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Thursday, November 20

Ladies Night Out at Zia Jewelry
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy free wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres along with a storewide sale and buy one, get one free Bohemme brand jewelry. Zia Jewelry, 31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1322, www.ziajewelrysanjuancap.com.

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.

Gone Country
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Country music and dancing every Thursday. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestrauntandbar.com

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

Stepping Out
8 p.m. A suspenseful Sherlock Holmes mystery. Shows through Sunday Nov. 23. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Friday, November 21

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

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.

Greetings!
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Live Music at OC Tavern
9:30 p.m. Live music every Friday and Saturday night. Free. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.

Saturday, November 22

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.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

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

Architectural Walking Tour
10 a.m. A guided tour of San Juan Capistrano’s historic adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and modern buildings. Occurs every Saturday. Meet at the train depot on Verdugo St. $5 donation benefits the Friends of the Library. For more info, visit www.sjcfol.org.

Stepping Out
5 p.m. A suspenseful Sherlock Holmes mystery. Final showing. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Sunday, November 23

Marine Mammal Cruise
10 a.m. Join the Ocean Institute aboard the 70-foot RV Sea Explorer for an opportunity to see whales, fish, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coast. $35 for adults, $22 for children 4-12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.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.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-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.

Monday, November 24

PJ Storytime with the Sunshine Readers
7 p.m-8 p.m. Reading event for children off all ages, pajamas wearing encouraged but not required, at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

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.

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 Dancing
6:30 p.m. Country Dancing with DJ Patrick at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Tuesday, November 25

Toddler Storytime
10 a.m-10:30 a.m. Stories for children 18-35 months at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Preschool Storytime
11 a.m-11:30 a.m. Stories for children 3-5 years old at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Library for a fun, and story, filled event for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more. No registration is required. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

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.

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, www.3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Fashion Show Benefit
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel will feature professional models showcasing fashions from Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Donna Karan, Façonnable, St. John and more. Event also includes gourmet lunch, silent auction and opportunity drawings. Proceeds benefit Camino Health Care Center in San Juan Capistrano which provides affordable, high quality health care to the medically underserved in south Orange County. Tickets are $200 and up. Reserve seats online, by email or phone. 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, christy.welch@stjoe.org, 949.364.4225, www.mission4health.com/caminofs.

Wednesday, November 26

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.

Family Storytime
11:30 a.m. Bring the entire family for stories and rhymes in both English and Spanish at the San Juan Capistrano Library. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

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.

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.

Thursday, November 27

37th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot
6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Compete in either the 10k or 5k race and have kids run in the Gobble Wobble race. Stop by the two day health fair, Wednesday-Thursday, and enter the costume contest on Thursday. Cost: $12-35. Dana Point Harbor, Golden Lantern & Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. To register go to www.turkeytrot.com.

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.

Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet
2 p.m.-5 p.m. The Vue Restaurant at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott presents a Thanksgiving buffet with live entertainment. Adults $99, $40 children 6-12. Discounted valet parking will be offered at $5. The regular breakfast buffet—$23 adults, $13 children—will also be served from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. For reservations call 949.487.7516 or 949.487.7577. www.lagunacliffs.com.

Friday, November 28

A Christmas Carol
8 p.m. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future lead Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Runs until Sunday Dec. 21. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

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.

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, http://www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys/home.htm

Greetings!
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Live Music at OC Tavern
9:30 p.m. Live music every Friday and Saturday night. Free. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.

Saturday, November 29

Small Business Saturday
8 a.m. The Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are participating in the American Express Small Business Saturday, starting with a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Mission Grill, followed by raffle drawings throughout the day in downtown businesses. Various small businesses will offer special promotions. 949.493.4700, www.sanjuanchamber.com.

Ricardo’s Place Benefit for Rotary Foundation
8:30 p.m. Ricardo’s Place is hosting a benefit for The Rotary Foundation, a nonprofit serving Rotary International and providing grants for local Rotary chapters. $30 ticket includes dinner and a drink, along with live music by The Rodrigo Rodriguez Trio. 949.493.4941, www.ricardosexpress.com.

Thanks to the Ocean Beach Clean Up
9 a.m.-noon. Join park interpreter Vicki Wicker for the last beach and creek clean-up of the year. Bring gloves and meet at the lifeguard headquarter building by San Juan Creek. For more information see http://www.dohenystatebeach.org/. Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, 949.496.2704.

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.

Architectural Walking Tour
10 a.m. A guided tour of San Juan Capistrano’s historic adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and modern buildings. Occurs every Saturday. Meet at the train depot on Verdugo St. $5 donation benefits the Friends of the Library. For more info, visit www.sjcfol.org.

Putting on the Glitz
5 p.m.-10 p.m. Celebrate the holidays Downtown with sparkling lights, train and carriage rides, refreshments and carolers. Free. Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, www.san-clemente.org.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 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, http://www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys/home.htm

Sunday, November 30

Dana Point History Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This 2-hour walking tour explore the history of the area and covers approximately 1.5 miles in distance. Tours run on the third Sunday of the month. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.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.

A Christmas Carol
2 p.m. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future lead Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Runs until Sunday Dec. 21. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-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.

Winter Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 20. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

Monday, December 1

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.

Tuesday, December 2

Toddler Storytime
10 a.m-10:30 a.m. Stories for children 18-35 months at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Preschool Storytime
11 a.m-11:30 a.m. Stories for children 3-5 years old at the Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Preschool Storytime
11:15 a.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Library for a fun, and story, filled event for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more. No registration is required. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

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.

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, www.3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Wednesday, December 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.

Family Storytime
11 a.m.-noon. The National Charity League Sunshine Readers lead kids through story time at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. www.ocpl.org.

Family Storytime
11:30 a.m. Bring the entire family for stories and rhymes in both English and Spanish at the San Juan Capistrano Library. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

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.

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.

Waterlogged Wednesdays Movie Night
Sundown. Hobie Surf Shop presents one Bruce Brown film per month through June 2015. Tonight’s movie is Surf Crazy (1959). Free. 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.496.2366.

Thursday, December 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.

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.

Gone Country
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Country music and dancing every Thursday. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestrauntandbar.com

Friday, December 5

Holiday in the Harbor
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The entire Dana Point Harbor will be taken over with the holiday spirit. Enjoy crafts, carolers, a visit with Santa and more. 34642 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.496.6177, www.danapointharbor.com.

Kaleidoscope’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Ring in the holiday season with the St. Kilian Choir as they perform for the holiday tree lighting ceremony. Also includes a performance by the South Coast Freestyle Dance Training Center and an appearance by Santa Claus. Kaleidoscope, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.gokaleidoscope.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.

Scott Robertson OC Elvis
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, http://www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys/home.htm

Greetings!
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Live Music at OC Tavern
9:30 p.m. Live music every Friday and Saturday night. Free. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.