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YOUR WEEKEND

FRIDAY: Walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on this slow-paced, 2-mile "Wobble Walk" fitness hike with OC Parks Resource Specialist Laura Cohen from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405). Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Program: $2 per person.

SATURDAY: Enjoy a guided autumn 3-5 mile backcountry hike at 9 a.m. Meet at El Moro Visitor Center (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park.) $15 day-use parking fee.

SUNDAY: Learn how Native Americans used various plants on this rigorous, steep and uneven 2-mile Cultural Resources hike (400-foot elevation gain) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. For ages 15 and up. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, about 3.5 miles south of I-5/405). Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.

TODAY

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@cox.net. Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.

Monday

Holiday Tree Lighting

Montage Laguna Beach will host a holiday tree lighting and open house beginning at 4:30 p.m. at 30801 Coast Hwy.

Monks at Local Church

The Tibetan monks of Loseling Thukhang Monastery in Southern India will be offering the Lama Chopa Buddhist Tantric Celebration for World Peace at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive.

Trade and Barter Fair

Transition Consciousness hosts a community share-in from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Bring your arts and crafts, services, or used or recycled goods for barter or sale. $10 donation for an 8-foot table. Admission to the share-in is $5. To reserve a table, call (808) 990-9977or e-mail kaytee46@gmail.com.

Tuesday

'Daddy Long Legs' Opens

The romantic musical "Daddy Long Legs" begins its world premiere run through Dec. 26 at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Previews today through Friday, gala opening Dec. 4. Performances Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; Thursday matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 16 and 23. Also Sunday evening performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 26. No performances on Dec. 25. For tickets, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.

Wednesday

World AIDS Day

Join the Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Main Beach Cobblestones to mark World AIDS Day Dec.1 with free HIV testing, an AIDS Quilt Memorial, other medical services, followed by a 5:30 p.m. candlelight vigil at Main Beach for those who have lost their lives to the disease. Following, there will be a 7 p.m. AIDS memorial service at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach. For more information, call the Clinic, (949) 494-0761.

Yoga for Kids

Children ages 6-10 will explore a fun-filled yoga experience in a wilderness setting with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405). Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation: $18 for 6-class series; $3 per child drop in.

Thursday

Fitness Hike

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 6-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain) from 8:30 to 11 a.m. over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. For ages 15 and up. Not for beginners. Hiking poles suggested. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Road east to end; meet at the gate.) Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235. Donation $2 per person.

Art Walk

Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening Dec. 2. 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. See Artcetera listings on page B7 for participating galleries. For more information, call (949) 683-6871 or visit

http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.

'Race to Nowhere' Film

The Laguna PTA sponsors a showing of "Race to Nowhere," a documentary about the high-pressure culture that has invaded the lives of youth, at 7 p.m. at South Coast Cinemas, 162 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit http://www.racetonowhere.com.

ONGOING

Seniors Ping-Pong

Seniors are welcome to participate in table top tennis, or ping pong, from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Bring your own paddle or use one of ours. Participants must wear non-skidding shoes. Free. To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Beach Cleanup

HelpBlueWater.com volunteers meet at noon on Sunday at Mozambique's lower parking lot for a weekly beautification effort. Free parking available. To reward volunteers after the cleanup, Mozambique will provide a half-off lunch menu from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.HelpBlueWater.com.

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