Laguna Candles founder and owner Sharie Hendricks announced a collaboration with the galleries operated by the marine mammal artist Wyland.
The partnership will expand Laguna Candles exposure to eco-aware consumers, Hendricks says in a statement. Laguna Candles makes scented, hand-poured candles in hand-blown vessels.
The collaboration highlights both businesses commitment to the local community and environment, she says.
Society Revisits Local History
Laguna Beach Historical Society steps into the spotlight in May, organizing Heritage Month events that glance back at the town’s past.
The city’s Heritage Committee kicks off the celebration in the Sapphire restaurant patio, 1200 S Coast Highway with a 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. reception Thursday, May 5.
Take a guided walk through historic downtown between 10-12 p.m. starting from the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., Saturday, May 14.
Set out on a tour of the Crystal Cove Historic District between 12-2 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Meet near the cottage rental office and park in the Los Trancos lot.
Learn about one of the early homestead families at a 7:30 p.m. presentation Wednesday, May 25, in Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. Carol Lloyd will describe the Rogers family, who subdivided downtown.
More info: 949 464-6629.
Forest Swaps Parking for a Pocket Park
Construction of a temporary park-let in front of Alessá Restaurant, 234 Forest Ave., in two parking spaces was to have begun early this week as part of a pilot demonstration project approved by the City Council.
The park-let concept involves creating more outdoor seating and dining areas in the downtown and address possible revisions to the Downtown Specific Plan.
The tiny park-let is expected to be finished today and will remain in place on a trial basis for 60 days, says a statement from the city manager.
Youngsters Learn Two-Wheeled Safety
Youngsters are encouraged to wear their helmets and ride their bikes to the free Bike Rodeo & Road Safety Expo between 11:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the parking lot next to City Hall, 551 Forest Ave.
There will also be an opportunity to practice safe riding techniques by navigating through an obstacle course, a BMX stunt show, free hot dogs, a bike raffle and a child car-seat installation demonstration.
Blood Drive Appeals for Donors
Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts a Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, May 11, and is appealing for donors.
Donors should arrive between 10-4 p.m., at Tankersley Hall, Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach.
All donors and volunteers will be rewarded with a slice of apple pie. To register, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org.
Raising Another Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club, with three locations in Laguna Beach, hosts a gala atop one of the county’s tallest skyscrapers Saturday, June 4, to benefit a sister club in Lake Forest.
Overlook Orange County from the Rooftop Sky Garden in the Hyundai Capital Building in Irvine.
Admission info: www.bgclagunabeach.org or chair Dave Carter at 949 939-6550.
Construction Begins Near Victoria Beach
Construction was to begin earlier this week to replace an existing sewer pipeline on Victoria Place between Solana Way and South Coast Highway.
Completion is expected no later than Friday, May 13, says statement from the city manager.
Victoria Place in front of Dizz’s As Is restaurant will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no impacts to Coast Highway traffic and the work area around Dizz’s will be open nightly during the project.
Feedback Invited on SoLag Highway Project
South Laguna Civic Association meets informally Wednesday, May 18, with the South Coast Water District about the upcoming construction along Coast Highway.
The 6:30 p.m. meeting will take place at the district’s office, 31592 West St.
Details about the project, construction schedules and the impact to residents, businesses, and commuters will be discussed.
Construction is to begin in September and could run three months depending on the option selected.
For more info: www.southlaguna.org.
Resort Sets Memorial Day Plans
The weekend that marks the start of summer kicks off at the Surf & Sand Resort on Friday, May 27, with a welcome reception, cocktails and live music on the terrace at 1555 S. Coast Highway.
Throughout the weekend, guests will have the chance to attend fitness classes, oceanfront brunches, pool-side massages and spa treatments.
Children’s arts and crafts programs will also run throughout the weekend.
For more info: www.surfandsandresort.com.