It was the perfect way to end a lazy summer day on August 13th. Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair or blanket and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun! Enjoy a potpourri of popular classics, pop tunes and a sing-along of patriotic favorites. And kids have the chance to learn how to conduct with Maestro St.Clair and later help lead the orchestra during the concert.
This performance was supported in large part by the City of Mission Viejo. The MV Chamber of Commerce also gave their support as noted in the photos below.
A great time had by all!
The Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce warmly invites all members, their families, and the community to support and participate in the final Bocce tournament of the year.
This event, hosted by the Mission Viejo Bocce Club and supported by the City of Mission Viejo, will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 7:30 a.m. with tournament play running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Please feel free to invite friends and associates by sharing the flyer below, which includes the tournament’s Mission Viejo location.
City Event: 31st Annual Walk Against Drugs & the 12th Annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, The City of Mission Viejo and Orange County Sheriff's Department will be hosting our 31st Annual Walk Against Drugs and Community Fair. In conjunction with this event, the City will be hosting the 12th Annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo.
8 am / Rally at Mission Viejo High School (25025 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo)
9 am / Community Fair & South County Disaster Preparedness Expo at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center (24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo)
Kick off the event by attending the rally at M.V.H.S. Stadium. Walk down La Paz Road through the Oso Creek Trail to the Community Fair and Disaster Preparedness Expo. Enjoy interactive community booths, resources, educational displays, food for purchase, entertainment and games for all ages! Admission is free of charge.
For more information, please call 949-470-8433 or email to email@example.com.
MV City Event: Chorale Ensemble that has Graced the White House Stage Will Perform in Mission Viejo October 27th
An amazing choral ensemble that has performed at the White House three times will evoke joy in Mission Viejo when it hits the stage at Mount of Olives Church on Sunday, October 27.
The program begins at 4 pm at 24772 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.
Since forming in 1995, the Gary Bonner Singers have been known for their musical excellence and versatility; contagious, sparkling performance; and warm, vibrant choral tone. They have completed 21 recordings, including three that were produced and distributed by Word Music, four commissioned albums, five Christmas albums, a spirituals collection in Spain and sacred classics collection recorded in Prague with the City of Prague Philharmonic orchestra.
After being selected from a huge number of applicants across the United States, the Singers had the honor of performing at the White House Holiday Open House in 2006, 2008 and 2011. Their list of esteemed venues goes on and on. Ranging in age from 18 to 60, the singers represent a wide diversity of backgrounds and occupations. Audiences respond enthusiastically to the 60-voice ensemble’s full range of choral music and unique style, which emphasizes communication and relationship with the audience.
Dr. Gary Bonner has what’s described as an “intangible magic” when it comes to creating choral music, a sound and experience that is related to the connection between the conductor, performers and audience – creating an elusive yet identifiable quality that makes every performance come alive.
For more information, call 949-837-7467.
MV City Event: Potential Golf Course Acquisition Would Provide Critical Connection to City’s Core and Preserve 108 Acres of Open Space
If the Mission Viejo City Council votes to acquire the Casta Del Sol public golf course on October 8, more than 100 acres of open space will be preserved and the heart of the City will be connected, essentially providing the community with convenient access and a one-of-a-kind walking and biking amenity (see a map of the connectivity here).
The golf course property and open space behind it (totaling 108 acres) would provide a critical link to the Oso Creek Trail and well beyond. Residents would reap the benefits of the connection from as far south as Marguerite Parkway/Estanciero to the Civic Core (Mission Viejo Library, City Hall); Norman P. Murray Community Center, Potocki Center for the Arts, soccer fields, Marguerite Aquatics Center, YMCA, Tennis Pavilion, Casta Del Sol golf course and eventually Lake Mission Viejo. With such an extensive internal trail, people could walk or bicycle to their preferred destination without ever having to hop behind the wheel of a car.
Designed in 1970, the Casta Del Sol course has long been a significant community-oriented property with an emphasis on benefiting residents and guests as well as the entire Mission Viejo community.
Along with reducing carbon emissions from vehicle trips, the connection to the City’s trail system, open space and vast facilities would encourage a more active, healthy community through walking, biking and recreational activities that would complement the City’s longtime designation as a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) city.
The Council’s October 8 meeting starts at 5:00 pm in the Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center Drive.
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.
The event starts at 8 am and kicks off Red Ribbon week with a rally at Mission Viejo High School. Deputy Aron Grumbles, an amputee who uses his passion and experience to motivate others, will address the crowd and lead them up La Paz Road through the Oso Creek Trail to the Community Fair on the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park.
“Together, we are sending the message that we care about this community and share the common goal of making healthy choices while avoiding drugs, alcohol, tobacco and vaping,” Deputy Grumbles said.
The Community Fair, which ends at noon, will feature interactive community booths, educational activities, food for purchase, entertainment, games and fun for all age as well as the South County Disaster Preparedness Expo.
Information about traffic, shuttle service and road closures is available at this link: https://cityofmissionviejo.org/departments/police-services/walk-against-drugs-location.
For more information, call 949-470-8433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Mission Viejo and the Orange County Sheriff's Department have scheduled the 31st Annual Walk Against Drugs and Community Fair for Saturday, October 19, 2019.
In coordination with Red Ribbon Week, this event unites the City and Sheriff's Department with our local schools, businesses and community groups to share an important message with students and families.
To attend and support this special community event, please read the flyers below.
The City is seeking Mission Viejo-based businesses, non-profit organizations (churches, scouts, schools, and charities) to make a scarecrow for the opportunity to win prizes, courtesy of Chamber member, Friends of the Arts (please see the flyer below for more details).
For more information and to participate, contact 949-470-3061 or RCS@cityofmissionviejo.org.
In the late afternoon on September 19th, various local business owners gathered to begin setting up their booths for the "Buy Local Showcase". It should be noted that some even spent they entire day their managing the set up of tents, booths, tables, chairs, and keeping the site secure (thanks John Salamy and Doug Zielasko!)
By 4pm, the community (including many Chamber Directors, Ambassadors, Mayor Greg Raths, Councilwoman Wendy Bucknum, City Liaison Larry Longenecker) started visiting the various booths and listening to the business owners share their services. Each visitor was given a "vendor card" to encourage them to visit each booth, enjoy various give-a-ways, and be entered into the main opportunity drawing. Congrats to Bob Meyer of Beacon Sales and Marketing for winning the $200 prize!
It was encouraging to watch so many visitors also take in interest in their local Chamber of Commerce and we look forward to having those businesses join us soon!
The Sol Agave food truck was onsite to feed everyone and there was an ice cream truck filled with yummy desserts. The Music Vault Academy arranged for a talented youth group to perform several hit songs from their band. Good times!
As the sun started to set and 7pm (ish) rolled around, the tents, booths, and the whole set-up was taken down by a large group of Chamber, City, and community members. Thank you to all who helped in this effort! Special thanks to the City of Mission Viejo for helping us to promote this event via extra signage and media coverage.
We look forward to the 2020 "Buy Local Showcase" already!
We thank the City of Mission Viejo for hosting the Concert on the Green, featuring the dynamic 6-piece high-energy country band, the Kelly Rae Band. (Pictures below include Kelly Rae and her step-father).
All attendees gathered at the Norman P. Murray Center "on the green" to enjoy the Kelly Rae band, various sponsors, beer/wine, and the food trucks.
Special thanks to the Chamber members, including our CEO, Directors, and Ambassadors, who volunteered their time to help us at our table and distribute flyers regarding Restaurant Week (September 9-15). Those members were: Jason Ball, Doug Zielasko, David Benson, John Salamy, Donna Lang Stoffel, Adrien Diaz, Gazelle Dara, and John Rodriguez.