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The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach will host the event to benefit


charitable activities on behalf of the club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30

p.m. at 286 St. Ann’s Drive. The lunch, catered by the White House,

is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Reservations are required

by Dec. 2. Information: (949) 497-1200.


The Laguna Playhouse will present an adaptation of the 1939 MGM

musical as part of the Youth Theatre season. Dorothy Gail lives in

Kansas and dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a tornado


hits her home and carries her away to the Land of Oz. The play will

run through Dec. 22. The playhouse is at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.

Information: (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Web:


[seven-degrees] will exhibit a collection of holiday jewelry

through Dec. 26. Pieces designed and crafted by renowned artists

Sonja Bradley, Laura Carley, Kathleen Croxton, Ernestine Raab Green,

Barbara Hendricks and Dora Wexell will be available for sale. The


gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 891 Laguna Canyon

Road. Information: (949) 376-1555. Web:



Ropage Beauty Supply and Salon will host a makeover event with

Sorme Cosmetics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 272 Forest Ave.

Reservations are highly suggested. Information: (949) 494-8411.



The Laguna Art Museum and KSBR-FM will present, “Impressions of

America: A Journey in Music and Art” featuring performances by David

Arkenstone, jazz pianist/composer Ron Kobayashi and 9-year-old Native

American flautist Evren Ozan at 6 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person,

which includes a buffet and wine bar and complimentary six-month

Museum and KSBR memberships. The event will take place at 307 Cliff

Drive and benefit both organizations. Information: (949) 494-8971.



The Crystal Cove Interpretive Assn. will host an afternoon of

tree-trimming from 2 to 4 p.m. in the historic district. Guests will

enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as well as get a chance to add an

ornament to the Christmas tree donated by Laura Davick. Information:

(949) 497-7647.



Laguna Beach Seniors will hold its annual traditional turkey

holiday luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650

Laguna Canyon Road. Anneleise school children will provide

entertainment, and there will be raffle tickets for many prizes. For

those unable to drive, the seniors are arranging for pick-up and

return rides. The cost of the luncheon is $15, and parking is free

across the street from Tivoli Terrace. Information: (949) 497-2441.


Laguna Culinary Arts will present a class titled “Holiday Hors

d’Oeuvres.” Starting at 6 p.m., participants will prepare dishes such

as goat cheese and pesto torte, caramelized onion and apple and brie

tartlets. The class costs $65 per person. Laguna Culinary Arts is at

550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 7. Information: (949) 494-0745. Web:




Woody’s at the Beach will host a special holiday dinner and

performance starring film star, Miss Coco Peru and the venerated

chorus. Chef Jon Hubbard will create a prefixed five-course dinner.

Dinner reservations are $50 per person, with $20 from each dinner

benefiting “Men Alive.” Seating for the event is very limited and

advance reservations are highly suggested. Woody’s at the Beach is at

1305 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 376-8809.


Funny lady Lynn Epstein will host comedy night at 8 p.m. at the

Laguna Beach Brewing Company, 422 S. Coast Highway. The line up will

feature eight comics. Cover is $5 with no drink minimum. Information:

(949) 499 2337.

DEC. 13


The Laguna Beach Resource Center will host the breakfast and party

from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest

Ave. It will include breakfast, gifts, caroling and fellowship for

the Laguna Beach homeless with community volunteers and residents.

Information: Debi Cortez, outreach director (949) 497-7121.

DEC. 18


Laguna Culinary Arts will present a class titled “Heartwarming

Dinner with Friends.” Starting at 6 p.m., participants will prepare

dishes such as raspberry balsamic glazed chicken, Gruyere and green

onion bread pudding, oven-roasted cauliflower and Bourbon toffee

baked apples with vanilla bean ice cream. The class costs $65 per

person. Laguna Culinary Arts is at 550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 7.

Information: (949) 494-0745. Web:



The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly mixer

to benefit toys for tots from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hennessey’s

Tavern, 213 Ocean Ave. Chamber Ambassadors will introduce members to

the others in attendance and everyone will have the chance to enter

drawings for prizes. Also, children of all ages will have a chance to

meet Santa upstairs from 6 to 9 p.m. Members are $3 and nonmembers

$6. Participants who bring a new, unwrapped toy will get in free.

Information: (949) 494-1018, ext. 1. Web:

DEC. 27


Laguna Culinary Arts will present a class titled “Elegant New

Year’s Eve.” Starting at 6 p.m., participants will prepare dishes

such as artichoke blue cheese bisque, whole roasted beef tenderloin

with port reduction sauce and more. The class costs $70 per person.

Laguna Culinary Arts is at 550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 7.

Information: (949) 494-0745. Web:



The Laguna Beach Public Library presents Preschool Storytimes at

11 a.m. every Wednesday. The library is at 363 Glenneyre St.

Information: (949) 497-1733.

The Laguna Beach Library’s Pajama Storytime series starts at 7

p.m. every Tuesday at 363 Glenneyre St. (949) 497-1733.


The Laguna Beach Certified California Farmers Market is from 8

a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Lumberyard parking lot next to City

Hall. (714) 573-0374.


Friends of the Sea Lion of Laguna Beach, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road.

(949) 494-3050. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Admission is

free, but donations are welcome. To schedule a group presentation,

please call for an appointment.

The Heritage Walking Companion. Pick up a free flier and take a

self-guided tour of the bungalows and cottages of Laguna on the

Laguna Beach Transit. Fliers and transit schedules are available at

the Recreation Department in City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., or the

Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau, 252 Broadway. Information: Laguna Beach

Transit, (949) 497-0746; Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau, (949)

497-9229; or Recreation, (949) 497-0716.

The Hortense Miller garden covers 2 1/2 acres of the upper slopes

of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small-themed

gardens. Tours through the private residence must be scheduled in

advance. Information: (949) 497-0716.


The Boom has live music and dancing for the after-beach crowd and

caters to the gay lifestyle, 1401 S. Coast Highway. (949) 494-7588.

Canyon Lodge American Grill has live entertainment from 8 p.m. to

midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 31106 S. Coast Highway. (949)


Cedar Creek Inn hosts Mike Hamilton, the one-man band, performing

from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Saturdays and from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Sundays

at 384 Forest Ave.

Club M is at 680 S. Coast Highway. It opens at 8 p.m. Friday and

Saturday. Friday is dancing with top 40, house and R&B; Saturday is

house, techno and trance.

Hennessy’s Tavern is at 213 Ocean Ave. (949) 494-2743.

Hotel Laguna’s The Lounge is at 425 S. Coast Highway. Robert

Fields performs on Wednesdays through Fridays. Paula Prince performs

Saturdays and Sundays. (949) 494-1151

Koffee Klatch at 1440 S. Coast Highway offers a variety of music.

(949) 464-3908.

Laguna Beach Brewing Co. at 422 S. Coast Highway has live music

from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Food, bar and microbrew

available. Sunday: The 3rd Degree, from 4 to 8 p.m. $10 admission.

(949) 499-BEER.

Marine Room is at 214 Ocean Ave. It offers a variety of music.

There is Lotto, Hot Spot jukebox, pool table, pinball, video games

and four satellite TVs, including two big screens. December 6, 7:

Second Manassas, December 13, 14: The Trip, December 20, 21: Tricia

Freeman, December 27, 28: The Strangers from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Sunday: Missiles of October, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday: Nick and

Jason, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday: Missiles of October, from 8:30

p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (949) 494-3027.

Ocean Avenue Brewery is at 237 Ocean Ave. Music usually starts at

10 p.m. (949) 497-3381.

Partners Bistro is at 448 S. Coast Highway. Blues Tuesday offers a

two-for-one special on the house wine. Martini Madness happens every

Thursday night. Sunday: Judy Chamberlin, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Dave Cross and Will Brady. Thursday: Mark Norris, at 7 p.m.

(949) 497-4441.

Picayo Restaurant is at 610 N. Coast Highway. Happy hour is

celebrated with complimentary hors d’oeuvres on its outdoor patio

from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday. A full cash bar is available. (949)


Romeo Cucina is at 249 Broadway. Live music Tuesdays through

Wednesdays. Salsa dancing Fridays. (949) 497-6627.

Sandpiper is at 1183 S. Coast Highway. Live music every night.

(949) 494-4694.

The White House is at 340 S. Coast Highway. Live bands beginning

at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 9 p.m. Wednesday through

Sunday. Reggae Monday; salsa dancing Tuesday; rock, soul and rhythm

and blues Thursday. (949) 494-8088.