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.

Garage Sales Today

Two fundraising garage sales are under way today, October 9, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday, October 10, from 6 a.m. to noon. Clothing and household items are for sale at two locations: 22706 Lighthouse Dr. and 29117 Big Range Rd. All proceeds go towards P.E.O. scholarships for women.

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.

Titan Football

Bring this News Brief and eat at Chili’s any time on October 15; mention you are there to support TCHS Football and the program will receive 15 percent.

Canyon Lakers are invited to see Varsity play tonight, October 9, at 7 p.m. at Perris High School, 175 East Nuevo Rd. in Perris. Tickets are $7.

Junior Varsity will play an away game against Lakeside High School, 32593 Riverside Dr. in Lake Elsinore, on Thursday, October 15, at 4 p.m.; admission is free. Also on October 15, Frosh will play Perris High School at Temescal Canyon High School, starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7. Homecoming will be on October 16 with the theme, “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.

Tennis Classes Starting

Tennis Pro Baba Soysa will be offering new adult and children’s tennis lessons starting Monday, October 26. Days and times will be confirmed a little closer to the date. If interested, contact Marga Kidd at or 951-442 4538.

Lioness Yard Sale

The Canyon Lake Lioness Club is holding its annual fundraising garage sale on Friday,

October 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, October 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 30489 Meadowlark Dr. Items to be sold include kitchenware, china, glassware, clothing, books, holiday decorations, small appliances, artwork, electronics, hobby equipment, tools, etc. Residents who would like to donate items are asked to contact Joanna Spiller at 951-244-1553 or Sharon Ormond at 951-244-4494.

All proceeds of the sale will be used to help needy families in our community as well as those in need in other states or countries and to support organizations that aid the sight-impaired.

Learn Square Dancing

The Canyon Lake Twirlers Dance Club is hosting a class for those interested in learning how to do modern square dancing. The first night is free and open enrollment has been extended a few 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 (when City Council is not in session). It’s for couples, singles and families (minimum age 10). For more information, visit or 951-694-3650 or 951-244-0672.

Need a Band?

The 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.

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.

Parent Child Yoga

The Parent Child Yoga Creative Moment Class for children ages 2 through 8 meets on Wednesdays, from 4:15 to 4:45 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. For more information and scheduling updates, visit and like the instructor’s page,

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.

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.

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.

‘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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