Volume 40 | October 2 -  6, 2017
ArtoberFest Celebrates the Arts in Moreno Valley
The Moreno Valley Arts Commission will host the 10th Annual ArtoberFest on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conference & Recreation Center, which is located at 14075 Frederick Street. This community event is free.

ArtoberFest's family-oriented program will feature performances from singers, dancers, and musicians. Additionally, there will be plenty of great food, a bike rodeo, and a pet adoption event hosted by the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter.

Arts & Crafts Displays
More than twenty artists and crafters will set up booths to display their artwork. Numerous types of art will be represented, including photography, pottery making, jewelry, oil, acrylic, pastels, sculpture, and watercolor.

Live Performances
ArtoberFest will begin at 10 a.m. with the Presentation of Colors by cadets from the Moreno Valley High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. Other performers include poets, singers, folklorico and a choir.

Bike Rodeo
Kids ages 4-12 are invited to bring their bicycle, helmet, and close-toed shoes to participate in the Bike Rodeo. Community Now has sponsored this activity to teach children bike safety and handling skills. The Bike Rodeo course is designed to be highly interactive and will allow children to experience various traffic situations as both pedestrians and cyclists.

Food & Fun
Local food vendor Tacos El Tenampa will be selling some of the best tacos in town. The fun will continue with the “MoVal Rocks” rock decoration project. Kids can decorate a rock with their favorite Moreno Valley place or memory to hide in our community and remind our residents that MoVal certainly does “rock!”

For additional information, please visit the City’s website at www.moval.org/artoberfest, or call the Parks & Community Services Department at 951.413.3280.
Moreno Valley Public Library Hosts International Games Day
The Moreno Valley Public Library will host "International Games Day @ Your Library" on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

"International Games Day @ Your Library" attendees are welcome to bring their favorite games, meet new friends and play new games. There will be many different varieties of games available for guests to enjoy including card games, board games, dice and video games.

This is a free event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) to celebrate games and gamers of all genres.

This event is a is a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and play together in a community setting that welcomes everyone.

The Moreno Valley Public Library is about much more than books! More information is available here.
Celebrate Fall with the Moreno Valley Police Department
It's that time of year again...cooler weather, changing leaves, and the holidays are just around the corner. The Moreno Valley Police Department encourages participation in their 2017 Harvest Festival celebrations throughout the City of Moreno Valley.

Each year the Moreno Valley Police Department partners with local elementary and preschools for their Harvest Festival celebrations. This is a great opportunity for children to interact with Police Officers in a fun and engaging environment.

If you would like more information about the Moreno Valley Police Department's Harvest Festival participation please visit your child's school website or inquire at the front office of your elementary or preschool.
Registration Is Open for Pee Wee and Junior Multiple Sports Clinic
The Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming Pee Wee and Junior Multiple Sports Clinic. This program will help kids develop athletic skills in the sports of soccer, baseball and basketball.

The registration deadline is Friday, October 27, 2017. The early registration fee is $35 for residents and $46 for non-residents if paid by October 13. After October 13, the fee is $45 for residents and $60 for non-residents. 

To register for the Multi Sports Clinic, please visit the Conference & Recreation Center at 14075 Frederick Street, or call 951-413-3280. Additional information can be found at www.moval.org/sports.
Hubbard Street Storm Drain Construction Begins
Contractor, O’Duffy Bros Inc., started construction of the Hubbard Street Storm Drain from Ironwood Avenue to Kalmia Avenue in early September. The project will include installation of approximately 2,600 feet of underground storm drain pipe and a number of catch basins throughout Hubbard Street.

The proposed storm drain connects to the existing storm drain system beneath Ironwood Avenue to mitigate flooding in various areas along Hubbard Street. The project also includes various street improvements that are necessary to accommodate the new storm drain. The construction is anticipated to be completed in April 2018. These efforts will help to protect property and reduce the effects of rainstorms in the City.
Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.