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Lois CormierLois Cormier honored as ‘August Artist of the Month’

Aug 15th

It is easy to find that one word that describes Lois Cormier. That word is talented. Each month Arts Council Menifee selects an artist to be honored and this month’s recipient is especially impressive. A visit to her home reveals the many beautiful ...

Business
The 912th Air Refueling Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, CA.Supervisors create commission to defend County’s military installations

Today

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors today created a commission to work on strategies to fend off potential federal spending cuts that could threaten the existence of the area’s remaining military facilities. “We’re taking this seriously,” said...

Dining
Fresco Grill in Bonsall prepares and serves gourmet Italian entrees during the Oak Grove So-Cal Chef Open.Hundreds enjoy Golf Classic and SoCal Chef Open to Benefit Oak Grove

Oct 30th

The Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment&the Arts held its 12th Annual Golf Classic and seventh Annual SoCal Chef Open at the Pechanga Casino&Resort on Monday, October 20, 2014. The charity golf event drew 150 golfers during the day; in t...

Education
The Murrieta Valley High School’s Junior ROTC marches away after conducting a special flag-raising ceremony at Tovashal Elementary School.Murrieta school celebrates national Red Ribbon certification

Oct 24th

Video by Chauncy Miller and Laura Rathbun [Video] Tovashal Elementary School in Murrieta celebrated receiving Red Ribbon certification on Oct. 20 with a morning event attended by over 1,000 people. The school is now one of 73 across the nation, a...

Entertainment
Tom Hrbacek, conductor for the Valley Winds Community Band, leads the group during the old-fashioned concert in front of the Temecula Civic Center on Oct. 19.Temecula Old-Fashioned Band Concert in the Park

Oct 24th

Temecula Old-Fashioned Band Concert in the Park

Food
Oak Grove Center Athletic Director Kevin Keller and CEO Tammy Wilson are excited for the upcoming Golf Classic and So-Cal Chef Open to be held Oct. 20 at Pechanga Resort & Casino.Oak Grove Center’s So-Cal Chef Open promises to be a delicious fundraiser

Oct 17th

Foodies in Southwest Riverside County and beyond will find plenty of like-minded individuals if they attend the Oak Grove Center’s So-Cal Chef Open starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, inside the Grand Ballroom at Pechanga Resort&Casino. Th...

Health & Fitness
Reducing the risk of colorectal cancer

Today

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both the United States and Canada. So say the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), who project nearly 60,000 Americans and Canadians will lose their lives to c...

Home & Garden
BarberryHealthy&Beautiful Gardens

Today

Hello fellow gardeners! Hope you’re enjoying the “fall” weather here in Southern California – at least the nights are nice and cool! Anyway, this week I thought I’d discuss those plants that look and do great in our areas and rather than green ...

Motor Scene
Sam Theodora walks away with a “Diamond Award” for his 1955 Chevy Convertible.Murrieta Rod Run revs up Old Town

Oct 24th

Murrieta’s second annual Rod Run held Oct. 17 - 18 was a big success. Event organizers estimate 20,000 visitors flocked to downtown Murrieta to check under the hood and admire the craftsmanship of classic car owners from around Southern California. ...

Obituaries
In memoriam

Aug 8th

Roy Ayvon Plumlee, born in Oklahoma, January 19, 1915, died in California, July 17, 2014.  Ayvon was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Plumlee, and two sons, Richard Lee and Roy Alan. He is survived by two sons, Gerald Ayvon and Claude Arthur, and tw...

Out and About
Traditional Greek folk dancers at the 2013 Temecula Greek Festival.Greek Festival to return with co-sponsorship from the City of Temecula

Oct 17th

After a record event last year, the Greek Festival has announced plans for more food, fun and musical celebration than ever before. The festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Civic Center in Old Town and will mark the ...

Pets
Dolce the Great Dane in her cowgirl tutu costume during the Spooktacular Dog Walk and Costume Contest at the Promenade in Temecula on Oct. 25.Costumed dogs parade in ‘Paws on the Promenade’

Today

Animal Friends of the Valleys held its annual “Paws on the Promenade” – Pet Parade and Spooktacular Costume Contest – on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the outdoor plaza of the Promenade Mall in Temecula. “This event was spectacular!” exclaimed Ti...

Real Estate
Selling in a Buyer’s Market

Today

Homes are still selling, but at a much slower rate. Sellers are cutting their prices to attract the attention of a smaller pool of buyers. The fall season usually experiences a slowdown in home sales activity, but many factors signal an actual shift ...

Sports
Great Oak Quarterback Laquan Williams (1), pictured here scrambling out of the pocket behind the block of senior guard, Jimmy Vreeland (54), threw for 251 yards and 4 touchdowns in the 42-17 victory over Murrieta Mesa .HS Football: Wolfpack sends Rams running, win 42-17

Today

The Great Oak Wolfpack sent the Murrieta Mesa Rams running with a 42-17 win at Ram Stadium on Halloween Eve, Thursday, October 30, 2014. This year’s team now has the best win record in the school’s history. Brandon Presley added four touchdowns in...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

October 31 – 8 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusions performed by Anthony Hernandez at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. This family friendly magic show features illusions, comedy, audience participation and magic. Every child in attendance will receive an autographed poster from Anthony. Show will include a costume contest at intermission. Tickets and Information: (888) 802-SHOW.

October 31 – 5-7 p.m. Safe Alternative to Trick or Treating at the French Valley Community Center, 31757 Browning Street, Murrieta. Games, jumpers, trunk or treat, DJ, music, hamburgers and hotdogs and more! Fun for all ages and free activities. Information: (951) 894-1468.

October 31 – 3-6 p.m. Pennypickle’s Trick or Treat Trail open house. Kids will get a treat in each of the Professor’s rooms as they follow his footsteps from place to place. This will be a walk-through of the Workshop and will not include time to play. Cost: $2 per child – 2 years and up. Information: (951) 308-6376.

October 31 – 4 p.m. Halloween Dance Celebration for kids at the Ballroom in Villa Incanta, 27314 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 4, Temecula with guest Samantha Potter, one of the lead dancers on Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. Kids will learn the Thriller dance moves. Cost: $5 per child. Information and Registration: Samantha@villaincanta.com.

October 31 – 5-7 p.m. Trunk or Treat at United Church of Christ, 26701 McCall Blvd. Menifee. Children dressed in costumes are invited to a safe and fun All Hallows’ Eve. Event will take place in the Church parking lot. All are welcome. Information: Rev. Bill Freeman, (616) 796-5598.

November 1 – 6-10 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Marna O’Brien Park, 20505 Palomar Street, Wildomar. Enjoy a safe alternative for an evening of family fun hosted by the Wildomar Chamber of Commerce. Come dressed in costumes to trick or treat from the trunks of local businesses and organizations. The city of Wildomar is also looking for businesses to distribute candy from their trunks. It is FREE to register and promote your business. (Only pre-registered vehicles will be able to hand out candy.) Information and Registration: Janet (951) 677-7751 ext 210 or jmorales@cityofwildomar.org.

ENTERTAINMENT:

October 30 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Road Work Ahead. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 1 – Cabaret at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Produced by Jordan Beck and J. Scott Lapp in association with Temecula Presents. Cabaret brings the best of Broadway to Old Town Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 1– 7 and 9 p.m. Country Live at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Live Country music show featuring house band backing up the Valley’s country artists. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696 or www.countryatthemerc.info.

November 1 – 7:30 p.m. California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents Latin American Sketches at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 2 – 2 p.m. Sherry Williams in concert presented by Temecula Presents at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 2 – 3 p.m. Classics at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Classics is a weekly chamber recital series co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents. Featuring: Danny Holt, piano. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

September 1-October 31 – 2nd Annual Warm Hearts – Helping those in need stay warm this winter. Donate your slightly used coats, hats, scarves and gloves and drop them off at the SRCAR office, 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula. Collecting for men, women, boys and girls of all sizes. Items will be distributed in November to Project T.O.U.C.H. and the Assistance League of Temecula. Cash donations are also being accepted to purchase what is not donated. Information: (951) 894-2571.

October 30 – November 1 – Field of Screams the Haunted Stadium at 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Tickets and Information: (951) 245-4487 or www.hauntedstadium.com.

October 30 – 7:30 p.m. Thriller Night Crawl Fundraiser Halloween fun benefits the kids at Rancho Damacitas Children’s homes with photo scavenger hunt, costume contest, music, dancing and prizes beginning at Blackbird Tavern, 41958 5th Street, Temecula. The photo scavenger hunt will be at bars and restaurants on Front Street in Old Town Temecula. Cost: $10 donation. Information: www.thrillernightcrawl.com.

October 30 – 6 p.m. MSJC Homecoming Bonfire at the San Jacinto Campus Quad, 1499 North State Street, San Jacinto hosted by SGA, PTK, STEM, CARE, Puente Club and CDE Student group. Enjoy games and activities for children and adults. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Information: Sandi (951) 487-3331 or suhrig@msjc.edu.

October 30– 1:30-4 p.m. MSJC and Walgreens offer FREE Flu Shots for Veterans at the Temecula Education Complex, 27447 Enterprise Circle West, Temecula. In an effort to promote community health and partnerships, Walgreens will process free flu shots for all Veterans with proof of Veteran status (VA Card or DD214) and Social Security number. Information: Elias (951) 506-6250 or eescamilla@msjc.edu.

October 31 – 6-11 p.m. Terror in the Oaks at Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 South, Temecula. Haunted House, Haunted Hayride, Entertainment, Food, Bounce House Mini Maze and more. Admission is free! Information: Deanna (951) 303-0173.

October 31 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MSJC’s Art Gallery presents: Day O’ Dead – Dia de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican Cultural experience at San Jacinto campus Art Gallery, 1499 North State Street. Information: Joe (951) 487-3585 or jposadas@msjc.edu.

November 1 – 1 p.m. MSJC Homecoming Football game at Carl Quandt Stadium, 1499 North State Street, San Jacinto. MSJC to play against Victor Valley College. Information: Chris (951)487-3594 or cmozga@msjc.edu.

November 1 – 7-10 p.m. The Mix Monster Bash at Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Live music, food, contests and more. Tickets and Information: www.stormevents.com.

November 1 – 6 p.m. Temecula Marching Band Tournament hosted in the Great Oak Stadium, Schools included; Great Oak High School, Chaparral High School, Poway High School, Mission Hills High School, Murrieta Mesa High School, with a special performance from Hollywood’s Band – The Riverside Community College Marching Tigers. Information: Denyse (909) 440-8714.

November 1 – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship to host Hand Craft Fair at 34180 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Maui Wowi coffee, smoothies, food for purchase, vendors include: photography, woodworking, jewelry, home décor, hair accessories, sewing, knitting and much more. Information: (951) 699-9207 or www.ccbf.net.

November 1 – 1-6 p.m. Dia de los Muertos Festival on Main Street in Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore. Food, vendors, traditional arts and crafts, costume parade, ballet Folklorico, music and more. Information: Rebecca (951) 741-7337.

November 1 – 5 p.m. Halloween Costume dance session hosted by Temecula Valley Dance Connection at the Temecula Stampede, 28721 Old Town Front Street. One lesson is $3 or $20 for a 7-lesson card. Information: Mike (949) 870-1927.

November 1 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Menifee Valley Medical Center and Physicians for Healthy Hospitals to host a Community Health Fair in celebration of their 4th year of Healthcare Services at 28400 Mc Call Blvd. Menifee. Free healthcare screenings, back screening, cholesterol check, artery check, hearing and vision testing, blood sugar testing, kid zone, Ask the Doctor, and so much more. Information: Rich (951) 675-2425.

November 2 –2-3:30 p.m. Hospice of the Valleys to host a service of memory and gratitude to honor those who have gone before us. This is a free event open to all members of the community. Event will take place at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Bring a framed photo of your loved ones. Information and RSVP: (951) 200-7800.

November 3 – 11 a.m. City of Murrieta Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the Opening of Los Alamos Bridge over the I-15 freeway. Information: Kdavidson@murrieta.org.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ MEETINGS/ RIBBON CUTTINGS:

NOW - Sweet Temecula! 25th Anniversary Community Photo Album. The Temecula Valley History Museum is creating a Home Sweet Temecula Community Photo Album as part of Temecula’s modern history photo collection. Temecula’s Silver Anniversary is on December 1. They are asking for photos. If you are interested just visit www.temeculaevents.org/temecula25 to upload your favorite Temecula photos. Specifically looking for street views, landscapes, buildings, special events, families, etc. with “then” and “now” images.

November 3 – 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Gem of the Valley Art Association to host their monthly meeting at the Murrieta Senior Center, 41717 Juniper Street. The Gem is pleased to welcome guest artist of the month, Jack Ragland.

November 5 – 9-11 a.m. Midweek Marketing Series: Marketing Plan led by Linda and Charles Musselwhite at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Register online at www.tve2marketingplanning.eventbrite.com. Or info@tve2.org or (951) 506-5180.
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