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One Lane of Glenneyre Closed

Work on the Glenneyre Street parking structure required closure of the No. 2 southbound traffic lane on Glenneyre in front of the parking structure as well as closure of the structure during business hours this week.

Difficulties due to groundwater extended construction, due to be completed this week.

 

Auction Set to Support Glennwood

The second annual “A Home of Their Own” art auction to benefit Glennwood House is set for Saturday, April 28, from 2-5 p.m., 2130 S. Coast Highway.

Attendees will be treated to appetizers by “The Deck” and “The Beach House” as well as original works of art for sale during a silent and live auction. Proceeds help the home for developmentally disadvantaged young adults open their doors.

 

Church Meets Environment

Margaret Henke.

The League of Women Voters, and the social action committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, host a town hall meeting on the “Greening of Our Society,” Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at the church, 429 Cypress Dr.

The speaker will be Margaret Henke, a noted environmental activist and naturalist, who founded O.C. Interfaith Coalition for the Environment. She will discuss opportunities, issues, costs and benefits of changing older buildings, particularly places of worship, to better coexist with the environment.

 

Training Dogs to Avoid Rattlesnake

A class conducted by High on Kennels of Santa Ysabel will safely train your dog to respond to live rattlesnakes by avoiding them on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tar Farms, 28411 San Juan Creek Rd. in San Juan Capistrano.

Price is $70 per dog with a multi-dog discount. Registration at [email protected] or at 949-315-5132.

 

Architectural Historian Illuminates the Halliburton House

Ted Wells speaks about “Hangover House,” the avant-garde concrete, glass and steel house built by the travel writer and adventurer Richard Halliburton, Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian- Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.

Wells, chair of the Southern California chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, will describe the house’s unique features at Village Laguna’s meeting. Eric Jessen will fill in with details about construction of the house and the life of its colorful builder-owner.

 

Engage and Enjoy Visitors from Afar

The public is invited Tuesday, May 8, to learn about the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania by hearing first-hand from Anna Tataya and Flora

Anna Tataya, left, and Flora Kipapurwa, right, learn a new sport.

Kipapurwa, students at Orkeeswa Secondary School, in a predominantly Maasai region of East Africa.

The girls are enrolled for the spring term at Boston’s Groton School.

The fundraiser at the Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr., begins at 6 p.m.

RSVP to Kristin Thomas: [email protected]

 

Senior Center Launches Grief Support Group

Anne Schroeder.

A new grief and loss support group will meet Wednesdays, beginning May 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St., and is facilitated by Anne Schroeder.

Participants will have an opportunity to share their personal challenges and learn coping strategies.

Other program offerings  that focus on mental health and well-being include Circle of Wisdom and Feeling the Blues.

For more information, call 949-497-2441.

 

Take the Pledge

There’s only one more week to take the Clean Water Pledge at www.mywaterpledge.com to ensure that Laguna Beach wins the title of “most water-wise city” in Orange County.

As a reminder, Mayors of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach have started a challenge to see what city cares the most about its water.

 

Activist Describes Threats to Justice in Guatemala

Guatemalan journalist Iduvina Hernández Batres speaks about human rights issues in her native country at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Laguna’s Neighborhood Congregational Church.

Iduvina Hernández Batres.

“Since the election of General Otto Pérez Molina to the presidency in Guatemala, the country has seen disturbing trends toward re-militarization and repression of social movements,” said Hernández, who will be accompanied by a member of The Guatemala Human Rights Commission.

All are welcome at this free event, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., which will include both presentation and discussion. Any donations received will support The Guatemala Human Rights Commission.

 

‘What Did You Say?’

Learn how to help yourself or a family member with hearing loss or balance disorders at a Providence Speech and Hearing Center seminar Sunday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church parlor, 415 Forest Ave.

 

Compost Giveway Set

The annual compost giveaway will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at the ACT V Lot at 1900 Laguna Canyon Rd. Ten tons of compost will be made available for pickup by residents.

 

Local Non-profit Awarded

ZeroTrash, the Laguna Beach-based anti-litter effort, was awarded a $5000 grant from Keep America Beautiful and local partner, Waste Management Inc. Funds will be deployed to open ZeroTrash Communities Inland.

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