Garden Club Meets

The next meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club will also include a Valentine's silent auction and an exchange session for gardening secrets, where members and guests can discuss their successes in the garden. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in Tankersley Hall of the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. For more information, visit

St. Francis Business Meeting

The congregation at St. Francis By the Sea Chapel will hold its business meeting at 10 a.m. to elect new congregational officers and an interim bishop. If you can't attend but would like to vote, call (949) 357-0404 or email The meeting will be at 303 Broadway, Suite 107.

Shap Show

The Class of 2012 at Laguna Beach High School will present the 24th annual Shap Show, "No Suits Allowed," at 7:30 p.m. at the Artists' Theatre. A pre-dinner will be at Asada. Proceeds from the concert and dinner will benefit the class's Safe and Sober Grad Night. Tickets on sale the day of the event for $10 for students and $15 for adults. For more information, email Kerry Rubel at


Garage Sale For Glennwood

A garage sale to benefit the Glennwood House of Laguna Beach will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 375 Heather Place. All profits will go to help open the facility, which will house young adults with disabilities. For more information, call Lynn at (949) 497-2086.


For the Love of Wine

A wine tasting fundraiser in support of Ebell Club Philanthropies will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave. Tickets are $30 and include the tasting and a variety of appetizers. If you stay for dinner, the Lumberyard will donate 20% of the check to the club. To buy tickets, call Amy Altieri at (949) 637-1903 or email

Swing Dance

A Valentine's Swing Dance will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Music will be provided by 16-piece band South Coast Swing, while dance instructor Alec Marken teaches some standard swing dance moves. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, or $15 at the door. Call Elizabeth at (949) 494-8061 or Jane at (949) 497-4568 to reserve a spot.

Follow-Up Breakfast

Transition Laguna will hold a follow-up Action Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at La Sirena Grill – South Laguna to discuss how to put its ideas into action. Breakfast is just $5, courtesy of La Sirena, 30862 S. Coast Hwy.

Kids Can Cook

Parents and children ages 5 to 9 will learn how to make sugar-free Valentine's Day treats in a cooking class from 1 to 3 p.m. taught by Chef Linda from The Basement Table. The cost is $35 and takes place at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information, call SEEDS at (949) 322-9597.

DimeStories Open Mic

Come read three minutes of your original writing to share at DimeStories Open Mic at 5 p.m. at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy. Unit 3. For more information, email

Feeding Somalia

Laguna Nursery is hosting the Feeding Somalia — One Dime at a Time fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $35. There will be food, wine tasting a raffle and an auction. Laguna Nursery is at 1370 S. Coast Hwy.


Fall In Love With Yoga

YogaWorks is offering free classes for Valentine's Day, from 3 to 8 p.m. The classes are 60 minutes long. YogaWorks is at 30818 Coast Hwy. For more information, call Kelly Farawell at (212) 415-0375.

Discussion Group Meets

The Great Decisions discussion group will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress. The topic will be "Exit From Iraq and Afghanistan," led by Bill Callison.


Business Club Meeting

The Laguna Beach Business Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. The cost is $25 for guests. Mayor Jane Egly will be the guest speaker. RSVP to Bart Zandbergen at (949) 455-0300 or

'Open For Business'

The city is hosting an "Open for Business" workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St. The workshop is for those interested in opening or expanding business in Laguna Beach. For more information, call Monica Tuchscher at (94) 497-0745 or email

French Film

The Laguna Beach Film Society will screen the French romantic comedy "Le Reine des Pommes" at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Cinema. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 for students with ID. For $20, enjoy food and wine before the film at 6 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum. For more information, email

Develop A Healthier Lifestyle

Attend a free Wellness and Health Workshop with Dr. Gyzel Tabrizi at 1:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. RSVP to (949) 497-1733.

Feb. 17

Swing Band Performs

The 18-member SwingSet will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. They play musical favorites from Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

Chamber Seminar

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free seminar on how businesses can use a new mobile directory marketing tool through QR Interactive Solutions. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. RSVP by Feb. 15 to Ethan at (949) 322-4318 or

Feb. 18

Chieftains 50th Anniversary Tour

Six-time Grammy winners the Chieftains will make their only Southern California stop on their 50th anniversary tour at 8 p.m. at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. The Chieftains are a popular traditional Irish music group. The show is general admission, with all tickets $48. For more information, visit

Feb. 20

Education And Encouragement

Hope, a monthly support group for families dealing with kids struggling with addiction, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laguna Beach Net-Works, 303 Broadway, Suite 107. For more information, call Don Sciortino at (949) 328-7230.

Celebrating Creativity

Laguna Beach artists are encouraged to attend "Spark," a meeting where "spirituality and art come together," from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Laguna Beach Net-Works, 303 Broadway, Suite 107. For more information, call (949) 328-7230.

Feb. 25

'Do It For Love'

Animal Kinship is hosting an event to support local animal rescue organizations from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Aliso Creek inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. There will be a buffet dinner, entertainment, wine tasting, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. For tickets or more information, call (949) 633-1056.

Feb. 27

Blood Drive

Hearts of Montage is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Montage Laguna Beach's Grand Ballroom III. Sign up for an appointment at using sponsor code MontageLB.

March 9

Legacy Ball

Laguna Beach Seniors will be giving its 2012 Legacy Award to Mary Fegraus at its sixth annual Legacy Ball at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach.

March 24

Hortense Miller Garden Open House

The Hortense Miller Garden will hold its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free shuttle service to the gardens will take off from the parking lot of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 635 High Drive. The event will feature tours of the house and garden, musical entertainment, art exhibits and more. Donations will be accepted. For more information, visit

April 5 to 15

Laguna Dance Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the Laguna Dance Festival. For more information, visit or call (949) 497-2787.

April 21

St. Mary's Gala 2012

St. Mary's School in Aliso Viejo is hosting its 17th annual gala at 6 p.m. at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. For more information, visit

May 16

Author Lecture

Best-selling author Richard Louv will speak at 7 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $25. Louv wrote "Last Child in the Woods" and "The Nature Principle." Register to attend at

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