This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 p.m. Monday.
Officers’ Memorial Ceremony
The Riverside County Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 21, at 6:15 p.m. at the Safe in His Arms Memorial Statue, located in front of the Riverside Police Department. This multi-agency fallen officer remembrance ceremony will include a helicopter fly-over, flag folding and twenty-one gun salute. The ceremony is held to honor all law enforcement officers within Riverside County who have lost their lives in the line of duty. There will be a Memorial Run beginning at 5:45 PM. This is a moderate two-mile jog, open to all ages. Early arrival is encouraged. The Ceremony will begin following the run. This event is free and open to the public.
Canyon Lake Bingo
Bingo, sponsored by the Canyon Lake Lioness Club, is held at the senior center on the first and third Sunday of every month from 1 to 4 p.m. Due to State Law, players must be 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.
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. A potluck is held at 5:30 on the first Sunday of each month. Childcare is provided.
The Elks Ladies of Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge No. 2591 will host a Ladies Tea at the lodge, 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar, on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can rent a table, decorate it, bring their special tea set and be entered in a special fun contest. There will also be tables set up for those who just want to enjoy the day. Tea sandwiches, special sweets and various teas will be served. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, contact Char Camp at 951-522-8765.
Classic cars will cruise into Lake Elsinore’s Historic Main Street on June 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Restaurants and stores will stay open late with many offering Car Cruise specials. This is a free, family-friendly event. For more information, visit lake-elsinore.org/carcruises.
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.
Chronic Illness Support
The Chronic Illness Adult Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Canyon Lake Senior Center. For more information, contact Steven Prince at 949-293-2919.
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. On May 21, Lyn from Hospice of the Valleys will discuss stress. For more information, about Caregivers Connection, contact Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or Bev Haney at 951-764-1730.
Menifee Historical Museum
The Menifee Valley Historical Museum contains displays about Canyon Lake history, provided by Canyon Lake pioneers Don and Elinor Martin who sometimes serve as docents. The museum, located in the old Menifee Elementary School on Garbani Rd. in Menifee, is open Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Coffee with Nancy
Residents are invited to meet with Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Division 1 Director Nancy Horton, a Canyon Lake resident, on the last Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sports Stop. 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. Coffee is complimentary.
Helping Hands Group, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is appealing to residents who have fruit trees to donate the fruit to Helping Hands Group who will pick the fruit and deliver it to those in need of food. Residents wanting fruit picked or who want to volunteer are asked to contact Helping Hands Group at 951-821-6080 or email@example.com.
Grief Share typically meets in the chapel at Canyon Lake Community Church on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Classes start up again in August. For more information, contact Pastor Pete at 951-244-1877, ext. 204.
Expressive Art Class
Michelle’s Place, a breast cancer resource center serving Canyon Lake and surrounding area, hosts a free Expressive Art Class every other Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The class uses art as a form of therapy and self-exploration. Sessions help to practice creativity while opening the door to calming strategies and awareness techniques. Participants gain a better insight of themselves through sharing feelings and exploring a host of topics with group dialog and discussion. It’s part art, part relaxing, part “therapy,” part discussion and a positive diversion for anyone. No reservations, fees or art experience required. For dates and times, visit michellesplace.org.
Canyon Lake women are invited to attend the Canyon Lake Association of Women (CLAWS) group bunco on the second Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the country club. The cost is $10 per player. For more information, call Betty Henry at 951-244-3091.
The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society Business and Program meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday, except July and August, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Candy Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-246-2028, or visit bakerfamily.org/legs.
Residents are invited to bring their knitting and crocheting supplies and projects to the Canyon Lake Senior Center on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.
Mothers 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. Childcare 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 Karla Holenbeck at 951-317-6803.
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.
Free Sprinkler Nozzles
EVMWD customers are eligible for up to 25 free low flow sprinkler nozzles. Customers must act fast, supplies are limited and the program is coming to an end on June 30. The Toro nozzles are more efficient than regular pop-up spray nozzles and can help customers save both water and money. To participate, print a voucher from the program’s website, freesprinklernozzles.com, and redeem at participating irrigation supply stores.
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 clbosombuddies.com.
Michelle’s Place, 27645 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 117, Temecula, is a breast cancer resource center serving Canyon Lake and surrounding area. 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 michellesplace.org.
Women’s Circles are small groups of women who meet once a month in each other’s homes or in Building C at Canyon Lake Community Church. They pray and support missionaries and pray for and encourage one another. Being a member of a Women’s Circle provides an opportunity for small group fellowship. Faith Circle meets the third Monday at 7 p.m.; Julia Circle meets the second Monday at 10:30 a.m.; Priscilla Circle meets the first Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.; Sonshine Circle meets the third Monday at 9:30 a.m.; Sunset Circle meets the second Sunday at 5:30 p.m.; Love Circle meets the second Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. For more information about the Women’s Circles, contact Circle Coordinator Phyllis Duncan at 951-674-4436.
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.