1. Celebrating autumn: Youngin’s (those too young for school) are invited to a fall festival hosted by the city today. Children will pick and paint pumpkins from the Playschool Pumpkin Patch, learn about fall harvest vegetables and fruits, participate in carnival game booths, enjoy arts and crafts and go on a Halloween inspired scavenger hunt through Tierra Grande Park. For more information, call (949) 429-8797. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Sign up online at www.san-clemente.org/recreation. Parents welcome, but not required. Fee: $15 includes supervised activities, fun and a scavenger hunt.
2. Fall fest, take two! Lobo Elementary will be hosting its own fall festival from 4-7 on campus this evening.
3. Take me home, country road: John Denver tribute artist Jim Curry will headline a variety show at the San Clemente Community Center on Saturday. This is the 2013 edition of the annual SCMFO Variety Show from Military Family Outreach to raise funds for low income families in north Camp Pendleton, including funding the giveaway of 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys and meal fixings.
4. Just say no: The Drug Enforcement Administration and Orange County Sheriff’s Department have scheduled another national prescription drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday rain or shine. This event will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. San Clemente residents can take their drugs to San Clemente Police Services, 100 Avenida Presidio.
5. Woodstock is so ’60s: It’s the 20-teens and we’ve got Woofstock.
6. Music on tap: Iva Lee’s has Billy Watson tonight and The Amazing Wildcats Saturday.