News Briefs


This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to no later than 5 p.m. Monday.

CLPOA Board Meeting

The next regular session meeting of the POA Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, January 5, at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. This meeting is for POA members only. It is streamed live at and televised at Time Warner Channel 29 and Verizon Channel 39. The agenda can be viewed on the website.

City Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Canyon Lake City Council will be held Wednesday, January 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. This meeting is open to the public. It is televised at Time Warner Channel 29 and Verizon Channel 39. The agenda can be viewed at

The Administration and Finance Committee meeting is at 8 a.m. on January 5; the Public Safety Committee meeting is at 9:30 a.m. on January 5; the Fire Department Start-up Committee is on January 14, at 6 p.m. All committees meet in the City Council Chamber.

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, The Friday Flyer would like to interview black residents in the community interested in telling their story. Please contact Editor Sharon Rice at

Sewing, Quilting Group

Canyon Lakers are invited to the Senior Center for sewing and quilting every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The group starts back up Wednesday, January 6. Bring a project and sewing machine or just come visit and check it out.

Pickleball Instruction Sessions

Pickleball classes for all ages are beginning in January at the Tennis Center. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Register for any or all sessions by contacting Jeannette Williams at or 714-330-0272.

January 4: Session 1, 9-10 a.m., or Session 2, 10-11 a.m.

January 7: Session 1, 4-5 p.m., or Session 2, 5-6 p.m.

January 8: Session 1, 9-10 a.m., or Session 2, 10-11 a.m.

January 9: Session 1, 10-11 a.m., or Session 2, 11-12 a.m.

Attn: RNs, LVNs, PAs

A free 3-hour CE class (BRN approval no. CEP 12623) providing Psychological First Aid after a Disaster and PTSD will be held Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m. to noon, in the City Multi-purpose Room/Council Chamber. It will be taught by Bob Ireland, MD, and Mary Craton, RN. Content includes basic pathology of PSTD and philosophy of psychological first aid in the aftermath of a disaster. Participants will visit the Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee's Casualty Collection Point at East Port to review procedures, supplies and equipment.

Physicians are welcome but CE credit cannot be provided. It is sponsored by the Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee (CLEPC). To register, contact Mary Craton at 951-244-7859 or (ADA compliant. Call 353-7100 for accommodations.) Deadline to register is January 22.

CLLL Spring Registration

Canyon Lake Little League is taking online signups The cost for players will vary from $120 to $160 based on division. Player registration includes a hat, shirt, belt, socks and a rewarding season of baseball. The league is always looking for good managers, coaches, assistant coaches, team reps and board members. Volunteer forms can be completed at the time of registration. Questions? Contact the Canyon Lake Little League board Registration ends January 10.

Itty Bitty T-Ball

Boys and girls, ages 2 to 5, are welcome to sign up for seven weeks of Itty Bitty T-Ball at Temescal Canyon High School. Opening day is February 21. Games are played on Sundays at 12 and 1 p.m.. Players receive MLB-style shirt and cap, individual and team photos, and participation medals.

Registration will be at the TCHS gym on January 10 and 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register and pay now for the early bird discount of $90. This program is presented by the TCHS Baseball Booster Club. For more information, contact Dawn Konkol at 951-245-5848 or

Toastmasters Meets Weekly

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. (except December 29) in the City Multi-purpose Room/Council Chamber. The group works on public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, contact Maureen Smith at 951-566-7185.

Genealogy Research

The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) meets the second Thursday of each month, at 3 p.m., at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail in Wildomar. The next meeting is January 14. For more information, contact Yoly Jimenez at 951-764-1932 or

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market operates every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the upper section of the Towne Center parking lot. It features fresh produce from local farmers and fresh flowers from area growers as well as handcrafted items, vendor merchandise and freshly prepared food. It's a good place to pick up fresh food for holiday meals and gifts from local vendors.

Bingo at the Senior Center

The Lioness Club hosts Bingo every first and third Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Games are open to all members of the community and are $20 for a 12-sheet set and $10 for a six-sheet set. Funds raised by bingo are contributed to Lions' projects for the sight-impaired and the needy of the area.

PEO Scholarships

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) is devoted to the educational advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans. P.E.O. scholarship opportunities are now available for undergraduate and graduate California women studying in a variety of fields. These scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2016 school year. Application forms are available online through January 10, 2016. Completed packets are due no later than February 1, 2016.

Visit the P.E.O. California website for applications and application guidelines. For additional information, call Dee Zasio at 951-244-0123.

Caregivers Connection

Men and women who provide care for their husbands, wives or parents for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer's, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson's are invited to attend Caregivers Connection.

For more information about this support group, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 951-679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 951-244-1877.

Host Families Sought

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with area high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSEstudents are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE host family or to learn more, contact 1-800-733-2773or visit to begin a host family application.

Breast Cancer Resources

Michelle's Place is a breast cancer resource center serving this area, located at 27645 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 117, in Temecula. 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, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn about available services and resources at or 951-699-5455.

Clothing Wanted

A couple in Canyon Lake regularly makes deliveries of food and clothing to the Riverside City Mission, where the needs of the hungry and homeless are continuous. Donations can be dropped off at the Coldwell Banker office in the Towne Center, 31620 Railroad Canyon Rd.

Lock Vehicles

Canyon Lake Community Patrol reminds residents to double-check the doors and windows in their vehicles each evening and be sure alarm systems are activated. Records show most thefts from vehicles in Canyon Lake occur because doors were left unlocked or windows left open. They also say residents shouldn't leave items of value in front yards or driveways.

Open cars and valuables left outside can lead to “crimes of opportunity” that can be easily prevented. If a crime is in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately. Then call Community Patrol.

Call Community Patrol at 951-244-5950 any time there is a suspicious-looking person.


Mothers of school aged kids are invited to MOMS Next, a ministry of MOPS International. It meets every second and fourth Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m., at Canyon Lake Community Church.

The moms fellowship over hot coffee and a warm breakfast, then enjoy a speaker or craft.Those desiring “coffee talk” are invited to contact Gretchen Daley at 951-595-9153 or see the Facebook page at "MOMS Next at Canyon Lake Community Church."