Your Weekend

FRIDAY: Party Foul performs from 8:45 p.m. to midnight at Mozambique's Shebeen Lounge, 1740 S. Coast Hwy. $10 cover. For more information, call (949) 715-7777 or visit

SATURDAY: Council Members Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson are looking for public opinion during a disaster preparedness workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.

SUNDAY: Ellen Ruderman, author of "Chasing the Red Car," will read from her book, will answer questions and sign copies at 4 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy, Suite 105. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call (949) 494-4779 or visit


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 homemade 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

'The Mighty Uke'

The Laguna Beach Film Society wraps up Passionate People in Film with the delightful music documentary "The Mighty Uke" at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theater on the Festival of Arts Grounds, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $15.

Friday 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. The series features professionals sharing information about annuities and mutual funds, financial planning basics, fixed income, equity investing, and long-term care. 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 http://www.lagunabeach

Saturday 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. Saturday. 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


Artists Speak

Artists Laddie John Dill and Chris Wilder, who are featured in Laguna Art Museum's current exhibition "Extract: Developing Exhibitions from the Collection," will talk about their work and answer questions from the audience at 1 p.m. at the museum, 307 Cliff Drive. This event is free to museum members and free to non-members with paid admission. For more information, call Curator of Education Jacqueline Bunge at (949) 494-8971 ext. 207 or visit

'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

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. Signups start at 5 p.m. For more information, call host Michelle McCormock at (949) 715-9931, visit http://www.dimestoriesorg or e-mail

'Watercolors On The


A Laguna Ocean Foundation docent guides visitors around the tidepools and Laguna Outreach for Community Art's award-winning artist September McGee hosts a workshop on watercolor journaling from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Treasure Island Beach in front of the Montage. Cost is $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 18, accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit

Wednesdays and Thursdays

Tax Preparation

IRS-trained volunteers are available from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. to provide free basic tax assistance to those with middle to low income and with simple tax returns. Tax-aide volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 form and the more standard schedules including A and B. This is a free service. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.


Rockin' Dog Rescue And Fundraiser

The Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave., is hosting Pet Place International's inaugural Rockin' Dog Rescue and Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Animals will be available for adoption during the event, which also feature raffles, vendors and give-aways. The Jamie Browning Band will play soulful classic rock with a tribute to Tom Petty. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, call Marine Room at (949) 494-3027 or contact Pet Place International at or (949) 683-5412.

Swingin' The Standards

Laguna Beach Live! Presents Jerry Mandel Swing' the Standards Jazz Band from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Tickets are $40. For more information, call (800) 595-4849 or visit

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