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PHOTOS: Temecula Gunfighters flash their six shooters in Old Town

A wild lady of the Old Town Temecula Gunfighter tests her aim and fires the six shooter. The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters perform on the 4th Saturday of every month all the way through October of 2014 in Old Town Temecula.
A wild lady of the Old Town Temecula Gunfighter tests her aim and fires the six shooter. The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters perform on the 4th Saturday of every month all the way through October of 2014 in Old Town Temecula.

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Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

July 24 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Summer Kids Club at the Promenade Mall, 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. This program runs for 9 consecutive weeks. This is a free program for kids ages 3-10 only. They will enjoy a free craft, giveaways, entertainment and more! Sign up on line or visit Guest Services. Information: (951) 296-0975.

July 25 – 6-8 p.m. Phinea’s Cosplay-Anime-Con Meet up at Pennypickle’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Missed Comic-Con or Wonder-Con? Come and fulfill your comic book and science fiction dress up fandom. Pictures of the most uniquely dressed will be posted up so show up in your best costume. Cost: $8 per person. All ages welcome. Information: (951) 308-6376.

July 28-31 – 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Summer Explorers Day Camp “Survival of the Fittest” is held at the Lake Community Center, 310 West Graham Avenue, Lake Elsinore. The program includes; sports, crafts, games and contests, and more. Cost: $38 with $5 off sibling discount. Information: (951) 245-0442.

August 1 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Summertime Science at the Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Summer means fun…so be prepared for wacky experiments that Professor Pennypickle’s has planned. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

August 4,11 & 18 Monday Madness with Professor Pennypickle’s at 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

August 8 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. T2’s Bad Movie Night with Professor Pennypickle’s at the Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. T2 loves cheesy monster movies…and his favorite will be featured this evening. There will be popcorn and T2 is non-scary and suitable for all ages. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

August 15 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Experimenting with Color at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Wear your lab coats as you will feel like a scientist and artist when you get to experiment with colors. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

ENTERTAINMENT:

July 24– 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Keith Droste and David Enos. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 25 – 7 and 9 p.m. Skytrooper at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by First Team Productions. Skytrooper is a musical performance featuring songs that represent some of the common experiences of soldiers serving in the Vietnam War. Ranging from pulsating rock and roll to haunting ballads, all of the songs were written by Bill Ellis, many while he was serving in Vietnam. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 26 – 6-8 p.m. Murrieta Summer Concerts in the Park series at Town Square Park. Bring your chairs, blankets and some food and relax while enjoying the music of the Moyer Family Band – original music as well as contemporary. This is a free event open to the public. Information: Laura (951) 461-6110.

July 26 – 8 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by PRN Productions in association with Temecula Presents Improve comedy with Pseudo Random Noise. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 27 – 2-3:15 p.m. Jason Weber on Saxophone at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Weber performs all forms of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Pop and R&B. Information: (951) 693-8900.

July 27 – 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. Each Sunday afternoon they feature an individual musician or small ensemble performing a wide range of music. Our performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 31– 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Theo Saunders with Henry “the Skipper” Franklin. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 1 – 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Knock Rockers to perform at the Winchester Inn, 28314 Winchester Road, Winchester. Tribute to Country and Rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s. This is a Free show. Information: (951)-926-8600.

August 2 – 7 & 9p.m. – Country at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by GaS Productions and The Ranch Rockers. Tickets: $15. AUDITIONS: Think you got what it takes to be a performer on the show? Join us between shows at 8:30 and give it your best shot! Audition with only your voice or bring a karaoke track or guitar. Those wishing to audition can also email TheMerc@TemeculaLive.org or visit www.CountryAtTheMerc.info. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 9 – 9-10:30 a.m. Zumbathon to benefit Michelle’s Place at 32839 Temecula Parkway Suite A, Temecula. Reservations must be made over the phone at (951) 302-0088.

August 1-10 – 7:30 p.m. Wizard of Oz 2014 presented by Fine Arts Network Theatre at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

July 24 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes at the Western Science Mueum, 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet. You don’t have to be a Beatles fan to enjoy this exhibit of rare images. Through archived photos released exclusively for this exhibit. The exhibit closes on September 14, 2014. Information: (951) 791-0033.

July 25 – 7:05 p.m. Wildomar Community Night at the Diamond, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. $10 box seats. Proceeds to go towards a wheelchair accessible swing at Marna O’Brian Park on August 23. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office or by calling Wendy at (951) 245-0437.

July 25 – 5-8 p.m. Splash into Fun with Free Family Swim Nights at Lakeside High School, 32595 Riverside Drive, Lake Elsinore.

July 25 – 6-8 p.m. Phinea’s Cosplay-Anime-Con Meet up at Pennypickle’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Missed Comic-Con or Wonder-Con? Come and fulfill your comic book and science fiction dress up fandom. Pictures of the most uniquely dressed will be posted up so show up in your best costume. Cost: $8 per person. All ages welcome. Information: (951) 308-6376.

July 25 – 6-10 p.m. Hot Summer Nights in Old Town Temecula. Every Friday evening the whole family can enjoy music, balloon artistry, party jumps, games and trivia contests. This is a free event for the entire family. Information: (888) TEMECULA.

July 29 – 6 p.m. Backpack’s 4 Kids! We Care to host a backpack, school supply school drive for the foster youth of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Please drop off school supplies for ages 13-18 to 24909 Madison Avenue, Murrieta. Information: Kimberly (951) 852-8480.

August 2 – 4-9 p.m. National Night Out sponsored by the City of Menifee and Perris at Wheatfield Park, 30627 Menifee Road. The purpose of our National Night Out event is to promote crime prevention throughout our neighborhoods and communities, all in an alliance against criminal activity. Sheriff and Cal Fire demos and displays, free food, fames, giveaways and more! Information: Cpl. Goodson (951) 210-1014.

August 2 – Dusk- Movies in the Park presented by the Murrieta Community Services Department at California Oaks Sports Park, 40600 California Oaks Blvd. Murrieta. There will be food for sale so bring your chair and blanket and enjoy the feature presentation of The Lego Movie. This is a free event open to the public. Information: (951) 304-PARK.

August 5 – 5-9 p.m. National Night Out will be held at McVicker Canyon Park, 29355 Grand Avenue, Lake Elsinore. This annual event will feature demonstrations by the Lake Elsinore Police Department, food vendors, crafts, jumpers and raffle prizes. This is a free event open to the public. Information: (951) 674-3124 ext. 292.

August 6 – 8-10 p.m. Movies in the Park, After Dark featuring “ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” at Summerlake Park, 900 West Broadway, Lake Elsinore. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks and enjoy an evening under the stars. This is a free event open to the public.

August 9 – 2-10 p.m. Off Road Nights in Old Town Temecula - Dirt Lifestyle Festival. Interested in being a vendor at this event? Contact RatSult@gmail.com

August 9 – Dusk- Movies in the Park presented by the Murrieta Community Services Department at California Oaks Sports Park, 40600 California Oaks Blvd. Murrieta. There will be food for sale so bring your chair and blanket and enjoy the feature presentation of Karate Kid. This is a free event open to the public. Information: (951) 304-PARK.

August 15 – 7-10 p.m. Summer Nights in the Park featuring “The Croods” at Canyon Hills Park, 34360 Canyon Hills Road, Lake Elsinore. Get your friends and neighbors your blankets, snacks and chairs too and enjoy crafts, family activities and a movie.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS:

July 26 – 10 a.m. FREE First Aid / CPR / AED Course at West Coast Ammo, 41892 Enterprise Circle South, Suite B, Temecula. Space is limited. Reservations and Information: (310) 779-5720 or wolfdynamicsusa@gmail.com.
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