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.
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.
Saturday and Sunday
Christmas Church Services
Laguna Beach United Methodist Church is holding special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship services. At 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be a family worship service. At 7:30 p.m., a musical worship service will feature the chancel choir, handbells and organ and piano music. At 11 p.m., there will be a candlelight service. At 10 a.m. Sunday, the service includes "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachumc.org.
Cirque du Soiree
Pacific Edge Hotel hosts a Cirque du Soiree New Year's Eve Party at the Deck from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJs From Another Mother, featuring Sli Dawg from SOUL Project, a custom menu, food and drink specials, and a champagne toast are included. Tickets are $25 if bought before Dec. 25 and $35 after that. For information, call (949) 281-5703 or email PacificEdgeEvents@
First Day Hike
To celebrate New Year's Day, Crystal Cove State Park docent and professor Mert Hill and park interpreter Rick Connella will conduct a hike along the beach and shore cliffs of Crystal Cove. They will explore unique geology and rare rock formations. Park in the Los Trancos lot and meet at the Education Commons in the Historic District.
Tidepool Volunteers Needed
Training for tidepool volunteers at Crystal Cove State Park will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Institute. Volunteers help the public visiting the tidepools by providing information and identifying organisms. If interested, contact email@example.com.
Jan. 7, 8 and 12
Pageant Of The Masters Auditions
The Pageant of the Masters is looking for men, women and children to volunteer for next summer's show, "The Genius." People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the world's most famous presentation of tableaux vivants or "living pictures." Casting call will be held at the following times: 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7, 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12 at Irvine Bowl Park, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
Beekeeper Speaks at Garden Club
Lynne Gallaugher, a master gardener and professional beekeeper will talk at the Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church. She will talk about bee-friendly gardening practices. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
Fujiko Signs Speaks
"The Lord's Prayer and Healing," will be presented at a free public lecture at 3 p.m. at the Christian Science church at 635 High Drive, Laguna Beach. Fujiko Signs, an authorized teacher of Christian Science, a practitioner and lecturer, will
Laguna Beach Books will host mystery authors Elizabeth George and T. Jefferson Parker at noon at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are limited. The cost is $70 and includes breakfast and a choice of one of the authors' latest books. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
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 http://www.seedsed.org/events.