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Folk Dancing Fun

Folk Dancing Fun

On Aug. 12, Laguna Beach Folkdancers club will host a workshop at the Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St.,from 7-9:45 p.m. The program will feature instruction and recreational folk dancing, with an emphasis on Bulgarian dance. Professional dancer and choreographer Daniela Ivanova and accordionist Angel Nazelemov will lead the event. No partner or experience […]

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Gallery Hosts Series, Reception, Drawing

Gallery Hosts Series, Reception, Drawing

Artist Eye Laguna Gallery will feature the first in a series of Italian-inspired paintings by the Argentinian artist Giorgio, through Aug. 31. An artist reception, with live music by Ilya Sergienko, will be held at the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Those attending the reception at 1294-A S. Coast Highway […]

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In Honor of the Great Outdoors

In Honor of the Great Outdoors

The county parks department and Irvine Ranch Conservancy host the Irvine Ranch Open Space’s second anniversary celebration on July 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. where attendees get a chance to explore historic Black Star Canyon and the new trails in Baker Canyon. Open to the public, the event will feature self-guided hiking, biking, […]

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Filmmaker Journeys Beneath the Sea

Filmmaker Journeys Beneath the Sea

Laguna Beach’s MacGillivray Freeman Films will join an underwater expedition next week led by renowned biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle and a team of aquanauts to the world’s only remaining undersea laboratory, Aquarius Reef Base, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The initiative will feature real-time programming to highlight the value of undersea exploration […]

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Dahlke Featured at Artist Eye Gallery

Dahlke Featured at Artist Eye Gallery

  The Artist Eye Laguna Gallery will feature abstract landscape paintings by artist Evan Roy Dahlke throughout June. All are invited to stop by the gallery, 1294-A So. Coast Highway, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, to meet Dahlke and register to win one of his original paintings. For more info: […]

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Laying Out a Smorgasbord for Film Junkies

Laying Out a Smorgasbord for Film Junkies

By Christopher Trela   Eight hundred volunteers, 450 films, 50 countries, 14 screens and seven days comprise the staggering statistics behind an incredible experience for cinema junkies. They define the Newport Beach Film Festival, which takes place April 26 – May 3 at venues throughout Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Add another number, in this […]

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Telling Their Stories in Dance

Telling Their Stories in Dance

Laguna’s Artists’ Theatre will come alive next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-28, with the spring dance show honoring this year’s senior class. “Twelve” will feature the choreographic work of department directors Lisa Jay and Danielle Pigneri, as well as five guest choreographers. Jay once again adds her native Hawaiian culture to the show with […]

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Every Beach Town Should be a Bike Town

Every Beach Town Should be a Bike Town

Editor, I’m excited about the idea of Laguna Beach become a bike-friendly town. I’d like to see a system in place here similar to what we have in my hometown in Europe (another ridiculously picturesque beachside tourist town, very similar to Laguna) There, they have set up several bike kiosks at opposite ends of the […]

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Artists of Disparate Media Find Common Ground

Artists of Disparate Media Find Common Ground

The show “So Close/So Far” features two Laguna Beach artists whose mediums and aesthetics could not be farther apart. Or so one might think. But glass artist Sian Poeschl and photographer Suzi Chauvel reveal much in common when it comes to creative inspiration. In this show, the artists’ shared the same frame of reference in […]

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Laguna Excels in Luring Foodie Tourists

Laguna Excels in Luring Foodie Tourists

The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau was recently with a SASI (Shop America Salutes Innovation) award for “Best Dining Tourism Program” by a destination marketing organization in the United States at the 2012 ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining & Cultural Tourism held last month. “Research shows that Foodies travel and stay in destinations […]

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The One-Night-Only Dolphin Gallery Exhibits TOW Artists

The One-Night-Only Dolphin Gallery Exhibits TOW Artists

Laguna’s newest art gallery, the Dolphin Gallery at Top of the World Elementary School, will open its doors for the first time on Friday evening, Feb. 10, with an exhibition featuring over 600 visual artists and an assortment of live instrumental performers offering musical ambiance. Don’t be late because doors to this one-night-only engagement close […]

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Coffee Break Expert Discusses Love, Discipline and Achievement

Coffee Break Expert Discusses Love, Discipline and Achievement

This month’s Coffee Break will feature local psychologist and author Dr. Thomas Habib during a 7-9 p.m. seminar at Aliso Creek Inn on Wednesday, Jan. 18, allowing working parents to participate in the PTA sponsored workshops.   Dr. Habib will explore how parents can help children channel their spontaneous childhood energies into goals and purposes.  […]

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Movie Buffs Invited to Foreign-Film Fest

Movie Buffs Invited to Foreign-Film Fest

Gene Alterman will celebrate his ninth year as executive director of the Orange County International Jewish Film Festival not with a cake and candles, but with high hopes and the ambition to expand the offerings that begin screening Jan. 15 in Irvine. A 31-year Laguna Beach resident, Alterman took the helm of the 22-year old […]

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CHOC Receives $100,000 Ueberroth Gift

CHOC Receives $100,000 Ueberroth Gift

Children’s Hospital of Orange County has received a $100,000 donation from the Ueberroth Family Foundation to name a room on the fifth floor of a new patient care tower set to open in 2013.   The fifth floor will feature 28 identically equipped private rooms in order to reduce the spread of infection and minimize […]

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Holiday Services Celebrated Throughout Laguna

Holiday Services Celebrated Throughout Laguna

UMC Sings Praise of Christmas United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive, invites the community to an assembly of Christmas Eve services: at 5 p.m., a 45-minute family worship service especially offered for children and their families; and 7 p.m., a musical worship service featuring chancel choir, hand bells, organ and piano music will be held. […]