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.

Volleyball Clinic

A volleyball summer skills clinic will be held June 5 through June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon in the big gym at Temescal Canyon High School, 28755 El Toro Rd., Lake Elsinore. The clinic is for boys and girls 10 years of age and older who want to learn to play volleyball, sharpen their volleyball skills or improve techniques to prepare for girls freshman volleyball tryouts. The cost is a $60 donation fee to support TCHS volleyball booster program. Registration includes clinic and T-shirt. Pre-registration by May 22 is recommended to ensure shirt size availability. To register, call Michelle Olszewski at 951-623-7546 or email

TCHS Fundraisers

The Temescal Canyon High School football team is holding an E-Waste fundraiser tomorrow, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the TCHS parking lot by the gym, 28755 El Toro Rd., Lake Elsinore. They will accept computers, computer parts, televisions,cables, VCRs, DVD players and more. A spokesperson for the event said, “If it is powered by a battery or plug, we can accept it. For more information or to schedule an item to be picked up, contact

The team is also selling Krispy Kreme certificates. Each certificate is good for a dozen donuts at any Krispy Kreme location. They can be purchased from any Titan football player or by contacting

Sponsors are being sought for a tax deductible ad in the football program that is printed at every home game. For more information about sponsorship, contact Erin Balli at 951-852-5183.

Blood Drive

Canyon Lake Community Church is holding a Blood Drive on Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, sign up on the patio on Sunday or in the church office during the week. Participants should bring a photo ID, drink extra water and eat iron-rich foods.

Student Scholarships

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.


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.