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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 […]

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Local Currents

Local Currents

Advice for Students & Teachers From an Avant-garde Innovator  “My dance classes were open to anybody, my only stipulation was that they had to come to the class every day.”  –Merce Cunningham I’m writing this prior to Tuesday’s City Council meeting over the Social Host Ordinance (SHO), so I don’t know the outcome. What I […]

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Spiritual Matters

Spiritual Matters

Multi-faith Prayer Breakfast Set The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council invites all residents and guests to its fifth annual prayer breakfast corresponding with the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. at Mission Hospital, 31872 S. Coast Highway. Two speakers will take up this year’s topic, “Service is a Form of Prayer: […]

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Broadway Star Mentors Local Students

Broadway Star Mentors Local Students

Broadway composer John Bucchino conducted a master class with promising student vocalists at Laguna Beach High School earlier this month.   LBHS singers each prepared two of Bucchino’s songs. Under his direction, he rehearsed one of them in front of the audience. Each master-student session culminated with a performance of the chosen song accompanied by […]

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Playhouse Schedules Youth Theatre Classes

Playhouse Schedules Youth Theatre Classes

Children ages 7 through 17 will have the opportunity to perform live on stage in a Laguna Playhouse spring or summer youth theatre class.   Spring classes are scheduled beginning April 3 to June 14, which meets weekly after school. Acting Fundamentals meets Tuesday for ages 9 – 12 and Teen Acting meets Thursday for […]

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LOCA Appoints First Executive Director

LOCA Appoints First Executive Director

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA) has announced the appointment of Bonnie Macmillan as its first executive director, thanks to a grant of $3,500, from the Laguna Beach Community Foundation that helped to create this position. Macmillan, who previously served as LOCA board member and president, has 20 years of non-profit experience. Her passion for […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

  Skate Culture Rising at AR4T   “Still Life With Wood,” a group photography show documenting 20-plus years of skate boarding, opens at AR4T Gallery, 210 N. Coast Highway, with a free public reception on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.   Artists Dave Swift, Grant Brittain, Miki Vuckovich, Jon Humphries, James Cassimus […]

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Youth Theater Workshops to Begin

Youth Theater Workshops to Begin

Registration for Laguna Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Classes, for kids 9 through 17, is Jan. 5.   These 8 to 10 week classes start on Jan. 10 and are held Monday through Thursday. They are taught by working theatre professionals. The classes culminate March 19 – 31 with a final performances for family and friends.   […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Extra Hands Needed for Bridge, Park Pass Tops Outdoor Lover’s Wishlist, Health Workshop Seeks Funding Remedy and PMMC Leader Receives Science Honor.

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An Epic Fundraiser for Thurston

An Epic Fundraiser for Thurston

Thurston Middle School will hold its largest annual fundraiser, the EPIC Challenge, from Dec. 6-9.   Instead of selling goods and consumables, kids are challenged by mental and physical activities to raise money for their school by participating in games, races and contests played during their P.E. classes.   Thanks to the following generous businesses […]