FRIDAY: Head to the haunted Wild West at El Morro Elementary School's Boo Blast Halloween Carnival from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free parking at Reef Point (at Trader Joe's) or Crystal Cove State Park (at Newport Coast) with shuttle service to the carnival. Boo Blast admission is free. Tickets are $1; rides and attractions are one to four tickets each. Meal tickets are $8 and include barbecue, chips and a drink. Advance ticket and meals can be bought at http://www.ElMorroPTA.info.
SATURDAY: Get your holiday shopping started at Laguna Beach Mothers of Preschoolers Holiday Boutique Fundraiser with items ranging from clothing and accessories to home décor. Handcrafted and other quality merchandise for sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. For more information, call (949) 494 7555.
SUNDAY: Enjoy unspoiled canyon views and learn about local geology from 8 to 11 a.m. on this strenuous, 2-mile hike up Little Sycamore Canyon with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center. Reservations are required so call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.
The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail LagunaBeachRotary@
cox.net. Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.
Estate Planning Series
The Laguna Beach Community Foundation holds the last of 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. To register, call (949) 315-9261 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://www.lagunabeach
Laguna Playhouse presents Moonlight Masquerade 2, a sophisticated Halloween party for adults, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Tivoli, Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information, contact Leslie Anne Mogul at email@example.com, call (949) 497-2787, ext. 217, or visit http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.
Today through Saturday
It's the closing weekend of No Square Theatre's "Lagunatics 2010: HAR," at the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Show times are 7:30 p.m. today, with a 6 p.m. gala Sunday. Show tickets are $35 to $45; Gala tickets, $100.
Call (949) 715-0333 or visit nosquare.org.
Today through Sunday
Loving Lucy Closing
Don't miss "I Loved Lucy," an intimate portrait of Lucille Ball's final years, at 7:30 and 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. matinees through Sunday, at the Moulton Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
For tickets, visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com or call (949) 497-2787.
Today through Tuesday
Monks and Mandalas
Experience sand painting at Neighborhood Congregational Church, hosting the Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour, a Time of Sand Painting and Prayer for World Peace by the monks of Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free at 340 St. Ann's Drive. For more information, call Pam Wicks at (949) 573-7104 or the church office at (949) 494-8061.
Michele McCormick will lead a workshop called, "Transition Town Laguna Beach: A Founding Member's Story of Personal & Communal Transformation" from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. McCormick shares her life-changing experience while living and working with indigenous tribes in Kenya, Canada, El Salvador and Taos, New Mexico. Come hear her story of returning to the U.S. in order to integrate and apply lessons learned. As a founding member of Transition Laguna Beach, McCormick will share how she is living a nature-based, sustainable, even "tribal" life in Orange County through this positive approach to meeting the challenges of climate change and peak oil in an uncertain future.
The Laguna Canyon Conservancy meets for a presentation by City Councilwoman Verna Rollinger on the Village Entrance Park Project. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, call Ed Drollinger, (949) 494-6465.
Join member galleries from 6 to
9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening . At 5 p.m., the city of Laguna Beach presents a reception and awards ceremony for the Juried Fine Art Exhibition at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. Dedicated shuttle service starts at 6:15 p.m. from the Laguna Art Museum and Bluebird Center, 1590 S. Coast Hwy. Shuttles run until 8:45 p.m. For more information, call (949) 683-6871 or visit http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
'Open for Business' Workshop
Business owners and others interested in opening or expanding businesses in Laguna Beach are invited to meet with city officials, planning commissioners and successful local business owners to learn how to navigate the city bureaucracy from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St. For more information, contact Monica Tuchscher at (949) 497-0745 or mtuchscher@lagunabeach
Mod Century Grand Opening
Mod Century, a new furniture store, is hosting an opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 673 N. Coast Hwy. For more information, go to http://www.modcentury.com, or call (949) 715-6831.