October is a busy time of the year around town! Some of our trees provide spectacular color changes reminding us of the harvest season and cooler days and evenings. Another color for the month is PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!Mission Viejo’s character word this month is Respect, a trait that parents often speak to their children about and one adults need to reflect on as well. Click here to see activities and information on this character trait. On October 20th, be sure to go view the Film of Character, Bully, a 2012 documentary which examines the consequences of bullying as well as restoring respect in our schools.
Highlights of Things to Do Rest up for Walk Against Drugs and the Annual Oso Creek Camp Out
Join thousands of residents as we rally at MVHS Stadium at 8 am on Saturday October 19th for our 25th Annual Walk Against Drugs which ends at the Village Green with a Celebration Fair and Disaster Preparedness Expo. Community groups and businesses will be serving up goodies and food including the Rotary Hotdog Toss!Later that afternoon the annual family campout along the Oso Creek Trail which includes fun activities, dinner, a flash-light hike headed up by our very own Councilman Dave Leckness, and then breakfast in the morning! This event is free, but you must have reservations and it fills up fast! Call 470-3062.Mission for the Armed Forces
Mission Viejo High School Football will honor to our military at the game on Friday, October 25th at 7 pm. Our nationally recognized football team will host nearly 100 members from all service branches during the final home game of the season against Tesoro high. The players will honor our military by wearing camouflage jerseys with their names on back. The honorees will enjoy a meal before the game, have reserved seating and be part of a special half time recognition event. As a football parent and MVHS Football Booster volunteer, I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this special event! Please join us!
See the links below for varsity football game schedules:
Halloween Festivities around Town
A Bewitching Evening of Entertainment at Fairhaven Memorial benefiting Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts. Trick-or-Treaters are coming to Mission Viejo in the ghoulish musical form of “4 Friends” on Friday, October 25th at 7 pm. Click Here for details.
Hometown Halloween is always a hit at the Norman P. Murray Community Center onSaturday, October 26 from 4-8 pm. This fun event is family and kid friendly with minimal charge for some activities. We have taken our kids to this event and you won’t want to miss it!
Name the Park for People with Dogs!
Lassie’s Last Stand, Woof it Up, Rover’s Range? Residents are asked to participate in naming Mission Viejo’s newest park! The contest will reward the top three names with prizes. Details are available online at www.cityofmissionviejo.org/
dogpark. Deadline to enter is November 1st.
Prestigious Wheelchair Tennis Masters Tournament
The City of Mission Viejo is hosting the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters and the International Tennis Federation’s Wheelchair Doubles Masters November 5-11 at the Tennis Pavilion located at the Marguerite Recreation Complex. This is the first time that these events have been held in the United States and the first time since 2002 that they have been held at the same venue. Mission Viejo is honored to have been chosen to host this event and residents are encouraged to check out the competition. Visit www.itfwheelchairmasters.com for official tournament information.
Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!
Calendar of Events
Oct 6 - Family BBQ - 4-6 pm NP Murray Community Center – Orchard & Creekside Terraces $5 – Hosted by Senior Citizens Activities Committee Oct 7 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.Oct 9 - Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic 6:30-8 pm MV Animal Shelterwww.cmvas.orgOct 10 - Writers Present -”Instant Mom” by Nia Vardalos of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” 7 pm NP Murray Community Center – Sycamore.
Oct 17 - Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce Monthly Mixer- Delizies (details below)Oct 19 - Mission Viejo’s 25th Annual Walk Against Drugs 8 am MVHS Stadium (details above)
Oct 19 - Annual Oso Creek Camp Out 4 pm (details above)Oct 20 - Film of character – “Bully”, City Hall Council Chambers, 2 pm
Oct 21 - MV City Council Meeting
Oct 25 - South OC Economic Coalition (division of the SOC Regional Chamber) Monthly Meeting (details below)
Oct 25 - MVHS Football honors Military, 7pm MVHS Stadium (details above)
Oct 25 - Bewitching Evening of Entertainment @ Fairhaven Memorial (details above)
Oct 26 - Hometown Halloween at NP Murray Community Center (details above)
Nov 4 - Golf Tournament with South County Mayors (details below)
Nov 6 - Wendy Bucknum for Mission Viejo City Council Event (details below)
Business Corner Tee it off with South County Mayors A day of golfing fun with South OC Mayors, Councilmembers and other Local Elected Officials. Mission Viejo’s very own Councilman Dave Leckness serving as Master of Ceremonies with a special morning welcome from OC Supervisor Patricia Bates. The event will be held Monday, November 4th at the Aliso Viejo Country Club. Click here for sponsorship opportunities, event details and to RSVP today for this event.Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixer will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 pm at Delizie Restorante. Please be sure to RSVP! The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking. Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.The South Orange County Economic Coalition meets on on the fourth Friday of each month - October 25th at 7:30 am at the Aliso Viejo Country Club- Join us to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC. Click here for details
Election News for South OC Mission Viejo City Council Kickoff Event - Nov 6th
Host Committee Members
Senator Mimi Walters, Supervisor Patricia Bates,
Assemblywoman Diane Harkey,
Mayor Pro Tem Trish Kelley, Councilmember Frank Ury,
Councilmember Dave Leckness,
Roger & Lisa Faubel, Carolyn & John Ben,
Brian & Vicky Goodell, Dan Kelly
Please Join in Support of
Mission Viejo City Council
Wednesday, November 6th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Mission Viejo Country Club
RSVP to email@example.com
Wendy Bucknum for City Council ID #1342603
More Election News and Links
The California Women’s Leadership Association PAC has released it’s first set of endorsements – You can find those here. I’m please to see Mimi Walters, Pat Bates and Diane Harkey receive the early endorsements!
Senator Mimi Walters is running for Congress – visit www.mimiwalters.com
Assemblywoman Diane Harkey is running for the State Board of Equalization – visitwww.dianeharkey.com
Supervisor Patricia Bates is running for California State Senate – visit www.batesforsenate.com
Watch for updates on other races in future editions.
I encourage you to research candidates and make informed voting decisions.
Giving Back Service OpportunitiesItems for our expectant mom’s or service men and women can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library. Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee -
click here to see how you can help!
Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!
Watch for and participate in wearing Pink this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.