To celebrate its 12 years in Bluebird Park, the Boys & Girls Club welcomes the public to the park from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for its annual Harry Bithell pancake breakfast Saturday, April 9.
Admission is $5. For children, the event will also provide park games and arts & crafts.
“We’re celebrating how Bluebird’s programs effectively helps children build character, creativity, and academic success,” branch director and host Oscar Parra said in a statement. The event’s namesake and Las Brisas are continuing supporters, he said.
For info, contact Parra at 949 494-7630 or [email protected].
County Supervisor Visits Conservancy Members
Fifth District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett will speak at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4.
The meeting takes place at Tivoli Terrace Restaurant on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
RSVP to 949 235-8277. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Village Entrance Planning Resumes
The city is continuing with the planning of a village entrance project with a community workshop Wednesday, April 13, to share two design concepts shaped by two similar feedback sessions.
The 6-8 p.m. workshop will take place at the Community and Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. The site in question is the intersection of Broadway and Forest Avenue, currently used for parking, storage and an active sewer lift station.
The City Council expects to review a draft concept plan in June.
Botany’s Interpreter Arrives at the Garden Club
Kirk Brown will appear in costume as “John Bartram, the Father of American Botany” at a 9:30 a.m. meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club Friday, April 8, at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.
Brown will dramatize the life of Bartram, who traveled in the colonial era and sent seeds from the New World to European gardeners. Friends included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and many Native Americans during the 1700s.
There is no admission charge.
Photo: Kirk Brown assumes the role of early botanist John Bartram.
Spring Cleaning Now Includes E-Waste
Local residents and businesses are invited to dispose of unwanted paint, batteries, CFL bulbs, and electronic waste in a safe and responsible way at a free city disposal day, Saturday, April 9.
The 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. drop off takes place at the ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. Acceptable items are available from www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling.
Participants should limit their drop-offs to 15 gallons or 125 pounds, says a city statement.
Cut the Cord
OC Public Library patrons now have free online and mobile access to more than 450,000 movies, music, eBooks thanks to the OC Library’s new partnership with hoopla digital hoopladigital.com/.
All that is needed is a valid library card, said a statement from the library system issued last week.
Using a smartphone, tablets, a PC, Apple TV, or Chromecast content from major Hollywood studios, publishers and record companies are now available. Learn more at ocpl.org.
Date Set for Garden Tour
Nine private gardens in the city’s village neighborhood including nearly an acre of magnificent grounds at an historic home will be open for the Gate & Garden Tour, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 6.
Tickets are now available for $45 at LagunaBeachGardenClub.org. Proceeds benefit scholarships, school gardens, local beautification projects and environmental initiatives.
Volunteers Wanted for Transit Oversight
The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee, where there are four vacancies for the three-year post.
The independent 11-member committee monitors OCTA’s use of Measure M sales tax revenue and its distribution to projects such as environmental preservation and restoration, buses, rail and freeways.
Applicants must demonstrate a history of participating in transportation-related community activities an apply by May 2. Each vacancy will be assigned to a specific district.
More info: visit octa.net/toc or Alice Rogan, 714 560-5577.