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Wednesday, August 24

Junior Oceanographer Summer Program

9 a.m.-4 p.m. For children 9-12 years old, the single day program will show kids what it’s like to be a marine scientist. Cost is $85, and $65 for members. Register online at ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

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, or 949.369.5482.

Ecology Center Community Potluck
4-7 p.m. Celebrate summer with an evening of community and food. Get to know your neighbors and The Ecology Center’s team of staff and volunteers. They’ll share stories, recipes and the abundance of the season. Live music will be provided by Paul Cannon of Iron Sage Wood. Admission is free, RSVP required. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.443.4223. www.theecologycenter.org.

Live Music: Iva Lee’s

7-10:30 p.m. Will Heard will be performing at Iva Lee’s Restaurant. 555 North El Camino Real, Suite E, San Clemente. 949.361.2855.

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.

Thursday, August 25

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

6-8 p.m. The summer concert series wraps up on a high note with two dates at Bluff Park overlooking Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Tijuana Dogs and Family Style will take the stage on Thursday, August 25. Indie pop sensation JR JR (formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) will take the stage with their hit song “Gone” on September 1 with Big Monsta opening the show.

Live Music: Iva Lee’s

7-10:30 p.m. Leroy will be performing at Iva Lee’s Restaurant. 555 North El Camino Real, Suite E, San Clemente. 949.361.2855.

Friday, August 26

Live Music: Iva Lee’s

7-11 p.m. The Bayou Brothers will be performing at Iva Lee’s Restaurant. 555 North El Camino Real, Suite E, San Clemente. 949.361.2855.

Saturday, August 27

Hip Hop Masters Weekend

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All weekend long, choreographers will be holding master classes for dancers to learn, grow and experience hip hop. Prices for individual classes are $40, a day pass is $100 and a weekend pass is $180. To register, visit ssconservatory.com. South Coast Conservatory, 27652 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel.

Live Music: Iva Lee’s

7-11 p.m. Family Style will be performing at Iva Lee’s Restaurant. 555 North El Camino Real, Suite E, San Clemente. 949.361.2855.

Wednesday, August 31

Wine & Beer Tasting Benefit

6-8:30 p.m. The Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment will be holding a benefit at Cannons Seafood Grill. Proceeds will be used for Welcome Homes for returning deployed Marines and their families. Seating is limited and tickets are $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased at MarineCorpsLeagueSouthCoast.org. 34344 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point.

Thursday, September 8

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Friday, September 9

Sails ‘n Ales Tall Ships Festival Kickoff Party

6-9 p.m. The Ocean Institute will host the kickoff party to begin the Tall Ships Festival. The party will feature beer, live music, food trucks and mermaid encounters. General admission tickets are $30, $100 for four tickets. Children 17 and under are $20. Members save 10 percent. To purchase a ticket, visit ocean-institute.org. 949.496.2274. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Mermaid Breakfast

9-10:30 a.m. Come Dine with a mermaid during the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ship Festival. Those who attend will be able to meet Mermaid Catalina, have pancakes and make a mermaid craft. Cost is $40 per person, which includes a Tall Ships Adventure Pass for admission. To purchase tickets, visit ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 and dial 0.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Mermaid Breakfast

9-10:30 a.m. Come Dine with a mermaid during the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ship Festival. Those who attend will be able to meet Mermaid Catalina, have pancakes and make a mermaid craft. Cost is $40 per person, which includes a Tall Ships Adventure Pass for admission. To purchase tickets, visit ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 and dial 0.

Tuesday, September 13

Free HCG Medical Weight Loss Program Class

6-7 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND for a class on how to lose weight and keep it off with HCG Medical Weight Loss. 24865 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point. 949.416.4670.

Saturday, September 17

An Evening on Broadway

5-8 p.m. A fundraiser for the Ocean Institute will have Broadway stars performing. Ivan Rutherford, Shannon Brennan and Robert Meffe will perform, there will be a special menu, a silence auction and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $75 in advance. Tickets can be purchased by calling Cathy Nelson at 949.496.6288 or email at cathynelson92624@gmail.com. Mission Viejo Country Club. 26200 Country Club Drive, Mission Viejo.

Rita Runder Comedy Show

7 & 9 p.m. As a benefit for the South Orange County School for the Arts, Dana Point resident Rita Rudner will perform her stand-up comedy show at Dana Hills High School. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at socsarts.org. Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point.

Sunday, September 25

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Monday, September 26

Laughs for Leathernecks

7 p.m. The annual fundraiser will provide laughter, dinner and a silent auction at the Improv at the Irvine Spectrum. Tickets are $35 and help benefit the Dana Point 5th Marines Regiment Support Group. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Irvine Improve. 31 Fortune Dr., Suite 216, Irvine.

Thursday, September 29

Free HCG Medical Weight Loss Program Class

6-7 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND for a class on how to lose weight and keep it off with HCG Medical Weight Loss. 24865 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point. 949.416.4670.