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Community Datebook 4/26/13

Prayer Breakfast Spotlights Homeless Advocate

Don Black

Don Black

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council’s sixth annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast is Thursday, May 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of Mission Hospital, 31872 Coast Hwy.

The breakfast will include prayers of gratitude for acts of compassion while highlighting the service of Don Black, who will receive the first Compassionate Citizen Award.

Breakfast is free courtesy of Mission Hospital.

To ensure a place at the breakfast, make a reservation before Saturday, April 29 by contacting Jacki Riegel, 949-697-4734 or [email protected], or Ann Jones, 949-360-7588 or [email protected].

In addition, Laguna Presbyterian Church also invites the community to come to open sanctuary from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 in observance of National Day of Prayer.

 

Advocate Examines San Onofre Advocacy

Glenn Pascall, chair of the San Onofre Task Force for the Sierra Club, will be the guest speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach on Sunday, April 28. The program at 429 Cypress Dr. begins at 10:30 a.m.

Pascall will examine how to advocate for a progressive cause without demonizing one’s adversaries, how to honor all parties in a complex situation and how to welcome victory not as a condemnation of those on the other side but as a vindication of valid principles.

 

Transition Laguna Selling Seedlings

Transition Laguna Beach Food Group will be selling vegetable seedlings at the Farmers Market, Saturday, April 27.

Many of the seedlings are from seeds harvested in Laguna, and all have been grown organically here in Laguna.  The booth is located at the back of the Farmers Market on Local’s Lane.

 

Taking Back Drugs

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will occur on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laguna Beach School District Parking Lot, at Park Avenue and Blumont Street. The Laguna Beach Police Department will participate.

It is an opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted and unused prescription drugs to dispose of them safely and anonymously.

 

Saving Lives With a Blood Drive

Laguna Presbyterian Church invites the public to donate blood during a drive on Wednesday, May 1, 1 to 7 p.m. in Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave.

Participants will receive free or discounted tickets to the Laugh Factory, L.A. or Sesame Street Show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Photo identification is required.  To schedule your appointment sign up online at www.RedCrossBlood.org.  Use sponsor code: lagunap.  More info: (949) 494-7555.

 

Hunt on for Tidepool lDocents

The Laguna Ocean Foundation’s TideWater Docent program is looking for volunteers to help educate residents and visitors alike about the ecology in Laguna’s protected tide pools.

To qualify as a docent, individuals must attend one two-hour classroom training session as well as an on-the-job field training led by a professional educator at the tide pools.

The next classroom docent training at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. The number of available positions is limited.  To sign up, contact Letty Skeen at [email protected].

 

Purses Pursuing a Good Cause

Carolyn Bent, left, and Mary Kate Saunders

Carolyn Bent, left, and Mary Kate Saunders

The Laguna Beach Community Clinic will hold its third annual Handbags for Health community fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the patio of the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.

The free event allows shoppers to browse lightly used designer purses. Funds are raised for Women’s Health Day to allow the Clinic to provide free health screenings. Lat year, $10,000 were raised.

Those wishing to donate purses can drop them off at the Clinic, 362 Third St, or Mary Kate Saunders Physical Therapy, 1285 Glenneyre.

 

These Ladies Flip for Books

The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library host the ninth annual Ladies Who Lunch……and Read lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Three Seventy Common, 370 Glenneyre St.

Don a hat and join the friends. There will be prizes for the best hats, a raffle and guests will be able to share the books they have enjoyed.

Make reservations by sending a $50 check to Friends of the Library, 1310 Moorea Way, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Info:  949-376 5135.

 

Mindful Cooking Classes Open

Linda Elbert, a professional chef and co-founder of The Basement Table, will offer advice on how to compose a month’s worth of menus incorporating healthy, organic dishes that are kid-friendly.

Advice will also be included for selecting the right tools for your kitchen, recipes for seasonal cooking, and strategies for inspiring kids to cook (and eat what they cook). This is an adults-only class. This class is free and open to the public.

Register at seedsed.org for Tuesday, April 30, 6-8 p.m. or Sunday, May 12, 4-6 p.m.

 

PMMC Opens Its Doors

Pacific Marine Mammal Center will host an open house for the general public on Sunday, April 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd. The staff and board of directors will be on hand to meet the general public.

The event is free.

For more, contact Lindsey Repp at 949-494-3050 or [email protected]

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