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Klein to address Exchange Club

Barbara Klein, president of the Laguna Beach Film Society, will speak at the Exchange Club meeting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Watermarc Restaurant, 448 S. Coast Hwy.

Klein, an independent film producer, has been on the board of directors of Women in Film and the Laguna Art Museum. For more information, call Katy Moss at (949) 494-0703 or Jim Rue at (949) 494-6684.

Ebell hosts Derby Party


The Ebell Club of Laguna Beach is holding a “Day at the Races" Kentucky Derby Party and fundraiser at noon May 1 at the Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave.

The cost is $60 per person, and all funds go to support the Ebell Club. For information and reservations, contact Terry Halpern at (949) 338-6064 or

Picnic set to raise money for fireworks

The Laguna Beach Board of Realtors is sponsoring a picnic in May to save the Fourth of July Laguna Beach fireworks show. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. May 2 at Alta Laguna Park.


The Blues Offenders will perform, and there will be food, plus games for kids, silent and live auction.

Adult admission is $25, kids are $15, with lunch included. All proceeds go to Save the Fireworks.

For more information, call (949) 874-9293.

Charm House tour planned May 16

The 38th annual Village Laguna Charm House Tour is scheduled for 9 to 5 p.m. May 16. The tour, featuring five Laguna Beach homes, is presented by Village Laguna.

Buses will pick up participants at the grounds of the Festival of Arts on Laguna Canyon Road.

Tickets are $40 pre-sale and $45 on the day of the event, if available. Tickets can be obtained by writing to P. O. Box 1309, Laguna Beach, CA 92652, by visiting or at shops.

For more information, call (949) 472-7503.


Day-long KelpFest slated for April 24

KelpFest 2010 will be from 9 to 5 p.m. April 24 at Main Beach.

The festival celebrates the restoration of the kelp forest in the waters off Laguna Beach, and is geared for all age levels. A live underwater show from the restored kelp forest at Heisler Park will feature divers answering questions .

The festival activities include presentations about kelp, a public art project, and games, plus a musical performance by the Boys and Girls Club and Birdsong and the EcoWonders.

For more information, visit