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Garden Club Meeting

The next Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting will feature author, landscape designer and Horticulture magazine contributing editor Rebecca Sweet. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., and Sweet will speak at 10:30 a.m. The club meets at Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.

Church Sanctuary

Laguna Presbyterian Church welcomes visitors to its sanctuary for personal prayer, silent meditation or quiet time from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church is at 415 Forest Ave. Call the church office at (949) 494-7555 for more information.

Let's Talk Chicken

Patricia Foreman, a chicken expert and co-host of "The Chicken Whisperer" radio show will present a seminar called "Gardening With and For Chickens" from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bluebird Canyon Farm on Bluebird Canyon Road. The cost is $30 at the door or $20 if you pre-register. Call (213) 973-2012 for directions and to register.

Friday and Saturday

'Perceptions' Dance Concert

More than 50 dancers from Laguna Beach High School will perform in the "Perceptions" dance show at 7:30 p.m. in the Artists' Theatre. The types of dance featured include hip-hop, ballet and jazz. For tickets, call the box office at (949) 497-7769. Tickets are also available at the door.

Friday to Sunday

Final Weekend of Winter


The Sawdust Winter Fantasy ends this weekend. Take advantage of Sawdust Studio Art Classes and come view the 2011 holiday art show. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sawdust grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Road.


Family Party

No Square Theatre will sponsor a party for families in need at 2 p.m. at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Santa Claus will entertain the kids while parents get to "shop" for items. Donated goods like clothing and toys will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11. For more information, call Marsha Bode at (949) 244-2010 or Sande St. John at (949) 633-9429.

OC DimeStories

The last meeting of the year for OC DimeStories begins at 5 p.m. Ed Kaufman hosts this special holiday-themed meeting at 429 Shadow Lane. For more information, email ocdimestories@gmail.com. Sign-ups to read start at 5 p.m.; readings begin at 5:30 p.m. Wine, cheese and desserts will be provided.


Laguna Beach Seniors Luncheon

Laguna Beach Seniors celebrate the holidays with their annual luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace with a traditional turkey feast for $30 per person. Holiday entertainment, raffle prizes and opportunity drawing tickets are $5. To make a reservation, call (949) 497-2441 ext. 205 or email christineb@thesusiq.org. Tickets may be bought at the Susi Q Senior Center or send a check to L.B. Seniors, 380 Third Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

Dance Journey

Dance Journey is from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. every Monday night at the Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Join Chore Sircello and Billy Fried for an evening of free flow interpretive dancing, set to a variety of world rhythms and beats. Cost is $12.


Winter Family Night

The Laguna Beach Library is holding its Winter Family Night from 4 to 6 p.m.. Entertainer Abbit the Average will perform, and attendees can enjoy holiday crafts and refreshments. RSVP to Rebecca at (949) 497-1733. The library is also a drop-off point for Operation Santa Claus and Senior Santas and

Friends. Bring an unwrapped gift for kids or seniors to support the programs.


Chamber Mixer

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host is holiday mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Las Brisas, 361 Cliff Drive. For more

information, email laguna.beach.chamber@gmail.com.


Jewish Officer Speaks

Lauri Lans, a Jewish military officer, will speak about her time serving in Iraq and Afghanistan at 7 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Hwy. Cost is $18. RSVP to

(949) 499-0770 or visit http://www.chabadoflaguna.com.

'The First Grader'

The Laguna Beach Film Society presents "The First Grader" at 7 p.m. at South Coast Cinemas. The film is about an 80-something Kenyan freedom fighter who tries to get an education by joining a class of first-graders and is met with opposition. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students.

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