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Summer Concerts
Sundays, July 13 through August 10
6:00-8:00 p.m. at Central Park, 30842 La Miranda
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita and SAMLARC proudly present the 2014 Summer Concert Series of FREE concerts. Download the concert schedule here.

    July 13 -      Stone Soul - Motown
    July 20 -      Wanted - Bon Jovi Tribute
    July 27 -      Mark Wood Band - Classic Rock
    August 3 -   The West - Country
    August 10 - Hollywood U2 - Tribute to U2

Bring your family, friends, blankets and chairs, and enjoy the sounds of summer! For more info, call Community Services 949.216.9700.

Citywide Street Sweeping
Keep Your Streets Clean
One of the services provided in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita is street sweeping for the residents. The major streets (arterials) are swept on a weekly basis. The residential streets are swept every two weeks. Your street sweeping day can be verified by clicking here.

Streets could be more effectively swept if there were no parked vehicles on the street. This will help the sweepers do a better job, and will keep more trash and debris out of the storm drains and streams. The City would greatly appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions please call the Public Works Department at 949-635-1800.

Patriotism Essay Contest for Students K-12
Project for the Kids to do this summer!
Entries due August 10, 2014.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is holding an essay contest for local students to encourage them to learn about the events of September 11, 2001, and to consider what patriotism means to them. 

Click here for contest rules and information.

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (949) 216-9700.

Wildlife Awareness - Tips to Keep Your Family Safe
Rancho Santa Margarita enjoys a large amount of open space; however, rural open space areas are also the habitats for a number of wild animals including coyotes and mountain lions.  Click here for some simple tips to help prevent coyotes and mountain lions from visiting your neighborhood and what to do should you encounter one of these animals.
Patriot Day Commemoration
September 7th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Civic Plaza and Central Park
22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita

Join the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and their adopted United States Marine Corps unit, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines as we pay tribute to those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War on Terror.

A variety of activities are planned for this 5th annual event.  Our adopted 2/5 Marines will present a static display of military equipment and vehicles for the public to view, local scouts and veterans will present a special flag ceremony in commeration of 9/11.  Kids can participate in a combat fitness test, watch a Marine Corp Marshal Arts demonstration, adults can team up with a marine for the Get Moving Challenge and more! Wear your red, white, and blue, and show your patriotism.  Click here for an event flyer.

Governor Declares Drought Emergency
Water Experts Provide Conservation Tips
The drought emergency is expected to require a continued and extended effort to restrain water use.  Water experts have provided easy and convenient ways to conserve water including: shortening shower time to 5 minutes, using a broom to clean driveways instead of a hose and fixing leaking faucets.  For more water conservation tips, go to http://www.smwd.com.

Drowning Prevention Summer
Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in Orange County for children under the age of five? Drowning is a silent event that can occur in any body of water as little as two inches of deep. To raise awareness and help prevent accidental drowning, the City of RSM in collaboration with the Orange County Fire Authority has proclaimed May 26 through September 1, 2014 as Drowning Prevention Summer.

To help you and your child learn how to prevent needless and tragic drowning, the OCFA promotes the ABC's of pool safety.

A - Adult Supervision - Assign an adult "water watcher" who can swim. Never leave children in or around a pool unattended, not even for one second.

B - Barriers - Maintain proper fencing around the pool. Make sure gates are self-closing, self-latching, and open outward away from pool. Inspect fencing and gates monthly.

C - Classes - Learn CPR, first aid, and rescue techniques. Take swimming classes wiht your children.

The Community Services Department is offering classes in CPR & AED training through the American Heat Association. Click on the Class Registration link on the left of this page to sign up for the Heartsaver CPR class on Tuesday, July 15 or Tuesday, August 19 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

For more information about drowning prevention and water safety, visit the Orange County Fire Authority's website at www.ocfa.org.


City of RSM Survey
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita conducted a 2012 Survey.  Click here to read more.  More...
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