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Thursday, April 23

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.

Open Artist Studio
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a creative workspace alongside a community of artists. Free. Ages 16 and up. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Design for Power and Effect with Rick Delanty
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Understand composition in drawings to create more meaningful paintings. Class runs April 23-25. Cost is $375. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.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.

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.

Shawn Jones
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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Brant Cotton & The Outliers
7:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Madison Flowers
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Friday, April 24

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.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Brant Cotton & The Outliers
8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Poul Peterson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Aida
7 p.m. South Orange County School of the Arts theater students present the TONY Award-winning musical “Aida,” an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal. The story chronicles the love triangle between Aida (Kyla Stone) a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Egyptian Princess Amneris (Ashley Patrick) and Radames (Andrew Fajardo), the soldier they both love. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available online or at the door, as available. Show also runs Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dana Hills High School, Porthole Theater, 33333 Golden Lantern, 949.240.1994, www.socsarts.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.

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Saturday, April 25

Doheny Wood
8 a.m.-3 p.m. See more than 100 classic woodie wagons on display along the sand in the parking area south of Doheny State Beach Campground. The annual all-woodie car show is hosted by the SoCal Woodie Club and also includes food, T-shirts, posters, art, a raffle, awards and more. The event is free but park admission is $15 per car, $14 for seniors. Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, www.socalwoodies.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.

Eighth Annual Día del Niño Celebration
10 a.m.-4 p.m. CREER Comunidad y Familia and St. Joseph Health Mission Hospital present the eighth annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration, a free event that includes live entertainment at Stonefield Park, located on the corner of Camino Capistrano and La Zanja Street in San Juan Capistrano. For more information, contact Angeles Ceballos at 714.788.8339 or angelesceb@hotmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/creerSJC.

Gardening with Native Plants
10 a.m. Learn how to create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant garden using native, California plants from Mike Evans, a nursery owner specializing in native-plant landscaping. Course costs $30. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

Yoga & A Cause
12:30 p.m. Join iCan Ministry for a kid and family-friendly one-hour yoga class. iCan Ministry helps teens and young adults with unique needs and disabilities have the opportunity to learn about God and participate in youth and community activities. A $10 donation is suggested. All proceeds benefit iCan Ministry. 34000 Via de Agua, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8100, www.trainingcampfit.com.

Special Storytime
11 a.m.-noon Enjoy stories, songs and a craft about money at the Dana Point Library. The event is held in the community room and geared towards children and families. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Earth Day at The Ocean Institute
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Earth Day activities include exploring marine wildlife, creating eco-friendly crafts and other hands-on activities that teach about protecting natural environments. Cost is $6.50 for adults or $4.50 for children (ages 3-12). Participate in the beach and harbor cleanup from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. that day and receive free admission. Check in at the front desk of the institute prior to cleanup time; supplies will be available. No registration is required, but groups of at least 10 people should contact Katie Markisz at 949.496.2274 ext. 367 or kmarkisz@ocean-institute.org. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.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.

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 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.

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.

Art Along the Coast
10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on April 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Twelve fine artists showcase their craft providing art lovers with exclusive access to their homes and studios along the coast, between San Clemente and Laguna Beach and all within 3 miles of Pacific Coast Highway. Preview and have a chance to purchase new works not yet seen by the public. For more information, including a map to all the locations, visit www.artalongthecoast.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.

Bunch of Guys
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 Poof!
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. Adele’s at San Clemente Inn, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.481.1222, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Gray Whale Adventure Cruise
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Ocean Institute presents a series of whale watching cruises on its 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer. The cruises will give participants an opportunity to see migrating gray whales, as well as dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline. Cruises are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. most days; check the calendar online. $35 for adults, $22 for children age 3 to 12. Ocean Institute members are eligible for discounts. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Historical Society Fiesta Days
10 a.m.-3 p.m. See what life in the Capistrano Valley was like in the 19th and 20th centuries during the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society’s third annual Fiesta Days. Features live interactive events and performances, Native American crafts, tortilla-making demonstrations and more. Admission is free. O’Neill Museum, 31831 Los Rios Street, 949.493.8444, www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

Paws in the Garden
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Paws in the Garden is the annual fundraiser for The Ark of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue. Take a stroll in beautiful gardens to help save the community’s lost and abandoned pets. The gardens included in the tour include a water-wise award winner, a cottage garden on Historic Los Rios Street, a multi-level design by Roger’s Gardens, and a tour favorite known as “Folie Gep,” with surprises around every corner! Tickets are $25 and may be reserved by mail or online. For more information, visit www.arkofsanjuan.org or call 949.388.0034.

Aida
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. South Orange County School of the Arts theater students present the TONY Award-winning musical “Aida,” an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal. The story chronicles the love triangle between Aida (Kyla Stone) a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Egyptian Princess Amneris (Ashley Patrick) and Radames (Andrew Fajardo), the soldier they both love. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available online or at the door, as available. Dana Hills High School, Porthole Theater, 33333 Golden Lantern, 949.240.1994, www.socsarts.org.

Flock of 80’s
2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

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

Bill Barrett Trio Vintage Jazz
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.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.

Wild about Wildflowers Family Walk
Noon-2 p.m. Take a leisurely walk through hills and canyons and search for spring wildflowers. Ages 6 and up. Adults $10, children $5. Participants must be registered by 4 p.m. on April 24. The Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy, call for directions, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Sunday, April 26

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.

OCTA Annual Bike Festival
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get ready for Bike Month at the Orange County Transportation Authority’s annual Bike Festival at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza. Kids can enjoy a safety course led by the Huntington Beach Police Department along with a helmet decorating station and a chance to win a free helmet. There will also be a BMX stunt show, information about bike safety and local vendors. 405 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, www.OCBikeMonth.com.

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

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.

Natural Pest Management
1 p.m. Gain an understanding of easy, natural pest prevention tactics such as using plants and insects to deter pests and making non-toxic remedies at home in order to create a toxin-free, organic garden. Cost is $30. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

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.

San Clemente Art Association Military Artists Program
3 p.m.-5 p.m. This free program for military artists and their spouses will focus on seascape painting. Sponsored by SCAA, the San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club and San Clemente Art Supply, the program includes presentations on art journaling, setting up a paint palette, bringing doodles to life and more. All skill levels are welcome. To register, contact Sandy Beal at map_scaa@cox.net. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Ringing on the Stairway to Heaven
4 p.m. Join San Clemente’s Community Handbell Choir, Heavy Metal Youth Handbell Choir and the St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Handbell Choir for a concert benefitting Family Assistance Ministries. There will be a free-will offering, with all proceeds going directly to FAM. St. Andrews by-the-Sea United Methodist Church, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, www.schandbell.org.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Gray Whale Adventure Cruise
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Ocean Institute presents a series of whale watching cruises on its 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer. The cruises will give participants an opportunity to see migrating gray whales, as well as dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline. Cruises are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. most days; check the calendar online. $35 for adults, $22 for children age 3 to 12. Ocean Institute members are eligible for discounts. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.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.

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

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Monday, April 27

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.

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.

Open Life Drawing with Live Models
1 p.m.-4 p.m. Get practical experience drawing from a nude model. Cost is $12 per class. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Open Painting Studio with Costumed Models
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Explore colors, textures, anatomy and more while painting a costumed model. Cost is $15 per class, or purchase a one-month block for $12.50 per class. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.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.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Saddleback Jazz Concert feat. Saxophonist John O’Gallagher
7:30 p.m. New York Saxophonist John O’Gallagher joins the Saddleback College Jazz Lab Ensemble for an evening of jazz in the McKinney Theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission or $7 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Tuesday, April 28

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Saddleback Jazz Concert feat. Saxophonist John O’Gallagher
7:30 p.m. The John O’Gallagher Trio will delight jazz enthusiasts with their innovative style that pushes the boundaries of jazz while rooted in its tradition. Tickets are $10 general admission or $7 for students/seniors. McKinney Theatre, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

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.

Behavior and the Brain Lecture
6:30 p.m. A 30-minute talk centered on drug-free solutions for resolving issues surrounding ADD/ADHD and learning difficulties from Asperger syndrome. Spinal Vitality, 647 Camino de los Mares, Suite 220, San Clemente, 949.616.5470, www.theblissprogram.com.

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Wednesday, April 29

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.

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.

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.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 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.

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.

Oil Painting with Vicki De Silva
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy oil panting lessons with artist Vicki De Silva at San Clemente Art Supply & Custom Framing. Classes run every Wednesday through July 17. Call for details and pricing. 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

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.

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

Open Life Drawing with Live Models
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Get practical experience drawing from a nude model. Cost is $12 per class. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Thursday, April 30

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.-midnight. Country music and dancing every Thursday at the Point Restaurant. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Open Artist Studio
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a creative workspace alongside a community of artists. Free. Ages 16 and up. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Chris Andersen
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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

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

Jake London
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Mother’s Day Book Presentation
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano will host a Mother’s Day writing and book presentation with longtime resident and author Donna Friess in the Soldiers Barracks. The free event includes a presentation by Friess about her latest novel, The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest, and the process of writing and publishing. A book signing will follow the presentation, with all book sale proceeds benefiting the Mission Preservation Foundation. Reservations are required by calling 949.234-1382 or visit www.drdonnafriess.com. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Singles 50+ Meet and Greet
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Singles over 50 are invited to attend this free event held the last Thursday of each month. Carl the DJ will be spinning the tunes. Tutor and Spunky’s Deli, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy #116, Dana Point, 949.248.9008, www.tutorandspunkys.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.

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to the best classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight days, April 23-30. The prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema. Film screenings take place at a variety of theaters in the greater Newport Beach area. For more information, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2014.

Friday, May 1

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.

Bye Bye Birdie
6:30 p.m. Come and see the talented sixth- through eighth-grade students from Mission
Basilica School perform in this Young Performer’s Edition of the classic Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” presented by Mission Basilica School and Creative Kids Playhouse. Purchase discounted tickets online at www.creativekidsplayhouse.com, $10 for children 14 and under, $15 for adults. Online pre-sale closes 72 hours prior to curtain. Tickets will be available at the box office, $14 for children and $18 for adults. Performances will be held at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School Theatre, 21931 Alma Aldea, Rancho Santa Margarita.

We Olive & Wine Bar Grand Opening
Located in downtown San Juan Capistrano, We Olive & Wine Bar is celebrating the grand opening of its wine bar throughout the weekend, May 1-3. Designed to be tasting-oriented and educational, the wine bar will offer small-production artisan wines, a selection of specialty handcrafted beers and small tapas plates featuring We Olive products. During the grand opening weekend, the store will host wine tastings, live music, olive oil culinary demos, and provide free olive oil ice cream and the opportunity to win free olive oil for a year. 31760 Camino Capistrano Suite B, San Juan Capistrano, www.weolive.com/san-juan-capistrano.

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.

Zero Waste Lecture
6:30 p.m. Join in on an open forum with Josh Prigge of Fetzer Wines to learn about and discuss how an individual, community and business can commit to creating zero waste. Tickets are $30. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

“Talking With…” A Collection of Female Monologues
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Hal Landon, these one-act monologues feature thought-provoking monologues from idiosyncratic female characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students/seniors. Not recommended for audiences under 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

George Fryer & The Clatch
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.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.

Casa Romantica’s 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition
6 p.m.-8 p.m. The annual “Artists of Tomorrow” student art exhibition features over 200 artworks, including pieces by students from San Clemente High School, Shorecliffs Middle School, Bernice Ayer Middle School and Vista Del Mar Middle School. The exhibition will run through May 31. Friday’s opening reception is free and open to the public. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Saturday, May 2

Dana Point Farmers Market & Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Dana Point Nature Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This 1.5-mile, two-hour docent-led walk explores the ecology and natural history of the Headlands area. Tours occur on the first Saturday of each month. Tour capacity is a maximum of 10 people. RSVP required to wqintern@danapoint.org or 949.248.3527. Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Eco Garden Expo
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens hosts its second annual garden show at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano, Saturday and Sunday. Features demonstration gardens, guest speakers, activities for children, vendors exhibiting environmental products and more. Admission is free. 31790 Paseo Adelanto, 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Fifth Annual Kentucky Derby Hat Party
1 p.m. The San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition and the Regency Theater present the fifth annual Kentucky Derby Hat Party. The event includes hat judging at 2:30 p.m., a parade of horses at 3 p.m. and a 3:15 live screening of the Run for the Roses. A special derby menu will be served at Rick’s Café. Tickets are $20 before May 2, $25 day of the event, and can be purchased at the Regency Theater or online at www.regencymovies.com. For more information, visit www.sjcec.org or call 949.240.6770.

Free Paint Drop-off Event
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nonprofit PaintCare is hosting a free paint-only drop-off event open to all California households and businesses. What’s accepted: containers with original labels, house paint and primers (latex or oil-based), stains, deck and concrete sealers, and clear finishes (e.g. varnishes and shellac). For details on what products are accepted, visit www.paintcare.org/sanjuancapistrano. Capistrano School District Parking Lot, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano.

Imagination Celebration
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Imagination Celebration is an annual county-wide event presented by Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education, in collaboration with multiple arts organizations. At the Laguna Art Museum, professional artists will lead art projects stationed throughout the museum. The day also includes activities like face painting, balloons, story time, the art detective game, an exhibition-inspired art activity led by museum staff, and more. Free admission. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971, www.LagunaArtMuseum.org.

Rusty Long Book Signing
1 p.m.-5 p.m. San Clemente-based professional big wave surfer Rusty Long will debut his first book, The Finest Line: The Global Pursuit of Big Wave Surfing. The book features the top surfers who have led the charge in the sport, as well as the underground heroes and legends of each region, with images by about 20 photographers and 100 surfers. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Interval Gallery, 412 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.4879, www.interval.surf.

Bye Bye Birdie
2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Come and see the talented sixth- through eighth-grade students from Mission Basilica School perform in this Young Performer’s Edition of the classic Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” presented by Mission Basilica School and Creative Kids Playhouse. Purchase discounted tickets online at www.creativekidsplayhouse.com, $10 for children 14 and under, $15 for adults. Online pre-sale closes 72 hours prior to curtain. Tickets will be available at the box office, $14 for children and $18 for adults. Performances will be held at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School Theatre, 21931 Alma Aldea, Rancho Santa Margarita.

“Talking With…” A Collection of Female Monologues
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Hal Landon, these one-act monologues feature thought-provoking monologues from idiosyncratic female characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students/seniors. Not recommended for audiences under 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Movie Melodies
2 p.m. The San Clemente Choral Society and Dr. Stephen Sturk present Movie Melodies with San Clemente High School Choirs at St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12, and can be purchased by phone, online or by emailing ticketsales@sccs-arts.org. 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, 949.272.8435, www.sccs-arts.org.

League of Women Voters of Orange Coast Annual Meeting
Noon. The focus of the annual luncheon/speaker event is “Empowering Consumers,” featuring speaker David Lazarus, an L.A. Times business columnist. The event is open to league members and the public. Lunch costs $20. RSVP to Barb Wood at 208.284.9167 or barbj@sbcglobal.net. Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 15363 Culver Drive, Irvine.

Pink Gala at Doheny House
6 p.m. The owners of the historic Doheny House will unveil their home’s complete, top-to-bottom period-correct restoration at the upcoming Pink Gala fundraiser to benefit cancer patients at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mark Kobayashi’s Hands of Hope International, as well as other programs of Kristine Taylor Philanthropies. The evening will feature special guests—including Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Michael Ramirez, DIY and HGTV star Matt Blashaw and Phil Roberts, master painter, sculptor and Pipeline Masters trophy artist—live music, dancing under the stars, fine dining, a high-end fashion show, silent auction, a live art auction and the opportunity to have a look inside one of the area’s most beautiful and historic homes. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased online. All proceeds support the cause. Doheny House, 335101 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach, 949.387.8711, www.kristinetaylorphilanthropies.org.

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.

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.

Powder and Poof!
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. Adele’s at San Clemente Inn, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.481.1222, www.adelesanclementeinn.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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Sunday, May 3

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.

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

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.

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.

“Talking With…” A Collection of Female Monologues
2:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Hal Landon, these one-act monologues feature thought-provoking monologues from idiosyncratic female characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students/seniors. Not recommended for audiences under 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Monday, May 4

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.

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.

Open Life Drawing with Live Models
1 p.m.-4 p.m. Get practical experience drawing from a nude model. Cost is $12 per class. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Open Painting Studio with Costumed Models
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Explore colors, textures, anatomy and more while painting a costumed model. Cost is $15 per class, or purchase a one-month block for $12.50 per class. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Slow Ride Sessions
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Join the Ecology Center at The Cellar for complimentary beer tastings courtesy of New Belgium Brewery. Ecology Center staff will share simple tips and tricks to live a conscious, eco-friendly lifestyle. The Cellar, 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.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.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Tuesday, May 5

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars Big Band
7:30 p.m. Enjoy big band jazz music featuring Meloney Collins at the Laguna Playhouse. Tickets are $35. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.715.9713, www.lagunabeachlive.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, May 6

Waterlogged Wednesdays Movie Night
Sundown. Hobie Surf Shop presents one Bruce Brown film per month through June 2015. Tonight’s movie is The Endless Summer (1964). Free. 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.496.2366.

Read to a Dog
3 p.m.-4 p.m. Children can practice their skills and build confidence reading aloud by sharing favorite tales with certified therapy dogs. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org/libloc/dana.

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.

“Talking With…” A Collection of Female Monologues
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Hal Landon, these one-act monologues feature thought-provoking monologues from idiosyncratic female characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students/seniors. Not recommended for audiences under 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

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.-7 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.

Oil Painting with Vicki De Silva
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy oil panting lessons with artist Vicki De Silva at San Clemente Art Supply & Custom Framing. Classes run every Wednesday through July 17. Call for details and pricing. 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

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

Open Life Drawing with Live Models
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Get practical experience drawing from a nude model. Cost is $12 per class. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Thursday, May 7

Lecture: Ancient Landslides, Floods and Faults
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Join geologist Aron Taylor as he discusses the landslides, floods and faults that have shaped San Juan Creek. Ages 8 and up. Free. Participants must be registered by 2 p.m. that day. RMV presentation center, call for directions, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

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.-midnight. Country music and dancing every Thursday at the Point Restaurant. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Open Artist Studio
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a creative workspace alongside a community of artists. Free. Ages 16 and up. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Wilfax
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

“Talking With…” A Collection of Female Monologues
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Hal Landon, these one-act monologues feature thought-provoking monologues from idiosyncratic female characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students/seniors. Not recommended for audiences under 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Friday, May 8

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.

Fun and Fabulous Mother’s Day Fashion Show Luncheon
10 a.m. Presented by the Catholic Charities Auxiliary Chapters 4 and 5, the show includes fashions by Chico and special guest Gerri Gerkin, 2014 Catholic Woman of the Year. Social hour begins at 10 a.m. at El Adobe de Capistrano; the luncheon begins at noon. The event also includes a pre-loved jewelry sale, opportunity drawings, free champagne and door prizes. Admission is $40 for members, $45 for non-members. Contact Teress Weber at 949.488.3872 for reservations. El Adobe de Capistrano, 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, www.eladobedecapistrano.com.

“Talking With…” A Collection of Female Monologues
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Hal Landon, these one-act monologues feature thought-provoking monologues from idiosyncratic female characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students/seniors. Not recommended for audiences under 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Tesoro
9 p.m. Tesoro, a Latin rumba flamenco rock group based out of Tucson, will display its high-energy sound and performance with a showcase at the OC Tavern. Ages 21 and over, cover is $8. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.

Poul Pederson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Saturday, May 9

Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain presents their annual Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tour. The theme for this year’s tour is “Garden as Inspiration to Create” and features five unique and innovative private gardens in Capistrano Beach, San Clemente and Laguna Hills. Proceeds provide scholarships for college students studying horticulture. Advance tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.rosesrosesroses.org or 949.837.2141. On the day of tour, tickets may also be purchased at 27786 Hidden Trail in Laguna Hills, one of the featured homes.

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.

Whale Walk and Talk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the area’s largest mammal visitor on this 1.5-mile walk through the Dana Point Headlands conservation area. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, except in October and November. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Battle of the Mariachis
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano hosts the 11th annual Battle of the Mariachis, featuring live performances by Southern California mariachi groups competing for cash prizes before a panel of judges. Tickets $15 for adults and seniors, $6 for children 4-11. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1316, www.missionsjc.com.

Backyard Beekeeping
Noon. Learn about the lifecycle of honeybees, their importance to the environment’s health, the equipment needed to start beekeeping, hive maintenance tips and more. Class costs $35. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

“Talking With…” A Collection of Female Monologues
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Hal Landon, these one-act monologues feature thought-provoking monologues from idiosyncratic female characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students/seniors. Not recommended for audiences under 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Ancient Landslides, Floods and Faults Geology Walk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Explore evidence of ancient landslides, flooding and faulting by looking at geology and geomorphology along the banks of San Juan Creek. Ages 10 and up. Moderate difficulty. $10 for adults, $5 for kids, free for supporters. Participants must be registered by 4 p.m. May 8. Future San Juan Creek Trail, call for directions, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

Uncork! Your Inner Artist with Lee Wanderer
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Drink wine, have fun and learn to paint a masterpiece from start to finish. Cost is $45. Ages 21 and up. San Clemente Art Supply, 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Ruben Gonzalez
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.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.

Powder and Poof!
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. Adele’s at San Clemente Inn, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.481.1222, www.adelesanclementeinn.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.

Second Saturday Book Sale at Dana Point Library
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Dana Point Library have a book sale on the second Saturday of the month, in the storage room adjacent to the library. Books at bargain prices. 33841 Niguel Road, 949.489.3956, www.ocpl.org.

Teacher Appreciation Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission for teachers, every second Saturday of the month at Mission San Juan Capistrano. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Sunday, May 10

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.

Mother’s Day Walk
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Celebrate Mother’s Day in beautiful natural surroundings on a fun discovery walk down Gato Road. Ages 8 and up. Moderate difficulty. $10 for adults, $5 for kids, free for supporters. Participants must be registered by 4 p.m. May 8. Talega Trail in San Clemente (The Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy), call for directions, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

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

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.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Monday, May 11

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Tuesday, May 12

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Wednesday, May 13

Casa Wellness Wednesday: Yoga
9 a.m. Practice multiple yoga traditions. Bring your own mat. Class is suitable for beginners to seasoned practitioners. Admission $5, free for members. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Thursday, May 14

Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to happy hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for this monthly cocktail party. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up chicken, cheese, beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised in the 2015 Yappy Hour season will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. Event also runs on June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Friday, May 15

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Saturday, May 16

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.

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.

Bioluminescence Cruise
8 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. Cruises are also scheduled for June 12 and 13, July 18, Aug. 15, Sep. 19 and Oct. 10. (Oct. 10 cruise begins at 7:30 p.m.). $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

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 May 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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Sunday, May 17

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Monday, May 18

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.

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. 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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Tuesday, May 19
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.

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Wednesday, May 20

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.

Homeschool Family Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Discount packages for homeschool families every third Wednesday of the month at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Packages include child admission, guided tour, audio tour, panning for gold, adobe brick making, koi fish food, Mission Clubhouse ID card and passport explorer. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Thursday, May 21

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Friday, May 22

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.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League presents its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show are mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Saturday, May 23

Sunday, May 24

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.

Monday, May 25

Tuesday, May 26

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.

Thursday, May 28

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.

Singles 50+ Meet and Greet
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Singles over 50 are invited to attend this free event held the last Thursday of each month. Carl the DJ will be spinning the tunes. Tutor and Spunky’s Deli, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy #116, Dana Point, 949.248.9008, www.tutorandspunkys.com.

Friday, May 29

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.

Saturday, May 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.

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. The next event will be held 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 Symphony: Music of France
7 p.m. The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra continues its 2015 “One World” season with conductor Dean Anderson and featuring Yang Bartolotti on violin. Program includes Ravel, Bolero; Ravel, Tzigane; Debussy, La Mer. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. Buy tickets online or at the door on a first come, first served basis. St. Edward’s Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, www.danapointsymphony.com.

Tuesday, June 2

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, June 3

Waterlogged Wednesdays Movie Night
Sundown. Hobie Surf Shop presents one Bruce Brown film per month through June 2015. Tonight’s movie is On Any Sunday (1971). 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.-7 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.
Saturday, June 6

Dana Point Farmers Market & Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

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. Rain or shine. For more information send an email to president@dhhsptsa.com. Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point.

Dana Point Nature Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This 1.5-mile, two-hour docent-led walk explores the ecology and natural history of the Headlands area. Tours occur on the first Saturday of each month. Tour capacity is a maximum of 10 people. RSVP required to wqintern@danapoint.org or 949.248.3527. Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Tuesday, June 9

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, June 10

Casa Wellness Wednesday: Yoga
9 a.m. Practice multiple yoga traditions. Bring your own mat. Class is suitable for beginners to seasoned practitioners. Admission $5, free for members. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Thursday, June 11

Downtown Santa Ana Certified Farmers’ Market
4 p.m.-8 p.m. The OC Fair is celebrating its 125th anniversary early with a series of pop-up parties, each featuring a complimentary sweet treat and prizes including OC Fair tickets and an opportunity to win a season pass. Visit the OC Fair booth at the Downtown Santa Ana Farmers’ Market for a free treat on June 11 and 25. The first 25 guests will also receive a free pair of tickets to the OC Fair. The market is located at the Spurgeon Promenade between 3rd and 4th Streets, in front of the Yost Theater, 714.708.1500, www.ocfair.com.

Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to happy hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for this monthly cocktail party. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up chicken, cheese, beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised in the 2015 Yappy Hour season will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. Event also runs on July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Friday, June 12

Bioluminescence Cruise
8 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. Cruises are also scheduled for June 13, July 18, Aug. 15, Sep. 19 and Oct. 10. (Oct. 10 cruise begins at 7:30 p.m.). $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Saturday, June 13

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.

Whale Walk and Talk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the area’s largest mammal visitor on this 1.5-mile walk through the Dana Point Headlands conservation area. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, except in October and November. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Second Saturday Book Sale at Dana Point Library
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Dana Point Library have a book sale on the second Saturday of the month, in the storage room adjacent to the library. Books at bargain prices. 33841 Niguel Road, 949.489.3956, www.ocpl.org.

Dana Point Symphony: Music of Vienna
7 p.m. The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra continues its 2015 “One World” season with conductor Dean Anderson and featuring Amanda Squitieri, soprano. Program includes Mozart, Impressario Overture, Dove Sono, Porgi Amor, Allelujah from Exultate Jubilate and Symphony 41 Jupiter. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. Buy tickets online or at the door on a first come, first served basis. St. Edward’s Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, www.danapointsymphony.com.

Bioluminescence Cruise
8 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. Cruises are also scheduled for July 18, Aug. 15, Sep. 19 and Oct. 10. (Oct. 10 cruise begins at 7:30 p.m.). $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Tuesday, June 16

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.

Saturday, June 20

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.

Sunday, June 21

Monday, June 22

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.

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. 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, June 23
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.

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, June 24

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.

Tuesday, June 30

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.

Saturday, July 4

Dana Point Farmers Market & Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Wednesday, July 8

Casa Wellness Wednesday: Yoga
9 a.m. Practice multiple yoga traditions. Bring your own mat. Class is suitable for beginners to seasoned practitioners. Admission $5, free for members. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Thursday, July 9
Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to happy hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for this monthly cocktail party. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up chicken, cheese, beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised in the 2015 Yappy Hour season will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. Event also runs on Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Saturday, July 11

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.

Whale Walk and Talk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the area’s largest mammal visitor on this 1.5-mile walk through the Dana Point Headlands conservation area. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, except in October and November. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Second Saturday Book Sale at Dana Point Library
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Dana Point Library have a book sale on the second Saturday of the month, in the storage room adjacent to the library. Books at bargain prices. 33841 Niguel Road, 949.489.3956, www.ocpl.org.

Dana Point Symphony: Music of America
7 p.m. The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2015 “One World” season with conductor Dean Anderson and featuring Steven Vanhauwaert on piano. Program includes Barber, Adagio for Strings; Copland, Appalachian Spring and Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. Buy tickets online or at the door on a first come, first served basis. St. Edward’s Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, www.danapointsymphony.com.

Saturday, July 18

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.

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.

Bioluminescence Cruise
8 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. Cruises are also scheduled for Aug. 15, Sep. 19 and Oct. 10. (Oct. 10 cruise begins at 7:30 p.m.). $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Sunday, July 19

Saturday, August 1

Dana Point Farmers Market & Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Saturday, August 8

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.

Whale Walk and Talk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the area’s largest mammal visitor on this 1.5-mile walk through the Dana Point Headlands conservation area. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, except in October and November. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Second Saturday Book Sale at Dana Point Library
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Dana Point Library have a book sale on the second Saturday of the month, in the storage room adjacent to the library. Books at bargain prices. 33841 Niguel Road, 949.489.3956, www.ocpl.org.

Wednesday, August 12

Casa Wellness Wednesday: Yoga
9 a.m. Practice multiple yoga traditions. Bring your own mat. Class is suitable for beginners to seasoned practitioners. Admission $5, free for members. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Thursday, August 13
Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to happy hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for this monthly cocktail party. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up chicken, cheese, beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised in the 2015 Yappy Hour season will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. Event also runs Sept. 10. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Saturday, August 15

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.

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.

Bioluminescence Cruise
8 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. Cruises are also scheduled for Sep. 19 and Oct. 10. (Oct. 10 cruise begins at 7:30 p.m.). $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Sunday, August 16

Saturday, September 5

Dana Point Farmers Market & Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.
Thursday, September 10
Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to the last Yappy Hour happy hour of the season at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, a monthly cocktail party for dogs and their humans. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up chicken, cheese, beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised in the 2015 Yappy Hour season will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Saturday, September 12

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.

Whale Walk and Talk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the area’s largest mammal visitor on this 1.5-mile walk through the Dana Point Headlands conservation area. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, except in October and November. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Saturday, September 19

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.

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.

Bioluminescence Cruise
8 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. The next cruise is scheduled for Oct. 10. (Oct. 10 cruise begins at 7:30 p.m.). $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Sunday, September 20

Saturday, October, 10

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.

Bioluminescence Cruise
7:30 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Saturday, October, 17

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.

Thursday, October 29

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
4 p.m.-7 p.m. Canines and their companions are invited to the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of scariest, funniest, most glamorous and, of course, best in show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of Faux Paws Productions. Cost to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Saturday, November 7

The Diamond Ball
5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel hosts a gala evening with a silent and live auction, a four-course dinner presented by the resort’s executive chef, music and dancing. Wines from Mutt Lynch Winery will be paired with each course. The event also includes the Diamond Drop, an opportunity for guests to donate gems and jewelry in support of the cause. Tickets are $250 per person and proceeds benefit animal charities that save lives. For tickets or more information, go to www.thediamondball.org. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Saturday, November, 21

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.

Sunday, December 6

Yappy Howl-iday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself, Santa Claus. In keeping with the resort’s Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Saturday, December, 12

Whale Walk and Talk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the area’s largest mammal visitor on this 1.5-mile walk through the Dana Point Headlands conservation area. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, except in October and November. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Saturday, December, 19

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.