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.
Family Fun Night
The Lake Elsinore Community Services Department is celebrating National Parks and Recreation month by throwing a Family Fun Night tomorrow, July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Summerly Park, 18505 Malaga Rd. The evening will consist of kickball tournament and food. The first 200 people will receive a hot dog, chips and water.
Family Slip N Slide Day
Lamb’s Fellowship, 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, will host a Slip N Slide Day tomorrow, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This community event will feature a free day of fun for the whole family. Enjoy snow cones, water bouncers and Slip N Slide.
Lioness Bingo Fundraiser
Bingo, sponsored by the Canyon Lake Lioness Club, is held at the Canyon Lake Senior Center on the first and third Sunday of every month from 1 to 4 p.m. Due to State Law, players must be over the age of 18. Admission is $10 per six-sheet set; special games are available for $1 each. Those wishing to attend from outside the community should call Nancy Coughlin at 951-805-0543 or Joanna Spiller at 951-244-1553 for gate entrance.
National Night Out
The annual National Night Out, a community-wide crime prevention program sponsored by the Riverside Police Department, will be held on Aug. 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. This free event will feature interactions with local police officers and firefighters, display vehicles, activities and raffle prizes. Kids ages 12 and younger will receive free entry to the Storm game on the evening of the event.
The Canyon Lake Farmers Market operates every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper section of the Towne Center parking lot.
Menifee Historical Museum
The Menifee Valley Historical Museum contains displays about Canyon Lake history, provided by Canyon Lake pioneers Don and Elinor Martin who sometimes serve as docents. The museum is located in the old Menifee Elementary School on Garbani Rd. and is open Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m.
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. A potluck is held at 5:30 on the first Sunday of each month. Childcare is provided.
The Canyon Lake Community Church’s 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.
Jane Farmer of Desert Hills Memory Care Center will speak on July 16 about the importance of taking care of yourself in a way that will benefit your ability to care for a loved one with Dementia in a positive way. For more information, about Caregivers Connection, contact Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or Bev Haney at 951-764-1730.
Chronic Illness Support
The Chronic Illness Adult Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Canyon Lake Senior Center. For more information, contact Steven Prince at 949-293-2919.
Residents are invited to bring their knitting and crocheting supplies and projects to the Canyon Lake Senior Center on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.
Coffee with Nancy
Residents are invited to meet with Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Division 1 Director Nancy Horton, a Canyon Lake resident, on the last Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sports Stop.
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. Coffee is complimentary.
Grief Share typically meets in the chapel at Canyon Lake Community Church on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Classes start up again in August. For more information, contact Pastor Pete at 951-244-1877, ext. 204.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets 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 Karla Holenbeck at 951-317-6803.
Canyon Lake women are invited to attend the Canyon Lake Association of Women (CLAWS) group bunco on the second Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the country club. The cost is $10 per player. Participants are asked to bring canned and packaged food for the community cupboard. For more information, call Betty Henry at 951-244-3091.
Eagle Ridge Riders will present its Veterans Day Weekend Bike Show on Nov. 11 at Eagle Ridge Church, 25891 Holland Rd. Menifee. All bikes and riders are welcome. Seven Best of Show awards, vendors, music by Band of Brothers, jump houses and opportunity drawings.
The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society Business and Program meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday, except July and August, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Candy Petersen at email@example.com or 951-246-2028, or visit bakerfamily.org/legs.
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 journey. For more information, visit clbosombuddies.com.
Michelle’s Place, 27645 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 117, Temecula, is a breast cancer resource center serving Canyon Lake and surrounding area. 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 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 951-699-5455 or visit michellesplace.org.
Expressive Art Class
Michelle’s Place, a breast cancer resource center serving Canyon Lake and surrounding area, hosts a free Expressive Art Class every other Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The class uses art as a form of therapy and self-exploration. Sessions help to practice creativity while opening the door to calming strategies and awareness techniques. Participants gain a better insight of themselves through sharing feelings and exploring a host of topics with group dialog and discussion. It’s part art, part relaxing, part “therapy,” part discussion and a positive diversion for anyone. No reservations, fees or art experience required. For dates and times, visit michellesplace.org.
Sewing, Quilting Group
Residents are invited to the senior center for sewing and quilting on Wednesdays 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, contact Terri Ireland at 951-246-2571.
Women’s Circles are small groups of women who meet once a month in each other’s homes or in Building C at Canyon Lake Community Church. They pray and support missionaries and pray for and encourage one another. Being a member of a Women’s Circle provides an opportunity for small group fellowship. Faith Circle meets the third Monday at 7 p.m.; Julia Circle meets the second Monday at 10:30 a.m.; Priscilla Circle meets the first Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.; Sonshine Circle meets the third Monday at 9:30 a.m.; Sunset Circle meets the second Sunday at 5:30 p.m.; Love Circle meets the second Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. For more information about the Women’s Circles, contact Circle Coordinator Phyllis Duncan at 951-674-4436.
Senior Scam Seminar
State Senator Jeff Stone and the City of Temecula are hosting a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mary Phillips Senior Center, 41845 6th St., Temecula. A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed. Sandwiches will be provided after the meeting. For more information or to RSVP, contact Senator Stone’s office at 951-894-3530 or debbie.Herrera@sen.ca.gov.
AFV Kids Camp
Animal Friends of the Valleys, 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, is hosting a summer camp for kids five to 14. Kids will learn about pet care and responsibility and how to be safe around pets. This hands-on animal-related camp will feature crafts and activities. The cost is $60 per camper and includes a shirt. Sessions for ages five to nine will be held July 30 through Aug. 3. Sessions for ages 10 to 14 will be held July 16 through July 20 and Aug. 6 through Aug. 10. To sign up, visit aniamlfriendsofthevalleys.com or call Lisa Castle at 951-674-0618, ext. 210.
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 toward the club’s ongoing philanthropic projects. To purchase a cover, call Laverne Cann at 951-244-5715.