FRIDAY: The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a reception for Assemblyman Don Wagner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.at French 75, 1464 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 494-1018 or visit http://www.lagunabeachchamber.org
SATURDAY: The 11th annual Art of Giving Gala benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach starts at 5:30 p.m. at Montage Laguna. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to the Jeeps' music. Tables of 10 start at $4,000 and individual tickets are $450. For more information or to make reservations contact Michelle at (949) 494-2535 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY: Prose writers are invited to read their works at OC Dimestories, held the second Sunday of each month at Salt Fine Art, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3, Laguna Beach. Writers must sign up by 5 p.m., and have three minutes to read their work. Ed Kaufman will host the open mic event. For more information, email email@example.com
Poetry reading and awards
Winners of the 13th annual Poetry Contest will be honored by the Laguna Beach Library and Friends of the Laguna Beach Library at 2 p.m. at the library, 363 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach. Poems are accepted throughout the month of April; a poetry booklet, "A World in Words" will be available at the Library soon. Friends, families, and the general public are invited to honor winners and hear the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners present their poems.
The Silver Ball, a casual night of serious dancing to live music, hits Laguna from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Dance to the tunes of California Sound, from the foxtrot to the waltz, swing to the rumba. Special requests? Yes, please. Light refreshments too, and a cash wine bar. Reservations and payment are due by June 8. Cost: $10 for Susi Q members, $12 for non-members. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.
Children's Comedy Workshop
Gallimaufry Performing Arts continues its series of workshops with a Comedy Improv Workshop by Melanie Chartoff, voice of Didi Pickles on Nickelodeon's "Rugrats," from noon to 3 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Registration is $50. For more information, visit http://www.gallimaufry.org/classes.html or (949) 499-5060.
"Let Everything…Praise the Lord!"a free concert of inspiring music will be presented at 4 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949 494-7245. Performed by the LPC Chancel Choir, Chancel Handbells and Organ.
June 14 to July 12
Learn To Use Google
Discover other features of your Google account, such as keeping track of calendar appointments, reminders and to-do lists from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Learn how to create, save and share documents online. Discover other Google applications such as Google reader to create your personal subscriptions to websites covering news, entertainment, hobbies, and more. Cost: $75. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.
June 14 to Aug. 2
Fun With Photos
Get those digital photos from your camera to your computer and then share them with others, using free software programs with a practical class from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Learn techniques for organizing, filing and managing photos. Cost: $95. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Sunset Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at French 75, 1464 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 494-1018 or visit http://www.lagunabeachchamber.org
June16 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.
Business Club meets
Rick Cirelli will address the Laguna Beach Business Club Meeting, 7:30 a.m. June 16th at the Hotel Laguna. Breakfast is $25. RSVP to Bart Zanderbergen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Laguna Beach Film Society will screen "Heartbreaker" [L'Arnacoeur"] at 7 p.m. 6/16 at South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. The French comedy is about a man who hires himself out as a "breakup artist." Tickets are $15 for non Society members; for $20, also enjoy a reception at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank Community Room. For more information, contact email@example.com
June 16 to July 7
The Easy Way To Using The 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 494-9928.