Crisis Communication Workshop

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presents its Business Breakfast Series #2, a "Crisis Communication Workshop," from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. The workshop will talk about how to deal with intense media scrutiny in a crisis. Tickets are $15 for members, $25 for non-members. RSVP to (949) 494-1018 or

Laguna Beach Garden Club

Nursery owner and horticulturist Robin Parer will speak at the next Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. in Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. For more information, visit


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.

Food Truck Festival

The Gorjana and Griffin Foundation present the Laguna Beach Food Truck Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. Event admission is free; purchase tastings at the door or $35 for five tastings. Tickets can be pre-purchased at

Compost Giveaway

The annual Laguna Beach Compost Giveaway will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the Act V Lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. This is a self-service event; bring gloves and shovels; sandbags will be provided. For more information, contact Liz Vazquez-Avila at (949) 497-0344 .

LAFF 2012

Laguna College of Art & Design hosts a screening of animated films by students, alumni and graduating seniors at 10:30 a.m. at Laguna South Coast Cinemas, 162 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, visit


Mother's Day Art Classes

LOCA will offer a tour of the tide pools, and then a watercolors art class, instructed by award-winning artist September McGee from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Treasure Island Beach. Adults $35; kids ages 5 and older $20. Register at


Home Appraisal

The Laguna Friends of Real Estate hosts a home appraisal workshop led by appraiser George Ballin at 6:30 p.m. at the Debilzan Fine Art Gallery, 224 Forest Ave. For more information, contact Sean McCracken at


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

Art of Giving Gala

The Boys & Girls Club is hosting the 12th annual Art of Giving Gala from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the Montage, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Sponsorships and tickets are available by contacting Michelle Ray at (949) 494-2535 ext. 103 or

Cooking Class

Chef Moji presents "Make-Ahead Party Food," with recipes that are gluten-free, vegetarian or ideal for raw food lovers at 6 p.m. Bring your own beverage/wine. Cost is $25. For registration and class address, contact or (949) 293-0326.


Taste for Charity

The Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates is hosting the 17th annual Taste for Charity from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door. For more information, call (949) 497-2474.

Film Society

The Laguna Beach Film Society will be showing the five 2012 Oscar-nominated short films at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $20 for film, pre-film talk, appetizers and wine soiree at 6 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Art Museum; $15 at the door for film ($10 for students with I.D.). Email JoAnne Story at or call (949) 494-8871 ext. 201.

Laguna Beach Business Club

Member Mark Meisberger will speak at the monthly meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Guest fee $25. For more information, visit

May 18

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. Tickets are $45. For more information, call (949) 494-1018 or email

Rohrabacher Speaks

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will speak at 6 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn.'s annual dinner meeting at the home of Judy and Don Josephson, 1685 Del Mar. Cost is $60, or $50 if you join the association. RSVP by May 11 and send a check to PO Box 404, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. For more information, call (949) 497-7053.

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