Valley Kids Summer Camp

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valleykids Valley Kids Summer Camp

Participants will enjoy a variety of arts,
crafts, games, music, talent shows,
and trips to Valley Skate Park. 

Site: March Field Park Community Center,

15325 5th St. 

Additional sites may be added. 

For more information call: 413.3280.


Monday - Friday

May 29 - Aug 7

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Resident Fee: $85/week,

Non-resident Fee: $110/week 

Easel Easel on Down



 fathersdaySenior Center - Father's Day Celebration


Join us for music and free barbecue,
chips and punch.

Tuesday, June 12

1 p.m. 

Moreno Valley Senior Center

25075 Fir Ave.


July4closure July 4 Closure



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  Here's a glimpse at some things to do
in-and-around Moreno Valley this month.


30th Annual Moreno Valley
Noon Rotary Truck Party

Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 5 p.m.

March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Blvd.

Tickets are $100

(includes dinner for two and free admission)

Call 415.4538 or e-mail mvnoonrotary@gmail.com


"Easel on Down" to Art in the Park 

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ridgecrest Park,

28506 John F. Kennedy Dr. 


Rally Around the Flag Barbecue 

11the Annual event hosted by the
Moreno Valley Chamber Military Affairs
Comittee and March Field Air Museum.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
6 p.m. No Host Bar,
7 p.m. Dinner
March Field Air Museum
22550 Van Buren Blvd.
RSVP to the Moreno Valley Chamber of
Commerce at 697.4404 


Jet Ski Races   

Saturday, June 16, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lake Perris



Lake Perris Junior Lifeguard Program

Information Meeting

June 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Lake View Pavillion lot 9, Lake Perris


Taste of the Valley 

June 23, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center


Behind the Scenes

Restorations Hangar Tour 

1:30 p.m. every Saturday

March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Blvd. 


Click here to view the Community Calendar and to view links to more event information. 


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Taste of the Valley 

June 23, 2012 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center

The Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce is delighted to host the 7th annual "Taste of the Valley." This event introduces the community to the various and eclectic tastes that restaurants in Moreno Valley and surrounding areas have to offer.


The event will feature selections from over 20  local restaurants, wineries and diners, representing the wonderful diversity of our local culinary culture. 


Taste of the Valley is in the Grand Valley Ballroom
at the Conference & Recreation Center.
Get your tickets at the Chamber office:  12625 Frederick St., Suite. E-3 in Moreno Valley. 


$25 pre sale

$30 at the door

Ages 5-11 $10 at the door (under 5 free)


For more information, visit the Chamber's website, call 

697-4404 or email the Chamber at office@movalchamber.org.

essaywinners July 4th Essay Contest Winners 


As part of the July 4th Celebration, the City of Moreno Valley collaborated with the Moreno Valley Unified School District to conduct the First Annual Essay Contest.  Students were grouped by grade: 2nd through 5th, 6th through 8th, and 9th through 12th.  


Students were encouraged to write an essay based on the history of Independence Day as a reminder  what our founders went through to make it possible for all Americans to enjoy liberty and the ability to pursue happiness. 


Winners of the 2012 Essay Contest include:


Kolani Smith

3rd Grade, Bear Valley Elementary


Nicholas Ross

5th Grade, North Ridge Elementary


Mobenul Haq

7th Grade, Badger Springs Middle School


Patrick Samones

10th Grade, Moreno Valley High School


The winners of the Essay Contest will be presented awards at the July 4th Family Fun Fest Celebration. Thank you to MVUSD Superintendent Dr. Judy White and her staff for hosting the Essay Contest and congratulations to the winners!

moviesintheparkMovies in the Park 


The City of Moreno Valley invites you to be part of the first annual Free Summer Movies in the Park series at the Conference & Recreation Center.


The fun, family-friendly movies will be offered to the public for free and the City is seeking vendors to provide refreshments.


The first summer movie will kick off on June 7 with the Cars 2 Movie. The series will continue every Thursday night through August 2, except for July 5.


Visit www.moval.org for a complete schedule of movies. All movies will begin at dusk, with exciting pre-show activities also scheduled.


For more information contact the Parks & Community Services office at 413.3280.

publicworksNational Public Works Week

Public Works is the heartbeat of any city, developing and maintaining buildings, roads, water systems, and solid waste handling. The people who work in public works are solving some of the toughest problems faced by our community, our country, and our world.


Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) selected "Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression" as its theme for 2012's National Public Works Week, which will be celebrated May 20-26. "For one week each year, we step out from behind the scenes. Public Works in the 21st century means so much more than plowing roads. You'll find dedicated professionals doing a range of essential jobs, from building fire stations to highway interchange improvements, from managing re-cycling programs and planting trees to collecting hazardous waste and providing engineering, capital project management, and traffic safety for pedestrians and motorists.


For more information about Moreno Valley's Public Works Department, please call 951-413-3100.

Summer Safety


 Firework Safety

Public Safety officials from the County of Riverside would like to remind all residents and visitors that fireworks are illegal in Riverside County.  ALL fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Riverside County because they can cause serious injuries and very often cause fires.


During the first week in July, please visit the website and follow the link to view a list of approved public fireworks shows for the 2012 July 4th holiday.


Any person that causes a wildland fire by using illegal fireworks will be held responsible for all suppression costs. These costs can run into the millions of dollars. Protecting the safety of the public is a top priority and the County enforces "zero tolerance" with regard to citizens in possession of illegal fireworks. Those caught with illegal fireworks will be subject to fines, citation and/or arrest; including confiscation of all illegal fireworks.


Wildfire Awareness & Preparation

This campaign assists home owners in preparing themselves, their families, and their homes for wildfires.

  • Be "Ready:" create100 feet of defensible space between your home and any nearby wild land,
  • Get "Set:" create a wildfire action plan for what items to take with you when it is time to evacuate, and
  • Finally, if an evacuation is ordered, "Go" and leave your home early.

For more information on this program, please visit the Ready for Wildfire webpage. 


summerreadingSummer Reading Program 


Moreno Valley Public Library's Summer Reading Program runs until Thursday, June 28. The program features three themes: "Dream Big: Read!" (for children ages 2-11), "Own the Night" (for ages 12-18) and "Between the Covers" (for ages 19+).  Look for the Summer Reading Program desk at the Library and be among the first to enroll!


Participants read books checked out from the library, record their reading on a log, and turn in the log for prizes. There will also be an activity book for each reader, as well as games and other activities that go along with the themes. Enrollment will continue through Thursday, June 21.


This year's Summer Reading Program is sponsored once again by the Moreno Valley Friends of the Library and various local merchants.


The Library is located at 25480 Alessandro Blvd. and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  For more information, visit the Llibrary's web site or call 413.3880.







An example of what can happen when you drink and drive.
DUIWishing the Class of 2012
a Safe and Sober Graduation 
The Moreno Valley Police Department's Traffic Unit recently conducted a D.U.I. Awareness Presentation for all of the seniors at Moreno Valley High School.  This DUI Presentation was provided as an effort to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and underage drinking, and to encourage the use of sober designated drivers, with the ultimate goal of reducing the tragic deaths and catastrophic injuries associated with impaired driving.


Organized by members of the Moreno Valley Traffic Unit in cooperation with members from Riverside County's "Mothers Against Drunk Driving" (MADD), the event captured the attention of approximately 400 - 500 students and approximately 20 faculty members.


Event components included the display of the MADD trailer, plus speakers from the MADD Victim Impact Panel described their own tragic experiences with D.U.I. drivers. Members from the Moreno Valley Traffic Unit spoke to the students about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and impaired driving. Students then tried on D.U.I. goggles, which demonstrate the effects of alcohol on vision and coordination, and thay examined the P.E.B.T. device used by officers in the field to determine the blood alcohol content of a person suspected of impaired driving.


 Arrive Alive: Don't Text & Drive

Another important lesson for driving teens is that texting while driving can cost lives. 


AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary
AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary


For more information, contact the Moreno Valley Police Department's Traffic Unit at 486-6900 or visit MADD's website. After hours and on weekends, the Police Department may be reached at 776-1099.



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