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Boys & Girls Club exhibit at LAM

Laguna Art Museum and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach teamed up for a new exhibit, "In Our Imagination," a collection of artwork by Boys & Girls Club students that was inspired by ex•pose artist Allison Schulnik.

For the exhibit, which runs through April 14 in the Young Artists Society Gallery in the museum, Boys & Girls Club Art Director Art Director Emily Murray worked with students ages 5 to 12 in her after-school art class, according to a press release. The students created sculpted paintings using modeling paste and thick applications of acrylic paint, the release said.

The gallery, located on the lower level of the museum, features artwork by K-12 students from Orange County schools and nonprofit groups.

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Tony's Tree House donation sends youth to conference

Four teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will join 2,000 other Boys & Girls Club teen members from all over the country to attend the BGCA's Keystone Teen Leadership Conference in Atlanta this month, according to a news release.

Tony's Tree House donated $800 to the Teen Center's Keystone Club fundraising campaign, making the event possible. The Keystone Club is a 48-year-old program that grooms future leaders and focuses on three pillars: community service, teen outreach and career and academic success, the release said. Tony's Treehouse has contributed nearly $3,000 over the years to the Laguna club.

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Registration begins for new school year

New student registration for kindergarten at El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools is starting, the Laguna Beach School District said in a news release.

New student-kindergarten registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon April 23 at El Morro, 8681 N. Coast Hwy. New kindergarten parent orientation will take place at 9 a.m. at the school; parents of new students are also welcome to attend.

For TOW, new student-kindergarten registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon May 8 at the school, 21601 Tree Top Lane. TOW new parent orientation is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 29 at the school for parents of new students for grades first through fifth. New parent orientation for TOW kindergartners will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 29 at the school.

Parents of new students need to bring the following documents to register their child:

•Completed residency declaration documents, which are available at

•Child's birth certificate.

•Student immunization record; yellow immunization card is preferred.

All kindergartners must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1.

For more information call the schools: El Morro: (949) 497-7780; TOW: (949) 497-7790.


SchoolPower seeks ads for Student Directory

SchoolPower is a quarter of the way to its goal of raising $70,000 through the ad campaign for the 2013-14 Student Directory, according to a news release.

Funds raised support Laguna's schools. SchoolPower is offering preferred ad placement for businesses interested in advertising by April 15.

An earlier version incorrectly reported that SchoolPower is offering special pricing for ads submitted by April 15. They're actually offering preferred placement for the ads.

"I am so grateful to the many businesses in our community that offer such generous and enthusiastic support of SchoolPower," said Chair Melissa Cavanaugh in a statement. "Whether a first-time or long-term advertiser, a sponsor, Laguna Locals Card business, or a Business Alliance partner, it is people like them who make a difference for all of our 3,000-plus kids in Laguna Beach public schools."

She expects to match or exceed last year's success of $72,000 in ad sales.

The deadline for advertising in the Student Directory is April 30. For more information, visit or call (949) 494-6811.

— Alisha Gomez

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