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Thanksgiving Day service set

Christian Scientists in Laguna Beach invite adults and children of the community to join them in starting their Thanksgiving Day in church.

A special Thanksgiving service will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 26, in First Church of Christ, Scientist, 635 High Drive, off N. Coast Hwy., above the Boat Canyon shopping center.

The service will include the singing of hymns of thanksgiving; readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder and discoverer of Christian Science; and the sharing of gratitude. Also, following a long-standing tradition, the president’s Thanksgiving Proclamation will be read.


Child care will be provided for children too young to attend.

Ample free parking is available in church parking lots. For more information, call the Christian Science Reading Room at (949) 494-4503.

Chabad launches toy drive

Staff and students at Chabad Jewish Center are collecting new toys in original packaging to benefit the children of Chai Lifeline, an international health support organization that provides emotional, social and financial assistance to seriously ill children and their families.


Toys may be dropped off at Chabad Jewish Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The center is at 30804 S. Coast Hwy.

Toys will be delivered to the Chai Lifeline office in Los Angeles in time for Hanukkah.

For more information about Chai Lifeline, visit To contact Chabad, call (949) 499-0770.