



FEE: $5.00 per class


LOCATION: Simpson Center

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Floor Yoga [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Sue Bouk - Ph: 929-5607

Join a fast growing trend! Taught by long time Valley instructor Sue Bouk. This class is the perfect break from your busy day and a great way to exercise with low impact. The class will feature over 1 hour of stretching and strengthening using classic yoga techniques. This class is designed for intermediate students. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your towel or mat. This class is ongoing, register with instructor at time of class.



INSTRUCTOR: Sue Bouk


AGE: Adult


DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays


TIME: 11:45 am -1:00 pm



DAYS: Tuesdays and Thursdays


TIME: 9:00 am -10:15 am



FEE: $5.00 per class


LOCATION: Simpson Center

1:00 AM - 1:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa GERI-FIT® Private Lessons (Personal Fitness Training for Seniors) [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
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Instructor: Geri-Fit Staff - Ph: 951-694-6873

Learn strength training exercises from a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer that are designed to increase strength, mobility, balance and lessen arthritic conditions. All equipment is provided! Please bring a towel. Each session is 30-minutes long. Fees are payable in advance and once paid, they are non-refundable unless you provide a 48-hour cancellation notice.. Register online at www.gerifit.com, or call 951-694-6873. Please do not pay the instructor.



INSTRUCTOR: Geri-Fit Staff


AGE: Seniors


DAYS: Choose Wednesdays or Fridays or both


AVAILABLE TIMES:
8:00-8:30 am


9:45-10:15 am


12:00-12:30 pm


12:45-1:15 pm


1:30-2:00 pm


2:15-2:45 pm


3:00-3:30 pm


3:45-4:15 pm


HELD: Private Lessons are ongoing


LOCATION: Simpson Center – Hemet, 305. E. Devonshire


FEE: $30 per person per 30-minute session or
$40 for two people

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa T'ai Chi Complete Class [ MORE INFO ]

Adult over 18
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Instructor: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam - Ph: 951-375-6811

Learn the amazing way to Long Life, Health and Independence. Doctors recommend T’ai Chi Ch’uan.* Build strength, stamina, improve range of motion; reduce stress, reduce pain in the lower back; knees, neck and other joints. Learn about the material left out of book on T’ai Chi Ch’uan Classics. The methods presented her include not only the solo form, but Saber T’ai Chi Straight Sword, and T’ai Chi Bang (Walking Cane) for self protection. The T’ai Chi Cane is perfect protection from man or beast when taking walks in the morning or evening around the community.


Classes are instructed by Professor Kenneth R. Haslam, Master Instructor 10th degree, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, with 53 years learning experience. Professor Haslam is the owner of Thinking Body Action Mind Center and home of Pan-Technicon; “The Science of Behavioral and Tactical Self-Defense.”


This class is designed for the adult at all levels of physical fitness; especially for beginners, older adults, and those working on rehabilitation or physically challenged.


*Supported by The Arthritis Foundation, American Cancer Association, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Geriatrics Assocation.


INSTRUCTOR: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam (951) 375-6811 or (951) 302-7247


AGE: Adult 18 & Over

DAY: Mondays and Fridays

TIME: 9:45 am- 10:45 am

LOCATION: Simpson Center

FEE: $50.00 for 8 classes



Location: Simpson Center


To register or for more information, please contact Professor Ken Haslam at 951-375-6811 or 951-305-7247.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Zumba [ MORE INFO ]

12-50
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Instructor: Laura G. Doleza - Ph: 951-663-1361

Zumba (Zoom-Bah) is a popular fitness program inspired by Latin and International dances. Are you interested in burning over 500 calories in an hour, while having a party? Zumba is exercise in disguise, it will get your heart pumping, de-stress you, energizes and helps you build endurance. It provides an amazing core workout while working on other parts of the body as well. You won't need to know how to dance, there are usually 3 or more steps that you'll repeat with each dance and the more you do it the easier it will become to master. Both men and women of all ages participate in this workout and all bring their own flavor and style.
So... "Ditch the workout and join the party!!"


INSTRUCTOR: Laura G. Dolezal – (951) 663-1361

AGES: 12 – 50 years old

DAYS: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

TIME: 6:00pm-7:00 pm

FEE: $5.00 per class per person

LOCATION: Simpson Center
Classes - Gymnastics
4:50 PM - 6:40 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Intermediate Rhythmic Gymnastics [ MORE INFO ]

9 yrs and up
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Instructor: Heather Huntoon

This class builds upon moves and techniques learned in the beginning class by teaching intermediate rhythmic gymnastics. Gymnastics perform graceful jumps, tosses, leaps, turns, etc., combined with dance and gymnastic skills while holding an apparatus.


Instructor: Heather Huntoon

Age: 9 yrs and up

Day: Thursdays

Time:4:50 pm - 6:40 pm

Fee: $77.00 for 6 week session (July 10-August 14th)

Location: Simpson Center

**James Simpson Memorial Center 305 East Devonshire Ave. Hemet, Ca 92546 (951)929-5607**



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Classes - Health & Leisure Classes
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa ACBL Bridge [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
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Do you enjoy Bridge? If so bring a partner and join us in competitive Bridge. If you have the passion for Bridge this is the place to be! Join us every Monday and Thursday at the Simpson Center. You must have a partner to sign up. For more information or to register please contact Bill Wellman at (951)652-2759 or Karen McComb at (951)658-6413.


Days: Monday & Thursday

AGE: Seniors

Time: 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Location: Simpson Center


FEE: $5.00 per class (Partner needed)
For more information, please contact (951) 929-5607.
11:45 AM - 12:45 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Chair Yoga [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Sue Bouk - Ph: (951) 929-5607

Do you enjoy Yoga!-But can’t get on the floor, then this is the perfect class for you. All the benefits of yoga but done on a chair. Class is taught by long time Valley instructor Sue Bouk. This class is the perfect break from your busy day and a great way to exercise with low impact. The class will feature stretching and strengthening using classic yoga techniques. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your towel. This class is ongoing, register with instructor at time of class


AGE: Adult


DAY: Fridays


TIME: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


FEE: $3.00 per class


LOCATION: Simpson Center
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Free Senior Health Fair [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
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Free Senior Health Fair first Monday of the month.


Location: Simpson Center


Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Life Scan Blood Drive [ MORE INFO ]

All ages
See Event Description for Fee Info

Save a life, donate blood.
Life Scan will be at the Simpson Center the first and third Monday of each month.


Days: First and third Monday of the month


Time: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


Location: Simpson Center


For more information, please call Donna at (951) 929-5607.
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Senior Game Room [ MORE INFO ]

Seniors
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Come in and join us. Our senior game room has everything you need to have a fun and relaxing day. We offer cards, board games, puzzles, ping pong and much more. For those just wanting to relax we offer movies, books, magazines, and a comfortable space for you. So come on in and bring a friend. For more information, contact us at 929-5607.


AGE: Seniors


DAY: Monday thru Friday


TIME: 8:00am- 7:00pm (subject to change)


LOCATION: Simpson Center


FEE: FREE

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Widowed Persons Association of California [ MORE INFO ]

Widow/Widowers
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When you are ready to get back into doing things, we would like to invite you to join our group of widows and widowers for some fun that gives people, like yourself, things to do and people to do it with. So please come out and join us for meetings and social events! For more information please call 658-8657.


AGE: Widows/Widowers

DAY: 2nd Friday of the Month

TIME: 1:30pm-3:30pm

FEE: FREE

LOCATION: Simpson Center

Classes - Martial Arts Classes
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Kajukenbo and American Kenpo Kung-Fu [ MORE INFO ]

12 & Up
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Instructor: Professor Ken Haslam - Ph: 951-375-6811

Kajukenbo is a world recognized system of eclectic martial arts encompassing, kick boxing, clinch, locks, throws, ground fighting and weapons. It was founded in Hawaii in 1942 by Prof. Adriano Emperado. American Kenpo Kung-Fu is a combination of Chinese Kenpo arts. Both Kajukenbo and Kenpo arts have some of the fastest most powerful hands and leg techniques found anywhere in the world.


Classes are instructed by Professor Kenneth R. Haslam, Master Instructor 10th degree, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, with 53 years learning experience. Professor Haslam is the owner of 3600 DEFENSE; “The Science of Behavioral and Practical Self-Defense”.


This class is designed for the adults at all levels of physical fitness; especially for beginners, but black belts of any system can learn if they bring an open mind.


INSTRUCTOR: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam – (951) 375-6811 or (951) 305-7247

AGE: Adults and Youth 12 + When accompanied by a participating adult

NIGHT: Tuesday and Thursday

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Simpson Center

FEE: $80.00 for 8 classes


To register or for more information contact Professor Ken Haslam at
(951) 375-6811 or (951) 305-7247

Special Events
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Senior Meal Program [ MORE INFO ]

60 and older
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Coordinator: Simpson Center - Ph: 929-5607

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





Sep 03 1:00 - 3:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Senior Services Fair [ MORE INFO ]

All
See Event Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. - Ph: 760-424-8888

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. invites you to attend our Senior Service Fair. Hosted with Valley-Wide Recreation, our Senior Services Fair brings together various community organizations that serve our Senior Citizen community. Congressman Ruiz will be present to offer welcome remarks and open the event. Please join us for an afternoon of information, socialization, networking and more.


LOCATION: Valley-Wide Simpson Center 305 E. Devonshire Ave. Hemet
DATE: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
TIME: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


This event is open to the public.
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