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This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications.com no later than 3 p.m. Monday.

Senior Center Pot-luck

Typically, the Senior Center potlucks take place at the Senior Center at 5 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Due to the busy holiday season and the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties at the Senior Center, the Senior Center pot-lucks have been postponed until January 2017.

Golf Cart Parade and Toy Drive

The Street Cart Club invites residents to decorate their golf carts and participate in its annual Golf Cart Parade on Sunday, December 11. Participants are asked to donate a new toy for the toy drive. Parade starts at 6 p.m. at Blue Bird Dr. It will head towards the East Gate and then to the Lodge where judging begins and toys are dropped off.

Coffee with Nancy

Residents are invited to meet with Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Division 1 Director Nancy Horton, a Canyon Lake resident, the last Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sports Stop. She is available to talk about changing guidelines for water conservation, questions about the district’s conservation rebates, etc. Nancy also invites residents to bring their water bill for clarification of costs. The coffee is complimentary.

Lioness Bingo

The Lioness Club hosts Bingo every first and third Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Although this event is held at the Senior Center, this is not a seniors only event. Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to play. Games 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.

Toastmasters Meets Weekly

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room/Council Chamber. The group works on public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, contact Maureen Smith at 951-566-7185.

P.E.O. Luncheon and Boutique

Residents are invited to attend the annual P.E.O., Chapter WW luncheon and boutique on Saturday, December 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Center. The cost is $10.00.; proceeds will benefit the hilanthropic educational goals of P.E.O. For reservations, call Johnnie D’Alessandro at 951-244-4191.

P.E.O. Scholarships

P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization 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 limited to health care, education, music, fine arts and the legal profession. These scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2017 school year. Scholarship grants are based upon scholastic ability, integrity of character, school/community activities and financial need.

Guidelines and applications are available online through January 10, 2017. Completed application packets are due no later than February 1, 2017. Visit the P.E.O. California website “Scholarship Opportunities” for the guidelines and application form. For more information, call Dee Zasio at 951-244-0123.

Breast Cancer Resources

Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group in Canyon Lake led by Janelle Basham and Kimberly Slingerland. They pair mentor, educate and support newly diagnosed breast cancer patients during their breast cancer journey. For more information, visit www.CLBosomBuddies.com and Canyon Lake Bosom Buddies Facebook page.

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.

Steering Wheel Covers

The Lioness are offering custom-made steering wheel covers made of many different materials and patterns, which keep steering wheels from becoming too hot to handle. They also work well during cold weather. The price is $8 for one $15 for two. Contact Laverne Cann at 951-244-5715 to purchase.

The profits from this project will go to one of the Lioness Club’s ongoing philanthropic projects such as Guide Dogs of the Desert, HOPE. food pantry and the annual breast cancer tournament in Canyon Lake.

Menifee Valley Historical Museum

The Menifee Valley Historical Museum contains displays about Canyon Lake history, provided by Canyon Lake pioneers Don and Elinor Martin. The museum is open Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Don and Elinor sometimes serve as docents. It’s located in the old Menifee Elementary School on Garbani Rd. in Menifee.

Caregivers Connection

Men and women who provide care for their husbands, wives or parents for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson’s are invited to attend Caregivers Connection, a support group that meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in room 6 in the gym of Canyon Lake Community Church from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information about this support group, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 244-8711.

Repairs Needed?

The POA Operations Department requests that members let them know if they see safety issues or a need for repairs at any of the common areas in the community.

Operations Phone: 951-244-6841, ext. 510

Operations Director Mike Morrow: 951-244-6841 ext. 518 or mmorrow@canyonlakepoa.com

In an emergency, contact Community Patrol dispatch at 951-246-2721.

Genealogy Research

The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) meets the second Thursday of each month, from 1 to 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 yolyatlegs@gmail.com.

Sewing, Quilting Group

Canyon Lakers are invited to the Senior Center for sewing and quilting every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a project and sewing machine or just come visit and check it out. For more information, call Terri Ireland at 951-246-2571.

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.

Clothing Wanted

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.

Lock Vehicles

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.

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