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Wednesday, October 29

Dance Against Cancer
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dance Against Cancer: Step Up to Fund Pediatric Cancer. In the Quad at saddleback College. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.saddleback.edu.

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

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-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.

Matt Pagano
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Rod Frias
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.

Outrageous Acts of Peace
7 p.m. Nobel Peace Laureate, Leymah Gbowee, and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, speak at Soka University on the topic “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must play in transforming violence to peace.” Admission $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, 949.480.4000, www.performingarts.soka.edu.

Thursday, October 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.

Nature Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A free docent led 1.5-mile, 2-hour walk explores the ecology and natural history of the Dana Point headlands area. Tours occur on the first Saturday of the month. RSVP to wqintern@danapoint.org or 949.248.3527. Ten people maximum. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, 949.248.3527, www.danapoint.org.

Read to a Dog
3 p.m. Children can practice their skills and build confidence reading aloud by sharing favorite tales with certified therapy dogs. RSVP today. San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween
4 p.m.-7 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 beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. At this special Halloween edition of Yappy Hour, there will be a costume contest where a panel of judges will award prizes for the scariest, funniest, most glamorous and best in show. Contest entry is $10 per canine. Funds raised 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.

Honor the Valor Football Game
6 p.m. Free student tailgate at 6 p.m. followed by the game at 7 p.m. Free hot dogs at tailgate, military vehicles, photo booth, games and prizes. Fundraising event is held in support of local veterans. Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, www.danahillsfootball.com.

Brandon Wildish
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Casa Drama: The Casa Caper
7 p.m. Interactive, “who done it” murder-mystery dinner theater. Tickets for The Casa Caper include the performance and catered dinner. Tickets $65. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

The Kalama Brothers
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

Tim Johnson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Paul Cannon
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Friday, October 31

South County Harvest Festival
5 p.m.-9 p.m. You will find bounce houses, popcorn, candy, games, rock climbing wall, rides, slides, music, prizes, a food truck, coffee truck and more at the South County Harvest Festival. Event is free. Buchheim Field, 31612 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.2572, www.scharvest.com.

The Best Halloween Costume Party Ever!
7 p.m. Pirate themed Halloween costume party with live sword fighting, food, drinks, music, dancing, karaoke and auctions will raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Tickets are $30 per person. Aventura Sailing Association, 24707 Dana Drive Dana Point, 949.493.9493, www.aventurasailing.com.

George Fryer & The Clatch
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Halloween Party
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Halloween party with Billy Watson and DJ Shea. There will be a costume contest and dancing at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855 www.ivalees.com

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

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

Mike Scarpello
8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, www.windandsearestaurants.com.

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

Saturday, November 1

Dana Point Farmers Market and Craft Fair
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, crafted goods, 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.

History Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This walking tour explore the history of the area and covers approximately 1.5 miles in distance. 34558 Scenic Drive Dana Point. To RSVP email wgintern@danapoint.com or call 949.248.3527. www.danapoint.org.

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

All-American Boys Chorus Fundraiser
7 p.m. Last man on the moon, Captain Eugene A. Cernan, will be honored at a benefit gala for The All-American Boys Chorus. Captain Cernan and Major General William Lyon will be honored with a presentation of the AABC “Great American Awards.” There will be entertainment from the chorus, a VIP reception with the honoress, silent and live auctions and a gourmet dinner. Tickets start at $100. Tickets may be purchased at www.taabc.org or via phone at 714.708.1670×15. 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

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

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

Drag Factory
8 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 at 949.481.1222. 2600 Ave Del Presidente, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Sunday, November 2

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.

The Village Art Faire
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop and stroll along Avenida Del Mar, in the heart of historic downtown San Clemente on the first Sunday of every month, where close to 70 gifted artisans sell their hand-crafted art and fine crafts. Explore a variety of exceptional work including fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, botanicals, knits, jewelry, leather goods, metal work, organic textiles, natural body products, fused and blown glass and much more. 949.395.7008. www.villagesanclemente.org.

Tour de Coop
9 a.m. Take a self-guided bike tour of backyard chicken coops in Laguna Beach. Chicken lovers and coop curious will bike coop-to-coop in this second annual event to learn about keeping backyard chickens. Event is free and open to all ages. Biking is encouraged but cars may be driven instead. Laguna Cyclery is offering half-priced bike tune ups for the tour. Check-in from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Anneliese Schools’ Willobrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Learn about various breeds and their care from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at “Coop Scoop.” Register online at www.seedsed.org/lbtourdecoop.

Concert of Remembrance
4 p.m. A journey of music, poetry and prayer to remember ones loved and lost. Refreshment reception following the concert. $15 suggested donation per person, childcare provided. St. Clement’s by-the-Sea, Episcopal Church, 202 Avenida Aragon, San Clemente.

Monday, November 3

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.

Tuesday, November 4

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

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

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

Half-priced Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Dream Brother
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Wednesday, November 5

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

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-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.

Waterlogged Wednesdays Movie Night
Sundown. Hobie Surf Shop presents one Bruce Brown film per month through June 2015. Tonight’s movie is Slippery When Wet (1958), the film that launched Brown’s film career. Free. 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.496.2366.

Thursday, November 6

Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteers meet every Thursday in front of the Montanez Adobe at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano to help maintain the garden and more. Bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes. 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Casa Classic
7:00 p.m. Casa Romantica presents a night of classical music with the Royce String Quarter in the first Casa Classic performance of the season. The musicians are from the prestigious Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California Los Angeles and have won chamber competitions throughout the West Coast. General admission is $25 and students with a valid idea are $5. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Friday, November 7

Taste of San Clemente
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Taste food from over twenty of the area’s finest restaurants as well as wine and Microbrews. There will be live music and dancing. The ticket price includes a complimentary “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. Visit www.scchamber.com or call the San Clemente Chamber at 949.492.1131 for ticket prices and information. Casino San Clemente, 140 Avenida Pico, San Clemente.

First Friday Film
7 p.m. Help support the San Juan Capistrano Library the first Friday of each month while watching a film in La Sala Auditorium. $2 donation. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

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

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

Saturday, November 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.

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

Second Saturday Art & Antique Fair
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Peruse art, crafts and antiques at this monthly fair in historic, downtown San Juan Capistrano. Vendors set up throughout downtown and along Los Rios Street. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information. .949.493.4700, www.sanjuanchamber.com.

Handmade: A Maker’s Market
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the local artisanal community as some of the region’s best emerging artists showcase their one-of-a-kind crafts, from custom furniture and apparel to wildflower arrangements. Free. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.443.4223 or visit www.theecologycenter.org.

Dog Day Afternoon Luncheon
11:30 a.m. L’Hirondelle restaurant hosts a luncheon fundraiser on the patio to benefit the Ark of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue. Event includes a three-course meal, wine, live musical entertainment, live and silent auction and an opportunity drawing. Tickets $50 per person. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Dog treats will be provided. 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.388.0034, www.arkofsanjuan.org.

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

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

Tuesday, November 11

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

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

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

Veteran’s Day Service
10 a.m. The Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 and Ladies Auxiliary and the City of Dana Point will recognize all Veterans for their sacrifices and service to America. Strands Vista Park, 34201 Selva Road Dana Point, 949.248.7696, www.vfwpost9934.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. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Wednesday, November 12

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

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-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.

Thursday, November 13

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.

Free Saddleback Concert Series
1 p.m. Traditional blues duo, Sheriffs of Schroedingham, perform as part of the school music department’s free one-hour concert series, every Thursday in Fine Arts Room 101 and the McKinney Theatre. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

PJ Storytime with the Sunshine Readers
7 p.m-7:45 p.m. Reading event for children off all ages, pajamas wearing encouraged but not required, at the San Clemente Library, 2651 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, 949.412.1245, www.ocpl.org.

Friday, November 14

North Beach Art Walk
6 p.m. The Art Walk will begin at Artwistic Creations (near El Portal) and progress down the hill on North El Camino Real. It will end with the official After Party Headquarters at Knuckleheads Sports Bar (Avenida Pico and El Camino Real). Participating Businesses include: Artwistic Creations, T. Patterson Surfboards, The Mint Gallery, Bull Taco, San Clemente Art Supply AKA Green Flash Gallery, The Riders Club, Noll Surfboards Gallery and Knuckleheads sports bar after party (9 p.m. to 2 a.m.). Attendees must be over 21 to attend the after party.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

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

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

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