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5 Things to Know in Murrieta Today: June 21

Beat the heat with free ice cream for the kids and $1 movies.

1.) Today is the summer solstice, the day the sun is farthest north, and the official start to summer! And if yesterday wasn’t hot enough for you, today should be! According to the National Weather Service, it will be sunny with a high near 91. Tonight will be a clear night with a low near 62. No pool at home? Stay cool by stopping by the community pool at . Open swim is from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adults get in for $2 and children for $1.

2.) Interstate 215 between Scott Road and Murrieta Hot Springs will experience lane closures in both directions, according to the Department of Transportation. The 
southbound number two lane will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. The northbound number two lane will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. The lane closures are due to drainage work in the area and will continue through Friday. Stay up to date on I-215 closures at i215project.info/south.

3.) Murrieta City Council meets tonight at 6 p.m. On the agenda are citizen appointments to the Planning, Library Advisory, Traffic, Community Services and Historic Preservation Advisory commissions. Applicants are set to be interviewed by the council during a workshop at 5 p.m. Also, a public hearing will be held regarding raising the City Manager's ability to settle worker's compensation claims from $25,000 to $50,000. For the full agenda, visit Murrieta.org. Meetings are held at

4.) Bring your appetites and children to in Murrieta between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for free ice cream sundaes! Located at 24794 Madison Ave., children ages 12 and younger will have the opportunity to make their own ice cream sundae, complete with goodies like gummy bears and chocolate sauce.

5.) Support the today during Dine & Donate at . Twenty percent of lunch and dinner tickets will be donated to the Friends. J. Carter's is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and is located at 40365 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Suite C-14. Every Tuesday, wine bottles are half-price.

BONUS TIP: Head out to Edwards Cinema, located at 40750 Winchester Road in Temecula, for special screenings of "Marmaduke" (PG) and "Megamind" (PG). Admission is only $1. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the show begins at 10 a.m. Get there early, as space is limited. For more information, click here.

tifeni June 21, 2011 at 04:52 PM
My grandchildren and their friends stay cool by going to SkyHigh Party Zone in Murrieta during their open play times. It is cool and clean and fun.
Typhanie Sharfner June 22, 2011 at 01:20 AM
Thanks Tifeni! I am aware of the Party Zone and their play times, I have even featured it before. It is nice to hear the good review and will be taking your suggestion and adding it to future 5 Things. Now that it is summer, kids need more places to play! Thanks for reading.

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