FRIDAY: Welcome a new board to the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and help honor local businesses at the chamber's Spirit of Laguna Awards and Installation Dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $75. For more information about either event, call (949) 494-1018.

SATURDAY: Learn about the history of surf music from 2 to 4 p.m. during the Laguna Beach Historical Society's "Surf's Way Up: Our Surf Musical Heritage" program at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Tickets are $5 per person in advance, and $10 each the day of the program. For more information, call 497-2441.

SUNDAY: Enjoy great music and help flood victims at a concert planned to aid flood victims, "Here Comes The Sun!," from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Artist Theater, 625 Park Ave. Laguna musical legends Beth and Steve Wood, Jason Feddy, shown, Nick I and Sasha Evans, accompanied by Douglas Miller, will perform. A silent auction benefit will also be held. Proceeds benefit Laguna Relief & Resource Center. Tickets are $20 for general seating, $50 for preferred seating, and $250 for the VIP "Flood Angel" Package, which includes admission to an artist reception from 3 to 4 p.m. To purchase tickets, call (949) 734-5485. To volunteer, call Rick Conkey, (949) 573-8624.


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

Today through Feb. 6

Felder as Bernstein

Hershey Felder portrays "Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $35 to $70. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees. For more information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit


Miles Corwin Speaks

Assistance League of Laguna Beach hosts a reading by Miles Corwin from his novel, "Kind of Blue," from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chapter House, 547 Catalina St. This event is co-sponsored by the Laguna Beach Books, and the cost is $15. To attend, call Judy Sterner at (949) 661-2374.

Tuesdays through March 8

Great Discussions

Join a Great Decisions discussion group at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive. The 1:30 p.m. group, led by Bill Foster, will discuss "American National Security since 9/11." The 7 p.m. group, led by Glenna Matthews, will discuss "The Caucasus." For more information, call Foster, at (949) 494-7358. Jean Raun is contact person for the evening session, (949) 494-2247.


Disaster Preparedness

The Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition's Citizens Advisory Council on Disaster Preparedness meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. Volunteers will discuss and prepare for emergencies, encourage education, promote discussion and recruit volunteers.


'Shameless' Author Appearance

Laguna Beach Books welcomes Pamela Madsen, author of "Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure… and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner," at 6 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Hwy.

Winter Jazz

Laguna Beach Live! Jazz "Winter Series" Wednesdays presents saxophonist Adam Schroder in the Winter Series at Hotel Laguna. Shows are at 6 and 7:45 p.m., and the cover charge is $10 per show, with food and beverages available for purchase. Reservations can be made through the hotel at (949) 494-1151 and will be held until 15 minutes before the show begins. The second show is expected to be lighter in attendance. A complete lineup and more information can be found on


Open for Business

An "Open for Business" workshop for business owners and others interested in opening or expanding businesses in Laguna Beach will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. For more information, contact Monica Tuchscher, principal planner at (949) 497-0745 or via e-mail at

Travel Open House

Laguna Travel Service is holding an open house with Princess Cruises and Trafalgar Tours from 5 to 7 p.m. at 260 Broadway. Attendees can enjoy wine and cheese and ask questions about cruising and tours. For more information, call (949) 494-1061.


Transition Dance

Transition Laguna holds an open dance party with a mix of world music every Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann's Drive. $10 donation. No partner necessary. A portion of the proceeds goes to Transition Laguna.

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.

Farmers Market

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.

Beach Cleanup 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

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