Between POA events and club sponsored events, there is no shortage of fun things to do in Canyon Lake this summer. The lineup of summer activities ranges from Taco Tuesdays and concerts to Flick-N-Float Movie Nights and Jr. Golf Camp.
Taco Tuesdays are family-friendly events held weekly through July 30 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the lower level of the lodge. Each week features entertainment, vendor booths and food specials.
Enjoy free dancercise classes all summer long on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool Room at the lodge. The class involves low-impact line dancing, easy stretching exercises and floor exercises.
Summer Reading Program
The Canyon Lake Library’s Summer Reading Program runs through July 27. The program offers incentives and prizes for meeting reading goals. The program includes a show by Avian Behavior International on July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to show time. The library is located inside the City Hall building in the Towne Center. For more information, call 951-244-9181.
Canyon Lake residents can play their first round of golf for free this summer. This offer is valid for new customers only and only one person per tract and lot.
Canyon Lake seniors are invited to enjoy potlucks this summer on the second Tuesday and last Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. at the senior center.
Flick-N-Float Movie Nights
Enjoy a free movie poolside at Flick-N-Float Movie Nights on July 6 and Aug. 31. Movies begin at dusk.
Junior Golf Camp
Jr. Golf Camp will be held July 8 through July 12 and offers kids ages five through 17 kid-friendly competitions and on-course learning, keeping campers engaged each day. Every player receives a prize and medal for participation. Camp concludes with a family barbecue. Registration is $50 per camper. Signups are taken at the Golf Pro Shop at the country club.
Mommy & Me
Mommy & Me swim classes will be held at the pool July 8 through July 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The cost is $35. Space is limited and classes fill up quickly. Register at the pool or call 951-244-6841, ext. 617.
Sunset Cocktail Cruises
The Yacht Club hosts monthly sunset cruises for residents 18 years of age and older. Cruises are scheduled for July 13, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7. Boats depart from the lodge dock at 6 p.m. The group enjoys a short cruise around the main lake before tying up the boats at Catfish Cove to enjoy music, drinks and shared appetizers while watching the sunset. Boat ownership and club membership are not required to participate. For more information, contact Commodore Dave Dain at email@example.com.
Baseball Camp for kids ages nine to 12 will be held July 15 through July 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Gault Field. The camp is taught by former Boston Red Sox player and World Series champion Bobby Kielty with the help of high school kids. Baseball Camp focuses on baseball skills and fun. Registration is $100 and includes a shirt, daily drinks and a pizza party on the final day of camp. Signups are taken at the POA office.
Jr. Tennis Program
The Jr. Tennis Program will be held July 15 through July 19. Kids ages four through 16 will learn the “fun”damentals of tennis in the week-long program taught by pros Pete Walrod and Meghan Dizon. The Pee Wee class is for kids ages four to six and will be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Registration is $50. The Junior Strokes class is for kids ages seven to 16 and will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Registration is $125. Signups are limited to 18 players. To register, contact Meghan Dizon at 951-836-2716 or
Club Rush will be held on July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Holiday Harbor Park. Sponsored by the Family Matters Club, Club Rush offers the opportunity for Canyon Lake clubs and businesses to get their name out to the community and for the community to see what they have to offer. Each booth will have something fun to see or do. Attendees will be given a passport to travel around to each booth to collect stamps. Once completed, the passport can be turned in for a chance to win a grand prize.
Water Polo Classes
Water Polo classes are held at the pool through Aug. 2. Classes are open to kids of all ages as long as they are able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards). Registration is $55 per week. For more information, contact the pool office at 951-244-6841, ext 617.
Summer Water Aerobics
Summer water aerobics are held at the pool through Aug. 30. Class options are Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. The cost is $2.50 per class, $20 for 10 classes, or $30 per month for unlimited classes.
Rolling Stones Tribute Concert
The Fine Arts Guild is hosting a Rolling Stones tribute concert for the community on Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. at the amphitheater at Holiday Harbor Park.
Paddle Pedal Regatta
The annual Pedal Paddle Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 a.m. at Indian Beach. Hosted by the Fitness and Triathlon Club, everyone with a paddle board, kayak, canoe or pedal boat is invited to join this fun non-motorized group cruise of the East Bay. Lunch and a paddleboard race will follow the cruise.
Movies in the Park
Bring the family to the amphitheater at Holiday Harbor Park to watch a movie on the big screen on Aug. 23 and Sep. 27. Movies start at dusk.
Break out your favorite Hawaiian shirt for the 7th annual Maui Monday on Sept. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Sunset Beach. This family-friendly event features food, music, contests and performances by the professional Polynesian Entertainment Group.
Doobie Brothers Tribute Concert
Fans of the Doobie Brothers won’t want to miss this concert on Sept. 7 at the lodge. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Guild, the show is a complete re-creation of the famous rockers, with their most popular lineup from the 70s and playing all the famous “Doobie” hits. The cast recreates the era with the exact instruments, costumes and looks. Tickets cost $25 for General Admission, $45 for Reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at the POA office and at canyonlakeguild.com.
The annual Mermaid Festival will be held on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Beach. This family-friendly event sponsored by the Woman’s Club features vendors, contests, food, opportunity drawings and a cardboard boat race.
Learn to Ride Day
The Wakeboard Club’s Learn to Ride Day will wrap up Canyon Lake’s summer events on Sept. 28 at the north ski area. Signups start at 9 a.m., riding starts to 10 a.m. Learn to Ride Day offers Canyon Lakers of all ages the opportunity to learn to ride a wakeboard or improve on their wakeboard skills. Boats and equipment are provided. The cost is $15.