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FRIDAY: The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts will honor local artists, including Lee Rocker (pictured), at 6 p.m. at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information or to buy tickets, e-mail information@

SATURDAY: Learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet from noon to 4 p.m. at Main Beach. “Meatout” is the largest grassroots diet education campaign, annually observed in all 50 states and dozens of other countries. Sample a wide variety of delicious food and receive helpful information, recipes and coupons.


SUNDAY: Laguna College of Art & Design will display and sell artwork from students, faculty and staff about 6:30 p.m. during the “Best of the Best” student juried exhibit and awards reception at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. A reception and previews starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 376-6000 or visit


Make Your Own Sea Lion

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is hosting an Art and Sea Lions class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon. Participants will take home a miniature sea lion sculpture, go on a docent-led tour of the center, and see sea lions undergoing rehabilitation. Ceramics expert Jan Sattler will lead the sculpture class. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 6 or older. Advance registration is required. All materials and free on-site parking are included. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call (949)363-4700.



Cooking Class

Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road, hosts a cooking class centered around sweet and savory tarts at 10 a.m. The menu includes goat cheese and walnut tart; new potato and asparagus tart on dill pastry crust; salmon, dill and Parmesan tart with pickled cucumber; blueberry lemon cloud tartlets; and fleur de sel chocolate caramel tart. Cost is $90 per person, or $170 for two. For more information, call (949) 494-0745 or visit

Hector Villagra

Hector Villagra speaks on “Freedom of Religion and Beliefs” at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Drive. He has recently been appointed to follow the footsteps of Ramona Ripston who headed the ACLU of Southern California for 38 years. Previously Villagra was director of the Orange County Office of the ACLU. For more information, call (949)497-4568 or visit

Sunday and

April 10

‘Shakespeare’s Fool’


No Square Theatre presents “Shakespeare’s Fool,” featuring 10 songs and 10 speeches from the bard’s works, at 7 p.m. at 384 Legion St. British singer-songwriter Jason Feddy and performance poet, actor and teacher John Gardiner developed the piece. Tickets are $20 at


Grief Recovery Group

Laguna Presbyterian Church is offering an eight-week support group to help find ways to cope with the loss through death. The group, led by Jackie Pearson and the grief support team, is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Church Parlor at Forest Avenue and Second Street. There is a one-time materials fee of $25. To sign up, or for more information, call (949) 494-7555.

Conservancy Dinner

The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting will be 6 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Board member John Keith will discuss water issues. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members and may be paid at the door with prior reservations, which can be made with Ed Drollinger at (949) 494-6465. Space is limited.



Eric Dries Trio

Laguna Beach Live! Jazz “Winter Series” presents the Eric Dries Trio at 6 and 7:45 p.m. at in the Catalina Room Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Joining Eric will be John Crooks on bass and Jacob Wendt on drums. Cover charge is $10 per show with food and beverages available for purchase. Reservations can be made at

(949) 494-1151 and will be held

until 15 minutes before the

show begins. For more information, visit

April 8

Food Gardening

Horticulturist Steve Hampson, “edible gardener extraordinaire” and plant buyer at Roger’s Gardens, will speak at the general meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club at 10:30 a.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. He will discuss what, where, and when to plant, prune and harvest, along with personal tips and tricks for everything edible in the garden, including soil preparation, using home-made compost, dormant fruit tree spray treatments, and new vegetable varieties. The social gathering starts at 9:30 a.m., and the business meeting starts at 10. The meeting is free one-time for guests. For more information, visit

April 8 to May 27

‘It’s Your Money’ Workshops

Peter Kote will moderate “It’s Your Money” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays in the Community Room at the Susi Q Laguna Beach Senior Center, 380 Third St. To register for the series, contact Laguna Beach Community Foundation at (949) 715-8223 or For more information about the series and the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, visit https://www.lagunabeach

April 9 to June 24

Festival Of Arts ‘Preview 2011'

“Preview 2011" is Festival of Arts’ new free exhibit at the Wells Fargo, 260 Ocean Ave. Fourteen of the 28 exhibitors will have their artwork on display. The opening reception is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9. The bank is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit