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    The youth members of the City’s Community of Character Committee are sponsoring a Casino Night for other young people next week.  Does it seem for a moment there is a paradox between vice and virtue in that announcement?

    Perhaps the ends justify the means, however, since the event is a fundraiser for the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life charity.

   The casino event is geared toward eighth graders and older and will include poker, blackjack, bunco and other popular games along with prizes, snacks and much more. Adults are welcome. Admission is $10 and includes playing chips and snacks.  The fun happens May 29 from 6:30 to 10 pm.

    The gig will take place at City Hall.

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Trabuco Poster AnnouncementI AM MISSION VIEJO is a photographic journey to all places that make up a student’s world. The exhibit will be displayed Wednesday, May 27, by the Trabuco Hills Photo Department in the MPR, rooms 701-702 from 6 pm to 8 pm. All photos are images and impressions created by students. Admission is free. 

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Tea Party Propositions

    The four corners at LaPaz and Marguerite were crowded with protesters Monday afternoon.  One picket summarized the sentiment: “Tax and Spend Must End.”

    The turnout urged passers-by to vote NO on all of the propositions on Tuesday’s state ballot.  The event was sponsored by the Saddleback Republican Assembly, but drew protestors from both parties who were united against higher taxes.

    The event built on the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement that arose with demonstrations across the country on tax day, April 15.  Some California cities witnessed similar proposition protests over the past weekend.

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Cloris    Award-winning  actress  Cloris  Leachman will appear at the Murray Center Sunday at 2pm to promote her new autobiography, Cloris.  News of the visit circulated early among insiders, and the free reservations were assigned several weeks ago, before the event was truly promoted. 

    Although the event is closed, residents may get a glimpse of Leachman and an autograph if they purchase a book and remain until after the main event, which is scheduled until 4.

    Leachman won nine Emmy Awards and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Last Picture Show.” She is best known for playing Phyllis on the 1970s TV series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Most recently, the 83-years-old competed on “Dancing with the Stars,” and she was grand marshal of the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade.

    The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library.  Those attending are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to support the South County Outreach Food Bank.

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Jeronimo Cr Restoration    An Orange County environmental organization is gathering volunteers to help restore native habitat at Jeronimo Creek in Mission Viejo. 

    The Back to Natives organization will be assisting the Earth Resource Foundation in the effort. Back to Natives Restoration is dedicated to encouraging and actively participating in the restoration and conservation of Orange County and California wildlands, through education and restoration programs featuring native plants and biodiversity as a centralizing theme. 

    Volunteers will be doing weeding and general clean-up along the Creek near Pavion Park on Saturday, May 30th, from 9 am until noon.  For parking and directions, click here, or call 949-509-4787.

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    A local group is sponsoring a new tax Tea Party on the heels of the successful general tax protest held on April 15.  This time taxpayers will assemble next Monday, May 18 objecting to the batch of tax-related propositions on Tuesday’s Special Election ballot.

    Mission Viejo Republicans will have 100 picket signs available urging passers-by to vote NO ON EVERYTHING on Tuesday’s ballot, but participants are invited to bring their own signs.  The non-partisan street corner rally will last from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the intersection of LaPaz and Marguerite Parkway.

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    KSBR is holding jazz lovers in suspense about the names of over 40 artists who will jam in Mission Viejo on Sunday, May 24.  The jazz radio station has been releasing the name of one artist per day, and insiders say future announcements will blow music aficionados away!  They advise getting tickets early.

    The 20th Annual KSBR Birthday Bash will last four hours on the green outside the Murray Center.  The jazz festival moved to MV last year where it can host large crowds.  General admission lawn tickets are $45, VIP Gold seats are $100 and Platinum tickets are $175.  Only the VIP tickets are reserved seating.  The gig begins at 5  pm and the doors open at 3.  Click here for tickets.

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