FRIDAY: Celebrate the reopening of Heisler Park with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. by Mayor Toni Iseman near the "Breaching Whale" sculpture by the Rockpile Beach restroom. This marks the completion of the final phase of park renovation.
SATURDAY: : Enjoy an afternoon of music and eclectic performance during "Fête de la Musique," presented by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn. at 2 p.m., with an opening ceremony at Main Beach cobblestones. Musicians and singers will perform at several locations downtown. The festivities end with a sing-along at 4:30 p.m. at Main Beach. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachsistercities.org.
SUNDAY: Kids from Laguna Presbyterian Church will present a musical, "Esther-Ordinary Faith," at the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship service at the church 415 Forest Ave. The Children's Choir and Middle School Music Madness group will present the story of Israel's Queen Esther and how she overcame impossible odds to save her people. For more information, call (949) 494-7555 or visit http://www.lagunapreschurch.org.
Quick Start Cribbage
Learn the basics of cribbage at a free introductory class, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center game room, 380 Third St. New and experienced players are welcome to attend the class, providing a basic orientation along with coaching. For more information, call (949) 497-
Laguna Beach Cyclery will screen "Wheels4Life" at 7:30 p.m. at 250 Thalia St. There will be a donation raffle drawing, beer and light refreshments. For more information, call George Vitolo at (949) 338-5431 or visit wheels4life.org.
Karger for Prez
Join supporters of Laguna Beach resident Fred Karger, running for Republican nomination for President, at a party featuring Rib Hillis from 6 to 8 p.m. at Karger's home. For ticket information, contact Shane Miller, (310) 849-3434 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energy Issues Discussed
Energy and economic analyst Nicole Foss will speak at 6 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 Saint Ann's Drive, sponsored by Transition Laguna. $10 admission.
Test yourself on a difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 5-mile hike (700-foot elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Road, east to end; meet at the gate.) Hiking poles suggested; limited to those ages 15 and older. $2 per person donation. Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235.
Searching for Health Information
Learn how to search for health information online from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays, except on the Fourth of July, at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Discover ways to recognize, prevent and treat diseases and conditions that occur with age and build your internet skills at the same time. This course was developed by the National Institutes of Health. Cost is $50. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.
Yoga in the Wilderness
Enjoy a peaceful, 1.5-mile walk while learning yoga stretches and breathing and relaxation exercises with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just north of 73 Toll Road). $2 donation per person. Parking is $3 per vehicle. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235.
Saxophonist Rickey Woodard and his quintet performs as part of Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesday 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 http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (400-foot elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just north of 73 Toll Road). Fee, $2 donation per person; parking is $3 per vehicle. Reservations required by calling (949) 923-2235.
Seniors Ping Pong
Seniors are welcome to participate in table top tennis, or ping pong, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the multipurpose room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Participants must wear non-skidding shoes. Free. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
Transition Laguna holds an open dance party with a mix of world music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann's Drive. $10 donation. A portion of the proceeds goes to Transition Laguna.
Hortense Miller Garden
The Hortense Miller Garden covers 21/2 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small-themed gardens. Tours through the garden and private residence are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. For more information, call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.