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FRIDAY: Enjoy a guided stroll around the Laguna lakes on a leisurely, level, 2-mile hike with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. Meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon stating area, 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Event fee is $2 per person; parking is $3 per vehicle. For ages 10 and older. For more information, call (949) 923-2235 or visit

SATURDAY: View and bid on great art, such as the above work by Mark Jacobucci, and enjoy a sumptuous dinner at 5:30 p.m. June 4 at Laguna College of Art & Design’s 22nd annual Collector’s Choice Fine Art Event and Auction. The event takes place on the grounds of the campus, at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are now $150 each and include an art raffle, silent and live auction, dinner and wine. For more information call (949) 376-6000 ext. 241 or e-mail

SUNDAY: Help honor local heroes and view student films at the 2011 Laguna Hero Fest, starting at 6 p.m. at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Those receiving honors at the festival include Laguna residents Greg and Barbara MacGillivray. Admission is free but reservations are required. Visit



The Laguna Beach Recreation Department is hosting dance classes Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for four weeks in Lang Park, off South Coast Highway. Go to to register or call (949) 715-0449 for more information.

Friday and Saturday

‘A Life of the Mind’ Production


The Laguna Beach High School production of Sam Shepard’s “A Life of the Mind” will presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Artists Theatre, 550 Blumont St. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults, and can be bought at the door. For more information, visit or call (949) 497-7700.


LA Extreme

The Contemporary Collectors Council will visit Watts Towers, Watts House Project, “Art in the Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles and the Ernst & Young Plaza on an all-day field trip. Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Laguna Beach High School parking lot, 625 Park Ave. For more information, visit


Butterflies For Loved


The Auxiliary of Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, 31862 S. Coast Hwy., is hosting a butterfly celebration in honor or memory of loved ones at 3 p.m. The event supports hospice and palliative care services for terminally ill patients. Each participant will receive their own butterfly to release during the event. There will also be hundreds of additional butterflies released by Chairwomen Patti Fouse and Leslie Wilhelm. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Cyndi McCanne in the foundation office at (949) 365-2453.



Come On Down, Bob Barker

Bob Barker will visit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center at 11 a.m. and participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the visitor area that was destroyed in the floods in late December. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by the release of sea lion patient Barker, named in honor of Bob Barker’s generosity to the center. Pacific Marine Mammal Center is at 20612 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information, call Melissa Sciacca at (949) 494-3050 or visit

Jazz Wednesdays

Latin Jazz Syndicate featuring Bijon Watson on trumpet performs as part of Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. $10 cover, with food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call (949) 715-9713, visit or e-mail

Ten Commandments

The community is welcome to a special Shavuot Service at 10:30 a.m. at Chabad Jewish Center with special prayers and reading of the Ten Commandments, followed by Kiddush and dairy brunch. At 5 p.m. there will be a special reading of the Commandments and ice cream party for kids. Chabad is at 30804 Coast Hwy. For more information, visit



Susan Trager Memorial

The Laguna Beach County Water District is hosting a memorial for 10-year Water Commissioner and longtime Laguna Resident Susan Trager from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Parking is complimentary of the city in the city lot across the street from the festival grounds in space Nos. 300 and higher.

Thursday to

July 28

Introduction To Facebook

Learn how to use the most popular social networking website in the world from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Start using Facebook to connect with relatives and friends, no matter where they live. Cost: $95. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Thursday to July 7

Easy Way To Use Internet

Learn strategies for effective online searches to help you find what you’re looking for from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. With a mix of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, this class will help students learn how to use the Internet to find information. Cost: $75. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.


Yoga In The Park

Carl Brown, a registered Yoga Alliance instructor, provides a free yoga program at 8 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Montage Public Park. On rainy days, the class moves to the clubhouse at Laguna Terrace mobile home park. Students should bring mats; additional pads available on a first-serve basis. For more information visit, contact or call (949) 494-9928.

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