FRIDAY: Learn about your family's history at a free Genealogy Workshop sponsored by the Patience Wright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors from noon to 4 p.m. at the Susie Q Center, 380 Third St. Open to anyone interested in tracing their family tree as well as in joining DAR. Participants are asked to bring family trees, bible records, news accounts, books or other written records of their family history. For more information, contact Gloria Padach at (949) 494-3833.

SATURDAY: Get out and pick up trash with Zero Trash Laguna from 10 a.m. to noon at various locations in Laguna Beach. Meet at the following businesses: Victoria Skimboards in Laguna Canyon; UPS Store at Boat Canyon; Whole Foods, La Sirena and Hobie Sports downtown; Thalia Surf Shop; El Ranchito; Yogaworks and United Studios of Self Defense in South Laguna. For more information, email

SUNDAY: Enjoy a free chamber music concert with Laguna Beach Live! First Sundays, presenting the Ceora Winds from 3 t o 4:30 p.m. in Studio 8 at Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. The new exhibit "Moving Violations: Subversive Animation Art" opens at 2 p.m. in the college gallery. There is ample and complimentary parking.


Rotary Meeting

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

Today 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. Keith D. Wisbaum, a Laguna Beach attorney, will lead a workshop titled "Elder Financial Abuse—Consequences of Fraudulent Affection." Topics include: Power of Attorney Problems, Bank Account Fraud, Unauthorized Loans and Fraudulent Property Transfers.

To register, call (949) 315-9261 or e-mail For more information visit http://www.lagunabeachcommunity

Saturday, Oct. 2

Artist Open Studios

Visit with more than 40 Laguna Beach artists in their studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of studios, visit or call (949) 497-0722.

Julia Knight at Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank Garden & Home will host a champagne reception for home décor designer Julia Knight from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2 at the store, 477 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach. Knight will introduce her new products, including fall 2010 serveware, Italian-made glassware and holiday pieces and personalize any of her items that are either purchased at the event or pre-ordered at Stephen Frank Garden & Home. The boutique will also offer a gift with purchase. For more information, call (949) 494-2014, or visit

All Blue Art Benefit

Join Pacific Marine Mammal Center and The Art Cube Gallery for the "All Blue" event from 6 t o 9 p.m., where all art pieces showcased will have a "blue theme," in support of the ocean and the center, with 20% of all art sales to benefit marine mammal patients.

This "premiere" event will also offer blue cocktails, appetizers, and all attendees are encouraged to wear blue. Art Cube Gallery is located at 266 Forest Ave. Admission is free.

For reservations, call (949) 376-8800.

Multi-lingual Children's Book

Meet Patricia Paigerac, author of Chimmy "5in1," a children's book about a monkey who teaches five languages, who will sign copies of her book at 1 p.m. at Latitude 33 Book Shop, 311 Ocean Ave.

For more information, call (949) 494-5403.

Sunday, Oct.3

Blessing of the Animals

Laguna Beach pets are invited to a Blessing of the Animals from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 3 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church Outdoor Sanctuary. Music provided by St. Mary's Choir. Refreshments follow. For more information e-mail or call (949) 494-3542.

Monday, Oct. 4

Fundraising Seminar

Laguna Beach Seniors and the Laguna Beach Community Foundation offer a free workshop, "Fundraising in the New Economy – How is it done?" from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4. in the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Laguna Beach.

This workshop will address the following fundraising techniques: Major Gifts, Planned Gifts, The Important Role of the Board, and Raffles.

All 501 (c)(3) exempt organizations and other interested exempt organizations are welcome.

Please RSVP to (949) 315-9261 or

Real Laguna History

Briggs Christian ("Corky") Morris-Smith will speak on the topic "The Historic Past of the REAL Laguna Beach" at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner, at 6 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Dinner tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and may be paid at the door with prior reservations.

The program will be preceded by a short business meeting to elect the Board of Directors.

Reservations are requested by Saturday by calling (949) 494-6465.

Marine Life Protection Film

Transition Consciousness and the Transition Laguna Water Group present "A Sheltered Sea—Southern Passage," a documentary about the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative along the California coast. The film highlights the activities taking place in the South Coast Region from Point Conception to Mexico.

Screening and discussion from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday Oct. 4 at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club, 386 St Anne's Drive. A $10 donation is requested.

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