The group ARTS Anonymous will meet every Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Living Room, 303 Broadway, Suite 107. It is a 12-step program that will help people formulate their artistic goals and starting producing creative work. There is no cost. For more information, call Jheri St. James at (949) 494-5031.
Laguna Beach Live! presents Senem Diyici's Mavi Yol 4tet, a Turkish-French quartet, a mix of jazz and traditional folk music, and wine tasting at 6 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann's St. For tickets or more information, call (949) 715-9713.
The Laguna Beach Library and the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library will present the winners of its 14th annual Poetry Contest at 3 p.m. at the library, 363 Glenneyre.
Dimestories presents open mic, three-minute prose readings of original work, at 5:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 5 p.m. at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Unit 3. Everyone is welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga classes every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. Individual classes $10; monthly $40. For more information, call (949) 322-9597.
Obama Campaign Kick-Off
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club is hosting an Obama 2012 Campaign Kick-Off Picnic Barbecue from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heisler Park, north of Main Beach at the end of Myrtle and Cliff Drive. No RSVP needed. For more information, call Marion Pack at (949) 922-3273.
Laguna Beach Live! kicks off its summer Jazz Wednesdays series from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rose Garden of Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy., with Latin Jazz Syndicate featuring Bijon Watson on trumpet. Tickets are $12 online at http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or call (949) 715-9713.
Live! at the Museum
Hutchins Consort Quartet kick off Live! at the Museum, an ongoing series of early-evening concerts the second Thursday of the month in the Laguna Beach Art Museum's galleries, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 307 Cliff Drive. Free to museum members and to nonmembers with museum admission. Reserve online at http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone, (949) 715-9713.
Planning Commissioner Bob Whalen is hosting a sunset reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rooftop Lounge of La Casa Del Camino Hotel, 1289 S. Coast Hwy. A minimum donation of $99 is required. RSVP online at http://www.bobwhalenforcouncil.com/rsvp.
Rainwater Harvesting Talk
Professor Robert Farnsworth will talk about rainwater harvesting at a free Transition Laguna event at 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Donations are welcome. Wine, beer and snacks will be provided. For more information, email email@example.com.
Seeds Art and Education presents a "Mindful Meditation" workshop at 5:30 p.m. at Anneliese School's Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Canyon Road. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, call (949) 322-9597.
Laguna Beach Legal is organizing a fundraiser for City Council candidate Steve Dicterow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Paula Lingelbach. There will be appetizers and champagne courtesy of French 75. Minimum donations of $50 a person are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Laguna Beach Legal at (949) 4970-9800.
Seeds Art and Education presents a "Mindful Eating" workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anneliese School's Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Canyon Road. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, call (949) 322-9597.
Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger is holding a campaign fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the home of Debbie Lewis, 2192 Ocean Way. Tickets are $85 a person. There will be hors d'oeuvres, a light supper, wine and a silent auction. RSVP by phone at (949) 494-9878, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://www.vernarollinger.com.
Business Club Meeting
The Laguna Beach Business Club will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. The guest speaker is author Mikal Belicove. Tickets for non-members are $25. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachbusinessclub.com.
'Monarch Beach' Discussion
Author Anita Hughes will discuss her new book, "Monarch Beach," at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. The event is free.