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Health Seminars:  Saddleback Memorial is offering seminars on a variety of health topics including Tobacco Cessation on Tuesday evenings, Nutrition and Exercise, and Medicare Basics (call for dates and times). Information: 1.800.636.6742 or


Food Trucks: Even though school if out, “Food Truck Mondays” will continue at San Clemente High School from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Some of the proceeds from the gourmet eats support the school’s music program.

Bus Service: A bus service is in effect allowing riders to take the Route 193 bus to Vista Hermosa Sports Park and San Clemente’s Target store. The bus operates Monday through Friday only. For schedule, visit

Leave a Legacy: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is inviting residents, businesses and organizations to be part of the legacy of the restored local landmark at 415 Avenida Granada. Anyone who donates $1,000 or more to help sustain the Casa will be recognized on a floor tile at the cultural center, among other privileges. Information: 949.498.2139.

Gift of Knowledge: Do you know someone who needs help figuring how to use a computer, digital camera, or photo-editing program? Why not sign them up for a workshop or a class at San Clemente’s Cyber Cafe, a nonprofit learning center that operates in city offices at 910 Calle Negocio? Information: 949.276.8866.

Give the Beach: A parking pass, good for 12 months at San Clemente’s municipal beach parking lots, is $50 for residents, $100 for nonresidents. Gift certificates are available at City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio. Information: 949.361.8200.

Losing Weight: The local chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly invites anyone curious about losing weight to visit the group’s weekly Wednesday morning meeting to see how it’s done. Men and women are welcome to the meetings from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Community Resource Center of San Clemente at San Clemente Presbyterian Church, 119 Avenida de la Estrella. Information: 949.498.3052.

Fire Safety: Orange County Fire Authority has free fire-alerting devices for residents who are deaf or hard of hearing and live in apartments or other multi-family homes. Volunteers from Age Well Senior Services will install the devices. Homes must also have a smoke detector. Information: 949.855.8033.

Helping Seniors: Age Well Senior Services, which provides Meals on Wheels services to senior citizens is asking for the community’s help in light of government cutbacks. Through its “Next Meal Club,” donors can make tax-deductible monthly contributions to provide three nutritious meals daily to homebound seniors. Information: 949.855.8033 or

Playground Support: A tile fundraiser is under way for the second phase of Courtney’s SandCastle universally accessible playground. For $150, participants may have personalized glazed tiles installed at the playground in Vista Hermosa Sports Park, 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa. Information:

For Marines: Don Glasgow is asking for any golf gear you no longer need. He will pick it up and get it delivered to troops at Camp Pendleton for Wounded Warrior Battalion as well as able–bodied Marines. Information: call Don at 949.481.0116.

French Conversation: The French Conversation Club of San Clemente invites people to attend meetings for casual conversation in French from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Café Calypso, 114 Avenida Del Mar. Information: 949.493.5228.

Grocery Shuttle: Ralphs Fresh Fare reminds people in southwest San Clemente that they can take a free shuttle to the Talega store from a Ralphs store closed for remodeling at 903 W. El Camino Real. The shuttle runs about every 30 minutes. Find it next to United Oil gas station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday during the construction period. It also stops at Casa de Seniors, 105 Avenida Presidio. A Ralphs receipt is required for the return trip. Information: 714.259.1046.

Downtown Parking: City Hall and the Downtown Business Associations have published an updated map of free public parking in the downtown district. It shows which lots are all-day and which have a three-hour limit, locations of public restrooms, etc. The brochures are distributed to downtown stores, bench areas, local hotels and city offices. Information: 949.361.8200.

Help for Pet Owners: If you own a pet and it dies, what do you do? The San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter offers two options for residents. The cost for simple disposal is $15 if you take your pet to the shelter and $35 if you have an animal control officer pick it up. Cremation fees range from $50 to $220. Information: 949.492.1617.

Monique Rea runs a hummingbird rescue operation in San Clemente.  Come hear her speak at the Casa and learn more about these remarkable, diminutive birds at her informative presentation.

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