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Giving Voice to a New Instrument

Dr. Robert Dee McDonald, director of Irvine’s Center for New Medicine, will lead a one-day workshop, “Heart of Singing,” on Saturday, Aug. 11, that combines the step-by-step know-how of personal coaching in service of learning to sing and playful creativity. Singers of any skill...

Learn How to Harvest Rainwater

Robert Farnsworth, Saddleback College’s chair of the landscape design and horticulture department, will share his knowledge about collecting our most precious resource Thursday, June 14. Wine, beer and snacks will be provided at the free 7 p.m. event at Neighborhood...

Memorial Service Set

A memorial service will be held for Edward Drollinger at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr.

Turning Over an Edible Leaf

By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent   Thanks to Transition Laguna volunteers, the Neighborhood Congregational Church will soon be able to grow the organic vegetables they cook up in soup for those in the homeless shelter during winter.   A first step towards a...

Community Datebook

Church Hosts Alternative Holiday Market, Gearing Up for Giving, Gardening in Confined Spaces, Transition Laguna Hosts Film ‘Forks Over Knives' and Patriot Shares Her Account.

Myriad Ways to Share Goodwill

From an interfaith service on Sunday to a prayer service and communal feast on Thanksgiving Day, Laguna Beach locals ready to give thanks for their blessings have plenty of opportunities to share the holiday’s goodwill. The entire community is encouraged to attend the Laguna...

Self-Help

Women’s Workshop for Self-loving and YogaWoman Stretches to Laguna Audiences.

A Gift of Beauty Returns to the Sea

After five days of painstaking work creating an intricate circular painting with boldly colored lines of sand, Tibetan monks visiting Laguna Beach brushed their masterpiece into a gray green pile and threw the remainder into the sea on Sunday. Neighborhood Congregational Church...

Where Everything’s a Bargain, Including Parking

Sale this Saturday at Neighborhood Church   Dozens of families and friends of the church have donated new and “gently used” items for the 61st Annual Bargain Festival at Neighborhood Congregational Church Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse for housewares, tools,...

First Sundays Concert Tunes Up

Getting Out Laguna Beach Live! closes this First Sundays season with a May 1 concert by Auria, a voice, flute and harp ensemble playing traditional and classical music in arrangements for solo, duet and trio. The concert will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Studio 8 at the...

Holy Week Celebrations

United Methodist Church   Neighbors and visitors are invited to worship with the United Methodist congregation during the Good Friday Service, April 22, at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Cynthia K. Williams and Rev. Douglas H. Williams. UMC conducts the 6 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service...

Club Events

Water Issues on Tap at Conservancy   The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting will be held Monday, April 4, 2011 at Tivoli Terrace restaurant, which is on the Festival of Arts’ grounds at Irvine Bowl Park.   The program will be presented by board member John...

Receipts that Register Beyond the Holidays

Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church is hosting its sixth annual alternative Christmas market, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, which is open to the public on Sunday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.   Customer purchases last year raised over $6,000 for selected charities and...

A Battered Diamond Rediscovered

Concert for a Century–Old Piano By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent  For years the piano sat quietly in a corner of Bridge Hall at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, more adornment than instrument.      But last spring local composer and musician Steve Wood sat down...

Clean Out Closets for a Cause

Organizers for the Laguna Relief and Resource Center’s annual Boutique Benefit fundraiser are asking for donations of clothing and accessories, which can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, located at 344 S...
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