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Adult English classes offered

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will offer “English as a Second Language" for adults Sept. 21 through Jan. 30 at Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Ave.

Classes will be from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in Room 90.

This class is free. For more information or to register, call (949) 497-7700 ext. 210.


Songwriter’s Showcase benefit

A musical fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Coffee Pub, 384 Forest Ave.

The “Songwriter’s Showcase" will feature musicians Alec Bridges, Will Morrison, Sean Kennedy, Doc Steven, Wendy Walker, Julian and Adrian Johnson, and Stacy Pendelton.

Special Aussie guest Jeremy Donovan will also perform.


Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted, and will benefit the club.

For more information, call Jessica at (714) 745-5194 or e-mail

Boys Chorus seeks applicants

The All American Boys Chorus invites boys ages 8 to 10 years old and their parents to open house to learn about its vocal music and leadership training program.

The open house will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 at the group’s headquarters at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Access the fairgrounds via Gate 8 on Arlington Street and proceed to the Ranch Building.

“The All American Boys Chorus wants to reach out to as many Orange County families as possible and welcomes boys from every community," said Anthony Manrique, executive director.

“Boys accepted into the AABC will learn how to sing, establish lifelong friendships, acquire leadership qualities and enjoy unique opportunities to travel the world."

Manrique and music director Wesley Martin, as well as current parents and choristers, will be available to answer questions and provide information about this unique organization.


There will also be opportunities for boys to take a five-minute “ear test" audition where a boy matches pitch to notes on a piano and sings “Happy Birthday."

To date, the AABC has released five albums and performed to standing ovations in concerts worldwide.

Last summer the Chorus undertook a concert tour of Asia that included performances in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China as well as a performance on the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon in Las Vegas.

The All-American Boys Chorus was founded in 1970, and has 110 boys and more than 1,000 alumni. For more information call (714) 708-1670 or visit