What's Open on MLK Day, Plus Wine, Art, Cars and Water Tips

What's going on this week in San Juan Capistrano.

Mission Basilica School in San Juan Capistrano has an open house Sunday, Jan. 26. Patch file photo.
Mission Basilica School in San Juan Capistrano has an open house Sunday, Jan. 26. Patch file photo.

1. What’s open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Orange County offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Federal and state offices will also be closed, as will banks. The Capistrano Unified School District has the day off, as do most private schools. The workers building the bridge over the I-5 at Ortega Highway get the night off too.

2. A (net)working lunch: The San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce has its monthly lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ruby's Diner & Skyranch Patio & Saloon, 31871 Camino Capistrano (in the Franciscan Plaza).

3. Be water wise: With Governor Jerry Brown announcing a statewide drought emergency, it’s a good time to check your home water use. The Metropolitan Water District offers extensive tips online.

4. Wine, art and cars, many people call that a perfect day: Star Motors is celebrating five years with a wine and appetizer reception and art for sale from Mission Fine Art Gallary – with 20 percent of the sales will go to Laura’s House, a place for women to escape domestic violence. The open house starts at 5 p.m. Thursday at Star Motors, 32955 Calle Perfecto. RSVP by either calling Star Motors at: (949) 443-1970 or email us at emma@star-motors.com and include your first and last name.

5. Get culture for free: Twenty museums around Southern California are offering free admission Saturday as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program. For a list of participating museums, visit this website.

6. Considering private school? Mission Basilica School is hosting an open house between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday.

For other happenings, check our events calendar.


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