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Wednesday, April 23

Resident Appreciation Days
9 a.m.-5 p.m. San Juan Capistrano residents receive free admission into the Mission with a $10 purchase at the Mission Store. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Mission Garden Tours
10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Take a half-hour tour of the Mission’s grounds with the Mission Gardening Angels. Meet at the front gate. Free with admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Organ Practice at the Mission
2 p.m. Stop by and listen to Christine Dow, the lead organ player at Mission Basilica, who will be practicing at the Serra Chapel every Wednesday. Free with admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Karaoke with Les and Joel
7 p.m. Every Wednesday at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Rabbi Blue
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

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

Thursday, April 24

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. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

SC Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Sunsets at the Pier, Price is $15, to cover the cost of lunch. 610 Avenida Victoria. San Clemente. www.scchamber.com.

Taryn Donath
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System
7 p.m. Learn from a NASA scientist how the exploration of Earth’s oceans are helping us to understand potential habitability of other planets and moons. Free for members, $15 for non-members. Registration and pre-payment required. Call or email rsvp@explorocean.org to register. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ExplorOcean, 600 East Bay Ave., Newport Beach, 949.675.8915, www.explorocean.org.

Overcoming ADHD
7 p.m. Free lecture on causes and treatments for ADHD from a neurology and nutritional perspective, hosted by chiropractor Burton Wagner. 30320 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.616.5470.

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

Doo Wah Riders
7:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Friday, April 25

Steven Kent Winery Tasting
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wine tasting. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar. 949-429-7067. www.scwinecompany.com.

Dana Point Symphony
7:30 p.m. The symphony orchestra presents Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors and members of the military. St. Edward’s Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, www.danapointsymphony.com.

Dustin Franks & The Traders
7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Lord of the Strings Concert: Doyle Dykes
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Music by the American country acoustic guitarist, Doyle Dykes, a Grand Ole Opry star, as part of the ongoing music series at the Dana Point Community House. Tickets $40. 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point, 949.842.2227, www.lordofthestringsconcerts.com.

RAIN Plays The Beatles
7:30 p.m. Direct from Broadway, RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live, including songs so complex the legends themselves never performed for an audience. Tickets start at $30. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Nate Hancock
8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, www.windandsearestaurants.com.

Stepping Out
8 p.m. Opening night performance at the Camino Real Playhouse of a comedy about working-class amateurs trying to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent New York dance studio. Shows through May 11. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Yoshiki Opens International Tour
8 p.m. International rock icon Yoshiki opens his international tour at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The founder of Japan’s biggest rock band, X Japan, Yoshiki is also a world-renowned, classically-trained musician, who worked with the legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin on his latest album. Tickets start at $39. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Hollywood Hillbillies
8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Saturday, April 26

Butterfly Walk
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Learn to identify common butterflies with members of the North American Butterfly Association at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy. Space is limited. RSVP online by April 25. $10 adults, $5 kids, free for supporters. Call for directions, 949.923.2210, 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.

Kelp Fest
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join in the fun at Laguna Beach’s Main Beach to celebrate the healthy return of kelp forests off the coast. Enjoy live music, games, education exhibits and more to learn more about this critical-Southern California habitat. 107 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, www.kelpfest.org.

Replace Your Lawn Workshop
9:30 a.m. The last of three workshops at Tree of Life Nursery focuses on creating a cottage garden with native plants. 33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.728.0685, www.californianativeplants.com.

Ark of San Juan Rescued Pet Adoptions
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dogs and puppies available for adoption at Petco in the Vons plaza, 32391 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Cats available from noon to 4 p.m. at PetSmart in the Costco plaza, 33963 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano. 949.388.0034, www.arkofsanjuan.org.

Earth Day Go Green and Blue
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join the Ocean Institute to spread awareness and appreciation for Mother Nature. Create eco-friendly crafts and learn the importance of protecting natural habitats through hands-on activities. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.com.

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest
Noon to 5 p.m. Presented by Left Coast Brewing Co. 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente. VIP admission noon to 1 p.m.

Orchard Design
1 p.m. Start the backyard orchard of your dreams. Understand the tools, techniques and basic strategies for designing a productive orchard. Tickets are $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Tickets available online. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

Family Art Day
Noon-5 p.m. Browse the “Bears About Town” collection of life-sized bear replicas before they move on to their new homes. Also enjoy free face painting and live music, all at the Kaleidoscope. 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, www.gokaleidoscope.com.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m. Flock of 80’s performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Shotgun Wedding at 8:30 p.m.. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Lewis Lustman
6 p.m.-9 p.m. The San Clemente guitarist/singer plays hits from the ’20s through today at Antoine’s Cafe every Saturday. 218 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1763. www.antoinescafe.com.

Lord of the Strings Concert: Doyle Dykes
7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Grand Ole Opry start performs at the Mission Viejo Civic Center. Tickets $40. 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, 949.842.2227, www.lordofthestringsconcerts.com.

Nate Hancock
8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, www.windandsearestaurants.com.

Sunday, April 27

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. Tour at the Mission in honor of Father Junipero Serra, who was born 300 years ago this year. Offered Sundays. Admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Road Kill Kings
1:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Charity Concert
3:30 p.m. The San Clemente Community Handbell Choir, the handbell choir of St. Andrews by the Sea Methodist, Jubilee Bells of Our Savior’s Church and Blissful Bell of Our Savior’s Lutheran School perform a benefit concert for Family Assistance Ministries. The concert is free but all donations will go to FAM. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 200 Avenida San Pablo, San Clemente. www.schandbell.org.

Monday, April 28

Saddleback Student Art Exhibition
Noon. The Saddleback College Art Gallery presents its Juried Student Art Exhibition. Event features student work and runs through Thursday, May 15. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8:00 p.m. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo.

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

Tuesday, April 29

$2 Tuesday
Tacos, domestic drafts and shot specials for $2 at The Swallow’s Inn. Phil Vandermost performs on stage. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

STEMulating Science
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens presents fun and educational programs for kids 5-12, Tuesdays through June 3. Activities focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Admission $5. Call to register. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Cooking Class: Easter Dinner
6:30 p.m. Featuring stuffed leg of lamb with goat cheese sun-dried tomatoes and basil. $50 per person. Antoine’s Café, 218 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.492.1763. www.antoinescafe.com.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator in a fun learning environment. Occurs every Tuesday. For more info, email 1707@toastmastersclubs.org or contact Marshall at 949.441.6179. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

Wednesday, April 30

Karaoke with Les and Joel
7 p.m. Every Wednesday at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Thursday, May 1

We Did it For You!
7 p.m. Musical theatre event chronicling women’s journey through history. Presented by the American Association of University Women San Clemente-Capistrano Bay Branch. Tickets $15. San Clemente Presbyterian Church, 119 Avenida De La Estrella. 949.498.8154. www.aauw-sccb.com.

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. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Sunset Networking Mixer
5:30 p.m. event hosted hosted by San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Themed mixer “Cinco de Mayo.” Those attending wearing Cinco de Mayo style apparel will be judged for best overall outfit, winner receives a gift from the host. Discounted member rate $10 and prospective member rate is $20. 660 Camino de los Mares, San Clemente. 949.492.1131. www.scchamber.com.

Friday, May 2

SC Chamber Golf Tournament
11 a.m. Tournament highlights include shotgun start, scramble, yellow ball, putting contest, $5,000 hole-in-one, longest drive, closest-to-the-pin, straightest drive, raffle prizes and more. Individual player fee is $150, foursome $600. Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club, 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente. 949.492.1131. www.scchamber.com.

Saturday, May 3

Dana Point Farmers Market and Craft Fair
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Seasonal produce, crafted goods, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Kids Free Ceramics Fun Day
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Artists ages 5-15 are invited to enjoy a free day to work on a creative art project and preview upcoming Summer Art Camps and Teen Clay Workshops. Call for a reservation. Jennifer Joyce Ceramic Arts, 131 Avenida Navarro, San Clemente, 949.940.8113, www.sandysartstudio.com, www.jenniferjoyce.com.

Kentucky Derby Fund-Racer
Noon-3 p.m. Join the Doheny Village Business Owners Alliance in supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley at this Kentucky Derby fundraising event. Special Derby-inspired snacks and drinks will accompany the 140th “Running for the Roses,” raffles and a best-hat contest. The Surfin’ Cowboy, 34325 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach, 949.272.5957, www.thesurfincowboy.com.

Kids Free Fun Day
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fun Day with Sandy Reid and the Artist Studios of San Clemente. Artists ages 5-15 are welcome to come and enjoy a free day to work on a creative art project and preview upcoming summer art camps and teen clay workshops. 131 Avenida Navarro, San Clemente. 949.940.8113. www.sandysartstudio.com and www.jenniferjoyce.com.

Lewis Lustman
6 p.m.-9 p.m. The San Clemente guitarist/singer plays hits from the ’20s through today at Antoine’s Cafe every Saturday. 218 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1763. www.antoinescafe.com.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
7:30 p.m. A touching comedy about a retired woman who hires an acerbic dance instructor for one lesson every six weeks opens at the Laguna Beach Playhouse. Starring Leslie Caron and David Engel. Runs through Sunday, June 8. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Sunday, May 4

Marine Mammal Cruise
10 a.m. Get onboard the Ocean Institute’s 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer to view fish, sea lions, dolphins and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Butterfly House Opening and Spring Faire
10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Environmental Nature Center celebrates its ninth annual springtime event. View a children’s art show, enjoy food from local restaurants and visit Orange County’s only butterfly house. Face painting, live musical performances and storytelling will also be featured. Admission is free but the purchase of a reusable ENC canvas bag for $5 becomes your “ticket” to arts and crafts participation. Native plants that attract birds and butterflies will be available for purchase. Don’t miss live presentations by OC Bird of Prey Center and real wolves from Wolf Totem Ambassadors. 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, 949.645.8489, www.encenter.org.

Rancho Days Fiesta
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore what life was like in mid-19th century California through music, dance, crafts, food and reenactment performances at Heritage Hill Historical Park. Food and refreshments available for purchase. $4 for adults, $3 for children. 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 949.923.2230, www.ocparks.com/heritagehill.

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. Tour at the Mission in honor of Father Junipero Serra, who was born 300 years ago this year. Offered Sundays. Admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Tuesday, May 6

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

STEMulating Science
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens presents fun and educational programs for kids 5-12, Tuesdays through June 3. Activities focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Admission $5. Call to register. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator in a fun learning environment. Occurs every Tuesday. For more info, email 1707@toastmastersclubs.org or contact Marshall at 949.441.6179. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

Thursday, May 8

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. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Aperitivo Evening and Bocce Ball Tournament
5 p.m. Celebrate all things Italian at Marbella Country Club. San Juan Capistrano Mayor Sam Allevato will judge a bocce ball tournament from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $30. Cash bar available until closing. For more info, call 949.248.3700 or email Vicky Carabini, the city’s ambassador to San Juan’s sister city, Capestrano, Italy, at vcarabini@cox.net.

Casa Through the Years
7 p.m. Key members of the community and the San Clemente Historical Society present a panel discussion on the history of Casa Romantica. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Purchase tickets online. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Friday, May 9

SC Chamber Ribbon Cutting—Massage Alma
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Event will include complimentary chair massages. Refreshments will be served. 111 Avenida Palizada, 15B. 949.391.3521. www.massage-alma.massagetherapy.com.

Gem Faire
Noon-6 p.m. Around 200 exhibitors from around the world will display fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, minerals and more at the OC Fair & Event Center. Also includes jewelry repair, classes and demos. Shows through May 11. Weekend admission $7. For more info including weekend hours, visit www.gemfaire.com. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 503.252.8300.

Ark of San Juan Rescued Pet Adoptions
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dogs and puppies available for adoption at Petco in the Vons plaza, 32391 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Cats available from noon to 4 p.m. at PetSmart in the Costco plaza, 33963 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano. 949.388.0034, www.arkofsanjuan.org.

Saturday, May 10

Teacher Appreciation Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission for teachers, every second Saturday of the month. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Marine Mammal Cruise
10 a.m. Get onboard the Ocean Institute’s 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer to view fish, sea lions, dolphins and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Garden and Cottage Tour
10 a.m.-2 p.m. A garden and cottage tour through the Los Rios Historic District, hosted by the Ark of San Juan. Includes refreshments and coupons for local businesses and restaurants. Tickets $20. To purchase, call 949.489.7611 or email arkofsanjuan@cox.net.

Second Stage Stand-Up
7:30 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse hosts a lineup of four comedians on the second Saturday of each month. Admission $15. To purchase, call 949.489.8082 or visit www.comedyintheoc.com. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Sunday, May 11

Mother’s Day Cruise
10 a.m. Dana Wharf Sportfishing &Whale Watching hosts a special two-hour cruise celebrating moms. Cruise aboard the OCean Adventures catamaran and enjoy champagne, fresh fruit, juices and pastries while viewing the sights and sounds of the Pacific. $45 for adults, $30 for children. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch Sail
10 a.m.-1p.m. Enjoy a brunch sail onboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point. Help raise the sails and steer the ship while enjoying Mother Nature’s sights. Brunch provided. $55 adult and $30 child. Ages 4 and up. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. Tour at the Mission in honor of Father Junipero Serra, who was born 300 years ago this year. Offered Sundays. Admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Buffet International Cuisine
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Enjoy an international cuisine at our ocean view this Mother’s Day. Indoor and outdoor seating available with live entertainment and a special rose for every mom. Adults: $99, Children 6-12: $40. Laguna Cliffs Marriott, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. 949.487.7516. www.lagunacliffs.com.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Sail
2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Set sail aboard the Ocean Institute’s tall ship Spirit of Dana Point to celebrate mom. Light refreshments included. $38.50 for adults, $21.50 for children ages 4 and up. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.