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 5 p.m. Monday.
National Day of Prayer
On Thursday, May 5, Canyon Lake will celebrate its fourth National Day of Prayer. A continental breakfast will be served at the Lodge at 10 a.m. The program will begin at 10:30. All are invited to pray for their country, state, city, protectors (fire, police and military) and other. Local churches, including Canyon Lake Community Church, Elevation, Crimson Crown Music Ministries, New Hope, Canyon Lake Bible Club and Torah Club will participate.
For more information or to sponsor the event, call Nancy Horton at 951-246-2928. For tickets, call LaRue McNamara at 951-244-6470.
Meet with Nancy Horton
Residents are invited to meet with Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Division 1 Director Nancy Horton, a Canyon Lake resident, the last Tuesday of every month, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Sports Stop. Her next meeting is April 26. She will be available from to talk about the Governor’s conservation rules for water districts, EVMWD’s Stage 4b ordinance, questions about the district’s conservation rebates, etc. Nancy invites residents to bring their water bill for clarification of costs.
The next signup date to be involved in the Miss Canyon Lake Scholarship Pageant is April 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pool View Room at the Lodge.
Organizers are accepting applications from Canyon Lake residents ages 2 to 25. Applications will not be accepted after May 9.
The Royal Court attends various events within Canyon Lake such as the Easter Carnival, Fiesta Day, Parade of Frights, Oktoberfest, Christmas Boat Parade, etc. The Royal Court also interfaces with the community by assisting clubs with their events and fundraisers.
For more information, contact Executive Director CoCo Morrison, at 951-204-7777 or Assistant Director Janelle Basham, at 951-515-0500.
Choraleers Spring Concert
The Canyon Lake Choraleers spring concert will be on May 22, at 3 p.m. at the Lodge, and will feature Broadway show tunes. The group appreciates business and individual patrons who would like to support the arts in Canyon Lake. For more information, contact Whit Whittle at email@example.com.
Toastmasters Meets Weekly
The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room/Council Chamber. The group works on public speaking and leadership skills.
For more information, contact Maureen Smith at 951-566-7185.
The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) meets the second Thursday of each month, from 1 to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sewing, Quilting Group
Canyon Lakers are invited to the Senior Center for sewing and quilting every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a project and sewing machine or just come visit and check it out. For more information, call Terri Ireland at 951-246-2571.
Breast Cancer Resources
Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group in Canyon Lake led by Janelle Basham and Kimberly Slingerland. They mentor, educate and support newly diagnosed breast cancer patients during their breast cancer journey. Visit www.CLBosomBuddies.com and Canyon Lake Bosom Buddies Facebook page.
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 michellesplace.org or 951-699-5455.
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.
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 www.host.asse.com to begin a host family application.
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.
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.”
Family Matters Swapmeet
The 2nd annual Family Matters Club Swapmeet will be held May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Port Park. Organizers have announced that parking spaces on the blacktop will be available for $15; vendors can reserve booth space on the lawn for $35. The Family Matters Club will be selling hot dogs, chips, snack food and beverages to keep everyone powered up for their shopping/selling.
For more information or to receive a registration form by email, contact Shawna Bowen at 714-394-4885 or CLFMClub@aol.com.
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, a support group that meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon in room 6 of the gym at Canyon Lake Community Church.
For more information about this support group, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 951-244-8711.