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Getting Out 11/9/12

Getting Out 11/9/12

Concert Summons Visual and Musical Homage The Laguna Concert Band’s winter concert, “Music at an Exhibition,” adds a visual collaboration to the repertoire and will be performed at the Laguna Playhouse on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. The exhibition will open at 2 p.m. and the concert at 3 p.m.  Tickets for the concert will be $10 […]

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Still Winning Ovations in a 20-Year Run

Still Winning Ovations in a 20-Year Run

Friendship, love, cliques and gangs, violence, drop-outs, haves and have nots, unintended pregnancy and booze keep fueling angst among teens and their parents regardless of the passage of time. These subjects set to rock ’n’ roll comprise the gist of the ‘70s era musical and movie “Grease,” performed for the first time by Laguna High […]

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Returning Parents to the Classroom

Returning Parents to the Classroom

The school district is offering a free, 10-week parent education program entitled “Parent Project – Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior,” beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7. Classes will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center. This interactive class will provide parents of adolescents an opportunity to learn effective strategies and skills for eliminating frequently […]

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Culture Karma: Feeding a Literary Appetite

Culture Karma: Feeding a Literary Appetite

Laguna is known for the arts. Fine arts. We also have a lot of good music, compliments of Laguna Beach Live, and fabulous dance, via Laguna Dance Festival. But I’m a wordsmith and I find myself often in search of literary arts that are harder to find. Yes, there are hundreds of book groups. Yes, […]

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Schools Commit to Small Classes

Schools Commit to Small Classes

Laguna Beach’s school board agreed earlier this month to seek funding under the state Education Department’s class size reduction program, as it has since the mid 1990s, effectively committing to 20-student classes in kindergarten through third-grade. This year K-3 class size at El Morro Elementary and Top of the World Elementary ranges from 19 to […]

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Adults Learn English in Free Class

Adults Learn English in Free Class

La Playa Center’s free English-as-a-second-language classes began this week at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach. They are offered with childcare and a weekly food distribution on Monday through Thursday from 9-11 a.m.  There are three levels of classes taught by 12 volunteers from Laguna Beach and the surrounding area.

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Museum Seeks New Docents

Museum Seeks New Docents

Laguna Art Museum seeks volunteers to join its team of docents, who help to form the museum’s education department. Prospective docents undergo an extensive nine-month training course, which begins Oct. 1. The curriculum includes learning about California art, its wider art-historical context, visual thinking strategies, and effective tour techniques. Classes meet once a week and […]

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Smooth Start to Year Despite Enrollment Shifts

Smooth Start to Year Despite Enrollment Shifts

Enrollment climbed this year at Thurston Middle School and Top of the World Elementary by 41 and 28 students respectively, though district-wide enrollment only rose by seven students. El Morro Elementary experienced an unusual 60-student drop in enrollment, while Laguna Beach High School’s student census fell by 12. Even so, school officials reported that they […]

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Sawdust Festival Reopens for Classes

Sawdust Festival Reopens for Classes

In addition to weekly art classes on Friday and Saturday, the Sawdust Studio Art Classes will offer specialty classes beginning next month: glassblowing in September, followed by ceramics and photography in October and November, respectively. For its second year anniversary on Oct. 13, 10 classes will be offered. For information on the classes and sign-up […]

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REACHing Out to Others: A creative project assists needy families

REACHing Out to Others: A creative project assists needy families

Thurston Middle School eighth-grader student Russell Thomas looked for a bar mitzvah project that would impact families where he lived and find a way to give back. He came up with REACH (Recycling to Enhance and Aid Children’s Homes). Russell connected with Resources In Motion, which brings services and resources to isolated communities, including monthly […]

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Free Yoga Celebration

Free Yoga Celebration

The annual celebration of Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala’s opening promises to stretch the body and calm the spirit with a complimentary class, food and organic juice, and more on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Dana Point. Laguna Beach resident and founder Diana Christinson opened Pacific Ashtanga at 24901 Dana Point Harbor Dr. in 2005. The Aug. […]

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Learning English While Making Friends

Learning English While Making Friends

The Laguna school district is offering English as a Second Language classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. The class is free to adults of all levels of fluency. The three-hour classes are held Monday through Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. The classes meet in Room 90 across the street from Laguna Beach High School, 760 Park […]

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Sawdust Taps its Country Roots

Sawdust Taps its Country Roots

Sawdust Art Festival is hosting its first Country Western Day on Saturday, Aug. 4, with themed musical entertainment, including Patti Booker and The Players on the Main Deck, art classes and Saloon specials to celebrate the day’s festivities.

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Eco Projects Pop Up at Sawdust Festival

Eco Projects Pop Up at Sawdust Festival

Providing an interactive and educational “green” themed day for guests, the Sawdust Art Festival will celebrate its 5th Annual Green Day on Saturday, July 21. Sawdust artists, staff and local organizations will share simple ways of becoming more environmentally aware. Themed activities are planned for 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in various locations around the […]

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A Second Chance for Summer School

A Second Chance for Summer School

Just as the Laguna Beach public-school summer classes end, the Summer Learning Institute, offered through the city’s community services department, begins. It offers students aged six to 12 another crack at improving their language and math skills before returning to school in the fall. The district’s free summer school program ends Friday, July 20. The […]