The Saloon in The Peppertree Lane hosts its 13th annual Christmas party benefiting Toys for Tots on Monday, Dec. 19, 6-10 p.m.
Admission at 446 South Coast Highway is one unwrapped new toy that will be exchanged for a ticket to an opportunity drawing. The drawing will have an array of prizes, which will be given away all night. The evening will also feature hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and an appearance by Santa Claus himself.
The most needed gifts this year are for youngsters 12 to 17. Marines will be in attendance to pick up and transport the toys to their distribution center.
Girl Scouts Whip up Holiday Spirit
Watch and listen for the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts this Friday, Dec. 16, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the downtown area.
Girl Scouts will be boarding a trolley driven by Santa Claus to sing holiday carols throughout the streets of the downtown.
Scouts also are making candy cane cards for troops stationed abroad.
Please stop and listen or get with the spirit and join in!
Latter-Day Saints Celebrate the Season
The public is invited to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is hosting music groups and a special scripture reading at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, a celebration known as “Oh Holy Night.”
Newscaster Chuck Henry will perform the reading of Luke 2 while musical groups from Brigham Young University will provide the singing at the church, 682 Park Ave. Poor Claire Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, from Santa Ana, will provide additional special musical numbers. The evening will be rounded out with refreshments.
Parking will be available in the school district lot. All ages are welcome.
Club Displays Best Photo Work
The public is invited to view a photo exhibition of work by members of the Boys & Girls Club at 21547 Wesley Dr. on Monday, Jan. 16. The club plans an artist reception from 5-7 p.m.
Over 200 photos taken by members of the photography club will be on display through Jan. 20. The first place pieces will be considered for regional and national exhibitions by clubs countrywide.
For more info: contact Karla Fandel at 949 494-2535 or email at [email protected].
Abbate Receives Ad Industry Honors
Ryan Abbate, the retired founder of healthcare advertising company Pacific Communications, is to be inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall Fame in New York in February.
Abbate, 55, of Laguna Beach, started the company in 1993 with 18 employees and grew the agency into one of the largest on the West coast, representing companies such as Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Medtronic. He pioneered the marketing of pharmaceuticals directly to the consumer.
When Abbate retired in 2014, the Costa Mesa-based company employed 250 people.
Festival Retools its Website
The producer of the Festival of Arts fine art show and the Pageant of the Masters redesigned its website at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
To entice visits to the site, FOA will host an online scavenger hunt for a chance to win two tickets to next summer’s Pageant production, “The Grand Tour.” The contest runs through Jan. 2. Three winners will be drawn at random and contacted by email and announced on the Festival’s Facebook page on Jan. 3. Customers may now easily purchase Pageant tickets on their cell phones through a mobile-friendly interface.