Cactus blooms

What a wonderful surprise I saw the other morning on one of the hottest, dustiest and driest corners in town: The cactuses were in bloom. Even on this inhospitable corner, these courageous beauties showed off blooms that were as pretty as a rose.

In fact, plants from the huge cactus group are pretty perfect for you to consider in some high and dry area of your yard. There are also striking varieties of cacti for a windowsill or sunny spot inside your home. Some like a little shade, while some want sun all day.

Trainwreck poster

In a Judd Apatow comedy, you can always count on the lead character following the same story arc. Usually he’s a hard-partying, pot smoking schlep who meets a girl and messes it up due to commitment phobia. In the end, he gets his act together and gets the girl back. Happy ending.

John James Audubon artwork

It’s the final chance to see two exhibitions at the Stark Museum of Art in Orange as Drawn to Life: Audubon’s Legacy and The Legacy Lives On will be on display through Saturday, July 25.

National Dance Day

What’s Happening Orange County and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau are once again teaming up to host a National Dance Day event Saturday, July 25, at the Riverfront Pavilion (5th St and Division Ave) in downtown Orange from 7-9 p.m. Launched in 2010 by So You Think You Can Dance television show co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July.

John Cena

WWE returns to Beaumont on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and the greatest show in sports entertainment is bringing its big guns to Ford Arena. Scheduled on the card is WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose as well as United States champion John Cena vs. Kevin Owens. The WWE tag team champions are also scheduled to appear — the Prime Time Players take on New Day — plus many more WWE superstars and Divas. Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m.