Spring Candle Making Class
The Susi Q is hosting a candle making class from 9 to 11 a.m. at the center, 380 Third St. Students will make a spring candle during the class, which is sponsored by Pure Light Candle Studio. Cost is $25.
Chabad Jewish Center is hosting its annual community Seder at 7:30 p.m. Led by Rabbi Eli Goorevitch, the dinner costs $36 for adults and $20 for children. To RSVP, call (949) 499-0770 or visit chabadoflaguna.com. Chabad is at 30804 S. Coast Hwy.
Fridays till May 25
'It's Your Money'
The Laguna Beach Community Foundation is putting on a free, eight-week "It's Your Money" series from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. The series will be moderated by Peter Kote. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Saturdays ZeroTrash Cleanup
Meet at Hobie Sports, Thalia Surf Shop, El Ranchito or United Studios of Self Defense at 10 a.m. for the monthly ZeroTrash cleanup. Volunteers will earn community service hours and discounts from participating businesses. Supplies are provided.
Aria Minu-Sepehr, author of "We Heard the Heavens Then: A Memoir of Iran," will appear at 3 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachbooks.com.
Art and Sea Lions
Take a tour of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and then create a sea lion portrait at LOCA's Art and Sea Lions class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the center, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 6 and older. Register online at http://www.LOCAarts.org.
Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1 p.m. at Laguna Beach High School's baseball field. The event is open to all children 9 or younger. The Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222 and the Women's Auxiliary are sponsoring the event. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance at 12:30 p.m.
Join Laguna Beach Net-Works for an Easter "SONrise service" at 10 a.m. at Heisler Park/Picnic Beach. Bring a chair; brunch will be provided. For more information, call Pastor Don Sciortino at (949) 328-7230 or visit http://www.lagunabeachnet-works.org.
Neighborhood Church Services
Neighborhood Congregational Church is holding a community sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Alta Laguna Park that will include elements of Native American spirituality. An Easter service in the church's sanctuary will be at 10 a.m. The church is at 340 St. Ann's Drive.
Breakfast Workshop And Networking
The Chamber of Commerce presents "Creating 'Buzz' for Your Business," a networking breakfast, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Cost is $15. To register, call the chamber at (949) 494-1018.
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club hosts Candidates Night at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive. Talking about their campaigns and platforms will be Ron Varateh, 48th district candidate for Congress; Steve Young, 37th district candidate for State Senate; and Bob Rush, 74th district candidate for State Assembly. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com.
Laguna Canyon Studios is hosting a special screening of the documentary film "Will Barnet: Tracing the Soul of the Work" at 6:30 p.m. in the Laguna Canyon Artists complex, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, Studio #F3. A discussion with the film's director will follow the screening. Cost is $5.
Jeff Hamilton Trio
Laguna Beach Live! celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with the Jeff Hamilton Trio performing at the Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series at 6 p.m. at Hotel Laguna. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org.
Garden Club Meeting
Aenne Carver will be the gust speaker at the next Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting. Carver is a garden writer, blogger and founder of TheThriftyGardener.com. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.
Till April 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.
Christian Science practitioner Mark Swinney will give a talk called "Eternal Life" at 3 p.m. at the Christian Science church at 635 High Drive.
The Community Learning Center is hosting its spring orientation at 9:30 a.m. in its courtyard, 21601 Tree Top Lane. For more information, call Laura at (949) 637-0484 or Ginger at (949) 433-0134.
Energy Efficient Homes
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. will host "Saving Energy at Home," presented by Max Isles, founding member of Transition Laguna Beach. The seminar is from 6 to 7 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $10.
'Open For Business' Workshop
The city is hosting its next "Open for Business" workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Center, 380 Third St. Business owners or people interested in opening or expanding a business in Laguna are welcome to attend.
'Drag Queen Bingo'
Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park will host "Drag Queen Bingo" from 7 to 10 p.m. at Hennessey's Tavern, 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point. Tickets cost $50 and include dinner, 10 bingo games and prizes. Proceeds will go to the Friends, who work to maintain Laguna's dog park. To buy tickets, visit http://www.lagunabeachdogpark.com.
The Laguna Beach Music Boosters' 18th annual fundraiser is at 7:30 p.m. at the Artists' Theatre at Laguna Beach High School. The event, Laguna Vibrations, benefits the instrumental music department at LBHS and Thurston. The show features classical guitarist Eric Henderson. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 general admission. Call the box office at (949) 497-7769.
SEEDS Book Club
SEEDS Arts and Education Inc. launches its monthly book club with "The Nature Principle" by Richard Louv. The club meets at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road.
Boutique Benefit Drop-Off
Drop off your items for the sixth annual Boutique Benefit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. New and gently used clothing will be for sale at the May 5 event, with proceeds benefiting the Laguna Relief & Resource Center, Women for Women International and Friendship Shelter.
Gate & Garden Tour
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the gardens of Three Arch Bay from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour is a fundraiser for the Laguna Beach Garden Club. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at Laguna Drug, 239 Broadway; Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Hwy.; Dana Point Nursery, 34100 Coast Hwy.; or at http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
The sixth annual Boutique Benefit will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Admission is $2. New and gently used clothing will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Laguna Relief & Resource Center, Women for Women International and Friendship Shelter.
Teaching Artists Showcase
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts will present a Teaching Artists Showcase from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. RSVP to (949) 363-4700.
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.
State Of The City
Mayor Jane Egly will give an overview on what's ahead for Laguna Beach at the annual State of the City address from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Montage, 30801 S. Coast Hwy.
Taste Of The Nation
Montage Laguna Beach hosts the second annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation. Attendees will enjoy great food, wine, signature cocktails and live music. All the proceeds go to help end childhood hunger. For more information, visit http://www.montagelagunabeach.com/tasteofthenation.