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March-Check out below for all the monthly regular happenings
Join the Redshank Riders and visit this year Back County Horsemen of CA’s Rendezvous in Norco March 21-23 - all welcome. Call Roland Schmitz at 951- 833-6403 go to www.bchcalifornia.org for more info or Red Shank Riders at: www.redshankriders.com. There will be all sorts of vendors, clinics, an obstacle contest and more. Even Cowboy Entertainer Dave Stamey will be giving a Friday night concert- to buy tickets go to www.bchcalifornia.org.
Community happenings and organizations-
Low cost water testing at Swap-meet first Sat. of month-If you are concerned about your well water quality there are low cost tests available. Just visit Merle Johnson’s booth at the Swap-meet on the first Saturday of the month. If you have questions you can reach Johnson at 951-970-3938.
4-H Meetings are usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except February) at 6:30pm in the Anza Community Hall. 4-H is a youth organization for youth 5-19 years old that has many different projects that the youth can become involved in. High Country 4-H is open to children living in the Anza and Aguanga and surrounding areas. For further information please contact Community Leaders Wanda and Evan Tiss at 951-763-0312
Senior lunches at the Anza Community Hall are starting up again: Every Tues of the month and the 2nd and fourth Thursday of the month. 11:30-12:30 at the Anza Community Hall- If you are new and would like to join please call the Pechanga Kitchen at 1-800-732-8805 Ext., 4520
Anza’s Mormon Church weekly happenings -Sunday Sacrament- 10 am; Sunday School- 11 am; Priesthood/Relief Society 12 pm; Wednesday Scouts 6 pm-Wednesday; Youth night 7 pm; Contact- Ruiz at 951 445-7180 or Nathan760 399-0727 for more info. See Free Exercise Class info below.
Free Exercise Class open to the public – adding a new days starting Feb 24th- Mondays and Wednesday mornings 8am. Evening class on Thursday and 5:30pm at the Mormon Church south of Hwy 371 on Contreas Rd next to the park. “This is a great class we have been holding since the beginning of summer and have great success. There are no obligations,” says Alicia one of the class members. Questions call Alicia at 619 829-3402
Anza Valley Artists Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month and are held in different homes. At each meeting a potluck luncheon is served, then there is a short meeting, often there is a guest speaker. For more information on joining the club, please contact Pres. Jill Roberts at 858-774-5855 cell or 951-763-2570.
Friends Uniting Neighbors or the F.U.N. Group- Will be providing free community meals the last Sunday of each month. All are welcome-- donations of time, money, whatever you can are always welcome. The FUN group, as they like to be called; gather up supplies- donated by individuals, local merchants, restaurants, and churches to help the FUN group prepare the best quality and tastiest meal/BBQ they can for all who attend. To get involved call Donald Seddon 760-390-5537 or Terry Seddon 760-695-7452. Read about them in the AVO go to www.anzavalleyoutlook.com/story/72792/
Anza Valley Chamber of Commerce- become a member or to learn more, go to: www.anzavalleychamber.com or call 951-290-AVCC (2822).
Community Incorporation Committee or CIC - For more for on this subject of the area’s incorporation, go to: www.chartercityinfo.org to see updates what it is all about to volunteer or to ask them to come and talk to your club or organization about the incorporation. This is an effort by the community for the community.
VGC Women’s - Thurs at 7pm- call Valley Gospel Chapel for more info 951-763-4622. Study continues; all women welcome.
Western Eagle Food Box Project program at VGC–$25 a box- once a month on the first Tuesday of the month -–prepay- cash only- at church -4-6pm- the next day on the first Wednesday of the month pick up the order on -4-6pm. You can also order and prepay for food boxes at Lorraine’s Pet Supply in Town- cash only, up to the Tuesday the church collects funds for the following Wed. for info call Valley Gospel Chapel for more info call 951-763-4622. Open to all.
AV Christian Men Service Club holds their food distribution outreach, USDA inclusive, every 3rd Wed. of each month at the Anza Community Hall from 9:00am-12:00pm. Abled Volunteer’s Skills needed bilingual, adding, spelling, reading able to carry weight maybe required. Volunteers receive first pick of food for their help. Contact Lynn or Jeff Crawley at @ 951-763-1257.
Monthly Christian Men’s Breakfast 4th Saturday of each month, 9 AM Breakfast rotate different locations call for time and place.
Free Mobile Health Clinic- every 3rd Wed. of the month-9-2pm- no apt. needed. Non-insured only -may be in RV in Halls parking lot or inside the Anza Community Hall.
M-Cor General meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month. 6:30 PM at the Little Red Schoolhouse in the heart of Anza -visit www.m-cor.org- for all the M-Cor news and events there are many-Contact-email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call Annika Knoppel at 951-551-0940.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Wednesday Bible study, at 10am- church is located at 56095 Pena Road in Anza. Call 951-763-4226.
Cottonwood Country Council Meeting- second Monday of the month at 7pm at the Old Cottonwood School House or Keller-Harris Community Center Sage Rd Aguanga, CA 92536 near Cottonwood Elementary in Aguanga on Sage Rd. Come get involved in the community. President Jeff Marana - Yearly dues $5.
Cottonwood Country Council family fun movie and snack night -first Sat of the month- doors open at 5pm don’t forget to get your movie pack; hotdog meal, popcorn, for a nominal donation Movie is free and starts at 6pm in the Old School House near Cottonwood Elementary. The council raises money at this and various events to fund projects for the local kids attending Cottonwood and Scholarships for graduating Seniors from Hamilton that attended Cottonwood.
Anza Valley Property Owners Rights Team: AVPORT- board would like to invite you to participate in this process of “Citizens assisting Citizens”. At this time we are in need of assistance from attorneys, licensed contractors, engineers, and general volunteers for stuffing and addressing envelopes. All assistance is greatly appreciated and all of us are important to make this work. You can contact us at (951)389-4884 or email us at Anza,Avport@gmail.com. AVPORT Board -Michael Machado, President -Robyn Garrison, Vice President -Michael Mrsny, Treasurer -Lisa Wallace, Secretary -Steve Packard, Construction Consultant - Visit the website at https://sites.google.com/site/anzaavport/home/contact-the-avport. Read AVPORT’s letter to the editor of introduction at www.anzavalleyoutlook.com/story/66701/
Anza Community Hall Assoc. (ACHA) Membership & Rental Info- Meetings 1st Wed. of the month at 7:30 – board business meeting- 3rd Thursday of the month 7:30 –general members meeting- public always welcome. No member input on board meeting dates. Members of the community are like a shareholder, membership and Swap meets are the main way the hall pays the bills. No government funds are allocated. Be a voting member, make a difference and receive discounts off of Hall Rentals, Swap meet booths, and save on propane gas. Join for $20 for a Family and $35 for a Business per year. For your next event check out the new special hourly rates, call ACHA Membership Chairman, ‘Taz’ Hofstot at 714-392-4069, or contacted via e-mail to: BPTAZ@aol.com, to join or for more info.
Swap Meet at the Anza Community Hall- Early morning to early afternoon. Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, weather permitting. Vendors wanted- indoor and outdoor booths. For information call Jose Barragan at 760-349-9067.
To Rent the Anza Community Hall Call Paige Armstrong at 951-260-6734
Cahuilla Light House Fellowship-Breakfast and Bible Study-Public welcome – First Sat. of the month at 10am held at the Tribal hall below the Casino in Anza. Breakfast served questions call Nella Heredia at 763-0856
Civil Air Patrol- Squadron 59 is looking for new members of all ages. They offer many opportunities. If this interests you please contact the squadron commander Major Dennis Sheehan 951-403-4940 who is from the Anza area. To learn more and see the clubs meeting schedule go to http://www.squadron59.org.
Thimble Club-Meets the first Thursday of the month come and enjoy lunch ($5) and more. They meet at the Anza Community Hall lunch starts at noon meeting after. The Thimble Club is a local philanthropic women’s group that was started by the local farmer’s/rancher’s wives over 100 years ago. Over the year these ladies changed and influence the lives of the people and the communities of the Anza Valley. Join in the proud tradition of the ladies of the Thimble Club -living in the community- serving the community. No sewing required. Call VP Shaaron Chamber 619 20-1268 for more
Anza Valley Lions Club- First Monday of the month open meeting all welcome dinner served at 7pm $10 at the Anza Community Hall. Lions always serve the community and organize some of the most important events in Anza the Gymkhanas and the Anza Days Weekend and events. Men and women membership are invited to become members -come visit. Call Lion Bob Love- Membership 951 544-5907 for details. Check them out on Facebook
Anza Valley Chamber of Commerce- Join and support your community business’. AVCC Board meetings - 6 PM on the first Thursday of each month except in July. AVCC Mixers - Usually on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted. 951-290-AVCC (2822) Go to www.anzavalleychamber.com
Latin Class- If you are interested in taking this class call Nancy West for more information open to all ages. 760-213-0908
Fit after 50 - Free Exercise Class-On every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Anza Community Hall. Chair aerobics- helps with coordination and balance- increases muscle tone, no jumping. Wear gym shoes and bring water. Leader is Joe Volkman (951)763-0827- Assistant Reba Schulz (951)763-2254
Anza Quilter’s Club- meets at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Anza on the 1st and 3rd Tues. 9:30am to noon.
Fire Explorer Program-Tuesday at 6:30pm.Meet 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Tuesday of the month. Located at Fire Station 29 in Anza. Call 763-5611 for more info.
Boy Scouts-Cubs meet every Tuesday at 6:00pm.Boy Scouts every Wednesday at 7:00pm at the Mormon Church on Contreras Rd, South of Hwy 371. For more info call Richard Hotchkiss at (951) 551-3154.
Boys Scouts-Cubs - also meet at Lake Riverside call Ginny Kinser for details 909 702-7902
Alcoholics Anonymous - Wednesday evenings at 8pm. It is on 56095 Pena Rd., in Anza at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. For more info call 763-4226.
ALANON- Tuesday evenings, 6: 30pm-8:00pm.It is on 56095 Pena Rd., in Anza at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. For more info call Carol (951) 763-1022
Grief Share –Saturdays at 9am at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 56095 Pena Road in Anza. Grief Share is designed to minister to people grieving the death of a loved one. Through videos and discussion we learn to walk the journey of grief and support each other along the way. It is a place for hurting people to find healing and hope. Call 951-763-4226.
The Most Excellent Way- a Christian center recover program- for all kinds of addiction –court approved childcare provided- help with transportation available –Meets Fridays at 7pm-8:30pm at 57085 Horton Hills Rd. New leadership- call Jessica at 951-541-5356
Hamilton Museum- Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am-2pm, 39991 Contreras Rd, Anza, CA 92539. Phone: 951-763-1350 http://www.hamiltonmuseum.org
New M-COR Reference Library- Open Fridays- 2pm-5pm, 56030 Us Highway 371, Anza. Behind the Overland Realty in Anza. Annika Knoppel at 951-551-0940 or email email@example.com
The Park & the Little Red School House- In the heart of town are for rent. They are cared for by the Anza Civic Improvement League (ACIL). Membership helps pay for the upkeep of the park. January is time to renew your membership!-It’s only $10 for an individual, $18 for a family, or $35 for a business membership. You can conveniently pay online via Paypal, or download the form and mail in your check. Mail membership to PO Box 391000, Anza, CA 92539. Call 951-330-4411 LM Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org . To pay online/learn more- www.anzacivic.org. Anza Civic Improvement League (ACIL) was incorporated in 1964. The current ACIL board is Bob Giffin-President, Vini Contreas-Vice President, Carol Ann Smith-Treasurer, Annika Knoppel-Secretary, Merrie Kraatz- Director, Joy Edwards-Director
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