Applicants for cultural arts funding sought
Applications to receive cultural arts funding are available. The
deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 4.
In April 2001, the city of Laguna Beach adopted a resolution
establishing a business improvement district, with the purpose of
promoting off-season cultural events and encouraging overnight hotel
occupancy. The funds are available to projects that promote tourism
and related tourist events.
Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations with
functioning programs offering cultural events that provide the
greatest benefits in meeting the cultural needs of the city and its
visitors. Recipients will be notified of their award on July 1, 2005.
Applications to receive funding are available online at
https://www.lagunabeachcity.net or by calling (949) 497-0722.
Open Gatherings next meeting topic set
The next meeting of Open Gatherings, a local movement that draws
people together from all faiths and nonfaiths to explore topics of
spirituality, relationships and personal ethics, will be held at 7:30
p.m. on Dec. 17, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress
Drive. The topic of the meeting will be: “Values? A Liberal Looks at
Christmas,” and the Rev. Tari Lennon, will lead the discussion and
give her take on the holidays.
The discussion will be interspersed with selected pieces played by
noted pianist Bill Protzman.The evening of thoughtful, wide-ranging
discussion serves no doctrine or ideology. Open Gatherings is held at
7:30 p.m. on the last Friday of each month. Admission is free,
donations are welcome and free care is provided for children age 4
and older. Dessert and coffee are served after the discussion.
Information: (949) 370-7040.
Free parking offered Downtown
The Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau will give the gift
of free parking to shoppers, merchants and residents this holiday
From Dec. 17 to 24, there will be free parking at meters in the
Downtown village area. The posted time limits on the meters will
still be enforced. Information: 1-800-877-1115.
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