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May Newsletter 2023

Concerts on the Green in Mission Viejo


Enjoy an evening filled with music, food and fun on Fridays, June 30 and July 14 from 6 to 8 pm on the Village Green, 24932 Veterans Way.  Both concerts will feature free bounce houses for kids along with gourmet food trucks and beer and wine for purchase. Concertgoers can bring low-back chairs and blankets to enjoy the show but should leave their pets at home. 

On Friday, June 30, Pop Vision will get you on your feet and dancing under the stars. Pop Vision is a Los Angeles-based band known for its fiery, energetic performances covering songs that span the gamut of Top 40.  VIP table seating for 10 people is also available for purchase online at cityofmissionviejo.org/register. 

Then on Friday, July 14, enjoy tribute band Bruno and the Hooligans, which offer a unique experience that provides the exciting sound of Bruno Mars. This concert will feature a Business Expo hosted by the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce. Connecting local businesses with the community, the Business Expo is from 4 to 8 pm with the concert beginning at 6 pm. VIP table seating for 10 people is also available for purchase online at cityofmissionviejo.org/register.

​We are grateful for to our event sponsors Advanced Orthodontic Center, Chairman Wagner’s Office, New York Life, Orange County Credit Union and Alignment Health.  For more information, call 949-470-3062. 

Mission Viejo Sports Summer Camps are a Slam Dunk


Keep your kids active while having fun outside. They can expand their skills or try something new. The following sports camps have something for everyone. To view a full list of summer camps or to register, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/register

Mini-Hawk Camp
For ages 4-6, this camp was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Soccer, baseball, and basketball are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with encouragement and fun. Camp takes place the week of July 24. Cost is $189.

Basketball Camp – Breakthrough Sports
For ages 7-12, this camp is designed to improve fundamentals, develop basketball IQ and boost confidence. Half-day and full-day options are available. Camp takes place the week of June 19, July 17 and July 31.  Cost is $199 for half day and $310 for full day.  

Volleyball Camp
For ages 7-12, this camp will teach the aspects of volleyball through drills and exercises that focus on bumping, setting, spiking, hitting, and serving. Camp takes place the week of July 24.  Cost is $189.

Soccer Camp – Challenger Sports
For ages 5-14, this soccer camp encourages development to build up players’ skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Camp takes place the week of July 31. Cost is $175.

Matt Leinart Flag Football 
For ages 4-15, this camp includes football fundamental drills covering different positions followed by flag football games. Camp takes place the week of June 26. Cost is $145.


You're Invited to the Montanoso Open House on June 24


Join us on June 24 from 3 to 7 pm at the Montanoso Recreation Center to celebrate the start of summer at our free open house. Enjoy full use of the facility including the fitness equipment, recreation swimming in our heated pool, fun on the splash pad and hang out on “The Deck” while listening to live music from Jabe Amato. The event will also feature fitness program demonstrations and highlight information on party rentals and personal training options.  

Montanoso Open House will include family fun for all ages. Food will be available for purchase. To RSVP, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/register. The Montanoso Recreation Center is located at 25800 Montanoso Drive. For more information, call 949-859-4348, option 2.


Register now for small group pickleball lessons


The City offers small group pickleball lessons year-round at the Sierra and Felipe Tennis and Recreation Centers. One-hour lessons are held weekly for four weeks, allowing students to progress in skills over the course of the program. 
New Player Pickleball
Learn game fundamentals including serving, scoring, game play, and player development in this group clinic. The clinic caters to players with or without paddle or racket sport backgrounds. Group lessons are limited to four people per court.

Developing Player Pickleball (2.5 – 3.0)
Improve stroke development, learn different serves, control height and depth of shots and transition to the net.

Intermediate Pickleball (3.0+)
Control the ball and improve court movement and accuracy with shots and serves. Combine shot selection with court strategy. 

Advanced Pickleball (3.5 – 4.0)
Learn advanced court strategy, pro-level serving, the all-important dink, transition play, perfecting the third shot, communication, and advanced team play.
If you are looking for private or semi-private lessons with a set group, contact our pickleball professionals directly for availability and booking.  For more information and a complete list of current lessons, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/pickleball. 


Youth tennis opportunities are in full swing at Marguerite


Youth tennis opportunities are in full swing at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion. Register now for summer teams, tournaments, camps and more. To register, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/register.

Junior Tennis Summer Camp   

For age 5 and older, these weekly summer camps are led by Coach Ryan Hill. Camp runs Monday through Thursday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm June 5 to August 10 for beginner and intermediate-level players. 

Tennis Mixer
Our middle school 6-8 graders have an upcoming Tennis Mixer on Friday, June 16 from 6:30 to 8:45 pm with Coach Stephen Loretto.  

Team Training and Tournament Preparation  
For ages 9-18, this program teaches the foundations, strategies and techniques needed to become a solid tennis player. This level-based training returns for summer on Saturdays from 1:30 to 4 pm beginning June 17.  

Youth Tennis Competition
For ages 8-17, this program is the next step for junior players who want to improve their tennis game.  Learn how to keep score and compete in both singles and doubles as well as multiple matches.  This one-day course is from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on July 16. 


Tuesday on the Terrace


Mark your calendar for Tuesdays on the Terrace June 27.
Jabe Amato performs as a one-man band playing and singing classic rock of the ‘80s and ‘90s with some surprises mixed in. 
This free concert takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on the beautiful terrace at the Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
Concertgoers can utilize the open cabanas and chairs or bring low-back chairs. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 3:30 pm. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from the Mission Viejo Rotary as well as snacks from the Senior Leadership Committee. Cash is preferred.


Now accepting jewelry donations to support senior services


The new Senior Leadership Committee is seeking donations of new or gently used jewelry and accessories for its first annual summertime Second Time Around Jewelry Sale that benefits senior services at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.  

Donations of any type of jewelry are sought like rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings as well as: 

  1. Watches or Apple watch bands 
  2. Scarves and wraps 
  3. Headbands 
  4. Gloves 
  5. Hats 
  6. Cufflinks 
  7. Ties 
  8. Belts 
  9. Mirrors 
  10. Jewelry holders and boxes 
  11. Small coin purses and wallets 

Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the Norman P. Murray Center at 24932 Veterans Way. Save the date for the jewelry sale August 18-19. For more information, call 949-470-3062. 

Those interested in joining the Senior Leadership Committee to help establish and implement seniors programs and services should call Supervisor Melanie McGrane for more information at 949-470-8441.


Boots, Beer and BBQ


Join the Mission Viejo Community Foundation and the Marines and Sailors Adoption Committee from 4 to 7 pm for Boots, Beer and BBQ benefiting the Headquarters Battalion of the 1st Marine Division.  Boot scottin’ and two steppin’ takes place July 16 the Norman P. Murray Community Center. The event includes a live DJ, line dancing lessons and a catered dinner from Outback Steakhouse (beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase). This event sells out every year and tickets are only $30 per person.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit MVCommunityFoundation.org or stop by the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way.