September Sunset Serenades
Enjoy a concert from 5:30 p.m. to sunset in the amphitheater in Heisler Park every Friday evening in September.
Donated clothes and accessories from residents and area businesses will be sold at the fifth annual Boutique Benefit fundraiser at the Laguna Presbyterian Church. Proceeds benefit the Laguna Relief and Resource Center.
The Laguna Beach Police Employee's Assn. is hosting the inaugural "Dunk-a-Cop" fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Beach at the cobblestones. It's $1 per throw to dunk a Laguna cop, and all proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.
Animal Crackers Benefit
A benefit for Animal Crackers Pet Rescue will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Minimum donation is $50 per person. For more information, call (949) 499-0111.
The Laguna Canyon Foundation is holding a volunteer orientation for the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Parks from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center. To reserve a space for this upcoming orientation please contact Gigi Logan, public program and volunteer manager, at email@example.com.
Town Hall Meeting
The Laguna Beach League of Women Voters is sponsoring a town hall meeting about government's role in public education from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Neighborhood Congressional Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive.
Drop off your unwanted electronics for disposal from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 550 Blumont St. Devices including computers, TVs, cables and printers are welcome. On-site confidential document shredding will also be provided. For more information, call (949) 464-3200.
Local Author at Bookstore
Ed Kaufman, author of "From Monks to Mountain Gorillas: A Family's Global Journey," will appear at 5 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy, Suite 105. He will read from the book, answer questions and sign copies. The event is free.
Fall Education Series
St. Mary's Episcopal Church hosts an adult education series from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on the beliefs and practices of other faiths. The church is at 428 Park Ave.
'The Dignity of Difference'
Rev. Colin Henderson will give a talk on "The Dignity of Difference" at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive. At noon, there will be a sandwich lunch with more time to talk with Henderson.
The Top of the World
Neighborhood Assn. (TOWNA) will hold its annual neighborhood picnic from 3 to 5 p.m. at Alta Laguna Park. All are invited. Bring your favorite dish to share at this potluck-style dinner.
The Fiesta Laguna will be from 7 to 10 p.m. in the rose garden of Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or call (949) 854-4646 ext. 1.
The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade committee will meet at 7 p.m. to begin planning the 46th annual parade set for March 3, 2012. Volunteers are welcome to join the committee or to help on parade day. Suggestions for the theme are also welcome. For more information, contact Sandi Werthe at (949) 494-6016 or shworthy@
Clinic Open House
Visitors are invited to an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, 362 Third St. Guests can meet the new family physician on staff, Dr. Reshmi Sinha. For more information, call (949) 494-0761 ext. 141.
Judy Hoyt Pettigrew and Shiffy Crane will present "C"sing LIFE: Life Information, Facts and Enlightenment from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Call (949) 497-2441 to reserve a seat; space is limited.