SchoolPower plans golf event

SchoolPower will host its 15th Annual Golf Classic, “Got Beach?” on Nov. 5 at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club.

Of the money the Golf Classic earns for the schools, 20% of its proceeds are earmarked for the high school athletic booster program.

Last year, Laguna Beach High School’s Athletic Boosters received $18,000 in SchoolPower golf event money, and the SchoolPower Community Campaign designated a total of $16,000 to specific sports programs, including baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and water polo.


Golf co-chairs Barbara Crane and Jerry Hayden encourage participants of all levels to play in the “Scramble” format, and are specifically appealing to women golfers this year.

TLC is contributing complimentary day care for elementary aged children, and an afternoon shuttle has been arranged for spouses or friends who want to join in the post-golf dinner.

“Got Beach?” costs are $325 per golfer, $1,250 per foursome, $100 for dinner only and $250 for Tee Sign sponsorships.

To golf, volunteer or sponsor a Tee Sign, register online at or call SchoolPower at (949) 494-6811.


Student wins national phot-essay award

Nathan Ong, a 10-year-old member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach since 2005, was selected as a winner of the 2007 ImageMakers National Photography Contest, sponsored by Circuit City.

The nationwide photo contest included photo submissions from Boys & Girls Clubs.

Nathan’s digital photography piece won first place for the age group 10-12 years old, in the category “Photo Essay.”

Entries were required to express creativity not only by capturing a picture, but also by telling a story.

This year’s narrative topic was titled, “Discovering the Neighborhood — Out and About.”

The title of his piece was “Portal,” and the picture was taken with a camera provided by the Boys & Girls Club for use by members of the Photography Club program, donated by the Redfern Gallery.

For more information, call (949) 494-2535.


Chabad offers youth yoga, pajama party

Chabad of Laguna Beach will host a monthly yoga pajama party and storytime for children ages 3 to 7.

Classes run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be held on Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 13, April 10, May 15 and June 12.

Prepayment is $90 for the nine-week session, $60 for a custom prepaid five-week session or $15 per person for each drop-in session.

For families with multiple siblings, the cost is $75 per child prepaid for nine weeks, $50 per child prepaid for five weeks or $12.50 per child for drop-ins.

Information: (310) 478-2266 or