News Briefs


New Talent Wanted

The Canyon Lake Choraleers soon will resume their rehearsal schedule for the annual Christmas concert and look forward to performing Christmas and holiday songs – both old and new. The concert date is December 10; tickets will be available soon on Brown Paper Tickets.

President Larry Garland says, “We are always looking for ‘new talent.’ If you are interested and at least 18 years of age, please contact one of the board members to request an audition. In order to qualify, you must have at least an elementary ability to read musical notes, or you must at least have an ear for music.”

Contact Larry at 508-498-6210,; or Vice-president Steve Gaston at 714-356-0943,

Cub Scout Pack 346

Cub Scout Pack 346 is kicking off its 2016-2017 year this month. Cub Scouts is for boys entering 1st through 5th grade. Those interested in scouting can attend the following events:

  • New Parent Orientation on Wednesday, August 17, at 7 p.m. in the Pool View Room at the Lodge
  • Opening pack meeting, “The Great Outdoors,” on Sunday, August 21, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Elks Lodge Wildomar, 33700 Mission Trail.

For more information contact or 951-363-3346.

Support TCHS Football

Canyon Lakers are invited to support the Temescal Canyon High School Football Program by stopping by a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, August 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Lone Star Steakhouse in Lake Elsinore, 18601 Dexter Ave. Tickets cost $10 each. Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, potatoes, sausage, coffee and orange juice.

See the TCHS Varsity Titans play their first game of the season on August 26, at 7 p.m., at Vista De Lago High School, 15150 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley. Tickets are $7.

On August 25, JV will go up against Vista De Lago High School at TCHS, 28755 El Toro Rd. in Lake Elsinore at 4 p.m., while the freshmen will play at Vista Del Lago High School at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.

Local businesses that would like to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program printed for every home game may contact Erin Balli at 951-852-5183.

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, a support group that meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in room 6 in the gym of Canyon Lake Community Church from 10 a.m. to noon.

Next meeting will be August 22 and will give caregivers the opportunity to share experiences and gain support from others who understand their circumstances.

For more information about this support group, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 244-8711.

Bereavement Support

Pastor Peter Van Dyke will facilitate a Bereavement Support Group in the chapel at Canyon Lake Community Church, starting Monday, August 22. There will be a choice of attending meetings at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.

The group will meet for 13 weeks and provides insight and support to those who have experienced a loss and desire healing and encouragement. The group setting is very comfortable and helps people to determine whether they’re grieving in a way that leads to hope and ultimate healing. For more information, contact Pastor Pete at 951-244-1877, ext. 204.

Fall Ball Signups

Canyon Lake Little League is taking online Fall Ball signups at The cost for players ages 4-up is $65. Fall season will run approximately seven to eight weeks, September to November. Player registration includes a hat, shirt, belt and socks. Registration for Fall Ball will end August 31.

CLLL is always looking for good coaches. Fall Ball is less demanding and a great way for new coaches to test the waters and for experienced coaches to keep in touch without the time demands of the spring season. For more information, contact the Canyon Lake Little League board at Those interested in coaching are invited to attend the next board meeting on August 10.

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.

Steering Wheel Covers

With hot weather here, the Canyon Lake Lioness are offering custom-made steering wheel covers made of many different materials and patterns, which keep steering wheels from becoming too hot to handle. They also work well during cold weather. The price is $8 for one $15 for two. Contact Laverne Cann at 951-244-5715 to purchase.

The profits from this project will go to one of the Lioness Club’s ongoing philanthropic projects such as Guide Dogs of the Desert, HOPE. food pantry and the annual breast cancer tournament in Canyon Lake.

Menifee Valley Historical Museum

The Menifee Valley Historical Museum contains displays about Canyon Lake history, provided by Canyon Lake pioneers Don and Elinor Martin. The museum is open Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Don and Elinor sometimes serve as docents. It’s located in the old Menifee Elementary School on Garbani Rd. in Menifee.

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.

Repairs Needed?

The POA Operations Department requests that members let them know if they see safety issues or a need for repairs at any of the common areas in the community.

Operations Phone: 951-244-6841, ext. 510

Operations Director Mike Morrow: 951-244-6841 ext. 518 or

In an emergency, contact Community Patrol dispatch at 951-246-2721.

Titan Football

Local businesses that would like to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program printed for every home game should contact Erin Balli at 951-852-5183.

Reel Kids Movie Series

Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks in Murrieta is showing family favorites for $1 every Wednesday and Thursday, at 10 a.m., through August 11. There are specials on concessions as well. See these films again on the big screen:

August 3, 4 – Lego Movie

August 10, 11 – Hotel Transylvania 2

For more information, visit

Coffee with Nancy

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. She is available to talk about changing guidelines for water conservation, questions about the district’s conservation rebates, etc. Nancy also invites residents to bring their water bill for clarification of costs.

Genealogy Research

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

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 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 or 951-699-5455.

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.

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.

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

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