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.
Teen Egg Hunt
Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to a Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Marna O’Brien Park, 20505 Palomar St., Wildomar. Teens should bring their own basket and flashlight. There will be a DJ, photo booth and prizes. Participants have a chance to win a TV and other prizes.
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Hunt for more than 16,000 at Wildomar’s Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. at 20505 Palomar St. Other features include bounce house, DJ, food, crafts and prizes.
Hip Hoppity Easter Event
The Outlets at Lake Elsinore, 17600 Collier Ave., is hosting a free Hip Hoppity Easter event on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes a visit with the Easter bunny, carnival style games and rides, crafts, live entertainment and other goodies.
AFV Golf Tournament
Animal Friends of the Valleys Fore the Animals Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Apr. 19, at 7 a.m. at Menifee Lakes Country Club. The event includes live and silent auctions, boxed lunch, banquet dinner and more.
All proceeds will benefit Animal Friends of the Valleys in its mission to find loving homes for lost and homeless animals in its shelter. For more information, visit fore2019eventbrite.com.
Spring Jamboree Egg Hunt
Vail Headquarters, 32115 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, is hosting its Spring Jamboree and Egg Hunt on Saturday, Apr. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event includes free egg hunts with prizes, carnival games with prizes, bubble party, raffles, vendor market, photo booth with souvenir picture, baby animal petting zoo, face painting and succulent planting activity.
Murrieta’s Spring Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, Apr. 20, at Town Square Park. Kids ages three to 10 are invited to bring a basket and hunt for more than 10,000 filled eggs. For more information, call 951-304-7275.
Hop on down to McVicker Canyon Park, 29355 McVicker Canyon Park Rd., Lake Elsinore, for a fun-filled afternoon of arts and crafts, activity booths, food and an egg hunt on Saturday, Apr. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Kids ages two to seven are invited to participate in the egg hunt with over 14,000 treasure filled eggs.
Be sure to look for a golden ticket. There will be live entertainment, amusements and a visit from the Easter bunny.
Vendor opportunities are available. Vendors must have a valid City of Lake Elsinore Business License and all non-profits are required to offer a free activity for kids ages four to 12. For more information, email email@example.com.
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources are hosting a free Backyard Composting and Green Cleaning Workshop on Saturday, Apr. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at EVMWD headquarters at 31315 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore.
Space is limited. To reserve a space, visit evmwd.com/workshops or call 951-674-3146, ext. 8247.
Big Barn Car Show
The 7th annual Big Barn Car Show will be held on Saturday, Apr. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Motte Historical Museum at 28380 HWY 74 in Menifee.
The family-friendly event will feature live music, vendors, exhibitors, food and awards. The museum will be open for guests to tour the Motte family collection of antique and classic cars.
Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit mottemuseum.com.
The 7th annual Lake Elsinore Dream Extreme Fishing Derby will be held May 3 through May 5. For more information, visit lercasino.com.
Free Irrigation 101 Workshop
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and the Inland Empire Waterkeepers are hosting a free Irrigation 101 Workshop on Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at EVMWD headquarters at 31315 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore.
Learn how to operate a controller, how long to run each zone, simple maintenance tips and plant water needs. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, visit evmwd.com/workshops or call 951-674-3146, ext. 8247.
Twenty19 Pet Walk
The Twenty19 Pet Walk will be held on Saturday, May 11. The 1.5-mile scenic walk will begin promptly at 9 a.m. at the levee of the Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. Registration will take place on the morning of the event. A raffle will take place at the conclusion of the event. All pets must be leashed at all times. Vendor opportunities are available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Health Seminar
The Consumer Health and Wellness Advocacy will present “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise” on May 11 in the Magnolia Room at the Canyon Lake Country Club. Choose between two times, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Admission is free, seating is limited. Topics will cover how to save money and shop healthy, holistic breakthroughs for health management, natural weight management solutions and personal finance tips and tools. Snacks will be served and there will be a raffle drawing for prizes. For more information, contact Alexis Smith at 951-264-8926.
Lambs Car Show
Lambs Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show will be held on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd. This event features hundreds of cars and motorcycles on display, live music, raffles and food trucks.
The Canyon Lake Farmers Market operates every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the upper section of the Towne Center parking lot.
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.
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. All ages are welcome to attend. The group provides the opportunity to share and receive support from others who have chronic conditions, whether from illness or physical issues. For more information, contact Steven Prince at 949-293-2919.
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.
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.
Sunday Funday events held at Vail Headquarters, 32115 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, offer fun for the whole family. Activities include arts and crafts, train rides, picnic games, historical displays and more. Sunday Funday is held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other rotating entertainment includes live blacksmithing demonstrations, stagecoach rides, Momtrepreneurs vendor market (first Sunday of the month), petting zoo, live music and dance performances.
Caregivers Connection is an outreach for those caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other diseases of the aging. 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 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 JoAnn Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or Bev Haney at 951-764-1730.
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.
A 13-week session of the Bereavement Support Group started on Jan. 14. Sessions are held on Mondays 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.
Free Drip Kits
Eastern Municipal Water District is offering free residential drip kits for qualifying customers to help convert landscape irrigation areas from spray to drip irrigation.
The program is funded in part through a nearly $70,000 grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart program.
Each drip kit is valued at approximately $245 and includes pressure regulators, drip tubing, connectors and emitters. The kit provides enough material to convert between 250-400 square feet of planter beds to highly-efficient drip irrigation, which can save up to 60 percent of water per station when compared to traditional spray irrigation. Customers will also receive a DVD providing installation instructions and maintenance tips.
Customers who wish to participate may contact EMWD to request a voucher for the kits, which may be redeemed at Imperial Irrigation Supply in Menifee. There is a limit of two kits per customer and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, or to submit an application, visit emwd.org/dripkit.
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.
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.
On Apr. 11, speaker Kristi Sexton will be speaking on the topic of “Digging in FindaGrave.” Genealogy has been a major part of Kristi’s life for nearly three decades. She has been serving as president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society and is an Adjunct Professor for Brigham Young University in the Family History department.
For more information, visit bakerfamily.org/legs or contact Candy Petersen at email@example.com or 951-246-2028.
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.
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.
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.