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YOUR WEEKEND

FRIDAY: Enjoy a hula performance from the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts dance company, Pupukahi I Ke Alo O Na Pua, shown. The troupe will appear at 7 p.m. at the Artists' Theatre, 625 Park Ave. A $5 donation is requested.

SATURDAY: Join volunteers and help Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks staff with restoration projects during Keep It Wild Volunteer Day, 8 to 11 a.m. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 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, call (949) 923-2235. Free (parking fee waived).

SUNDAY: Challenge yourself on a difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 6-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. For ages 15 and up. Not for beginners. Meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd east to end; meet at the gate.) Reservations required, call (949) 923-2235. Donation is $2 per person.

TODAY

Hummingbird Talk

Learn how to attract hummingbirds to your garden at a presentation, "Jewels of Nature: Hummingbirds in Your Garden," from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. In addition, learn what to do if you find a lost hummingbird. There is a $10 charge. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

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.

Sunday

Novelist to Appear

Meet Cliff Shiepe, author of a new novel, "Cliff Falls," at 4 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S.

Coast Hwy.

Tuesday

Hula at Susi Q

Pupukahi I Ke Alo O Na Pua ("United as One in the Presence of the Flowers"), a troupe from Honolulu's Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts, will give a free song and hula dance performance from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. All are welcome.

Tuesdays through March 8

Great Discussions

Join a Great Decisions Discussion Group, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Assn., beginning at 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. The discussions provide in-depth knowledge of Foreign Policy issues and are offered by the League of Women Voters and the Social Action Committee of the UU Fellowship. Meetings occur on the first and third Tuesday of each month for eight sessions. For more information, call Bill Foster, (949) 494-7358. Jean Raun is contact person for the evening session, (949) 494-2247.

ONGOING

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 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the multipurpose room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Bring your own paddle or use one of theirs. 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

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 information, call (949) 494-4006.

Preschool Stories

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.

Laughter Yoga

Laguna Laughter Club gatherings take place at 8 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the northernmost end of Main Beach. For more information, call (949) 376-1939 or visit http://www.joyfulb.com.

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