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Friday, June 24

Laguna 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. 28. 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/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

“Protection from Financial Scams”
11:15 a.m. Patricia Drown, PhD, Exeuctive Director of San Clemente Domestic Violence Task Force, will be discussing financial scams and how to protect yourself from financial fraud. Dorothy Visser Senior Center, 117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente.

Lil’Scallywags Summer Program
1:30-4 p.m. Registration is open for those who wish to sign their 5- and 6-year-olds for the half-day summer program. The first day of the program is June 24. Kids will be able to experience some sailing fun while staying on dry land. There will be crafts, sea stories, and more. Cost is $40, for members $25. For more information and to register, visit www.ocean-institute .org or call 949.496.2274. The Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Orange County Wine Cruise

5:30-7 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.

Movie in the Park

7 p.m. Open house. 8 p.m. Movie starts. Movie in the Park presents Minions. San Clemente Playschool Open House will showcase preschool programs and summer camps for children ages 3-5 years old. Craft and activities are included. Tierra Grande Park, 399 Camino Tierra Grande,

San Clemente, 949.361.8230, www.san-clemente.org.

Movies in the Park: ‘Pan’

8-9:30 p.m. Bring the family down to enjoy a showing of Pan. There will be snack bar items available as well as free popcorn. Proceeds benefit a local Dana Point school or non-profit organization. Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point, 949.248.3530.

Corey Leal

8 p.m. Folk, blues and rock artist Corey Leal takes the Barnoa Wine Bar. 831 Via Suerte #106, San Clemente. 949-388-4378

Billy Watson

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

Saturday, June 25

Doheny Surf Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Doheny Surf Festival returns this weekend with a celebration jam-packed with activities for the whole family. The two-day event will feature surfing (obviously), classic woody cars, surfing collectables, Polynesian dancers, food, drinks, music and more. The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association will hold a kids’ surf contest, and the Hobie Surf Team will show off their skills in an exhibition. There’s also a beer garden set up by Kona Brewery. Best of all, the event is free to attend. Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive. 949.661.1218. Photo: Courtesy
Bird Safari

8-11 a.m. Join The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo and bird expert Gary Meredith for a birding 101 event that will partially take place alongside a private road overlooking oak groves, grasslands and more. Learn to identify an array of birds while combing The Reserve for resident and migrant species. Ages 10 and up. Adults $10, children $5. The Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy, call for directions, 949.489.9778, www.rmvreserve.org.

Farmers Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

How to Raise Backyard Chickens
9:30-11 a.m. Enjoy a free class on raising backyard chickens hosted by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens and UCCE Master Gardeners of OC at Reata Park. A half hour native garden walk follows each class. RSVP to marianne@goinnative.net or 949.606.6386. Reata Park and Event Center, 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, www.goinnative.net.

Pancakes & PJ’s

10:30-11:30 a.m. Go to the Dana Point Library dressed in your pajamas and hear stories about pancakes with Ms. Kasey. Pancakes, fruit and juice will be served after. It is held in the Library Meeting Room. Walk-ins welcome, and admittance is free. 33841 Niguel Road. 949.496.5517.

Orange County Food, Wine and Music Festival

noon-7 p.m. The fourth annual Orange County Food, Wine and Music Festival will be held at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point this Saturday. A $40 ticket includes admission and unlimited drink samples from the 40 craft breweries in attendance, along with 50 varieties of wine. A $100 VIP tickets gets you the unlimited drinks and an unlimited tasting ticket for 20 local food vendors. Otherwise, admission is $10 and you can purchase drinks as you go. More information and tickets available at www.foodwineandmusicfestival.com. Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point. 33501 Niguel Road.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Telesound performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Honky Tonk Kings at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Dream Brother

8 p.m. Alt-rock and classic rock from Dream Brother at the Barnoa Wine Bar. 831 Via Suerte #106, San Clemente. 949-388-4378

Family Style

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

Sunday, June 26

Doheny Surf Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Doheny Surf Festival returns this weekend with a celebration jam-packed with activities for the whole family. The two-day event will feature surfing (obviously), classic woody cars, surfing collectables, Polynesian dancers, food, drinks, music and more. The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association will hold a kids’ surf contest, and the Hobie Surf Team will show off their skills in an exhibition. There’s also a beer garden set up by Kona Brewery. Best of all, the event is free to attend. Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive. 949.661.1218. Photo: Courtesy

Soul Food Devotional and Live music

10:30 a.m. Soul Food combines music, audio-visual pieces and readings to create an atmosphere for reflection. This week’s event features Bijan KonjKav, is a singer/guitarist. Admission is free. 3316 Avenida Del Presidente. Contact bdjeffers@hotmail.com with questions.

South Coast Quartet

4-6 p.m. South Coast Quartet, a jazz vocal group, kicks off their “Mood Swings” tour at Adele’s at the San Clemente Inn. Dinner reservations can be made by calling Adele at 949-481-1222.  Tickets for the concert are $20 each and can be purchased at www.southcoastquartet.com. 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente. 949.481.1222.

Karaoke at Goody’s

8 p.m. Karaoke every Sunday night at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400, www.goodystavern.com.

Monday, June 27

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The weeklong summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the Senior Center
1 p.m. If you are an intermediate-level player, join the San Clemente Senior Center. The game is play party/social bridge; partners change every sixth hand. People can sign up in the office or just show up. Come five to 10 minutes early to claim a seat. Monday and Thursday at the Dorothy Visser Senior Center, 117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, 949.940.5702, www.san-clemente.org.

Free Guitar Lessons
Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio, 949.388.0114, www.communityoutreachalliance.com/

Teen Time at the Library
3-4 p.m. Teens age 12-17 are welcome to participate in the library’s workshops every week. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517.

Tuesday, June 28

Half-price 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. Half price on Tuesdays but trips are available every day of the week. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Mental Health Awareness Event

2 p.m. This brief event (less than one hour) is presented by St. Joseph Medical Center. Resources for mental health in South Orange County will be discussed, and the event will help visitors see the signs of mental illness, and, perhaps most importantly, help us fight the stigma attached to mental illness. Christ Lutheran Church, 35522 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente.

Read to a Dog
2:30-3:30 p.m. This event is held for beginning young readers and will be held in the children’s area. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517.

Open Mic Night
6-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perform at The Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument and your voice; The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Wednesday, June 29

Joy of Living Bible Study

9:15-11 a.m. Women of all ages are invited to this interdenominational group that meets Wednesdays through June 1. A start-up fee of $30 is requested. Free child care is provided. The study includes worship, discussion groups, inspirational talks and monthly luncheons. Talega Life Church, 1040 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, 949.493.1980.

French Conversation Club

2-4 p.m. Every Wednesday. Look for the table with the French Flag surrounded by a group of people speaking French. No cost to join. Café Calypso, 114 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente 949.493.5228, 949.369.5482.

Free Comedy at Molly Bloom’s

9:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, free comedy at Molly Bloom’s with food and drink specials. There will be local and professional talent. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.218.0120, www.mollybloomspub.com.

Casa Coastal Tile-Glazing Workshop

7 p.m. A hands-on tile-glazing workshop for adults led by Silver Canyon Pottery. The event is part of the Casa Romantica Coastal series. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Thursday, June 30

Stretch and Strength Class Series

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano is partnering with I Heart Yoga to host the second annual Stretch and Strength Class Series, bringing yoga enthusiasts together to help in the fight against cancer. Bring a personal exercise mat and enjoy stretching, meditation and renewal in the Mission courtyard. $10 donation benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life of San Juan Capistrano. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1321, www.missionsjc.com.

Friday, July 1

Historic Bell Ringing: Feast of Saint Junipero Serra

Noon. Join Mission San Juan Capistrano for a historic bell ringing ceremony in honor of Saint Junipero Serra, founder of the Mission. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise

5:30-7 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.

Movie in the Park

7 p.m. Open house. 8 p.m. Movie starts. Movie in the Park presents Minions. San Clemente Playschool Open House will showcase preschool programs and summer camps for children ages 3-5 years old. Craft and activities are included. Tierra Grande Park, 399 Camino Tierra Grande,

San Clemente, 949.361.8230, www.san-clemente.org.

Movies in the Park: ‘Pan’

8-9:30 p.m. Bring the family down to enjoy a showing of Pan. There will be snack bar items available as well as free popcorn. Proceeds benefit a local Dana Point school or non-profit organization. Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point, 949.248.3530.
Saturday, July 2

San Juan Capistrano Carnival

Noon-10 p.m. The city’s annual carnival runs July 2-4 and includes thrill rides for teens and adults, rides for children and an array of carnival games at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, located at 25925 Camino Del Avion. For ticket pre-sale info, call 949.493.5911 or visit www.sanjuancapistrano.org.

Farmers Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Monday, July 4

Fourth of July Celebration

Noon-10:30 p.m. The city hosts its annual Fourth of July celebration at the San Juan Sports Park, located at 25925 Camino Del Avion. Festivities include live music performed by Family Style from 6-8:30 p.m., dancing, carnival rides, food to purchase and a beer and wine garden. All rides and games require purchase, with the exception of a free mechanical train ride through the sports park and old fashioned family picnic games for all ages. The evening is capped off with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets and arrive early to find the best spot to enjoy the show. Canopies are permitted in the back portion of the sports park. Admission and parking are free. For more info, call 949.493.5911 or visit www.sanjuancapistrano.org.