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.
The all chamber Mega Mixer is southwest Riverside County’s largest networking event featuring 15 surrounding chambers and their membership. Organizers say they expect 2,000 people to attend the networking extravaganza on Jan. 17 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at 24510 Village Walk Pl., Murrieta.
Booths are $175 for members; $350 for non-members. For additional information, call 951-677-7916 or visit mwcoc.org.
A 13-week session of the Bereavement Support Group will begin on Jan. 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Building A at Canyon Lake Community Church. Evening sessions are held on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Grief Share provides helpful information on grief-related topics. To register, contact Pastor Pete Van Dyke at 951-244-1877, ext. 204.
Itty Bitty T-Ball
Itty Bitty T-Ball, sponsored by the Temescal Canyon Baseball Booster Club, is for kids ages two to five years old. Registration is $95 and includes a seven-week season, shirt and cap, photos and participation medal. Early bird registration opened Dec. 1 at tchsbaseball.org.
In-person registration will be held on Jan. 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Temescal Canyon High School, 28755 El Toro Rd., Lake Elsinore. Opening Day is Jan. 27. For more information, email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-246-2028.
On Jan. 13, the guest speaker will be Pat Williams. She is lead genealogy investigator with a 97 percent success rate in finding next of kin for Orange County California’s Coroner Department. She also assists individuals researching their genealogy, finds living missing persons and works an occasional adoption or fraud case.
P.E.O., a philanthropic organization devoted to the educational advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans, is offering scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate California women studying in a variety of fields including but not limited to health care, education, music, fine arts and the legal profession.
Application forms and guidelines are available online at peocalifornia.org. Completed packets are due no later than Feb. 1, 2019. The scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2019 school year. For additional Information, contact Dee Zasio at 951-244-0123.
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 and older); The Landing (recovery for teens); Celebration Place (recovery for kids); and free childcare.
A potluck is held on the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Marianne at 951-244-1877, ext. 209.
Due to the holidays, Caregivers Connection will meet this month on Jan. 14 and Jan. 28. Caregivers Connection is an outreach for those caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other diseases of the aging.
Twice a month, on the first and third Mondays, JoAnn Wickerath and Bev Haney lead a group with informational talks, videos and fellowship.
This is a great opportunity to speak with other caregivers and share information, tips and experiences. Meetings are 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.
The Canyon Lake Farmers Market operates every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Towne Center parking lot.
Chronic Illness Support
The Chronic Illness Support Group meets on the first Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Senior Center. Tphysical issues. For more information, contact Steven Prince at 949-293-2919.
Menifee Historical Museum
The Menifee Valley Historial 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 on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit menifeehistory.com or call 951-708-6842. Instead of the regular program in January, a field trip is planned on Jan. 19 to the Historic Patterson House in Winchester.
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.
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.
Temecula Rod Run
The Temecula Rod Run kicks off on Mar. 1 with a Friday night cruise from 5 to 8 p.m. in Old Town Temecula. The fun continues the next day with the Show and Shine Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring more than 600 vehicles on display, music, entertainment food and vendors. For more information, call 951-694-6480.
Steering Wheel Covers
The Canyon Lake Lioness Club offers custom-made steering wheel covers made of many different materials and patterns that 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.
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 dialogue 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.
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 a 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.
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.
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.
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.