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.
Free Summer Concerts
Put on your dancing shoes and join the City of Temecula Community Services Department on Thursdays at the Temecula Amphitheater, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd., for free outdoor concerts featuring Brent Payne on July 11, The Answer Band on July 18 and 80z Allstars on July 25.
It’s showtime at the Vick Knight Lakeside Library, 32593 Riverside Dr., Lake Elsinore. The Make-a-Puppet Workshop will be held on July 8 and an Ice Cream Social will be held July 15. For more information, contact the library at 951-678-7083.
Free Movies in the Park
See free summer movies at Summerlake Park, 900 Broadway St., Lake Elsinore, featuring Ralph Breaks the Internet on July 10 and the Karate Kid on July 24. Movies start at 8 p.m.
Temeku Hills Park in Temecula also offers free movies in the park. See The Grinch on July 12 and Planes: Fire & Rescue on Aug. 9. Activities begin at 6 p.m., movies start dusk.
The We Love America Festival will be held tomorrow, July 6, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Outlets at Lake Elsinore, 17600 Collier Ave. The festival is a salute to active military, veterans and first responders. The event features live music, art displays, entertainment, beer garden, food trucks, more than 90 vendors and a fun zone for kids featuring a waterslide, bounce house, crafts and carnival games.
Menifee’s Moonlight Market will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, at Central Park, 30268 Civic Plaza Dr. The event features vendor booths at 5 p.m., live music and entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and a movie at 8 p.m.
Fitness 19 is trying to do its part to make the community healthier and combat teen obesity, one student at a time. Through Sept. 1, students ages 12 through 18 can workout for free at Fitness 19 in Menifee.
Breast Cancer Support
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.
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.
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 Road and is open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit menifeehistory.com or call 951-708-6842.
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 typically 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.
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.
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.
Canyon Lakers are invited to bring their knitting and crocheting supplies and projects to the senior center on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.
A 13-week bereavement program starts on Aug. 19. Sessions are held on Mondays in Building A at Canyon Lake Community Church. Choose between two session times, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Grief Share provides helpful information on grief-related topics. By attending you’ll discover how helpful it is to be around people who are looking for encouragement, direction and support. Many from the fellowship and community have attended in the past and have been blessed by the information shared through the videos and workbooks. The number one question most people have is, “Will I have to talk during the group?” The answer is, No. The decision is yours to share.”
To register, contact Pastor Pete Van Dyke at 951-244-1877, ext. 204.
Expressive Art Class
Michelle’s Place, a breast cancer resource center serving Canyon Lake and the 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 mothers 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.
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.