Community Datebook 3/1/13


Tales From City Hall’s Corner Office

John Pietig, left, and Council member Toni Iseman, center, present a plaque to former Council member Verna Rollinger last December.
John Pietig, left, and Council member Toni Iseman, center, present a plaque to former Council member Verna Rollinger last December.

City Manager John Pietig is the guest speaker at Laguna Canyon Conservancy’s 6 p.m. meeting on Monday, March 4.

“It’s an opportunity to ask questions and find out what 2013 holds for our town,” the group’s announcement says.

RSVP by March 2 to 499-1224.





Garden Guru Shares Her Secrets

Chris Tarman-Major
Chris Tarman-Major

Landscape architect and designer Chris Tarman-Major will speak at the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s 9:30 a.m. meeting Friday, March 8, at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church’s Tankersley Hall, at Second Street in downtown.

Tarman-Major will share her expertise about coastal landscapes, ornamentals and coastal natives beginning at 10:30 a.m. After teaching at UC Irvine and several years with SWA Group’s Laguna office, she now heads up her own landscape consulting firm in Laguna Beach.


Media Workshop Continues


Laguna Beach Community Foundation will continue its free media workshop series of Friday, March 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. The topic is online news and social media. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with wireless capabilities.

Parking is limited; RSVP required. For more information and to RSVP call 949-715-8223 or email [email protected].


Discussion Group Examines U.S. Foreign Policy

The public is invited to join the Great Decisions discussion groups, which will consider the role of NATO and how it affects U.S. foreign policy decisions in talks at 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.

The groups meet at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress St.


A patio in the Hortense Miller House.
A patio in the Hortense Miller House.

Visitors Welcome for Garden Open House

The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden invite the public to celebrate the coming spring at an open house, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

This is a once-a-year opportunity to view without an appointment this historical mid-century modern home and garden. Parking and shuttle service will be at the First Church of Christ Scientist, 635 High Dr., above Pavilions.

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.  For more info: [email protected].


Exploring Spirituality Without Labels

Messy Church is for people of all ages looking for a local place to explore spirituality outside of traditional Sunday morning services and takes place Sunday, March 10, in a family night, 5-7 p.m., 21632 Wesley Dr., behind Albertson’s market.

Explore faith and worship through hands on activities, music, laughter, gratitude over a shared meal.



Workshop Nurtures Healthy Kids

SEEDS’s Growing Healthy Kids workshop series will address the issue of preventing childhood obesity on Thursdays, March 14, 21 and 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Classes are open to the public and are for adults only. For more information visit, call 949-322-9597 or email [email protected].

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