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BRIEFLY IN EDUCATION

Museum hosts ‘Imagination’ events

Laguna Art Museum invites families to be part of the Imagination Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at the museum, 307 Cliff Drive.

The Imagination Celebration is a collaboration with professional arts organizations, cities, schools, libraries, colleges, universities and community venues to offer affordable arts experiences in every Orange County community. It is also an opportunity for organizations to work together to raise awareness of the importance of the arts and creativity.

This year’s theme is “Ignite the Power of Art." Laguna Art Museum encourages participants to be inspired by the creative powers of art and its ability to transform.

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The day’s events include: hands-on workshops led by members of Laguna Outreach for Community Arts, face painting, music performances by the Honors Choirs of El Morro, Top of The World Elementary Schools and the Laguna Beach High School Strings Group. Refreshments and treats will be offered.

Admission is free thanks to a donation from the Arts Council, a support group of Laguna Art Museum.

Arts projects and facilitators:

?Colleen Corbett will present a program called Krazy Fish, where kids can create a spinning mobile to hang from a doorway, light fixture or wall by decorating a fish cutout using crayons, pencils and collage on both sides of the fish. Finish it off with googly eyes and a colorful pipe-cleaner hanger.

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?Mike Tauber will teach kids how to create a tribal totem head of a tribal figure, starting with a cardboard cylinder, adding fringy hair, noodley eyes and mouth, and drawing on face paint for good luck. A feather can also be added for fun.

?Reem Khalil will lead a workshop called Sunergy Key Rings, where kids can take a real key ring and attach a sun-shaped leather medallion, with colored strings and cloth.

?Suzette Rosenthal will present a workshop called Creative Collage, where kids can select a color of paper and make a design, pattern or picture, then glue on candy wrappers, curly strips and torn paper pieces.

For more information about the Imagination Celebration, call (949) 494-8971, ext. 207

Turn off TVs, visit library

The Laguna Beach Library is celebrating “Turn Off the TV Week." Children are invited to bring their own board game to the library from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, with treats provided by BJ’s Restaurant. The library is at 363 Glenneyre St.

Reservations are required, by calling (949) 497-1733.

Club members in national photo contest

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The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is participating in the ImageMakers National Photography Contest by submitting members’ photography in four age divisions and five categories, including color process, black-and-white process, alternative process, digital and photo essay.

Selected photos will compete at the regional level; regional winners will be judged nationally.

Forty-four national winners will be named and their photography displayed in the ImageMakers National Photography Contest traveling exhibition and at special events throughout the year. Winning photographers will receive an award and letter of congratulations from Boys & Girls Clubs of America President Roxanne Spillett.

Regional finalists will receive a certificate of participation. Laguna Beach club winners going on to regionals include:

?Colin Bradley-Connolly, 9;

?Savannah Johnson, 9;

?Skylar Sexton, 7;

?Max Mayol, 8;

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?Peyton Mollett, 10;

?Emma Dudley, 11;

?Deja Whitney, 10;

?Kourtney Benson, 11;

?Natalie Schottmuller, 11;

?Ellie Scharf, 13; and

?Savannah Coinon, 13.

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s Photography Exhibit was judged by three local photographers "” Ben North, Marilynn Young, and Tom Lamb. The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has won nationally for the past two years. For more info about the club, call (949) 494-2535.

Golf event helps Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre

The ninth annual Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Charity Golf Tournament, Auction and Dinner will take place May 29 at the Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Presented by Laguna Playhouse Parents Assn., the golf tournament benefits the Playhouse’s Youth Theatre programs.

Shotgun start is 1 p.m. Prizes and awards will be announced at the event, and include Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive, plus a helicopter ball drop ($10 entry fee per ball).

Once the rounds of golf are completed, participants will enjoy dinner and a silent auction at 6 p.m., with entertainment from members of the Youth Theatre program.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels: Premier ($3,500 for four golfers plus other benefits), Gold ($2,500 for two golfers plus other benefits), Silver ($1,500 for one golfer plus other benefits) and Bronze ($350 for recognition at event). Benefits include recognition in Laguna Playhouse programs, event signage and opportunity to have promotional items placed in all golfer goodie bags.

Registration for the golf tournament is $175 per player, or $600 for a team of four. Non-golfing guests may attend the dinner and performance for $40 per person. To reserve a space or for more information, call Suzanne White at (949) 497-2787 ext. 217, or e-mail Bill Parker at bcparker@cox.net. Online registration is available at LagunaPlayhouse.com.

Kindergarten registration is ongoing this month

Registration for kindergarten will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at El Morro Elementary School, and from 9 a.m. to noon April 29 at Top of the World Elementary School.

To register, children must be 5 on or before Dec. 2, 2009. Proof of residency (most current gas or electric bill), birth certificate and immunization record is required. A yellow immunization record card is preferred.

Parent orientations will be at El Morro from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 20 and at Top of the World from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Top of the World.

El Morro Elementary School is at 8681 N. Coast Hwy. For more information, call (949) 497-7780.

Top of the World Elementary is at 21601 Tree Top Lane. For more information, call (949) 497-7790.

Grapes for Grads fundraiser is April 26

The fourth annual Grapes for Grads Wine Tasting and Scholarship fundraiser will be noon to 4 p.m. April 26 at Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road.

Grapes for Grads raises funds to provide scholarships to continuing education students of Laguna Beach High School and Laguna College of Art and Design.

This year’s event will showcase local and regional wines from more than a dozen wineries and distributors.

Live musical entertainment will be provided by a trio of young composers. In addition, students from Laguna College of Art and Design will exhibit work and perform demonstrations in painting and digital media.

A silent auction and opportunity drawing will be part of the ticket price. Food is extra.

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Laguna Beach jointly host this annual event. This year they are proud to announce the formation of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Foundation, to raise money for local student scholarships.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $30, or $35 at the event, and include unlimited wine tasting for guests older than 21.

For more information, call Jeffrey Redeker, Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce president, at (949) 838-4118 or visit www.GrapesForGrads.com to purchase tickets online.



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