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Thursday, April 10

Kids’ Free Gardening Workshop
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Casa Romantica offers a free workshop for kids ages 7-11. This fun outdoor, hands-on learning experience will promote environmental awareness and the joy of being in nature while learning water-wise gardening. Reservations required. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Good Neighbors Club of Capo Valley
11 a.m. Ladies, make new friends, enjoy lunch, be entertained and learn about groups in your area of interest, including cards, book clubs, movies, trips and more. Held on the second Tuesday of the month, September-June. Call for reservations. Wedgewood San Clemente (at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course), 150 Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.492.0621.

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

Friday, April 11

OC Fair Imaginology
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Three days of free family fun and educational activities, exhibits and entertainment focused on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum at the OC Fair & Event Center. Saturday and Sunday events take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500, www.ocfair.com/steam.

Kids’ Free Gardening Workshop
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Casa Romantica offers a free workshop for kids ages 7-11. This fun outdoor, hands-on learning experience will promote environmental awareness and the joy of being in nature while learning water-wise gardening. Reservations required. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Elliott on Piano
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Derek Bordeaux Band
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live Motown and R&B covers at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

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

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

Saturday, April 12

Community Service Gardening
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Help clean and maintain Los Rios Park. Middle and high school students are eligible to receive community service hours. Bring gloves. Meets every second Saturday, except rain days and holidays. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Trail Clearing and Weeding
8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Spend time in the beautiful outdoors and help clear and maintain trails at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy. Drinks and snacks provided. Bring work gloves if you have them. RSVP online by April 11. Free. Call for directions. 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

Doheny Wood Car Show
8 a.m.-3 p.m. The annual all-woodie car show at Doheny State Beach presented by the Southern California Woodie Club. Parking $15, event is free. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.6172, www.dohenystatebeach.org.

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.

Doheny Earth Day Restoration Project
9 a.m.-noon. Join volunteers at Doheny State Beach to plant native plants, shrubs and trees around this seaside park. Bring your favorite shovel and work gloves. Free parking for volunteers. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, www.dohenystatebeach.org.

Patriot’s Day Marine Car Wash
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 in thanking and supporting the U.S. Marines of the light attack and assault helicopter unit MAG 39. Enjoy food and drinks while you wait. Displays from local law and safety enforcement will be on display. South Shores Church, 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Dana Point, www.vfwpost9934.org.

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

Second Saturday Art Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy arts and crafts by local and regional artists, live music, business and restaurant specials and more in downtown San Juan Capistrano along the streets of Camino Capistrano, Yorba, Verdugo and Los Rios. 949.493.4700, www.sjcartfair.org.

Festival of Books
10 a.m.-5 p.m. A two-day celebration of music, comedy, photography, film, art, food, and of course, books. Admission is free. University of Southern California, University Park Campus, just off Interstate 110 at Exposition Blvd. and Figueroa St., Los Angeles, festivalofbooks2014.usc.edu.

Mamma Mia
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents this hit musical about a mother, a daughter and three potential dads walking down memory lane. Set in Greece to the music of ABBA, this tale of love and laughter is internationally acclaimed. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m. Dalton Gang performs until 6:30 p.m. Brad Johnson and Killin’ Time take the stage at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Ark of Taste
5 p.m.-7 p.m. Slow Food Orange County and SEEDS Arts and Education present a culinary event showcasing heritage and heirloom food items at Annaliese School. Tickets $25-$45. 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, www.slowfoodoc-seeds-tasteofarkoftaste.eventbrite.com.

Elliott on Piano
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live Motown and R&B covers at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Nick Terrafranca
8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.650.6500, www.windandsearestaurants.com.

Live Oak Review
9 p.m. Live music at StillWater Spirits & Sounds. 24701 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Sunday, April 13

Spring Plant Hike
8 a.m.-11 a.m. Celebrate the beauty of spring with a 3- to 4-mile hike led by a California Plant Society naturalist at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy. Space is limited. RSVP online. $10 adults, $5 kids, free for supporters. Call for directions. 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

OC Fair Imaginology
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free, family educational activities and entertainment focused on S.T.E.A.M. curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Plus food trucks, a petting zoo and more for a small fee. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500, www.ocfair.com/steam .

Festival of Books
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Last day to enjoy this celebration of music, comedy, photography, film, art, food, and of course, books. Admission is free. University of Southern California, University Park Campus, just off Interstate 110 at Exposition Blvd. and Figueroa St., Los Angeles, festivalofbooks2014.usc.edu.

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. Tour at the Mission in honor of Father Junipero Serra, who was born 300 years ago this year. Offered Sundays. Admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

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

Missy and Heine Andersen
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Jimmy Webb and Maureen McGovern
7:30 p.m. Songwriter Jimmy Webb and Grammy-nominated Maureen McGovern take audiences on a trip back to the ’60s and ’70s with music from Carole King, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and more. Tickets start at $79. Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org.

Monday, April 14

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.

San Clemente Junior Woman’s Club
Monthly General Meeting. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Adult Day Health Care Center, 2021 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, across from the Marblehead Community. www.scjwc.org.

Tuesday, April 15

$2 Tuesday
Tacos, domestic drafts and shot specials for $2 at The Swallow’s Inn. Chris Cram performs on stage. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator in a fun learning environment. Occurs every Tuesday. For more info, email 1707@toastmastersclubs.org or contact Marshall at 949.441.6179. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

Wednesday, April 16

Native American Basket Weaving
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Experience the art of basket weaving on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Free with admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.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.

SOCGEMS Meeting
7:15 p.m. The South Orange County Gem & Mineral Society Meeting meets the third Wednesday of the month in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Community Center. Includes a program of interest. Guests welcome. Refreshments served. 100 N. Calle Seville, 949.498.8358, www.socgems.org.

Thursday, April 17

Los Rios Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Help clean and maintain Los Rios Park with fellow green thumbs. Meets every Thursday, except rain days and holidays, in front of the Montanez Adobe. Bring gloves, clippers and an apron. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Mermade Market
10:00 a.m.-9 p.m. A three-day, handmade-craft boutique opens at the Dana Point Community House and runs through Saturday, April 19. Unique items will be on display and food trucks and face painting will be offered on Saturday. Free. 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point.

Third-Thursday Mixer: Boneyard Café
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The Dana Point Chamber hosts this monthly networking event for attendees to meet contacts and discuss business over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. $12 for members, $20 for non-members. Boneyard Café, Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.1555, www.danapointchamber.com.

Beer Can Race Kickoff Party
6:30 p.m. Join the Dana Point Yacht Club for a night of food, fun and beer to learn about the summertime “Beer Can” racing series. 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point,949.496.2900, www.dpyc.org.

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

Friday, April 18

San Clemente Junior Woman’s Club
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Join the local Junior Woman’s Club for coffee, conversation and information about the club. Starbucks, 1001 Avenida Pico, www.scjwc.org.

Derek Bordeaux Band
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live Motown and R&B covers at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

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

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

Saturday, April 19

Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Bring the family and come hungry to the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast during the Dana Point Easter egg hunt at Sea Canyon Park. $6 for adults, $3 for children. 33121 Santiago Drive, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Dana Point Egg Hunts
9 a.m.-10 a.m. Children up to 10 can enjoy games, egg hunts, a petting zoo and a visit from the Easter Bunny at two Dana Point Parks. Egg hunts start at 10 a.m. Free. Events are held at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach and Sea Canyon Park, 33093 Santiago Drive, Dana Point, 949.248.3530, 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. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, 949.248.3527, wqintern@danapoint.org.

Doheny Mother Earth Cleanup
9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will clean the beach, San Juan Creek and the park grounds of Doheny State Beach. Bring work gloves. Meet at Lifeguard Headquarters. Inform gate guard you are volunteering. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, www.dohenystatebeach.org.

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.

Mariachis at the Mission
10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Enjoy live mariachi music performed by the Capistrano Community Mariachi Program at the Mission. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Eco Hero Salt Creek Beach Clean Up
10 a.m.-noon. The Ritz-Carlton celebrates Earth Day by inviting community members to care for the area’s marine environment. Learn from the resort’s Eco-Adventure Center’s naturalists about the fragility of the world’s beaches and oceans. 33333 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.240.5072, cristy.cohen@ritzcarlton.com.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m. Family Style performs until 8:30 p.m., directly followed by the Honky Tonk Kings. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Mike Wallace
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live Motown and R&B covers at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

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

Glasses Donation at Spring Spectacular
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Give the gift of sight by donating glasses and sunglasses. The San Clemente Junior Woman’s Club will collect new and used spectacles for the charity One Sight. Vista Hermosa Sports Park, 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, www.scjwc.org.

Sunday, April 20

Dana Point History Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Explore the history of the area each third Sunday with the Nature Interpretive Center. RSVP required for this 1.5-mile, docent-led tour. 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, 949.248.3527, wqintern@danapoint.org.

Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy live music and partake in holiday events for the whole family at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. $89 for adults, $40 for children ages 6 to 12. Call 949.487.7516 for reservations. 25135 Park Lantern, www.lagunacliffs.com.

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. Tour at the Mission in honor of Father Junipero Serra, who was born 300 years ago this year. Offered Sundays. Admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Big Fat Steve Band
1:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Monday, April 21

Members Only Garden Tour
Members of the San Juan Capistrano Garden Club will tour specially selected gardens in the annual members-only garden tour. For information about becoming a member, call 949.584.1680, or visit www.sanjuancapistranogardenclub.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.

Tuesday, April 22

$2 Tuesday
Tacos, domestic drafts and shot specials for $2 at The Swallow’s Inn. Phil Vandermost performs on stage. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator in a fun learning environment. Occurs every Tuesday. For more info, email 1707@toastmastersclubs.org or contact Marshall at 949.441.6179. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

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

Wednesday, April 23

Resident Appreciation Days
9 a.m.-5 p.m. San Juan Capistrano residents receive free admission into the Mission with a $10 purchase at the Mission Store. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Mission Garden Tours
10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Take a half-hour tour of the Mission’s grounds with the Mission Gardening Angels. Meet at the front gate. Free with admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Orange Practice at the Mission
2 p.m. Stop by and listen to Christine Dow, the lead organ player at Mission Basilica, who will be practicing at the Serra Chapel every Wednesday. Free with admission $6-$9. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.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.

Rabbi Blue
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Thursday, April 24

Los Rios Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Help clean and maintain Los Rios Park with fellow green thumbs. Meets every Thursday, except rain days and holidays, in front of the Montanez Adobe. Bring gloves, clippers and an apron. Sign the volunteer form at www.goinnative.net.

Curiosity Carts
10 a.m.-noon. Educational carts offer visitors a close-up view of historical artifacts, including objects used by the Juaneno Mission Indians. Free with admission $6-$9. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Taryn Donath
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System
7 p.m. Learn from a NASA scientist how the exploration of Earth’s oceans are helping us to understand potential habitability of other planets and moons. Free for members, $15 for non-members. Registration and pre-payment required. Call or email rsvp@explorocean.org to register. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ExplorOcean, 600 East Bay Ave., Newport Beach, 949.675.8915, www.explorocean.org.

Doo Wah Riders
7:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.