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.


TCHS Homecoming Tonight

The Temescal Canyon High School Homecoming Game is tonight, October 14, against Perris High School. The Halftime Parade and crowning of the Homecoming Court is themed “Around the World.” All alumni are invited. Gates open at 6 p.m.; the game starts at 7. Tickets are $7.

On October 20, Junior Varsity will go up against Moreno Valley High School, 23300 Cottonwood Ave. in Moreno Valley, with a start time of 3:15 p.m. Admission is $5. Also that day, Freshmen will have a home game against Lakeside High School, with a start time of 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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.

Public Safety Meeting

Residents are invited to attend the meeting of the City’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber, downstairs from City Hall. The public will hear reports on Police, Fire, Code Enforcement, Special Enforcement, Emergency Preparedness and Animal Services.

Lioness Garage Sale

The Canyon Lake Lioness Club will hold its annual fundraising garage sale on Friday, October 28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the home of Lioness Shirley D’Agostino, 30489 Meadowlark Drive.

Items to be sold include kitchenware, china, glassware, clothing, books, decorative housewares, small appliances, holiday decorations, electronics, jewelry, etc. The proceeds from the sale will be used to help needy families in the community and to support organizations that aid the sight-impaired.  Anyone wishing to donate household items or clothing is asked to contact Joanna Spiller at 244-1553.

Crafters Wanted

Crafters of all ages are invited to sign up for the annual Canyon Lake Senior Center Holiday Boutique, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13. All items must be handmade. The entry fee is $30; 15 percent of each crafter’s sales will be donated to the Senior Committee. Signups are being held at the Senior Center each Monday, 10 a.m. to noon, through October 24. There will be one evening signup on October 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Senior Center is located next to the Main Gate at 23307 Canyon Lake Dr. South. For more information, call Kathy Barbay at 951-805-3278 or Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.

Santa Rosa Gala

The Santa Rosa Academy is holding its 8th annual gala fundraising event tomorrow, October 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 27587 La Piedra Rd. in Menifee. Earlybird tickets are $25; or $40 per couple. This year’s theme is “Twist & Shout.” There will be a classic car show, twister game, gourmet burger bar, ice cream floats and dessert bar. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and silent auction basket preview in the Carmel Library. Mason Jar Brewery and BJ’s restaurant will be providing food and drink.

Sponsorships from $200 to $5,000 are being accepted. For more information, contact Niki McMullen at

Global Craft Fair

Vendors from around the world will be selling crafts at Lambs Fellowship of Lake Elsinore on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd. Admission is free. Proceeds will go to local and global missions.

For more information, or to inquire about booth rental, call 951-471-3807.

Trunk or Treat

Children of all ages are welcome to a Harvest Festival Trunk or Treat event at Lamb’s Fellowship on Friday, October 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Organizer Paul Kakis invites Canyon Lake vintage car owners to “show off their rides.”

Paul says, “We’re making a safe environment for children to come and trick-or-treat. There will be music, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch and food. We are providing this outreach to all children in our community to come and enjoy our event.”

For more information, contact Paul at 951-434-7565 or

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 from 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. The coffee is complimentary.

P.E.O. Scholarships

P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization 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 limited to health care, education, music, fine arts and the legal profession. These scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2017 school year. Scholarship grants are based upon scholastic ability, integrity of character, school/community activities and financial need.Guidelines and applications are available online through January 10, 2017.  Completed application packets are due no later than February 1, 2017. Visit the P.E.O. California website “Scholarship Opportunities” for the guidelines and application form.  For more information, call Dee Zasio at 951-244-0123.

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.

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. Although this event is held at the Senior Center, this is not a seniors only event. Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to play. Games 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.

Steering Wheel Covers

The 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.

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

Senior Center Potluck

The Senior Center potluck takes place on the last Sunday of each month. Members are asked to bring a dish to share.

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.

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.