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?Send AROUND TOWN items to Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to (949) 494-8979; call (949) 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilot@latimes.com or submit through our online calendar at www.coastlinepilot.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication.

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Winter Solstice Hike

The Laguna Canyon Foundation will welcome winter with an easy, 1.5-mile solstice hike to Barbara’s Lake, then return to the Nix Nature Center to enjoy a hot drink. Bring layers of warm clothing, a flashlight and a mug. Meet at 4 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area. Call (949) 923-2235 for directions and reservations. The program is $5 per person; parking is $3.

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Playhouse Christmas comedy

The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, will present “Sister’s Christmas Catechism," a holiday comedy, at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $39 to $53. For tickets or more information, visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Winter Solstice celebration

Endangered Planet Gallery, 384 Forest Ave., Suite 13, hosts a Winter Solstice Celebration at 6 p.m. Deep Prakash Deoja will perform with Tibetan singing bowls beginning at 8 p.m. Information: (949) 497-5690.

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Farmers Market

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.

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Preschool Stories

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.

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Seein’ Sea Lions

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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.

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Hortense Miller Garden

The Hortense Miller garden covers 2 1/2 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features 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.

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Senior Fitness

Get Fit with South Coast Seniors on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. First six classes free, then $5 per class at South Coast Medical Center. For participants 50 and older. Safe, easy-to-follow strength, flexibility and aerobic routines. Information: (949) 499-7114.

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Yoga Break

Yogaworks offers free all-levels “Yoga Breaks" weekly from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Main Beach, near the lifeguard tower. For information, call (949) 415-0955.

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Yoga In The Park

Carl Brown, a registered Yoga Alliance instructor, provides a free yoga program at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at the tennis courts at Moulton Meadows Park. For rain days, the class moves to the club house at Laguna Terrace Mobile Home Park (see blog for directions). Students should bring their own mats; additional pads available on a first come basis. The classes are appropriate for all levels. For more information visit the blog site, yogainthepark.blogspot.com/, or contact cabdtv@aol.com or (949) 494-9928.

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Laughter Yoga

The Laguna Laughter Club meets Sunday through Friday at 7:45 a.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on the sand at the northernmost end of Main Beach. The free sessions feature “laugh-for-no-reason" exercises, yoga breathing techniques and easy stretches. For more information, call (949) 376-1939 or e-mail JoyfulB@cox.net. Laughter Yoga is on the web at www.LYinstitute.org.



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