SCORE coming to Laguna

Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rose Hancock announced at the Sept. 21 City Council meeting that the chamber has partnered with Service Corps of Retired Executives to promote and enhance the economic environment for businesses in town.

SCORE will establish a satellite office in Laguna Beach to offer free counseling and workshops to assist local businesses. For more information, call the chamber at (949) 497-1018.


Laguna Nursery plans fall events

Laguna Nursery is holding Garden Walks at 10 a.m. every Saturday in October, led by Ruben Flores, horticulturalist and nursery owner. The walks begin at the nursery, 1370 S. Coast Hwy.

The nursery will hold an Herb Extravaganza Weekend on Oct. 16 and 17, with herb tables and seminars at 10 a.m. each day, plus a cooking class featuring dishes such as Cuban Adobo Grilled Chicken, Rosemary Shortbread and specialty cocktails like the Basil Gin Fizz.

At noon on Oct. 30, the nursery will hold a Pumpkin Carving Contest with prizes to $200 for winning jack-o-lanterns. For more information, call (949) 494-5200.


Trunk show at Areo

Areo will hold a local trunk show from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 highlighting three local artists: Connie Archbold, Eric Silva and Debra Steel. Archbold creates handcast sterling silver jewelry, including her Laguna Beach cuff bracelet; Silva's work uses unique gems, fine metals, and eco-conscious materials; Steel is noted for her pearls and gems, with vintage and found items.

Wine and cheese will be served to guests. Present an Areo trunk show postcard to receive a 10% discount on jewelry purchases by these artists and to be entered to win a piece from one of them on the night of the event only. Cards can be obtained at Areo, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau.

Now in its 18th year, Areo is at 207 Ocean Ave. For more information, call (949) 376-0535.

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