Mission Viejo is gearing up for Bunny Days, a time-honored community event that attracts thousands to Oso Viejo Park and the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center for a fun-filled day of carnival game booths, spring crafts, face painting, pony rides and much more.
Visitors to this spring-time carnival will enjoy pony and hay rides; family games; a jelly bean guess; photos with the bunny; and more. Bunny Days also features egg and candy treat stations for children 5 years old and over as well as the “Toddler Town” activity area for 2 to 4 year olds and special-needs participants. The area boasts age-appropriate “move-to-music” activities, crafts, games and treat stations along with costumed characters roaming around.
This year, the City is joining forces with the Child Abuse Prevention Center to collect donations of diapers (sizes 4 to 6) and gently used crib linens and blankets of any size. The community’s generous donations will benefit the non-profit organization that directly serves at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse. The organization will have a booth to accept donations.
The popular event also includes a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center. The sale, which raises money for senior support services, includes a smorgasbord of home-baked goods by the National Charity League including delectable cakes, pies, specialty breads, cookies and novelties for kids.
The Bunny Days event, which is sponsored by the City and hosted by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District’s Recreation and Community Services Department, features live entertainment and refreshments. Food from Jersey Mike’s, Maui Ice, Kettlemasters Kettlekorn, and Dandy Cotton Candy will also be available for purchase.
A shuttle will be available from the Mission Viejo Library at 100 Civic Center.
For more information, visit www.saddlebackrecreation.com or call 949-460-2725.