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Thursday, July 24

Dana Point Coastmasters
7 a.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Thursday at the OC Sailing & Events Center with the local Coastmasters chapter. 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, www.coastmasters.org.

Los Rios Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Help clean and maintain Los Rios Park with fellow green thumbs. Meets every Thursday, except rain days and holidays, in front of the Montanez Adobe. Bring gloves, clippers and an apron. Must be 18 or older. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Art Talk: Our World to Yours
Noon-1 p.m. Festival of Arts printmaker Lindsay Buchman will lead a group discussion on how artist interpretations can impact the viewer. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.2787, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Read to a Dog
3 p.m.-4 p.m. Kids can read to licensed therapy dogs, as studies have shown that it can improve children’s reading skills and self-confidence. Occurs every other Thursday. Sign up at the information desk at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real, or call 949.493.1752 to reserve a spot.

5K Rockin’ Summer Runs
4:45 p.m. Orange County Parks and Into the Wild OC Trail run present their annual 5K race at Irvine Regional Park. Check-in begins at 4:45 p.m. The race kicks off at 5:45 p.m. After the race, participants will be treated to a free outdoor concert, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., as part of OC Parks’ annual summer concert series. Participants will also have free access to the OC Zoo from 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange. For more info or to register, visit www.intothewildoctrailrun.com.

John Troy
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Billy Watson w/Robin Henkel
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

The Kalalma Brothers
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Friday, July 25

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

Marc “Selly” Seligson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends
7:30 p.m. “Legendary” circus acts like lion tamers and dancing clowns, along with clowns and performers from around the world. Shows through August 3. Tickets $22-$139. The Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. www.hondacenter.com.

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

North Shore Screening
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Join the Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center for a screening of the iconic Hollywood surf film, North Shore with Gerry Lopez, Gregory Harrison, John Philbin, Matt Alder, Nia Peeples, producer Randall Kleiser and director William Phelps all in attendance. North Shore is a 1987 film about Rick Kane (Matt Adler), a young fictional surfer from a wave pool in Arizona, who heads to surf the North Shore of Oʻahu and see if he has the skills to cut it as a pro surfer. Greg is bringing 2 surfboards from the film to display. Tickets are $25 for SHACC members and $30 for nonmembers. 949.388.0313 x0

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949. 661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

The Midnight Whiskey Band
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Of Mice and Men
8 p.m. The On-Impulse Acting Troupe and Emmy-nominated producer/director Pamela Peak present the touching story of George and Lennie, two migrant laborers and unlikely friends, during the Great Depression. Tickets $15, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Saturday, July 26

Bird Walk
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Enjoy a morning walk with docent, an bird expert, Anita Hayworth, while combing parts of the Sienna Botanica and Horno Basin for resident and migrant birds. Don’t forget your binoculars. Ages 8 and up. $10 for adults, $5 for children, free for supporters. RSVP required by July 25. www.rmvreserve.org.

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Bella Collina VR Green Farms
10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy a light breakfast and the stunning views as your pooch plays. Fun for the whole family. Includes a tour of the clubhouse, pick up organic veggies from the farm and meet local pet-friendly vendors. For more information, call Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club 949. 498.6604, www.bellacollinagolf.com.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Backyard Skills: Beekeeping
1 p.m. Learn tips and gather information on becoming a backyard beekeeper at The Ecology Center. For those participating in the hands-on component, bring a bee suit or wear jeans, a long sleeve T-shirt and boots. $20 for members, $30 for non-members. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

Historical Walking Tour
1 p.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society for a 1.5-hour tour through town, including the Los Rios Historic District, the Egan House and adobes. Meet at the train depot platform on Verdugo St. Donation $2 for adults, $1 for children. 949.493.8444, www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

Down to the Bone
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Jazz/funk fusion band from the U.K. performs as part of the Festival of Arts’ Jazz on the Green series. Free with price of festival admission $10. Reserved seating $25. Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. For tickets or info, call 800.487.3378 or visit www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Multicultural Art Series Concert
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Celtic Spring, runner-ups in the first season of “America’s Got Talent” return to the San Juan Capistrano Library to showcase their dancing and fiddling. $20 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. www.musicatthelibrary.com.

Poul Petersen
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Bioluminescence Cruise
7 p.m.-10 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Chris Andersen
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Music Harbor Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Of Mice and Men
8 p.m. The On-Impulse Acting Troupe and Emmy-nominated producer/director Pamela Peak present the touching story of George and Lennie, two migrant laborers and unlikely friends, during the Great Depression. Tickets $15, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Sunday, July 27

San Clemente Farmers Market
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bundles of flowers, fresh produce and much more every Sunday on Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-4 p.m. Enjoy live music at Mission Grill each Sunday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8055, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

Reggae Sunday
1 p.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of summer at Salt Creek Grille each Sunday with the sweet rhythms of Reggae. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Of Mice and Men
2 p.m. The On-Impulse Acting Troupe and Emmy-nominated producer/director Pamela Peak present the touching story of George and Lennie, two migrant laborers and unlikely friends, during the Great Depression. Tickets $15, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Concerts in the Park
2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Grab the family and head to Sea Terrace Park for an afternoon filled with horn-infused jazz, blues and rock from Southern California’s own DC Babylon & the Hanging Gardens Band. Then ready for one of rock’s greatest bands as L.A. Vation, a tribute to the Dublin-born U2, takes the stage. Free. Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Rabbi Blue
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

John Kay & Steppenwolf and The Grass Roots
7:45 p.m. Tickets start at $19.50. Pacific Amphitheatre, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500, www.ocfair.com.

Monday, July 28

Family Storytime
11 a.m.-noon. The National Charity League Sunshine Readers lead kids through storytime at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. www.ocpl.org.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Stoli Summer Nights
4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Enjoy $5 vodka cocktails and discounted appetizers at Salt Creek Grille Sunday thru Thursday nights. Live acoustic performances each Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and half-priced wines by the bottle on Mondays. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Movie Monday: Cabaret
8 p.m. Set in 1931 Berlin, under the ominous presence of the Nazi Party, Cabaret tells the tale of a young night club singer, Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. Set-up beings at 5:30 p.m. with short-animated films leading up to the night’s feature. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Arts Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Tuesday, July 29

Half-priced Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.-noon. Stories, songs and crafts for kids 3-6 at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. www.ocpl.org.

KnitLit Book Club
6 p.m.-7 p.m. Bring your knitting project and join in on a lively discussion of the latest book, which will be available after the meeting. KnitLit meets the last Tuesday of each month. San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.492.718, www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

Dustin Franks
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator. Occurs every Tuesday. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. 949.280.9777, 3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Ghost The Musical
7:30 p.m. Relive the iconic moments from the Oscar-winning, love-story Ghost in this new brand of Broadway musical that follows Sam, a man trapped between two worlds who refuses to leave love Molly when he finds out she’s in grave danger. Tickets start at $25. Runs through August 10. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

The Taste
The Los Angeles Times presents their annual food and wine festival that’s “authentically L.A.” Runs Aug. 29-31. Ticket prices vary, from $5 Sunday brunch for kids to $150 for opening night dinner. Weekend passes $299. Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, http://events.latimes.com/taste/.

Wednesday, July 30

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Downtown Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Boundary Birds
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Special Event. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
7:30 p.m. Buddy Holly’s short but spectacular career is told through classic songs like “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue.” Favorites from the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, who died in a plane crash alongside Buddy, will also be featured. Tickets start at $41. Runs through August 10. The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Thursday, July 31

Dana Point Coastmasters
7 a.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Thursday at the OC Sailing & Events Center with the local Coastmasters chapter. 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, www.coastmasters.org.

Los Rios Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Help clean and maintain Los Rios Park with fellow green thumbs. Meets every Thursday, except rain days and holidays, in front of the Montanez Adobe. Bring gloves, clippers and an apron. Must be 18 or older. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Art Talk: Two by Two
Noon-1 p.m. A panel of Festival of Arts artists, including Stephanie Cunningham and Betty Haight, discuss the benefits and challenges of working together. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.2787, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

5K Rockin’ Summer Runs
4:45 p.m. Orange County Parks and Into the Wild OC Trail run present their annual 5K race at Irvine Regional Park. Check-in begins at 4:45 p.m. The race kicks off at 5:45 p.m. After the race, participants will be treated to a free outdoor concert, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., as part of OC Parks’ annual summer concert series. Participants will also have free access to the OC Zoo from 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange. For more info or to register, visit www.intothewildoctrailrun.com.

Tim Johnson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Satin Blues
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Shawn Jones
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Friday, August 1

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

‘Godspell’ at Saddleback College
6 p.m. A two-night performance of a series of skits and songs inspired by the gospel according to St. Matthew, all outdoors on the lawn of Saddleback’s upper campus quad. Bring blankets and low-back lawn chairs. Seating starts at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7:30 p.m. 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo. For more info, call the box office at 949.582.4656.

George Fryer & The Catch
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Ghost The Musical
7:30 p.m. Relive the iconic moments from the Oscar-winning, love-story Ghost in this new brand of Broadway musical that follows Sam, a man trapped between two worlds who refuses to leave love Molly when he finds out she’s in grave danger. Tickets start at $25. Runs through August 10. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

First Friday Film
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library for a movie night in La Sala auditorium. $2 donation supports the library. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. www.sjcfol.org.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949. 661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

Saturday, August 2

Nature Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Explore the ecology and natural history of Southern California on this two-hour, docent-led walk through the Dana Point Headlands. Occurs the first Sunday of each month. RSVP required to 949.248.3527 or wqintern@danapoint.org. Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Dana Point Farmers Market & Craft Fair
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers, handmade crafts and much more are available at Dana Point’s downtown La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Family Film Feature
10 a.m.-noon. The San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library welcomes families to enjoy free popcorn and a movie in La Sala auditorium. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. www.sjcfol.org.

Kris Winrich (Dream Brother)
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Music Under the Stars Concert
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Johnny Cash tribute band Cash’d Out performs as part of the Mission’s popular summer concert series. Enjoy live music, dancing and a picnic in the Mission’s central courtyard. Proceeds benefit Mission preservation efforts. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.missionsjc.com.

Evening of the Mind
7 p.m. Carl Christman, a teacher, author and mentalist will guide the audience on a journey into the mind with magoc, mind reading, hypnosis and a dash of comedy. Tickets $35. The Shed Fine Art Gallery, Dana Point, 24471 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point, 949.429.5591, www.the-shed-danapoint.com.

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Music Harbor Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music from Cali Conscious aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Sunday, August 3

San Clemente Farmers Market
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bundles of flowers, fresh produce and much more every Sunday on Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

The Village Art Faire
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop and stroll along Avenida Del Mar, in the heart of historic downtown San Clemente on the first Sunday of every month, where close to 70 gifted artisans sell their hand-crafted art and fine crafts. Explore a variety of exceptional work including fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, botanicals, knits, jewelry, leather goods, metal work, organic textiles, natural body products, fused and blown glass and much more. 949.395.7008. www.villagesanclemente.org.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Historical Walking Tour
1 p.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society for a 1.5-hour tour through town, including the Los Rios Historic District, the Egan House and adobes. Meet at the train depot platform on Verdugo St. Donation $2 for adults, $1 for children. 949.493.8444, www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

Concerts in the Park
2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. San Diego’s ultimate wedding band, The Fabulous Ultratones, takes the stage at Sea Terrace Park as part of Dana Point’s summer concert series. And delivering 100 percent Southern Rock hits will be the Sam Morrison Band. Free. Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Monday, August 4

Family Storytime
11 a.m.-noon. The National Charity League Sunshine Readers lead kids through storytime at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. www.ocpl.org.

Stoli Summer Nights
4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Enjoy $5 vodka cocktails and discounted appetizers at Salt Creek Grille Sunday thru Thursday nights. Live acoustic performances each Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and half-priced wines by the bottle on Mondays. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Movie Monday: Sweet Charity
8 p.m. Watch Shirley MacLaine in one of her greatest performance as Charity Hope Valentine, a lovelorn gal dreaming of old-fashioned romance who gives her heart away to underserving man after undeserving man. Free. Bring beach chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Set-up beings at 5:30 p.m. with short-animated films leading up to the night’s feature. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Arts Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Tuesday, August 5

Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m.-noon. Stories, songs and crafts for kids 3-6 at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. www.ocpl.org.

Family Science Night: What’s the Big Deal About Plankton?
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn about one UC Irvine scientist’s exciting research into the world of zooplankton, the microscopic animals that provide vital nourishment to fish and whales. Collect and study your own samples straight from the Dana Point Harbor. Ages 4 and up. Cost is $7 per person, $25 per family. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.492.718, www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator. Occurs every Tuesday. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. 949.280.9777, 3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Ghost The Musical
7:30 p.m. Relive the iconic moments from the Oscar-winning, love-story Ghost in this new brand of Broadway musical that follows Sam, a man trapped between two worlds who refuses to leave love Molly when he finds out she’s in grave danger. Tickets start at $25. Runs through August 10. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Wednesday, August 6

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

San Juan Capistrano Chamber Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce for a networking breakfast at The Vintage Steakhouse. This month, enjoy a presentation by the West Coast Film Festival. Occurs the first Wednesday of each month. $15 for chamber members, $25 for non-members. 26701-B Verdugo St., San Juan Capistrano. www.sanjuanchamber.com.

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Downtown Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Community Sing-Along
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join the San Clemente Choral Society and artistic director Stephen Sturk. No choral singing experience necessary. Come have fun singing easy musical selections along with other folks who love to sing as much as you do. St Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente. 916.223.9047, www.sccs-arts.org.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
7:30 p.m. Buddy Holly’s short but spectacular career is told through classic songs like “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue.” Favorites from the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, who died in a plane crash alongside Buddy, will also be featured. Tickets start at $41. Runs through August 10. The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Amos Lee
8 p.m. Enjoy the laid-back vocal delivery of the Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher who draws inspiration from soul, ’70s folk and contemporary jazz. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Thursday, August 7

Dana Point Coastmasters
7 a.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Thursday at the OC Sailing & Events Center with the local Coastmasters chapter. 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, www.coastmasters.org.

Art Talk: Runway Madness
Noon-1 p.m. One week after the popular Festival of Arts runway show, participating artists will discuss their designs, inspiration and let guests get up close to their creations. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.2787, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Read to a Dog
3 p.m.-4 p.m. Kids can read to licensed therapy dogs, as studies have shown that it can improve children’s reading skills and self-confidence. Occurs every other Thursday. Sign up at the information desk at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real, or call 949.493.1752 to reserve a spot.