Witness, then participate in, a puppet show. Pearson Park Amphitheater, Anaheim. 7:30 tonight. $1-$2. (714) 765-5274.
Gaze at the stars through a telescope at the Rancho Mission Viejo Land Conservancy. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. (949) 489-9778. $6-$8.
Teens, singles and couples can learn how to swing dance every Friday night. The Colony of Performing Arts, Garden Grove. $15 per couple. (714) 750-9391.
Stanley Marlin discusses the fundamentals of painting. Sherman Library and Gardens. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. $35. Registration: (949) 673-2261.
Health-related events and support groups are listed in Monday's Health section. Lectures, social events and volunteer opportunities appear in this section Tuesdays. Books and author events run in this section Wednesdays. Garden events and clubs are in Saturday's Home Design.