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Thursday, August 28

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.

Mission Readers Book Discussion
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join other readers for an lively informal book discussion at the San Juan Capistrano Library. Copies of the book will be available for checkout after the meeting. 31495 El Camino Real, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org.

Art Talk: Art of Documentary Photography
Noon-1 p.m. Festival of Arts exhibitor Tom Lamb will lead a discussion on the impact of documentary photography in the world or fine art. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.2787, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Free Saddleback Concert Series
1 p.m. Former Saddleback College opera student and Boston Conservatory graduate Michelle Ferrara performs as part of the school music department’s free one-hour concert series, Thursdays in Fine Arts Room 101 and the McKinney Theatre. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Cheryl Silverstein
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Singing pop, jazz and blues classics. Rancho Capistrano Winery, 26755 Verdugo St., No. 100, San Juan Capistrano, 949.293.1098, www.singingoutloud.net.

San Clemente Beach Concert
6 p.m. until sunset. Reggae band Common Sense comes to the sand. Enjoy live music with the San Clemente sunset as the backdrop. Concert takes place near the San Clemente Pier. Free. 949.361.8264, www.san-clemente.org/recreation.

Tim Johnson
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.

Evan Stone Quartet
7 p.m. Jazz at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. Tickets $40. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Missy & Heine Andesen
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

The Kalama Brothers
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.

Twelfth Night
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the comedy “Twelfth Night” about twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Friday, August 29

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

Totally Tropical
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cruise on into Club Literacy for an evening filled with ocean adventures and tropical tales. Limbo for a cupcake, show off your hula hoop skills, feast on a pupu platter and enjoy this ship to shore story time. $20. RSVP by Aug. 28. Club Literacy, 34085 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 105, Dana Point, 949.717.6624, www.clubliteracy.com.

George Fryer & The Catch
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.

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949. 661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

The Four Corners Band
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.

Sixstep
8 p.m. Art rock band at Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Grill, 1717 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.2410, knuckleheadsmusic.com

Romeo & Juliet
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the ill-fated tragedy “Romeo & Juliet” about two star-crossed lovers. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Saturday, August 30

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.

Totally Tropical
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cruise on into Club Literacy for an evening filled with ocean adventures and tropical tales. Limbo for a cupcake, show off your hula hoop skills, feast on a pupu platter and enjoy this ship to shore story time. $20. RSVP by Aug. 28. Club Literacy, 34085 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 105, Dana Point, 949.717.6624, www.clubliteracy.com.

Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Band
1 p.m.-3 p.m. The Festival of Arts’ Jazz on the Green series concludes with Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band. Free with price of festival admission $10. Reserved seating $25. Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. For tickets or info, call 800.487.3378 or visit www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

OC Vertigo
2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. OC Vertigo performs live at The Swallow’s Inn. Rob Staley takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Sasha Evans
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 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Music Under the Stars Concert
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Fab Four tribute band performs as part of the Mission’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. For tickets, visit www.missionsjc.com.

Special Guest “DJ”
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

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.

Twelfth Night
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the comedy “Twelfth Night” about twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Harbor Music Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music 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.

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, August 31

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.

Live Music at The Swallow’s
1:30 p.m. Southbound and Company performs live at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Elizabeth Lamers
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Monday, September 1

I Heart Yoga in the Park
10 a.m. Join fellow yogis at Lantern Bay Park for an hour-long class every day, rain or shine. Evening classes held Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Classes also held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Historic Town Center Park in San Juan Capistrano. Donations suggested. 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.iheartyogainthepark.com.

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.

Tuesday, September 2

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.

Ruben Gonzalez
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.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, September 3

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.

Greg Goldman
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.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.

Thursday, September 4

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.

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

Friday, September 5

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Saturday, September 6

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.

Backyard Skills: Food Preservation
1 p.m. Learn recipes, procedures, safety tips and techniques behind preserving, canning and fermenting various foods. Participants can taste various preserved foods, including fig balsamic preserves, pickled onions and zucchini jam. $12 fee goes toward The Ecology Center. The Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine. For tickets and more information, visit www.theecologycenter.org or call 949.443.4223.

Music Under the Stars
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Jumping Jack Flash, tribute band to The Rolling Stones, 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. 26801 Ortega Highway. Tickets and reserved tables available. Call 949.234.1317 or visit www.missionsjc.com.

Special Guest “DJ”
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

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 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.

Sunday, September 7

Grandparents Day Nature Walk
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Celebrate National Grandparents Day with an easy hike at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Register by 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. To RSVP, directors or more info, visit www.rmvreserve.org.

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.

The Village Art Faire
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop and stroll along Avenida Del Mar, in the heart of historic downtown San Clemente on the first Sunday of every month, where close to 70 gifted artisans sell their hand-crafted art and fine crafts. Explore a variety of exceptional work including fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, botanicals, knits, jewelry, leather goods, metal work, organic textiles, natural body products, fused and blown glass and much more. 949.395.7008. www.villagesanclemente.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.

Monday, September 8

I Heart Yoga in the Park
10 a.m. Join fellow yogis at Lantern Bay Park for an hour-long class each day, rain or shine. Evening classes held Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Classes also held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Historic Town Center Park in San Juan Capistrano. Donations suggested. 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.iheartyogainthepark.com.

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.

Tuesday, September 9

SJC Writers Group
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Discuss and improve your writing skills or learn how to publish with the San Juan Capistrano Writers Group. You must be actively working on a writing project. Occurs the second Tuesday of each month at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. For more info, call Lori Lawson at 949.493.1752 or visit 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 10

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.

Preserve the Harvest
6 p.m. Experience a hands-on cooking class for adults, starting in the garden and ending with a delicious meal. Chef Cathy McKnight will lead the workshop. $40 for members, $50 for non-members. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. For tickets or for more information, visit www.theecologycenter.org or call 949.443.4223.

Lecture: Back to the Jurassic!
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn about Orange County’s geologic history with geologist Aron Taylor at the RMV Presentation Center at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Free. To RSVP, directions or more info, visit www.rmvreserve.org.