News Brief


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.

CLPOA Recall Fails

The Recall Measure failed. The Special Meeting of the Members and Recall/Election had to be adjourned until October 17 due to lack of quorum. At that meeting, a total of 1,522 ballots and proxies were received. A total of 257 No votes were necessary to defeat the recall measure for each director. Director Eilers received 876 No Votes, Director Gordon received 911 No Votes, and Director Yarbrough received 914 No Votes.

New Menu at Country Club

The Country Club has introduced a new menu and new hours. Dining Room Hours are Monday through Wednesday: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bar Hours are Sunday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Golf Course to Reopen

The Golf Course has been closed for over-seeding. It will reopen Monday, October 26.

TCHS Football

Congratulations to the Temescal Canyon High School Titans for winning all three levels of games last week against Lakeside High School.

Canyon Lakers are invited to watch varsity play tonight, October 23, at an away game against Heritage High School, 26001 Briggs Rd. in Menifee. Gates open at 6, the game starts at 7. Tickets are $7.

On Thursday, October 29, junior varsity will play at home against Elsinore High School. The game starts at 4 p.m.; admission is free. Also, on Thursday, the freshmen will play an away game at 4 p.m. at Elsinore High School, 21800 Canyon Dr. in Wildomar. Tickets are $7.

Local businesses wishing to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program may contact Bruce MacDonald at 951-246-9938.

‘Shop for the Cause’

Temescal Canyon High School Aquatics is selling tickets for the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center’s annual “Shop for the Cause” event on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and include catered lunch, dessert, beer and wine samples, exclusive discounts, baggage check, entertainment, free gift wrap, casino room, one entry into the prize drawing, one entry into the $500 shopping spree and a day of fun.

One hundred percent of proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the TCHS Aquatics Program. To purchase tickets, contact Andi Rowe at 951-490-1450 or Wendy Cordon at 909-816-8161.

Senior Scams

A free ‘Senior Scam Stopper’ seminar will be held on November 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., at The Trilogy Ballroom, 24477 Trilogy Parkway, Temescal Valley. It is hosted by State Senator Jeff Stone, County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, and the California Contractors State License Board. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.

One in five seniors has been a victim of fraud and seniors are the most targeted group. In addition, new scams are developed every day. 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. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attended. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Megan Locke at Senator Stone’s office at 951-894-3530.

JWC Holiday Boutique

The Jr. Women’s Club’s annual Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lodge. This boutique offers more 40 vendors for holiday shopping. For more information, contact Julie Aguirre at 951-265-9722  or

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. until 2 p.m. at 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.

Lioness Friendship Brownies

Once again, the Canyon Lake Lioness Club is selling its famous Brownie Jars. The quart jars are decorated for the holidays, filled with the ingredients to make brownies for family, friends, neighbors. Only four ingredients need to be added: eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla and brown sugar. The recipe is under the decorated lid.

The Club is also selling smaller jars filled with candy or nuts. These jars also make great gifts. The brownie jars are $10 each or two for $18. The smaller candy/nut jars are $6 each or two for $10.

To purchase these gifts, call Barbara Weatherman at 951-244-1618. The proceeds from this project will be used to help those in need.

Need a Band?

The award winning, Temescal Canyon High School Jazz Band is back in full swing and 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.

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.

Halloween at the Library

Preschool Craft and Story Time is today, October 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room. Led by Ginny Furnish, this program will include stories, music and a craft about Halloween and ways to be safe.

On Monday, the Library will have Family Movie Night at 4 p.m. featuring “Hotel Transylvania.”

Petals the Clown will be at the Libary to do face-painting on Wednesday, October 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Buck a Bag Sale at Library

A special treat for this time of year is the Buck-A-Bag Book Sale which began October 19 and will end this Saturday, October 24. The books sale is in celebration of National Friends of the Library Week. During Library hours visitors may make selections from the Friends’ sale books to be included in a plastic grocery bag. They may then buy that bag and all the books in it for $1. For more information, call 951-244-9181.

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 PEO Scholarships

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.

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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