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Photo: Brita Corradini and her daughter.

Stretching for Good

Yoga Works hosts an unusual fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 22, to assist local Brita Corradini, pregnant with her second child and undergoing chemotherapy for second stage breast cancer.


The event at 30818 Coast Highway will feature yoga, dinner, music and a silent auction at a minimum suggested donation of $35 donation per person or $50 per family.


Yoga for kids and adults is offered beginning at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. The evening concludes with the live performance of kirtan, music born out of Bhakti Yoga, defined as the yoga of love and devotion and thought to heal visible and invisible wounds.


Questions: (949) 415-0955.




Drive A Vampire Crazy; Give Blood


Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts a blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 1:30-7:30 p.m. in Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave.


Sign up online at Sponsor Code: lagunap  – or- call church office 949-494-7555.


Donors will receive a free appetizer at Mimi’s Cafe, VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory and may enter a $1,500 gift card drawing.



Marine Mammal Center Seeks New Director 


Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s interim director, Carole Zavala, will lead a search for a permanent part-time successor beginning next year.


The organization is seeking a skilled leader who will facilitate the center’s physical expansion as well as develop its educational and advocacy components created during the past year.  The 32-hour a week position’s salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.


Applicants are welcome to submit a two page resume to [email protected] by Nov. 15.


Scouts Collecting Food

Laguna Beach Girl Scouts are collecting non-perishable food items from now until Nov. 14.

Donations can be dropped off anytime in the collection box at the Girl Scout House, 190 High Drive.



Drug Collection Day Set

The public can surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications at a no questions asked collection site Saturday, Oct. 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


The prescription medications may be dropped off at the Susi Q Community Center, underground parking lot, 383 Third Street.


All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted.  Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original containers.  Intra-venous solutions, injectibles and syringes cannot be accepted due to the potential hazards.


For any questions about the event, contact Detective Larry Bammer at (949) 497-0373 or email [email protected]



Salve for Holiday Grieving

The public is invited to a grief at the holidays seminar on Monday, Nov. 7, 4-5:30 p.m. in the parlor of the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.


Holidays are difficult for those who have lost loved ones, according to Jackie Pearson, who leads the church’s grief team. She urges the public to join the seminar for some practical ways to mark the coming holiday season.


Info: call the church office at 949 494-7555.


Gallery Party Supports Global Grins


With the help of Beau Bianchi, the Royal Hawaiian restaurant and Blues Offenders band, Joanne Artman Gallery hosts a $25 per person fundraising party Thursday, Nov. 10, to benefit Global Grins.


The nonprofit established by Laguna Beach’s Todd and Joselyn Miller, delivers toothbrushes to poor people worldwide to directly impact their health and self-esteem.


For tickets contact: JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, 949 510-5481.






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