September Newsletter 2020
It still feels like summer, but fall is in the air – meaning scarecrow season is quickly approaching. The City will place more than 50 scarecrows in public places throughout the community and is seeking nonprofit organizations – churches, scouts, schools and charities – to make a scarecrow for the chance to win a cash prize.
The City’s 4th annual Scarecrow Contest calls for local businesses and nonprofit organizations to design and create a scarecrow for display at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center in October. The City will build the frames and bases (made from wood and cement) or organizations can make their own. Each scarecrow will be tagged with the organization’s name and on display during the month of October.
The public will judge the scarecrows and vote online. Categories include Most Humorous ($300); Spookiest ($300); Best Traditional ($300); and People’s Choice ($500). Each entry can win only one category.
- Sept. 26 or Oct. 3: Pick up frames at the Murray Center between 8 am and noon by making an appointment with Andrew Fine at 949-470-3061 or RCS@cityofmissionviejo.org.
- Oct. 10 or Oct.11: Deliver your finished scarecrow to the Murray Center between 8 am and noon (by appointment only).
- Oct. 12-Oct. 30: Scarecrows will be on display for public voting.
For more information and to participate, contact RCS@cityofmissionviejo.org.
If you are interested in hands-on virtual classes, events and fun for all ages, check out the fall edition of Mission Viejo Life.
The digital fall Mission Viejo Life offers the community a host of programs, classes and information spanning the next few months.
There is something for all ages. Check out the issue today by visiting https://cityofmissionviejo.org/register.
In an effort to engage and keep residents active during their time at home, the City is offering the following fun virtual fitness classes.
Registration is underway, so don’t delay in signing up today!
Balance with Barre
For adults 18 and older, this class includes ballet-influenced exercises designed to improve balance by strengthening your core and major muscles. Using rhythmic movements, your legs, arms and stomach will become more toned and flexible. All levels are welcome.
#61881 / Tu / Sept 1 - Oct 6 / 11:30 am - 12:30 pm / $10 / Online
Develop strong stomach muscles and help ease back pain in this class that features focus-driven exercises that will boost brain power and concentration. Have a mat, band and hand towel handy. All levels are welcome in this class for adults 18 and older.
#61880 / Th / Sept 3 - Oct 8/ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm / $10 / Online
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble – Senior Boxing
Boxing is the ultimate full-body workout and will help you increase energy level, improve balance and coordination, gain strength and increase metabolism. Classes are taught on Zoom.
#63828 / Tu / Sept 1 – 22 / 10:30 – 11:30 am / $40 / Online
Qigong is a safe practice that focuses on improving the overall health and wellness of your mind-body-spirit. It is a sequence of gentle movements synchronized with the breath to open the body’s pathways. Classes will be taught via ZOOM.
#62620 / Tu / Sept 8 / 4:00 – 5:00 pm / Free Demo / Online
This class for adults 18 and older is designed to explore the functionality of yoga and stretch exercise in everyday life. Learn body awareness, improve muscular strength, flexibility and range of motion.
#61882/ Wed / Sept 2 - Oct 7 / 12:30 - 1:30 pm / $10 / Online
Yoga in a Chair for Every-BODY!
Want to be able to live more fully in the present and stop incessant troubling thoughts and rising anxiety? This is the class for you! Slow instruction and easy-to-follow movement aimed at nurturing the physical body, quieting the mind and connecting you back to your true, peaceful center. Learn simple breathing and meditation methods and improve your immune system with gentle stretching and strengthening in modified yoga poses while comfortably seated.
#43486 / Fri / Sept 11 – Oct 2 / 11:15 am - 12:00 pm / $30 / Online
Register for these classes and more by visiting https://cityofmissionviejo.org/register.
The City of Mission Viejo is hosting Drop-and-Go Food Drives from 9 - 11 am on Saturday, September 26 and October 24 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24392 Veterans Way.
The drive-through events will benefit Families Forward and Family Assistance Ministries (respectively), which all work to help the less fortunate in the area.
With social-distancing guidelines in place, simply place your donation in your trunk, drive-up, pop the trunk, and staff will collect it.
The Montanoso Recreation Center located at 25800 Montanoso Drive is currently open for reservations for the splash pad, lap swimming, and tennis activities. The facility is open from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday; 1 to 7 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 7 am to 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 949-859-4348, option 2 during operating hours. Modified membership fees go into effect on September 1, 2020.
The Sierra Recreation Center located at 26887 Recodo Lane is currently open for reservations for lap swimming, aqua aerobics, and pickleball activities including singles, doubles, and semi-private and private lessons. The facility is open from 7 am to 2 pm Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 949-859-4348, option 3 during operating hours. Modified membership fees go into effect on September 1, 2020.
The Marguerite Tennis Pavilion located at 27474 Casta Del Sol is currently open for tennis reservations for singles, doubles, ball machine, and private and semi-private tennis lessons. The facility is open for morning play from 7 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday and offers evening play from 3 to 8 pm Monday through Thursday. On Saturday, the facility offers extended morning play from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday only. For more information, call 949-859-4348, option 4 during operating hours.
The Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center located at 27161 Nogal is now open for tennis reservations for singles, doubles, ball machine (same day only), and private and semi-private tennis lessons, in addition to pickleball activities including singles, doubles, and semi-private and private lessons. The facility is open Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 2 pm. For more information, call 949-859-4348, option 5 during operating hours. Modified membership fees go into effect on September 1, 2020.
For more information on how to reserve the splash pad, lap lane, tennis court or pickleball courts visit https://cityofmissionviejo.org/recreation
The Mission Viejo Marine and Sailors Adoption Committee provides much-needed supplies to welcome the newest members at Camp Pendleton. You can help support Marines and their families by donating NEW baby supplies in the City Hall lobby from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday.
Most-needed items include:
- Diaper Cream
- Diapers (size 1)
- Binkies (size 6 months)
- NEW Bibs
- NEW Onesies for Boys (size 6-9 months)
- NEW Socks for Boys
- NEW Wash Cloths
For more information, contact 949-470-3061 or RCS@cityofmissionviejo.org.