Conservancy Hosts Council Member Dicterow
Laguna Beach City Council member Steve Dicterow will be the special guest of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, which meets Monday, Sept. 9 at Tivoli Terrace on the festival grounds. This is an opportunity to find out the plans for the coming year, said organizer Carolyn Wood.
Dinner meetings are open to the public. A no-host bar opens at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:35 and the program thereafter. Reservations for the $10 per person dinner are required and appreciated. Make them by calling Wood at 497-1884.
Missionaries Describe Their Work in Thailand
Brett and Shelly Faucett, who with their daughters have lived in Thailand’s Chiang Mai since 2007, are guest speakers at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
With the church’s support, the Faucetts work in Thailand with Interserve to assist those with HIV, and advocate for abandoned children with special needs. Learn about their efforts teaching life skills and providing medical care.
Joie Jones Memorial Set
The life of Joie Jones will be celebrated with a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Ann’s Dr.
A reception at the church will follow the service. All friends and colleagues are invited. For those who wish to honor his memory but are unable to attend, please remember Jones on that day and send good thoughts our way, asks his widow, Becky Jones.
Tickets Available for ‘Wish You Were Here!’ Gala
Laguna Beach residents Michael and Tricia Berns will be recognized for their $1 million donation to develop the Berns Environmental Study Loop in Crystal Cove State Park during a gala Saturday, Sept. 28.
The “Wish You Were Here!” party at Pelican Hill serves as a fundraiser for Crystal Cove Alliance and its mission to preserve the park’s historic cottages. Besides a silent and live auction, a raffle at the gala will include a three-night stay in the newest restored ocean-front cottage
Tickets are $350 per person. To obtain gala tickets or opportunity drawing tickets visit www.crystalcovealliance.org/gala.
Mechanics of San Onofre’s Break
|Understand the science of surf at San Onofre State Beach through a talk by San Clemente’s San Onofre Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m
The talk by a representative of Surfline, which tracks surf conditions online, takes place at a historic cottage at
San Clemente State Beach Campground, 225 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente. Admission
at the event are $15 per person.
Picking Out Debris in Dana Point Harbor
Volunteers are wanted for the 29th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, including an underwater cleanup and cigarette butt roundup in Dana Point Harbor on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The underwater cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon jumps off from the west side of Dana West Marina, B-Dock at 24500 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Previous events recovered miscellaneous debris from an outboard motor to shopping carts.
My Hero Honors a Marine on International Day of Peace
Laguna Beach’s My Hero Project will honor Ron Kovic, the U.S. Marine whose autobiography “Born on the Fourth of July” became an Academy award-winning film, on Sept. 21 during the International Day of Peace.
My Hero’s fundraiser to support its online venue that honors those working for positive change takes place at Santa Monica’s Herb Alpert Educational Village.
Bank of America Supports Local Non-profits
Bank of America recently awarded 16 Orange County nonprofits focused on community development and housing a total of $465,000 in grants.
Laguna Beach’s Art-A-Fair Foundation was among the recipients