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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transition Laguna members will be gleaning the fruit from trees at 9 a.m. in the Top of the World neighborhood. Tree owners will be able to take the fruit they want and the rest will be donated to community groups. For more information on the meet-up location or to volunteer, contact Linda Elbert at email@example.com.
Transition Laguna is doing some seed planting from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at 610 Anita St. New members are welcome. For more information, visit transitionlaguna.org.
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.
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.
The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. to talk about cyber security with computer counselor Pam Cates. It will meet again at 7 p.m. for discussion on exiting Iraq and Afghanistan with Professor Emeritus Jack Siegman. The group meets at 429 Cypress.
Exchange Club Meeting
The Exchange Club will host local sculptor and portrait artist Jessica DeStefano from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at Asada, 480 S. Coast Hwy. DeStefano will talk about St. Francis by the Sea, which was founded by her grandfather. The cost for non-members is $20 and includes lunch. For more information, call Katy Moss at (949) 494-0703 or Jim Rue at (949) 494-6684.
Jazz Monsters Concert
The Geoffrey Keezer Trio will perform at 7 p.m. at Soka University's Performing Arts Center, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo. Tickets are $28, or $21 for students and seniors. For more information, visit http://www.performingarts.soka.edu.
'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.
The Laguna Beach Ballroom Dance Club holds its monthly dance from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. Cost is $10 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeach-ballroom-dance-club.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code MontageLB.
The Laguna Beach Unified School District is hosting a presentation called "Parenting 2.0: Parenting in the Digital Age" from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Artists Theatre, 625 Park Ave. It will address Internet safety and cyber ethics for parents and students.
No Square Theatre is holding auditions for the next LagunaTots production from 3 to 8 p.m. by appointment only at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Kids from grades 1 through 12 are welcome to try out and should come prepared to sing and dance. For more information, visit nosquare.org.
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.
Wine & Food Fest
Laguna Beach Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Fest will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Festival of Arts grounds. Some of the proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County. Tickets are $75 pre-sale, $95 at the door and $125 for VIP. For tickets, visit lagunabeachfoodies.tix.com.
March 10, 17 and 24
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. is holding a workshop series on journaling for young adults at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The workshops are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and each will include a guest speaker, writing time and group discussion. The cost of one workshop is $55 or $45 for early registration. For all three, it's $135 or $120 early registration. For more information, email email@example.com.
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 http://www.hortensemillergarden.org.
'A Special Evening With Dean Koontz'
Author Dean Koontz will speak about his experience as a writer and his upcoming projects at "A Special Evening with Dean Koontz" from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $50 and be purchased by calling (949) 497-ARTS or visiting http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Tuesdays, April 3 till June 12
Garden Supper Club
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. is hosting a two-month-long class every Tuesday afternoon that will teach kids ages 6 to 10 how to grow their own organic vegetables and cook seasonal dishes. The classes are from 4 to 5:50 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $170 or $150 if you register by March 27.
April 5 to 15
Laguna Dance Festival
Tickets are on sale now for the Laguna Dance Festival. For more information, visit http://www.lagunadancefestival.org or call (949) 497-2787.
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 http://www.smaa.org/gala.
Plein Air Painting
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. has partnered with Hortense Miller Garden and artist Doug Stotts to provide a plein air painting class for kids ages 8 to 12 at the garden, 22511 Allview Terrace. The class will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $25. For more information, visit seedsed.org.
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 http://www.seedsed.org/richard-louv-lecture.