Ringing Up Receipts for Schools
Whole Foods Market at 283 Broadway St. on Thursday, April 11 will donate five percent of all sales to SchoolPower to help support the foundation’s work fundraising for the town’s public schools.
In recognition of Earth Month, the market will also host a seed bomb making kid’s event from 2:30-4:30 p.m., mixing clay, compost, and seeds. They can be tossed into the forgotten patches of neighborhoods or yards and grow into miniature gardens.
Earth Day Upcoming
Transition Laguna Beach’s second annual Earth Day celebration is set for Saturday, April 20, to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Park Avenue and Coast Highway.
There will be booths and speakers with expertise in environmental issues, demonstrations, activities for kids, and entertainment.
Volunteers are needed to lend a hand setting up and breaking down the event, as well as manning info booths. Email [email protected] for more info.
Save the Date for Mother-Daughter Fun
Parents of girls should plan on attending the Soroptimist Club’s Healthy Girl Festival on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Festival of Arts’ grounds.
The event will have a variety of activities, special guests, entertainment and a healthy living expo reinforcing the value and potential of every young girl.
“The SILB Healthy Girl Festival has been created to help girls recognize and explore the many resources around them to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit,” said Maggie Hempen, the event chair.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door or online at: http://silagunabeach.org/healthygirl/tickets
Getting the Family In Shape
Fitness trainer Andrea Deerhart will coach outdoor family boot camps on Saturdays from April 27 through June 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Annelise Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd.
The boot camp is designed to build strength, cardio conditioning, and flexibility.
The fee is $125 per family.
Bring mats, water, yoga straps, and light weights.
Playhouse Receives Grant
The Laguna Playhouse has received a $3,000 grant from the Laguna Beach Community Foundation to support making the Moulton Theatre and theatre services available to other Laguna Beach non-profit performing arts organizations.
Former Resident Receives Professorship
David A. Schroeder, of Woodbridge, Conn. and formerly of Laguna Beach, is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven and has been named to the Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation Endowed Professorship at UNH for 2013-2015.
Schroder, who also serves as an assistant dean in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at UNH, is a facilitator-trainer with the Museum of Tolerance in New York City.
Before moving to New York to study for his Ph.D., Schroder served as a private investigator in Orange County, Calif., where he maintained a caseload in the area of civil rights including representing Rodney G. King against the city of Los Angeles and conducting investigations for the Office of the Civil Rights Monitor.