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Capistrano Valley News (Newspaper) - May 29, 2014, Capistrano Valley, CaliforniaHIE PHOTO: DARNELL RENEE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER San Juan Capistrano's new Rtata Park & Evant Cantar has trails for horsa riding and walking. Tho park's grand-opaning calabration is Saturday. Reata Park opening festivities ready to deliver fun Saturday thursday 29th BOATS Dana Point Harbor Boat Show: Thousands of maritime enthusiasts are expected to attend this four-day event today through 1 Sunday. About 150 power and sail vessels will be on display. Tickets: $9; free for children 12 and younger accompanied by a paid adult. The boat show is open from noon to 7 p.m. today and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 323-655-2010 and danaboatshow.com.SPECIAL EVENTS A Taste for Charity: You can sample food from 12 restaurants and bid on artists’ creations at this 19th annual charity event presented by the Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates. The evening starts at 6 p.m. at Seven-degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Information: 949-497-2474 and tickets-lagunatastefor chartty.eventbrlte.com. San Juan Capistrano’s Reata Park & Event Center, a new 12-acre park off Ortega Highway, will open Saturday with a four-hour celebration. The free event will start with a dedication ceremony, followed by live music, dancing and family activities. Cowbov Ken will lead stories and songs for kids, and there will be a petting zoo, pony rides and inflatable bounce houses. You also can see a birds of prey exhibit and go on docent-led tours of the park. A barbecue lunch, along with beer, wine and other beverages, will be available for purchase. The city bought the land as part of the $27.5 million riding-park purchase from Rancho Mission Viejo in 2010. A group of volunteers organized by the nonprofit San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation spent thousands of hours building the park, which features hundreds of native plants. lf you go Dedication ceremony: 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday Grand~opening festivities: from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Reata Park & Event Center, 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano Cost: Free Information: 949-493-5911FORUM Water Issues: A meeting presented by the city of San Juan Capistrano will address the city's water supply, ways to conserve water and possible effects of proposed changes to water rates. The two-hour forum starts at 5:30 p.m. at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion. Free admission. Information: Cathy Salcedo at 949-443-6317 and sanjuan capistrano.org (click on "Calendar"). Bridal fair and inn tour: You can learn about local wedding planning services at a bridal fair 4-9 p.m. at Garden Cottage at the Green Bed & Breakfast. 119 Avenida Santa Inez, San Clemente. Free admission. There also will be tours of the inn and its gardens. Information: 949-498-0593.THEATER ‘Beauty and the Beast': Marco Forster Middle School students will present a stage rendition of the classic Disney movie. Shows start at 6 p.m. today, Friday and Wednesday through June 6 at the school, 25601 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano. Tickets: $5 for children: $7 for adults in advance at eventbrite.com or $10 at the door. Information: 949-234-5907 and mfms.schoolloop.com.friday 30thMUSIC 'Pops on Broadway': San Clemente High School singers will perform tunes from "Rent," "A Chorus Line," "Les Miserables" and other Broadway musicals from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school’s Triton Center, 700 Avenida Pico. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children and senior citizens. Information: 949-492-4165 and tritonvocalmusic.com.DANCE ‘Viva La Dance*: San Clemente High School dance team presents a concert at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday In the school gym, 700 Avenida Pico. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students. Information: 949-492-4165 and schsdance.org.SPECIAL EVENT Charity poker: You can play Texas Hold ’em with former National Football League quarterback Jim Everett, former Angels pitcher Chuck Finley and other sports stars starting at 6 p.m. at Talega Golf Club, 990 Avenida Talega, San Clemente. The first-place winner will be awarded a three-night stay at the Van Wormer resort in Mexico. Guests also can play blackjack and roulette to win raffle tickets for prizes. Tickets: $100. Reservations: Call Jim Holden at 949-285-8819. Proceeds will benefit Fish for Life, a nonprofit that offers fishing trips for special-needs children. Information: danapoint.org (click on "Calendar").OUTDOORS Grunion Night: You can watch thousands of little silvery fish come ashore at Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, at 11 p.m. as part of their periodic mating ritual. Meet at picnic site A at 9:30 p.m. for a presentation about grunion by longtime Doheny volunteers Tom and Marilyn Wenzel. The visitors center will open at 8:30 p.m. Information: 949-496-2704 and vicki.wickerd&parks.ca.gov. 'Walking In Nature and Meditating in Stillness': This free 90-minute program, courtesy of the Laguna Canyon Foundation, will Include a nature walk and indoor meditation at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Meet at 6 p.m. at the park's Nix Nature Center, 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Bring a blanket and pillow. Participants must be 16 or older. Parking costs $3 per vehicle. Information: 949-497-8324 and lagunacanyon.org.saturday 31stOUTDOORS Garden tour: You can stroll through five gardens - four in San Clemente and one in San Juan Capistrano's Los Rios Historic District -between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on a self-guided tour courtesy of the San Clemente Garden Club. Purchase tickets at sandemente gardenclub.com by Friday or buy them Saturday at the first garden at 236 W. Avenida Palizada, San Clemente. Tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the garden club's scholarships and civic beautification projects. Information: Launa Gould at 949-492-5518. Discover your OL Seeds & Sonnets Paige Roth '15 Biology & English double major & undergraduate researcher TRINITY UNIVERSITY SAN ANTONIO ■ 1869 Discover. Grow. Become discover.trinity.edu PLAN! ANATOMY

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