News Briefs


The Friday Flyer Holiday Deadlines

Deadlines will move up a day for the next two issues of The Friday Flyer. For the December 25 and January 1 issues, all Letters to the Editor, Club News, News Briefs, Announcements, etc. will be due Monday at noon, earlier when possible.

Display advertising will be due Monday at noon. Classifieds brought into the office will be due Monday at 5 p.m. Online Classifieds will be due Monday at midnight.

Christmas Eve Service

Canyon Lake Community Church invites the community to a Christmas Eve service on Thursday, December 24. Three times are offered: 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The church is located at 30515 Railroad Canyon Rd. For more information, call 951-244-1877 or visit

Youth Symphony Concert

The Bravura Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Don Marino, will perform its 5th annual Winter Concert tomorrow, December 19, at 7 p.m. at the Chaparral High Performing Arts Center, 27215 Nicholas Rd. in Temecula. It will feature music of the season and pieces by Russian composers. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Those interested in auditioning for the orchestra may contact Membership includes musicians from middle school through college with at least an intermediate proficiency on a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.

Temecula Valley Symphony

The Temecula Valley Symphony will perform a Holiday Extravaganza on December 19, at 2 p.m. at the Golden Bears Theater, Temecula Valley Hight School. Holiday favorites will include music from Duke Ellington, Home Alone II, Hanukkah, Handel’s Messiah and more. Tickets are available at

Lioness Friendship Brownies

The Lioness Club is selling its famous Brownie Jars. The quart jars are decorated for the holidays, filled with the ingredients to make brownies. The  Club is also selling smaller jars filled with candy or nuts. The brownie jars are $10 each or two for $18. The smaller candy/nut jars are $6 each or two for $10. To purchase, call Barbara Weatherman at 951-244-1618.

CLLL Spring Registration

Canyon Lake Little League is taking online signups at The cost for players will vary from $120 to $160 based on division. Player registration includes a hat, shirt, belt, socks and a rewarding season of baseball. The league is always looking for good managers, coaches, etc.. Volunteer forms can be completed at the time of registration at Registration ends January 10.

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.

Caregivers Connection

Men and women who provide care for their husbands, wives or parents for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson’s are invited to attend Caregivers Connection.

For more information about this support group, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 951-244-1877.

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.


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.”

Visit the North Pole Today

The North Pole is the subject of Miss Ginny’s Preschool Craft and Story Time at the Library today, December 18, at 11:30 a.m.  There will be polar bear stories, music, a craft and a special treat courtesy of Yogurt Land in Lake Elsinore. The story time is developed for ages 3-5, although other ages are permitted to attend. Parents are allowed in the story time with their children.

Toddler Story Time will be presented at 11 a.m. Mondays, and Spanish Time will meet at 3 p.m. on December 21.

Holiday closures for the Canyon Lake Library will include Friday, December 25 and January 1. The library will be open for service both Saturdays, December 26 and January 2, for the regular hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Internet services and drop-box availability will continue through the holidays. For more information, call 951-244-9181.