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‘Birdie’ Sings Dressler’s Swan Song

Park Avenue Players’ presentation of “Bye Bye Birdie,” continues at the Laguna Beach High School Artists’ Theatre for two more weekends. The production will be the final spring musical by director Mark Dressler, who after 25 years with the school district will retire in June. The...

Class notes

Making Waves in Sacramento Former resident Gordon Belyea and 19 other Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students stood on the steps of the state capitol this past Monday, March 9, basking in the recognition of state lawmakers. The mechanical engineering major who graduated from Laguna...

Olympic Jumping Coach Joins Horse Show Tour

The coach of the U.S. Olympic equestrian jumping team will join Laguna Beach Horse Lovers in a “Backstage at the Horse Show” Tour at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. Accomplished dressage trainer and competitor, Erin...

Track and Field Meet Set to Start

The school district anticipates increased traffic in the areas surrounding Laguna Beach High School as a result of the 46th Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational track meet taking place Saturday, March 21. Gates at the high school field will open at 6:30 a.m. All running and field...

Free Concert in Nature’s Sanctuary

On World Water Day, join Laguna Beach composer Pamela Madsen for a free concert in Crystal Cove State Park at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Guests will enjoy performances by local Girl Scouts, Cal State Fullerton music students and other special guests in the amphitheater of Moro...

Photographers Focus on Environmental Preservation

Community Art Project presents “Photography/ 3 Views,” featuring work by Tom Lamb, Robert Hansen and Jessica Cardelucci. The exhibit is located in the Banking on Art Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. A reception for the artists is planned for April 11 from 11 a.m. to 2...

Library Hosts ‘American Grotesque’ Author

Larry Lytle, author of “American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen,” will speak at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Lytle’s work is a retrospective of images by Mortensen, a Laguna Beach resident and...

Indy on Arts

Friday March 20 “Bye Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. 949 497-7769. Also 3/21 and 3/22 at 2:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10, adults $15 and reserved seating $20. Tijuana Dogs, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m.,...

Actor Headlines Art Star Awards

Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna will deliver the keynote speech at the ninth annual Art Star Awards to be held on Sunday, April 12. Awards in seven categories will be presented during the event to organizations, businesses and individuals who shaped and contributed to Laguna...

Art Seen

Gallery Closes Off ‘Backyard’ “Paintings From The Backyard,” the new exhibition by local artist Sandra Jones Campbell, closes March 20 at Pacific Edge Gallery.   Artists Called to Submit Bench Designs The Arts Commission is accepting applications from qualified...

Getting Out

Try a Calorie-Free Easter Treat “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” begins performances on Monday and Tuesdays only for the next three weeks at Laguna Playhouse. The 7:30 p.m. performances will run March 9-24. “The Odd Couple,” continues its run the remainder...

Wheel on Down to the Bike Rodeo

Cyclists of all ages are invited to learn safe cycling at a bike rodeo that will feature pro stunt riders beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22, in the parking lot near City Hall. The rodeo also features stations highlighting bike safety issues, including bike and helmet...

Community Datebook

Game Night Returns Bridge Hall Game Night returns to Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday March 14. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under and includes a 10-game pack. Single cards are also available for $2 each....

Personnel File

Board Elects First Woman President              Laguna local Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold makes history by becoming the first woman to serve as president of the Boys and Girls Club. Hornbuckle-Arnold has served six years on the board which oversees the 63 year old club. “I love that...