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Rotary Returns with Grapes for Grads

Brandon Menchaca, left, with sponsors Emily France and David Sanford.

Brandon Menchaca, left, with sponsors Emily France and David Sanford.

Grapes for Grads, the Rotary Club’s fundraiser for student scholarships, takes place from noon until 4 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Guests can expect wine tasting, food, live music, live art demonstrations, a silent auction and a raffle chance on a resort stay.

Admission is $40 and parking is free. Tickets may be purchased online at www.GrapesForGrads.com or by contacting Jeffrey Redeker at 949-371-7595.

 

 

 

 

Painters Planted Along Garden Path

3 datebook garden mermaid gardenLaguna Beach Garden Club’s Gate and Garden tour combines the landscape painting heritage of Laguna with a walking tour through the private gardens of Crescent Bay. Plein Air painters will be at work throughout the tour, Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tickets for $45-$50 on tour day or at Laguna Drug, 239 Broadway St.; Coast Pet Supply, 880 N. Coast Highway; and Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway.

 

 

 

A sample of garden art seen on the upcoming tour.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Clinic

Tickets to the Sunset Fiesta, taking place at the Cliff Restaurant, 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, are on sale as a fundraising benefit for the Laguna Beach Community Clinic.

Complimentary valet and shuttle from the LBHS parking lot, 550 Blumont St. Tickets, $120, available at LBClinic.org. or call Monica Prado 494-0761 x 134.

Understanding the Ultimate Horticultural Wonder

Paul Isley

Paul Isley

Laguna Beach Garden Club hosts guest speaker Paul T. Isley III, an expert on Tillandsias on Friday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.

Isley will have on hand specimens from his Torrance nursery, Rainforest Flora, not available elsewhere. He has been a grower and collector of tillandsias for 39 years.

 

 

Drop-off Castoffs for Salvation Army

A Salvation Army truck will be in town Saturday, May 10, to pick-up household castoffs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Laguna Presbyterian Church’s Third Street parking lot.

Help them with their mission aiding people with drug and alcohol dependencies by donating furniture, household goods, clothing, books, shoes, electronics and sports equipment.

 Using Art to Soothe Children

A recent recipient of art supplies.

A recent recipient of art supplies.

A $1,000 grant was awarded to Art4Kids, Inc. to continue its service to Laguna Beach children who are hospitalized, abused, orphaned, homeless, or otherwise in distress.

The donation from the Festival of Arts Foundation underwrote “artpacks” to children’s agencies locally for use at shelters, schools and clinics.

Therapists report that using art is a helpful tool in engaging children to process thoughts and feelings.

Art4Kids welcomes calls for potential recipients who would benefit from the gift. Call 949 646-1100.

 

Hot Cooks Fight Hunger

Enjoy delectable dishes, wine, signature cocktails, and panoramic views from Montage resort at the Share Our Strength’s June 8 fundraiser to end childhood hunger in Orange County and across the nation.

Tickets to several event packages including a Celebrity Chef Tasting and Meet the Chefs reception are available from $200-$275 per person.

 

Tour Touches Down

The Wings of Freedom tour will fly famous B-17, B-24 and P-51 aircraft from the World War II era into John Wayne Airport for a May 7-12 visit sponsored by the Collings Foundation, which organizes living history events.

 

This event is a flying tribute to the pilots who flew these planes, maintenance crews and the workers who built them and the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect.

Tickets are $6- $12. Visitors may also take a 30-minute flight for $450 per person For reservations and information: [email protected] or 800-568-8924.

 

Assistance League members Ann Hyde, second from left, and Christine Montonna, far right, honor Stu Saffer and Shaena Stabler as its business persons of the year. With them is Maggi Henrickson, also of Stu News.

Assistance League members Ann Hyde, second from left, and Christine Montonna, far right, honor Stu Saffer and Shaena Stabler as its business persons of the year. With them is Maggi Henrickson, also of Stu News.

 

 

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