Mark your calendar for a host of programs, classes and events offered by the City of Mission Viejo in May at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
Keep Your Driver’s License workshop
Reservations are available for the “Keep Your Driver’s License” workshop May 3 designed to help seniors pass and retake their driver’s license test and enhance their driver competency. Led by Ann Love from the Department of Motor Vehicles, the free Thursday workshop takes place at 1 p.m. Reservations are required and available by calling 949-470-3062.
Senior Financial Abuse
David Hiersekorn of the California State Bar will discuss current scams and financial abuse involving seniors. This free presentation takes place Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Registration is required and available by calling 949-470-3062.
Making Moments Count
This 30-minute film narrated by Patty Mouton of Orange County Alzheimer’s Assn. can help lighten the load, hearts and spirits of those caring about loved ones suffering from dementia. A free viewing of this DVD will be available Thursday, May 3 at 4 p.m.
Learn to Sew
Learn sewing basics, fabrics selection, how to follow a pattern, and complete amazing projects on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 2-30. All fabric, notions and sewing machines supplied. The class is for ages 8 and older. Cost is $135 plus a $20 lab fee payable to instructor. Register online at econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org.
Breakfast with Gary and Kelly
The May 5 livecast will begin at 9 a.m. with superstar saxophonist Michael Lington. 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 May 5 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
Instructor Don Newton will help you learn “to love your computer” in classes that take place at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Fridays May 4-18. The following topics will be discussed:
5/4 – Computer Basics
5/11 – Into to the Internet
5/18 – Facebook & SKYPE
Cost is $15 per class. Register in advance by calling 949-470-3062.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the impressive finished chalk art from the Arts Alive Festival. Docents from the Senior Activities Committee will be on hand to describe the details of the incredible works of art.
The Chalk Walk is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 7.
Mission Hospital Senior Health Fair
The Mission Hospital Senior Health Fair on Tuesday, May 8 will offer a full array of free health screenings, physician education discussions and health information for adults 60 years and older. Screenings include basic cholesterol and blood glucose, blood pressure, hearing, skin cancer, pulmonary function, foot and ankle and much more. The fair is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 949-364-1770.
Birds and Nature
On May 9, enjoy the pleasures of birding and nature with local volunteer and OC Parks Naturalist Mike Clayton. During this guided walk along Oso Creek Trail, you will learn about equipment, field guides, optics and more. The 9 a.m. walk is free but registration is required by calling 949-470-3062.
Shoot Better Digital Photos Workshop
Confused by all the information in your owner’s manual? Explore the potential of your digital camera in this hands-on workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 and learn how to use your camera’s settings to turn your snapshots into high quality photographs. Bring your camera and manual. The class is open to people age 16 and over. Registration is available online at econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course #2685. Cost is $45.
Free Balance Screening
Balance Rehabilitation, Inc. is offering free 7-minute balance screenings and consultations for health maintenance. Screenings will take place on Tuesday, May 15 between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Appointments are required. To schedule your screening, call 470-3062.
Newhart Intermediate School Spring Concerts
The public is invited to embrace the musical accomplishments of Newhart Intermediate Orchestra, which will perform in the Sycamore Auditorium at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16.
Living Well with Diabetes
Dr. Dr. Evan Janiszewski will discuss blood sugar and A1C monitoring in this special series that is designed to help diabetics live life to the fullest. The free program is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Registration is required and available by calling 949-470-3062.
Tea @ 3:00 Concert
Enjoy tea with delicious finger food and sweets while embracing the talents of young musicians performing on cello, piano, and violin. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. A $3 ticket must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available online at econnect.cityofmissionviejo.org by referencing course # 2709.
The public is invited to attend a free program that will focus on identifying the signs of depression at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Feelings of sadness come and go, but if these feelings are spinning out of control, it could mean something more serious like depression. Mission Viejo family practitioner Dr. Mitchell Wainwright discusses why depression is harmful and clues that may mean professional help is needed.
2nd Time Around Jewelry & Accessory Sale
If you want to shop for some bargain items to benefit a great cause, then don’t miss the “Second Time Around Jewelry/Accessories Sale” that takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29-June 1.
The sale features gently used jewelry, purses, scarves, hats and other accessories at nominal costs. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Mission Viejo June 2-3.
For more information, call 949-470-3062.