June 2021
Join Us LIVE for State of the City, June 29

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, June 29, for our 2021 State of the City live from the stage of the City's new Amphitheater. That's right; live and in-person! This is a great opportunity to connect with the City as we reflect on the year and take a look at what's ahead. The event begins at 7 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. ($25) VIP reception at the Library's Garden of Verses. You can register for the reception on the Chamber of Commerce website, or just stop by the big event, which includes a keynote by Murrieta Mayor, Scott Vinton.

As a special treat, students from the Norris Performing Arts Academy (N-PAC) will open the event with a short musical performance, providing a glimpse of what’s to come to this state-of-the-art venue in our own backyard.

Hosting the State of the City live is significant for me personally. It marks the beginning of a transition back to normalcy, back to more of the wonderful events that we know and love. There will be more activity coming to the Amphitheater stage over the summer--movies and concerts in the park, and we look forward to opening up rentals to the community in the future.

So please mark your calendars for June 29 and let's gather again. After all, we are #connectedbycommunity.
Kim Summers, City Manager
Council Voices Support for Potential Murrieta Hot Springs Resort

At its June 1 meeting, the City Council declared its support for a potential buyer that would transform the Murrieta Hot Springs site (currently the Calvery Chapel Christian Center and Bible College campus) back to a resort that provides luxury health, wellness, and recreation, as well as public access options for the local community.

Murrieta Hot Springs has been a well-known part of our community for more than a century. The historic site includes original hot springs that feed into a large pool, with five soaking spots and a Roman spa. Thirty-eight buildings dot the property: a dozen lodges and 248 rooms, classrooms, and meeting spaces. Walkways meander through landscaping, a small lake, nine tennis courts, and a sports field.

Yet, for many years, the 43-acre site has been largely unavailable to the general public. With the Bible College putting the $50 million property up for sale, Murrieta Hot Springs may return to its roots as a regional resort.

We will keep you posted on the progress of this exciting potential transition. For now, the Center will continue educational operations through Spring of 2022. You can learn more about the history of the Murrieta Hot Springs here.
Summer Reading Challenge, Book Fair Coming

Summer is almost here! Beginning June 7, the Library will kick off its Summer Reading Challenge and you can register here. Patrons will get a chance to win a free book by reading a total of five books. All ages can come into the Library’s Community Room for a “Book Fair” and choose the book they want, beginning June 14. Please visit the Library’s Facebook page the first week of June for more information.

In place of in-house summer reading programming this year, Grab and Go DIY kits will be offered every week for six weeks for all age groups, beginning June 7. A variety of kits will be available: jewelry making, water coloring, herb-growing, and much more; visit the Reference and Children’s Desks to see what's available, or visit the Library's Facebook page to see what is being promoted that week.

The staff is always available to answer questions Monday through Saturday, during regular hours, via phone, (951) 304-BOOK.
June Special Events Round-Up

The Tour de Murrieta will be hosting its annual bike race through downtown Murrieta on June 5 and 6. This is our first returning signature event! Get all the details at www.tourdemurrieta.com.

Murrieta PD's 4th annual K9 Trial will run on June 12, 2021, at Murrieta Mesa High School.

The City is hosting its popular Father’s Day Car Cruise on Saturday night, June 19. Registration is now open online.

On Saturday, June 26, please join us for the Mapleton Park R/C Track Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with food vendors, demo cars, games, music, and giveaways. Mapleton Park is located at 28586 Poinsettia Street. Don’t forget to bring your remote-controlled car! Participation is FREE.

The State of the City will be live from the stage of our new Amphitheater. VIP reception at the Library Garden of Verses (5:30 p.m.$25 requires pre-registration). The main event begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend with no reservation required.
A Look at Who is Coming to Town!

We are getting a second Home Depot in The Orchard shopping center between Super Target and Tractor Supply. They are adding the site to keep up with the growth of our northeastern corridor and the surrounding regions. 

Kalifornia Distilleries is getting ready to open. They make high-quality, ultra-premium, handcrafted distilled spirits right here in Murrieta and will have a tasting room onsite. Stay tuned for upcoming grand opening announcements!

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June 15 Marks Re-Opening for the State of California

Effective June 15, 2021, the State of California is reopening and will return to usual operations, except for mega-events (more than 10,000 outdoors or 5,000 indoors), which will retain some vaccination or masking requirements. Get the details here.

Free COVID19 vaccinations will continue to be available locally. Visit the Riverside County Public Health website for vaccine information and a list of sites.
Through December 31, 2021, we will be honoring 30 years of cityhood with weekly #throwbackthursday posts and a growing collection of photos and stories at www.MurrietaCA.gov/30th.

Check-in often for a trip down memory lane.
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