July 11, 2019
preserving, protecting, and defending the rural character
and natural resources of Carmel Valley since 1949

Carmel Valley Association
Weekly Bulletin
Exploring a Sense of Place
A free program of the CVA Natural Resources Committee

Predators in the Landscape

with Bruce Elliott, retired Senior Biologist with CA Dept of Fish and Game, Saturday, July 27, 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Garland Ranch Regional Park at the Meeting Room at the Cooper House on the hill.

Wear hiking shoes and layered clothing, sun hat, sun screen, walking stick as desired. Bring sketchbook and any painting and other drawing supplies.
Don't forget food and water!

RSVP/questions call Paola Berthoin 624.9467
Become a Park Ambassador

Make a difference, be a park ambassador for the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD).

Volunteers are an important part of MPRPD's success. Contact the parks' volunteer coordinator, Debbie Wyatt, at (831) 372-3196, x113.
Senior Activities at the Youth Center

Senior activity hours are now beginning for Tuesdays, 1-4 pm. in the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center community room, 25 Ford Road. CVCYC board members and local volunteers are collecting books, games, cards, art supplies, and puzzles. Anyone is free to bring in games that they may want to play or refreshments to share. Movement activities are planned and other ideas include organized bus trips, walking groups, and writing programs. Donations are suggested but not required.

Those who wish to provide informational presentations or entertainment, donate supplies, or direct an activity, are invited to contact Teresa Goldberg by email at teresa@cvcyc.org or call the center at 831-659-3983. 
Learn About Invasive Genista and How to Remove it!

Unregulated Vacation Rental
or Party House in Your Neighborhood?

Under pressure from CVA and community groups, the county has initiated a hotline for residents to report problems with short-term rentals in their neighborhoods:

by telephone at (831) 900-4441, or by online form:

Carmel Valley Events

Summer Reading Program:
Wednesdays @ 4 PM
JULY 24: Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom
JULY 10: Musical Robot

Game Days:
Fridays 11 AM - 4 PM

Dance Hour:
Fridays 3-4 PM
JULY 12: Country Line Dancing (Swing)
JULY 26: One Hit Wonders
Light refreshments will be served

65 W. Carmel Valley RD
From the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center:

  • Pool is open 7 days a week (12-5 pm daily).

  • Aqua Aerobics classes are available on Saturdays at 11 am beginning Saturday, June 8th (no membership required, $10/class).

  • Swim lessons for all ages and abilities begin Monday, June 10th. Lesson registration is available online at www.cvcyc.org.

  • Our next dinner will be Friday, June 28th. This fundraising teriyaki dinner and bar will be BBQ prepared by Carmel Kiwanis. Advance ticket purchase available online.

  • Adult Lap Swim is available Monday-Friday from 4:00-5:00 pm beginning June 10th.

  • Swim team practices Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening from 5:00-6:30 pm. Please email knrianda@gmail.com for more information. 

We can’t wait to see you this summer! 
From the Community Center:

1st Monday of each month, Community Center.

Volunteers will serve a full course meal including dessert and beverages, with perhaps a fun bingo game afterwards. All CV seniors invited for camaraderie, food and fun! (Caretakers welcome!)

Seating at 11:30, buffet served at Noon. 
Sponsored by the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center, Friends of Rippling River, and the CV Women’s Club Foundation .
Carmel Valley Branch Library Hosts
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary All-Day Celebration

The Carmel Valley Branch Library of the Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) will be hosting an Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Librarian and Branch Manager Eddy Hamelin and his staff will be running the event, which will include Storytime from Space, a classic lunar lander game, coloring and activity pages for kids, a special historical gallery with images and models, an outer space selfie station, a special NASA-themed Makerspace Fair with six stations, historical videos, outer space trivia games for kids, teens, and adults, music, dancing, and more. Plus, there will be an unveiling of a special surprise for MCFL patrons!

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. This event is part of Monterey County Free Libraries’ mission to bring ideas, ins piration, information, and enjoyment to our community. For more information, please call Librarian Eddy Hamelin, Branch Manager of the Carmel Valley Branch Library at 831-659-2377 or email him at hamelinep@co.monterey.ca.us .
Issues of Concern to Residents of Carmel Valley
Make sure you are signed up to receive emergency alerts!
Come and Share the Wonders of
Point Lobos
Easy Access Adventures!

Pris Walton, President
Carmel Valley Association
Curious About CVA?
Carmel Valley Association is one of the oldest, largest, and most suc cessful community organizations in Monterey County. We are entirely volunteer, with no paid employees. Our mission is to defend the beauty, resources and rural character of our beautiful valley. We do that by working with residents, businesses, and government.
CVA was instrumental in the adoption of the Carmel Valley Master Plan and recently settled a lawsuit with Monterey County regarding traffic measurement and capping future development on very favorable terms for our valley. Our volunteer experts represent Carmel Valley's interest, testifying before governmental bodies concerning development, water, traffic, road signs, and other quality of life issues.

We keep valley residents informed about important issues and events with our weekly email Bulletin, which goes to over 1200 residents, and our quarterly Newsletter, which is mailed to over 7,000 valley addresses.

or reply to this email 

Member Richard Cheatham has created a video about our beautiful Carmel Valley and CVA's role in preserving it.

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Carmel Valley Photographer 
Douglas Steakley www.douglassteakley.com