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Garage Sale to Benefit Glennwood House


On Saturday, Feb. 11, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., a garage sale is being planned to benefit Glennwood House, a new facility in Laguna Beach that will house young adults with disabilities and that plans to open this year.


Estate sale quality items will be sold at 375 Heather Place in north Laguna.


Call Lynn at 497-2086 for further information.


US War Zone Topic of Talk

Great Decisions Discussion Groups meet Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Univeralist Unitarian Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr., at 1:30 p.m.

The topic that the afternoon group will discuss will be “Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Bill Callison will lead the discussions. Contact Jean Raun at 494-2247 for more information.



City Hosts ‘Open For Business’ Workshops

 The city will host a series of “Open for Business” workshops for business owners and others interested in opening or expanding businesses.


The next workshop will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 3rd St.


Workshop participants will include Planning Commissioners Linda Dietrich and Norm Grossman, and Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristine Thalman.

Contact Monica Tuchscher at 949-497-0745 or [email protected] for more information.



Reassessing Resolutions


The Laguna Beach Library is hosting a free wellness workshop Thursday, Feb. 16, at 1:30 p.m. for those whose New Year’s resolution involved developing a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Gyzel Tabrizi of Ladera Family & Sports Chiropractic will speak at the Library, 363 Glenneyre St. Please RSVP to 949-497-1733


 Rotary Club Welcomes Grant Applicants


The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach is welcoming applications for their 2012 community grant awards.  Applications and guidelines may be found on the Rotary Club’s website,


Applications may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Laguna Beach Rotary, P.O. Box 2, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.


All applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2012.  Grant announcements will be made on May 1, 2012.  Please contact Jeff Redeker at 949-371.-7595 for assistance.





Looking for Helping Hearts


The annual Hearts of Montage blood drive is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., where the public is invited to donate blood for the American Red Cross.


Snacks and beverages will be served in the hotel’s grand ballroom during the drive and donors will receive complimentary valet parking, a coupon for a free appetizer at Mimi’s Café, two tickets for the LA Galaxy and more.


To sign up for an appointment, go to and use the sponsor code MontageLB.


Hosts Sought For Dinners Across Laguna


Ilene Glassman is calling on local hosts to open their homes and address books for the 17th annual Dinners Across Laguna benefit, where guests attend private dinner parties to support Friendship Shelter programs.

Over 500 guests at 25 events are expected through April, so that everyone who wants to host or attend can participate.

All events are hosted and underwritten by hosts who care enough about the plight of the homeless to open their own homes to help make a difference. A highlight of each event is the opportunity to learn first-hand how funds raised help to rebuild lives. Guests are treated to a short presentation by a current resident or graduate, who candidly tells their personal story and inspires listeners with their message.

To schedule or attend a dinner, go to or call Taylor at 949.494.6928.



 Hope for Families Struggling with Addictions


Hope, a monthly support group offering tools to families struggling with addiction, will host a meeting on Monday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.


A diverse team of recovery caregivers will be present to help with recovery issues.


All are welcome to the meeting, which will be at Laguna Beach net-Works, 303 Broadway suite 107. Call Don Sciortino for more information at 949-328-7230.



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