Laguna Beach residents Carol Lloyd and Shari Yamamoto recently returned from Zomba, Malawi, where they led workshops with preschool teachers from 12 area preschools and led two days of parenting classes.
Their host sub-Saharan African Family Enrichment, which was started by Dick and Charlotte Day, formerly of Newport Beach, has been working in Malawi for over 25 years teaching at Chancellor University, developing preschools and supporting AIDS prevention programs.
Lloyd and Yamamoto are part of the Gogo Grandparent ministry in Malawi, that gives support to grandparents raising children whose parents died of AIDS. Little Church by the Sea and a woman’s bible study in Three Arch Bay supports it.
Conservancy Members Learn the DeWitt Details
Laguna Canyon Foundation Director Hallie Jones will discuss restoration of the DeWitt city-owned canyon property on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the monthly Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting.
Members should note that the day and location are temporarily different this month, convening on Tuesday at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, rather than the Festival grounds.
Please RSVP for the 6 p.m. dinner by calling 949 235-8277. $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Garden Club Invites Air Plant Speaker
Author Zenaida Sengo will speak about designing with air plants known as tillandsias at the next Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14.
Zenaida will describe from proper lighting to maintain their appearance.
The event takes place at Laguna Presbyterian Church, and admission is free for first time guests.
More info: visit lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
Gelson’s Offers Kosher Holiday Dinners
Gelson’s market offers customers the opportunity to order kosher-certified dinners for High Holiday meals.
Meals can be ordered online at Gelsons.com or at the service deli of any location with 48-hours notice. Kosher parve dinners are available for pick up Oct. 1-5 and kosher style meals available through Oct. 12 for Yom Kippur
Peacemaker Shares His Insights
The community is invited to learn about the Dr. Salim J. Munayer’s ministry of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in Tankersley Hall, Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.
Munayer will also lead the Sunday morning service as a guest preacher. There will be time for questions and answers after his evening presentation.
Jeweler Opens Shop
Gorjana opened its pilot store in Laguna Beach at 190 Beach Street.
The 1,000 square foot retail space will feature signature styles, seasonal collections and a gemstone collection of one-of-a-kind stones, the company says in a statement.
Gorjana will also re-launch their e- commerce site gorjana.com at the same time.
Photo: A peek inside the corner shop at Beach and Ocean Avenues.
St. George’s Celebrates Pets
Pets and their people are welcome to St. George’s Episcopal Church in Laguna Hills for a 10 a.m. outdoor pet blessing service in honor of St. Francis of Assisi Sunday, Oct. 2.
The church is located at 23802 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills.