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Anne Hamilton celebrates 82 years of life

Celebrating life with her children, Anne Hamilton 82 years young ;lt-rt; Anne Hamilton seated; Joseph, Manuel, and Rose Ann Hamilton.
Celebrating life with her children, Anne Hamilton 82 years young ;lt-rt; Anne Hamilton seated; Joseph, Manuel, and Rose Ann Hamilton.

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Hamilton Bobcats September home game schedule

Bobcats vs. Pine Grove – 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26

Rattlesnake Clinic

This clinic will be taking place on Saturday, Sept. 27. See the Anza Valley Outlook’s advertisement for additional information. RSVP soon, as spaces are going fast.

AVA’s Annual Heart of the High Country Fall Art Show

This art show will be taking place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. It will be held at the Anza Valley Community Center, located at 56630 Hwy 371 in Anza.

Come meet featured artist Valentina and other local artists. Event attendants can see artists’ works and purchase some of their very own. A raffle of art from each artist will be donated, and funds will go to the Anza Valley Community Hall.

Alpaca’s Open Ranch Days at the Roys’

This event will take place Sept. 27 – 28. It will offer free fun and education on the Alpaca Lifestyle. There will be a Christmas boutique and demonstrations, and guests can meet the alpaca babies.

Shot Clinic at the Green

This clinic will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28. Local Veterinarian, Dr. Lindsey Crowley, will be present at the event. It will take place in Mt. Center where Highway 243 and 74 meet. See the Anza Valley Outlook’s advertisement for additional information.

Gold Star Mother’s Day- Sunday September 28

Attendants of this event will meet for breakfast. The cost of the event is a $6.00 donation. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Guests can stay after to help honor those moms who have lost a son to war at the local VFW on 59011 Bailey Road in Anza.

So Cal Coyotes Football game

Game will take place October 4 in Anza. Watch the Anza Valley Outlook for more information.

Governing Board meeting

This meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 7 at the Cottonwood School in Anza.

Oktoberfest fundraiser

This fundraiser will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. on October 11 at the Anza Valley Community Hall.  On the menu will be keg beer, homemade soft hot pretzels, ribs, brats, kraut, several salads and dessert. There will be raffle opportunities, entertainment and much more. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. 

The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial coming to area

The Moving Wall will be displayed in Sam Hicks Monument Park in Old Town Temecula, from October 9 - 13 . The arrival of the wall will be sponsored by Manzanita Ranch, the home of the “One Good Day Program.” Construction of the wall will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 4.

Hamilton Museum Arts, Crafts & Fair

The fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on October 18 at 39991 Contreras Rd, Anza, CA 92539. Vendor opportunities are available for the event. Phone: (951)-763-1350

AVCC 2014 Fall Business Expo

This event will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 at the Anza Valley Community Hall, on Hwy 371 in Anza. For more information, or booth availability, contact Chamber of Commerce Vice President Tish Clark at (951)-763-4225.

Check out below for all the monthly Community happenings and organization meetings

Anza Baptist Church – The church is located at 39200 Rolling Hills Rd in Anza. Phone: (951)-763-4937. Email: info@

AWANA Kids Club

These meetings take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. starting August 20. The club is for children as young as three and as old as eighth graders.

Depending on their age, students have uniforms that are vests or t-shirts. Their is a structure 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.

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. This is a casual study time, casual dress, and topics are more in the area of day-to-day life application of Bible principles. 

M-COR’s Crop Swap – This event is held Friday’s at 5:30 p.m. into the fall at the gazebo next to Whiskey River Pizza restaurant just off Hwy 371 on Bahrman Rd in the township of Anza. This is a bartering affair, where no cash changes hands. To learn more read the AVO article “Crop Swap’ season returns to Anza” at

Friends Uniting Neighbors or the FUN Group- The fun group has started a nondenominational weekly Bible Study, together with Living Hope Church of Anza .

The bible study being held on Tuesdays mornings at a new address 58680 Red Shank Rd, but will still be taking place from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The event will feature a breakfast buffet and Pastor Kevin Watson will be in attendance. Everyone is invited. The event is very casual and discussion based. For more information, call Donald Seddon at (760)-390-5537

FUN Group Free Community Dinner

The FUN group hosts a free community dinner on the last Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Anza Community Hall, and all are welcome. Donations of time, money, and anything else are 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 barbecue they can for all who attend. To get involved 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 May through November at 9 a.m. at the Lions Gymkhana Field. Call Lion Bob Love for details at (951)-544-5907.

Lions Gymkhana

Gymkhana is on the first Saturday of each month from May through October and is located at the Lion’s Gymkhana field on Kirby in Anza. Sign ups are at 3 p.m. and the event starts at 4 p.m. The last Gymkhana will take place on Nov 1. Call Lion Roland Vellanoweth at (951)-662-9166 for additional details.

Anza Valley Property Owners Rights Team (AVPORT) – The AVPORT board would like to invite you to participate in this process of “Citizens assisting Citizens.” Call (951)-389-4884 for additional information, or email

Low cost water testing at swap meet

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.

Park and Little Red Schoolhouse improvement meetings

Monthly meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month at the Little Red School House. The primary objective of the meetings 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

4 –H Meetings are 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 of age that has many different projects that the youth can become involved in. High Country 4-H is open to children living in the Anza, 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

Senior lunches take place every Tuesday and every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 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 pm; Wednesday Scouts 6 pm-Wednesday; Youth night 7 pm; Contact- Ruiz at 951 445-7180 or Nathan at 760 399-0727 for more info. See Free Exercise Class info below.

Anza Valley Artists meetings

Artists meetings are on the third 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 president Jill Roberts at (858)-774-5855 [cell] or (951)-763-2570.

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

VGC Women’s Bible Study

Meetings take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call Valley Gospel Chapel for more information at (951)-763-4622. All women are welcome.

Varsity Youth Church Wednesday

Hangout starts at 6 p.m. meeting at 7 p.m. at Valley Gospel Chapel(VGC) for all high school students. Hangout time includes food, fun, fellowship, games and music.

Football home game after parties after the game at VGC

For more information call (951)-763-4622. VGC is on Chapman Rd in the Terwilliger area. Go south on Kirby from Hwy 371 to Terwilliger Road then right on Bailey and left onto Chapman. The church is on the right.

Western Eagle Food Box Project

This is a program at VGC. The cost is $25 a box and boxes arrive once a month on the first week of the month. Prepay, cash only by Wednesday. Pick up the orders between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. You can also order and prepay for food boxes at Lorraine’s Pet Supply in Town – cash only. Or pay in offering box at VGC on Sunday make sure to mark the envelope ‘food box.’

AV Christian Men Service Club

The service club holds their food distribution outreach, USDA inclusive, every third Wed. 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 able to carry weight maybe required. Volunteers receive first pick of food for their help. Contact Jeff Crawley at (951)-763-1257.

Monthly Christian Men’s Breakfast

Breakfasts take place at 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Breakfasts rotate to different locations, so call for time and place.

Free Mobile Health Clinic.

Mobile health clinic is set up the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. No appointment is needed. Non-insured may only be in RV in Halls parking lot or inside the Anza Community Hall.

M-COR General meetings

General meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse in the heart of Anza. Call Annika Knoppel for more information at (951)-551-0940.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Wednesday Bible study

Bible study starts at 10 a.m. Church is located at 56095 Pena Road in Anza. Call (951)-763-4226.

Cottonwood Country Council meeting

Meetings take place the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Old Cottonwood School House or Keller-Harris Community Center on Sage Road in Aguanga (near Cottonwood Elementary). 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

Movie and snack nights take place the first Saturday of the month. Doors open at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to get your movie pack, which consists of a hotdog meal and popcorn, for a nominal donation The 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 and Rental Info-

Meetings take place the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30. Board business meetings take place the Thursday of the month at 7:30. The public is always welcome at general member’s 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 contact him via e-mail at, to join or for more information.

Swap Meet at the Anza Community Hall- The swap meet takes place from early morning to early afternoon. It meets the first and third Saturdays of each month, weather permitting. Vendors wanted for both indoor and outdoor booths. For more information, call Jose Barragan at (760)-349-9067.

To Rent the Anza Community Hall

Call ‘Taz’ Hofstot at (714)-392-4069

Cahuilla Lighthouse Fellowship-Breakfast and Bible Study

The public is welcome to this Bible Study, which takes place the first Saturday of the month at the Tribal hall below the Casino in Anza. Breakfast is served during this time. For more information, call Nella Heredia at 951-763-0856.

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

Thimble Club

Thimble club meets the first Thursday of the month. Come and enjoy lunch ($5) and more. This organization meets 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 Chambers 619 206-1268 for more info.

Anza Valley Lions Club

First Monday of the month open meeting all welcome dinner served at 7 p.m. $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

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 first and third Tues. 9:30am to noon.

Fire Explorer Program

Tuesday at 6:30pm. Meet second, third, fourth, 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


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

Thursdays 7:00 pm at the Anza Community Hall

Grief Share

If anyone would like to attend a new session of grief share, please call the church at 763-4226 to preregister. Meetings are held 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.

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 *58680 Red Shank Rd, still at 8 am -10 am on Tuesdays,(*in a house behind the Baptist Church) 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

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

The Park & the Little Red Schoolhouse

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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