This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. Monday.
‘Shop for the Cause’
Temescal Canyon High School Aquatics is selling tickets for the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center’s annual “Shop for the Cause” event on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and include catered lunch, dessert, beer and wine samples, exclusive discounts, baggage check, entertainment, free gift wrap, casino room, one entry into the prize drawing, one entry into the $500 shopping spree and a day of fun.
One hundred percent of proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the TCHS Aquatics Program. To purchase tickets, contact Andi Rowe at 951-490-1450 or Wendy Cordon at 909-816-8161.
Many Wonders of Christmas
Canyon Lake women are invited to the 7th annual “Many Wonders of Christmas” luncheon on Saturday, November 21, at 10 a.m. at Canyon Lake Community Church. The luncheon will feature 30 lighted, themed and decorated trees, which are offered in an opportunity drawing. Tickets for the event are $20, or a table for $160. Only a few tickets remain. Reserve a ticket by calling Sandra Fulmer at 951-244-7394.
Small Business Saturday
The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce invites residents to support local business on Small Business Saturday, which takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Chamber Director Alison Burrafato says, “Please join the Small Business Saturday promotion and shop your local businesses in the Canyon Lake Towne Center. It’s a great way to start the holidays and support our community!”
American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize brick-and-mortar businesses that are small and local.
Lioness Friendship Brownies
The Canyon Lake Lioness Club is selling its famous Brownie Jars. The quart jars are decorated for the holidays, filled with the ingredients to make brownies for family, friends, neighbors. Only four ingredients need to be added: eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla and brown sugar. The recipe is under the decorated lid.
The Club is also selling smaller jars filled with candy or nuts. These jars also make great gifts. The brownie jars are $10 each or two for $18. The smaller candy/nut jars are $6 each or two for $10.
To purchase these gifts, call Barbara Weatherman at 951-244-1618. The proceeds from this project will be used to help those in need.
Southwest Women’s Chorus
The Southwest Women’s Chorus will present its 16th annual “Christmas in the Air” concert on Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 6, at 2 p.m., at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. The concert is a mix of traditional favorites, carols, classical, humor and audience sing-a-longs.
Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and $11 for students. Tickets are available at www.temeculatheater.com, the theater box office at 42051 Main St. in Temecula or 1-866-OLD-TOWN.
From The Lord Ministries is in need of clothes, shoes, gloves and beanies for men, women and children. Also appreciated are hotel sized shampoos, conditioners, lotion, bar soap, deodorants, tooth brushes, tooth paste and lip balm for hygiene kits. These items will be donated to families and homeless in need and may be dropped off at 30420 Bear River Dr. in Canyon Lake.
Elks Ladies Boutique
Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Ladies will host their annual Craft Boutique at the Elks Lodge, 33700 Mission Trail in Wildomar, on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jewelry, purses, clothing, baked goods, handcrafted items and more will be available. The lodge kitchen will be open to sell various food items.
Lake Elsinore Art Show
The Lake Elsinore Paletteers will offer free demonstrations during their annual art show today and tomorrow, November 13 and 14. Art will be on display at the Cultural Arts Center, 188 North Main St. in Lake Elsinore, on Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is free and most artwork is for sale. Lori Heston will provide demonstrations both days at 1 p.m.
Need a Band?
The award winning, Temescal Canyon High School Jazz Band is available to play at holiday events. Besides their wide range of jazz music, they also offer a holiday music program. The band is comprised of 20 students, nearly all of whom are in the school’s marching band. To book this group, call Lyne Hall at 951-244-2101.
Are you a man or woman who provides care for your husband, wife or parent? Anyone caring for a loved one for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson’s is invited to attend Caregivers Connection, a support group that offers an opportunity for caregivers to share common problems, needs and experiences.
The group meets in room C5 at Canyon Lake Community Church on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The next meetings will be held November 23.
For more information, contact the group’s facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 244-1877.
Mothers of school aged kids are invited to MOMS Next, a ministry of MOPS International. It meets every second and fourth Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m., at Canyon Lake Community Church.
The moms fellowship over hot coffee and a warm breakfast, then enjoy a speaker or craft. Those desiring “coffee talk” are invited to contact Gretchen Daley at 951-595-9153 or see the Facebook page at “MOMS Next at Canyon Lake Community Church.”
Bingo at the Senior Center
The Lioness Club hosts Bingo every first and third Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Games are open to all members of the community and are $20 for a 12-sheet set and $10 for a six-sheet set. Funds raised by bingo are contributed to Lions’ projects for the sight-impaired and the needy of the area.
The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) meets the second Thursday of each month, at 3 p.m., at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail in Wildomar. For more information, contact Yoly Jimenez at 951-764-1932 or email@example.com. PEO Scholarships
The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) is devoted to the educational advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans. P.E.O. scholarship opportunities are now available for undergraduate and graduate California women studying in a variety of fields. These scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2016 school year. Application forms are available online through January 10, 2016. Completed packets are due no later than February 1, 2016.
Visit the P.E.O. California website for applications and application guidelines. For additional information, call Dee Zasio at 951-244-0123.
The Farmers Market operates every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the upper section of the Towne Center parking lot. It features fresh produce from local farmers and fresh flowers from area growers as well as handcrafted items, vendor merchandise and freshly prepared food. It’s a good place to pick up fresh food for holiday meals and gifts from local vendors.
Host Families Sought
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with area high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.
ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families.
The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.
To become an ASSE host family or to learn more, contact 1-800-733-2773 or visit www.host.asse.com to begin a host family application.
Breast Cancer Resources
Michelle’s Place is a breast cancer resource center serving this area, located at 27645 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 117, in Temecula. The center’s mission is to provide emotional and educational support to those touched with breast cancer and facilitate breast health care services. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn about available services and resources at michellesplace.org or 951-699-5455.
A couple in Canyon Lake regularly makes deliveries of food and clothing to the Riverside City Mission, where the needs of the hungry and homeless are continuous. Donations can be dropped off at the Coldwell Banker office in the Towne Center, 31620 Railroad Canyon Rd.
Canyon Lake Community Patrol reminds residents to double-check the doors and windows in their vehicles each evening and be sure alarm systems are activated. Records show most thefts from vehicles in Canyon Lake occur because doors were left unlocked or windows left open. They also say residents shouldn’t leave items of value in front yards or driveways.
Open cars and valuables left outside can lead to “crimes of opportunity” that can be easily prevented. If a crime is in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately. Then call Community Patrol.
Call Community Patrol at 951-244-5950 any time there is a suspicious-looking person.