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.
Free Summer Concerts
Shops at Dos Lagos, 2780 Cabot Dr., Corona, offers free summer tribute concerts on Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a Linkin Park tribute on Aug. 10, Elvis tribute on Aug. 17 and a Bruno Mars tribute on Aug. 24. No outside food or drinks allowed. Water bottles are ok.
Free Movie in the Park
Families are invited to see Planes: Fire & Rescue under the stars tonight, Aug. 9, at Temeku Hills Park in Temecula. Activities start at 6 p.m., movie starts at dusk.
Women’s Bible Study
Lamb’s Fellowship, 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd., Lake Elsinore, invites women to attend its seven-week Women’s Bible Study starting Tuesday, Aug. 13. Choose from two session times, 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for the seven-week course. Childcare is available for an additional $20. To register, visit thelambsfellowship.org.
2019 Veterans Expo
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez is hosting a Veterans Expo on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wildomar Lodge, 33700 Mission Trail. This event is open to all veterans to learn about government organizations and local groups that provide services to veterans in the area. For questions or to RSVP, call 951-894-1232.
Coffee and Cars
Enjoy a morning of coffee and cars on Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the J & M Speed Center in the historic Riverside Auto Center at 3230 W. Motor Circle Dr., Riverside.
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.
AFV Gala Fundraiser
Animal Friends of the Valley’s annual gala fundraiser Wines for Canines & Kitties “Fur Your Eyes Only” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Creek Winery, 35960 Rancho California Rd., Temecula. Tickets cost $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10 and can be purchased at
winesforcanines.com. This year’s signature event will feature a Secret Agent theme in which spies from across Riverside County will rendezvous at Wilson Creek Winery for an evening of espionage and philanthropy. More than 300 anticipated guests dressed to kill will infiltrate the spy gala, assume their secret identity and participate in fun, interactive stations to complete their mission: Raising funds for the lost, homeless and abandoned animals in the communities.
Lioness Bingo Fundraiser
Sponsored by the Canyon Lake Lioness Club, bingo at the Canyon Lake Senior Center is held monthly on first and third Sundays 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.
Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular will be held on Oct. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Main Street in Lake Elsinore. This free event features trunk or treating, carnival games and a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated business and the best non-business trunks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lake-elsinore.org/specialevents.
Trot before you gobble. The Lake Elsinore 5K run/walk Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the levee of the Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. A prize will be awarded for the most creative outfit. Registration is free and will take place the morning of the event. For more information, call 951-674-3124, ext. 292.
Thousands of people will pack Main Street to help bring Downtown Lake Elsinore to come alive with the holiday spirit for the annual Winterfest event. The event will kick off at 3 p.m. with the 5th annual Old Fashioned Christmas Parade. Vendor spots will be available after Sept. 1. For more information, call 951-674-3124, ext. 292.
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.
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. For more information, contact JoAnn Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or Bev Haney at 951-764-1730.
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.
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.
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.
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 Road and is open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit menifeehistory.com or call 951-708-6842.
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.
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.
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.