News Briefs


This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to no later than 5 p.m. Monday.

Paint and Wine

The Canyon Lake Art Association invites community members to a Paint and Wine event at the Rebelde Winery, 530 Crane St. in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, October 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost of $35 will include a glass of wine, cheese and crackers, painting canvas (to take home), and the use of paints, brushes and aprons.

Organizers say the event will be relaxing and entertaining to allow those with prior artistic experience to enjoy it as much as the novice who thinks they have no artistic skills.

Register and pay by credit card by calling La Rebelde Winery at 951-741-7337.

Calling All Artists

Visual artists, ceramicists and photographers are invited to participate in the 2015 Canyon Lake Art Association Studio Tour on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost to enter is $10 and participants must be a member of the Art Association ($25 membership fee).

All works must be original. Artists are asked to register by November 1 with Carol Davis (818-522-9920, and submit a three-sentence bio with picture to Kristene Robertson ( For more information, visit

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.

Titan Football

See the Temescal Canyon High School Titans play tonight, September 18,, at 7 p.m. at Linfield Christian High School, 31950 Pauba Rd. in Temecula. Admission is $7. On September 24, junior varsity will go up against JW North High School in Riverside, 1550 Third St., with a start time of 4 p.m. Admission is $7. Also that day, freshmen will go up against JW North High School at Temescal Canyon with a start time of 4 p.m. The freshmen got their second win over Palm Springs last week, 28 to 8; they’re now 2-1.

Homecoming will be on October 16 with a theme of “Out of This World.”

Local businesses that would like to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program are asked to contact Bruce MacDonald at 951-246-9938.

Learn Square Dancing

The Canyon Lake Twirlers Dance Club has begun a class for those interested in learning how to do modern square dancing. The first night is free and open enrollment will continue two more weeks. After that, the cost is $5 each week. The class is held Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room/Council Chamber. It’s for couples, singles and families (minimum age 10). For more information, visit or 951-694-3650 or 951-244-0672.

Calling All Crafters! 

Adult crafters of all ages are invited to participate in the 15th annual Canyon Lake Holiday Boutique sponsored by the Senior Work Group. This year’s boutique will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, at the Senior Center. All items must be handcrafted. The entry fee is $30, with 15 percent of the crafter’s sales donated to the Senior Center.

Signups will be held at the Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday, September 14 through October 19. There will be one evening signup on October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Barbay at 951-805-3278 or Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.


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.”

Yoga Class

The Yoga Creative Moment class for children ages 2 through 8 meets on Thursdays, at 4:15 p.m. in the Pool View Room at the Lodge. This is a free class; however, it is not a drop-off program. Parents/caregivers are required to remain with their children at all times and are encouraged to participate in the class.

Farmers Market

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.

Genealogy Research

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 Bereavement Support Groups

Pastor Pete Van Dyke of Canyon Lake Community Church is leading two 13-week bereavement support groups. Information provided at both groups is identical.

One group, which started August 17, is meeting Monday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The other is meeting Wednesday mornings, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Both meet in the Canyon Lake Community Church Chapel (Building A). To register, call the church office at 951-244-1877.

Caregivers Connection

Anyone caring for a loved one for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson’s is welcome to attend Caregivers Connection, which provides an opportunity for men and women to discuss common problems, needs and experiences and to learn from one another.

The group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon in room 6 of the gym at Canyon Lake Community Church. On September 28, Jane Farmer will speak to the group about dementia, calling it “a rollercoaster ride.”

“So many emotions are involved in living with a dementia diagnosis,” she says. “Often we hear people feeling like they’re on an emotional rollercoaster from mourning to joy.”

Jane and her daughter Shannon will speak on the wide range of feelings and the reasons behind them. They will discuss how to help those who may be experiencing stages of grief and the varying emotions that accompany this progression. A question and answer session will follow the discussion.

For more information, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or her assistant Bev Haney at 951-244-8711.

‘Hello Dolly’

The Welk Theatre presents “Hello Dolly,” starring Cynthia Ferrer and Randy Doney. Director/Choreographer Ray Limon returns to Welk to stage this classic piece of American theater. “Hello Dolly” through November 15 with five shows per week on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are $48. For ticket information, contact 888-802-7469 or

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 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 or 951-699-5455.

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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