Community Datebook 7/26/13


Master Gardener Sows SEEDS

From left, Katelyn Kolberg, Olivia Markman and Keala Henry in their element.
From left, Katelyn Kolberg, Olivia Markman and Keala Henry in their element.

City Council member Toni Iseman awarded junior master gardener certificates recently to Laguna Beach elementary school students Katelyn Kolberg, Keala Henry, and Olivia Markman. The girls completed a yearlong program taught by master gardener Sharael Kolberg of SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc.

SEEDS, which stands for “Strengthen, Enrich, Enliven, Develop, Spark,” is a Laguna Beach-based non-profit that promotes children’s education, health and environmental stewardship.



Gardeners Share Their Summer Harvest

Garden fans at an event earlier this year.
Garden fans at an event earlier this year; video above from Sunday’s summer party.

South Laguna Community Garden Park supporters will be celebrating at the annual Summer Garden Festival on Sunday, July 28, 4-7 p.m., at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway.

Fans will enjoy live music from the Garden Band and children’s activities. Participants are asked to bring a dish to serve 10, your own tableware and drinks to share.



All Class Reunion Set

An all class reunion will be held for Laguna Beach High School graduates on Thursday, Aug. 1. This event is ‘80s themed and will be hosted at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road.

Arrive on the red carpet at 7 p.m. for interviews with style diva, Lisa Berman. Appetizers will be served on the terrace from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. while classmate Nick Hernandez plays acoustic. Guests can enjoy dinner and dance the night away with DJ Richard Blade from 9 p.m. until 1a.m.

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Yard Sale Benefits R Star’s Peace Work

Tag sale donors are welcome to bring drop-offs to the home of an R Star Foundation supporter before Friday, July 26 at 1427 Regatta Road, in anticipation of a day-long yard sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the following day.

Foundation founder Rosalind Russell says 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards supporting Nepal’s Top of the World School, now in its fourth year.


Transition Laguna Selling at Farmers Market

Transition Laguna Beach Food Group will be at the Farmers Market on Saturday, July 27, selling vegetable seedlings at the Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall at Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road from 8 a.m. to noon.

The food group has a selection of peppers, tomatoes, kale, squash, blackberries, cucumbers, and lettuce, which are all ready to be planted in home vegetable gardens. Many seedlings are from seeds harvested in Laguna Beach and have been grown organically. Transition Laguna Beach’s booth will be located at the back of the Farmers Market on Local’s Lane.


Farmers Market on Wheels

Winder Farms, a premier home delivery grocery company that provides high quality farm fresh food directly to customers’ doorsteps, announced that it will now be serving households throughout Orange County. The Winder Farms delivers more than 300 all-natural products to customers’ doorsteps every week.

Their service is available at and receive a $30 credit on your first order. To receive this this $30 credit use the promo code “OCLaunch” on your order before July 30.

Laguna Beach’s Alegria Farms started a similar service.


Singing Bowls Tune Up a Sonic Talk

The public is invited to participate in a 7 p.m. performance of singing bowls from China and India and Australian horns on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at St. Francis Cathedral, 430 Park Ave.

There is limited seating so participants are urged to bring a pillow or blanket for floor seating. A discussion follows the concert.

Info: Mr. Shah  at 949  310-3883.


Obagi Opens New Location

The Beverly Hills-based Obagi Skin Health Institute, recently opened its first Orange County location in Laguna Beach.

Led by Dr. Zein Obagi and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, the Obagi Skin Health Institute embraces the mission of restoring skin by correcting damage at the cellular level.

The office, at 883 S. Coast Highway, offers cosmetic laser, light-based and other therapy such as microdermabrasion, stimulation peels and chemical peels.

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Ocean Institute Kicks off Home Raffle

A peak at the home up for giveaway.
A peak at the home up for giveaway.

The deadline to enter the first early bird drawing for the Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle is midnight Thursday, Aug. 22.

The drawing benefits the Ocean Institute and Irvine Public Schools Foundation among other eligible non-profits. Ticket buyers will have the chance to win a Laguna Beach home or the alternate prize of $1 million in cash.

Only 20,000 tickets will be sold at $150 apiece. In addition to the grand prize, there will be over 250 prizes awarded.

To purchase tickets and for raffle information, call 949-542-3600 or visit


Concert Benefits Laguna Food Pantry

The debut performance of the new Sodalis Piano Quartet reaped a $2,500 donation for the Laguna Food Pantry.

The May concert, performed in the sanctuary of the Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, was presented by pianists Pennie Foster, the church’s organist, Deborah Glass, Daniel Thompson and Michael Vantrease. Joining the newly formed quartet on the program were several other pianists: Brent Argo, Elaine Converse, Jasmine Madlener and Kyla and Noah Anderson-Clausen.

The Laguna Food Pantry, formerly the Laguna Resource Center, offers free, fresh, nutritious food to any food-insecure family or individual in the Laguna Beach area. The Pantry is open weekday mornings and is located near the dog park at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road. The pantry is run entirely by volunteers. For more information call 949-497-7121 or visit

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