Nov. 9 – 5:30 -10 p.m. Project T.O.U.C.H. presents Shelter from the Storm: a Vision of Faith fundraising dinner with comedian Scott Woods Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-10 p.m. at Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road in Temecula. The homeless prevention nonprofit is seeking table sponsors, raffle prizes and large live auction donations. Contact the office at (951) 677-9661 or visit www.projecttouchonline.com to donate or for more information.
ONGOING – 3 p.m. Classics at The Merc are presented by California Chamber Orchestra association with Temecula Presents, co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents, every second and fourth Sunday afternoon, featuring an individual musician or small ensemble performing a wide range of music. The Merc is at 42051 Main St., Temecula. Information: (866) 653-8696 or email email@example.com.
ONGOING – 7-9 p.m. Country Live at the Merc is presented by Gwyn Sanborn every first and third Saturday for a live country music show featuring the house band backing up the valley’s hottest country artists. Check the schedule online at www.countryatthemerc.info. A second show will be added at 9 p.m. if first show sells out. The Merc is at 42051 Main St., Temecula. Information: (866) 653-8696 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc is presented by Sherry Williams each Thursday and at special performance dates throughout the year. Be treated to a different jazz group each week at The Merc, 42051 Main St., in Temecula. Information: (866) 653-8696 or email email@example.com.
ONGOING – Menifee Motte Historical Museum and Car Museum, 28380 State Route 74, Sun City is open Wednesday through Saturday and the first and third Sundays. The privately owned Motte Family Museum features the history of the pioneer families who first settled in the Perris Valley, the Motte family antique car collection and document the area’s agricultural roots. For more information, visit www.mottemuseum.com/vi.
ONGOING – Valley Wide Parks and Recreation Lakeside Aquatics Center, 1801 Angler Ave. Hemet, is now open seven days a week to the public. Contact Calen at (951) 654-1505 or www.gorecreation.org/aquatic-center.
Nov. 9 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope Holiday Boutique, 29043 Vallejo Ave. in Temecula is open to the public. Come out for some early holiday shopping at the annual Hope Holiday Boutique. Vendor Space still available and can be reserved be sending an email to lois@firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 11 – 7 a.m. Registration is open for Menifee Veteran’s Day 5K Run/Walk at Wheatfield Park, 30627 Menifee Road. The event will honor the men and women who serve and have served in the armed forces. Walk and run with the veterans in a 5K, 1 mile or a 1K road race and enjoy the Veteran’s Day Health and Wellness Expo. Parade will begin the event with an awards and veteran appreciation veteran ceremony to follow at 11:11 a.m.
Nov. 11 – Noon. Veterans Day Celebration presented by Renaissance Village, 24271 Jackson Ave. in Murrieta. Join the senior home in honoring the brave men and women who risked their lives to protect our freedom with special presentations, lunch and flyover at 1:30 p.m. RSVP by calling (951) 319-8243.
Nov. 11 – 9 a.m. Lake Elsinore Veterans Day Observance Ceremony is held at The Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. The free ceremony will honor veterans who have served the nation and this year’s veteran Memorial Brick honorees. See www.lake-elsinore.org/veteransmemorial for details.
Nov. 11 – 9 a.m. Veteran’s Day Classic Car Show is hosted at Gibbel Park, 2350 W. Latham Ave., Hemet, benefiting the nonprofit Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center, or T.H.E Center, which is dedicated to improving the cognitive, physical and psychological abilities of individuals with disabilities and special needs.
Nov. 11 – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 12th annual Veteran’s Day Golf and Ceremony from the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce at Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Road, in San Jacinto. Veterans can enjoy a free day of golf following a Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse, aircraft flyover, bagpipers and the riderless horse with the Hemet Posse.
Nov. 11 – 6 to 9 p.m. Temecula’s Patriotic Salute to Veterans is at Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main St. The salute to the men and women of the armed forces features a military banner presentation and a performance by the Temecula Valley Symphony. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Free dinner is provided for the first 500 patrons.
Nov. 11 – 10 to noon. Murrieta’s 17th Veteran’s Day Parade is free to spectators and begins at Ivy and Washington streets with a flyover and singing the national anthem and ends at Town Square Park in the Field of Honor.
ONGOING – 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only is the Temecula Winchester Swap Meet, 33280 Newport Road, in Winchester. The small local swap meet is only 50 cents for entry and anyone under age 10 is free admission. No dogs allowed.
ONGOING – 8-11 a.m. Fundraising breakfast at Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge No. 2591 raises money for the Lodge and five Boy Scout units chartered by the Lodge on the third Sunday of each month. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 7.
ONGOING – 8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee with the City of Murrieta is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Bring any questions and get answers at this free event at the Murrieta Chamber Office, 25125 Madison Ave., Suite 108.
ONGOING – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every Sunday. Murrieta Village Walk Farmers Market, Village Walk Place. The Sunday morning farmers market at Village Walk Plaza is a place to buy fruits and veggies. The Murrieta Certified farmers market also has gourmet food vendors, crafters. Kalmia/Cal Oaks at Interstate 215 exit in Murrieta.
WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
Nov. 8-10 – The three-day Industrial Hemp Workshop is presented by Archi’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the Archi’s Acres Farm, 10079 West Lilac Road, in Escondido. Offering intensive hands-on training and presentations by industry leaders, tickets cost $787. Contact Tricia Coates for more information at (910) 336-7366.
Nov. 9 – 9 a.m. to noon. So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary’s open house and barn day fundraiser will help the nonprofit organization to save mini-horses at 24793 Los Rancherias Road in Hemet. Adults are $15, and children under 12 are free. A raffle for a big screen TV and other gifts will be held at 11 a.m. Please do not wear sandals or open-toed shoes. For more information, see www.socalmini.org.
Nov. 16 – 2 p.m. Attend the free lecture “Prayer and Healing ‘Love without limit; life without fear’” from international speaker Fujiko Signs, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, at Temecula Community Center, 28816 Pujol St., in Temecula. Contact Betsy at (951) 219-3059 for more information from the Christian Science Society of Temecula.
Nov. 18 – 11 a.m. Temecula Valley Newcomers Club Meeting and Luncheon welcomes the community to enjoy good food, great company and make some new friends, especially if they have recently moved to the Temecula Valley or have lived here for many years and want to get out more, meet new people and have fun Temecula Valley Newcomers Club. Come see what it’s all about at the TVNC monthly luncheon at Wilson Creek Winery 35960 Rancho California Road, in Temecula. Paid reservations are required at least one week before luncheon; call Anne at (951) 677-7149. Information: Isa at (951) 255-1818.
ONGOING – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation presents Classic Cooking Classes for the Holidays with Martha Culbertson each Thursday, through Nov. 21. The next class, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature Teacher’s Southern Pet, honoring Emeril LeGasse and Paul Prudhomme; Louisiana crabmeat ravigote, shrimp and grits, hush puppies and peanut butter pie. Cost is $80 per class. Register at www.srpnef.org.
ONGOING – 9 a.m. Menifee Moms Meetup gathers every Monday at 9 a.m. at Spirit Park, 25507 Normandy Road, in Menifee for mother to mother table talk, coffee and park play time. For more information, find “MenifeeMomsMeetUP” on Facebook.
ONGOING – 9 a.m. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia, meets every Friday at A+Realty and Property Management, 24977 Washington Ave., Suite C, Murrieta. Meetings are held throughout the U.S. and the world. Contact (781) 932-6300 or local (925) 321-0170 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.
ONGOING – 9:30 a.m. The Murrieta Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Murrieta Community Center, 41816 Juniper St., in Murrieta. Visitors are always welcome. Find more information about the monthly event or project on Facebook.
ONGOING – 10 a.m. Desert Hills Memory Care, located at 25818 Columbia St. in Hemet, will host monthly Education & Connections support group meetings at their community on the second Wednesday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Complimentary respite care will be available for loved ones during these meetings. For a full schedule of meetings, to RSVP or for more information, contact Jane Farmer at (951) 652-1837 or email@example.com.
ONGOING – 10 a.m. Temecula Valley Rose Society meets the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, in the community room. For more information, visit www.temeculavalleyrosesociety.org.
ONGOING – 11:15 a.m. Professional Women’s Roundtable at 8bit Brewing Co., 26755 Jefferson Ave., Suite F, Murrieta, meets the first Thursday of every month. The PWR is a nonprofit women’s organization dedicated to helping women succeed through mentoring by example, powerful speakers, educational workshops and networking.
ONGOING – Noon. Menifee Toastmasters meets every Thursday at noon for one hour at the Provident Bank in Sun City. Guests are welcome. Have fun, enhance speaking capabilities, gain self-confidence and improve social skills. Call (760) 807-1323 or visit www.MenifeeToastmasters.org for more information.
ONGOING – 12:30 p.m. Sons of Norway/Scandinavia meets the first Saturday of every month from September to June at the Temecula Assistance League at 28720 Via Montezuma, in Temecula at 12:30 p.m. Potluck lunch and sharing time, followed by a cultural program. Come and enjoy company with fellow Scandinavians. Call (951) 849-1690 for more information.
ONGOING – Memoir Writing Group every second and fourth Monday from 1-3 p.m. at the Mary Phillips Senior Center, 4845 Sixth Street, Temecula. Everyone has a story, join them and write.
ONGOING – 1-3 p.m. The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) Business and Program meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month except July and August at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail, in Wildomar. Visitors and Guests are welcome. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bakerfamily.org/legs or call Candy Petersen at (951) 246-2028.
ONGOING – 1:30 p.m. Hemet Valley Art Association meets every second Wednesday at the Simpson Center, 305 N. Devonshire Ave., Hemet, for live painting demonstrations. Everyone is welcome. For information, call the gallery at (951) 652-4592.
ONGOING – 4 p.m. Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge 2591 hosts Bingo at the lodge each Thursday to raise funds for its charities. Occasionally the lodge arranges for additional Bingo games to help community groups raise funds as well. Located at 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Information: (951) 674-6804.
ONGOING – 5:30 p.m. Truth and Tavern Society at the Pitstop in Menifee on the third Sunday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come to an atmosphere where people can talk and discuss life’s issues they have. Submit questions through a variety of social media locations, which become the basis for conversations that month. Location allows for people to come and go at their leisure, while being a relaxed and neutral atmosphere to hold conversations. Information: www.truthandtavernsociety.com.
ONGOING – 5:30-7 p.m. GIVE is a group of Assistance League of Temecula Valley members and community volunteers who are limited in their ability to volunteer during the morning or daytime hours but can take part in evening volunteer opportunities and give back to the community. This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Assistance League of Temecula Valley chapter meeting room at 28720 Via Montezuma, in Temecula. For more information, call or email at (951) 694-8018 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website to find out more about their philanthropic programs at www.assistanceleague.org/temecula-valley.
ONGOING – 6 p.m. Parent Support Group available for parents whose children of any age struggle with addiction. Education, skills and support are available every Tuesday at 6 p.m., 43397 Business Park Drive, Suite D-8, Temecula. Information: (951) 775-4000 or email@example.com.
ONGOING – 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW at the Primrose Room located on the second floor of Temecula Valley Hospital, Temecula Valley Parkway in Temecula. This is a 12 Step Program for the person who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. Information: Genie at (951) 764-9020.
ONGOING – 7 p.m. Friday nights Celebrate Recovery Centerpoint Church, 24470 Washington Ave., Murrieta. Call (951) 696-1002 to contact the church.
ONGOING – Animal Friends of the Valleys needs donations: cat food, dry cat food, wet kitten food, dry small breed dog food, dry dog food, dry senior dog food, dry weight maintenance dog food, wet dog food, cat litter and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at Animal Friends of the Valleys, 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar.
ONGOING – SCORE provides Inland Empire small businesses and startups free mentoring by experienced local professionals with local workshops to help small businesses and startups succeed. SCORE, America’s premier source of free, confidential small business advice, was founded in 1964 as a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Visit https://inlandempire.score.org to find out more, view free training videos and register for mentoring or workshops.