Community Datebook

Wayne Rayfield and Ingrid McGuire were elected president and vice president, respectively, of the South Coast Water District board last week. Other members include Richard Gardner, Robert Moore and Richard Runge.

 Helping Hands to Clean Beaches


Clean Water Now! Coalition will hosts its final Adopt-A-Beach cleanup of the year on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own bags or other containers and help sweep Main Beach and Treasure Island Cove clean of litter.


Volunteers can receive three hours of community service. For more info: visit



11th Moon Shines for Anniversary


The women’s clothing store 11th Moon is holding a celebration to mark its third anniversary with a sale Dec. 9-11 at 1259 S. Coast Highway


The store will offer refreshments and in-store discounts.



Saloon’s Party Stuffs Stockings for Toys for Tots


The Saloon in The Peppertree Lane, 446 S. Coast Highway, will host their eight annual Christmas party benefiting Toys for Tots on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6-10 p.m.


Admission will be one unwrapped new toy and will be exchanged for a ticket to an opportunity drawing. An array of prizes will be given away all night.


The evening will also feature hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and an appearance by Santa Claus. The most needed gifts are for kids ages 9 and 14. Several Marines will be in attendance to pick up and transport the toys.  to their distribution center.

Info: 949-494-0703.



Chicken Advocate Finds a Welcome Perch


Patricia Foreman, a chicken-raising expert and co-host of “The Chicken Whisperer” radio show, is speaking Friday, Dec. 9, at Anneleise’s School, Willowbrook Campus at 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, at 2 p.m.


Her seminar, $20 in advance and $30 at the door, “Gardening With and For Chickens,” about backyard chicken raising, is hosted by Transition Laguna Beach and Anneleise’s School presents.


Register at 213-973-2012.



Starfish Collects Food Donations


Laguna Beach restaurateur Nancy Wilhelm’s Starfish restaurant is collecting non-perishable food and donations through this weekend, Dec. 11, to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Donors will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing which will include prizes of a boxed set of CDs, bottles of wine, and gift cards.


For info: visit or call (949) 715-9200.



Holiday Card Making at the Susi Q


The public is invited to make holiday cards at the Susi Q Senior Center with instructors Mada Leach and Carolyn Machado.


Laguna Outreach for Community Arts will teach collage techniques Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. using a variety of mixed media materials.


To enroll in the class call Patty Koss at 949-464-9535.



Democrats Hold Potluck Party


All are welcome at the Laguna Beach Democratic Club holiday party Wednesday, Dec. 14, held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Drive, at 7 p.m.


Guests should bring a side dish or dessert and a non-perishable food item to support the Laguna Beach Resource Center. Main dishes, beverages, and entertainment will be provided.

For more info: call 949-683-9045 or visit:



A Soldier Shares Her Inspiration


A special guest will share an inspiring story about being a Jewish military officer on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Highway.


As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Laurie Lans served on active duty in the Middle East for three tours, including two year-long deployments. She most recently served in  Afghanistan.


Lans will share her personal story, including lighting a giant menorah in Saddam’s Palace and holding a Passover seder in Saddam’s hunting lodge.


Please RSVP to (949) 499 -0770 or at The cost is $18 per person and sponsorships are available.



Finding Respite


Laguna Presbyterian Church opens its doors each Friday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. for locals and visitors to visit the sanctuary for personal prayer, silent meditation, or quiet time.


The church is located on the corner of Second Street and Forest Avenue. Questions? 949-494-7555.




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