This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to email@example.com no later than 3 p.m. Monday.
This free family event will be held tonight, Oct. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Main Street in Lake Elsinore and feature trunk or treating, carnival games and costume contests. Want to decorate your trunk and pass out candy?
Entries are free and prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated business and best non-business trunks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dia De Los Muertos
Be a part of a strong heritage celebration of Dia de Los Muertos in its 7th year of celebration in downtown Lake Elsinore on Oct. 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. at City Park. This event attracts thousands with dance performances musicians, crafts and food vendors.
Menifee Birthday Bash
The Menifee Birthday Bash and Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 9 p.m. at Mt. San Jacinto College, 28237 La Piedra, Menifee and will feature live entertainment, community performances, fun zone, vendors, trick-or-treating, costume contest with prizes and beer garden.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
The Canyon Cowboy, 31504 Railroad Canyon Rd., is hosting a Pumpkin Carving contest on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The winner will receive $100. All ages are welcome. Registration is $10. Pumpkins, tools, stencils, paint and other supplies are included. Registration is taken in person at the restaurant or online at canyoncowboy.com.
Paws on the Promenade
Animal Friends of the Valleys will host Paws on the Promenade Dog Walk Spooktacular at the Promenade Temecula on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. This event will feature a dog costume contest, pet parade, local vendors, treat bags for all participants and raffle prizes. To sign up, visit pawsonthepromenade.org.
Trunk or Treat
Lamb’s Fellowship, 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd., Lake Elsinore, is hosting a free family Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature trunk or treating candy, games and outdoor movie.
Lioness Bingo Fundraiser
Sponsored by the Canyon Lake Lioness Club, 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, players must be 18 or older to play. Admission is $10 per 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.
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.
Eagle Ridge Riders will present its Veterans Day Weekend Bike Show on Nov. 11 at Eagle Ridge Church, 25891 Holland Rd. Menifee. All bikes and riders are welcome. Seven Best of Show awards, vendors, music by Band of Brothers, jump houses and opportunity drawings.
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 meetings held at Canyon Lake Community Church in Building C.
Attendees are asked to refrain from using perfume at the meetings as there are those who are allergic to the chemicals in perfume. For more information, 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 is located in the old Menifee Elementary School on Garbani Rd. and is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
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 on the first Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Senior Center. For more information, contact Steven Prince at 949-293-2919.
The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) Business and Program meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month, except July and August, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lakeland Village Community Center, 16275 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore.
Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit bakerfamily.org/legs or contact Candy Petersen at email@example.com or 951-246-2028.
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 every Sunday at 6 p.m. in Building C at Canyon Lake Community Church. They offer Celebrate Recovery (recovery for adults 18+); The Landing (recovery for teens); Celebration Place (recovery for kids); and free childcare. A potluck is held at on the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Marianne at 951-244-1877, ext. 209.
Canyon Lakers 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.
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. Participants are asked to bring canned and packaged food for the community cupboard. For more information, call Betty Henry at 951-244-3091.
Grief Share typically meets in the chapel at Canyon Lake Community Church on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Pete at 951-244-1877, ext. 204.
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 areas. 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.
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.
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.
Steering Wheel Covers
The Canyon Lake Lioness Club offers custom-made steering wheel covers made of many different materials and patterns, which keep steering wheels from becoming too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. The price is $8 for one; $15 for two. Profits from this project go toward the club’s ongoing philanthropic projects. For more information, contact Laverne Cann at 951-244-5715.
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.