Looking for something to do this weekend?
On Saturday, Mission Viejo will bring a smorgasboard of events to the .
It's the annual "Prelude in the Park," this time with a Parisian twist. The chess tournament starts at noon, but most events begin at 4 p.m. The symphony starts at 7 p.m.
- A waiters race and obstacle course
- Blindfolded chess with live human chess pieces
- Art workshops and other family activities
- Classical and pop music from Orange County's Pacific Symphony
This is the first year for the waiters race, which was begun by Councilman after seeing something similar in Paris, said Ashley Blair, community services supervisor for the city.
The waiters race will include an obstacle course with cones, ladders, saloon doors and more. Here are some of the Mission Viejo restaurants participating:
Leckness said the chess tournament will offer something for the "mathletes" in town.
"People think of Mission Viejo as football stars and tennis queens, but with this we want to cater to the intellectuals," he said.
The winner waiter gets $500, runner-up gets $300 and second runner-up gets $100, courtesy of .