Church Sanctuary

Laguna Presbyterian Church welcomes visitors to its sanctuary for personal prayer, silent meditation or quiet time from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church is at 415 Forest Ave. Call the church office at (949) 494-7555 for more information.

City Council Special Meeting

The Laguna Beach City Council will have a special, closed session meeting regarding negotiations with the Laguna Beach Police Employees' Assn., Laguna Beach Municipal Employees Assn. and the Laguna Beach Marines Safety Assn. at 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room A of City Hall, 505 Forest Avenue. For more information, visit


Ban The Bag

Transition Laguna Beach is sponsoring its second annual Ban the Bag day by handing out re-usable shopping bags at Albertsons, Ralphs or Whole Foods from 8 to 11 a.m. The city of Laguna Beach provided the bags, which were paid for by donations and grants.

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Celebration

Join singers Jason Feddy, Nick Hernandez and Mary Scifres, accompanied by Pam Wicks on piano, along with poet John Gardiner, at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive, for a free 7 p.m. service of candlelight and carols. Prior to worship this year, the church's Labyrinth will be open across the courtyard in Bridge Hall. From 5 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to take a breather and walk the Labyrinth's ancient circles of inspiration in meditation and reflection. Free parking is available in the church parking lot across from Ralphs on Glenneyre and Cleo streets. For more information, call (949) 494-8061.

Dec. 25

Hanukkah Bash

Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Beach hosts a Hanukkah bash at 2 p.m. at Main Beach, featuring live Israeli music and dancing, a variety show with Rusty D, crafts for the kids and the lighting of the surfboard menorah. For more information, call (949) 499 – 0770 or visit

Jan. 20

Family Concert

Seeds Art and Education Inc. hosts a family concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Anneliese School's Willowbrook Campus, 200062 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Dana Freeman, violinist with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Mike Hoffman, principal trombonist of the Pacific Symphony, will perform. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served at this free event. For more information, visit

Feb. 3 and 5

Folkdance Festival

Dance around the world with live and recorded music at the 42nd annual Laguna Beach Folkdance Festival at Ensign School Gym, 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. Master teachers Michael Ginsburg and Jerry Duke will lead workshops in dances of the Balkans and Americas. The festival kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 with a dance party. An all-weekend pass is $50 before Jan. 21 or $60 at the door. Checks can be mailed to Laguna Folkdancers, 1524 Vivian, Newport Beach, CA 92660. For more information, visit or call (949) 646-7082.


Yoga In The Park

Carl Brown, a registered Yoga Alliance instructor, provides a free yoga program at 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturdays at Montage Public Park. Students should bring mats; additional pads available on a first-serve basis. The classes are appropriate for all levels. For more information visit, contact or call (949) 494-9928.

Seniors Ping Pong

Seniors are welcome to participate in table top tennis, or ping pong, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Participants must wear non-skidding shoes. Free. To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Hortense Miller Garden

The Hortense Miller Garden covers 21/2 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small-themed gardens. Tours through the garden and private residence are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. For more information, call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.

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