Your Rancho Murieta holiday lights tour

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If you want to see Rancho Murieta's best holiday lights, you can drive around and take your chances, or you can check out the homes honored by the Rancho Murieta Association's holiday lights contest.  There are seven homes on the South and 10 on the North.  Here's a map of the winners. Read more » about Your Rancho Murieta holiday lights tour

Have your holiday lights on Monday evening

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If you'd like your home's holiday decorations considered for the Rancho Murieta Association's holiday lights honors, make sure they're in tip-top shape and fully ablaze by 5 p.m. Monday.  That evening the RMA's judges will make their final circuit of the community. Read more » about Have your holiday lights on Monday evening

Santa lights the tree at Stonehouse Park

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Santa and family

Red square Photo gallery: 29 photos of Santa and his friends

Despite the North Gate work and the event's relocation to Stonehouse Park, Santa found his way to Rancho Murieta's tree-lighting celebration Friday evening.  The little ones were eager to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, and they enjoyed warm drinks and cookies and a bit of holiday music.  The Optimist Club put on the free event. Read more » about Santa lights the tree at Stonehouse Park

Happy Thanksgiving, all you Turkey Trotters!

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Turkey Trot

Dozens of people, and many first-timers, took part in this year's Thanksgiving morning 5K Turkey Trot.  North Gate construction forced the starting line to move to Stonehouse Park, but part of the run was still out on Murieta Parkway.  The event, in its fourth year, benefits the Fisher House Foundation, which provides free or low-cost accommodations to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. Read more » about Happy Thanksgiving, all you Turkey Trotters!

Turkey Trot, Santa and dance this weekend

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The holiday weekend starts with with a run on Thanksgiving Day, followed by Santa’s arrival Friday evening -- at a new location -- and a dance party fundraiser at the Country Club Saturday night. Here are the details.

Thursday, 8 a.m.
The 4th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot moves to Stonehouse Park on Escuela Drive because of construction at the Gazebo. The recommended donation to participate in the run is $5, with all donations going to the Fisher House Foundation, which provides free or low-cost accommodations to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. Family flag football is scheduled immediately after the run. Read more » about Turkey Trot, Santa and dance this weekend

Some choices to help in season of giving

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As cold weather settles in and the holidays approach, there are ways to provide help where it is needed. Here’s a list of opportunites to help in Rancho Murieta: Read more » about Some choices to help in season of giving

Ready, set ... start your holiday shopping

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Village Craft Faire

Village Craft FaireThe annual Murieta Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale started the holiday shopping season Saturday with a crowd-pleasing variety of handmade items from local vendors that included knit hats and scarves, brightly patterned carry-alls, appliqué placemats, potholders, holiday decorations, art work, and jewelry, as well as homemade treats ranging from candy apples to snickerdoodle cookies. Read more » about Ready, set ... start your holiday shopping

July 4 was a really big show

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Parade girls

When the parade lined up along Murieta Parkway and De La Cruz Drive,  it wasn’t only the golf carts that sported decorations, as head gear mixed patriotism with fun for the trip down the parkway.

The July 4 celebration sets the standard for all community events, and this year’s set some records as well. The Fun Run had more runners than ever before, the parade attracted more viewers and added horses to the mix of carts, kids, and cars, and the Kiwanis Club served almost 1,000 pancake breakfasts. And the fireworks display that ends the day? That sets a record for spectacle every year as it lights up the night sky over Rancho Murieta. Thankfully, the temperature set no records. We only got to the upper 90s, far short of the record high, 109. Read more » about July 4 was a really big show

Celebrating July 4, Rancho Murieta style

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July 4 is the day when Rancho Murieta's population swells, with friends and family enjoying holiday events that start early and end late.  You can enjoy pancakes, a parade, a fun run, a carnival, dancing and fireworks.  Here's your July 4 schedule and everything you need to know to make your holiday safe and trouble-free (and good for your pets too). Read more » about Celebrating July 4, Rancho Murieta style

July 4 visitor passes are available at RMA

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With the community’s biggest celebration coming up, the Rancho Murieta Association reminds residents that visitor passes for the Fourth of July are now available at the RMA Building. Each lot is entitled to five free passes to get visitors in for festivities that conclude with the fireworks display at Laguna Joaquin. Getting the passes to your visitors before the big day helps take pressure off the North Gate security operation, Assistant General Manager Danise Hetland said at Tuesday’s board meeting. Each pass is good for a carload of visitors. Read more » about July 4 visitor passes are available at RMA

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