Community Datebook 1/11/13


Learning About Marine Mammal Rescue

Ducky, a PMMC guest.
Ducky, a PMMC guest.

Bring along lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and learn about one of Laguna Beach’s institutions, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and its rescue efforts at a noon presentation at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.

“We’re open for the public to visit and this presentation will be an excellent introduction to the work we do, said the center’s Education Director Kelli Lewis.

The center’s founding in 1971 preceded the Marine Mammal Protection Act by a year. The first organization of its kind in the state, PMMC shares the responsibility for the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals on California’s entire coastline with only six other organizations.

“PMMC most commonly treats northern elephant seals, Pacific harbor seals and California sea lions and is the only temporary holding facility for small whales and dolphins between Santa Barbara and San Diego,” said Debbie MacCarter, animal care supervisor.  “We experience the largest influx of patients during the springtime, and are fortunate to have many volunteers and contributors that support our critical mission of rescue, rehabilitation and release.”

This lunch and learn event is free to the public and sponsored by the Laguna Beach Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14 to [email protected] or to Gloria Padach at 949/494-3833.


Meditating Meets Mindfulness

A day for immersive mindfulness and sustainability is planned for Sunday, Jan. 13 as led by meditation teacher Deborah Eden Tull.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Tull will guide a process for setting conscious intentions and goals for the new year.

The adult-only workshop is $95, including lunch.


Business Club Lays Plans for ’13

Laguna Beach Business Club’s first meeting of the year Thursday, Jan. 17, is the annual “planning meeting” so attendees should come with questions and goal-setting ideas from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway.

Guest fee is $25 including breakfast. Visit


Making Nonprofits Newsworthy

Laguna Beach Community Foundation invites nonprofit leaders on Friday, Jan. 18 for a free workshop about “Making Your Nonprofit Newsworthy” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St.

Learn what makes a press release work, how to pitch a feature story and what to know about social media.

Moderator and writer Randy Kraft leads a panel that includes Andrea Adelson, editor of the Laguna Beach Independent; Barbara Diamond, a Coastline Pilot reporter; and Barbara McMurray, of McMurray Marketing Communications.

Parking is limited. RSVP required: 949-715-8223 or [email protected]



Glennwood Walks and Rolls Again

Some future residents cheer at the prospect of moving in.
Some future residents cheer at the prospect of moving in.

Laguna Beach residents are invited to welcome 50 young adults with developmental disabilities who are future residents of Glennwood House by supporting the organization’s Walk and Roll-A-Thon Fundraiser on Feb. 2.

The 10 a.m. event will start at the south end of Main Beach and follows the boardwalk to Coast Highway, through Heisler Park to Divers Cove and back.

The goal is for each of the future residents to raise $500 towards the renovation in progress.

For any questions contact Stacey Enmeier at 949-333-1431 or [email protected], or Cindy Beaman, the volunteer and event coordinator at [email protected].

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