Check out some suggested resolutions to help you kick off 2013:
1. Get Outside & Get Fit: Exercise and enjoy scenic views of your beautiful community. The City of Moreno Valley offers several "Hike to the Top" events each year. All hikes are free.
The first hike of 2013 is to Terri Peak on January 26, 2013. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the front of campus on the south side of Landmark Middle School, 15261 Legendary Dr. This hike is approximately 7.8 miles long (round trip) and is rated "difficult". For more information call: 413.3702.
2. Adopt a New Family Member: Click here to search the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter for adoptable pets. Animals are available for adoption for a fee. The Animal Shelter is open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and is located at14041 Elsworth St. (between Cactus and Alessandro). For more information, call: 413.3790.
3. Discover Moreno Valley's History: Did you know Wyatt Earp passed through MoVal? What literary character is Alessandro Blvd. named for? What three former communities make up the City of Moreno Valley? Moreno Valley has its own Historical Society. Go to www.mvhistoricalsociety.com for more information.
4. Read more: Visit the Moreno Valley Library and get a Library Card or check out other Library services online. The Moreno Valley Library is located at 25480 Alessandro Boulevard. Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday & Sunday: Closed. For more information call: 413.3880.
5. Volunteer: Volunteering is an important way to take ownership in your community. Come join us and make the City of Moreno Valley an even better place to live!
Moreno Valley offers a multitude of volunteering opportunities with many worthy civic and social service organizations. Visit the City's website to identify an organization that responds to a need you feel passionate about.
To find out more about volunteering at City Hall, or to fill out an application, go to the Volunteer Services Website. If you have any questions, give us a call at 413.3800.
6. Find a New Job: The City of Moreno Valley and the County of Riverside partner to offer help residents find employment. The Employment Resource Center is located at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, in Moreno Valley. The Center is open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information or call 413.3920.
7. Enjoy Your Community: Did you know the City hosts community events such as the July 4 Celebration, Free Family "Movies in the Park' and holiday events? For more information on activities like these plus classes for kids, teens, adults and seniors check out the current issue of Soaring Magazine Online.
8. Celebrate New Beginnings: Say 'I do' or plan an event at Moreno Valley's Conference & Recreation Center. Our newly renovated outdoor banquet patio offers another option for your wedding or quinceanera, keeping your guests in one location for the ceremony and reception.
To schedule a tour or request reservation & fee information, call 413.3039.
9. Showcase Your Creativity: The City of Moreno Valley offers local artists the opportunity to feature their artwork in City facilities throughout the year. Through an Art Loan Policy adopted by the City Council, artists (living or deceased) who are connected to Moreno Valley through residence, work, or birth are encouraged to display their artwork in City Hall and the Council Chamber Lobby.
Applications and the Art Loan Policy are available at the webpage for the City's Parks & Community Services Department. To find out more, click here to check out the press release. The submittal deadline for the winter 2013 season is January 24, 2013. For more information, please contact Parks & Community Services at 413.3280.
10. Stay Informed: Find out what's going on in your community, check out live televised City Council meetings on MVTV-3 Channel 3 on Tuesdays, subscribe to the City's e-newsletter CityLink, or review the community calendar, press releases and City Manager's Updates on the recently updated City website, www.moval.org. The City also airs original programing such as CHOMP MOVAL, slated to premiere this winter on Channel 3 or the City's YouTube channel.
11. Honor Those Who Serve: Recognize the service of member of the U.S. military with a Military Appreciation Banner or honor a veteran with a Paver at the City's Veterans Memorial. Click here to view the brochure and be sure to join us at our annual ceremonies for Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
12. Invest in Your Community, Grow Local Business, Shop MoVal: Shopping in Moreno Valley is the easiest thing you can do to get great deals and help build the economic health of our city - Retain Jobs, Build Business and Keep Sales Taxes that fund services in Moreno Valley! To find out more, go to the website.
13. Spring Clean: Got stuff to get rid of? Moreno Valley hosts Household Hazardous Waste events several times a year to help you properly dispose of dangerous or difficult to dispose of materials around your home. Click here for more information on Household Hazardous Waste, or other programs such as recycling, bulky item pickup , composting, electronic waste disposal and more.