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Thursday, July 23

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.

Art-A-Fair
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 30. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military $4.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

Mission Readers Book Discussion Group
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join other readers the fourth Thursday of each month for a lively and informal book discussion. Copies of the book will be available to checkout following the meeting. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

Open Artist Studio
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a creative workspace alongside a community of artists. Free. Ages 16 and up. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Read to a Dog
3 p.m.-4 p.m. Kids can read to licensed therapy dogs every other Thursday. Studies have shown that reading to therapy dogs can improve children’s reading skills and self-confidence. 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, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

Festival of Arts: Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. On Thursday nights, indulge your senses at the “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series at Festival of Arts, a juried fine art show featuring the work of 140 award-winning artists. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines selected to complement and enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates while enjoying music performed by Los Angeles-based jazz, Brazilian and salsa vocalist Carol Bach y Rita. Concerts are free. Wine and chocolate pairings (21 and over) are $15 in addition to Festival of Arts admission. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.3378, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

San Clemente Beach Concert
6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Enjoy 60s soul and Motown music performed by Stone Soul just north of the San Clemente Pier. The program is free and features music suitable for the whole family. Fisherman’s Restaurant sponsors a barbecue dinner served at the beach front for $8 per person. Arrive early for blanket space and parking. For more information, call 949.361.8264 or visit www.san-clemente.org.

Brandon Wildfish
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille each Thursday with Brandon Wildfish. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Marc “Selly” Seligson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Kalama Brothers
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

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

Gone Country
8 p.m.-midnight. Country music and dancing every Thursday at the Point Restaurant. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. 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.

Friday, July 24

South County Senior Summit
9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Orange County Supervisor Lisa A. Bartlett and State Senator Patricia Bates host a discussion about “The State of Aging in Orange County.” Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Laguna Woods Village, Clubhouse #3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, 714.480.6450, www.bates.cssrc.us.

Art-A-Fair
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 30. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military $4.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf luxury catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday and Sunday. See more events online. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603, www.danawharf.com.

George Fryer & The Clatch
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

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

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.

Bruce Cockburn
8 p.m. Pop artist Bruce Cockburn performs live at The Coach House. Tickets are $27.50. Doors open at 6 p.m. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com.com.

Shotgun Wedding
8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Last Call Crush
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Live Music at Brio Tuscany Grille, 24050 Camino Del Avion, Dana Point, 949.443.1476, www.briorestaurant.com.

DJ and Dancing
9:30 p.m. Dance the night away as the DJ spins the tunes every Friday and Saturday night. The Point Restaurant, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. 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.

Saturday, July 25

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.

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.

Art-A-Fair
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 30. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military $4.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

Architectural Walking Tour
10 a.m. A guided tour of San Juan Capistrano’s historic adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and modern buildings. Occurs every Saturday. Meet at the train depot on Verdugo Street. $5 donation benefits the SJC Friends of the Library. For more information, call 949.489.0736 or visit www.sjcfol.org.

Zuri Pet Spa & Resort Second Annual Fundraiser
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Zuri Pet Spa & Resort in raising money to help purchase a much needed pet adoption trailer for the Riverside animal shelter. The event includes a silent auction, music, games and pet adoptions. All grooming proceeds from the day will go to the fundraiser. Old and new dog beds and blanket donations are welcome. 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, 949.429.7222, www.thezuripetspa.com.

Ellis Hall Plays Ray, Motown & Beyond
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The Festival of Arts’ Concerts on the Green series continues with Ellis Hall playing Ray, Motown & Beyond. Free with price of festival admission. Reserved seating $25. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.3378, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m. Flock of 80’s performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Rob Stanley Band at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Larry Gordon and Floyd Smith Book Signing
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Larry Gordon and Floyd Smith make a rare appearance to promote their book One Long Ride. Larry won’t be signing anything on the day of the event; however, if you’d like a copy of the book signed by Larry, we are taking advance orders. Floyd Smith will be signing books in person. The event is free for SHACC members and $5 for non-members. 110 Calle Iglesia, 949.388.0313, www.surfingheritage.org.

Matt Stephens & Shades of J
3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. Matt Stephens plays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Shades of J follows from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Music Under the Stars
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Derek Bordeaux Group: Motown, Soul and R&B…The Right Way, performs as part of Mission San Juan Capistrano’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. Tables are sold out; lawn seating is still available. Future shows are set for Aug. 8, Aug. 22 and Sept. 5. These events sell out quickly—be sure to get tickets in advance. 26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1317, www.missionsjc.com.

Comedy Show
7 p.m. Comedians Lowell Sanders—a national comedy club headliner currently touring with Tim Allen—and host/opener Joey Bielaska—will present a comedy show with Aventura Sailing Association to benefit Olive Crest for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Meet and greet starts at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include two (house) drinks. Appetizers will be available for purchase. Aventura Sailing Association, Dana Point Harbor, 24707 Dana Drive, 949.493.9493, www.aventurasailing.com.

Campfire Program
7 p.m.-8 p.m. Every Saturday night, join OC Parks for a campfire program that may include a presentation, wilderness safety, games and activities for children, a live animal demonstration and a chance to visit the Nature Center. Topics may vary weekly. All ages are welcome. Admission is free, parking is $5 per vehicle. Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.923.2210, www.ocparks.com/caspers.

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

Bunch of Guys
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.

Kathleen Madigan
8 p.m. Stand-up comedian Kathleen Madigan performs live at The Coach House. Tickets are $28. Doors open at 6 p.m. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com.com.

Harbor Music Cruise: Telesound
8 p.m. Enjoy live music aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the Dana Point Harbor and watching the sunset. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday through Oct. 17. Must be 21 or over, with proper ID. $19. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Powder and Poof!
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. Adele’s at San Clemente Inn, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.481.1222, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

RockBella
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Live Music at Brio Tuscany Grille, 24050 Camino Del Avion, Dana Point, 949.443.1476, www.briorestaurant.com.

DJ and Dancing
9:30 p.m. Dance the night away as the DJ spins the tunes every Friday and Saturday night. The Point Restaurant, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. 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.

Sunday, July 26

Beach Church
8 a.m. Visit Christ Lutheran’s Beach Church on the sand in San Clemente North Beach near the Metrolink station. Worship and fellowship for all ages—with the ocean, dolphins and an occasional train as a backdrop. Call 949.496.2621 or visit www.clcsanclemente.org for more information.

Caspers Nature Hike
8 a.m.-9 a.m. Join OC Park rangers every Sunday morning for an easy 1-mile hike on the nature trail, which takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Admission is free, parking is $5 per vehicle. Participants should meet at the Old Corral day use area and wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes. Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended. Rain will cancel the hike. Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.923.2210, 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.

Art-A-Fair: Locals Night
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 30. Residents of Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and other south Orange County cities receive free admission after 5 p.m. with ID. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military $4.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. In honor of Father Serra’s 300th birthday celebration, tour the Serra Chapel, the oldest operating church in California. Tours are every Sunday. Admission $2-$3. Price is in addition to museum admission for non-members. 26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1320, www.missionsjc.com/activities/holiday-crafts.php.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-4 p.m & 5 p.m. to close. 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.

Rob Stanley Band
1:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Dana Point Summer Concert Series
2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy music performed by The Petty Breakers, a Tom Petty tribute band, and Turn the Page, a Bob Seger tribute band, at the city’s annual summer concert series. The two groups take the stage at Lantern Bay Park. Admission is free. 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Behind-the-Scenes Stable Tour
3 p.m.-5 p.m. In honor of National Parents Day, two San Juan Capistrano stables and the Laguna Beach Horse Lovers will be holding a free, family-friendly, behind-the-scenes stable tour in San Juan Capistrano. The event will include a greeting by equines, a view of classical horse training, a demonstration by a top trainer and a performance by young members of the Bridges Pony Club. Admission and parking are free. Call in advance as space is limited. To RSVP, call 949.497.8915 or email lori@lagunabeachhorselovers.com. Visit www.lagunabeachhorselovers.com for more information.

Papermoon Gypsys
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Live music every Sunday at the Point Restaurant. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf luxury catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday and Sunday. See more events online. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603, www.danawharf.com.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. 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.