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Art Seen 3/15/13

Exhibit Focuses on Kids’ Images The Boys and Girls Club is holding their sixth annual National Image Makers Photography Exhibit on Wednesday, March 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd. The exhibit will feature works by over 120 members with a display of over...

Getting Out 2/22/13

Second Ocean-Film Set Rolls In Laguna Beach Film Society kicks off its second Ocean Awareness film documentary with Emmy award-winning director, Jason Krumb and his new film, “TransparentSeas,” on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre in the Festival of Arts grounds. The...

Workshops 2/8/13

Classes Mix Art, Nature and Unusual Settings   Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is now taking registrations for a choice of ocean or plant themed art workshops at Laguna Beach locations this month. Art and Sea Lions, offered on Saturday. Feb. 9, 9-10:30 a.m., takes place...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Posted On 18 Oct 2012

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...