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Learning English While Making Friends

Laguna’s school district offers adults English as a Second Language classes at all levels

beginning Monday, Feb. 4.

The sessions are Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and meet in

Room 90 across the street from Laguna Beach High School, 760 Park Ave., behind the swimming pool.

For more information call (949) 497-7700 extension 5210.


Giving the Gift of Reading to a New Generation

Help preschool children discover the world of reading by contributing gently used books for the Bee A Luv book drive, Feb. 1-14.

Drop off locations include the School Readiness Office (above the community pool), 625 Park Ave. as well as El Morro and Top of the World Elementary schools.

More than 1,100 books were collected last year. Every one will be cleaned, repaired and then distributed to Orange County families, coordinator Julie Olsen promised. High school students are volunteering to help clean books.

For more information about the book drive or other School Readiness programs, contact Olsen at [email protected]


Scholarship Applications Now Due at Festival of Arts 

The Festival of Arts scholarship program, awarded to high school students who excel in film, performing arts, visual arts and writing, is now accepting applications, due by March 15.

An applicant must be a graduating high school senior who resides in Laguna Beach or attends Laguna Beach High School.

“Students with talents in multiple fields are encouraged to submit an application in more than one category,” said Festival of Arts board secretary and scholarship chair, Pat Kollenda.

Applications are now availableonline at LagunaFestivalofArts.org or at its office, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Auditions and interviews will be scheduled in March and April.

Last year, the Festival of Arts awarded $29,000 to graduating seniors.

For information, call Michelle Reindl at (949) 464-4201


Kids Cooking Class Set

SEEDS will host their Little Chefs Cooking Class at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at The Basement Table in the Top of the World neighborhood.

This is a hands-on cooking class for children ages 5 to 10, with Chef Linda Elbert. The class will focus on using seasonal produce and stress the importance of kitchen safety. Fee is $30.

For more information, including the address, visit http://seedsed.org/little-chefs-cooking-class/

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