1. Go Tartans! It’s homecoming time for the St. Margaret Episcopal Schools’ football team. The 5-0 home team (in non-league action) face fellow Academy Leaguer Sage Hill (2-3) .
2. The unwalking
San Juan Capistrano is honored to present "Camposanto: A Tribute to
the Mission Cemetery History."
The tribute, on display starting Saturday the historic Sala Building, pays homage to the landmark Mission Cemetery, which is located east of the Serra Chapel. Historians believe the burials first began in 1781 and continued to about 1850.
It is estimated that 3,400 were buried in the "Camposanto," or "Holy Field." Native American men, women and children, as well as Spanish soldiers and their families were laid to rest in the cemetery.
It was not common practice among the Spanish Missions in the 18th and 19th centuries to use coffins or headstones to mark individual graves. Instead, mass graves often were utilized for those who died around the same time.
3. Stop the train! Train service will be suspended for a time this weekend so that city workers can attend to scraggly palm trees along a portion of Los Rios Street within the railroad right-of-way, north of the Verdugo Street crossing. The trees overhang near the railroad tracks and could adversely affect passing trains and the community if not cared for, according to a city news release.
The tree trimming will be conducted during Saturday afternoon, commencing at 3 p.m. with the set-up of equipment and the trimming process to begin shortly thereafter. Work is anticipated to proceed thru the evening hours and into the early morning hours of Sunday. Maintenance track work will be conducted in other areas over the weekend, too. Train service at this time will be halted until this work and nearby maintenance track work is completed.
For information contact David Hubler City of San Juan Capistrano Public Works Department at 949-443-6365.
4. It’s the second Saturday: That means the Second Saturday Art Fair and Mariachis at the Mission. Always fun to hang out in downtown!
5. Music on tap: It’s Beatles vs. the Stones at the Coach House Friday (that’s a hard one to call!). Then on Saturday, America is back. Not the country (not sure we ever left), the band. Swallows Inn has Lightning Train Friday night, the Dalton Gang Saturday afternoon, the Hollywood Hillbillies Saturday night and TeleSound Sunday afternoon.
For other happenings, check our events calendar.
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