Make plans for a host of free, low-cost programs and events in April at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
Donations sought for sale that benefits cancer research
Donations of gently used jewelry, watches, scarves, purses, hats and more are sought for the “Second Time Around Jewelry/Accessories Sale” that benefits the June Relay For Life of Mission Viejo at Saddleback College. The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event that raises money for cancer research.
Community members can feel good about donating their decent quality jewelry, costume jewelry and other items for a great cause. Donations can be dropped off at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, through May 25. The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 29-June 1 at the Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center. For more information, call 949-470-3062.
On Tuesday, April 3, women are invited to a free program featuring information on things women need to know but are often afraid to ask. Dr. Patricia Wallace of Mission Hospital will discuss changes in bladder and pelvic function that take place as we age; pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence; and how to promote a healthy bladder and intimacy at any age. The program is free and reservations are required by calling 949-470-3062.
Insight for Sight
This free program is at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays from April 3-24. The Braille Institute helps folks with vision loss to maintain independence and continue community involvement.
April 3 – Getting Around Town
April 10 – Kitchen Confidence and Safety in the Kitchen
April 17 – Field Trip to local grocery store
April 24 – Cooking without looking
Registration is available by calling 714-821-5000 x2129.
Don’t miss this free program on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon April 5-26 that will help you take care of your financial well-being. It’s just as important as your physical well-being.
4/5 – Wills/Trusts Clinic
4/12 – Women and Money
4/19 - How Not to Outlive Your Resources
4/26 – Gift Options
Reservations are available by calling 949-470-3062.
Bunny Days Bake Sale
The Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 will host the annual bake sale during the Bunny Days event. Hundreds of moms, dads, kids and grandparents will enjoy fun and games throughout the center and surrounding park. Join in the fun and buy delicious home-baked goodies.
Succulents in Mission Viejo
There are many beautiful fleshy plants that conserve moisture. On Tuesday, April 10, you can learn what grows well in Mission Viejo for a garden or a pot. This free class starts at 2 p.m. Reservations are available by calling 949-470-3062.
Cell Phone/iPad Clinic
In this informative clinic, you will receive step-by-step personal instruction on your cell phone or iPad and all of its functions from members of the City’s Student Advisory Committee. This free clinic is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. An appointment is required and is available by calling 949-470-3062.
Breakfast with Gary and Kelly
The livecast will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 with superstar trumpeter Greg Adams. The audience will be admitted for the 10 a.m. to noon portion, and the final hour will be videotaped for later broadcast on the city’s MVTV Channel 30 and Saddleback College Channel 39 on the Cox Cable system. Admission is free but seating is limited. For more information on the Radio on TV monthly series and how to become part of the audience for the April 14 show, tune to 88.5 KSBR or visit www.KSBR.org. (Please note that while the name of the show is “Breakfast with Gary and Kelly,” it really is just the name of the show, and the only food being served is coffee and perhaps some muffins.)
Senior Computer Classes
Learn to love your computer with instructor Don Newton’s help at either 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Fridays April 13, 20 and 27.
4/13 – Computer Basics
4/20 – Into to the Internet
4/27 – Email 101
Cost is $15 per class with advance registration required by calling 949-470-3062.
Long-Term Care Insurance/Myths, Realities, Fact and Fiction
In this free class at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, you will learn about critical decisions related to long-term care. Learn the truth about Long-Term Care Insurance from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). This seminar provides unbiased information about Long-Term Care Insurance for those considering purchasing a policy. Registration is available by calling 949-470-3062.
Living Well with Diabetes
Local health care professionals present timely information to help diabetics live life to the fullest.
At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, Jane Hana will present information on managing Diabetes and sick days. Registration is available for this free program by calling 949-470-3062.
Twilight Dinner- Roaring Twenties Style
Join the spirit of “The Roaring Twenties” and enjoy an Italian dinner with musical entertainment provided by C.J. & Katie at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. Wear a costume and compete for prizes!
Cost is $15 and advance registration is required. For more information, call 949-470-3062.
Learn about chronic sinusitis in a free program at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Sinusitis is a swelling of the sinuses that causes difficulty breathing, coughing, sneezing, pressure, headaches and repeated infections. Learn causes, long-term effects and current medical and surgical treatments from Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar of UC Irvine Medical Care. Registration is available by calling 949-470-3062.
Newhart Intermediate School Spring Concerts
Share the amazement of the musical accomplishments of Newhart Intermediate students at this free Advanced Band & Orchestra Concert. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25.
Elderhostel is the world’s leading not-for-profit travel organization dedicated to providing learning opportunities for older adults across the globe. Come learn about the high quality, affordable travel adventures from a seasoned “Road Scholar” ambassador. The free program is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Handouts will be available. Reservations are available by calling 949-470-3062.
Makeup 101 Spring Trends
Create the latest fashion makeup trends in the Makeup 101 Spring Trends class from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Learn proper placement, technique, and colors that will best suit you. Bring your foundation, brushes, and makeup bag. Receive a free make-up bag and samples upon registration.
The class is open to all ages. Cost is $49. Registration is available at econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #2715.
Cake Decorating for Beginners
The Cake Decorating for Beginners class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 and caters to people 18 and over. Learn to decorate a cake with roses, leaves, floral sprays, grapes, shells, borders, stars and more. Bring a 3” high 8” round Duncan Hines white cake on a 10” cake board.
Cost is $29 plus a $30 lab fee payable to the instructor. Registration is available at econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #2680.
Mediterranean Cuisine Cooking
Discover the secret of traditional Mediterranean cuisine in this fun-filled class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Learn how to prepare the featured dish. Complimentary appetizers and baklava will be served.
Cost is $30. Registration is available at econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #2718.
Photo II: Landscape & Travel Photography
Learn about shutter speeds, depth-of-field and perspective from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays from April 16 to May 21. Seeing light, composition, color and creating moods are all presented. Photo I is recommended before taking this class. Bring your camera and manual. This class is for people 16 and older. Cost is $80 and registration is available at econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #2720.