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May Newsletter 2022

Memorial Day Ceremony


The City will pay homage to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country during its Memorial Day ceremony at 8 am on Monday, May 30.

The ceremony will include guest speakers Colonel Seth W.B Folsom, Commanding Officer of Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division; and Brigadier General Peter B. Cross, United States Army, Retired; along with a color guard, rifle salute, live vocal performance and taps.   

The American Heroes Tribute Banners honoring veterans who have lost their lives in combat will serve as the backdrop of Mission Viejo’s Memorial Day tribute. The 3-foot by 9-foot banners honor American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The banners will be on display mid-May through June 3. The ceremony will feature a sign language interpreter for the hearing-impaired. 

Coffee and light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For more information, call 949-470-3061. The ceremony takes place in The Kershaw Gardens at the Mission Viejo Civic Center.


Summer Edition of Mission Viejo Life is now online


The summer edition of Mission Viejo Life is now online – offering information about summer camps, a variety of classes for all ages, and special events spanning the next few months.  

Inside the pages are details about exciting summer events including the Fourth of July Street Faire, Concerts on the Green, Symphony in the Cities and much more!

 Mission Viejo Life features information about resources for seniors; library events; and pickleball, recreation and fitness as well as classes for the young and young at heart.

Check out Mission Viejo Life today. 

Celebrate National Fitness Day at the Recreation Centers!


In honor of National Fitness Day on May 7, the Montanoso and Sierra Recreation and Fitness Centers invite you to enjoy all the amenities the centers offer! Day-use fees will be waived for non-members, and everyone will be entered for a chance to win a Mission Viejo swag bag. Visitors will have access to both facilities, which offer gyms; a weight-lifting room and free fitness classes at Montanoso (RIPPED at 7:05 am, Boot Camp at 8:30 am, and Yoga Sound Healing at 10 am); a pool at Sierra with recreational swimming from noon to 4 pm; and tennis and pickleball (reservations recommended).
Stop by Montanoso between 1 and 3 pm for the launch of our new Outdoor Circuit, which offers stationed exercises so you can run through each station for an amazing full-body workout. Bring the kids to the Sierra Recreation Center from 2 to 3 pm for the Kids’ Obstacle Course on the grass where they can race and try to beat their best time.
So, mark your calendar for May 7 and head to the Mission Viejo Fitness Centers open 7 am to 5 pm with special activities from 1 to 3 pm. The winner of the MV swag bag will be announced and contacted on May 8.

The Montanoso Recreation Center is located at 25800 Montanoso Drive, and the Sierra Recreation & Fitness Center is located at 26887 Recodo Lane.  For more information, contact fitness@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Water Safety Day


The City of Mission Viejo is teaming up with Stop Drowning Now to host the annual Water Safety Day from 2-4 pm Saturday, May 21 at the Sierra Recreation Center, 26887 Recodo Lane. 

Families are invited to visit water safety vendors, enjoy poolside music, and participate in games, crafts, and giveaways. Refreshments will be available for purchase. As a special treat, folks will enjoy a bubble party with Bubble mania from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. 

While this event is free to attend, registration is required, so reserve your space today

For more information, email fitness@cityofmissionviejo.org or call 949-859-4348, option 3. Water Safety Day is sponsored by Financial Partners Credit Union and Advanced Orthodontic Center.


Age Well Cinco de Mayo Luncheon


Savor Mexican fiesta fare while enjoying the music of a Mariachi band on the outdoor terrace at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.

Suggested donation for seniors 60 and older is $5.50 and $7.50 for folks under 60. Reservations are required by Tuesday, May 3 and are available by calling 949-470-3063.


Educational and Creative Building Summer Camps


Your child will learn, stay engaged and have fun with these Mission Viejo summer camps. To view a full list of summer camps or to register, visit https://cityofmissionviejo.org/register

Young Einstein’s: Super Scientists
For ages 6-9, this camp for super scientists will explore the world of science through fun and educational hands-on experiments and projects.  Camp take places the weeks of June 13 and June 27. Cost is $319. 

Building Scientists
For ages 5-12, this camp explores a wide variety of scientific fields including astronomy, engineering, and physics.  Camp takes place the week of June 6 at Florence Joyner Park. Cost is $195.

Brick City Engineer with Lego
In this camp for ages 6-12, campers put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they build city-themed models using Legos.  Camp takes place the week of June 27 at Florence Joyner Park. Cost is $175.

Robot Building
In this camp for ages 6-12, campers gain knowledge of engineering principles while working with levers, gears, and motors to design amazing, motorized robots.  Camp takes place the week of August 8 at Melinda Park. Cost is $245.


4th Annual Wimbledon Round-Robin Doubles Tennis Social


Don’t miss the 4th Annual Wimbledon round-robin doubles tennis social at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, June 26 at 27474 Casta Del Sol. 

This co-ed tennis doubles round-robin mixer is suitable for all levels. Don white attire and enjoy playing with wooden rackets in this event that takes a step back in time. 

Prizes and lunch will be provided along with the added touch of traditional Wimbledon’s strawberries and cream for all tennis players. Fee is $22 per player, and members will receive a discounted price of $18 per player. 

Don’t delay in registering today as the event is expected to sell out fast. Register in person, by calling 949-859-4348, option 4 or online.  


Grapes & Grains wine and beer tasting event

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Mark your calendar and raise your glass in celebration of the summer season for the Grapes & Grains wine and beer tasting event from 5:30 to 8 pm on Friday, May 27 at the Norman P. Murray Center.

Guests to this fabulous event will savor eight tastings of local wine and craft beer like Pizza Port, Left Coast and Barley Forge while enjoying delectable appetizers and live music on the terrace of the Norman P. Murray Center.  (Full-size pours will be available for purchase.)

Don’t miss out and register today. The Norman P. Murray Center is located at 24932 Veterans Way.