Community Datebook

Holiday Wreath-Making Underway

Laguna Beach’s Green Tree General Store, 998 S. Coast Highway, hosts a wreath making workshop on Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-9 p.m.

In this three-hour workshop, participants will sip on holiday cocktails, craft with friends and learn how to make a natural wreath and seasonal fire starters.

Due to limited space, please purchase your ticket in advance at www.greentreegeneralstore.com or call 949 715 8715.


Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Set

All are welcome to take part in an interfaith Thanksgiving service set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr.

Fellowship and light refreshments follow.

Laguna Beach’s Interfaith Council is made up of churches whose mission it is to “serve the poor, the sick and the disenfranchised.” Food donations will benefit the Laguna Beach Food Pantry. Checks can be made to the Laguna Beach Resource Center.


Entire Neighborhood Holds Yard Sale

The mobile home community of Laguna Terrace Park invites the public to its community-wide sale on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Furniture, electronics, collectibles and possibly original works from residents will be on sale.

Enter on Montage Resort Drive and head up the hill to the office for a map of the park.


Christmas Boutique Lights Up

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach will be offering holiday decor, gifts, children’s toys and more for two weekends, Nov. 22-23 and on Dec. 6 – 7 at the Assistance League Chapter House Garage, 526 Glenneyre St.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday until 3 p.m. Proceeds support philanthropic programs.


Messy Church Opens for Crafts, Carols

The public is invited to partake of Messy Church, which decks the hall with tables full of crafts and activities inspired by symbols of the Christmas story.

The intergenerational celebration and light supper takes place Sunday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr.


Coyote Warning Issued

Top of The world residents are reminded that five small dogs have been killed by coyotes in the past few months and are urged to report coyote sightings to the city’s animal services at (949) 497-0701.

Pet owners should not leave pets outside unattended or leave food out where wild animals can find it, City Manager John Pietig said in a statement.


Police Department Receives Grant

The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the Laguna Beach Police Department a $51,253 grant to fund a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts.

Recent trends in traffic fatalities show increases distracted driving and drug-impaired driving. The grant will fund a number of activities aimed at identifying and reducing the number of DUI violations within the city.


World AIDS Day Events Set

In recognition of World AIDS Day, members of the city’s HIV Advisory Committee, with help from high school students, will adorn city-center trees with red ribbons bearing the names of local residents who have died of AIDS.

On Dec.1, which marks World Aids Day, Kim de St Paer and her staff of the Laguna Beach Community Clinic will give free HIV tests on the cobblestones at Main Beach.

At 5 p.m., Pastor B.J Beau of Neighborhood Congregational Church will lead a candlelight remembrance to honor those who have died of AIDS.

 Winnings Benefit Historical Society

 Laguna Beach Legal’s scarecrow entry.

Laguna Beach Legal’s scarecrow entry.

Laguna Beach Legal, one of the winners in the Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest, and has opted to donate their winnings to the Laguna Beach Historical Society, which is raising money to repair the roof of their cottage on Ocean Avenue.

“I worked closely with Gene Felder and many of the Historical Society board members to put together the Historical Wall at the Woman’s Club,” said Ellie Ortiz, of Laguna Beach Legal, who is also the president of the Woman’s Club. “Gene was so helpful and really went out of his way to assist with the project.”










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