FRIDAY: Those who suffered damage and losses from the recent storms are invited to meet at 1 p.m. with city officials and service agencies to learn how to obtain assistance at Council Chambers, Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.
SATURDAY: Celebrate the new year by joining Zero Trash Laguna for the First Saturday Beach/Street cleanup of 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon. 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 Chip@ZeroTrash.org
SUNDAY: Join a free half hour docent-led tour of the recently renovated Laguna Presbyterian Church, a historic Spanish Mission style sanctuary, 11:15 a.m. at 415 Forest Ave.
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.
Those who suffered damages and losses from the recent storms are invited to meet with city officials and service agencies to learn about how to obtain relief at 1 p.m. at Council Chambers, Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.
New Year's Tidepool Walk
Start the year off on a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point when the tide will fall to a very low-1.0. Meet at 1 p.m. at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the boardwalk near the parking lot (from Coast Highway, turn coastward at Newport Coast stoplight, right at the kiosk and left into the first lot.) $15 day-use parking fee.
Join the Laguna Canyon Conservancy for dinner at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, and meet Claire Schlotterback, executive director of Hills for Everyone, who will speak on Coal Canyon, Chino Hills State Park and the recovery from the 2008 Freeway Complex Fire. Dinner at 6 p.m., tickets are $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, call Ed Drollinger, (949) 494-6465 by Sunday.
Felder as Bernstein
Hershey Felder portrays "Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Previews through Thursday, gala opening is Jan. 8. Tickets are $35 to $70. Regular Performances 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees; 2 p.m. Thursday matinees Jan. 6 and 20; 7 p.m. Jan. 16. For more information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.
Yoga for Adults
Enjoy a peaceful, 1.5-mile walk from 9 to 10:30 a.m. as you learn yoga stretches and breathing and relaxation exercises with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just north of 73 Toll Road). Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.
Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening. 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 B4 for participating galleries. For more information call (949) 683-6871 or visit http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
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.
The Laguna Beach certified California farmers market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Lumberyard parking lot, 384 Forest Ave. For more information, call (714) 573-0374.
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. In addition, Mozambique will be showcasing British singer-songwriter Jason Feddy. For more information, visit http://www.HelpBlueWater.com.
Wine And Dine
Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road, offers Happy Hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, a mid-week repast with $10 cheese plate and wine at $8 per glass, plus the chef's special of the day. Every Friday features a Happy Hour buffet from 5 to 7 p.m. And on the last Saturday of the month, enjoy a wine tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. For more, call (949) 494-4006.
The Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., presents Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. every Wednesday, followed by cookies and punch. For
more information, call (949) 497-1733.
Hortense Miller Garden
The Hortense Miller Garden covers 21/2 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small-themed gardens. Tours through the garden and private residence are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. For more information, call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.