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Rancho Outdoor Resort’s Choir entertains the group with their songs.
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AVCC Christmas Party – The party will take place Dec. 12. Join the Anza Valley Chamber for this fun event, then attend the annual Chamber Christmas Bash. Party is for members only. Tickets for the dinner and dance with the Barnyard Boyz are $20. Reservations can be called in to Robyn at (805)-312-0369.

*Membership Annual Meeting: 5:30 p.m.
*Wine & Cheese: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
*Dinner Service: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
*Awards Presentation: 7:15 p.m. *Student of the Year *Teacher of the Year *Exemplary Citizen *Business of the Year

Dancing with The Barnyard Boyz: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Anza Valley VFW Post 1873 Awards Luncheon - Dec 13 -11 a.m. at the Anza Community Hall- Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen, and Teacher Award Winners will be honored at a luncheon. They will be serving a ham and turkey croissant, with homemade macaroni salad, chips, fruit, and brownies. Only $5 a plate. Please call Reba Schulz to RSVP at (951) 763-2254 (h) or (951) 306-6392 (c).

Holiday Open Alpaca Ranch Day on Sat. Dec 13 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free Admission. The Roys invite you to come for a visit and meet the nine new babies; bring your camera and kids and visit the Alpaca Boutique - address is 52700 Ardwell Drive in Anza.

‘From the Heart’ Free Christmas Party for the Kids - Saturday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Anza Valley Community hall in Anza. Lots of holiday fun and goodies for the kids sponsored in conjunction with Rancho Outdoor Resorts Church.

December 25 - Christmas. Happy Holidays for the AVO

New Year’s Eve BBQ and Dance -- The barbecue and dance will take place from 8 p.m. – 1 p.m. on Dec. 31. This is a fundraiser for the FUN Group, which feeds the community. The event has a $2 cover charge. Dinner by Danny Stone will be on sale. There will also be beer for an undetermined price. The band Nameless will be preforming throughout the night. Come have fun close to home and help support those who feed the community.

Check out below for all the monthly community happenings and organization meetings-

Anza Baptist Church (ABC)- The chuch is located at 39200 Rolling Hills Rd, Anza, California 92539. Phone: (951) 763-4937. Email: info@

ABC’s AWANA Kids Club – Meetings take place from 5 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The club is for children as young as three through the 8th grade.  Depending on their age, students have uniforms that are vests or t-shirts. There is a structured time of learning following the AWANA kids handbook. The younger children receive patches or badges for reaching certain milestones. AWANA follows the Hamilton school calendar.  If there is no public school, there is no AWANA.

ABC’s Wednesday night Bible Study – Bible study takes place from 5:45 - 7:15 p.m. During this same evening time, Pastor Bob leads a weekly Bible Study so parents don’t need to go home and come back.  This is a casual study time, casual dress, and topics are more in the area of day-to-day life application of Bible principles. 

Friends Uniting Neighbors or the F.U.N. Group- The fun group has started a non-denominational weekly Bible Study, together with Living Hope Church of Anza. The bible study will be held on Tuesdays mornings at a new address - 58680 Redshank Road from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. There will be a breakfast buffet, with Pastor Kevin Watson, and everyone is invited. Just look for the sign. The event will be very casual and discussion based. For more information, call Donald Seddon at (760) 390-5537

FUN Group - Free Community Dinner – Dinners take place at 1 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month at the Anza Community Hall and all are welcome. Dinners for November and December will be on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day only. A regular schedule will resume in January. 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 prepare the best quality and tastiest meal they can for all who attend. To get involve or to donate, call Donald Seddon at (760) 390-5537 or Terry Seddon at (760) 695-7452.

The FUN Group is also providing meals on Mondays and Wednesdays during the week to those in need, mostly shut-ins.

Lions Turkey Shoots - Shoots are held the third Sunday of each month from May through November at 9 a.m. at the Lions Gymkhana Field. Call Lion Bob Love for details (951) 544-5907.

AVPORT-Anza Valley Property Owners Rights Team: founded Sept. 4 2012- The board would like to invite you to participate in this process of “Citizens assisting Citizens.” Call (951)389-4884 or email Websites: and By Mail: PO Box 391122, Anza, California, 92539. AVPORT Board: Michael Machado- president; Robyn Garrison- vice president; Chrystal Walls – treasurer; Pamela Machado – secretary; Steve Packard – oversight; Alan Thomas – lead inspector; Jeff Walls- Legal Analyst and Research. Read AVPORT’s letter to the editor of introduction at

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) 337-7417.

Park And Little Red School House Improvement Meetings – 5:30 p.m. is when monthly meetings at the Little Red School House take place. They happen on the last Thursday of each month. The prime objective is to engage the community at large to help develop, plan and execute park or building clean-ups and repairs, in addition to fundraisers for the ACIL and other community charity events. The park is located on Highway 371 at Contreras Road, in the heart of Anza

4-H Meetings – Meetings are usually on the third Wednesday of the month (except February) at 6:30 p.m. 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: Lunches take place every Tuesday of the month and the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 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 a.m.; Sunday School- 11 a.m.; Priesthood/Relief Society 12 p.m.; Wednesday Scouts 6 pm-Wednesday; Youth night 7 p.m.; Contact- Ruiz at (951) 445-7180 or Nathan at (760) 399-0727 for more info.

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.

Anza Valley Chamber of Commerce- become a member or to learn more, go to: or call (951) 290-AVCC (2822).

VGC Women’s - Wednesday at 7pm- call Valley Gospel Chapel for more info (951) 763-4622. All women welcome.(951) 763-4622

VGC Men’s study on Saturdays. 7 p.m. breakfast is usually served

VARSITY YOUTH CHURCH - Hangout starts at 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Valley Gospel Chapel (VGC) for all High School Students. Hangout time includes food, fun, fellowship, games and music.

AV Christian Men Service Club holds their food distribution outreach, USDA inclusive, every 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Anza Community Hall from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Abled Volunteer’s Skills needed – bilingual, adding, spelling, reading and being able to carry weight may be required. Volunteers receive first pick of food for their help. Contact Jeff Crawley at (951) 763-1257 for additional information.

Monthly Christian Men’s Breakfast – Takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month. 9 a.m. breakfasts rotate to different locations, so call for time and place.

Free Mobile Health Clinic- - Mobile health clinic open every third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. No appointment is needed. Non-insured may only be in the RV in halls parking lot or inside the Anza Community Hall.

M-Cor General Meetings - Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month. They take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse in the heart of Anza. Visit for all the M-Cor news and events, as there are many. Contact, or call Annika Knoppel at (951) 551-0940.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Wednesday Bible study – Wednesday Bible Study takes place at 10 a.m. Church is located at 56095 Pena Road in Anza. Call (951) 763-4226 for additional information.

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 questions call (951) 491-5913- Yearly dues $5.

Cottonwood Country Council family fun movie and snack night – first Saturday of the month – doors open at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to get your movie pack; hotdog meal, popcorn, for a nominal donation Movie is free and starts at 6 p.m. 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 Community Hall Assoc. (ACHA) Membership & Rental Info- Meetings first Wednesday of the month at 7:30. Board business meeting takes place the third Thursday of the month at 7:30. Public is always welcome at general members meetings. 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:, to join or for more info.

Swap meet at the Anza Community Hall- Early morning to early afternoon. Meets the first and third Saturdays of each month, weather permitting. Vendors wanted for both indoor and outdoor booths. For information call Jose Barragan at (760) 349-9067.

To Rent the Anza Community Hall - Call ‘Taz’ Hofstot at (714) 392-4069

Cahuilla Light House Fellowship-Breakfast and Bible Study-Public welcome. Meets first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. and is held at the Tribal hall below the Casino in Anza. Breakfast served. For questions, call Nella Heredia at (951) 763-0856. No meetings in December.

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

Thimble Club-Meets the first Thursday of the month. Come and enjoy lunch ($5) and more. They normally meet at the Anza Valley Community Hall. Lunch starts at noon and there is a meeting after. The Thimble Club is a local philanthropic women’s group that was started by the local farmer’s and rancher’s wives more than 100 years ago. Over the year these ladies changed and influenced 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 Shaaron Chambers at (619)-206-1268 for additional information.

Anza Valley Lions Club- The Lions club meets the First Monday of the month and is an open meeting where all are welcome. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. for $10 at the Anza Community Hall. Lions always serve the community and organize some of the most important events in Anza, such as the Gymkhanas and the Anza Days Weekend and events. Men and women membership are invited to become members. Come visit. Call Lion Bob Love at (951) 544-5907 for details. Check them out on Facebook

Anza Valley Chamber of Commerce- Join and support your community businesses. AVCC Board meetings take place at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, except in July. AVCC Mixers are usually on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call (951) 290-2822 or go to for additional information.

Latin Class- If you are interested in taking this class, call Nancy West for more information at (760) 213-0908. The class is open to all gages.

Fit after 50 - Free Exercise Class takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Anza Community Hall. Chair aerobics help with coordination and balance and increase muscle tone. There is no jumping in this activity. Wear gym shoes and bring water. The leader of the class is Joe Volkman. Volkman can be contacted at (951)763-0827. The assistant for the class is Reba Schulz. Schulz can be reached at (951) 763-2254.

Anza Quilter’s Club- Meets at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Anza on the first and third Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Fire Explorer Program- Meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Located at Fire Station 29 in Anza. Call (951) 763-5611 for more info.

Boy Scouts Troop 319 - Meets every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Boy Scouts every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Mormon Church on Contreras Rd, South of Hwy 371. For more info call Richard Hotchkiss at (951) 551-3154.

Boys Scouts Troop 371– Boy scouts meet at Lake Riverside. Call Ginny Kinser for details at (909) 702-7902

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

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.

AA Men’s Meeting at the Anza Community Hall- Meetings take place on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Anza Community Hall.

Grief Share -- If anyone would like to attend a new session of grief share, please call the church at (951) 763-4226 to preregister. Meetings are held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 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.

The Most Excellent Way- a Christian center recovery program for all kinds of addiction. The program is court approved and childcare is provided. Help with transportation. The program meets Fridays from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at a new location at58680 Redshank Rd in Anza. Call Jessica at (951) 541-5356.

Hamilton Museum- Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 39991 Contreras Rd, Anza, CA 92539. Phone: (951) 763-1350

New M-COR Reference Library- Open Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on 56030 Us Highway 371, Anza. Behind the Overland Realty in Anza. Call Annika Knoppel at (951) 551-0940 for additional information.

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. 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 . To pay online/learn more- Anza Civic Improvement League (ACIL) was incorporated in 1964.
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