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Mission Viejo

Have you heard of the Caring Fairies? These magical beings will return to the Oso Creek Trail on November 3, turning a 1-mile swath into a whimsical place of hidden fairy houses and other delights amid the tree trunks. Their return coincides with the Artisan Faire from 10 am to 4 pm at the Potocki Center for the Arts, 27301 La Paz Road.

From music and art to knitting and the principals of design, the Potocki Center for the Arts hosts classes designed to tap your creative side. Here’s the lineup for September: 

Beginning Ukulele

The Orange County Coastkeeper is inviting Mission Viejo residents to a free “Firescape” Workshop on Thursday, August 29 from 7-9 pm at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

With record rainfall this past year, Orange County is bracing for an extreme fire season. The workshop will teach folks how to create a fire-wise garden and defensible space for their homes. It will also cover which plants are less likely to burn and how to maintain current landscaping for fire control.

Get in shape for college admission testing by taking SAT and ACT Bootcamps at the Montanoso Recreation Center.

Tutor Doctor is partnering with the City to offer SAT and ACT practice tests for students who want to test their performance in the same environment as a real test.  Tutor Doctor proctors the test like the official tests, with the same time limits and content.  Each test is scored, and results are sent to parents. 

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center on Tuesday, August 13 will host its next low-cost pet vaccination clinic for Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills residents.

The clinic is from 5:30-7:30 pm at 28095 Hillcrest.

Get ready to take the stage and share your talents at the upcoming Open Mic Nights.  Whether you are an amateur or professional, are looking to try new material or plug an upcoming event, you are invited to display your skills in music, singing, comedy, poetry, magic and more.

Sponsored by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts, these free events are happening August 3, 17 and 24, each with a 6:30 pm sign-up and 7:00 pm start at the Potocki Center for the Arts, located at 27301 La Paz Road.

Get ready for a free Concert on the Green on Friday, August 9 featuring one of the area's most popular bands – Family Style.

The fun takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way. With a dynamic stage show and music from Stevie Wonder, Prince, Marvin Gaye and James Brown plus a healthy dose of David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Van Morrison, Family Style will get you on your feet for a funky good time.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department launched a regional registry to assist families and caregivers of folks with certain medical conditions, special needs or disabilities that may make communication with law enforcement difficult.

Take Me Home is a free program available to residents to help people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome or any developmental disability or medical condition that might impact their ability to effectively communicate.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 6 when Mission Viejo joins thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out community safety fair.

In celebration of our safe City, Mission Viejo Police Services is hosting this year’s expanded interactive fair from 5-8 pm at Cordova Park, 26931 El Retiro.

National Night Out celebrates Mission Viejo’s continual ranking as one of California’s safest cities while fostering positive relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Enjoy the great Mission Viejo outdoors during this year’s Camp Out August 17-18 at Cordova Park, 26931 El Retiro.

A few tickets are still available for this fabulous overnighter that takes place from 4 pm to 10 am and includes family activities, life-sized games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, bonfires and more!

The Habit will serve up a delicious dinner for people who pre-purchase meal tickets before Friday, July 26, and breakfast will be provided.

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