Rotary Meeting

The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit

'The Dust' Fundraiser

Help filmmakers Kailee McGee and Rich Costales complete their film project about the Sawdust Festival at a fundraising soirée from 8 to 10:30 p.m. with a silent auction of donated goods from Sawdust artists and local businesses, at 805 Laguna Canyon Road, near the festival grounds. To RSVP or donate to the silent auction, contact

Book Signing

Joseph Mattson will sign his new book, "Empty the Sun," at 6 p.m. at Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave.

Friday through Sunday

Meet Ethel Merman

Don't miss Rita McKenzie's recreation of Ethel Merman, the queen of the Broadway musical, with many of her trademark songs, in "Ethel Merman's Broadway," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Shows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36 to $70. For more information, call 949-497-2787 or visit

Today through Sept. 24

Free Computer Classes

Free computer classes will be offered in September at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. A Basic Computer Skills Class will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. today. A Beyond the Basics Class will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sept. 24 To register, contact Jim McCarty Tuesdays through Saturdays at (949) 497-1733. All participants must register in person. No walk-ins.

Friday through Oct. 29

Estate Planning Series

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation continues its free eight-week 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. Moderated by Peter Kote, the series provides an opportunity to develop more awareness of financial and estate planning, to learn practical suggestions on how to find competent and ethical advisors and encourage tax-wise charitable giving. To register, call (949) 315-9261 or e-mail For more information, visit


Preschool Anniversary Reunion

Celebrate Laguna Presbyterian Preschool's 50 year anniversary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. All are welcome: children, parents, grandparents, friends, alums and teachers past and present. For more information, call the preschool at (949) 494-0504.

Martinis For Mammals

Enjoy martinis and treats while helping the Pacific Marine Mammal Center at its Martini Madness, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square & Garden Café, 320 N. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the center, which rescues ill and injured seals, sea lions, and sea elephants. To make a reservation call (949) 494-3050.


Council Candidates Forum

Village Laguna, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to preserving the village atmosphere of Laguna Beach, invites the public to an "Evening with the Candidates" at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive. The candidates for City Council will be present and available to answer questions and concerns regarding issues that influence the quality of life in Laguna Beach, including transportation, future development, and fostering the atmosphere of the downtown business district. Refreshments will be served.


Mary Magdalene Discussion

Cynthia Bourgeault will discuss her newest book, "The Meaning of Mary Magdalene" from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave. There is no charge and reservations are not required. For more information, call (949) 494-3542.


Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

The community is invited to an informal seminar on California's POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) given by Lee Andersen, a local elder law, probate and estate planning attorney from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Business Seminar

A city-sponsored "Open for Business" workshop for business owners and others interested in opening or expanding businesses in Laguna Beach will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. Workshop participants include Planning Commissioners Rob Zur Schmiede and Bob Whalen, Chamber of Commerce President and owner of La Casa del Camino, K'ya and House of Big Fish, Chris Keller, and Cary Glenn, owner of Main Beach Realty. For more information, contact Monica Tuchscher at (949) 497-0745 or


FRIDAY: Enjoy a Sunset Serenade with Arte Hernandez performing Latin Jazz 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

SATURDAY: Get out into the backcountry at Crystal Cove State Park. Join a state park volunteer at 8 a.m. for a guided 3-5 mile hike. Meet at El Moro Visitor Center (from Coast Highway, turn inland at stoplight for School-State Park.) $15 day-use parking fee.

SUNDAY: Join the Top of the World Neighborhood Assn. for its annual Neighborhood Picnic at Alta Laguna Park from 3 to 5 p.m. All are invited. Bring your favorite dish for an old fashioned pot luck dinner. Games and fun for the kids.

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