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YOUR WEEKEND

FRIDAY: Enjoy a Sunset Serenade with Nancy Sanchez, a contemporary jazz singer/songwriter performing from 5:30 p.m. to sunset at the Heisler Park picnic area courtesy of the city. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 497-0722 or e-mail spoeschl@lagunabeachcity.net.

SATURDAY: Get out and help pick up trash from local beaches from 9 a.m. to noon on Coastal Cleanup Day at various Laguna Beach venues and at Crystal Cove State Park. Volunteers are asked to bring a reusable bucket or bag and gloves. For more information visit http://www.coastforyou.org or http://www.crystalcovestatepark.com

SUNDAY: Get in the swing when South Coast Swing perform its Big Band sounds from 4 to 8 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Congregational Church are co-hosting the evening and invite dancers and non-dancers to join in the fun. Dance lessons will be provided, along with refreshment, for a $15 donation. Free parking behind the church. For more information, call (949) 497-4568 for more information.

TODAY

Shelter Benefit Event

Friendship Shelter holds its Art of Getting Home gala at 6:30 p.m. at [seven degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Call (949) 494-6928

through Sunday

'Cloris: A One Woman Show'

Laguna Playhouse presents Cloris Leachman in a dynamic one-woman show drawing from her professional and personal career. Shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $36 to $70. Call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

through Oct. 29

Estate Planning Series

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation continues its free workshop series, "It's Your Estate" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St. Attorney Keith D. Wisbaum will lead "Elder Financial Abuse — Consequences of Fraudulent Affection." To register, call (949) 315-9261 or e-mail info@lagunabeachcf.org. Visit http://www.lagunabeachcommunity

foundation.org.

Saturday

Water-efficiency Expo

Learn how to save water and have nice landscaping at the Laguna Beach County Water District's SmartScape Info/Expo from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 306 Third St. The free event includes the opportunity to meet with landscape and irrigation professionals, attend hands-on demonstrations and free workshops, and meet representatives from local companies exhibiting the latest water efficient landscape products. In addition, the California Native Plant Society will have native plants available for sale. Pre-registration is required for a free consultation by calling (949) 464-3114.

Day For Kids

Join the fun at a Day for Kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach Main Branch, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Call Elena Mendoza at (949) 494-2535 ext. 105.

Red Ball

AIDS Services Foundation holds Red Ball 1985, heir to the Big Splash, at 6 p.m. at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. The benefit features entertainment by comic actor Leslie Jordan and Peter Paige of "Queer as Folk," plus a dinner catered by Mark's, followed by dancing. Red attire encouraged. Tickets can be bought at http://www.ocasf.org/red-ball.

Monday

Ecstatic Dance

Transition Consciousness invites participants to an Ecstatic Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach. $10 donation.

Town Hall On Teen Drinking

Learn about the dangers of teenage drinking from 6:30 to

8 p.m. at when the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Laguna Presbyterian Church host a town hall meeting. Contact Terah Glass at (949) 595-2288, ext. 318, or tglass@canoc.org.

Tuesday

Syrian Author to Speak

Syrian American poet and author Mohja Kahf will sign and discuss her latest novel, "The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf," during a benefit luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Women's Club. The proceeds will support the Levantine Cultural Center. Cost is $40 and includes a Syrian lunch. Reservations are recommended, call (310) 657-5511.

Cub Scouts Recruitment

Laguna Beach Pack 35 Cub Scouts is hosting a recruitment meeting for boys in grades 1 to 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 415 Forest Ave. Enrollment is year-round. For more information, call Pam Jensen at (949) 494-6177 or e-mail lbpack35@yahoo.com.

Thursday

Meet The Woman's Club

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach holds a Networking Party from 6 to 8 p.m. at the club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Members and non-members are invited to a fun and informal gathering. To attend, contact Denise Ballester at (949) 395-9914 or deniseballester@yahoo.com.

Taste Of Laguna And Community EXPO

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Taste of Laguna and Community EXPOan evening of food, music and entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m. at the top level of the Glenneyre Street Parking Structure. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $30 at the door. Visit http://www.tasteoflagunabeach.com, or contact the Laguna Beach Chamber at (949) 494-1018.

Young Republicans Mixer

The Orange County Young Republicans will hold their September Mixer at House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer, 540 S. Coast Hwy. No. 200. Free to members or those who join, $10 for non-members. E-mail ocyrcommunications@gmail.com.

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