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Free and low-cost programs on tap at Norman P. Murray Center this month

It’s Your Estate
Gain self-awareness of your own financial and estate plans and learn practical suggestions for finding competent, ethical local advisors along with tax-wise charitable giving that represents your values and interests. This free program is every Thursday at 10 a.m. through May 25.  Register by calling 949-470-3062 or online at https://econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #5158.

Fearless Aging
Join MemorialCare Medical group and discuss ways that fearless aging allows you to stay young at heart.  During this program at 10 a.m. on April 18, you will learn the importance of maintaining a positive, busy and active lifestyle.  You will also receive guidance on how healthy eating and keeping your brain stimulated will help in the aging process. Register by calling 949-470-3062 or online at https://econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #5157.

Travel Talk – Family Vacations
AAA Travel will present the all-inclusive travel experience, providing great destination ideas including road trips, theme parks, international locales and cruises. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. on April 20.  This free presentation will also cover the importance of travel insurance and tips about packing. Register by calling 949-470-3062 or online at https://econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #5152.

Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy
Sign up your family to participate in a 2-part workshop series at 5:30 p.m. on April 21 where you will use different resources to discover the lineage and history of your family.  During the first session, you will collect your genealogical data at the Mission Viejo Library.  After that at the community center, your family can develop a family crest that can be passed down through generations. (All minors must be accompanied by an adult.) You can use the library’s computers or bring your own electronics. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Register online at https://econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #5138.

Spiritual Wellness Retreat
Learn and experience the mind, body and spirit connection during a daylong retreat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 22. The retreat includes therapeutic energy, past-life exploration, interpreting universal shapes, nourishment, meditations, movement and lunch. Cost is $65 per person. Register online at https://econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #5130.

Spring Herb Garden Craft
This is a hands-on workshop where you will decorate with mod-podge a clay pot and plant an herb to enjoy at home or give as a gift. The workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 25. Cost is a $10 cash lab fee payable to the instructor. Register online at https://econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #5088.

Hair Loss
Dr. Hong Nguyen, a dermatologist from Mission Heritage Medical Group, will discuss common causes and treatment for hair loss in adults at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Register for this free program online at https://econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #5109.

Community Center Open House
Sip, snack and socialize while discovering the many exciting programs, services and opportunities your community center offers for all ages during a special Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27.  This free event includes door prizes, give-a-ways and refreshments.

The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center is at 24932 Veterans Way. For more information, call 949-470-3062.

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