Community Datebook 5/31/13


More Markdowns at Tag Sale

A post Boutique Benefit sale will be held in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Congregation Church on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remaining items will be offered at drastically reduced prices.

The initial sale raised $30,000, the greater portion of which will go to Laguna Food Pantry, providing staples to 85 families a day, organizer Evonne Kane said. Remaining funds will benefit the Friendship Shelter, Impact Giving and Women for Women.


Sue Shows Her Zoo

Join Dr. Sue and Her Arthropod Zoo on Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a weekend at the Nix Nature Center.

Dr. Sue Van Vorhis Key, PhD. has a zoo full of live insects and arthropods. There will be a presentation at 2 p.m.

The event is for the whole family. Space is limited. For more info and to sign-up, go to


Neighbors Prepare for the Unthinkable

The public is invited to the 6:30 p.m. Wesley District Disaster Preparedness Community Forum on Thursday, June 6, at the Methodist Church on Wesley Drive.

Those in attendance will learn the difference between the plan and the reality of a disaster from committee member Rob Patterson, an Orange County fire battalion chief and member of FEMA’s search and rescue program, and Susan Keyes, president of SoCal Animal Response Team.

The Wesley district includes residents of lower Nyes Place to Aliso Circle, but other interested residents are welcome, said organizer Sandi Cain.

Please RSVP to Cain at [email protected] or (949) 497-2680 or Susan Weidhaas at [email protected]


Nursery Digs In for Garden Fundraiser

Revelry in the Nursery, fun, music, food and silent auction benefiting the South Laguna Community Garden will take place at Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway on Friday, June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Reservations at $75 per person may be made at

Selanne’s Steak Tavern will be the wine sponsor for the event. There will be a silent auction for artwork from various local artists as well as for a hockey stick autographed by the Anaheim Ducks’ Teemu Selanne.


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Coinciding with Art Walk, Vogue Salon will host its Bring Your Own Brush Workshop at 1200 S. Coast Hwy on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

After champagne and hors d’oeuvres, attendees learn about the best tools and products for hair styling and care, and furthermore learn step-by-step directions on how to blow dry one’s hair.

For more info or to sign up for the class, call 949-376-7600.


TOWNA Discusses Safety

Laguna Beach Police Community Services officer Nikie Hernandez and Civilian Supervisor Jim Beres spoke at the Top of the World Neighborhood Association meeting last week. The message was one of neighborhood safety and that homeowners should play an integral part in crime detection and prevention.

For emergencies citizens should dial 911, but they are also encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling the police department business line, 949-497-0701. There are free services available including vacation home checks, and security home inspections.

At the meeting neighbors elected its board: Duane Allee, Carol Buss, Dave Connell, Gene Felder, Mark Mani, Karen Schwager, Carey Strombotne, Piero Wemyss, Carolyn Wood, and Scott Woodard.


Convertible Rides the Radio Waves 

Laguna Beach’s non-profit radio station, KX 93.5, is holding a fundraising raffle for a cherry red 1970 Oldsmobile SX Cutlass convertible. The car was owned by a former Miss America and was provided by Laguna Classic Cars. The car is equipped with a rare 455 big block engine has been driven only 56,000 miles.

Tickets can be bought in person or online at Tickets are $50.  The raffle will end on Aug. 10.

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