Things to do in & around Mission Viejo, California
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Special Girl Scout Package available. "Welcome to the Aliso Viejo Ice Palace. We are dedicated to providing you with the finest experience on ice skates! Our rink serves south Orange County with public skating sessions, freestyle skating, birthday parties, broom hockey, skating lessons, and a safe, competitive hockey program for both youths and adults. A full service snack bar is open daily, providing food and drinks for skaters and visitors. Ultimate Skate & Hockey pro shop offers a full line of equipment and apparel for both figure skaters and hockey players, and is open 7 days a week....
The Aliso Viejo Ice Palace offers ice hockey to all ages 4 years through adult. Currently in it's 11th year of operation, the Ice Palace programs have been very successful in offering youth and adult recreational leagues, as well as clinics and classes for true beginners. Hockey Director Fred Nelson, with over 20 years experience managing hockey developmental programs (the last 10 years in Orange County), has combined his experience and the talented coaching and teaching resources at the Ice Palace to provide the best developmental program in California.
Here at the Ice Palace, hockey is offered year round. There are typically 3 sessions per year, Fall (16 weeks), Spring (16-18 weeks) and Summer (12-14 weeks). Additionally, we offer mini camps, goalie camps, and extra skills clinics on available weekends. During Summer, week long classes are offered with special guest instructors.
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Workshops to help build professional skills of those working in the nonprofit arts community. Grants programs. Publications. Public awareness. Arts education improvement programs for K-12 schools. Orange County Arts Awards.
"Arts Orange County was established in 1995 as a nonprofit countywide arts council. It is the state-local partner with the California Arts Council and is the official local arts agency of the County of Orange. Arts Orange County serves as a resource and advocate for the arts community, as a catalyst for leadership on arts issues, and as sponsor of programs and services which enhance public awareness of arts activities and promote the development of the arts and arts education in Orange County. "  Santa Ana|
Bridges Training Stables - Specializing in Hunters, Jumpers, and Dressage -
Western and Trail also available -
Learn to Ride with Bridges Equestrian -
Riding Lessons & Training -
Specializing in Hunters and Jumpers -
Ages 8 and up / All Levels -
Your Horse or Ours!
Horse Leases, Horse Sales, Horse Care, Equestrian Team, One Day Boot Camp, Kids Equestrian Summer Camps, Shows, Clothing, Accessories.  San Juan Capistrano|
|Children's Theatre Workshop|| ||
"Children's Theatre Workshop (CTW) is a non-profit, community-oriented organization offering creative dramatics to children in the Saddleback Valley area. Children's Theatre Workshop has been providing interactive theatre opportunities for young people ages 5 through 16 since 1981. The fundamental mission of CTW is to let children experience dramatics that enhance their self-esteem and reward them for their creativity.
In addition to regular class sessions, CTW is available for workshop sessions and performances on television, in churches, libraries, parks, theatres, and private homes."  Mission Viejo|
"Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation Presents:
Christmas at the Mission -
The official City ceremony and lighting of the San Juan Capistrano Christmas tree begins in Historic Towne Center Park, with a visit from Santa Clause, a Live Nativity Presentation, Merchant Open House, Music and Fun. From there, holiday guests are invited to attend the annual Christmas at the Mission Festival."
At the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano.  San Juan Capistrano|
|The City of Mission Viejo, California|| ||
"Mission Viejo, the 'California Promise'".
Near Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Trabuco, Rancho Santa Margarita, El Toro, Irvine.
|Flower & Garden Festival at the Mission SJC|| ||
"Each June, Mission San Juan Capistrano presents its annual
Flower Garden and Art Show.
The weekend features unique plant and garden vendors, including gardening books, artists, and demonstrations.
Proceeds from the Festival support the world-famous 'Jewel of the Missions', and the work of the Gardening Angels, a group of volunteers who maintain the gardens that enhance this historic site.
This popular event, held on the lush ten-acre grounds of historic Mission San Juan Capistrano features over seventy vendors/exhibitors of flowers, plants, and garden items, as well as a variety of crafts and fine art. Music, seminars, and food round out the day, so even non-gardeners will enjoy this event!"  San Juan Capistrano|
|Franko's Maps of Orange County & Vicinity|| ||
Surfing? Biking? Hiking? Fishing? Exploring? Boating? Franko's Maps have long been a staple of OC Locals!
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|Fun with Chalk Children's Creative Festival|| ||
"Fun With Chalk is a unique festive celebration of the heart, mind, and creative spirit. Thousands of visitors are captivated annually by one of America's most fun Festivals! Incredible images are created directly on asphalt, by artists, using their enormous talent, and chalk. Yes, chalk! The entire parking lot of the Norman Murray Community Center is transformed into a canvas of hundreds of images, some recreations of famous masterpieces, and others original creations of incredible design and color.
The Childrens Creative Festivals, producers of Fun With Chalk, is an all - volunteer organization of people who care deeply about children and art, and who work and plan all-year round to bring a first class event to the community."  Mission Viejo|
|Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade|| ||
"More than 110 exciting parade units headed down Crown Valley Parkway. Marching bands, clowns, exotic cars, equestrian groups, a tribute to America’s military....
The parade is on Crown Valley Parkway between Nueva Vista and Crown Valley Community Park. The designated drop off area for entries and guests is at the northwest corner of Moulton and Crown Valley Parkway....
We suggest that you to view the photos of parade, click on our sponsors and support their business, become a volunteer and we offer you a special invitation to your club, association and company to. . . .
Become a sponsor for the 2006 Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade.
A small town parade like it used to be..."  Laguna Niguel|
"Mission San Juan Capistrano invites you to join us at our second annual Mariachi Festival, which will be held on August 5, 2006, 10:00 am -2:30 PM in the beautiful Mission courtyard.
The festival will include entertainment 'Battle of the Mariachis' and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.
This event is free with paid admission to the mission.
After the Festival - the Mariachi Divas perform for Music Under the Stars."  San Juan Capistrano|
|Mission San Juan Capistrano|| ||
"Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Birthplace of Orange County, was founded more than two hundred years ago. Today it is a monument to California's multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage. Originally built as a self sufficient community by Spanish Padres and Indians, the Mission was a center for agriculture, industry, education and religion.
Visitors will discover many areas of interest within the Mission walls. You can hear the tolling of century old bells and walk down its time worn paths. The serenity and peace amid the 10 acres of lush gardens and cool fountains, cloistered by old adobe walls, offers visitors seclusion from the sights and sounds of a busy world. Visit the Serra Chapel, Padres Quarters, Industrial Area, Soldiers Barracks, Cemetery and The Great Stone Church."
Benefit Gala Concert & Dinner,
Christmas at the Mission,
Flower & Garden Festival,
Kids Day at the Mission,
Living History Day,
Member Appreciation Day,
Music Under the Stars,
Return of the Swallows,
Sunday Symphony Series,
Two for One Resident Day,
Mission San Juan Capistrano Summer Camps.  San Juan Capistrano|
|Mission San Juan Capistrano Summer Camps|| ||
Mission San Juan Capistrano offers a variety of entertaining, hands-on summer camps for children. Each is designed to teach children about Mission and California history....
The following camps will be held in 2006:
Beginning Clay Summer Camp:
Students will learn to express themselves artistically while learning about early California pottery, both indigenous and European. Students will learn how to make pinched pots, coiled pots, decorative tiles, primitive statues, as well as how to glaze their work.
Mission Matters Camp:
Ron Bauer will lead children in hands-on craft making and tasks focusing on skills of the Mission and Rancho Eras. Students will learn how to make candles and soap out of tallow, rope making and knot tying, as well as hide branding.
Camp Discovery at Mission San Juan Capistrano:
Enjoy a fun-filled, educational week (or two) of the science behind and inside the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano. Discovery Science Center is teaching Science on a Mission Camp and Science Sleuths Camp for 7 to 10 year old campers at the Mission San Juan Capistrano this summer. In addition, the Science Center is teaching Summer Smiles for 5 and 6 year old campers.
Science on a Mission Camp:
Embark on a scientific mission to unearth the secrets of the past. Explore the history and restoration of the jewel of San Juan Capistrano, experiment with building designs and materials that strengthen structures, make gooey slime and more. Enjoy this fun-filled, educational week of the science behind and inside the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Science Sleuths at the Mission:
Open your eyes to a whole new world! Experience our StarLab planetarium. Uncover the mysteries of the universe as your investigations take you from the microscopic level of fingerprints and fossils to the telescopic wonders of the stars. Explore the animals of the past, make a rubber ball, and much, much more!
Summer Smiles at the Mission:
It’s never too early to learn about science! Investigate butterfly wings and bug antennae using microscopes. Experiment with ooey, gooey concoctions. Take apart owl pellets. Examine real fossils and make a fossil imprint to take home. Create a comet. And best of all, parents ~ this program will strengthen what your kids are learning in school.
Indian Summer Camp:
Journey’s to the Past educator, Jacque Nunez presents a camp that celebrates culture, diversity, and California’s heritage.
Imagine Journeying back in time when people lived in harmony with Mother Earth and learning about Native American cultures and lifestyles from early southern California. Children will learn to be keepers of the Earth through sound environment practices and learn skills that the Native California Indians used, such as stomping mud for Adobe making, scrubbing gourds for rattles, drilling shells for necklaces, and pounding yucca for string are just a few crafts that will create a special memory for your child.
Intermediate Clay Summer Camp:
For the first time Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering an intermediate ceramics camp. In this camp, students will learn the basic fundamentals of wheel thrown pots, free hand vases, making sculptures, statues, and heads.
What was the trail of our California Gold Rush like and who were the Native Americans that the Pioneers encountered across the country? Children will experience arrowhead making, carding wool, making friendship bracelets, panning for gold, making biscuits, playing Pioneer and Native American games, and authentic Native American dancing."  San Juan Capistrano|
|Mission Viejo Kaleidoscope Stadium 10 EdwardsRegal|| ||
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|Music Under the Stars at Mission SJC|| ||
Held June to September at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
"Mission San Juan Capistrano presents ... Music Under the Stars evening concerts...
The concerts feature dining and dancing to a variety of live music including Big Band, Latin, Motown & R & B, Swing, Top 40 in the beautiful Mission courtyard."  San Juan Capistrano|
|Return of the Swallows Mission San Juan Capistrano|| ||
2006: "Mission San Juan Capistrano will present its annual Return of the Swallows celebration Saturday March 18th to Sunday March 19th, 2006. Festivities include the traditional bell ringing, Pageantry, live entertainment, ethnic foods, and vendors all to mark the springtime return of the swallows to Capistrano.
The Mission's biggest annual celebration, it marks the coming of spring, a time of renewal and rebirth.
Other highlights include Living History Members, scheduled Docent tours, artisans demonstrating crafts, mariachi performers, school choirs and performers, Indian dance groups, ethnic foods and much more.
The swallows migrate annually to Goya, Argentina in October, and return to their spring and summer home in San Juan Capistrano each March. The Swallows celebration began centuries ago when Mission padres observed that the birds return roughly coincided with St. Joseph's Day on the church calendar, March 19. The celebration has achieved international prominence since then."  San Juan Capistrano|
If you are looking for a 50's style diner with real ambiance, there's a Ruby's Diner near you. In San Juan Capistrano they are a treat for kids, because the restaurant is up an escalator and has a train running around the ceiling (hint: take the Amtrack there and make it a day). In Balboa, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach, you can enjoy the view from the Ruby's Diners at the end of those piers!  Balboa, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach, Tustin, Yorba Linda|
|The Shops at Mission Viejo|| ||
Abercrombie & Fitch (949) 365-0511 /
After Hours Formalwear (949) 364-2490 /
Aldo Shoes /
American Eagle Outfitters (949) 364-1985 /
American Greetings (949) 347-2468 /
Ann Taylor (949) 365-0545 /
Apple Computer Store (949) 365-0727 /
ArdenB. (949) 347-7165 /
Armani A|X Exchange (949) 364-2772 /
Aveda Experience Center (949) 364-5381 /
BabyGap (949) 347-0330 /
babystyle (949) 347-0543 /
Bag 'n Baggage (949) 347-2512 /
Bailey Banks & Biddle (949) 364-1481 /
Banana Republic (949) 347-0019 /
Bath & Body Works (949) 364-0420 /
Bayside Watch (949) 364-2129 /
BCBG (949) 364-3887 /
Beachworks (949) 347-0077 /
bebe (949) 364-2323 /
bebe Sport (949) 347-8682 /
Ben Bridge Jewelers (949) 365-1182 /
The Body Shop (949) 364-2488 /
Brighton Collectibles (949) 364-3595 /
Build-A-Bear Workshop® (949) 347-6992 /
Caché (949) 364-1399 /
Carlton Hair International (949) 365-1777 /
Charlotte Russe /
The Cheesecake Factory (949) 364-6200 /
Chico's (949) 347-0433 /
The Children's Place (949) 347-0423 /
Chloe Accessories (949) 347-8862 /
Cingular Wireless (949) 364-2449 /
Claire's (949) 364-3420 /
Clinique (949) 364-3111 /
Coach (949) 365-0771 /
Coldwater Creek (949) 347-1366 /
Crate & Barrel (949) 347-1112 /
Daisy Shoppe (949) 347-1556 /
Dell Direct Store (949) 365-0437 /
The Discovery Channel Store (949) 364-7075 /
Dr. Thomas E. Amen, Optometrist (949) 582-2020 /
EB Games (949) 347-0165 /
Everything But Water (949) 347-7056 /
Express (949) 347-1299 /
Express for Men and Women (949) 347-1299 /
Fashion Nails & Spa (949) 364-3590 /
First Cut (949) 364-7006 /
Foot Locker (949) 347-0454 /
Forever 21 (949) 365-0108 /
Fredric H. Rubel (949) 364-3535 /
fye - For Your Entertainment (949) 347-1211 /
g.e.m. (949) 364-3711 /
Gap(949) 365-0674 /
GapBody (949) 365-0674 /
GapKids (949) 347-0330 /
Garys Cole Haan (949) 364-9686 /
Garys Studio (949) 364-9686 /
Girl Mania (949) 347-1531 /
Gloria Jeans /
Godiva Chocolatier (949) 365-1762 /
Great Khan's /
Great Steak & Potato Company (949) 364-1631 /
Guest Services Center (949) 364-1771 /
Gymboree (949) 347-0866 /
Haagen-Dazs (949) 364-0020 /
J. Crew (949) 347-0135 /
J. Stephens (949) 364-2572 /
Janie and Jack (949) 364-1320 /
Jewel (949) 347-1414 /
Kelly's Cajun Grill (949) 347-8818 /
Kenneth Cole (949) 364-3560 /
Lady Foot Locker (949) 347-9086 /
Lane Bryant (949) 364-0208 /
LensCrafters (949) 364-4011 /
The Limited (949) 364-5559 /
Limited Too (949) 365-8783 /
Live Well by GNC (949) 347-7455 /
London Coin Galleries (949) 364-0990 /
Love D (949) 365-8790 /
Lucky Brand Dungarees (949) 347-6790 /
lucy (949) 364-3420 /
MAC Cosmetics (949) 364-3736 /
Macy's (949) 364-3111 /
McDonald's (949) 364-1121 /
Mimi Maternity (949) 347-0231 /
Muscle Beach Lemonade and Hot Dogs (800) 321-8400 /
Nese Gallery (949) 365-0777 /
Nike Women /
Nordstrom (949) 347-2710 /
Nordstrom Cafe (949) 347-2710 /
Nordstrom Espresso Bar (949) 347-2710 /
Occhiali da Sole (949) 347-7225 (949) 347-7225 /
Oceans 33 /
Old Navy (949) 347-9072 /
Origins (949) 364-7284 /
P.F. Chang's China Bistro (949) 364-6661 /
PacSun (949) 364-1591 /
Panda Express (949) 364-6982 /
Papyrus (949) 364-0030 /
Paradise Bakery & Cafe (949) 347-1024 /
Pearle Vision Center (949) 364-9010 /
Petite Sophisticate (949) 347-9360 /
The Picture People (949) 365-9112 /
Pottery Barn (949) 364-3164 /
Pottery Barn Kids (949) 365-1033 /
Rampage (949) 364-2001 /
Regis Salons (949) 364-6460 /
Restoration Hardware (949) 364-2246 /
Ritz Camera (949) 364-2191 /
Robinsons May (949) 364-2800 /
Rubio's Baja Grill (949) 364-5988 /
Ruby's Diner (949) 364-1032 /
Saks Fifth Avenue (949) 347-5100 /
Sanrio Surprises (949) 364-9020 /
Sarku Japan (949) 365-0328 /
See's Candies (949) 364-0214 /
Select Comfort (949) 347-0705 /
Sephora (949) 364-3449 /
Sharper Image (949) 347-8898 /
Simon Youth Foundation - Educational Resource Center (949) 234-5357 /
Soft Play Area /
Something Silver (949) 365-1710 /
Spencer Gifts (949) 364-6962 /
Steve Madden (949) 364-2152 /
Stride Rite (949) 347-0744 /
Sunglass Hut-Watch Station (949) 364-3775 /
Sweet Factory (949) 347-1242 /
T-Mobile (949) 347-1384 /
Talbots (949) 347-0980 /
Things Remembered (949) 347-9624 /
Tommy Bahama (949) 257-0268 /
Toni & Guy (949) 347-8288 /
The Toy Professor (949) 347-1507 /
Trade Secret (949) 364-3366 /
Vans (949) 347-0282 /
Victoria's Secret (949) 365-0981 /
Victoria's Secret Beauty (949) 347-7149 /
Vie de France (949) 347-7475 /
Villa Pizza (949) 347-6830 /
Village Gallery (Thomas Kinkade) (949) 364-1950 /
Waldenbooks (949) 364-0136 /
The Walking Company (949) 364-7003 /
Watch Works (949) 364-8228 /
Wetzel's Pretzels (949) 364-2782 /
White House | Black Market (949) 347-1636 /
Whitehall Co. Jewelers (949) 364-7045 /
Williams-Sonoma (949) 347-7190 /
Woomi Sushi (949) 364-0703 /
Yankee Candle (949) 364-1023 /
Z Gallerie (949) 364-4170 /
Zales Jewelers (949) 364-7299  Mission Viejo|