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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.

Thursday

'Queen to Play'

The Laguna Beach Film Society will screen "Queen to Play," a French comedy that "likens chess strategies with the seductive moves between a woman and a man The film stars Kevin Kline. The screening will be at 7 p.m. at South Coast Cinema. Tickets are $15, $10 for students with ID, or free for LBFS members. For more information, call JoAnne Story at (949) 494-8971 ext. 201.

Jan. 20

Family Concert

SEEDS Art and Education Inc. hosts a family concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Anneliese School's Willowbrook Campus, 200062 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Dana Freeman, violinist with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Mike Hoffman, principal trombonist of the Pacific Symphony, will perform. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served at this free event. For more information, visit http://www.seedsed.org/events.

Church Works With East African Partnership

The Clippers group at Laguna Presbyterian Church will host Dr. Colette Cozean, a key leader for the East African Partnership, for an African-style dinner and discussion at 6:30 p.m. at the church's Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave. Tickets are $15. Cozean will talk about the history and work of the EAP. Dinner will be provided by Mozambique. To make reservations for dinner, call Dave Sizer at (714) 838-0318.

Jan. 21

Songwriting Duo Performs

Nashville Backstage features songwriting father-daughter duo Randy and Maia Sharp in an 8 p.m. concert at the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. They have written hit country songs for artists like Reba McEntire, the Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt and more. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org.

Keep It Wild Volunteer Day

Help the Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks staff with restoration projects from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Sign up online at http://www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.html.

Jan. 21 till Jan. 28

Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Shop is holding a half-off book sale, where all books will be on sale. The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Mondays when it's open until 5 p.m. For more information, call (949) 497-1733 ext. 6.

Jan. 27

Spirit of Laguna Awards

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Spirit of Laguna Awards Dinner and installation of its 2012 board of directors from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road.

Jan. 28

Opera Tenor Concert

Stephen Fischman, an opera-trained tenor, will perform a concert of songs and tenor arias at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Drive. Music will be sung in English and Italian. Admission is $15.

Concert Season Announced

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and President Dean Corey will announce the 2012-13 concert season lineup at 4 p.m. at Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Space is limited. RSVP by Jan. 23 to marie@philharmonicsociety.org or (949) 553-2422 ext. 230.

Feb. 3 to Feb. 5

Folkdance Festival

Dance around the world with live and recorded music at the 42nd annual Laguna Beach Folkdance Festival at Ensign School Gym, 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. Master teachers Michael Ginsburg and Jerry Duke will lead workshops in dances of the Balkans and Americas. The festival kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 with a dance party. An all-weekend pass is $50 before Jan. 21 or $60 at the door. Checks can be mailed to Laguna Folkdancers, 1524 Vivian, Newport Beach, CA 92660. For more information, visit http://www.lagunafolkdancers.org or call (949) 646-7082.

Feb. 4

Party For Outgoing Mayor

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach will thank outgoing Mayor Toni Iseman for her service at an event from 4 to 7 p.m. at 286 St. Ann's Drive. As part of the event, Iseman has chosen to make it in part a fundraiser for the Laguna Beach Community Clinic. Enjoy music from Jason Feddy, wine, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase tickets at http://www.lbclinic.org. For more information, call (949) 494-0761 ext. 134.

Till Feb. 5

'Lonesome Traveler'

The Laguna Playhouse offers a world premiere event at the Rubicon Theatre of "Lonesome Traveler," a musical that takes the audience on a journey through American folk music. Tickets are $30 to $65. For showtimes and more information, call (949) 497-ARTS or visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Feb. 12

For the Love of Wine

A wine tasting fundraiser in support of Ebell Club Philanthropies will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave. Tickets are $30 and include the tasting and a variety of appetizers. If you stay for dinner, the Lumberyard will donate 20% of the check to the club. To buy tickets, call Amy Altieri at (949) 637-1903 or email queenamy@cox.net.

Feb. 18

Chieftains 50th Anniversary Tour

Six-time Grammy winners the Chieftains will make their only Southern California stop on their 50th anniversary tour at 8 p.m. at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. The Chieftains are a popular traditional Irish music group. The show is general admission, with all tickets $48. For more information, visit http://www.performingarts.soka.edu.

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