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Friday, August 25

Coloring & Knitting Club

10 a.m. Bring out your inner artist during the Dana Point Library’s adult coloring & knitting club. Supplies provided. The class occurs every Friday 10 a.m.-noon. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. 949.496.5517.

Orange County Wine Cruise

5:30 p.m. Join Dana Wharf for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard the luxury catamaran. The cruises run Friday and Sunday evenings. Tickets are $49. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.5794.

Live Music: Feed the Kitty

7-10 p.m. Feed the Kitty will perform at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.661.7799.

Live Music: Robbie Dean

7:30 p.m. Listen to live music. Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.6500.

Saturday, August 26

Club Run-Ship 2 Rail

6:45-9:45 a.m. South Coast Roadrunners will lead a run that goes through a portion of the Dana Point Turkey Trot. The group will meet at the end of Dana Point Harbor Drive, near the Pilgrim, and the small pier in the Harbor. The total distance is 10.6 miles, shorter options are available. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Smart Gardening 101: Creating a Bird & Butterfly Garden

9:30-11 a.m. Learn about creating a bird and butterfly garden during a free class during the 2017 Smart Gardening 101 Series with Goin’ Native Therapeutic Gardens and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners. Reata Park and Event Center. 28632 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano.

Preserving Summer Tomatoes with Carla Molloy

10 a.m. Join The Ecology Center and master preserver Carla Malloy for a workshop on all things tomato preservation. The class is three hours long and open to any age. $60 for non-members, $50 for members. The Ecology Center. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.443.4223.

Friends of the Dana Point Headlands Children’s Program

10 a.m. Join the monthly children’s programs at the Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center every fourth Saturday of the month. The program is designed to teach kids about the natural world around the Headlands. Programs are hands-on and generally geared towards kids and families. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center. 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point. For details and reservations contact

Ocean Institute Whale Watching

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Ocean Institute scientists on a whale watching cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to view wildlife that make the coastal waters of Dana Point their home. Trips go out every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and active-duty military and $25 for children. Members receive a 10 percent discount. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274.

Saturday, Aug. 26 & Sunday, Aug. 27: 17th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo

1 p.m. The richest two-day rodeo in the nation returns with the top 30 contestants in saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping competing at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. Gates open at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the rodeo starting at 4 p.m. On Sunday, gates open at 11:30 a.m. with a 1:30 p.m. rodeo. Saturday evening concludes with a performance by Grand Junction and dancing. $30 per day for adults, $10 for children 4-12, free for kids 3 and under. 30753 La Pata Road, San Juan Capistrano. For info on where to buy tickets, visit

Saturdays at the Swallow’s Inn

2:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. A day of live music kicks off with Flock of 80’s at 2:30 p.m. followed by Whiskey Ridge at 8:30 p.m. Food from Lisa’s Kitchen will be available throughout the afternoon. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188.

Barks & Brews

4-7 p.m. “Bark” your calendar to celebrate National Dog Day at Outlets at San Clemente to sniff, schmooze and drink craft brews. Sip on cold beer from local breweries while enjoying live entertainment, a doggy costume contest with prizes, photo booths, a food truck, free treats and of course dog-friendly vendors for your four-legged best friends. The event is free to attend. Beers are $5 for a 10-ounce pour, with all proceeds going directly to the Pet Project Foundation. 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente. 949.595.8899.

Sixth Annual Heroes Nite Out

5-9 p.m. Local nonprofit Homefront America hosts its annual event honoring United States military men and women for their commitment and dedication to protecting residents’ freedoms, while also paying tribute to their supporting spouses. The event includes dining, music, and a drawing/auction. Admission is $55 per person. All proceeds benefit programs for military families. The event is free for all active duty military. Serra Plaza, 31920 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano.

Film Screening of ‘Unbroken Ground’

6:30-8:30 p.m. Join The Ecology Center for a movie screening of Patagonia Provisions’ newest documentary on the critical role food will play in the future. Guests should bring a chair or blanket. Admission is free, $10 suggested donation. The Ecology Center. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.443.4223.

Bad to the Bone BBQ Rodeo Party

7 p.m. Bad to the Bone BBQ hosts their annual rodeo party at the restaurant. The event includes live music and a rodeo-inspired dinner for purchase. Musician Danny Griego takes the stage in front of the restaurant at 7 p.m. 31738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano.

Lass Your Aff Off!

7:30 p.m. Adele’s monthly Lass Your Aff Off! comedy show will feature comedians from television, radio and comedy clubs across the U.S., produced by veteran comedian Tom Riehl. This month’s headliner is the very funny Tony Calabrese. To purchase tickets go to Adele’s at the San Clemente Inn, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente. 949.481.1222.

Live Music: Cliff Drive Band

7:30-11:30 p.m. Listen to live music. Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.493.2933.

Live Music Harbor Cruise

8-9:30 p.m. Every Saturday join Dana Wharf for a live music harbor cruise. Tickets are $25 per person, and the event is for 21 and older. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603.

Live Music: FastTimes

9 p.m.-midnight. Listen to FastTimes perform. StillWater Spirit & Sounds. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point.

Sunday, August 27

Bend & Brew

11:30 a.m. iHeartYoga holds a Bend & Brew session at Left Coast Brewing Company’s tasting room in San Clemente. It’s a one-hour yoga class followed by a pint of beer. Admission $10. 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente. 949.363.3152.

Acoustic Sundays

Noon-3 p.m. Listen to live performances every Sunday. Stillwater Spirits and Sounds. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point. 949.661.6003.

Foreign Film

3-4:45 p.m. A film is shown on the fourth Sunday of the month. Registration is not required. Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. 949.496.5517.

Live Music: Jann Brown
3:30-8:30 p.m. Jann Brown performs at the Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188.

Live Music: Family Style

4-7 p.m. Listen to Family Style perform. StillWater Spirit & Sounds. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point.

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