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Fundraiser Adds Art Among the Entrees

Last year’s event featured art glass at every setting.

Last year’s event featured art glass at every setting.

The Sawdust Art Festival’s Art of Dining fundraiser Sunday, March 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sawdust grounds, serves up the artistic side of Visit Laguna Beach’s annual culinary event, Celebrate Good Taste.

Chef Ryan Adams of 370 Common will prepare a three-course meal with wine and beer pairings.

Proceeds will fund an educational video about artists. A similar film featuring 12 artists that was made as a result of 2013’s fundraiser will premiere during Art of Dining.

Tickets are $175 per person and are available at www.sawdustartfestival.org/product/fundraiser or call 949-494-3030.

 

 

 

 

 

Seeds Hosts Parenting Author

Psychologist Larry Cohen will discuss his new book, “The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears,” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Anneliese School Willowbrook campus, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Adults only. The fee is $15. Register at seeds.org. 949-395-7116.

 

Garden’s Friends Hold Annual Meeting

Blooms in the Hortense Miller Garden in North Laguna.

Blooms in the Hortense Miller Garden in North Laguna.

The Friends Of The Hortense Miller Garden welcome the public to its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr.

Reginald Durant of Irvine’s Back to Natives Restoration, which focuses on habitat restoration around the county, will be speaking on landscaping sustainably with native plants.

Photo: Blooms in the Hortense Miller Garden in North Laguna.

 

 

 

GOP Shapes its 2014 Plans

Laguna Beach Republicans invite the public to its monthly meeting, where the agenda includes appointing a platform committee and precinct training.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Hotel Laguna’s Catalina Room, 425 S. Coast Highway.

Learning How to Respond to Local Disasters

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the Community Emergency Response Team, whose training begins next month.

The city’s Disaster Preparedness Committee will conduct the classes Wednesdays between March 19 and April 30 from 6-9 p.m. with the final class, a Saturday morning drill on May 3.

Applications are available at lagunabeachcity.net and are due by March 14. Info at [email protected]

 

Fellowship Offers Consciousness Raising Events

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowships invites the public to their 6:30 p.m. Thursday services on meditation and energy balancing.

Other programs include 10 a.m. film screenings on the first Saturday of the month and the Great Decisions study program of the Foreign Policy Association on Tuesday afternoons and evenings.

Jean Raun for information about “Great Decisions,” (949) 494-2297.

Electronic Castoffs and Toxics Collected

Electronic waste, including batteries, pesticides and paint as well as document shredding, will be offered Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ACT V lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road.

Healthy Food Powers MaxLove

Azmin Ghahreman, chef and owner of Laguna Beach’s Sapphire restaurant, will be supporting the MaxLove Project, by donating healthy snacks to the Saturday, March 1, Loom Against Cancer event in Tustin, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Cancer patient Max Wilford wishes to create the longest rubber-band bracelet loom chain in the world. The food donation by Ghahreman will support MaxLove’s focus on nutrition in fighting cancer.

Seedlings for Sale

Transition Laguna Beach Food Group will sell kale, broccoli, cabbage, swiss chard, potatoes, asparagus, lettuce and arugula seedlings grown organically here Saturday, Feb. 22, at the farmer’s market on Local’s Lane.

 

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