The Susi Q Senior Center and Pure Light Studios are offering a candlemaking class from 9 to 10 a.m. at the center, 380 Third St. Cost is $25.
The Arts Commission will screen "Bill Cunningham New York," a film about the New York Times photographer, at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
Friday to Sunday
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. Friday with a dance party. An all-weekend pass is $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.
'The Work That Reconnects'
Scholar and eco-activist Joanna Macy will speak at a public lecture, followed by a weekend workshop. All events will be at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The lecture is 7 p.m. Friday and costs $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The weekend workshop, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, costs $295 and includes meals. Register at
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.
'Rocks and Fossils of Orange County'
The Weekend at the Nix Center program is back with "Rocks and Fossils of Orange County." From 1 to 4 p.m., learn to identify rocks and minerals, dig for fossils and more. Local geologist and teacher Maureen Angle will lead the program for ages 7 and older. The Nix Nature Center is in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. For more information, visit http://www.lagunacanyon.org.
'Art Auction 2012: California Art Lounge'
The Laguna Art Museum presents "Art Auction 2012: California Art Lounge," its annual benefit art auction in which the works of more than 100 contemporary California artists will be auctioned off via a silent and live auction. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach. LAM members pay $125 to get in, while non-members pay $150. For more information and to get tickets, go to the museum's website at http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
Walk The Labyrinth
The Neighborhood Congregational Church invites people to come walk its labyrinth between 2 and 4:30 p.m. at the church's Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann's Drive. For more information, call (949) 494-8061 or visit http://www.ncclaguna.org.
Feast And Festival
Come enjoy a free vegetarian feast and festival at the Hare Krishna Cultural Center, 285 Legion St. The event starts at 5 p.m., with food served at 7:30 p.m.
The Calidore Quartet will play in a free chamber music concert at 3 p.m. at the Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.
Conservancy Dinner Meeting
Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray will be the keynote speaker at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy's monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $10 for Conservancy members, and $15 for non-members. MacGillivray will talk about his One World One Ocean Foundation. To RSVP, call Ed Drollinger at (949) 494-6465.
SEEDS Art and Education, Inc. offers holistic yoga and wellness classes by candlelight from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Get rested and relaxed through light stretching, gentle yoga poses and conscious breathing under the glow of candles. A monthly pass is $50; drop-ins are $15. Friends of SEEDS are free. The class is at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. To register, call (949) 533-9925.
Tom Hayden Speaks
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club presents activist and author Tom Hayden, who will speak on "The Year of the Protester — Carrying the Movement Forward" at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Drive. Parking is limited. For more information, call Marion Pack at (949) 922-3273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the game room of the Community Center, 380 Third St. The group will show vintage videos of the garden and home. Refreshments will be served.
Transition Laguna holds its "Visioning 2012," where the group will discuss objectives on how to make Laguna more sustainable. Bring a potluck dish or drink to share. There will also be a silent auction fundraiser. Drop off unused or unwanted items at La Vida Laguna, 673 N. Coast Hwy. before Wednesday. The potluck is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive.
The Community College and Career Technical Education Fair will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Laguna Beach High School library. Information will be distributed about community college, trade and vocational education and scholarships.
The Thurston Middle School PTA is holding its annual Book Swap. Community members can drop off unwanted age-appropriate books to Thurston until Wednesday. During the swap, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders will be able to pick through the recycled books.