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December Newsletter 2023

Register now for Winter Break Camps


Your kids will love these creative and adventure-filled winter camps. The following camps will take place Tuesday through Friday January 2-5.   

Hogwarts Academy
For ages 5-11, this interactive, creative and spellbinding camp will explore the world of Hogwarts. Learn to make potions, identify creatures and create your own wand.  Camp will take place from 9 am to noon at the Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way. Cost is $175. 

Rocket Science and Astronomy
For ages 5-11, this camp will explore the universe as we learn about comets, constellations, and how to create our own rockets and blasters. Camp will take place from 1 to 4 pm at the Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way. Cost is $175.  

For more information or to register, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/register or call 949-470-3062. 


Community Chanukah Wonderland in Mission Viejo


Celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights with the Chabad of Mission Viejo from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, December 10 on the Village Green at 24932 Veterans Way.  

The community event will feature Chanukah music and entertainment, games, activities, a bounce house, creative crafts, face painting, cookie decorating and much more. 

Come to experience the wonderment of Chanukah with the lighting of the menorah, singing traditional holiday songs, eating latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (jelly donuts). 

Don’t miss the chance to spin the dreidel of joy at this citywide celebration of the winter holiday of miracles. 

For more information, contact 949-770-1270. 


Senior Holiday Pop-Up


Drop-in Thursday, December 14 between 10 am and 11:30 am for the Senior Holiday Pop-Up at the Norman P. Murray Senior Center for fun giveaways provided by Optum Medicare health providers. All attendees will receive a holiday tumbler cup and additional fun giveaways. An Optum representative will also be on hand to answer on-the-spot questions. A holiday photo booth is available for festive photos. 



Holiday Toy Donation benefiting Marines and their families


Help make this year’s holidays brighter for the families of our adopted Marines. Donate new, unwrapped toys in our specially marked boxes through December 22.

Boxes are located at:

  • City Hall
  • Mission Viejo Library
  • Montanoso Recreation Center
  • Sierra Recreation Center
  • Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center
  • Marguerite Tennis Pavilion
  • Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center

Online donations can be made at mvcommunityfoundation.org. Checks made payable to Mission Viejo Community Foundation can be mailed to MVCF at 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 9269. When donating, indicate “Holiday Toy Donation.”

For more information or if your organization is interested in hosting a donation box, contact rcs@cityofmissionviejo.org or 949-470-3061.


Pickleball Age Bracket Round-Robin Social Jan. 13


Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center will host a Pickleball Age Bracket Round-Robin Social on Saturday, January 13. This is an all-level round-robin social with no set partner. Random draw will assign first-round partners. Players will either move up or down one court based on score. Play your way to the top court to receive a prize.

Registration opens for Mission Viejo residents on December 1. General registration begins on December 15. Brackets may be expanded based on the waitlist.  Players 70 years and older and players 60 to 70 will play from 3 to 5 pm. Players 50 to 60 and players 50 and younger will play from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 

The Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center is located at 27161 Nogal. For more information, email pickleball@cityofmissionviejo.org.


Youth gymnastics classes at Montanoso


New gymnastics classes are available at the Montanoso Recreation and Fitness Center. Register now for these exciting classes offered by Tumble-N-Kids. For more information on the following classes or to register, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/register or call 949-470-3062. 

Jammin’ Gymnasts
For ages 9-12, the class helps students build skills on the balance beam, mini-trampoline and floor while perfecting cartwheels, round-offs, handsprings, backbends, flips and more! Class takes place on Monday from 4 to 5 pm January 8 through February 26. Cost is $150.   

For ages 6-8, this class focuses on beginning tumbling skills while incorporating music, obstacle courses and fun. Students will learn skills including cartwheels, rolls, jumps, handstands, beams, handspring barrel, trampoline and more! A $3 material fee is due to the instructor. Class takes place on Monday from 3 to 4 pm January 8 through February 26. Cost is $150.   

Jr. Olympians
For ages 3-5, this fun, active class introduces gymnastics skills including cartwheels, rolls, balance beam, mini trampoline and more! Boost self-esteem, increase body awareness and build strength and coordination for all types of sports. Class takes place on Monday from 2:15 to 3 pm January 8 through February 26. Cost is $120.   


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