KIDS AND TEENS:
October 17 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mad Scientist Tea Party at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Okay so you’re not really going to drink the concoctions your kids will come up with but the evening promises to be a fizzing fun time as they get to mix some crazy potions. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.
October 18 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Lighthouse Fall Festival at 23656 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta. Meet Junie B. Jones and the musical cast performing at the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center. Storybook characters in attendance will include: Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Alice & The Mad Hatter, Snow White & Prince Charles, a costume contest and more. Come dressed as your favorite storybook character. This is a free event celebrating the centers Grand Opening. Information: www.childrenslighthouse.com/murrieta.
October 19 – 3:30-4 p.m. S.N.A.P.L. A special story time designed for families with children with special needs. Ages 2-5 at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula. Information: (951) 693-8980.
October 20 – All Day - Decorate a pumpkin for the Children’s Library pumpkin patch for ages 4-12 at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Information: (951) 693-8980.
October 22 and 29 – 7 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusions performed by Anthony Hernandez at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawerence 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. Tickets and Information: (888) 802-SHOW.
October 24 – 6-8 p.m. Steampunk Design Lab and Social Gathering at Pennypickle’s Lab, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Take your cue from the Victorian days to design a costume. Most creative costume wins a prize. Bring a roll of duct tape and the lab provides the rest or come dressed in your favorite steampunk attire. Cost: $8 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.
October 29 – 4-4:45 p.m. Prismatic Magic: Halloween Laser Spooktacular at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. This amazing and mesmerizing program combines high-tech lasers and spooktacular Halloween music for all ages. Information: (951) 693-8980.
October 31 – 8 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusions performed by Anthony Hernandez at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawerence 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 16 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Jacques Lesure with Ty Bailie. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 16, 17,18,23,24 &25- 7:30 p.m. Zombie Prom presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company featuring a comedy musical at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Due to mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 17 – 7:30 p.m. Dixieland at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring: Alan Shelton. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 18 – 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.
October 19 – 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Park - Old Fashioned Band concert at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring: The Valley Winds Community Concert Band with special guests: Dr. Ron Savitt on Trumpet and vocalist Rosalie Porter performing marches, show tunes, and more. Bring your chairs and a picnic. This is a free event open to the public. Information: (951) 694-6480.
October 19 – 12-1 p.m. Jimmy and Enrique concert at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula. Guitarist Jimmy Patton and Percussionist Enrique Platas have combined their talents to form an award-winning duo. International flair incorporates flamenco, middle-eastern, salsa, calypso, Brazilian and more. Information: (951) 693-8900.
October 19 – 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: Hyueeun Ham, Piano. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 19 & 26 - 2 p.m. Zombie Prom presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company featuring a comedy musical at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Due to mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 21 – 7 p.m. danceXchange co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theater Collective of Southern California will be in the Courtyard Stage at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 23 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Debbie Voltura. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 25 – 8 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Laugh and leave the week behind you with PRN’s unique style of audience-participatory improvised comedy where you play too by helping to write, direct, and even star onstage. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 26 – Zombie-Rock Apocalypse Concert -Mrs. Jones Revenge presented by Fine Arts Network Theatre Company will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Experience the sights and sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s during this memorable two hour Halloween-themed classic rock event. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 26 – 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.
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 10 – 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 17-18 – 4-7 p.m. Murrieta Rod Run is free and open to the public at Downtown Murrieta on Washington Avenue between Ivy and Kalmia. Music, entertainment, food, vendors, Friday night cruise, and get a close look at classic vehicles and much more! Saturday show hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: Beth (951) 699-1526, ext 107.
October 17-18 – 7 a.m.-3 p.m. One 2 One Single Moms’ Ministry to host Annual Parking Lot Sale at Crossroads Church, 26090 Ynez Road, Temecula. Information: Terri (951) 234-1404.
October 17, 18, 24, 25 &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 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 – 6-9 p.m. Haunted theatre at Broadway Starz Theater, 42092 Winchester Road, Temecula. Enjoy thrills and chills at this haunted theatre. See demented forest, creepy toy room and freaky crypt. Admission: $8. Information: Teresa (951) 595-7615.
October 18 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Health Fair presented by Walker Physical Therapy at 29650 Bradley Road, Menifee. Vendors, screenings, blood drive, health tests, free raffles and more. Information: (951) 672-0455.
October 18 – 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Temecula Valley Museum’s Biannual Fall Bazaar will be held at Sam Hicks Monument Park, 28314 Mercedes Street, Temecula. Vendor space available. Information: (951) 694-6450.
October 18 – 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shake Out Expo at Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Southwest Riverside County’s biggest emergency preparedness festival! Latest products for emergency preparedness, emergency responder search and rescue team demonstrations, free admission, free door prizes, and much more! Information: www.facebook/shakeoutexpo.
October 18 – Mini Photo Sessions at Sun City Library, 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd. Sun City. Bring your family, friends, pet and or yourself for this mini portrait session by Greg Vogel Photography. Cost: $20 for your choice of several poses in 1- 8”x10” and 2- 5”x7” with opportunities to purchase more online. This fundraiser supports purchases of equipment, books, media and supplies for the programs at the library. Information and appointments: (951) 679-3534.
October 18 – 12-6 p.m. Zombie Run Temecula at Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Road, Temecula. The Temecula Zombie Run is a zombie infested 5K obstacle course. Be prepared to get dirty so don’t wear your Sunday clothes. Information: Teo (951) 551-0166.
October 19 – 6:30-11 a.m. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will take place at the Promenade mall, 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. Registration is open for individuals and teams. Registration and Information: (951) 676-7223.
October 20 – 4:30 p.m. 7th Annual Chef’s Open at Pechanga Grand Ballroom, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. 13 chefs from Southwest Riverside will compete for the title of “Top Chef” at this event. Attendees will taste signature dishes and vote for their favorite. Celebrity judges will pick the winner on creativity, presentation and taste. Tickets: $40. Available on-line at www.oakgrovecenter.org.
October 21 and 28 – 1:30-4 p.m. MSJC and Walgreens offer FREE Flu Shots for Veterans at the Menifee campus Resource Center, Building 1017, 28237 La Piedra Road. 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: Terry (951) 639-5237 or email@example.com.
October 22 – 6 p.m. Off Road Nights – Official Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series Preparty and Off Road Car Show at the Tilted Kilt, 26520 Ynez, Temecula. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/OffRoadNights.
October 22 – 4-5 p.m. Boooo-rific Halloween Show at the Grace Mellman Library,41000 County Center Drive, Temecula. Join Clint Perry and Crew for this Booooo-rific Halloween show for the whole family. Information: Dominique McCafferty (951) 296-3893.
October 22 – 1 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale at Mission Trail Library Community Room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Come to the library for great deals on gently used books! Information: (951) 471-3855.
October 23 and 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 email@example.com.
October 24 – 6 p.m. Menifee’s 7th Annual Mayors Ball - A Night of Glitter and Glitz presented by the Menifee Rotary Club will be held at the Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Country Club Drive. Reservations and Information: (951) 381-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24 – 6 p.m. Halloween Carnival at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula. Vendors, games, costume contest, screaming contest and more! Cost: $5 per wristband.
October 24 – 3:30-5:15 p.m. Movie Time in the Library featuring a free screening of Hotel Transylvania at the Mission Trail Library Community Room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Information: (951) 471-3855.
October 24 –4-8 p.m. Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular at the Lake Community Center, 310 West Graham Avenue, Lake Elsinore. Food, carnival, games, activities and a showing of Hotel Transylvania! Free Admission. Information: (951) 245-0442.
October 25 – 12-3 p.m. Paws on the Promenade - Spooktacular Dog Walk Pet parade and costume contest at the Promenade Mall, 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. Fundraising walk, treat bags, vendors, pet parade, costume contest, monster mash, green screen photos $5. Event to benefit Animal Friends of the Valleys. Information: Tiffani (951) 805-6239.
October 25-26 – 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Greek Food Festival at Temecula City Hall, 41000 Main Street, Temecula. Food, Entertainment, Petting Zoo, Extreme Game Trailer, Music, Vendors and more! Information: Mary email@example.com. Sunday hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
October 25-26 – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tough Mudder Event at Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 South, Temecula. 11,000 acres of rugged slopes, desert terrain this course may bring down even the toughest mudders with grueling challenges. Information: (951) 303-0173.
October 28 – World Habitat Day – Free movie “Happy” rated PG-13 presented by Habitat for Humanity – Inland Valley at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.
October 29 – 6 p.m. 2nd Annual Menifee 24/7 Halloween Festival at Wheatfield Park, 30627 Menifee Road. Enjoy games, music, treats, costume parade, and much more! Information: www.menifee247.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.
SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS/ RIBBON CUTTINGS:
NOW – MSJC College is seeking participants for its team at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! The race is scheduled for October 19 which will be held at the Temecula Promenade mall. To register visit: www.msjc.edu and click on the Race for the Cure icon. Fee: $35. Information: Lyndsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 17 – 8-9:30 a.m. 2014 Mayor’s State of the City – Celebrating a New Perspective at the Links at Summerly, 29381 Village Parkway, Lake Elsinore. Mayor Natasha Johnson will address the city’s recent accomplishments and speak about what is to come in the future. Information: (951) 245-8848.
October 18 – Grand Opening and Fall Festival at Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, 23656 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta.
October 18 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rock the Oaks auditions will be held at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Rock the Oaks is a live music show with today’s pop, country, classic rock, gospel and patriotic music so if you are a country, pop, Broadway, gospel singer or group, duo, theater group, or choir or comedian, juggler, ventriloquist, dancer or part of a dance team? You will want to audition for this show. Register at www.smtraininglabs.com.
October 19 – 1 p.m. Sons of Norway, Vinland Lodge 6-159 to celebrate Leif Erickson 10/9 in the Temecula Wine Country with Norwegian meetball dinner and deserts prepared by real Vikings, Entertainment, refreshments, and more. Donation: $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 years and under. Information: Caronne (909) 239-8399 or email@example.com, or Irene (951) 506-1090 or Al (951) 303-5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 21 – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. MSJC’s Career Transfer Center hosts College Fairs at the Menifee campus, 28237 La Piedra Road. College fairs provide an opportunity for students to meet with university representatives from UC’s, CSU’s, Private and Out-of-State schools to find out what it takes to enter. Information will be provided on academic programs, scholarships and financial aid. Information: Jessica (951) 639-5285 or email@example.com or Cynthia (951) 487-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23 – Murrieta NAFE Network will meet at RJ’s Sizzlin Steakhouse on the patio, 41401 Kalmia Street, Murrieta. NAFE is the largest global network for women; each meeting has a dynamic speaker and time to network as well. Information: Robbie Motter (951) 255-9200 or email@example.com.
October 24 – 10-11 a.m. Assemblywoman Melendez’s Monthly coffee will be held at J. Carter’s Tavern Grill, 40365 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta.
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