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
10:00 AM - 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: Nov. 20 (Thanksgiving Craft), December 11 (Christmas 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**


11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Line Dance with Ellie [ MORE INFO ]

Adults 18 & Up
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Instructor: Ellie Halterman - Ph: 951-652-1535

Who knew unwinding from a long hard, or stressful day could be so much fun! Learn steps & patterns of dances to classic country music, new country music, & the "other" music too. The best exercise you can do for your mind, body, & just for your general health all around. Don''t spend the night sitting home alone, come socialize, meet new friends and get smarter!

Instructor: Ellie Halterman- 951-652-1535
Age: 18 & Up
Days: Mondays
Level: Beginning Beginners (2 left feet accepted, learn the basics here).
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Level: Advanced Beginners/Intermediate (Knowledge of basic steps)
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Fee: $4.00 per class
Location: Simpson Center
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa West Coast Swing- Beginning [ MORE INFO ]

16 & Up
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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: Wednesday


DATES: TBA (Will return in Fall or Spring 2015)


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

All
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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 & Over
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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: Sept. 5-Oct. 1


Oct.3 -Oct. 29


Oct. 31-Nov. 26


Nov. 28-Jan.2

No class 12/24, 12/26, 12/31

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


FEE: $40 per person each 8-class term


Free to Silver & Fit Members

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

Adult & 12 & Up
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Instructor: Professor Kenneth R. Haslam - Ph: 951-375-6811

kajuenbo is a world recognized system of electric 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 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: 12 & Over

DAY: Tuesday & Thursday

TIME: 6:00pm- 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Simpson Center

FEE: $80.00 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.
10:30 AM - 11:30 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: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 10:30am- 11:30am
Fee: $3.00 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
3:40 PM - 4:50 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Beginning Rhythimic Gymnastics [ MORE INFO ]

5 yrs and up
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Instructor: Heather Huntoon

Closed class until summer 2015. If you are interested in having your child in this class, gymnast must be in Advanced Gymnastics through the fall, winter, and spring sessions. Recommend attending Advanced Gymnastics twice a week. Instructor will audition gymnast before the summer session begins 2015. Parent involvement and a dedicated gymnast is required.

Instructor: Heather Huntoon

Age: 5 yrs and up

Day: Thurdays

Time: 3:40 pm to 4:50 pm

Fee: $48.00 for 4 classes

Location: Simpson Center
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

Closed class until summer 2015. If you are interested in having your child in this class, gymnast must be in Advanced Gymnastics through the fall, winter, and spring sessions. Recommend attending Advanced Gymnastics twice a week. Instructor will audition gymnast before the summer session begins 2015. Parent involvement and a dedicated gymnast is required.

Ballet and gymnastics skills, techniques & fundamentals in a fun atmosphere. Apparatus such as ball, ribbons, ropes, and clubs are used.


Instructor: Heather Huntoon

Age: 9 yrs and up

Day: Thursdays

Time:4:50 pm - 6:40 pm

Fee: $53.00 for 4 classes.

Location: Simpson Center

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



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

3-5 years
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Instructor: Heather Huntoon - Ph: 951-929-5607

Class begins the week of August 25th-June 2015 (taking off major holidays). Sign-up any time. No registration fee. Cash and check accepted (no credit cards).

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
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 or Thursdays
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Fee: $42.00 for 6 weeks or $10 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
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Free Senior Health Fair first Monday of October & December 2014


Location: Simpson Center


Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Harvest Valley Bingo [ MORE INFO ]

Adults
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Instructor: Simpson Center - Ph: 951-929-5607

Every Sunday, doors open at 11:00am. Sales start at 12:00pm. First warm up starts at 1:00pm. There are special games mixed into the session. Payout is calculated based on attendance. So come out and spend a sunday afternoon and meet new people. For more information or questions please contact Bob Gibbons at 951-926-9763.

Age: Adult
Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00pm (doors open at 11:00am)
Location: Simpson Center
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 Thursday


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 Oct. 7th! No class 11/11!

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 or Mature Child
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Instructor: Matthew Rand - Ph: 603-724-1428

Ongoing class for beginners!
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. Matthew Rand has been practicing T''ai Chi Ch''uan for over 20 years. He received his education by studying with Grand master Tung Ying for 17 years.
Instructor: Matthew Rand
603-724-1428
Age: Adult *(mature child with parent participation)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Fee: $35.00 per month
Location: Simpson Center
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





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