WEDNESDAY: The Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series kicks off in the Laguna Room of Hotel Laguna at 6 p.m. Cost is $12 with an online and season subscription discounted for early bird buyers. Leading off is Latin Jazz Syndicate, shown, with Bijon Watson on trumpet. For more information, visit www.lagunabeachlive.org. (Coastline Pilot / January 12, 2012)

Friday

Beekeeper Speaks at Garden Club

Lynne Gallaugher, a master gardener and professional beekeeper will talk at the Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church. She will talk about bee-friendly gardening practices. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.

Film Society Series

The Laguna Beach Film Society's four-month-long documentary series "The Earth's Sustainability in Film," begins at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre. Two films will be shown: "Garbage Warrior" and "Plastic Tide." Tickets are $15 at the door.

Saturday

Fujiko Signs Speaks

"The Lord's Prayer and Healing," will be presented at a free public lecture at 3 p.m. at the Christian Science church at 635 High Drive, Laguna Beach. Fujiko Signs, an authorized teacher of Christian Science, a practitioner and lecturer, will speak.

Sunday

Mystery Authors

Laguna Beach Books will host mystery authors Elizabeth George and T. Jefferson Parker at noon at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are limited. The cost is $70 and includes breakfast and a choice of one of the authors' latest books. Email danielle@lagunabeachbooks.com to reserve a spot.

Monday

Support Group Meeting

A monthly support group for families with youth who struggle with addictions is from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at 303 Broadway, Suite 107. A team of recovery caregivers will offer up help, hope and education in dealing with this issue.

Tuesday

Discussion Groups

Great Decisions Discussion Groups are starting up again, co-sponsored by the League of Women voters and the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. Eight topics will be discussed this year, with meetings on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month. There will be an afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. and an evening group at 7 p.m. For more information, call Jean Raun at (949) 494-2247 or Ed Merrilees at (949) 494-9638.

Wednesday

Jazz Wednesdays

The Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series kicks off in the Laguna Room of Hotel Laguna at 6 p.m. Cost is $12 with an online and season subscription discounted for early bird buyers. Leading off is Latin Jazz Syndicate with Bijon Watson on trumpet. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org.