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Glennwood’s founder Randy Larson and future residents.

Fundraiser Supports a Home of Their Own

The public is invited to attend a free fundraiser “A Home of Their Own,” an art auction benefiting Laguna Beach’s Glennwood House on Saturday, April 30, from 2-5 p.m. at 2130 Coast Highway.

Proceeds will benefit the Glennwood House, the future home to 50 young adults with special needs.

The host is the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education Services in South Orange County, made up of parents, students, and educators involved with special education in the  Saddleback and Laguna school districts.

Donations can also be made directly to Glennwood Housing Foundation, 9070 Irvine Center Drive, #280 Irvine, CA 92618, or make a donation through PayPal at (Tax ID: #26-4381844 )

Prayer Breakfast Seeks Interfaith Patrons

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council invites all members of the community to participate in their fourth annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach in the auditorium on the lower level. The breakfast is free, and any donations will be given to the Mission Hospital Foundation.

The program will include prayers of hope, thanksgiving, forgiveness, and caring for our community, our country and the world, offered by members and friends of the Interfaith Council. There will also be a special presentation to Brad Coleman for his ministry in Laguna Beach as pastor of the Little Church By The Sea.

Since seating is limited to 50 people, reservations are recommended by contacting St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 949-494-3542 or [email protected]

The council meets regularly at 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, rotating the venue between member congregations.

Park Hosts Cinco de Mayo Fest


The public is invited to a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, an evening of food, drinks, and music on Saturday, May 7, in the multi-purpose room at Lang Park from 5 to 10 p.m., hosted by the South County Crosscultural Council.

Admission for adults is $10 while children are free. This is an opportunity to support the programs of the Crosscultural Council that benefit so many in our community while having a lot of fun, said the council’s chair, Laguna Beach resident David Peck.

Ebell Club Hosts a ‘Day at the Races’

The Ebell Club of Laguna Beach invites the community to their “Day at the Races” Kentucky Derby Party and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, at Mozambique Restaurant, which will offer a special Derby Day menu for the occasion.

Post time is 12:30 p.m. and guests will be served a southern luncheon, with Derby drinks available at the no host bar, and they can participate in a silent auction and raffle before the race begins. Ladies are also invited to take part in the hat contest.

The Cost is $65 per person, with all funds going to support the Ebell Club of Laguna Beach, a social and philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds to support Laguna Beach community organizations since 1933.

Early reservations are encouraged since space is limited. For information and reservations, visit, or contact Sylvia Newton Robbins at 949-500-2515, or [email protected].

Hortense Miller Garden Seeking Volunteers, Docents

The 2.5 acre treasured garden in is in need of docents and volunteers.

People come from all over the world to see this Laguna landmark. There is a training course offered, and docents usually lead one or two garden tours a month.  Garden volunteers work on a flexible time schedule with our garden manager.

Please contact by email [email protected] or by phone, Erika Giordano at (949) 388-1180.

Join Relay For Life Kick Off

The American Cancer Society invites those touched by cancer to join its Relay For Life kickoff rally, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Seven Degrees.

This free event is open to the entire community and will include food, a cash bar, photo booth, a silent auction, personal stories from cancer survivors and more.

Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking around a track, relay style, to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaria around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease.

To participate on a team or form a team for Relay For Life in Laguna Beach, which will be begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at El Morro Elementary School, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit


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