Community Datebook



Labyrinth Reopens for Spring Meditation


Enter Neighborhood Congregational Church’s labyrinth Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to meditate on the seeds of transformation.


Transition Laguna volunteers return to continue transforming the church grounds into an edible garden.


Meet the Mayor at Neighborhood Meeting


The Top of the World Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Meet the Mayor reception on Sunday, April 22, from 4-5 p.m.


The reception, where neighbors will be able to meet and provide input to Laguna Beach Mayor Jane Egly, will be held at the home of Jess and LaVon Dines, 2945 Zell Dr.


For information, call Piero Wemyss at 279-8645



Architect Conducts Home Tour


In a rare opportunity to experience an architect’s design insight in situ, renowned local architect Mark Singer conducts a tour Wednesday, April 25, of an oceanfront Laguna home whose builders pursued LEED Gold certification, a Laguna Friends of Architecture event.

Afterwards, Singer will describe the complications and challenges en route to its design solutions. “When a home is completed and experienced, it is often difficult to understand the analysis, approach and strategies that led to the solution,” said Singer.

The tour and presentation is free, however a donation is requested of $5. The meetup will be held at 992 Ocean Front, at 6:30 p.m. Go to for a preview of the property.

Info: Contact Sean McCracken, at [email protected] or 949-290-5317.


Kids’ Photo ID Cards Issued


Resources in Motion will be issuing photo ID cards April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for member of the Boys & Girls Club, at 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd.


For further info: call Terry Anne at 949-494-2535 ext. 107 or via e-mail at [email protected].



Prayer Breakfast Honors Volunteers


The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council invites all residents and guests to its fifth annual prayer breakfast, coinciding with the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. at Mission Hospital, 31872 S. Coast Highway.


Two keynote speakers will be featured: Rev. Rosalind Russell of R Star Foundation and Joyce Hansen of Rising Star Outreach. Both will focus on the “star” qualities of volunteerism and honor several volunteers.


A special performance by the Latter Day Saint’s Children’s Choir is also scheduled.


RSVP no later than April 23 to [email protected].


Art Auction Helps Glennwood Open its Doors


Glennwood House’s second annual art auction fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, from 2-5 p.m. at 2130 S. Coast Highway.


The afternoon reception will include appetizers provided by The Beach House restaurant.


Proceeds will benefit this future Laguna Beach home for 50 young adults with developmental disabilities, which expects to open later this year.


Those interested in donating should make checks payable to Glennwood Housing Foundation, 101 Pacifica #255, Irvine, CA 92618.

Spending Cinco de Mayo with Ebell


Sylvia Newton-Robbins, left, and Ebell Club president Amy Altier gear up in anticipation of the club fundraiser. Photo by Don Romero

The Ebell Club’s Kentucky Derby party and fundraiser, takes place on Saturday, May 5, at the Surf and Sand Resort, 1555 S. Coast Highway.


Post time is 1:30 p.m., where guests can enjoy feasting on a Cinco de Mayo buffet and sipping special Derby drinks.


All proceeds from the $65 per person event go to club philanthropies.


For more info or to purchase tickets contact Amy Altieri at [email protected], or 949-637-1903.



Gala Celebrates Club Supporters


The Art of Giving Gala, dedicated to philanthropy and friendship in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, is set for Saturday, May 12, from 5:30-11 p.m.

Kirsten and Robert Whalen, Boys and Girls Club supporters, check out the premises prior to the gala.

at the Montage Laguna, 30801 S. Coast Highway.


The attire for the evening is sparkly and cool casual.


Info and tickets are available by contacting Michelle Ray at 949-494-2535×103 or [email protected].

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