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Wednesday, September 17

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.

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 SJC 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.

San Juan Summer Nites Concert Series
6 p.m.-8 p.m. The final show of the popular summer concert series featuring Steely Dan tribute band, Steely Jam. Also includes food, beer and wine, local businesses with information and product tables and fun activities for kids. Free to attend. Historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real. For more info, visit www.sanjuancapistrano.org or call 949.493.5911.

Matt Pagano
6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Karaoke with Les & Joel
7 p.m. Show off your voice on karaoke night at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Brian Young & the Blues Station
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Rod Frias
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.

Chuck Ragan
8 p.m. Chuck Ragan, solo artist and front man for the iconic punk band Hot Water Music, performs at The Coach House. Doors open at 6 p.m. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. For tickets or dinner reservations, visit www.thecoachhouse.com or call 949.496.8930.

Thursday, September 18

Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteers meet every Thursday in front of the Montanez Adobe at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano to help maintain the garden and more. Bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes. 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

5th Annual Wine Tasting
5 p.m.-8 p.m. The Women’s Council of Realtors Orange County hosts its fifth annual Wine Tasting event at El Adobe De Capistrano. Includes five wines and a buffet dinner. Admission is $35 per person. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Business casual attire required. 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. To RSVP, visit www.wcrsoc.org.

Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to happy hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for this monthly cocktail party. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.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.

Brandon Wildish
6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Live Music at The Swallow’s Inn
7:30 p.m. Lee Roy & The Bad, Bad Browns perform live at The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Mercedes Moore & Taryn Donath
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, September 19

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.

Lunch with the League of Women Voters
Noon. Dr. Jose Moreno, president of Los Amigos of Orange County, will discuss national immigration reform and Orange County’s immigrant problems during a luncheon hosted by the League of Women Voters. Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, 15363 Culver Dr., Irvine. To RSVP, call 208.284.9167 or email barbj@sbcglobal.net.

Aromatherapy Yoga
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Elevate all your senses at this gentle yoga class featuring essential oils for cancer prevention. Donation based. Funds donated will be given to the Cancer Research Center. Sun Salute Yoga, 24582 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point, (949) 371-6097.

Music Under the Stars at Kaleidoscope
6 p.m.-8 p.m. 16-year-old Carter Hodges performs a mix of original pop songs at Kaleidoscope, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.gokaleidoscope.com.

George Fryer & The Clatch
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.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

The Bayou Brothers
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s with special guest artist from the UK, Mama Tokus. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com

Quilters: A Musical
8 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

The California Rangers
8:30 p.m. The California Rangers performs on stage at The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Sea Cure
8:30 p.m. Live music at Talega wine bar. Barnoa, 831 Via Suerta, San Clemente, 949.388.4378, www.barnoawinebar.com.

Saturday, September 20

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.

Marketing Without Money, for Artists
9 a.m.-noon. Learn how to market your art with little or no budget. $10 admission includes a free copy of Tom Patty’s Marketing Without Money. Fifty percent of the profits will go to support Dana Point Coastal Arts. Register at www.endlessdreamspublishing.com/events.html. Event is limited to 100 guests. Dana Point Women’s Club Community House, 24642 San Juan Street, Dana Point.

Native Plant Container Workshop
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Create a beautiful arrangement of native plants in a decorative ceramic container at Tree of Life Nursery. Registration and price for container, soil and plants cost $30. 33201 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. To RSVP or for more info, call 949.728.0685 or visit www.californianativeplants.com.

Live Music at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m. Family Style performs on stage, followed by Dawson’s Gang at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Saturday Movies in the Park
Dusk. The San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition invites families to enjoy the film The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 La Pata Rd., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.234.1696 or visit www.sjcec.org.

Shades of J
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 Saturday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Star Party
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Join amateur astronomers on a guided tour of the summer constellations at Caspers Wilderness Park. Cost is free, $5 parking. Held only on evenings with clear skies. 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.923.2210 or visit www.ocparks.com/caspers.

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.

Blue Largo
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.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Quilters: A Musical
8 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Drag Factory Show
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Female impersonator show. Dinner Reservations recommended starting at 6 p.m. for best seating. Show reservations can be made by calling in advance at 949.481.1222, www.adelesanclementeinn.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.

Coastal Cleanup Day
8 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are needed for the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day events taking place at the Dana Point Harbor. Participants have a choice of three areas in which to help. The bi-annual underwater cleanup is seeking certified divers to scour the harbor floor for debris. Volunteers are needed on foot for the cigarette butt roundup. And, new this year, on-the-water cleanup participants are being sought to remove floating debris from aboard kayaks and dinghies. For more information and to volunteer, call 949.493.6222 for the underwater cleanup, 949.463.7970 for the on-the-water cleanup and 949.499.4499 for the cigarette butt roundup.

Campfire Program
8 p.m.-9 p.m. Every Saturday night, visit the Nature Center at Caspers Wilderness Park for a special presentation appropriate for all ages. Cost is free, parking $5. 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.923.2210 or visit www.ocparks.com/caspers.

Sunday, September 21

Nature Hike
8 a.m.-9 a.m. Join the park rangers at Caspers Wilderness Park for an easy one-mile hike on the nature trail. Wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes. Sunscreen, water and insect repellant recommended. Meet at the Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel the hike. Cost is free, $5 parking. For more info, call 949.923.2210 or visit www.ocparks.com/caspers.

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.

Historical Walking Tour
1 p.m. Take a docent-led, 1.5-hour tour of San Juan Capistrano with the Historical Society. Visit adobes built in the 1790s and take a stroll down Los Rios Street. Meet at the train depot platform. $2 donation for adults, $1 for children. For more info, call 949.493.8444 or visit www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

Quilters: A Musical
2 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Arias in the Afternoon
4 p.m. Afternoon of opera arias sung by sopranos Hannah Waldman and Heather Athan-Pechous. $15 suggested donation, St. Clement’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 202 Avenida Aragon, San
Clemente.

March for Peace & Unity
8 a.m. The march is a grassroots effort to encourage people locally to stand up for peace and unity as part of the worldwide observance of World Peace Day. Meet at Strand Vista Park in Dana Point and walk to Laguna Beach. The event is free and open to everyone. Walkers are invited to bring musical instruments and signs or banners promoting peace. Participants may choose to walk the strand only or all the way and then attend a lecture by author and peace activist Miko Peled at 2 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church Laguna, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach. For more information on the lecture, visit www.ncclaguna.org. More information about the march can be found on Facebook by searching “Global March for Peace & Unity Dana Point” or call Karla and Manuel at 949.836.8259.

Monday, September 22

Help with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger
10:45 a.m. Recovery International provides help with gaining control over distressing emotions and tools to improve coping skills. Meetings held every Monday. Donation requested but not required. El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, 949.380.0809, www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.

Country Dancin’ with Patrick and Friends
6:30 p.m. Live music, steak night and happy hour prices at The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Tuesday, September 23

$2 Tuesdays at The Swallow’s
Enjoy $2 tacos and drink specials. DJ Paul performs on stage. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

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. Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers at the 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, 949.492.7181, 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.

Wednesday, September 24

Bilingual Storytime
11:30 a.m. Stories and rhymes in English and Spanish. All ages are welcome. San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. 949.493.1752. www.ocpl.org.

Downtown SJC 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.

Matt Pagano
6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Dana Point Historical Society Meeting
7 p.m. In observance of the 25th anniversary of city incorporation, the Dana Point Historical Society’s monthly meeting will include a talk by graphic artist Rick Morgan on designing the city’s official seal. Dana Point City Hall Council Chambers, 33282 Golden Lantern. www.danapointhistorical.org.

Karaoke with Les & Joel
7 p.m. Show off your voice on karaoke night at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Kris Winrich
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.

Thursday, September 25

Mission Readers Book Discussion Group
10:30 a.m. Join other readers for a lively book discussion. Copies of the book will be available to checkout after the meeting. Occurs the fourth Thursday of the month. San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. 949.493.1752. www.ocpl.org.

Education: Where Are We?
6:30 p.m. The Capistrano League of Woman Voters and Women For Orange County are hosting a forum to discuss issues in public education, including Common Core, charter schools and the role of school boards. Guest speakers will include Capistrano Unified staff and Trustee Lynn Hatton. Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View, Irvine. For more info, visit www.lwvcba.org or www.womenfororangecounty.org.

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.

Brandon Wildish
6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Lightning Train
7:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Black Cat Bone
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.

Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteers meet every Thursday in front of the Montanez Adobe at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano to help maintain the garden and more. Bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes. 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Friday, September 26

Aromatherapy Yoga
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Elevate all your senses at this gentle yoga class featuring essential oils for cancer prevention. Donation based. Funds donated will be given to the Cancer Research Center. Sun Salute Yoga, 24582 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point, (949) 371-6097.

Poul Pedersen
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.

Whitney Shay and the Juju Casters
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.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Quilters: A Musical
8 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Swing Shift
7:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Saturday, September 27

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.

Gardening to Attract Monarch Butterflies
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Susie Vanderlip, a monarch butterfly citizen scientist assisting in Monarch Health Initiative research, will talk about what plants best attract the beautiful insects. Tree of Life Nursery, 33201 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.728.0685 or visit www.californianativeplants.com.

Modjeska House Tour
10 a.m.-noon. Docent-led tour of the historic house and grounds of famed Shakespearean actress Madame Helena Modjeska. $5 per person. Reservations required. Directions provided with reservations. To RSVP, call 949.923.2230.

The Ark of San Juan Rescued Pet Adoptions
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dogs and puppies at PetsPlus, 32022 Camino Capistrano. Noon-4 p.m. Cats at PetSmart. 33963 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.388.0034, www.arkofsanjuan.org.

Solar Workshop
11 a.m.-noon. An informational workshop on solar technology, federal tax credits, incentives, case studies, how to pick a solar contractor and the Orange County Solar Program at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion. Includes lunch. To RSVP, call 1.800.SULLIVAN or visit www.ocsolarprogram.com.

Saturday Movies in the Park
Dusk. The San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition invites families to enjoy the film Secretariat at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 La Pata Rd., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.234.1696 or visit www.sjcec.org.

Bluegrass Afternoon
4 p.m. Laguna Beach Live! presents an evening of bluegrass at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Solo mandolinist Evan Marshall performs at 4 p.m., followed by the Barefoot Movement, award winners at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Ranch will be serving barbecue. Advance concert tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. The price goes up $5 at the door. Advance dinner is $20 per person or $22 at the door. Reserved table seating costs $80 and includes the concert, food and a donation to outreach programs. 31106 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. To purchase tickets, visit www.lagunabeachlive.org or call 800.595.4849.

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 Saturday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

The Cholulas
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.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Quilters: A Musical
8 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Music Harbor Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music from Bunch of Guys 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.

Campfire Program
8 p.m.-9 p.m. Every Saturday night, visit the Nature Center at Caspers Wilderness Park for a special presentation appropriate for all ages. Cost is free, parking $5. 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.923.2210 or visit www.ocparks.com/caspers.

Drag Factory Show
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Female impersonator show. Dinner Reservations recommended starting at 6 p.m. for best seating. Show reservations can be made by calling in advance at 949.481.1222, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Sunday, September 28

Nature Hike
8 a.m.-9 a.m. Join the park rangers at Caspers Wilderness Park for an easy one-mile hike on the nature trail. Wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes. Sunscreen, water and insect repellant recommended. Meet at the Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel the hike. Cost is free, $5 parking. For more info, call 949.923.2210 or visit www.ocparks.com/caspers.

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.

Historical Walking Tour
1 p.m. Take a docent-led, 1.5-hour tour of San Juan Capistrano with the Historical Society. Visit adobes built in the 1790s and take a stroll down Los Rios Street. Meet at the train depot platform. $2 donation for adults, $1 for children. For more info, call 949.493.8444 or visit www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

Island FantaSea Luau
4 p.m.-8 p.m. The Sand Dollar Guild hosts an island-style party at the Ocean Institute with music, food, libations, opportunity drawings, a silent auction and dance and limbo contests. Proceeds benefit the Ocean Institute. Tickets are $65 per person. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 949.496.2274 ext. 412.

Quilters: A Musical
2 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Monday, September 29

Help with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger
10:45 a.m. Recovery International provides help with gaining control over distressing emotions and tools to improve coping skills. Meetings held every Monday. Donation requested but not required. El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, 949.380.0809, www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.

Country Dancin’ with Patrick and Friends
6:30 p.m. Live music, steak night and happy hour prices at The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Bicycles and Jazz at Saddleback
7:30 p.m. As part of his 1,800-mile Acoustic Bicycle Tour, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum will perform a jazz duet with bassist Mark Dresser in the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College. Bynum is nearing the end of his five-week bicycle journey down the West Coast. General admission $10, $7 for students and seniors. 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo. To purchase tickets or for more info, call 949.582.4656 or visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Tuesday, September 30

$2 Tuesdays at The Swallow’s
Enjoy $2 tacos and drink specials. Shades of J performs on stage. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

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. Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers at the 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, 949.492.7181, 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.

Wednesday, October 1

Downtown SJC 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.

Thursday, October 2

Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteers meet every Thursday in front of the Montanez Adobe at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano to help maintain the garden and more. Bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes. 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Friday, October 3

Aromatherapy Yoga
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Elevate all your senses at this gentle yoga class featuring essential oils for cancer prevention. Donation based. Funds donated will be given to the Cancer Research Center. Sun Salute Yoga, 24582 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point, (949) 371-6097.

Quilters: A Musical
8 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.