Author Archives: Hemet Sunshine

About Hemet Sunshine

I am a homeschooling mom living in Hemet, California. I am interested in building a better community for the ones I love.

Every Girl’s Right — January 14

The YES! Student Writing Competition is an opportunity for middle school through university students to write for a real audience and the chance to be published by an award-winning magazine. Registration for this competition is due by January 14, 2016.  … Continue reading

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Auditions for Living History — January 5

Riley’s Farm is looking for dynamic actors and educators to join a talented cast of Living Historians for the Winter-Spring field trip season. Auditions are on Tuesday, January 5 at 9 AM and are located at Hawk’s Head Publick House, … Continue reading

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Young Patriots — January 5

The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are happy to announce the 2015-2016 Young Patriots Essay Contest. Entrants have the opportunity to showcase their writing skills and compete for $9,000 in scholarship money. All essays must be submitted … Continue reading

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Maker Faire (San Diego) — October 3 & 4

As part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration a two-day Maker Faire will be held on October 3rd and 4th. For more information, visit

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Used Curriculum Sale (Riverside) — August 31

A used curriculum sale hosted by Dehesa is on Monday, August 31st from 10am-noon.  This FREE event is located at California Avenue Christian Fellowship, 8223 California Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504. For those interested in selling, contact Kathy Jansen at 951-233-6884 … Continue reading

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School Success Workshops — August 28-29

Valle Vista Library is hosting Back-to-School Success workshops on Friday, August 28th at 3:00 and also on Saturday, August, 29th at noon. These FREE workshops are for students of all ages.

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LEGO Fan Festival (Pasadena) — August 21-23

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.  This event is on August 21-23, 2015. View Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival Trailer here: For more … Continue reading

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Beyond the Mask (Rancho Mirage) — August 10

Beyond the Mask, an action/adventure feature film made by homeschool graduates, will be appearing at the Rancho Mirage Stadium 16 on August 10th, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  Regal Cinemas Rancho Mirage Stadium 16 & IMAX is located in the Monterey … Continue reading

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Revival Christian Academy 2015-16 (Menifee) — July 31

Revival Christian Academy (RCA) is a homeschool co-op.  Online registration for fall classes closes on July 31.  All classes are held at 29220 Scott Road, Menifee, CA 92584. RCA offers homeschool classes two days a week to students in grades … Continue reading

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ISO Hosts for Exchange Students — July 16-August 4

In search of volunteer host families for Exchange Students who will be staying in the San Jacinto valley.  The students will arrive on Thursday, July 16th and depart on Tuesday, August 4th. Students attend classes and activities from Monday through … Continue reading

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