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Thursday, March 19

Professor Mack’s Last Train: A World Premier Melodrama
8 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to “cheer” for the heroes and “boo” the villains while hurling foam rocks in the Camino Real Playhouse’s annual family-friendly Old West melodrama. Based loosely on old San Juan history, you’ll learn lots of fun facts. Performances run through March 21 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org/.

St. Joseph’s Day and The Return of the Swallows Celebration
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Mission San Juan Capistrano in celebrating St. Joseph’s Day with live music, performances and activities. Admission is free for mission members, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children ages 4-11. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Garden Angels
9:30 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.

Tween Scene at DP Library
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Hands-on experiments and activities for kids ages 9-12. Meet in the Community Room to build your own parachute and make snow. No pre-registration needed. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

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.

Dustin Franks & The Traders
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.

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

Friday, March 20

Professor Mack’s Last Train: A World Premier Melodrama
8 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to “cheer” for the heroes and “boo” the villains while hurling foam rocks in the Camino Real Playhouse’s annual family-friendly Old West melodrama. Based loosely on old San Juan history, you’ll learn lots of fun facts. Performances run through March 21 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org/.

Hoos’gow Day
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hoos’Gow Day is an annual tradition that brings a taste of the Wild West back to downtown San Juan Capistrano. The “sheriff” and the “deputies” of the Fiesta Association are dressed in their traditional black and white western garb while they roam the town in search of city slickers. If you’re not wearing western clothing, the deputies just might “arrest” you and throw you in the Hoos’gow, leaving you no choice but to make “bail” by purchasing a Fiesta Association souvenir. For more information call 949.493.1976 or visit www.swallowsparade.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.

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.

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.

Rico Brown
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

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.

Chris Anderson Group
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.

Acrylic and Oil Painting with Joe Severson
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Three-week acrylic painting workshop for beginners to intermediate-level painters from March 13 to April 3 at San Clemente Art Supply & Custom Framing. Cost is $95. Students are required to bring their own materials. 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Saturday, March 21

Professor Mack’s Last Train: A World Premier Melodrama
8 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to “cheer” for the heroes and “boo” the villains while hurling foam rocks in the Camino Real Playhouse’s annual family-friendly Old West melodrama. Based loosely on old San Juan history, you’ll learn lots of fun facts. Performances run through March 21 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org/.

Annual Pancake Breakfast
6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The Woman’s Club of San Juan Capistrano and the San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club will serve a pancake breakfast at the Woman’s Club, including pancakes, ham and scrambled eggs. Guests are encouraged to donate $8, or $4 for kids under 10. 31442 El Horno Street, 949.276.7688, www.womansclubofsanjuancapistrano.com.

57th Annual Swallows Day Parade
8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Fiesta Association’s 57th Swallows Day Parade begins at 11 a.m., and the Mercado Street Faire will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebrates the legend of the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. The Swallows Day Parade is one of the nation’s largest non-motorized parades and takes place throughout downtown San Juan. For more information call 949.493.1976 or visit www.swallowsparade.com.

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.

Smart Gardening 101: What’s Bugging Your Plants?
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join speaker Greg Stevenson and learn about a variety of garden bugs and how to grow a successful, climate-appropriate garden. This class is presented by the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County and hosted by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens. Admission is free. Reata Park, 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Wyland’s Art Lessons in the Wild
9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays through April 25. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to an art lesson, for a $5 donation, presented by Wyland via video feed, followed by a free two-hour whale watching trip. Free trip must be taken the same day and child must be accompanied by an adult who has pre-purchased a whale watching ticket. All art submissions will be judged by Wyland for a chance to win great prizes. Dana Wharf Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Recycling Event at Dana Hills High
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Residents can drop off plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the school parking lot for students to collect and sort. Funds collected are distributed by the school’s PTSA for student programs. Future events will be held April 4 and 25, May 16 and 30 and June 6. Events will be held rain or shine. For more information send an email to president@dhhsptsa.com. Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point.

Dana Point History Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This two-hour docent-led walking tour explores the history of the Headlands area and covers approximately 1.5 miles in distance. Tours run on the third Saturday of the month and have rotating themes. Maximum tour capacity is 10 people. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

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.

Rico Brown
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

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.

Tree of Life Nursery Swallows Day Tour
9:30 a.m. Tree of Life Nursery staff will guide visitors in spotting the swallows of San Juan Capistrano on the nursery grounds. Admission is free. 33201 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, 949.728.0685, www.californianativeplants.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.

Adrianna Marie ft. LA 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.

Powder and Pooff!
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, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Family Style
1 p.m. Family Style provides live music from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Dawson’s Gang performs at 8 p.m. at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Sunday, March 22

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.

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.

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.

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.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard 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.

Dawson’s Gang
2:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Monday, March 23

Mommy Movie Mondays
10 a.m. Moms and dads are welcome to bring their baby along to the theater every Monday at Krikorian Theaters. 641 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.661.7610, www.kptmovies.com.

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. Every Monday at The Swallow’s Inn with steak night and happy hour prices. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

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.

Tuesday, March 24

Toddler Storytime
10 a.m-10:30 a.m. Stories for children 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.
Preschool Storytime
11 a.m-11:30 a.m. Stories for children 3-5 years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

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.

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

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.

Tapped Out Tuesday
4 p.m.-10 p.m. Draft beer is half price on Tuesdays at Salt Creek Grille. Monarch Bay Plaza, 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Wednesday, March 25

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.

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

Local Talent Wednesday: Terry Valles & Friends
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.

Women’s Guild Annual Membership Tea
11:30 a.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano Women’s Guild will hold its annual membership tea in the soldiers’ barracks on the mission grounds. Admission is $25 per person. For further information regarding membership, contact Pat March at 949.234.1322 or pmarch@misisonsjc.com.

Thursday, March 26

Garden Angels
9:30 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.

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.

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.

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

Friday, March 27

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.

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.

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.

Clif Miller
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

Billy Watson
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.

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

A Diary of Surface Design with Gretchen Shannon
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Enjoy a 4-week paper and textiles workshop from March 13 to April 3 at San Clemente Art Supply & Custom Framing. Cost is $150, plus materials. 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Acrylic and Oil Painting with Joe Severson
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Three-week acrylic painting workshop for beginners to intermediate-level painters from March 13 to April 3 at San Clemente Art Supply & Custom Framing. Cost is $95. Students are required to bring their own materials. 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Saturday, March 28

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.

Wyland’s Art Lessons in the Wild
9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays through April 25. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to an art lesson, for a $5 donation, presented by Wyland via video feed, followed by a free two-hour whale watching trip. Free trip must be taken the same day and child must be accompanied by an adult who has pre-purchased a whale watching ticket. All art submissions will be judged by Wyland for a chance to win great prizes. Dana Wharf Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, 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.

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.

Cheryl Silverstein at Barnoa French Wine Bar
8 p.m.-11 p.m. Make your way down to the Barnoa French Wine Bar and enjoy a night of pop, jazz and blues classics performed by San Clemente’s own Cheryl Silverstein. 831 Via Suerte 106, San Clemente, 949.388.4378, www.signingoutloud.net, jazzvocalsbycheryl@ymail.com.

Rico Brown
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

Replace Your Lawn Gardening Workshop Series
9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. Join the Tree of Life Nursery for a series of speakers that will inspire you to replace your lawn with beautiful, drought-tolerant native gardens. Today, Jeff Bohn will speak about eliminating grass. Admission is free. 33201 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, 949.728.0685, www.californianativeplants.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.

Theo & the Zydeco Patrol
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.

Tim Dismang
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Live music performed by Tim Dismang at Starbucks, located at 31760 Camino Capistrano, across from Mission San Juan Capistrano. For more information, call Tim at 714.350.9464.

Powder and Pooff!
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, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Flock of 80’s
2:30 p.m. Flock of 80’s provides live music from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Shotgun Wedding performs at 8:30 p.m. at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Sunday, March 29

Beach Church
8 a.m. Visit Christ Lutheran’s Beach Church on the sand in San Clemente North Beach near the Metro 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.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Art Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Cottage Gallery on Los Rios is hosting a reception and outdoor art fair where gallery artists will present new show openings, with additional art in the shop’s Artful Garden. Featured art will include oil, watercolor, photography, jewelry and other artisan creations. There will also be a book signing with local authors, refreshments and live music. 31071 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.939.3478, cottagegalleryonlosrios.com.

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

Monday, March 30

Mommy Movie Mondays
10 a.m. Moms and dads are welcome to bring their baby along to the theater every Monday at Krikorian Theaters. 641 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.661.7610, www.kptmovies.com.

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.

PJ Storytime with the Sunshine Readers
7 p.m-8 p.m. Reading event for children off all ages, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Wearing pajamas is encouraged but not required. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

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.

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, March 31

Toddler Storytime
10 a.m-10:30 a.m. Stories for children 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Preschool Storytime
11 a.m-11:30 a.m. Stories for children 3-5 years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

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. 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.

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

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.

Wednesday, April 1

Waterlogged Wednesdays Movie Night
Sundown. Hobie Surf Shop presents one Bruce Brown film per month through June 2015. Tonight’s movie is Waterlogged (1962). Free. 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.496.2366.

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.

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 SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-6 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.

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

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

Native American Basket Weaving
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about the traditions and culture of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano. First and third Wednesday of every month. Free with paid admission. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.