Board of Directors
President Larry Minor
Vice President Frank Gorman
Member John Bragg
Member Steve Simpson
Member Matthew Duarte
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
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Kids Craft Class [ MORE INFO ]

5 & Under
See Event Description for Fee Info
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 (2015)

TIME:10:00 am - 11:00am

DATE: February 5th (Valentines Craft), March 12th (St. Patrick's Day Craft/ Easter Craft), April 16th (Earth Day Craft), May 7th (Mother's Day Craft).

FEE: $3.00 per child- parent fee

LOCATION: Simpson Center
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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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 (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 AM 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 - 11:30a.m.


LOCATION: Simpson Center


FEE: $4.00 per class
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa West Coast Swing- Beginning [ MORE INFO ]

16 & Up
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Bert Anderson - Ph: 951-282-2889

Learn to not only execute the basic patterns and elements of West Coast Swing, but also to incorporate the styling and techniques into your dancing that sets you apart and adds that “Wow” factor.
Bert Anderson taught for Arthur Murray studios before becoming a competition dancer and performer. He has appeared on television, stage, and club venues. He is a three-time nominee of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.


INSTRUCTOR: Bert Anderson – (951) 282-2889


AGE: 16 & up


DAY: Tuesdays


DATES: Feb 10-March17


TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm


FEE: $40.00 – Includes all six classes


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


Contact instructor for more information.

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.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Young Chefs [ MORE INFO ]

All
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Laurie Harding - Ph: 951-293-8859

Young Chefs is a step by step instructional class on cooking and using the kitchen. This class is not only designed to help youth prepare meals, use kitchen safely but will also help youth take a more active role. So come join the fun and meet new friends. Please call and confirm with instructor to ensure the proper amount of supplies are ordered.

Instructor: Laurie harding- 951-293-8859
Day: Mondays (begins September 15th)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Fee; $10 per class (all materials included for 3 course meal.)
Location: Simpson Center
Classes - Fitness/Excerise Classes
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

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa GERI-FIT® Strenth Training Workout for Older Adults [ MORE INFO ]

65 & Older
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Instructor: Geri-Fit Staff - Ph: 951-694-6873

Help prevent osteoporosis, improve strength, balance and arthritic conditions in this 45-minute, strength training exercise class for senior adults. No aerobics or floor work! Exercises are performed seated in chairs. Bring a set of 2 or 3-pound dumbbells (each), a stretch band and water to drink during the workout. Classes taught by a Certified Instructor. Advance registration is required. Register online at www.gerifit.com, or call 951-694-6873, or you can email the instructor at info@gerifit.com. If you have Medicare Advantage, you may qualify for free classes. Please contact the instructor for more information.


INSTRUCTOR: Geri-Fit Staff


AGE: 65 and over


DAY: Wednesdays & Friday


TIME: 8:45-9:30 AM


HELD: Jan: 21-Feb 13

Feb. 18-March 13

March 18-April 15

NO CLASS: 4/3

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


FEE: $48 per person each 8-class term


Free to Silver & Fit Members

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Old School Aerobics [ MORE INFO ]

Adult
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Instructor: Susan Connell - Ph: 805-751-5705

If you enjoy good music and choreograph moves that you can learn quickly and easily, then old-school aerobics is the class for you. You will learn basic moves that burn calories and tone your muscles. Aerobic exercise is fun, stimulating, satisfying. This class will help you manage your weight and shape your body. While you workout- expect to smile. Joining an aerobic exercise class is a wonderful way to improve your figure. Suzann is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and ZIN member.
Instructor: Suzann Connell 805-751-5705
Age: Adult
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 8am- 9am
Fee: $2.00 per class
Location: Simpson Center
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

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 Advanced Rhythmic Gymnastics [ MORE INFO ]

9 yrs and up
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Heather Huntoon



Instructor: Heather Huntoon

Age: 8 yrs and up

Day: Thursdays

Time:4:50 pm - 6:40 pm

Fee: $54.00 for 4 classes.

Location: Simpson Center

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



For more information check out lifebeyondearthwithheather.com
3:40 PM - 4:50 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Beginning Rhythimic Gymnastics [ MORE INFO ]

5 yrs and up
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Heather Huntoon

CLOSED CLASS. If you are interested in having your child in this class please contact Heather.

Instructor: Heather Huntoon

Age: 5 yrs and up

Day: Thurdays

Time: 3:50 pm to 4:50 pm

Fee: $49.00 for 4 classes

Location: Simpson Center
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Kinder Gym Rhythmic [ MORE INFO ]

3-5 years
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Heather Huntoon - Ph: 951-929-5607


Kinder Gym

The class teaches children 3-5 years the beginning fundamentals of gymnastics in a fun, safe, clean environment.

Instructor: Heather Huntoon (USA Gymnast Certified)

Age: 3-5 years (must be 3 years of age)

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm

Fee: $32.00 for 4 classes

Location: Simpson Center
4:50 PM - 6:40 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Little Dragons Martial Arts Kenpo Kids (Ages 4-6) [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 4-6
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Heather Huntoon

This class builds upon moves and techniqueslearned in the beginning class by teaching intermediate rhythmic gymnastics. Gymnasts perform graceful jumps, tosses, leaps, turns, etc., combined with dance and gymnastic skills while holding an apparatus.
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Huntoon
Thursda ys: 4:50 - 6:40 pm
(July 10th - August 14th)
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AGE: 9 yrs. & up (by audition)
LOCATION: Simpson Center Only
FEE: $77.00 / 6 wk. session
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.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Books, Collage, and Whimisical Portaiture [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
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Instructor: Ashley Aliko - Ph: 951-658-3783

This is a multi-disciplinary, mixed media class that will focus on creating vision books, collage and portraits using a variety of easy to find, easy to use materials. Week by week we explore a new topic that includes binding a book, collage with magazines and other papers and tapes as well as painting whimsical faces. We learn to layer our work with images that being to tell a story. We also create a vision book filled with images that when you look at them, assist you in being re-energized and inspired for what life is reflecting back towards you. We use materials like cards, magazines, cardboard, scissors, glue, tape, expired gift cards, string and your imagination. Beginners through advanced are welcome. There is plenty to create. Please contact instructor for class outline and materials list at hello@ashleyaliko.com.
Instructor: Ashely Aliko - 951-658-3783
Age: Adult
Day: Mondays
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Fee: $58.00 for 7 weeks or $12 per class walk in
Location: Simpson Center
11:45 AM - 12:45 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Chair Yoga [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
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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
See Event Description for Fee Info

Free Senior Health Fair first Monday of October & December 2014


Location: Simpson Center


Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Life Stream 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 - Infant/Toddler Pre-School Classes
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

Come out and get a little messy with a very creative staff at Valley-Wide Simpson Center. There will be arts & crafts, snack & a story each week. Children and adults can socialize in a safe, fun environment. Bring a friend and join in the fun!


INSTUCTOR: Missy Galloway & Keri Price

DAY: Tuesdays! Returns 1/27!

TIME: 10:00am- 11:30am

LOCATION: Simpson Center
FEE: $3.00 per family + 50c each additional guest
Classes - Martial Arts Classes
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Traditional T''ai Chi Ch''uan [ MORE INFO ]

Adult (Mature Child)
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Instructor: Matthew Rand - Ph: 603-724-1428

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a sophisticated Chinese exercise for health and self defense. Students begin by learning slow, graceful, rhythmic movements. For the purpose of self defense, the movements become lightning fast. This
class will focus on the basic training of T’ai Chi Ch’uan and provide a strong foundation for learning self defense and weapons. All levels are welcome.
Instructor Matthew Rand has been practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over 20 years. He received his education by studying with Grandmaster
Tung Kai Ying for 17 years.
INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Rand
(603) 724-1428
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am
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AGE: Adult*(mature child
w/ parent participation)
LOCATION: Simpson Center
FEE: $35.00 per mo.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Youth Martial Arts- Kenpo Kids [ MORE INFO ]

Youth 7-12
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Instructor: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam - Ph: 951-330-9332

Kenpo Kids is a program of physical fitness, discipline, and self-defense. Youth learn to handle themselves in difficult settings, buildcharacter and survive violence if forced to defend themselves. Youth will learn controls, strikes, throws, and grappling skills. Classes are instructed by Professor Kenneth R. Haslam, Master Instructor 10th degree, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee. Professor Haslam teaches professionally at the
Womack/Haslam Tactical Center and is founder of 360 DEFENSE the “Science of Behavioral and Tactical Self-Defense”.
INSTRUCTOR: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam
(951) 330-9332
wwwsmartnsafechildren.com
Monda ys & Wednesda ys: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
AGE: youth 7 - 12
Monda ys & Wednesda ys: 5:00 – 5:30 pm
AGE: youth 4 - 6
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LOCATION: Simpson Center
FEE: $70.00 / 8 classes / mo.
(Uniform required $49.00)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Youth Martial Arts- Kenpo Kids [ MORE INFO ]

Youth 4-6
See Event Description for Fee Info
Instructor: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam - Ph: 951-330-9332

Kenpo Kids is a program of physical fitness, discipline, and self-defense. Youth learn to handle themselves in difficult settings, buildcharacter and survive violence if forced to defend themselves. Youth will learn controls, strikes, throws, and grappling skills. Classes are instructed by Professor Kenneth R. Haslam, Master Instructor 10th degree, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee. Professor Haslam teaches professionally at the
Womack/Haslam Tactical Center and is founder of 360 DEFENSE the “Science of Behavioral and Tactical Self-Defense”.
INSTRUCTOR: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam
(951) 330-9332
wwwsmartnsafechildren.com
Monda ys & Wednesda ys: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
AGE: youth 7 - 12
Monda ys & Wednesda ys: 5:00 – 5:30 pm
AGE: youth 4 - 6
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LOCATION: Simpson Center
FEE: $70.00 / 8 classes / mo.
(Uniform required $49.00)
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