Sunday, October 9
Ocean Institute Whale Watching Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hop aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to see whales, dolphins, sea lions and more. Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for seniors and active-duty military and $25 for children. The Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274. www.ocean-institute.org.
3-5 p.m. The San Clemente Art Association will hold their October Professional Artist Demonstration at the San Clemente Community Center. This month’s artist is professional painter and muralist Toni Williams. Members get in free, guest tickets are $5. 100 Calle Seville, San Clemente. 949.492.7175. www.paintsanclemente.com.
Monday, October 10
Free Guitar Lessons
5-6 p.m. Free beginner level acoustic guitar lessons for middle school to college age youth every Monday. Guitars provided or students can bring their own. 1040 Calle Negocio, San Clemente. 949.388.0114. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.communityoutreachchalliance.com.
Tuesday, October 11
Tiny Tots: Parent and Me Program
9-10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 and 3, and their parents, are invited to The Ocean Institute to explore shapes, colors and textures with the sea star. Runs every Tuesday until Nov. 8. Cost is $150 for the whole series. The Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274. www.ocean-institute.org.
Half Price Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Hop onabord 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 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.5794. www.danawharf.com.
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.thepointrestuarantandbar.com.
Karaoke at Goodys
8 p.m. Karaoke every Tuesday night at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S/ El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.
Wednesday, October 12
Wine Pairing Dinner
Barnoa Wine Company hosts its firtst wine-pairing dinner. Bottles of Corbaia from Tuscany’s Castello di Bossi will be pour alongside a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Vito Raspatella. The meal is $75. Call for reservations. Barnoa Wine Company. 831 Via Suerte, Suite 106, San Clemente. 949.388.4378. www.barnoawinebar.com.
Thursday, October 13
HCG Medical Weight Loss Educational Class
6-7 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND, for this weight loss class. Class is free. 24865 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point. 949.416.4670.