Your weekend:

Friday: Ann Cressman, instructor and Silver Life Master, will be teach beginning bridge lessons from noon to 2 p.m. for $100. Each session will start with a lesson on basic bidding techniques and responses. To sign up, or for more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Saturday: Transition Laguna Beach Food group will sell vegetable seedings at the Farmers Market. Selection include tomatoes, peppers, arugula, herbs, Swiss chard, lettuce, cilantro and squash plants to get your summer garden growing. Many of the seedlings are from seeds harvested in Laguna, and all have been grown organically here in Laguna. The is at the back of the Farmers Market on Local's Lane.

Sunday: Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA) will present "Imagination Celebration: Art Takes Flight" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum, 307 Cliff Drive. Admission is free thanks to a donation from the Arts Council. Families will enjoy a fun-filled day of hands-on art projects led by members of LOCA, face painting, and refreshments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the Museum's professional and student exhibition as well as play they popular Art Detective scavenger hunt game. In addition, musical performances will take place every hour by musicians from local schools. For more information, call Curator of Education Jacqueline Bunge at (949) 494-8971 ext. 207.


Until May 13

Spring Floral Design Class

Debby Neville, floral design instructor, will teach attendees from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays, with a beautiful Mother's Day creation May 5. Register by Wednesday for the Mother's Day event. The cost is $45 per class, which includes all materials.

Until May 17

Women's Self-Defense Class

A women's self-defense class is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Lang Park gymnasium, 21540 Wesley Drive. The class is appropriate for mature teens and adults, encourages students to take responsibility for their own safety and gives them the tools by teaching effective easily learned self-defense techniques. Cost is $64; register at the Laguna Beach Community Services, 515 Forest Ave. Fore more information, e-mail, visit or call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.

Until May 27

'It's Your Money'


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.laguna

Until June 30

Writers' Workshop

Writers receive constructive feedback from the instructor and their peers on works-in-progress, with emphasis on professional preparation and submission for publication from noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Susi Q, 380 Third St. Cost is $100 for the series or $12 drop in. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.


Chamber Music Concert

Enjoy a free chamber music concert presented by Laguna Beach Live! during First Sundays, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Studio 8 at Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.

Monday to June 27

Bridge Lessons

The Intermediate Supervised Play Bridge class will include discussion of hands and scoring from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $100. To register and pre-pay, call (949) 497-2441 or stop by the front desk.


Tibetan Flute Player

Nawang Khechog, former Buddhist Monk and world famous Tibetan flute player, will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anns Drive.



Laguna Beach Live! Presents Jose Rizo's "Mongorama" in concert at 8 p.m. the Laguna Beach Playhouse , 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Mongorama is a new, nine-piece, Latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJazz radio personality Jose Rizo (host of 'Jazz on the Latin Side'), exploring the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 1950s and early 1960s. Mongorama will feature tenor saxophonist Justo Almario and flautist Danilo Lozano. Rounding out the ensemble will be Adonis Puentes (lead vocals), Ramon Banda (timbales), Joey De Leon (congas), Alfredo Ortiz (perc/vocals), Rene Camacho (bass), Joe Rotondi or Oscar Hernandez (piano), and Dayren Santamaria (violin). Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students younger than 21 and may be bought at (800) 595-4849 or


Legal Planning For Seniors

Attorney Amy Huff is offering a free presentation about the difference between a will and trust, the benefit of powers of attorney for health care and finances, and how to pay for a nursing home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Pre-registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Orange County Bar Assn. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Day of Prayer

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council presents its annual Day of Prayer with a free breakfast at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Any donations will be given to the Mission Hospital Foundation. To make a reservation, call St. Mary's Episcopal Church at (949) 494-3542 or e-mail

Art Show

The Cottage Restaurant, 308 N. Coast Hwy., is hosting an Art Show from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring Orange County artists. "Mixed Emotions" will feature works in a variety of media. Light refreshments will be served.

May 6

Garden Tour

The Gate & Garden Walking Tour of North Laguna Beach will feature 10 private gardens. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat. Tickets are $35 and available by only at Laguna Drug, 239 Broadway, Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Hwy., or Dana Point Nursery, 34100 S. Coast Hwy., Dana Point; by mail to P.O. Box 362 Laguna Beach, CA 92652; or at http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub


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