Get your calendars out. Here's what's going on in San Juan Capistrano this week.
1. Straighten up and fly right: Seniors can get their postured checked Tuesday. Apex Chiropractic is offering a posture discussion and complimentary digital posture analysis at 10 a.m. at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion.
2. Lunch with the chamber: The San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce is having its monthly lunch get-together at Fiano's Restaurant & Bar 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday.
3. Do not be alarmed at the alarms: The community alert sirens will be heard Wednesday throughout the area. You will hear a long steady siren sound three times between 10 a.m. and noon. The sirens will be sounded for about three minutes each time.
You do not need to take action. This is only a test. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1.
This is an annual federal requirement for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. During a real emergency, the sirens would alert you to turn on your radio or television for instructions.
The city will also activate AlertOC, the mass notification system, on Monday, advising residents and businesses of the Wednesday siren test. It is important that residents and businesses know that this is only a test and there is no actual emergency.
For more information, visit the city's website under Public Safety, Emergency Preparedness, SONGS, or contact Michael Cantor, the city's Safety & Emergency Services Manager at 949-234-4565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Shake it up baby now: The Great California
ShakeOut is Thursday.
The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during
earthquakes and to get prepared at work, school and home.
At 10:17 a.m., millions of Californians are expected to participate in the largest earthquake drill ever.
Earthquakes occur without any warning and can be so violent that you may only have seconds to protect yourself before strong shaking knocks you down or something drops on you. You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be the start of the big one. This year, more than 20 million people worldwide will participate in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills spanning 43 U.S. states and territories and several countries.
According to ShakeOut.org, federal, state and local emergency management experts and other preparedness organizations agree that "crop, cover and hold on" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.
5. Mixing it up: The San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce’s mixer this month will include counterparts from the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Monarch Beach Promenade, 24050 Camino Del Avion in Dana Point (at the corner of Del Avion and Niguel Road).
6. Are you a helicopter parent? St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is offering another lecture in its parenting education series 9-10 a.m. Friday in the Hulrbut Theater. Wendy Mogel, an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, parenting expert and author of the New York Times bestselling parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, will give a talk called “Grit, Resilience, Helicopter Parenting.” Her most recent book is The Blessing of a B Minus. We haven’t read it, but it sure has us intrigued.
For other happenings, check our events calendar.
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