FRIDAY: Meet filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, shown, as he hosts a screening of his film, "Coral Reef Adventure," and answers audience questions to benefit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. The event begins with a 6:30 p.m. VIP reception followed by the film at 8 p.m. at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. VIP Tickets are $100 per person and includes premiere seating and reception. General admission is $40 and student tickets are $20. Tickets at or call (800) 838-3006.

SATURDAY: Bring your dog or cat to the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter's annual low cost vaccination clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. The clinic will be held at the city parking lot at 635 Laguna Canyon Road, across from Pageant of the Masters. For more information, call the Shelter at (949) 497-3552.

SUNDAY: Give the gift of life at the Laguna Presbyterian Church-sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 415 Forest Ave. To sign up, link on orange bar of or sponsor code: lagunap, or call the church office, (949) 494-7555. Donors must be at least age 16 and weigh at least 110 lbs.


Garden Club Meeting

The Laguna Beach Garden Club will present "Eye Candy from Public Gardens on the West Coast" and a silent auction at its 9:30 a.m. meeting at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach. Board member Patricia Weier will present a slideshow, and attendees will have the opportunity to bid for Valentine Planted Containers created by club members. Funds raised assist with local scholarships awarded by the club. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.


'Frank' Film Screening

The Laguna Beach Film Society will show "May I Be Frank," an award-winning documentary about a man who decides to turn his life around after years of excess and overindulgence, at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre, 625 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $15 at the door. For information or membership inquiries, e-mail JoAnne Story at

Today and Saturday

Youth Theater

"Eat (It's Not About Food)", a candid look at the causes of teenage eating disorders, will be presented by Theatre for a New Generation at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's

Drive. Tickets are $12.50 each. For more information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit


Disaster Help

Victims of the recent flooding are invited to a meeting sponsored by the Small Business Administration at 10 a.m. at City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave., to learn about loans offered by the agency to those who need financial assistance to recover from the disaster.


DimeStories Open Mic

Prose writers are invited to DimeStories Open Mic Readings to read a three-minute work at

5:30 p.m. at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. Signups start at 5 p.m. For more information, call host Michelle McCormick at (949) 715-9931, visit http://www.dimestories/org or e-mail

Tuesdays through March 8

Great Discussions

Great Decisions Discussion groups meet at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress. The afternoon group at 1:30 will discuss "The Horn of Africa." The evening group at 7 p.m. will be led by Elye Pitts in a discussion of "Haiti." For more information, call (949) 494-2247.


Miller Garden Meeting

Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden hold their annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. Kay Havens will be speaking on "What to Plant Now — Spring Vegetables." For more information, call Marsha Bode at (949) 244-2010.


Comedy Film Screening

The Film Society screens a German comedy, "Soul Kitchen," about the adventures of a restaurant owner, at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Cinemas in Laguna Beach. Tickets are $15 at the door; $10 for students with ID; free for Society members. For $20, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres before the screening at Wells Fargo Bank Community Room. For more information, e-mail JoAnne Story at

Matthews at Exchange Club

Laguna Beach historian Glenna Matthews will speak to the Laguna Beach Exchange Club at its

12:15 p.m. meeting at Watermarc Restaurant, 448 S. Coast Hwy. Matthews will share stories about confederate sympathizers in Southern California and more from her research on the Civil War. The cost for non-members is $20. For more information, visit Laguna or call (949) 494-0703 or (949) 494-6684.

Soccer Mom Speaks

Laguna Beach Books will welcome Shayne Moore, author of "Global Soccer Mom," to the store from

5 to 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds of book sales will be donated to Grower's First, a Laguna Beach-based organization. For more information, call (949) 494-4779.

Natural History Author

Allan Schoenherr will speak and sign his latest book, "Wild and Beautiful: A Natural History of the Open Spaces in Orange County," at 5:45 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center, 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Parking is $3. To attend, RSVP to (949) 497-8324. For more, visit


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