A self-guided garden tour sets out from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. exploring nine secret backyards of Woods Cove, the annual Laguna Beach Garden Club event.
One of this year’s highlights is a collection of hand made birdhouses.
Tickets are $50 on tour day and can be obtained at LagunaBeachGardenClub.org. The tour starts at Arabella Laguna, 506 N. Coast Highway, rain or shine.
Design Studio Features Local Artists
Laguna Beach native Tania Cassill plans a grand opening at her store and studio, Huit, 1493 Glenneyre St., from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.
Huit, which means eight in French, will offer custom furniture, upholstery and home accessories, and a jewelry line from designer Stacey G of Precious Gemstone Jewelry. Also in store, vintage pieces from Cassill’s travels, local artisan products and art work including May’s featured artist, Wolfgang Bloch.
“I believe design should be beautiful, comfortable, and authentic. Our homes and spaces should reflect our lives, our passions, and our personalities,” said Cassill, who also offers interior design services.
Photo: One of Wolfgang Bloch’s works on display at Huit, a design studio.
Friends Share Their Best Reads Over Lunch
The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library will hold their 11th annual Ladies Who Lunch and Read lunch at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at restaurant 370 Common, 370 Glenneyre St.
Prizes will be awarded for the best hats. Guests can also participate in a raffle and share the books they have enjoyed.
To RSVP send a check for $60 to the Friends of the Library, 1310 Moorea Way, Laguna Beach, Ca., 92651, or call 949 376-5135.
Non-Profits Invited to Apply for Funding
The local branch of the American Association of University Women invites local non-profit organizations to submit grant requests of $200 to $1,000 for needs related to AAUW’s mission of empowering women and educating girls.
Applicants must agree to submit an evaluative report documenting outcomes achieved.
To apply visit aauw-lagunabeach.org or contact PJ Amyouny Gerrard at [email protected] The deadline to apply is May 10.
Garden Club Hosts Native Plant Advocate
Mike Evans, founder and president of Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano, will speak about California native plant gardens at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.
There is no fee to attend the event sponsored by the Laguna Beach Garden Club.
Chabad Course Explores the Origins Of Judaism
Local Chabad Rabbi Eli Goorevitch leads a six-week course that begins Wednesday, May 6, which will decode what has sustained Jewish tradition for millennia.
Interested students may call 949 499-0770 or visit www.myJLI.com for registration. The course will be held at Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Highway, at 7 p.m. 00 – 8:30 pm.