Garden Club Meeting

Horticulturist Ruben Flores will share his "tricks of the trade" for holiday gardens at the Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting at Tankersley Hall in the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. The meeting begins with social time at 9:30 a.m., Flores will speak at 10:30 a.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The American Legion Laguna Beach Post 222 will put on a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. The keynote speaker is Judge David O. Carter, a U.S. district court judge. Arrive early; seating is limited. For more information, call Richard Moore at (949) 376-6340 or Dave Connell at (949) 494-2065.


World Hunger Bowl

The World Hunger Bowl event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Proceeds benefit the Laguna Relief and Resource Center. Food will be provided by French 75, Sundried Tomato, Watermarc, Sapphire and K'ya Bistro. For more information, contact Faye Chapman at (949) 280-2885 or or visit

Weekend at Nix Nature Center

Orange County Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation host "American Indian Stories, Toys and Games" from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The afternoon includes making American Indian toys and games to take home. Space is limited. Sign up at

Plein Air for Children

Artist Doug Stotts will teach a children's plein air painting class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hortense Miller Garden in Upper Boat Canyon. The class is open to children ages 8 to 12, and the cost is $25. To register, visit

Research Facility Tour

The public is invited to an open house from noon to 2 p.m. in the Park & Marine Research Facility in the Historic District of Crystal Cove State Park. Guests will learn about science and research is being conducted in the park. Park in the Los Trancos lot and meet at Cottage No. 22.


Nature Walk

Enjoy a family nature walk at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about plants and animals living in the park. The walk starts at 9 a.m. Meet at the new Moro Day-use parking area amphitheater. There's a $15 day-use parking fee.

DimeStories Open Mic

Terry Black is the guest host for DimeStories Open Mic Second Sundays' Readings at 5 p.m. at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., unit 3. Authors will have three minutes to read their original work. For more information, email

Talk at Art Museum

The Laguna Art Museum presents a discussion on "Art Education: Then and Now" at 1 p.m. at the museum, 307 Cliff Drive. Panelists include Kim Abeles, Miles Coolidge, Tony DeLap and Peter Frank


Dance Journey

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.

Addiction Support Group

Laguna Beach Net-Works is hosting a monthly support group from 7 to 9 p.m. for people whose family members struggle with addiction. The meeting is at 303 Broadway, Suite 107. For more information, contact Don Sciortino at (949) 328-7230 or

Holiday Blue Seminar

Residents of all ages are welcome to a free seminar on how to deal with the holiday blues from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior/Community Center, 380 Third St. Space is limited. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.


Building Strong Futures

Speaker Clay Roberts will conduct a workshop on the 40 developmental assets for children from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club's Main Branch, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. The workshop is free. RSVP to Elena Mendoza at or call (949) 494-2535 ext. 105 by Monday.


Thanksgiving Dinner

The American Legion and VFW of Laguna Beach is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner/social. The social begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to go with the main course of turkey. RSVP to Diane Connell at (949) 494-2065 or

Defining Your Legacy

A free workshop to address how women can define and create their own legacy will be at 1 p.m. at the offices of Edward Jones, 1100 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 219. It is hosted by Diane E. Wegener of Edward Jones and R. DeDe Soto of the Sotor Law Group.

Drinks With Politicians

Join Assemblyman Don Wagner and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher for cocktails from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel La Casa del Camino, 1289 S. Coast Hwy.

Supt. Speaks at Meeting

Laguna Beach Unified School District Supt. Sherine Smith will be the guest speaker at the Laguna Beach Business Club meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Laguna. She will discuss the state of the school district.

Nov. 20

Hare Krishna Presentation

Visakha Mataji and Yadubara Prabhu will be guest speakers from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hare Krishna Cultural Center, 285 Legion St. They have written three version of "Bhagavad Gita" for children, teens and adults.

Thanksgiving Service

Laguna Beach Interfaith Council will host a musical Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena, 1042 Temple Drive. Bring non-perishable food items or a monetary donation for the Laguna Relief & Resource Center. For more information, call (949) 715-3879.

Nov. 22

Blood Drive

Hearts of Montage is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Grand Ballroom III of the Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Sign up for an appointment at with the sponsor code MontageLB. Donors will receive free valet parking, a $5 coupon to Acapulco restaurant, VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory and a chance to win a $500 shopping gift card. For more information, visit

Nov. 24

Vegan/Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Enjoy a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hare Krishna Cultural Center, 285 Legion St. The meal includes soup, rolls, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Community Thanksgiving

The Friendship Shelter and Neighborhood Congretational Church is hosting a community Thanksgiving at noon at the church, 340 Saint Ann's Drive. Bring your favorite dish to share. Food donations will be accepted. For more information, call (949) 494-6928.

Nov. 28

Holiday Tree Lighting

Enjoy a community open house and the start of the holiday season with a tree lighting at 5 p.m. at Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Children can take pictures with Santa, and there will be live music and seasonal food and beverages. RSVP to or call (949) 715-6420.

Nov. 29

Marine Protected Areas Forum

The Surfrider Foundation and Reef Check California are hosting a forum about the new marine protected areas in Southern California that will go into effect Jan. 1. There will be several MPAs off the Laguna Beach coastline. The forum is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the OC Sailing & Events Center, 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point.

Dec. 3

Tree Lighting at Crystal Cove

The public is invited to the 15th annual tree-lighting ceremony at Crystal Cove. The event includes a holiday bazaar, a visit from Santa Claus and hot beverages from the Beachcomber Café.

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