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.

Elks Ladies Brunch

The Elks Ladies of Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge will host a Champagne Brunch on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the lodge, 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar. The brunch is one of the ways the Elks Ladies raise funds for their charitable activities. The cost is $10. For information, contact Elk Ladies President at 951-244-9184.


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.

TCHS Fundraisers

The Temescal Canyon High School football players are selling discount cards for $10. The discount cards are good at 30 locations in the community. Cards are valid through June 30, 2018. They can be purchased from any Titan football player or by emailing

A Bingo Night Fundraiser will be held on Aug. 5 at the Lake Elsinore Elks Lodge, 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Doors open 3 p.m.; bingo starts at 5 p.m. This event will also feature raffle items and silent auction. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased from any Titan football player or by emailing

Sponsors are also 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.

National Night Out

Lake Elsinore is hosting its annual National Night Out on Aug. 1 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Lakepoint Park, 420 E. Lakeshore Drive. Local agencies are teaming up to amplify safety awareness during this night full of activities and information for everyone. Meet local officers, enjoy free kid activities, bouncers, food, display vehicles and more. For more information, visit

Car Cruises

The City of Lake Elsinore, Downtown Merchants Association and Lamb’s Fellowship Car Show have teamed up to bring back the car cruises that took place in downtown Lake Elsinore. Cool classic cars will once again cruise into Lake Elsinore’s historic Main Street on the last Saturday of the month from June through September. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. This event is free to attend and to participate; there are no fees or pre-registration.

Organizers say there will be trophies, raffles, art, shopping and more. They are also working on getting live bands for a couple of the events. For more information, visit

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.

Quarter Bus Rides

Through Sept. 4, students in first through 12th grades can ride the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) for a quarter. While a school ID is the preferred method of getting a quarter ride, bus drivers also accept RTA Youth ID cards, or California driver’s licenses or state IDs showing the rider is under the age of 19.

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.

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.


Mother of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Canyon Lake Community Church. MOPS seeks to support mothers during the early years of their children’s lives. By connecting with other moms and mentor moms, craft projects and guest speakers, women are encouraged in their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys. Child care is provided.

The moms fellowship over hot coffee and warm breakfast, then enjoy a speaker or craft. Those desiring “coffee talk” are invited to contact Melissa Roberts at 951-757-6010.


MOMS Next is an open group and an accepting place for all mothers of school age kids to come, just as they are, to experience authentic community, personal, growth, practical help and spiritual hope. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. 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.