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Thursday, October 2

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.

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.

Friday, October 3

Blessings Born: Brick by Brick
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sherill Sedillo, local midwife and founder of Dana Point-based nonprofit Hearts 4 Africa, is holding an auction style fundraiser to build a maternal hospital in Uganda. Hearts 4 Africa is dedicated to reducing mother and newborn mortality. Evening includes traditional Ugandan dancing, an hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet and the opportunity to bid on items such as windows, bricks and sinks to collectively help build the Hearts 4 Africa Maternal Hospital and Healthcare Clinic in Iganga, Uganda.Tickets are $30 for two seats. Held at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Dana Point, 714.315.8589, www.hearts4africa.net/auction.

Aromatherapy Yoga
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Elevate all your senses at this gentle yoga class featuring essential oils for cancer prevention. Donation based. Funds donated will be given to the Cancer Research Center. Sun Salute Yoga, 24582 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point, (949) 371-6097.

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.

Quilters: A Musical
8 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Saturday, October 4

Surterre Mega Open House
Oct. 4 and 5. In an effort to help homebuyers streamline their search, Surterre Realty is hosting a mega open house event showcasing more than 100 properties in a variety of styles and prices. www.surterreopenhouseevent.com.

Dana Point State BBQ Championship
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Taste some of the best barbecue around as over 100 teams compete in Dana Point. There will also be beverages and musical entertainment. Admission is free. Barbecue tasting tickets are$2 each and benefit Dana Point VFW. A portion of beer sales will benefit the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. Free parking is available along Niguel Road, Stonehill Drive and at Salt Creek Beach on a first come, first served basis. Free parking and shuttle service from Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, to the venue and back will be offered from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sea Terrace Park, Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road, Dana Point, www.danapointbbqchampionships.com.

Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle
7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Stand-up paddlers, prone paddlers and SUP surfers from the sport’s elite ranks to open divisions and kids will gather for competition and fun entertainment. Event includes a SUP expo, beer garden, Kids Zone, yoga area and more. Free to watch. Salt Creek Beach, 33333 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. For registration and more information see www.battleofthepaddle.com.

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.

Acorn Day
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ranger-led hikes, interpretive programs for families and activities for kids, including crafts, games, storytelling, puppet show and a petting zoo at O’Neill Regional Park. Guests are invited to reserve a campsite and stay at the park for the day. Free. Parking $5. 30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon. For more info, call 949.923.2260 or visit www.ocparks.com/parks/oneill.

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.

Drag Factory Show
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 at 949.481.1222, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, www.adelesatthesanclementeinn.com.

Music Harbor Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy live music aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Quilters: A Musical
8 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Sunday, October 5

Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Stand-up paddlers, prone paddlers and SUP surfers from the sport’s elite ranks to open divisions and kids will gather for competition and fun entertainment. Event includes a SUP expo, beer garden, Kids Zone, yoga area and more. Free to watch. Salt Creek Beach, 33333 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. For registration and more information see www.battleofthepaddle.com.

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.

Historical Walking Tour
1 p.m. Take a docent-led, 1.5-hour tour of San Juan Capistrano with the Historical Society. Visit adobes built in the 1790s and take a stroll down Los Rios Street. Meet at the train depot platform. $2 donation for adults, $1 for children. For more info, call 949.493.8444 or visit www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

Quilters: A Musical
2 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 for students. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

DSBIA Wildlife Sunset Cruise
4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association is sponsoring their annual Wildlife Cruise as a reward to current members and as a membership incentive for those who join on or before the day of the event. Check-in at the Dana Wharf Sports Fishing docks for a fun ride aboard the Dana Pride to mingle with other DSBIA members, dolphins, sea lions, seals and blue and finback whales while watching the sunset. Drinks and galley grub will be provided. Membership forms are available online and at the check-in on the day of the event. Memberships cost $25 for the annual individual, individual life is $100; family annual, $35; family life, $135; and the senior 63+ annual is $10. An RSVP is a must even for those planning to sign up on the dock as the boats capacity is limited. RSVP to Mike Ahumada at mike@mikeahumada.com. To obtain a membership application to complete before the cruise, visit www.dohenystatebeach.org.

Monday, October 6

Help with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger
10:45 a.m. Recovery International provides help with gaining control over distressing emotions and tools to improve coping skills. Meetings held every Monday. Donation requested but not required. El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, 949.380.0809, www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.

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.

Tuesday, October 7

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

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.492.7181, www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator. Occurs every Tuesday. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. 949.280.9777, 3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Wednesday, October 8

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.

Thursday, October 9

Valiant Women Trunk Show
4 p.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy guilt-free shopping in support of Mission Hospital Breast Health Center and Breast Health Wall of Honor. Trunk show retailers—Harvey original seatbelt purses, Brighton Collectibles, Power of Pink bracelets and many more offering designer clothing, jewelry and accessories—will donate 20 percent of sales to the hospital. Marbella Country Club, 30800 Golf Club Drive, San Juan Capistrano, 949.365.3893, natalie.hart@stjoe.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.

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.

Live! at the Museum
7 p.m.-8 p.m. Trombonist Kurt Ferguson and Friends perform as part of the concert series at the Laguna Beach Art Museum. Free for members, non-members pay $7 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Reservations available online at www.lagunaartmuseum.org or call 949.494.8971 ext. 203. 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach. For more info, call 949.715.9713 or visit www.lagunabeachlive.org.

Friday, October 10

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.

Saturday, October 11

Music Harbor Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music from the Cali Conscious aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

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.

Eco-comedy Documentary Film
6:30 p.m. A screening of the eco-comedy documentary “How to Boil a Frog,” about the planet’s limited resources and what people can do to save the planet. San Juan Mobile Estates, 32302 Alipaz St., #267, San Juan Capistrano. To RSVP, call 949.493.4647 or email jclark@amcat.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.

Sunday, October 12

Community Table Sunday Brunch
11 a.m.-1:30 pm. Brunch at The Ecology Center includes custom menu showcasing seasonal dishes, food from Cook Pigs Ranch and fruit and vegetables from the center’s own gardens. $55 for members, $65 for non-members. Proceeds support the center’s sustainability programs and operations. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano. For tickets or more info, visit www.theecologycenter.org.

Historical Walking Tour
1 p.m. Take a docent-led, 1.5-hour tour of San Juan Capistrano with the Historical Society. Visit adobes built in the 1790s and take a stroll down Los Rios Street. Meet at the train depot platform. $2 donation for adults, $1 for children. For more info, call 949.493.8444 or visit www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

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.

Monday, October 13

Help with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger
10:45 a.m. Recovery International provides help with gaining control over distressing emotions and tools to improve coping skills. Meetings held every Monday. Donation requested but not required. El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, 949.380.0809, www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.

Tuesday, October 14

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

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.492.7181, www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator. Occurs every Tuesday. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. 949.280.9777, 3944816.toastmastersclubs.org.

Wednesday, October 15

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.

Thursday, October 16

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.

6th Annual Throwing the Dogs a Bone Golf Tournament
Noon. Golf tournament benefitting local animal rescue organizations, The Ark of San Juan and Lionel’s Legacy, at Talega Golf Club. Tournament format is a four-man scramble, best ball with prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and high and low team scores. $135 entry fee per player includes tournament play, range balls, box lunch, drink tickets and gift bag. 990 Avenida Talega, San Clemente. To register or for more info, email steve@newworldtraffic.com or visit www.throwingthedogsabone.com.

Free Saddleback Concert Series
1 p.m. Classical trumpeter Tim Hall performs 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.

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.