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 3 p.m. Monday.

Cub Scout Recruitment

Cub Scout Pack 346 will be holding a “Rocket Rally” recruitment event on Sunday, April 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Canyon Hills Sports park. Boys who will be entering kindergarten through fifth grade in August and are interested in Cub Scouting for the 2017/2018 year are encouraged to come out and meet Pack 346 and have some fun designing and flying bottle rockets. Complimentary light snacks will be provided.

Cub Scout Pack 346 serves Canyon Lake, Canyon Hills and Tuscany Hills. For more information, call 951-363-3346 or email

Landscape Workshop

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District is hosting a free “Friendly Landscape Workshop” this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its headquarters at 31315 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win water conservation prizes. For more information, visit

Art Show

The Canyon Lake Art Association (CLAA) is holding its annual Art Show on Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Country Club. Many local artists will be showing their work. The event will feature art for sale, basket raffles and a silent auction. Therese Daniels, artist and author of Very Venice, will create live portrait drawings for a $5 donation to CLAA.

This free event is open to the public. For more information, visit

Student Scholarships

The Canyon Lake Choraleers have established a $500 scholarship award to encourage and assist outstanding young people to pursue their interest in the performing arts. The application deadline is May 1. To view additional eligibility and application requirements, or to download an application, visit the club’s website at

The Canyon Lake Community Theatre (CLCT) is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors. Applicants must have participated or worked with CLCT within the past two years to be eligible for a scholarship. Applicants must complete an application packet as well as write a two page essay outlining the impact that being involved in CLCT has had on their life. For an application packet, contact Jaimie Woodward at Application deadline is May 12th.

The Canyon Lake Chapter WW of P.E.O is offering a $500 college scholarship to senior high school girls or women currently enrolled in college. Deadline is June 1. For more information, contact Linda Card at 909-730-7929. For additional scholarship opportunities, visit and

Caregivers Connection

Neurobiology of Dementia will be the topic of the May 8 meeting. What is causing your loved one to stumble through sentences, forget names, mix up relationships and struggle with seemingly basic brain processes? Shannon Eaton will be addressing the scientific findings and basic processes of the Dementia diagnosis. She will give a comprehensive overview of the changes in the brain in a captivating format that is easy to understand but enlightening and educational. There will also be a question and answer time with Jane and Shannon.

The Canyon Lake Community Church’s Caregivers Connection offers an opportunity for caregivers to share common problems, needs and experiences. Anyone caring for a loved one for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson’s is welcome to attend.

The group meets in room 6 at the church on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or Assistant Facilitator Bev Haney at 951-244-8711.

Car Show

Lamb’s Fellowship, 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd., will host its third annual Car and Motorcycle show on May 20. The event will feature cars and motorcycles, vendors, food, live music and jumpers for kids. Car registration is $35; vendor registration is $50. Proceeds are raised for Lamb’s Fellowship Children’s Ministry. For more information, visit

Veteran Job Fair

The State of California Employment Development Department, in partnership with the Inland Empire Veterans Employment Committee, the City of Ontario and the Counties of Riverside, will be holding the 39th annual Honor A Hero/Hire a Veteran Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, May 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario.

This is a free event for veterans and their spouses. This year, job seekers will be able to meet with over 110 employers, supportive services providers and local training institutions. To register, visit

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a program that teaches and gives one tools on how to address their hurts, habits, and hang-ups so that they can move forward and find their purpose and a life filled with joy. Participants discover that they are not alone in what they are going through and find people to walk alongside them.

Celebrate Recovery meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. in Building C at Canyon Lake Community Church.

Farmers Market

The Canyon Lake Farmers Market operates every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper section of the Towne Center parking lot.


Canyon Lake women are invited to attend the Canyon Lake Association of Women (CLAWS) group bunco on the second Wednesday of the month in the Magnolia Room at the country club. The cost is $10 per player; games begin at 3 p.m. Participants are asked to bring canned and packaged food for the community cupboard. For more information, call Betty Henry at 951-244-3091.

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. The coffee is complimentary.

Nancy is available to talk about changing guidelines for water conservation, answer questions about conservation rebates and the district’s water rates, etc. Residents are invited to bring their water bill for clarification of costs.

Menifee 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.

Steering Wheel Covers

The Lioness Club offers 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. The profits from this project go toward the club’s ongoing philanthropic projects. To purchase a cover, call Laverne Cann at 951-244-5715.

Needlework Group

Residents are invited to bring their knitting and crocheting supplies and projects to the senior center on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.

Sewing, Quilting Group

Residents are invited to the senior center for sewing and quilting on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a project and sewing machine, or just visit and check it out. For more information, contact Terri Ireland at 951-246-2571.


Bingo is held at the Canyon Lake Senior Center on the first and third Sunday of every month from 1 to 4 p.m. Due to State Law, Bingo is limited to those over the age of 18. Admission is $10 for a six-sheet set; special games are available for $1 each.

Those wishing to attend from outside the community should call Nancy Coughlin at 951-805-0543 or Joanna Spiller at 951-244-1553 for gate entrance.

Breast Cancer Resources

Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group in Canyon Lake led by Janelle Basham and Kimberly Slingerland. The pair mentor, educate and support newly diagnosed breast cancer patients during their journey. For more information, visit

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 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 951-699-5455 or visit

Genealogy Research

The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) meets monthly on the second Thursday (except for July and August) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail in Wildomar. Visitors and guests are welcome.

For more information, contact Candy Petersen at or 951-246-2028, or visit

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.

To become an ASSE host family or to learn more, contact 1-800-733-2773 or visit to begin a host family application.