Community Datebook 3/15/13


Scharf Competes For Youth of the Year

Ellie Scharf’s volunteer work put her in the running for youth of the year.
Ellie Scharf’s volunteer work put her in the running for youth of the year.

Ellie Scharf, 17, of the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club represented Laguna Beach competing for the title of Orange County Youth of the Year and the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship last week.

She was named local youth of the year on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Club’s annual awards night ceremony. She will be one of 10 teens competing for the scholarship and title.

For more information contact Carla Contreras at 949-494-2535 or via email at [email protected].


Heritage Committee Seeks New Members

Laguna Beach City Council is accepting applications for the Heritage Committee. Interviews will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 during the regular City Council meeting, 505 Forest Ave. All applicants will be interviewed.

Applications can be obtained at the city clerk’s office or on-line. For more information or questions call 949-497-0705.


Foundation Offers Professionals Advice

Nicole Anderson
Nicole Anderson

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation invites attorneys, CPAs and wealth advisors to learn more about the Community Foundation’s Professional Council by attending a seminar, Learn How to Become a Leader in Charitable Tax Planning, presented by Nicole Anderson and Randy Huston, at 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.

For additional info: at 949-715-8223 or [email protected].

Randy Huston
Randy Huston











Tips on Enjoying Winter’s Harvest

Chef Corky Peterson
Chef Corky Peterson

Chef Corky Peterson will demonstrate ideas about preparing delicious dishes with vegetables growing in winter gardens at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the South Laguna Community Garden, at Eagle Rock and Coast Highway.

Peterson, who formerly operated South Laguna’s  Village Deli, was executive chef of UC Santa Barbara’s faculty club, where he prepared meals for visiting dignitaries.

Attendees may bring a recipe and rendition of it to share. The public is invited and the workshop is free.


AIR Generates Funds For Nonprofit

Artists Inspiring the Raindrops (AIR) has partnered with non-profit organizations for a fundraiser on Saturday, March 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alexander Rug Gallery, 412 North Coast Highway.

The event is meant to generate funds through the sale of donated art to raise awareness and support world issues through an art auction fundraiser.

All tickets and art sales are tax deductible and all funds go to Women for World Health.


City-Racing Adventure In Store

Previous race participants discover Laguna’s not-so-hidden charms
Previous race participants discover Laguna’s not-so-hidden charms

City Race returns to Laguna Beach starting on Sunday, March 24 with Laguna Beach Art Adventure at 11 a.m. and again on Sunday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

The Art Adventure sends players on a clue-solving adventure around the Laguna.

Admission is $40 a person. For more details and to register, go on-line at


Coming Sale Awaits Donated Inventory

Laguna Beach’s Boutique Benefit is holding their seventh annual one-day sale on Saturday, May 18, where everyone is invited to bring their tax deductible, gently used designer and name brand items for women, men, children and teens.

Drop off dates for items to be sold are Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting on March 30, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr.

Proceeds support local and global non-profits that help alleviate hunger, abuse and homelessness.

3 community datebook Boutique Benefit Drop-off
Evonne Kane, center, and her volunteers.

For more information call Evonne Kane at 959-415-4188.


Fundraising Gala for Cancer Research Set

The Women’s Cancer Research Fund annual gala will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., raising funds to support WCRF.

The physicians organizing the event, Lisa Abaid, John Micha, Jeb Brown and Bram Goldstein, are all Laguna Beach natives.

For more information on the event contact Bram Goldstein at [email protected].


UCI Law Dean to be Honored

The Democratic Foundation of Orange County will honor Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Irvine’s law school dean and professor, on Monday, April 8 at 12 p.m. at the Hilton Irvine, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.

RSVP deadline for event is April 5. Non-member tickets are $45. For more information and to RSVP contact Henry Vendermeir at 714-979-4436 or via email at [email protected].

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