Calendar

YOUR WEEKEND

FRIDAY: Enjoy a Bowers Museum program titled, "20th Century in Review," from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Each decade will be highlighted and discussed, including Teddy Roosevelt, the Panama Canal, the Roaring '20s, the Great Depression, Route 66, fashion, the first television program, the hippies, etc. Free.

SATURDAY: Meet Allan Schoenherr, author of "Wild and Beautiful: A Natural History of Open Spaces in Orange County," cover shown, at 1 p.m. 3/12 at Latitude 33 bookstore, 311 Ocean Ave.

SUNDAY: The Laguna Beach Woman's Club hosts its annual Women Artists Spring Boutique at the clubhouse from noon to 5 p.m. Shop for everything from jewelry and art to home items and crafts, all made by local female women artisans. Sales from the event's silent auction and wine tasting will go to the Women and Families Assistance Center, which supports families in area. The clubhouse is at 286 St. Ann Drive.

Friday

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.

Garden Club Hosts Schoniger

Gisele Schoniger, organic category manager for Kellogg Supply, Inc. will speak at the general meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club on the topic, "Let's Get Growing — the Organic Way." The meeting starts with a plant boutique at

9:30 a.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive and is free one time for guests. For more information,

visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.

Men's Swim Team

On Film

The Laguna Beach Film Society will screen "Men Who Swim," a documentary about Sweden's first all-male synchronized swim team, at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $15.

Up On The Roof

Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at the Rooftop Lounge at Casa del Camino to celebrate Laguna Beach a la Carte, sponsored by the Laguna Beach Visitor's & Conference Bureau, from 7 to

10 p.m. at 1289 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at the hotel or by calling (949) 497-2446.

Saturday

'Curly Girl' Author Appearance

Meet Lorraine Massey, author of "Curly Girl, The Handbook," when she joins Vickie Vela of Curls on Top for a party and book signing at 2 p.m. at Wells Fargo Community Room, 260 Ocean Ave., third floor. To attend, RSVP to vickie@curlsontop.com.

Sunday

Animal Shelter Fundraiser

Help restore the city's Animal Shelter at a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tivoli Too! Betty DeGeneres and the Laguna Board of Realtors will co-host the event, featuring champagne tasting and jazz brunch. The George Gilliam Trio with singer Elena Gilliam will entertain. Tickets are $75 per person, with $25 of it going to the shelter. For more information, call (949) 497-2474.

Tuesday

Great Discussions

Great Decisions Discussion Groups meet at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship, 429 Cypress, Laguna Beach. The afternoon group meets at 1:30 p.m. and will discuss "Germany's Ascendancy." The evening group meets at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Horn of Africa." 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. For more information, call Bill Foster, (949) 494-7358. Jean Raun is contact person for the evening session, (949) 494-2247.

Hospital Meeting

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach invites the community to learn about its long-term plans from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the hospital auditorium, 31872 Coast Hwy.

Wednesday

Hotel Hosts Chamber Mixer

The Surf & Sand Resort will host a Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The hotel is at 1555 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, call (949) 494-1018 or visit http://www.lagunabeachchamber.org.

Thursday

Mystery Writers at Library

Mystery writers Cara Black and Libby Fischer Hellmann will visit the Laguna Beach Library at 3 p.m. to discuss their writing, answer questions, and sign their newest mysteries. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Laguna Beach Books, and copies of both authors' work can be checked out at the library, 363 Glenneyre St. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.

ONGOING

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.

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.

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