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Playhouse Offers Youth Acting Classes

Playhouse Offers Youth Acting Classes

Registration is underway for Laguna Playhouse’s youth theater classes. A musical theatre class on Fridays called “I’ve got a Solo” for ages 10 and above takes place at the Playhouse Jan. 17 through March 28, 4 to 6 p.m. And, for ages 9-11 an acting fundamentals class, “Look at Me, I’m Acting,” will be held […]

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Singing Lessons Offered as Segerstrom Center

Singing Lessons Offered as Segerstrom Center

  The public is invited to register for intermediate level singing classes at the Segerstom Center beginning Jan. 11. Taught by Pacific Chorale’s Dr. Laura Harrison, the classes will focus on improving sight reading skills, provide an introduction to compound meter, and offer a beginning look at reading works in the standard choral literature. Classes […]

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More Rhythms Play Out in Class

More Rhythms Play Out in Class

Submitted by Schoolpower, Special to the Independent A full orchestra can readily be envisioned in the sound of vibrating strings now playing in all four Laguna Beach public schools, where more music classes have been added this year to the curriculum. On a recent morning, the bright hum of  “Deckorations” rises from 15 string players […]

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Pageant Tickets Go in Sale

Pageant Tickets Go in Sale

Tickets for this summer’s Pageant of the Masters production of “The Art Detective” are now on sale. Tickets start at $15 and entitle the holder to free admission all summer to the Festival of the Arts’ grounds, which host special art events, art classes, exhibits and musical entertainment. Tickets may be purchased by phone 800-487-3378 […]

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Parents Offered Drop-in Classes

Parents Offered Drop-in Classes

Laguna’s school district began offering monthly drop-in counseling this week for parents of district students enrolled in grades 3-12, who cannot commit to an ongoing parent class. The classes provide parents an opportunity for interaction with other parents while learning problem-solving techniques for parent and child difficulties. “As a parent myself, I struggle with everyday […]

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Getting Out 11/15/13

Getting Out 11/15/13

Summer Academies in the Arts Students wishing to experience life as an undergraduate at the Clair Trevor School for the Arts on the UC Irvine campus can take advantage of small classes in visual arts, dance, technical theatre and music that are offered throughout the summer. Taught by faculty and professionals in their fields, the […]

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Boys and Girls Club Envisions Expanding to Lang Park

Boys and Girls Club Envisions Expanding to Lang Park

More children may have access to after-school programs through Laguna Beach’s Boys and Girls Club if the City Council approves a proposal to lease the Lang Park Community Center for an expansion of The Laguna Club for Kids, known as TLC. If approved at the meeting tonight, Nov. 5, city staff will begin public outreach […]

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Thurston Gets Portable Classrooms

Thurston Gets Portable Classrooms

Due to rising enrollment, Thurston Middle School will get two portable classrooms, school board members unanimously decided this week. The classrooms are scheduled to be up and functioning by the end of the calendar year, with installation planned during the winter school break.  They will stay on campus for two years while long-term enrollment trends […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Planning and Growing a Winter Garden Garden designer Cristin Fusano will be presenting her suggestions for winter gardening on Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m., at the South Laguna Community Garden, Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway.   Stepping Inside Stem Cell Research Gain eye-opening insights on developments in stem cell research and how it works […]

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Community Datebook 9/20/13

Community Datebook 9/20/13

Anti-Litter Forces Invade Coastal Cities Californians will take to the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, to clear away debris and honor the anniversary of the state’s Coastal Act. Locally, clean-ups led by the Eco Warrior Foundation are planned at Treasure Island Beach below the Montage resort, Surf […]

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Thurston Copes With Enrollment Spike

Thurston Copes With Enrollment Spike

School officials say they will know by December exactly how many portable classrooms will be needed at Thurston Middle School.  But they can’t say exactly why. As the school year got underway this week at Laguna Beach’s four public schools, more than 800 students arrived at Thurston, the largest enrollment ever. Portable classrooms are being […]

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Getting Out 8/30/13

Getting Out 8/30/13

Sawdust Signs Off With a Raffle As the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th season ends, 200 local artist-exhibitors and staff prepare for a final weekend of festivities. These include the Sunday, Sept. 1 raffle for a Suburu. Visitors still have a chance to enter the 4 p.m. drawing, which supports arts education. Raffle tickets are $5 […]

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Committing Their Time, Sharing Their Knowledge

Committing Their Time, Sharing Their Knowledge

Aaron and Shira Alcouloumre first got involved with Laguna Beach’s day labor center by dropping off day-old bread, their joint b’nai mitzvah project in 2010. The siblings next raised $3,000 to pay for installation of a water fountain at the center, a need the workers identified. And each Christmas since, the teens raised funds to […]

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Laguna Dance Festival Promises to Defy Gravity

Laguna Dance Festival Promises to Defy Gravity

He appears on stage slowly, his movements precise and slightly exaggerated to focus the audience’s attention on his presence. Then the stage blacks out. Somewhere in the corner of one’s vision, the dancer moves with dizzying speed, making perhaps scores of leaps in mere seconds. They register briefly in one’s perception as if the dancer […]

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Back to School Classes at the Playhouse

Back to School Classes at the Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse is offering two courses to adults interested in playwriting Sept. 23 through Nov. 4. Page to Stage explores memoirs that have been turned into stage plays. Classes meet Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Short-Form Playwriting helps those who want to exercise their imagination and create their own plays.  The class will […]