FRIDAY: Meet local reporters and editors at a Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce "Meet the Press" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. Tickets are $25 for non-Chamber members; members may have one free ticket. Reservations may be made by calling (949) 494-1018. For more information, visit

SATURDAY: Get outdoors with Nanda Fischer and Jutta Gamboa, shown, who will lead a hike at 3 p.m. and then sign their new book, "Active in Orange County: A Guide to Physical Activity and Exercise in Nature," at 4 p.m. at Latitude 33 Bookshop at 311 Ocean Ave. For more information, call (949) 494-5403.

SUNDAY: Hear great stories read by accomplished actors at 3 p.m. at the Forum Theater at the Festival of Arts, to benefit Friendship Shelter. Tickets are available until Saturday at and at the door, pending availability. The performance will feature short stories relating to home in the broadest sense of the word, from writers like Ron Carlson, Jonathan Saffron Foer, Aimee Bender, and O. Henry. Tickets are $65. For more information call (949) 494- 6928.


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 LagunaBeachRotary@ Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit

Garden Club Hosts Roley

Learn about "Designing Perennial and Annual Gardens into an Urban Agro Forest" from sustainable gardening expert Bill Roley at the 9:30 a.m. meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. The meeting is free one-time for guests. For more information, visit


Winer To Appear

Laguna Beach Books welcomes novelist Andrew Winer, author of "The Marriage Artist," at 2 p.m. The store is at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. at the Old Pottery Place.

Library Book Discussion

Join a casual discussion of Cold War intrigue and adventure in Aimee Liu's "Flash House" at Laguna Beach Library's 2nd Saturday Sleuths Mystery Book Discussion at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 363 Glenneyre St. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.


Women Artists' Boutique

The Laguna Beach Woman's Club holds its semi-annual Women Artists Boutique from noon to 5 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. The free event includes a silent auction and refreshments, and features local women artists selling handmade crafts, jewelry, apparel, and art work. The artists donate items for the silent auction, which closes at 4:30 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Club and the Women's Resource Center community programs.

Open Mic For Writers

Prose writers are invited to present their work at OC DimeStories Second Sundays' Open Mic at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy. Signups at 5 p.m., readings start at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Michele McCormick at (949) 715-9931, visit

/orange-county-laguna-beach or e-mail OCDimeStories@gmail.



Laguna Art Gallery History

Richard Challis and Gene Crain will discuss "Laguna Beach Art Galleries, its Perils and Pleasures," from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach City Council Chambers,

505 Forest Ave. The free program is sponsored by the Laguna Beach Historical Society and will be televised live on Cox channel



Child-Development Experts Speak

Parents are invited to the PTA's Coffee Break to hear two local psychologists, Michele Blair and Dudley Wiest, discuss how parents can become more effective in parenting their elementary-school age children. The program will be held from 8:15 to 10 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Top of the World School. $5 covers coffee, tea and pastries. Participants are asked not to park on campus, but to park on the surrounding neighborhood streets.

Chamber Mixer At Tasting Room

Join the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce for a holiday mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Laguna Canyon Winery's new Tasting Room, 380 Glenneyre St. For more information call (949) 494-1018 or visit

Crafts For Kids

Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to Laguna Beach Library at 3:45 p.m. to make fall crafts. To attend, call (949) 497-1733. The library is located at 363 Glenneyre St.

'Bummer' Author To Appear

Author Janice Shapiro will read from and sign copies of her new book of short stories, "Bummer," at 6 p.m. at Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave. For more information, call (949) 494-5403.


Romero at Business Club

The Laguna Beach Business Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Laguna to hear a presentation by Mark Romero of Mark Romero Music Inc. The cost is $25 including a buffet breakfast. For reservations, e-mail info@lagunabeachbusiness or contact Rick Cirelli at (949) 494-4701 or

OC History Program

Learn about Orange County History from Ada Bosnjalk, a Bowers Museum Docent Guild presentation at 2 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.

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