TODAY: Sawdust Art Festival, shown, and Art-A-Fair will open their doors at 10 a.m. today with a variety of art and crafts for sale, food and entertainment. Sawdust is at 935 Laguna Canyon Road; Art-A-Fair is at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. The ACT V parking lot also opens with free trolley service all over town.
SATURDAY: Women of all ages are invited to share the joy of being feminine at the first annual Festival of Goddesses from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bridge Hall, Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. .It will be a day of musical performances, an all-star panel of authors discussing women's issues, a fashion show, boutiques, a free makeover, silent auction, dancing and gourmet snacks presented by gorgeous male servers. $45 per person. Tickets on line at http://www.festivalofgoddesses.com or call Yamini Redewill at (949) 494-0294.
SUNDAY: Learn about the history of the Golden State from Glenna Matthews, resident historian, who will speak at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship about her forthcoming book, "The Golden State in the Civil War." After the service, stay for a sandwich lunch. The $5 donation will provide meals for the homeless. The Fellowship is located at 429 Cypress Dr. All are cordially invited.
The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should contact Rick Lang at (949) 315-9136 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch is served and the cost is $19. For more information about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Local HAM radio operators hold a Field Day on the fire road north of Moulton Meadows Park, part of a nationwide event demonstrating emergency communications. The public and all federally licensed radio amateurs are invited to participate. Free. For more information, contact John Kountz, email@example.com or (949) 494-8783.
Green/Blue Belt Tour
Get outside with a Green Belt/Blue Belt Tour sponsored by La Vida Laguna and Hortense Miller starting at 8:30 a.m. Kayak the kelp beds, visit Seal Rock, then tour the Miller Gardens. The three-hour tour includes lunch and begins at Boat Canyon. Transportation will be provided for those who don't want to walk. Cost is $125, with a one-time 20% "locals" discount of $99. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Miller Gardens and Get Inspired, Inc. ocean restoration program. For more information, go to http://www.lavidalaguna.com or call (949) 275-7544.
City Birthday Bash
Mayor Elizabeth Pearson hosts an 83rd birthday party for the city of Laguna Beach as a fundraiser for her City Council reelection campaign from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer, 540 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 200. The event features a big birthday cake, a drawing for old Laguna prints, entertainment and hors d'oeuvres. For more information, visit http://www.pearsonforcouncil.com.
First Thursdays Art Walk
Join member galleries in a festive cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Present your Art Walk brochure at the Sawdust Festival for free admission after 9 p.m.
Seniors Computer Lab
The Susi Q Senior Center's computer lab is available to all members for use. If you have any computer related questions, stop by and a volunteer will assist. The lab is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $2 for drop-ins or $10 per quarter. The center is at 380 Third St. For more information, 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. In addition, Mozambique will be showcasing singer-songwriter Jason Feddy. For more information, visit
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 info, call (949) 494-4006.
The Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., presents Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. every Wednesday, followed by cookies and punch. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.
Seein' Sea Lions
Friends of the Sea Lions of Laguna Beach, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Admission is free and donations welcome. To schedule a group presentation, call (949) 494-3050.
Hortense Miller Garden
The Hortense Miller Garden
covers 261/27 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small-themed gardens. Tours through the garden and private residence are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. For more information, call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.