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In an effort to continue the importance of drowning prevention education during the pandemic, the City of Mission Viejo is highlighting May’s designation as National Water Safety Month.

Despite facility closures, City staff members are focused on keeping residents safe through online trainings and virtual meetings with the American Red Cross and other aquatics safety professionals from around the country to provide critical lifesaving information to the community. Drowning is a preventable tragedy that can happen in as little as two inches of water.

Don’t miss Mission Viejo High School Drama’s production of "The Unloved" November 7-9 at the high school theatre located at 25025 Chrisanta Drive.

A modern adaptation of the romance of Tristen and Iseult, the production, which starts at 7 pm each night, features a cast and crew of 36 students including a live band.

The production is directed by Mrs. Kathy Cannarozzi Harris with musical direction by Mr. Jake Zelinger.

Tickets are $13 and are available online at mvhsdrama.com.

It often takes a village to give someone a new lease on life. This is the story of how Mission Viejo Police Services, Mercy House, City staff, a local church and others band together to help a United States veteran find a home.  This is the story of 85-year-old Vern – who bravely served our country for nearly two decades – 1960 to 1987 – and had been living in his 1970 VW van for the last 10 years.  Vern served in the Navy, National Guard and Army Reserve. He enlisted in the Army, earned the rank of Sergeant First Class and fought in the Vietnam War.

About 4,000 people will endorse a drug-free lifestyle during Mission Viejo’s 31st annual Walk Against Drugs & Community Fair on Saturday, October 19. 

The City, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, school districts, businesses, service groups, students and families will unite for one of the City's biggest events. 

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.

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