Community Datebook


Two Moms ‘Wig Out’ for Two Causes

Two Cause: Two Women One Cause will present their first annual “Wig Out” fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Studio DC Salon, 380 Ocean Avenue. Proceeds will benefit the Potter’s Field Ministry and Mothers Without Borders.

For a $30 minimum donation guests, who are asked to wear a crazy wig or hat, will be treated to cocktails, appetizers, a raffle and a chance to win a door prize.

After organizing a successful clothing drive and boutique sale event last October for Mothers Without Borders, fledgling philanthropist and mom Roshaunie Sirianni has teamed up with another mom, Dannielle Clemens, with a new mission. The duo decided to host an event each year to support charities that help children.

Visit to purchase tickets in advance.


A pre-1930s view of Aliso Canyon.

Laguna’s Origins Inform Current Practices

Board members of the Laguna Beach Historical Society share scenes of “What Makes Laguna Special” at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting Monday, Oct. 3, at Tivoli Terrace.

Society treasurer Gene Felder will present photos that include early history and more recent events, including the walk to save the canyon from development and the 1993 wildfire.

Dinner costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members. RSVP to Ed Drollinger, 494-6465.


Denise Brown

Learn the Truth About Abuse

The Woman’s Club’s on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at noon hosts Denise Brown, an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, whose ex-husband, former football star O.J. Simpson, was acquitted for Nicole’s 1994 murder.

Brown, who testified about alleged domestic abuse in her sister’s marriage to the former Buffalo Bills running back and Hollywood personality, will discuss the signs of domestic violence and how to be proactive in helping victims of domestic violence.

Domestic-violence awareness is the club’s signature project. Come learn about various programs available locally and how to help prevent domestic violence.

Bring your own lunch to the free Brown Bag event at 286 St. Ann’s Dr.; coffee and dessert will be served.


Nurturing Water-saving Habits

To help get garden ideas growing, the Laguna Beach County Water District is hosting its second annual SmartScape Info/Expo on Oct. 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown, 306 Third St. The free event highlights and promotes the benefits of using California friendly plants and efficient irrigation techniques in landscapes.

This year’s event features rebates for irrigation SmartTimer controllers (up to $425 with no out-of-pocket cost to the consumer during the event), a plant sale featuring California native, succulent, and drought tolerant plants at below wholesale prices, and while supplies last, free compost. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with the region’s gardening and irrigation gurus and learn about the latest water efficient landscape products and services. How-to demonstrations on sprinkler head retrofitting, rainwater harvesting, container gardening, and wildlife habitat garden displays are also planned. In addition, a kid’s planting activity is planned.


Seminar Focuses on the World’s End

Laguna Presbyterian Church will feature Dr. Nate Feldmeth of Fuller Theological Seminary to discuss the buzz over “the end of the world” in a historical perspective on Sunday, Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. in the church parlor, 415 Forest Ave., located behind the Rose Garden at Forest and 2nd Street.

Pizza is served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for a small donation. Reservations for dinner and childcare are required by telephone at 949-494-7555.



Plastic Bag Workshop Planned

A workshop for local retailers and restaurant owners on a proposed city ordinance to prohibit single-use, plastic carryout bags is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the City Council Chambers.

Please call 949-497-0390 with any questions about the proposed ordinance.



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