Sept. 11-17: Poker run and rally, annual grape stomp, art camp and more


Grape Stomp 2020

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa’s annual Grape Stomp will look a bit different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. This year, the stomps are private and set to a smaller number of participants at one time; the event will now cover several days.

The Friday and Saturday stomps will be Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, at 4, 5 or 6 p.m. and the Sunday stomps will be Sept. 13, 20 and 27, at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

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The Cove Bar and Grill

Gino Meregillano is playing live at The Cove Bar and Grill Friday, Sept. 11, from 8-10 p.m. It will be an evening of rock and roll, oldies and more outdoor on the patio.

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After-School Art Camp

The Craft House in Temecula is hosting an after-school art camp for ages 8 and older, with several dates through September to choose from. The art camp will be held weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays with an experienced art instructor. Choose from Sept. 15, or Sept. 17, from 4-6 p.m.

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Outdoor Movie Night at Vail Headquarters

Come out Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8-10 p.m. to Vail Headquarters in Temecula to watch “Matilda,” rated PG. Movies are free to attend, and there is plenty of room to practice social distancing. Seating is not provided, and guests are recommended to bring their own blankets, chairs and pillows. Masks are strongly encouraged.

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Front Porch Makeover Series

Pretty Paints is hosting a DIY fall front porch makeover series at Galway Spirits in Temecula. It is the second of three classes; the class Sunday, Sept. 13, from noon to 3 p.m. will be a porch sign. Safety guidelines due to COVID-19 will be followed.

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Kid’s Entrepreneurs Sunday Funday

On Sunday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Synergy Social SoCal is hosting a day for children to have booths for special fundraisers and learn about being entrepreneurs at Vail Headquarters in Temecula. Activities include: face painting, handmade goods, local eateries, vendors, music and more.

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Rainbow Wall Hanging

The Craft House is hosting a class to make a small fiber rainbow wall hanging Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1-3 p.m. for ages 7 and older.

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2020 Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders Poker Run and Rally

On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders are raffling off a 2016 Street Glide Special; tickets are available for $10 each. The poker run fee is $25 for single riders and $15 for an additional rider. All proceeds go to support the Semper Fi Fund that helps veterans and their families.

Registration starts at The Chopper Gallery Inc. near Old Town Temecula from 9-11 a.m., and the route finishes at the Wild West Arena in Winchester. There will be food, live music, vendors, auction and more.

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2020 Antique Truck Show

A one-day, special event showcasing hundreds of restored, vintage trucks will take place at the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris. Come out Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see a variety of antique transportation equipment along with photo opportunities.

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