Volume 125 | June 24 - 28, 2019
Enjoy Fun and Fireworks at the City's
4th of July Parade and FunFest
Still looking for the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July with your family? Join your community at MoVal's signature 4th of July Parade & FunFest. Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. as a parade of local floats, equestrians, bands, and performers cruise north on Frederick St. And the fun doesn’t stop there!

After the parade, check out Moreno Valley's ever-popular FunFest, featuring live music, delicious food, the Youth Fun Zone for kids, and a Beer Garden for adults.
There’s something for everyone!

The day-long celebration wraps up with MoVal's fireworks extravaganza lighting up the night sky.

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North on Frederick St. from Alessandro Blvd., then west on TownGate Blvd.

2 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Morrison Park/Mountain View Middle School, corner of Dracaea Ave. and Morrison St.
2 p.m. – Beer Garden, Fun Zone, Food Vendors
3:30 p.m. – National Anthem and Presentation of Colors
4–7 p.m. – Live Bands
9 p.m. – Aerial Fireworks Show

More information is available on the City's website .
Freedom Days Pet Adoption Event
Moreno Valley’s Animal Shelter offers residents a unique new way to celebrate Independence Day – by welcoming a furry and loving addition to their families.

Bring home a new pet from the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter's special Freedom Days discounted pet adoption event!

Moreno Valley Animal Shelter
14041 Elsworth St. (between Cactus & Alessandro)
Freedom Days Pet Adoption
July 16 - 18 & 23 - 25
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

The discounted cost is just $60 for dogs/puppies and only $5 for cats/kittens, which includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccines, and a HomeAgain microchip. Pets adopted who have not been altered will stay for surgery and will be available to go home on the afternoon of the day of surgery.

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951-413-3790 or visit the  City’s website  for more pet adoption information. 
Moreno Valley Public Library and MVUSD Offer
FREE "Lunch at the Library" This Summer
Beat the heat and grab something to eat!
The Moreno Valley Public Library has come up with a great way to keep nutrition a priority for youth during summer break. In partnership with Moreno Valley Unified School District, the Library Main Branch is hosting a nutritious and free BBQ Lunch at the Library this summer for all youth age 18 and younger.
Lunch at the Library
Moreno Valley Public Library Main Branch
25480 Alessandro Blvd.
Weekdays through August 2 (no lunch, July 4)
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Lunch at the Library is a great opportunity to meet friends, get a FREE meal, and explore what the air-conditioned Moreno Valley Library has to offer.
Learn The Value of Higher Education Moreno Valley's Employment Resource Center
Are you ready to take the next step in your career or enhance your job skills? 

Join us at the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center for a FREE personal development workshop. The Value of Higher Education Workshop as presented by CBU Online, explores how continuing your education can advance your career. 

Come and learn about:
  • Potential income benefits
  • Professional development
  • Career Opportunities
  • Accelerated programs

Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
12:00 – 1 p.m.
12625 Frederick Street Suite K-3 

Please be sure to bring a lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Register online for the Value of Higher Education Workshop today!
Amateur Radio Volunteers Love "Hamming" it Up!
Among the many ways for MoVal residents to volunteer to make our City even better, one of the coolest has to be ACES/RACES, a volunteer program supervised by the Office of Emergency Management. Using state-of-the-art ham radio technology, these vital volunteers are ready to provide communications support during both emergency incidents and routine events.

Our RACES (Radio Amateur Communications Emergency Services) team of volunteers gathered at Community Park recently to participate in Field Day, an annual national amateur radio systems exercise that encourages emergency communication preparedness among radio operators. RACES used this valuable opportunity to demonstrate the amazing capabilities and value of amateur radio. This year, the team was able to reach colleagues as far away as New Mexico!

For more information about the ACES/RACES volunteer program, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 951-413-3800. 
WARNING: This Video May Melt Your Heart!
The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter regularly spotlights pets available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a "forever home."

This week's Pet is Lucy!

Lucy (#A497234) is a real sweetheart. Look at those big eyes, those ears, that face! She's a short-haired Chihuahua looking for a family who can match the love she has to give.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth St. or call 951-413-3790 to inquire about adopting Lucy or other pets hoping to find lifelong companions.