Community Datebook


Pour On the Syrup and Celebrate a Bluebird Anniversary


Patrons of TLC ready for a breakfast party, sponsored by Las Brisas restaurant.

TLC and The Boys & Girls Club celebrate their seven-year union at an annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 28.


Flapjacks will be served in Bluebird Park from 8-10:30 a.m.


Tickets are $5. Contact Monica at 949-494-7630 or at [email protected] for more information.


Friends Host Short Sale Workshop


A workshop on successfully negotiating short sales, often a complex and frustrating transaction for both buyer and seller, starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the DeBilzan Gallery, 224 Forest Ave.


The free Friends of Real Estate program coordinated by Sean McCracken will be conducted by Haig Barsamian, president of Barsam & Associates. Discussion will include sizing up a short sale, eliminating pitfalls and how to get offers accepted by seller and lender.


For more info : go to Laguna Friends of Real Estate on or email [email protected].


Drag Queens Going to the Dogs


Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park will host “Drag Queen Bingo” at Hennessey’s Tavern in Dana Point, 34111 La Plaza, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 20.


Jeff Bowman will call the bingo games in drag, keeping the players in stitches. Guys, take your inner diva out for a spin and enter the drag queen costume contest, with prizes for the best overall costume, the best Marilyn Monroe, the best Cher, and the best Lady Gaga.


The $50 ticket price includes dinner, 10 bingo games and prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park.




Rollinger Campaigns on Earth Day


Betsy and Gary Jenkins host supporters of incumbent City Council member and candidate Verna Rollinger in an $85 per person fundraiser at their home, 1739 Alisos, Sunday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributors can tour the garden with designer Jeff Powers, enjoy the view, sample wine and hors d’oeuvres and bid on treasures. RSVP to 4949-9878.


Group Aids Families With Addictions


HOPE, a monthly support group, is offering education, encouragement, support and tools for families of youth struggling with addictions.


The next meeting is scheduled on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Laguna Beach Net-Works, 303 Broadway, suite 107.


For more info: call Don Sciortino at 949-328-7230.


Prayer Walking And Prayer Coloring


Laguna Presbyterian Church is offering worshipers instruction and practice of a ”unique” prayer form Fridays, April 13 and 20.


Alice Jensen will facilitate Prayer Walking this week and next Friday, April 20, Joan Trivett will instruct and lead Praying in Color where participants will “doodle” prayers.


Questions? Contact [email protected] or 949-494-76578.


Spay or Neuter Pets for Free


The Laguna Beach Annual Shelter offers residents of Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods to spay and neuter their pets for free next month.


Each pet will be evaluated by a veterinarian and if the pet requires additional medical attention, the owner will be responsible for additional costs.


To schedule an appointment, call 949-497-3552 between April 15 and April 30.


Filling Carts and Helping Those With Disabilities


Customers of Pavilions grocery store, 600 N. Coast Highway, who contribute to Easter Seals Disability Services during April will contribute to services provided to local residents with disabilities.


Donations help Easter Seals provide job training and employment opportunities and other services that help adults learn daily living and social skills.


For more info: visit


Pink Ball Rolls into Town


Supporters of breast cancer awareness will “Flourish, Hope, Live” at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., during the Susan G. Komen for the Cure sixth annual Pink Tie Ball on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m.


Guests will enjoy of food and entertainment and live auctions that include murals by breast cancer survivors.


Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will support local programs for underserved women and 25 percent fund research.


Tickets are $350 per person or $3,500 for a table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


For any info: contact Tami Thompson at 714-957-9157 or at [email protected]


Guild Fashion Show Benefits AIDS Services


The Friends of Dorothy Guild holds its annual spring fashion show benefiting AIDS Services Foundation OC on May 23 starting at 6 p.m at Susie and Kevin Coleman’s warehouse at 3130 Airway Ave. in Costa Mesa.


This year’s show includes live commentary by Guild founder and chair Barbara Venezia and OC Register editor John Fabris.


Tickets are $65 for non-members and $55 for guild members. Info: visit


OCTA Seeks Citizen Advisors


The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee. Applications are being accepted through April 30.


Candidates must be at least 18, live in Orange County, willing to participate for a two-year term and demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and transportation issues.


For additional info: visit or contact Alice Rogan at 714-560-5577 or [email protected].

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