September Sunset Serenades
Enjoy a concert from 5:30 p.m. to sunset in the amphitheater in Heisler Park every Friday evening in September.
Leslie Daff, an estate planning attorney, will talk about estate planning techniques at 1:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. For more information, email Ldaff@estateplaninc.com.
Bring the family to watch "Bee Movie" at 6 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag to curl up in. Popcorn will be served. The event is free.
Guitarist Eric Henderson performs at 7:30 p.m. in Bridge Hall at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at the door or from Sound Spectrum, 1264 S. Coast Hwy. Proceeds will go to HABLA, a reading program for underprivileged children.
'Mr. Laguna' Turns 98
Celebrate Harry Lawrence Day at 1 p.m. at Main Beach Park. Laguna coastline-inspired cake will be served. Lawrence has been honored with a celebration every year on his birthday since he turned 95.
Wig Out Benefit
Studio DC Salon plays host to the inaugural Wig Out Benefit at 6:30 p.m. at the salon, 380 Ocean Ave. Tickets are $30 minimum donation with proceeds going to Potter's Field Ministry and Mothers Without Borders. Guests should wear a crazy wig or hat. For more information, visit http://www.twocause.org.
Author Lynda Zussman will hold a book signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martha's Bookstore, 308 1/2 Marine Ave. She is the author of "Throw Me the Rope: A Memoir on Loving Lauren," about her daughter's journey to get sober and lead a clean lifestyle.
Art and Sea Lions
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering a sea lion mask workshop at 9 a.m. at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Participants will tour the center, with a mask-making class to follow. The cost is $20 for adults or $15 for ages 6 and older. Email LOCAarts@yahoo.com or call (949) 363-4700 for more information.
Saturday and Sunday
The Laguna Beach County Water District is hosting a Smartscape Info/Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its headquarters, 306 Third St. The event will teach the benefits of using California native plants and efficient irrigation techniques in your landscapes and gardens. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachwater.com.
End of the World
With predictions of the rapture Oct. 21, Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, will feature Nate Feldmeth of Fuller Theological Seminary, to put such end times in biblical and historical perspective, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome and child care is provided. For more information, call (949) 494-7555. Pizza will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for a small donation. Reservations for dinner and child care are required.
The First Sundays series opens with Lauren Smith (vocals) and Chris Woods (violin) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Laguna College of Art & Design. The show is free.
Blessing of Animals
The St. Francis Day Evensong and Blessing of the Animals will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the outdoor sanctuary of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave. Come celebrate the life of St. Francis and get your pets blessed. For more information, call (949) 494-3542.
Dance Journey is from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. every Monday night at the Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Join Chore' Sircello and Billy Fried for an evening of free flow interpretive dancing, set to a variety of world rhythms and beats. Cost is $12.
Brown Bag Chic
Denise Brown, an advocate for domestic violence victims, will be the guest speaker from noon to 1 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach's monthly Brown Bag Chic event. She will discuss the signs of domestic violence and how to help victims. Coffee and dessert will be served. The club is at 286 St. Ann's Drive.
The Susi Q Senior Center partners with the Council on Aging's Health Insurance Advocacy Program (HICAP) to present "Making Sense of Medicare …What Can You Expect?" at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 380 Third. St. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
Wednesdays until Nov. 9
Fundamental 15 Classes
Private chef Maryann Minck and dietitian Melanie Silverman host the Fundamental 15 program at 7:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Learn how to lose weight and change your relationship with food. For more information, email email@example.com.
Great Plein Air Art Experience
The Crystal Cove Alliance hosts the Great Plein Air Art Experience from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration required at http://www.crystalcovealliance.org or (949) 376-6200. Cost is $15 for day-use parking fee.
Taste of Aliso Niguel
The Taste of Aliso Niguel takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Summit Office Campus, 101 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo. The annual event, organized by Parents for Aliso Niguel, raises money for school activities, booster clubs and facilities. Tickets are $35. For more information and tickets, visit tasteofalisoniguel.com.
Hawks, Owls & Falcons
OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation host "Amazing Raptors: Hawks, Owls & Falcons" from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Space for this fun and educational event is limited. To sign up, visit http://www.lagunacanyon.org.
The Susi Q Senior Center partners with the Council on Aging's Health Insurance Advocacy Program (HICAP) to present "Medicare RX Drug Coverage … Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities" at 1 p.m. at the center, 380 Third. St. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
The Laguna Beach Patience Wright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is hosting a free workshop from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. The workshop is open to anyone who wants to trace their family roots and history.
Smelling the Roses
The Laguna Beach Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. inside Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Club members will be submitting roses for the Novice Rose Show. Judging for the show begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information on the club, visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
Founders Day Fair
The city of Aliso Viejo is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its Founders Day Fair from noon to 6 p.m. at 100 Park Ave., Aliso Viejo. The "Day at the Ranch" includes free rides, entertainment, panning for gold, a petting zoo, food and a Ferris wheel. For more information, call (949) 425-2550 or visit http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com.
Classic Car Show
The Laguna Beach Classic Car Show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. It costs $25 to enter and exhibit cars. The cost to attend is $10 or $3 for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachcarshow.com.
The Susi Q Senior Center partners with the Council on Aging's Health Insurance Advocacy Program (HICAP) to present "Medicare Advantage Plans (HMO, PPO) … Understanding Your Options" at 1 p.m. at the center, 380 Third. St. To register, call (949) 497-2441.