1. It really IS the dog days of summer: The Joe Cortese Memorial Dog Park will open its gates to our four-legged friends tomorrow for the first time. We’re thinking it’s likely to get two paws up.
2. And something for humans: Come watch the movie Maverick (rated PG) on Aug. 17 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. Admission is free for the movie. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Dinner and concessions will be available for purchase by Bad to the Bone and Chop Chef. For more information click here
4. Nature happens: Want to sit around a campfire and learn about nature? Check out this event at Caspers.
5. Weekend tunes and wine: The featured guest singer Sunday at Hamilton Oaks Vineyard and Winery is Kelly’s Lot, described as blues and rock. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased here. Five Vines has Zak Salazar from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Matt Stephens from &:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday.