We’re in the middle of a heat wave, Southwest Riverside. So, that means it’s time to enjoy the waning light of summer with some of the great things happening around town this weekend:
Front Street, Old Town Temecula
The Temecula Fall Rod Run is gearing up for a full day of cool cars and serious entertainment, with over 17 bands and entertainers performing as part of the “Show ‘n Shine Festival” event beginning at 9 a.m. Oct.15 in Old Town Temecula. To learn more, visit rodruntemecula.com.
36522 Via Verde, Temecula
Cause for Paws – a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for dogs and cats with diabetes — is set to make its annual appearance on Oct. 16 at Oak Mountain Winery. The fundraising event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula
Football widows are invited to South Coast Winery Resort & Spa for a serious spa “workout” from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday through the month of October. There are delicious lunch and wine options, and great deals on Diva pedis, massages and facials at the delectable Grapeseed Spa.
32575 Rancho California Road, Temecula
The smooth sounds of jazz are riding a wave through Temecula’s Wine Country. Treat yourself this weekend with good fun, music and wine at Thornton Winery. Don’t miss when jazz artist Candy Dulfer, performs with special guest Alonzo Bodden at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15. Tickets are $65. A gourmet supper package is available for $140.
45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula
Get ready to get down when DJ Pauly D of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” returns to Temecula to perform once again at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The famous Italian American will perform Oct. 15 at Pechanga’s Silk nightclub, which is the largest nightclub in southern California, said Pechanga’s Public Relations Manager Robert Bledsoe.
33320 Temecula Parkway, Temecula
Thousands of Southwest Riverside families are expected to get lost in Temecula’s favorite corn maze when Big Horse Feed and Mercantile at Corona Ranch hosts its annual fall festivities this weekend. The fall fun runs through Halloween.
42051 Main Street, Temecula
Presented by the Fine Arts Network and directed by the talented Paul Kehler, this rag-to-riches tale of Eva Peron, first lady of Argentina, is sure to inspire theater-goers. The show is currently underway. Performances are scheduled for Oct. 15-16, 19-23 at Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Call 866-OLD-TOWN to learn more.
500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore
Come and get spooked at The Diamond! This year’s attraction is the largest to date, featuring a new 1,000 square-foot blacked-out maze called “The Darkness.” The haunt will be open every weekend, Thursdays to Sundays, through Halloween. General admission tickets are $15.
42051 Main Street, Temecula ~ 866-OLD-TOWN
Music is always happening at The Merc in Old Town Temecula. Friday’s feature good old fashioned rock ‘n roll and Saturday’s go country at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Then, it’s Classics at The Merc at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $11.
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