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Photography club members exhibit work at Gallery at the Merc

Jan 9th

TEMECULA—An artists’ meet and greet and opening night reception for an exhibition by the Four Seasons Photography Club was held on Jan. 2 at the Gallery at the Merc in Old Town Temecula. The exhibition features different styles of photography,...

Business
Residents can transport up to nine tires maximum per trip. Multiple trips are okay.Three cities join forces to host used tire collection and recycling event

Jan 9th

CANYON LAKE —The cities of Lake Elsinore, Wildomar and Canyon Lake are joining together to host a free used tire recycling event at Canyon Lake City Hall, 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd. on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Lake Elsinore,...

Dining
Restaurant Month in Temecula Valley invites all to splurge, savor, and save

Jan 9th

Visit Temecula Valley and the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce are inviting all Temecula-area residents to take full advantage of 2015’s Restaurant Month in Temecula Valley. The statewide campaign to Splurge, Savor, and Save showcases menu items ...

Education
Students provide holiday cheer to those less fortunate

Jan 9th

Students at Chaparral High School recently held its 10th annual Operation Holiday Cheer, providing 186 gifts for 68 less fortunate children at the Valley Restart Center in Hemet. Program coordinator and high school English teacher Ryan Leonhardi sai...

Entertainment
The Temecula Gunfighters stand in front of the old jail cells at museum where they took 2nd place during a competition.Old Town Temecula Gunfighters take 2nd place during Arizona competition

Jan 13th

The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters returned home Monday, Jan 12 from their 17th annual Gathering of the Gunfighters in Arizona. "The event took place at the Yuma Territorial Prison Museum in Yuma Arizona," Tim Kimble said, who is the group's leade...

Health & Fitness
Kirby at a much healthier 175 pounds today.Local woman who lost 109 pounds shares her experience

Jan 9th

Kathy Kirby accomplished a goal and she is proud of it. The 62-year-old Temecula resident is member of T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and because of that, along with sheer willpower and smart choices, managed to lose 136 pounds – 109 in 20...

Home & Garden
Variegated agave with major frost damage.Healthy&Beautiful Gardens

Jan 9th

Hello, fellow gardeners! We really got to experience Mother Nature in action last week didn’t, we? Depending on what you have growing in your garden, you may have sustained some damage, so what I’d like to talk about this week is how to minimize th...

Pets
Pets of the Week

Jan 9th

Kitten Special! All kittens 2-6 months only $20 each (plus applicable spay/neuter fees). Adopt two and receive $5 off the second kitten. Cats older than 6 months only $5 (plus applicable spay/neuter fees). Website: www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.co...

Real Estate
Make owning a home a goal in 2015

Jan 9th

Listed below are the top nine reasons you want to own a home. Homeownership is the quintessential American dream. America continues to draw people immigrating to this country from every continent and nearly every country on the planet – for t...

Sports
Broncos beat Pumas as coaches and athletes battle Cancer

Jan 24th

“It is more than just a game,” said Vista Murrieta head coach Andy Rucker, “it is really cool that we can have all the kids in the valley fighting it out on the basketball court and then coming together to see a bigger picture and unite in the fight ...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

January 9 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Let It Glow Night with Professor Pennypickle’s at his museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Play with glowie things and don’t forget to wear white! Cost: $5 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

January 12 – 4 p.m. Frozen Holiday for ages 3-12. It’s time for a magical celebration in Arendelle and you’re invited to join in at the Murrieta Library, 8 Town Square. Crafts and activities. Space is limited to 60 children. Information: (951) 304-2489.

January 14 – 4-4:45 p.m. Mr. Porkpie’s Magic Camp at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Learn tricks of the trade in this hands-on magic workshop for ages 5-12. Space is limited. Information: (951) 693-8980.

January 16 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. To Infinity and Beyond…Space…the Final Frontier! You will observe planets and beyond as you explore the skies and solar system at Pennypickle’s Workshop, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

January 16 – 6-7:30 p.m. Murrieta’s Annual Father-Daughter Candyland Dance at Murrieta Senior Center, 5 Town Square. Food, games, dancing, crafts and lots of candy. Space is limited for ages 4 and older. $20 per couple. RSVP and Information: (951) 304-7275.

January 23 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Prehistoric Science Raptors and Mammoths have taken over Professor Pennypickle’s Workshop and they have left lots of hidden secrets for your child to discover at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

January 30 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Estimation Investigation! Test your skills at guessing and probability at figuring out in the evenings contest to estimate exactly how many pieces are in Professor Pennypickle’s stash of stuff at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

January 31 – Oak Grove Center to host a six week baseball camp beginning on January 31. Oak Grove Center head coach Kevin Keller will direct the program along with the U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is NOW underway. Information: www.usbaseballacacemy.com or (866) 622-4487.

ENTERTAINMENT:

January 8 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Glen Cashman, organ and sax with Ron Eschete, guitar and Kendall Kay, drums. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 8 – 8 p.m. Kenny Catera’s Chicago Experience (Chicago Tribute) at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Presented by James Elliott Entertainment in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 9 – 8 p.m. Back by Popular Demand – The Rat Pack at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 10 – 7 p.m. The Murray Show at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Enjoy live ballroom dance performances presented by professional and amateur dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Tickets and Information: (866) 63-8696.

January 11 – 7 p.m. Speakeasy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by David Bradley in association with Temecula Presents brings you traditional Jazz of the 20’s – 40’s featuring the house band, Second Hand Jazz with vocalist Rosalie Porter in rotation with other Traditional Jazz artists.

January 11 – 2 and 7 p.m. Beatles or Rolling Stones? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down musical performance courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 11 – 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. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Featuring: Kara Masek, soprano and Kurt Jordan, piano. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 13 – MSJC Performing Arts Department is holding auditions for the Broadway Musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the MSJC College theatre, San Jacinto Campus, 1500 building, 1499 North State Street. Call backs will be January 20 from 6-8 p.m. for December 10 audition and 6-9 p.m. for January 13th audition. Information: Shezwae (951) 487-3791 or spowell@msjc.edu.

January 15 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Lenore Raphael with Howard Alden, guitar, Jim De Julio, bass and Roger King, drums. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 16 – 8-10 p.m. The Ooks of Hazzard presented by Temecula Presents GROOVE Series at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 16 – 7:30 p.m. Dixieland at the Merc: Ragtime in Dixie will be at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 17 – 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.

January 17 – 7:30-10 p.m. Sonic Escape: The Music Makers Classical Series presented by Temecula Presents Classical Series at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Julliard-trained flute, violin, cello trio weaves folk, classical, pop, bluegrass, protest songs, and sea shanties into a tale of how North America’s music came to be. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 18 – 2-5 p.m. The Mills Brothers presented by OnStage Musicals and Temecula Presents Big Band Series at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 18 – 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. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Featuring: Dr. Jeeyoon Kim, piano. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 20 – 7-10 p.m. danceXchange presented by Dance Theater Collective of Southern California in association with Temecu will take place at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 22 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Keith Droste with David Enos, bass and Steve Pemberton, drums. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 22-24 – 7-10 p.m. Cinderella 2015 Presented by City of Temecula Youth Musical Theater. Rogers and Hammerstein’s timeless fairytale full of charm and elegance will be performed at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 27 – 8-10 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Christmas Sweater is presented by PRN in association with Temecula Presents this 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.

January 30- 31 – 8 p.m. River North Dance Chicago presented by Temecula Presents Dance Series will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

January 30-31 –2 and 7 p.m. Rock the Oaks! A show highlighting local talent from multiple genres of music in a family friendly atmosphere at Bridge Church, 38801 Calistoga Drive, Murrieta. Featuring The Brewer Boys, The Shams, Joanna Pearl and Trevor Moran. Tickets available for purchase at www.purplepass.com/rtp1. Information: Jessica (951) 677-5599 ext 2231 or jessicao@oakgrovecenter.org.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

January 10 – 6 p.m. The Rotary Club of Wildomar presents a Magical Dinner Theater with Magic Ian and Instrumentals by Gavin Carney at the Wildomar / Elks Lodge, 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar. This is an event for the entire family. Tickets: $35. Information: (951) 843-4779.

January 10 – 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Taste of Tahiti Festival at the Temecula Valley High School Golden Bears Theater, 31555 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula. Cultural and Heritage dance, music, games, food and much more! Information: (951) 286-6265.

January 11 – 2-3 p.m. Cash and Freedman concert at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula. Enjoy Tim Cash on bass guitar and Harvey Freedman on lead guitar for a performance that will make love the blues! Cash and Freedman are regular performers at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Information: Dan Wood

January 11 – 2-4 p.m. Arts Council Menifee will be hosting a free art gallery reception to thank the residents of Menifee for their man years of outstanding support. The Council will be providing each guest a free opportunity to win an original painting by artist Mimi Maki. Refreshments, music and more at Kay Ceniceros, Evans Road, Menifee.

January 17 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Guinness Book of World Records Breaking Records for Charities at the Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Information: Roger (904) 463-3340.

January 17 – 10-11 a.m. Walking Tour of Old Town Temecula. Start your weekend with a fun and unique experience on this historic guided tour of Old Town Temecula and feel the early 1900’s come to life. Tour begins at the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street. Cost: $2 per person. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Information: (951) 694-6450.

January 19 – 7:30-11 a.m. MSJC presents the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast at the San Jacinto Campus Library, 1499 North State Street. This breakfast is sponsored by the MSJC Diversity committee and will feature a full breakfast, art contest, presentations, gospel choir and keynote speaker, Sharron Lewis. This is a free event for faculty, staff, students and the public. RSVP required by January 17. RSVP and Information: Professor Hamilton (951) 487-3685 or whamilto@msjc.edu.

January 21 –6 p.m. NAMI Free Mental Health forum will be held at the Assistance League, 28720 Via Montezuma, Temecula. Guest speaker Sana Johnson-Quijada MD will speak on the effects of sleep on brain health.

January 24 – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event at Temecula Fields Operation Center, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Household Hazardous Waste Only – No Business Waste. Information: Riverside County Waste Management Department: (951) 486-3200 or Hotline (800) 304-2226.

January 27 – 6-7 p.m. Star Party at the Temecula Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Explore the night sky with the Temecula Valley Astronomers. Fun for the whole family. Personal telescopes welcome. Information: http://www.temeculavalleyastronomers.com.

January 28 – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Menifee’s Economic Forecast with Mayor Scott Mann at Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Menifee Lakes Drive, Menifee. Lunch: $20. RSVP and Information: Prisha (951) 672-1991.

WORKSHOPS:

January 13 – 7-9 p.m. Southwest Women’s Chorus Spring Auditions will be held in the upstairs rehearsal room at the back of the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Spring concert “America Sings” will celebrate the diversity of American music including jazz, pop, spirituals, movies, folk and more. To reserve an audition slot or more Information: Alecia (951) 672-3279 or auditions@southwestwomenschous.org.

January 8 – 5:30-7 p.m. Tri-Tech SBDC CEO storytelling with Steve Espinoza at Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange. 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Information: (951) 506-5180.

January 8 – 1-3 p.m. Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society to host free informational meeting at Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Vice President of LEGS, Arlene McKenrick will demonstrate how to create a professional looking family history book from your home computer. Information: aamoore@yahoo.com.

January 12 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. State Board of Equalization: Basic Sale and Use Tax for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and budding entrepreneurs are invited to attend this free workshop at Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Topic: Sellers permits, Resale Certificates, Exemption Certificates and what is and is not taxable. Information: (951) 506-5180.

January 14 – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. TEV2 Pitch Practice at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Calling all tech start up entrepreneurs! Information: Cheryl at Cheryl.kitzerow@tve2.org.

January 15 – 8-10 a.m. Let’s Do Business…A Solution to Your Workforce Needs. Increase your Mission and your employee productivity, save time and money. Seminar will be held at the Southwest Workforce Development Center, 30135 Technology Drive, Murrieta. RSVP and Information: Sylvia (951) 304-5468 or swalker@rivcoeda.org.

January 15 – 7:30-9:30 a.m. Broker / Developer Meeting at the Diamond Club, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Light breakfast and insight into the City of Lake Elsinore with presentations by Mayor Steve Manos and City staff about the latest developments within Lake Elsinore. There is no cost to attend. RSVP and Information: Michelle (951) 245-8848 or michelle@lakeelsinorechamber.com.

January 16 – 9-11 a.m. TVCC Professional Development Building a Successful Home-based or Small Business: Funding Your Small Business. Learn tips from a panel of lenders on how to finance your business. Reservations are free for TVCC members and $20 per class for Non-TVCC members. Seminar will be held at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive Information: Brooke (951) 676-5090 or brooke@temecula.org.

January 22 – 9-11 a.m. IE SCORE Workshop: Getting Found Locally – 5 ways to increase your business visibility. You will learn 5 things to do to find and keep more customers and do a lot more business presented by Helene Berren with AmpUrBiz. Seminar will be held at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive. Registration available at www.inlandempire.score.org/localworkshops.

January 30 – 9-11 a.m. TVCC Professional Development Building a Successful Home-based or Small Business: Advertising and Marketing. Learn how to market and advertise your business on a small budget. Presented by Carlos Bazan-Canabal, BlackDog IT Solutions. Seminar will be held at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive. Free for TVCC members and $20 for non-members. Information: Brooke (951) 676-5090 or brooke@temecula.org.
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