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 3 p.m. Monday.
Animal Friends of the Valleys is hosting a major pet adoption event on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at Hawk Ranch at 42149 Elm St., Murrieta.
For more information, contact Amanda Shurley at email@example.com.
Learn to Golf
The Canyon Lake 9ers Golf Club, in conjunction with Golf Pro Pat Kemball, will be offering beginner golf lessons starting March 1. The cost a serious of four lessons is $100. Following the last session the club will host a meet and greet with refreshments.
A spokesperson for the club says, “This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the fun and amazing game of golf.” For more information, contact the Pro Shop at the Country Club or call Linda Kielty at 951-746-2250.
The Canyon Lake Woman’s Cub is offering scholarships to high school senior girls as well as to women who are pursuing continuing education. Information and applications are available at various high school career centers and at canyonlakewomansclub.com. For additional information, call Leslie Zack Brand at 909-957-4247.
The Canyon Lake 9ers Golf Club is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Golf Scholarship. All students are encouraged to apply. Applications are available in the Canyon Lake Golf Pro Shop and at Temescal Canyon High School. The deadline is April 7, 2017. The scholarship will be presented at the high school’s awards ceremony in May.
The next PLAN (People Living Alone Now) luncheon will be held at Canyon Lake Community Church on Saturday, February 25 at noon.
Those who are interested in fellowship and who live alone or with a caregiver are welcome. Lunch is complimentary. There will be music, testimonies and an opportunity to meet fellow Christians. The them is angels. For more information, call Joan Ellett at 951-941-0859.
The Lioness Club continues to hold Bingo on the first and third Sunday of every month from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Due to State Law, Bingo is limited to those over the age of 18. Admission to Bingo is $10 for a 6-sheet set. Special games are available for $1. each.
For those wishing to attend Bingo from outside the community, it is necessary to call Nancy Coughlin at 951-805-0543 or Joanna Spiller at 951-244-1553 for gate entrance.
Caregivers Connection offers an opportunity for caregivers to share common problems, needs and experiences. Anyone caring for a loved one for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson’s is welcome to attend.
The group meets in room 6 at Canyon Lake Community Church on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The next meeting is February 27. It will be a regular meeting with a pot-luck lunch.
For more information about this support group, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 951-244-8711.
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. The coffee is complimentary.
Nancy is available to talk about changing guidelines for water conservation, answer questions about conservation rebates and the district’s water rates, etc. Residents are invited to bring their water bill for clarification of costs.
Celebrate Recovery is a program that teaches and gives one tools on how to address their hurts, habits, and hang-ups so that they can move forward and find their purpose and a life filled with joy.
Participants discover that they are not alone in what they are going through and find people to walk alongside them. Celebrate Recovery meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. in Building C at Canyon Lake Community Church.
Residents are invited to bring their knitting and crocheting supplies and projects to the Senior Center on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.
Sewing, Quilting Group
Residents are invited to the Senior Center for sewing and quilting every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a project and sewing machine or just visit and check it out. For more information, call Terri Ireland at 951-246-2571.
MOMS Next is an open group, accepting place for all mothers of school age kids to come, just as they are, to experience authentic community, personal, growth, practical help and spiritual hope. Moms Next meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at Canyon Lake Community Church.
The Farmers Market operates every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper section of the Towne Center parking lot. It features fresh produce, handcrafted items, vendor merchandise and freshly prepared food.
Menifee 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.
Mother of Preschoolers (MOPS) meet on the first and third Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Canyon Lake Community Church. MOPS seeks to support mothers during the early years of their Children’s lives. By connecting with other moms and mentor moms, craft projects and guest speakers, women are encouraged in their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys. Childcare is provided.
The moms fellowship over hot coffee and warm breakfast, then enjoy a speaker or craft. Those desiring “coffee talk” are invited to contact Melissa Roberts at 951-757-6010.
Breast Cancer Resources
Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group in Canyon Lake led by Janelle Basham and Kimberly Slingerland. The 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.
The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) meets monthly on the second Thursday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Steering Wheel Covers
The Lioness Club offers 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. The profits from this project go to one of the Lioness Club’s ongoing philanthropic projects. To purchase, call Laverne Cann at 951-244-5715.
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 at 31620 Railroad Canyon Rd.