Driving Class For Seniors
The Susi Q Senior Center is offering a four-hour AARP refresher course on driving skills and safety from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Call the center to sign up at (949) 497-2441. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members.
A Time To Pray
Come practice different prayer forms every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parlor of Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. This week, Alice Jensen will lead a "conversational" prayer. For more information, call (949) 494-7657.
'Under the Sycamores'
OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation kick off the educational series "Under the Sycamores" from 2 to 4 p.m. at the sycamore grove in front of Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Local snake researcher Steve Bledsoe will discuss rattlesnakes and what to do if you encounter one on trail. Sign up at http://www.lagunacanyon.org. Parking is $3.
Boutique Benefit Drop-Off
Drop off your items for the sixth annual Boutique Benefit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. New and gently used clothing will be for sale at the May 5 event, with proceeds benefiting the Laguna Relief & Resource Center, Women for Women International and Friendship Shelter.
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. is holding a workshop series on writing for young adults at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The workshops are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and each will include a guest speaker, writing time and group discussion. The cost of one workshop is $55 or $45 for early registration. For all three, it's $135 or $120 early registration. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballroom Dance Club
The Laguna Beach Ballroom Dance Club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. No reservation needed. Cost is $5 per person or couple.
An estate-planning seminar will be held at noon at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Speakers from the Foundation for Personal Financial Education will lead the discussion. The seminar is free.
DeCadence, an a cappella music group from Berkeley, performs from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Free.
Historical Society Program
The next Laguna Beach Historical Society program will on "Lila Zali — Laguna Beach Civic Ballet," from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. Kathy Kahn will present along with June Budd and former company dancers Merilee Magnuson Blaisdell and Mary Hanf Monzingo. The event is free.
Reception For Susan Cannan
A farewell reception will be held for Susan Cannan, assistant to the city manager and director of community services, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Her last day in the position is March 30. At the event, guests can meet her successor, Benjamin Siegel.
'Spirit of Architecture'
Director and producer Bette Cohen will screen her film "The Spirit of Architecture: John Lautner" at 6:30 p.m. at DeBilzan Gallery, 224 Forest Ave. Seating is limited to 40, and a $5 donation is requested. There will be a Q-and-A session with Cohen after the screening. RSVP at the Laguna Friends of Architecture Facebook page.
'Why My Dad Is A Hero'
The community is invited to the "Why My Dad Is A Hero" event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo, 260 Ocean Ave., third floor. The winning dad-child combo for the writing contest of the same name will be announced. The night includes dinner, a silent auction and musical entertainment. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Children are free. For tickets, email Hope@MiraclesForFamilies.org or call (949) 813-3584.
Water Supply Meeting
Water experts will discuss options for new sources of water in Laguna Beach, as well as how to better use the water it currently receives. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The public is invited to comment.
The Community Learning Center holds its 28th annual dinner/fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Surf Cabanas at the Pacific Edge Hotel. Tickets are $55. Call Sabrina Yeh at (949) 294-5309.
Hidden Treasure Sale
Women of the Wells and Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach are sponsoring a Hidden Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion building, 384 Legion Ave. All the proceeds will go to build wells in remote areas of India.
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'The Sound of Music'
Laguna Beach High School is presenting the musical "The Sound of Music at the Artists' Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 23, 24, 30 and 31; and 2:30 p.m. March 25 and April 1. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults, and $20 for premium reserved. Call the box office at (949) 497-7769.
Art Star Awards
The sixth annual Art Star Awards will be at 6 p.m. at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. For tickets, email email@example.com.
'A Special Evening With Dean Koontz'
Author Dean Koontz will speak about his experience as a writer and his upcoming projects at "A Special Evening with Dean Koontz" from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $50 and be purchased by calling (949) 497-ARTS or visiting http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Growing Through Grief
The annual eight-week class on the grieving process is every Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Cost is $35. To register, call the church office at (949) 494-7555.
Tuesdays, April 3 till June 12
Garden Supper Club
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. is hosting a two-month-long class every Tuesday afternoon that will teach kids ages 6 to 10 how to grow their own organic vegetables and cook seasonal dishes. The classes are from 4 to 5:50 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $170 or $150 if you register by March 27.
PMMC Focus Group
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center will holds its first community focus group from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St. There will be group discussions, and the public is invited to give feedback. To reserve a spot, call (949) 494-3050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5 to 15
Laguna Dance Festival
Tickets are on sale now for the Laguna Dance Festival. For more information, visit http://www.lagunadancefestival.org or call (949) 497-2787.
Spring Candle Making Class
The Susi Q is hosting a candle making class from 9 to 11 a.m. at the center, 380 Third St. Students will make a spring candle during the class, which is sponsored by Pure Light Candle Studio. Cost is $25.
Fridays, April 6 till May 25
'It's Your Money'
The Laguna Beach Community Foundation is putting on a free, eight-week "It's Your Money" series from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. The series will be moderated by Peter Kote. To register, email email@example.com.
Till April 8
'Sisters Easter Catechism'
The Laguna Playhouse presents "Sisters Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven," the latest in the "Late Nite Catechism" series. Tickets are $30 to $65. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com or call (949) 497-ARTS.
Breakfast Workshop And Networking
The Chamber of Commerce presents "Creating 'Buzz' for Your Business," a networking breakfast, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Cost is $15. To register, call the chamber at (949) 494-1018.
Energy Efficient Homes
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. will host "Saving Energy at Home," presented by Max Isles, founding member of Transition Laguna Beach. The seminar is from 6 to 7 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $10.
'Open For Business' Workshop
The city is hosting its next "Open for Business" workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Center, 380 Third St. Business owners or people interested in opening or expanding a business in Laguna are welcome to attend.
SEEDS Book Club
SEEDS Arts and Education Inc. launches its monthly book club with "The Nature Principle" by Richard Louv. The club meets at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road.
Boutique Benefit Drop-Off
Drop off your items for the sixth annual Boutique Benefit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. New and gently used clothing will be for sale at the May 5 event, with proceeds benefiting the Laguna Relief & Resource Center, Women for Women International and Friendship Shelter.
The sixth annual Boutique Benefit will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Admission is $2. New and gently used clothing will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Laguna Relief & Resource Center, Women for Women International and Friendship Shelter.
Plein Air Painting
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. has partnered with Hortense Miller Garden and artist Doug Stotts to provide a plein air painting class for kids ages 8 to 12 at the garden, 22511 Allview Terrace. The class will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $25. For more information, visit seedsed.org.
Best-selling author Richard Louv will speak at 7 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $25. Louv wrote "Last Child in the Woods" and "The Nature Principle." Register to attend at http://www.seedsed.org/richard-louv-lecture.
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