Bells Chime in the Season
The Laguna Presbyterian choral and hand bell choirs present selections from John Rutter’s Magnificat and other festive music with a concert held in the church sanctuary at 415 Forest Ave., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.
All are invited. No tickets necessary.
Book Launches With Studio Gathering
Writer Ruth Yunker and sculptor Cheryl Ekstrom respectively present and host the book launching of “Paris, I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Ways” on Sunday Dec. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Ekstrom’s studio at 2135 ½ Laguna Canyon Road.
The work by the Newport Beach humorist is her latest book about the joys and quirks of negotiating the City of Lights. There will be appetizers and wine.
Questions should be directed to 949-861-0479.
Hitting the Trail
“Where the Trail Ends,” a film about professional mountain bikers, screens Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Laguna Beach’s South Coast Cinema.
The film chronicles their travels in the Andean foothills of Argentina, China’s Gobi Desert, Nepal’s near-secret Mustang region, the unexplored shorelines of British Columbia’s Fraser River and Virgin, Utah, freeriding’s birthplace.
Local Vocal Stylists Embrace Season
LagunaTunes performs on Sunday, Dec. 9 at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, on Park Avenue. The concert, “Making Spirits Bright,” begins at 4 p.m.
The vocal group will also sing during Hospitality Night, Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in front of Sun Dried Tomato.
News From Surfing Heritage
“Little Man On Wheels,” on exhibit through Saturday, Dec. 22 at San Clemente’s Surfing Heritage Foundation, consists of key surfboards, film clips, photographs, illustrations, and other objects that reveal the development of Dewey Weber as an iconic surfer, millionaire businessman, and tireless surf industry promoter.
Museum founder Dick Metz “tells all” on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., 110 Calle Iglesia, when he will talk about his life during a presentation of his photography collection. Admission is $10.