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January Newsletter 2022

Oso Fit 5K Fun Run Feb. 25


The City and the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for the Oso Fit 5K Fun Run and Community Health Fair on Saturday, February 25 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

Designed to benefit the community, the 5K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center and takes place along the beautiful Oso Creek Trail. Following the 5k on the trail, Fun Run half-mile and quarter-mile races will take place for kids and people of all abilities. 

Pre-register now to save $10. Pre-registration ends at 7 pm on Friday, February 17. Pre-registration is $25 for adults and $15 for age 12 and under. Both increase $10 after February 17. The Children's Run is $5 and increases to $7 after February 17. One hundred percent of your pre-registration fee goes directly to the local nonprofit of your choice.

The event boasts a free Community Health Fair from 7:30-11 am featuring health and wellness organizations offering giveaways, health screenings and informational handouts. 

To register, visit osofit5k.org.  


Holiday Membership Promotion


Take the plunge into one of our heated pools, cycle away those holiday snacks, or pick up your paddle or racket and celebrate! Through January 31, new members get their $50 initiation fee waved when purchasing a membership to the Recreation or Tennis Centers. Enjoy the gift of fitness, health, swimming, tennis and pickleball for the New Year! Memberships start as low as $30 a month.  

In addition, our 3-month seasonal passes are available through January 31, so grab them while you can. Gift cards are still available for classes, memberships, day-use and rentals!  

For more information, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/recreation or call 949-589-4348. 


What will your child learn in the New Year?


The City of Mission Viejo is offering an array of specialty classes for your child to explore including after-school sewing, beginning Spanish, manners and etiquette and Bionerds Forensic Science. For more information about classes or to register, visit cityofmissionviejo.org/register or call 949-470-3062. 

After-school Sewing
For ages 8-17, this class will have fashionistas designing and creating their own fashions using a sewing machine while learning about fabric selection and how to follow a variety of patterns. Classes take place at the Norman P. Murray Center on Wednesdays from 3:30-6 pm February 8 through March 1.  Cost is $178.

Beginning Spanish for Kids
For ages 5-9, this class emphasizes conversational structures through short stories to help the students speak, read, and write.  Classes take place at the Norman P. Murray Center on Tuesdays January 10 through February 28 from 4-5 pm.  Cost is $125.

Manners, Character & Social Skills “Foundations”
For ages 5-10, this class helps children understand why integrity, respect, empathy, and charity help our lives both personally and professionally.  Classes take place at the Norman P. Murray Center on Saturdays from 9 am-noon January 28 through February 18.  Cost is $145.

Forensic Science: Bionerds’ Way
For ages 5-12, this class teaches features forensic and biology techniques, experiments, and activities to further deductive reasoning to uncover the truth following in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Scotland Yard.  Classes take place at the Norman P. Murray Center on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm January 25 through February 22. Cost is $110.


Vita Tax Preparation Services


The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will offer free tax preparation services for tax year 2022. Appointments will be available on Thursdays between 9:30 am and 4 pm from February 2 through April 13. Priority registration for residents living in zip codes 92691 and 92692 and whose household income was less than $60,000 begins on January 17. Call 949-470-3062 to schedule an appointment. Non-Mission Viejo residents with a household income less than $60,000 can schedule appointments beginning February 13. A confirmation email will be sent with instructions regarding required documents.


Start Your New Year resolutions at the Norman P. Murray Center


It is time for New Year resolutions!  If you’re interested in losing weight, reducing your risk of disease or want to be part of a team, fitness goals may be a good resolution for 2023. Join a fitness class at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center to work on various health and fitness goals you’ve set for 2023! From balance and mobility, senior boxing, tai chi, yoga to Pilates, line dancing, and breathing exercises, the Norman P. Murray Center offers an assortment of options to get you started on the right health path. The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center is located at 24932 Veterans Way. For more information or to register, call 949-470-3062 or visit cityofmissionviejo.org/register.


Veteran Services relocates to City Hall in 2023


Veteran Legal Institute (VLI), Veterans Administration (VA) government benefit guidance and mental health counseling services have been transferred to City Hall, 200 Civic Center, effective January 3, 2023. Veterans and their dependents requesting legal services should submit a website application at vetslegal.org to determine eligibility.  Appointments for government benefit guidance and mental health counseling are available by contacting lmcdonald@cityofmissionviejo.org or 949-470-8412.


Ready to jump in? Now hiring lifeguards!


The City of Mission Viejo is hiring lifeguards for the Montanoso Recreation Center (25800 Montanoso Drive) and Sierra Recreation Center (26887 Recodo Lane). Positions start at $17.50 per hour with bonuses of up to $350 per year for working peak seasons.  Lifeguards keep our centers safe and help us share in the summer fun. Enjoy a rewarding job all year long with fun and friendly staff. Uniforms are included and employees receive a free recreation center membership! If you are looking to work year-round with flexible schedules for school or for a fun retirement job, we want you!  Apply today at cityofmissionviejo.org/jobs.


3rd Annual Konrad Reuland Charity Tennis and Pickleball Tournament


Registration for the 3rd annual Konrad Reuland Charity Tennis and Pickleball Tournament is open at konradreuland.com. Created in honor of Konrad Reuland, a former NFL football player and Mission Viejo resident who died of a brain aneurysm at age 29, this event aims to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Donate Life, and the Lisa Colagrossi Foundation. The two-day event takes place the first weekend in March.

For Tennis and Pickleball divisions and player times, visit konradreuland.com. Players should register with a partner. 

To volunteer for the tennis tournament or for more information, email dborelli@cityofmissionviejo.org.

To volunteer for the pickleball tournament or for additional information, email abassett@cityofmissionviejo.org.

If you want to sponsor the event and donate to the Club of 88, visit konradreuland.com.


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