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Ribbonwood Acres Ranch’s Kyle and Debbie Booth stand in front of their first farm produce stand at the ranch. They have opened up the family farm gates to give locals a chance to “Know your Farmer, know your food.”
Ribbonwood Acres Ranch’s Kyle and Debbie Booth stand in front of their first farm produce stand at the ranch. They have opened up the family farm gates to give locals a chance to “Know your Farmer, know your food.”

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From the Heart Fall Rummage Sale
The day and times for the ‘From the Heart’ Fall Rummage Sale are as follows:
Sept. 11-13
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friday
8:00 – 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Food and fun bargains can be found at the Anza Community Hall during this time.

Free Marketing Mastery Series – Sept. 13
This event starts at 9 a.m. Learn how to market for your business. Learn why and how to create, post, and promote videos, as well as how to make them viral.

Monthly trainings are about one hour in length and take place on the second Saturday of each month.

The location of the event is the Anza Valley Business Center, 56480 Hwy 371, behind Cali Produce, on the patio. Come early for a Free Continental Breakfast. Hosted by RSVP at (951)-269-3441 or

Celebrate the 100th BD year of the Little Red School House – Sept. 13
This event will take place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy dancing, fun, vendor opportunities and more. Call Robyn at (805)-312-0369 or Lorraine (951)-551-8058 for more info.

Anza Trails Committee Meeting – Sept. 16
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Red School House at Minor Park in the heart of Anza. 

Hamilton Bobcats September Home Game Schedule
Sept. 26 @ 7pm Bobcats vs Pine Grove

Gold Star Mother’s Day- Sunday September 28th
This event meets for breakfast. The cost is a $6.00 per donation from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Stay after to help honor those moms who have lost a son to war at the local VFW at 59011 Bailey Road, Anza, CA 92539-0433. For more information, call (951)763-4439 or visit

The Moving Wall-Vietnam Vet Memorial- coming to the area
The Moving Wall will be displayed in Sam Hicks Monument Park in Old Town Temecula from October 9 to October 13, 2014. The arrival of the memorial will be sponsored by Manzanita Ranch, the home of the “One Good Day Program.” The organizing chair for the program is Johnny Roberts, who is an Anza Local. The Organizational Committee meets on Thursdays.

Members attempt to meet every other week at The Temecula Museum, according to Johnny. On Oct. 4, volunteers while be helping to set up for the event. Those individuals will meet at Sam Hicks Monument Park starting 8 a.m. and the work party will last until 5pm. Lunch will be provided. Call for more information. To donate to help pay for event expenses go to Watch for an upcoming Article on the Moving Wall in the next AVO. For a schedule and more go to www.Themovingwall2014.

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

Anza Baptist Church - Anza Baptist Church is located at 39200 Rolling Hills Rd. in Anza, California 92539. Phone: 951-763-4937. Email for more information.

AWANA Kids Club - AWANA Kids Club meets Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. starting August 20. It is for children as young as 3 years of age to children in 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.  So 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 so parents don’t need to go home and come back.  This is a casual study time. Bible Study guests can dress casually. Topics are more in the area of day-to-day life application of Bible principles. 

M-COR’s Crop Swap – Crop swap will be held Fridays 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 F.U.N. Group - The F.U.N Group has started a non-denominational weekly Bible Study in conjunction with Living Hope Church of Anza. The Bible Study is being held on Tuesdays mornings at a new address – 58680 Red Shank Rd from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. There will be a breakfast buffet served and Pastor Kevin Watson will be in attendance. The discussion will be very casual in nature. Everyone is invited --Just look for the sign. For more information, call Donald Seddon at (760)-390-5537.

F.U.N. Group - Free Community Dinner - The free community dinner takes place on the last Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Anza Community Hall. All are welcome. Donations of time, money and anything else are always welcome. The F.U.N. 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 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 F.U.N. Group is also providing meals on Mondays and Wednesdays during the week to those in need.

Lions Turkey Shoots – Turkey 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 at (951)-544-5907.

Lions Gymkhana – Gymkhana is on the first Saturday of each month from May through October at the Lion’s Gymkhana field on Kirby in Anza. Sign-ups are at 3 p.m. and the event starts at 4pm. Nov 1 is when the last Gymkhana takes place. Buckle Day starts at 9 a.m. Call or text Lion Roland Vellanoweth at (951)-662-9166.

Anza Valley Property Owners Rights Team: founded Sept. 4 2012- 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

Low cost water testing at swap meet first Saturday 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.

Park And Little Red School House Improvement Meetings - 5:30 p.m. meetings will take place monthly at the Little Red School House 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 – 4H 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 more information, please contact Community Leaders Wanda and Evan Tiss at 951-763-0312.

Senior lunches at the Anza Community Hall – Senior lunches are starting up again. They will be taking place every Tuesday of the month and 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 am; Sunday School- 11 am; Priesthood/Relief Society 12 pm; Wednesday Scouts 6 p.m.-Wednesday; Youth night 7 p.m.; Contact- Ruiz at (951)-445-7180 or Nathan at (760)-399-0727 for more information. See Free Exercise Class info below.

Free Exercise Class open to the public – This class takes place at the Mormon Church south of Hwy 371 on Contreras Rd next to the park. “This is a great class we have been holding since the beginning of summer and have great success,” said Alicia, one of the class members. “There are no obligations.” For more information, call Alicia at (619) 829-3402. Call for summer times and days.

Anza Valley Artists Meetings – Meetings are on the third Saturday of the month and are held in different homes. At each meeting a potluck luncheon is served and 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 - 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 – Youth church meetings take place on Thursdays. 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. 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 Rd then right on Bailey and left on to 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 can be purchased once a month on the first Wednesday of the month. Prepay with cash only at the church between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The next day, on the first Thursday of the month, boxes can be picked up between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. You can also order and prepay for food boxes at Lorraine’s Pet Supply in Town up to the Tuesday the church collects funds for the following Wednesday. For more information, call Valley Gospel Chapel (VCG) at (951) 763-4622. Open to all.

AV Christian Men Service Club – The club holds their food distribution outreach, USDA inclusive, every third 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, etc. 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 more information.

Monthly Christian Men’s Breakfast – Breakfasts take place the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. Breakfasts rotate to different locations. Call for time and place.

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

M-Cor General meetings – Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse in the heart of Anza visit for all the M-Cor news and events there are many-Contact-email or call Annika Knoppel at 951-551-0940.

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

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 Rd in Aguanga. Come get involved in the community. President is Jeff Marana and yearly dues are $5.

Cottonwood Country Council Family Fun Movie and Snack Night – The movie and snack night takes place the first Friday of the month. Doors open at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to get your movie pack, which includes 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 & Rental Info- Meetings take place the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30. Board business meeting the third Thursday of the month at 7:30. The public is always welcome at eneral 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 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 - dark in July- 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

Thimble Club-Meets the first Thursday of the month come and enjoy lunch ($5) and more. Dark in July. Aug. meet at the Hamilton Museum ground for a potluck. 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 Chambers 619 206-1268 for more info.

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

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

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- 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 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

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 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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