Community Datebook 11/2/12

Remembering Laguna’s Open Space Pioneer

Jim Dilley Photo by Doug Miller

The Laguna Greenbelt and the Laguna Canyon Conservancy join together for the annual Dilley Dinner on Monday, Nov. 5, at Tivoli Terrace, located on the festival grounds. The dinner is open to the public.

The spotlight will be on the late Jim Dilley, the father of the Laguna Greenbelt.

Harry Huggins will serve as master of ceremonies and will pose 20 questions about Dilley, designed to test your memory and knowledge of local lore.

There will be a special treat by a former Laguna Greenbelt board member and impersonator.

No-host bar opens at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:35 p.m. and the program follows.

Dinner tickets are $10 for members of either the Laguna Greenbelt or LCC and non-members are $15.

Reservations are required. Please call 499-1224 by Saturday, Nov. 3.


Zeroing in on Trash

The fifth anniversary of ZeroTrash is Saturday, Nov. 3.  Join the community clean-up at the following locations: Hobie (20% off soft goods) – downtown; El Ranchito (free shirts, 50% off meals) and Thalia Surf – mid-Lagunal; and United Studios of Self-Defense – South Laguna.


Lifting a Fork for Glennwood

Glennwood House, the residential facility under renovation in Laguna Beach for adults with developmental disabilities, hopes to entice 100 supporters to dine at a fundraiser this Sunday, Nov. 4, at Brio Tuscany Grille, 24050 Camino del Avion, in Dana Point from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Supporters need to cover unexpected plumbing repairs.

Supporters have donated auction items ranging from musical entertainment to a week stay in France’s Burgundy or Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende.

RSVP to Shauna at 949-333-1431 or by email [email protected].


Learning to Unlock Hidden Potential

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential, a six-session course begins Sunday, Nov. 4,, at 11 a.m. at Chabad Jewish Center,  30804 S. Coast Highway.

The workshop promises a journey of discovery to ask and answer fundamental questions and to explore the divine mystery of your soul.

JLI programs are designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. Attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue. Interested students may call (949) 499-0770 or visit www.myJLI.com for registration.


 Rekindling a Loved One’s Memory

Memorials at the first candle lighting ceremony.

Memory Jar, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit focused on grief support, will help more than 100 local residents honor loved ones by lighting memorial luminaries at a 4 p.m. sunset reception on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Heisler Park. The candle lighting ceremony at 5.p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. To include a luminary with the name of a loved one, please register at www.memoryjar.org by Oct. 27.

Founded in 2004 by Newport’s Karen Knee after the death of her 19-year-old son James, she found that creating special memorials helped her grief and decided to create an organization that could do the same for others.


Exchange Club Hands the Mike to Radio KX93.5

Tyler Russell

Radio station co-founder Tyler Russell will talk about making radio local again with the Exchange Club, which meets at noon on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Mandarin King restaurant, 1224 N. Coast Highway.

Russell, a 2011 Chapman University graduate, is the 23-year-old program director of the new radio station that began operation last month.

The cost is $25 and it includes lunch.



Green Chamber Invites Public to Mix it Up

The public is invited to OC Green Chamber’s “Green Mixer – Sustaining Business” on Thursday, Nov. 15 at GG’s Bistro 540 S. Coast Highway from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A $15 ticket includes a raffle ticket, wine or beer, and an open buffet.

Guest speakers include Jeff Davis of the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano and conservation award-winner Mike Beanan.


Free Medical Care Offered to the Homeless

Local volunteer M.D.s will provide free medical and vision care for homeless in need on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Saddleback Memorial Hospital, 654 Camino De Los Mares, in San Clemente. The service is free and open to the public, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Illumination Foundation and local health care providers have partnered to coordinate a health expo to provide free medical care, eye exams and glasses to the underserved, homeless community.


Surterre Celebrates a Triple Play

Surterre Properties, a Newport Beach-based real estate firm, is celebrating their sixth anniversary at a time when they’ve opened six offices throughout Orange County and completed over $6 billion in sales since the company’s inception in 2006.

Surterre has grown to encompass 340 agents, 40 staff members and six offices, and they have affiliated with Sandstone Financial, Blue Water Escrow and Bask Magazine to provide clients with more convenient, comprehensive service.

Operating with sustainability in mind, Surterre has also helped protect and preserve the surrounding environment by holding quarterly recycling drives that have diverted 50 tons of electronics and 45 tons of paper.

Learn more at surterreproperties.com.


Driving For Food

Laguna Beach Girl Scouts are collecting non-perishable food items from now until Friday, Nov. 30.  Food will go to local food pantries in south Orange County to feed families, children and seniors.

Readers can help by dropping off donations in collection boxes outside the Girl Scout House, 190 High Dr., or during operating hours inside the Susi Q and Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St.


Building a Sustainable Future

UC Irvine hosts free public presentations beginning  at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Newkirk Center, with experts on water, energy and marine protected areas.

Keynote speaker John Laird, the state secretary of natural resources, describes the state of California’s natural resources at 4:10 p.m.


It’s a Good Trick; a Treat in Reverse

Torch Club members from left, back row: Kylee F., Emlyn G. and John H.; front, Maya G., Derek F., Devon F.

Boys & Girls Club’s TLC Branch started a new Halloween tradition by asking trick-or-treaters to collect non-perishable food items instead of candy on Oct. 31.

The public is invited to assist TLC’s Torch Club members in fourth through seventh-grade, who will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout the month of November in Bluebird Park.

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