1. Start your week with a party: The SJC Friends of the Library, library staff and city staff invite the public to join them at the groundbreaking of the new bookstore. While there, enjoy the unique beauty of postmodernism that is the award-winning Michael Graves-designed library. Unlike traditional libraries, it consists of rooms and intimate spaces, each with a frame, a scale and a place in a sequence all its own. The variety is the building's strength, reports the city in a news release. The groundbreaking ceremony is open to all and will take place in the Bland Garden, where the new bookstore will soon reside.
3. 9/11 will always be remembered: A memorial service marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks will be held at Orange County Fire Authority's Station 7 in San Juan Capistrano at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to attend. Station 7 is located at 31865 Del Obispo St.. Parking is limited, so please plan to park off site and walk to the station.
4.Big decision-making time: The Fiesta Association, the folks that put on the Swallows Day Parade and related events, will be selecting the next grand marshal. Who will it be? These are the nominees: Ricardo and Rosa Beas of Ricardo's Place, former Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates, Jimmy Curwood of Buy My Bikes, Jim and Diane Carter-American Horse Products and Ray Perez.
5. It’s a drive-in without the cars: The city is hosting a dinner and a movie in the Park at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park Saturday. They’ll be screening Madagascar 3. Admission is free for the movie. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Bring your own picnic or eat at Bad to the Bone's mobile restaurant. Bring a blanket or beach chair. Please no alcohol or glass containers. Parking is free.
For other happenings, check our events calendar.
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