Parent’s Roundtable Looks at Birth Order

Parents of all ages and soon to be parents are invited to hear Jackie Pearson, licensed marriage and family therapist, answer questions about what birth order says children, parenting and careers.

Pearson’s talk is at 10 a.m. Sunday March 13, at Laguna Presbyterian Church, corner of Forest and Second Streets.

For further information, contact Steve Sweet at Laguna Presbyterian Church 494-7555.  Admission, handouts and refreshments are free.

Tan for a Cause

Unique Tan Laguna Beach, 1100 S. Coast Highway, is partnering with “OC Man of the Year 2011” Ben Medina, to host an event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, with all of the day’s proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Stop in and get a tan for a cause, or purchase raffle tickets for only $1 each.

They hope to raise awareness about the LLS, whose mission is to find a cure for cancer and to assist local patients and families as they battle these diseases.

Check out http://www.facebook.com/UniqueTan#!/event.php?eid=129982713741278 for more info on the event. To learn more about Ben Medina and his fight against cancer, visit http://www.Facebook.com/BenFightsCancer.

Church Hosts Lenten Discussions

The Laguna Presbyterian Church is forming several new small discussion groups that will meet for a series of five weekly meetings throughout Lent, March 13-April 17.

The groups will talk about selected portions of the Gospel of Mark, which will also be the topic of each Sunday sermon given during the same period.

Register at www.lagunapreschurch.org to join a group on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. or Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. (Tuesday mornings are for women only).

Assistance League Hosts Prospective Members

Assistance League is hosting a coffee on March 21, from 10 a.m. to noon for prospective members and those interested in learning more about the organization.

It will be held at the Chapter House, 547 Catalina Street. Please call 949-494-6097 for more info.

Great Decisions Take on Two Topics

Great Decisions Discussion Groups meet Tuesday, March 15, at the Univeralist Unitarian Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive, at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

The afternoon group will discuss Germany’s Ascendancy and the evening group, the Horn of Africa.

Questions: contact spokeswoman Jean Raun at 494-2247.

Seniors Host Legacy Ball

Ken Frank photo

Laguna Beach Seniors’ fifth annual Legacy Ball will be held at The Resort at Pelican Hill on Friday, March 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Former City Manager Ken Frank will be honored as the 2011 Legacy Award recipient for 31 years of service, which included completion of the Community and Susi Q Senior Center.

Honorary chairs for the event are long-time Laguna Beach residents, Kelly and Michelle Boyd.  Entertainment will be provided by the South Coast Swing band and No Square Theater singers. The attire is “vintage formal.”

Tickets are $200 per person, and sponsorships are available.  To purchase tickets to the 2011 Legacy Ball, email [email protected], call 949-497-2441, or visit the Susi Q Senior Center at 380 Third Street until March 15.



Open House at Boys & Girls Club

Photo by Solei, a club member

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will host an Open House and Photo Exhibit from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 31. Everyone in the community is invited to stop by the Main Branch to check out the photos and to see the club’s award-winning youth development programs in action, and how much fun the kids have.

For over 59 years the club has been providing a positive place for our community’s young people and is now the largest youth development agency in our area, serving over 200 children daily and offering 30 programs to help them achieve academic success, increase creativity, make healthy lifestyle choices and gain character and leadership skills.

For more information about the club or the March 31 Open House event, contact Michelle at (949) 494-2535, ext.103 or [email protected].

Foundation Accepts Grant Applications

AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation invites local non-profit organizations to submit an application for grants from $200 to $1,000 that address needs related to AAUW’s mission.

Successful applicants must agree to submit a report documenting outcomes achieved through this funding. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2011.

Last year, 14 individual scholarships for girls and women were awarded as well as community grants totaling $20,000.

For a grant application information, visit www.aauw-lagunabeach.org, or call Dr. Hamkalo at 949-494-4185.

CHOC Follies Benefit from Laguna Talent

Photo Heidi Miller

Laguna Beach residents Marilyn Brumley and Heidi Miller will join nearly 100 business, civic and society leaders from around the county for the March 31 CHOC Follies XIV, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Follies.”

The benefit has raised $5 million for Children’s Hospital of Orange County since its inception in 1998.

Miller, a former gymnastics and bodybuilding champion and owner of Tight Assets clothing boutiques, returns for her 10th year as a cast member. Laguna Beach resident Marilyn Brumley also joins the cast.

Proceeds will support a radiology waiting room in CHOC Children’s new patient care tower.

The 8 p.m. event will be held at the Orange Coast College theater, 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa, March 31, April 1-2, and at 2 p.m. on April 2. Tickets range from $35 to $125. Tickets, visit www.chocfollies.org or call 715-532-8690.

Woman’s Circle Offers Hope and Support

Beginning on Sunday, May 1, the Neighborhood Congregational Church will host a weekly Woman’s Circle to provide ladies 18 years and older with a sacred, confidential space where they can have a sense of belonging, acceptance and validation while learning that one has to live peacefully and responsibly with one’s own past and the consequences of one’s positive or negative behavioral patterns thereof.

Donna LeClair will preside over the 90-minute circle, to begin at 7 p.m. at Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, and Pam Wicks will open and close the meeting on the piano with the inspiring hymn, “It’s In Everyone of Us To Be Wise.” After opening, they will recognize the experience and feelings of several ladies who have agreed to share their story, before opening the floor to brief insight from the supporting audience.

This circle is being formed on the premise that one woman can be inspired and encouraged by another who has overcome similar problems, releasing them from feelings of shame and guilt, therefore allowing a greater level of self-awareness and esteem.

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