QR Code Seminar
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a QR Code Seminar at 2 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior and Community Center, 380 Third St., as part of its partnered program with QR Interactive Solutions to launch a mobile business directory. For more information, call (949) 322-4318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Saturday, and Dec. 2 and 3
The Assistance League of Laguna Beach hosts its annual Christmas Boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Behind Thrift Shop, 526 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach.
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.
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.
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 http://www.redcrossblood.org 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 http://www.heartsofmontage.com.
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.
The Friendship Shelter and Neighborhood Congregational 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.
Christian Science Church Thanksgiving Service
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 635 High Drive, hosts its annual Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. First Reader Christopher Swift and Second Reader Susan Fleming will conduct the hour-long service. Following the Thanksgiving lesson sermon, Christian Scientists will be invited to express individual gratitude for God's blessings. No collection is taken. For more information, call (949) 494-3040 or visit http://www.lagunabeachcs.com.
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 MLBRSVP@montagehotels.com or call (949) 715-6420.
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.
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.
Holiday Wine Tasting
The Glennwood House of Laguna is hosting a holiday wine tasting fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the house, 2130 S. Coast Hwy. Cost is $25 at the door. The Organic Cellar will provide the wine and will donate 15% of its proceeds to Glennwood House.
Laguna Beach Seniors Luncheon
Laguna Beach Seniors Celebrate the holidays with their annual luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace with a traditional turkey feast for $30 per person. Holiday entertainment, raffle prizes and opportunity drawing tickets at 3 p.m. are $5. To make a reservation, call (949) 497-2441 ext. 205 or email email@example.com. Tickets may be bought at the Susi Q Senior Center or send a check to L.B. Seniors, 380 Third St., Laguna Beach. Reservations must be paid by Wednesday, Dec. 7.