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Surf film screening Sept. 15

The Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, will present a 35-year anniversary screening of Laguna-based MacGillivray Freeman Films’ “Five Summer Stories” Sept. 15.

Greg MacGillivray will be there to celebrate and discuss his film along with a growing panel of surfers who are in the film.

Confirmed to attend at this time are Shaun Tomson, David Nuuhiwa, Angie Reno, Jericho Poppler and Ben Aipa.


Doors will open at 7 p.m.; tickets are $10, with VIP seating for $25.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (949) 388-0313 or visit

College alumna publishes book

Laguna College of Art & Design alumna Lisa Waggoner has published her first book, “The Pharaoh’s Secret,” based on a project she developed in an animation storyboard class.


Waggoner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in feature animation in 2002.

The inspiration behind the book was Waggoner’s mother, who passed away before its completion.

“My main goal was to get it published for my mother, because she supported my dreams so much. She unfortunately passed away last year after a battle with cancer, and my book was published four months later. She never got to see it completed, so it’s exciting to be published but very bittersweet too. As you can see, this book means a lot to me,” Waggoner said.

“I hope many people get to enjoy it.”

Waggoner works as an animation color artist for “The Simpsons;” she was hired during her final year at LCAD.

Extra “Menopause” show added

An additional performance of Laguna Playhouse’s “Menopause The Musical” has been added at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26; tickets are on sale now for $25 to $65.

Most of the remaining performances through the show’s close Sept. 2 have sold out.


For more information, call (949) 497-2787, ext. 1, or visit

Rick Griffin lecture Sunday

“Typographical Transcendence: Tales from the Griffin Vault,” a lecture on the Rick Griffin exhibit at Laguna Art Museum, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 307 Cliff Dr.

The lecture is free with museum admission, which is $8 to $10; artist and instructor Carl Rohrs will present a career-spanning look at the work and methods of Griffin, pertaining, but not limited, to his lettering.

For more information, call (949) 494-8971 or visit

Rohrer show has worldwide range

Rohrer Fine Art will debut “Highlights,” its new show, tomorrow.

It will close Oct. 8, and includes masterpieces from diverse genres including impressionist and contemporary paintings, Asian art and artifacts, and African and oceanic sculptures.


For more information, call (949) 494-8200 or visit

Flutist to perform in Hollywood

Native American teenage flutist Evren Ozan has been chosen by the American Society of Young Musicians as one of the performers at this year’s Hollywood Live Music Showcase, which will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Celebrity Centre International, 5930 Franklin Ave., Hollywood.

He will play selections from his new album, ALLUVIA.

Tickets are available from

For more information on Ozan, visit

Jazz @ the Beach returns

Jazz @ the Beach, presented by Laguna Beach Live!, will feature the Eric Dries Quartet with special guest trombonist and composer Joey Sellers in the outdoor Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; doors open at 5 p.m.

There is a $10 cover charge; food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, visit or call (949) 715-9713.

Dance festival seeks volunteers

The Laguna Dance Festival 2007, Sept. 29 to Oct. 7, is seeking help with its classes and performances.

For more information on volunteering, visit volunteer.html or look for the volunteer button on