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Collaborative Garden Opens in Heisler Park

Members of the Laguna Beach Garden Club joined forces with the Laguna Beach Beautification Council, Laguna Nursery, and the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association to install a Sister Cities garden in Heisler Park. The land was designated by the city in March 2009. The sister...

Checking in on Community Coops

Join the self-guided Community Coop Tour, which visits 18 home-based backyard chicken coops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. On bikes and in carpools, participants will set out from Anneliese’s School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, where they will be provided a map and...

Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

The Laguna Beach Parents Club’s annual Halloween Walk steps off at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, beginning on Main Beach. The community is invited to watch the costumed children and often equally outrageously outfitted parents as they parade down Forest Avenue gathering candy and...

Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Lead scientist Dr. Peter Donovan will describe the role of stem cells in the human body and research underway at UC Irvine during a 2 p.m. talk Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Donovan, a professor of developmental and cell biology and biological chemistry,...

Garden Club Unfurls a Novice Rose Show

Garden Club members and the public are invited to enter the club’s novice rose show, 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, on the Laguna Presbyterian Church patio, 415 Forest Ave. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter a single stem rose starting to unfurl. Rose entry must be on the Exhibition...

Prepare for Taste of Laguna and Business Expo

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Taste of Laguna from 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The chamber brings together Laguna’s culinary prowess and unique businesses to transform the Festival of the Arts grounds into a magical food and business district for...

Tide Pool Docents Wanted

The Laguna Ocean Foundation seeks volunteers for the Tidewater Docent program. The next training session will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the lifeguard department headquarters on Main Beach. “It’s easy to learn and even the training is fun. Anyone with a...

Night Out Sparkles With a Girl’s BF

Tickets of $125 are available for the sixth annual Girls Night Out, a Thursday, Oct. 2, benefit for the Boys and Girls Club at the spectacular oceanfront home of David and Holly Wilson. Supported by Wilson Automotive Group, Newport Lexus, Starfish restaurant and Lugano Diamonds,...

Pancake Breakfast Serves as Summer’s Capstone

Join your friends in marking summer’s end on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, at the annual al fresco pancake breakfast in Heisler Park. Firefighters will be serving up flapjacks and sausage from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Cliff Drive near Myrtle Street, above Picnic Beach, organizer...

Bridge Hall Bingo

Celebrate the Endless Summer with another evening of Bridge Hall Bingo at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. in Laguna Beach on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under. Admission includes a 10-game pack...

Fundraising Event for Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

United Studios of Self Defense Laguna Beach, in association with business tenants of the Aliso Creek Plaza Shopping Center, is holding an End of Summer Bash fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The...

Get Out Into the Wilderness

Ages 15 and up can explore the beauty and diversity of Little Sycamore and Laurel Canyons on a strenuous 8.2-mile hike over rocky and uneven terrain from 8-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Nix Nature Center, Laguna Canyon Road...

Church Blesses Scout’s Benches

Church member Brantlee Griffith, who built three courtyard benches for the Neighborhood Congregational Church for his Eagle Scout service project, will be honored Sunday, Aug. 17, at the 10 a.m. worship service. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community. One uses skimboards...

Stars Turn Out to Support Ocean Conservation

  Actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio is this year’s special guest at the SeaChange summer party Saturday, Aug. 16, taking place at a private home in Laguna Beach. DiCaprio will walk the red carpet when doors open at 6 p.m. The annual Orange County event benefits...

Trafficking Expert Describe Modern Day Slavery

“What Human Trafficking Looks Like in Orange County and What We Can Do” is Sandra Morgan’s talking point at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Ave. The public is invited to hear Morgan, the director of Vanguard University’s Global...