TODAY: Seniors are invited to join Elder Trek on an easy, level, 2-mile hike from 8 to 10 a.m. Enjoy the outdoors and learn about diverse plant life with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center. Reservations are required, so call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.
SATURDAY: Go Green at the Sawdust Festival's Green Day, an all-day event including kids activities and environmental arts and crafts, plus a garden exchange. Kids can help paint a Wyland mural, shown, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the waterfall. Free with admission at 950 Laguna Canyon Road.
SUNDAY: Tap your toes to blues and bluegrass from Satin Blues from noon to 3 p.m., followed by Timbre Line from 4 to 7 p.m. at Art-A-Fair, 777 Laguna Canyon Road.
The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail LagunaBeachRotary@
cox.net. Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.
Through Aug. 29
Enjoy "Life Could Be a Dream," a '50s musical revue at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. For ticket information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Enjoy contemporary jazz artist Chris Standring performing at the Summer Smooth Jazz Concert Series at the Festival of Arts from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free with admission.
Saturday, Aug. 14,
21 and 28
Between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 14, listen to the artistic expressions of professional violinist Paul McIntire. Aug. 21 brings the lyrics and voice of Sasha Evans, followed on Aug. 28 with Jason Feddy on the acoustic guitar. All the performances take place at the Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Art Of Cooking
Learn the fine art of cooking at the 6th annual weekly event series "Art of Cooking" at The Festival of Arts with columnist, author and on-air host Cathy Thomas from 1 to 2 p.m. Festival visitors can watch Thomas prepare a delicious dish and sample her recipes. Free with Festival of Arts admission ($7) at 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
Illustrator Laura Regan will read and sign copies of "Pierre Penguin," about an African penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, at Latitude 33, 311 Ocean Ave. For more information, call (949) 494-5403 or e-mail bookseller@
'Contested Streets' Film
Join Transition Consciousness, a subgroup of Transition Laguna and Bike On/Bike Rescue, for a screening of the film "Contested Streets" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club, 286 St.
Anne's Drive. Following the film will be an open discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to ride the trolley, bike, walk, bus or carpool. $10 suggested
Wednesday through Aug. 13
Free Computer Class
Laguna Beach Library is offering a free Basic Computer Skills class from 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 11, 12 and 13 at the library. To register, contact Jim McCarty at (949) 497-1733. No walk-ins.
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike (400-foot. elevation gain) over steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405). Reservations are required, so call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.
Seniors Ping Pong
Seniors are welcome to participate in table top tennis, or ping pong, from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Bring your own paddle or use one of ours. Participants must wear non-skidding shoes. Free. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
The Laguna Beach certified California farmers market is from
8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Lumberyard parking lot, 384 Forest Ave. For more information, call (714) 573-0374.
HelpBlueWater.com volunteers meet at noon on Sunday at Mozambique's lower parking lot for a weekly beautification effort. Free parking available. Mozambique will provide a half-off lunch menu from 1 to 3 p.m. and music by Jason Feddy. For more info, visit HelpBlueWater.com.
Wine And Dine
Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road, offers Happy Hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, a mid-week repast with $10 cheese plate and wine at $8 per glass, plus the chef's special of the day. Every Friday features a Happy Hour buffet from 5 to 7 p.m. And on the last Saturday of the month, enjoy a wine tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. For more, call (949) 494-4006.
The Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., presents Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.