SATURDAY: Meet Karin Klein, author of "50 Hikes in Orange County," at The Store at Crystal Cove in the historic cottage district near the Beachcomber Café at Crystal Cove State Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. . The event is sponsored by the Crystal Cove Alliance and proceeds will go to the Alliance. To visit The Store at Crystal Cove, park in the Los Trancos parking lot and walk through the or take the tram to the historic cottage district. The Store is at #45 Crystal Cove.
SUNDAY: Hi De Ho comics holds a "fantastic Fourth weekend" with a group cartoonist signing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the shop, 350 Broadway. Gumby and Captain America will appear in person as the cartoonists sign their comics and sketch for the kids. For more information, call (949) 376-4446.
MONDAY: Enjoy a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display at 9 p.m. in Laguna Beach. The pyrotechnics will be shot from Monument Point and the Point and some of adjacent beach will be closed for safety reasons, but all other Laguna beaches will be open.
Laguna Canyon Winery holds it First Friday Wine Tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2133 Laguna Canyon Road. Cost is $35, and includes 10 one-ounce wine pours, cheese plate and salad, appetizer and entrée. For reservations, call (949) 715-9463 or visit http://www.lagunacanyonwinery.com.
Fitness Hike at Big Bend
Raise your heart rate and your spirits from 8 to 10 a.m. on a difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 5.0-mile hike (1,185 foot. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Not for beginners. For more information, call (949) 923-2235.
Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride from 8 to 10:30 a.m. over steep and uneven terrain (1,000-foot elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants. For more information, call (949) 923-2235.
Legion Celebrates Independence Day
All veterans are invited to join the American Legion to celebrate the 235th birthday of our nation on at the Legion Post, 384 Legion St, Laguna Beach. The program starts at 11 a.m. with singing of the Star Spangled Banner, a reading of portions of the Declaration of Independence, a ringing of bells and a flag folding ceremony. To attend, contact Richard Moore at (949) 376-6340 or Diane Connell at (949) 494-2065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Arts Education Days
The Festival of Arts is hosting Youth Arts Education classes from 11 a.m. to noon weekdays at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Classes are open to children ages 7 to 12. Cost is $10 for materials per child per class. Reservations are required. Call (949) 464-4628, visit http://www.lagunafestivalofarts.org or email email@example.com.
Pageant of the Masters Preview
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presents a preview package for this year's Pageant of the Masters, "Only Make Believe." Enjoy a cocktail reception and pasta bar from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace. Cost $75. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 494-1018.
Tuesday through Aug. 21
Tony Bennett Tribute
Enjoy the music of Tony Bennett with "I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $35 to $60. For tickets, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.
Vocalist and keyboardist Yves Evans 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 email email@example.com.
St. Mary's Summer Series
St. Mary's Episcopal Church holds its summer series, "Exploring the Life of Jesus as a Teacher of Wisdom: The Incarnation," every Wednesday in July at 7 p.m. with a closing service of Evening Prayer at 8 p.m. A reception follows. The public is welcome and there is no charge. St. Mary's is at 428 Park Ave., Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 494-3542 or visit stmaryslb.org.
Art Walk, Sculpture Dedication
Enjoy a festive evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk, preceded at 5 p.m. by the dedication of "Breaching Whale," a sculpture by Jon Seeman, at Heisler Park near Rockpile. Free.
Pageant of the Masters Opening
Laguna's annual tableaux vivants, or living pictures, opens at 8:30 p.m. at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. This year's theme is "Only Make Believe." For ticket information, visit http://www.foapom.com.
Great Plein Air Art Experience
Experience what it's like to paint the great outdoors when Crystal Cove Alliance holds its Great Plein Air Art Experience on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will spend a day at Crystal Cove capturing the beauty of the park on canvas. $75 for adults 16 or older. No experience required; novices only. To register, visit http://www.crystalcovealliance.org or call (949) 376- 6200. $15 day-use parking fee.