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The Laguna Beach Garden Club will host Los Angeles Times garden writer Lili Singer at its monthly membership meeting at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, at 9:30 a.m. Guests are free for one meeting. Visit www.lagunabeach gardenclub.org for more information.
SATURDAYQuick Draw and Auction
Fifty artists have two hours to complete a work of art from 9 to 11 a.m. at Main Beach. The artwork will be sold to the public in a live auction at Laguna Art Museum, starting at 11:45 a.m.
New York chef and author Suvir Saran will be introducing his new Indian cookbook, “American Masala" at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy, and cooking at Sapphire Laguna in the same plaza. He will be signing his cookbooks at the bookstore from 1 to 3 p.m. and cooking from 5:30 to 11 p.m. For more information, call (949) 494-4779 or visit www.lagunabeachbooks.com .
Art Show and Sale
Works created by artists in the Laguna Plein Air Painters’ Assn. Annual Invitational will be available for viewing and purchase at Laguna Art Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Catherine Ann Jones will host a workshop on narrative writing at the Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.latitude33bookshop.com for more information.
Laguna Playhouse sponsors its annual fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Participants enjoy a three-course meal at various sites around town and other events. For more information, visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com
Opera Pacific docent Doris Leffingwell will do a presentation on the opera company’s upcoming season. The program is at 6:30 p.m. in the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. The season includes Mozart’s “The Magic Flute," Puccini’s “La Boheme" and Floyd’s “Susannah." Call (949) 497-1733 for more information.
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and South County Bank co-sponsor a Community Expo with a “Going Green" theme from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the upper level of the Glenneyre Street parking structure. Includes a trade show, “Taste of Laguna," entertainment and Safety Expo. For more information call (949) 494-1018 or visit www.lagunabeachchamber.org
Laguna Beach VFW Post 5868 hosts its Oktoberfest fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center, 684 Legion St., featuring German cuisine and a raffle with prizes. Donation of $10 per person requested. For reservations, call (949) 494-8616.
The Laguna Beach Business Club will host Blubird Canyon Recovery Project Coordinator Bob Burnham and Geotechnical Engineer Hannes Richter at its monthly meeting. They will discuss Bluebird Canyon Recovery at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy., at 7:30 a.m. There will be buffet breakfast. $20 for non-members. Call Steve Ewing at (949) 497-4275 to make a reservation.
The Laguna Beach certified California farmers market takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Lumberyard parking lot next to City Hall. Information: (714) 573-0374.
The Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., presents Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. every Wednesday followed by cookies and punch. Information: (949) 497-1733.
Seein’ Sea Lions
Friends of the Sea Lions of Laguna Beach, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Admission is free, donations welcome. To schedule a group presentation, call for an appointment: (949) 494-3050.
Hortense Miller Garden
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 garden and private residence are Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m., and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. Information: (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.