The Philharmonic Society kicks off its 25thHouse of Design with a showing of the house as well as cocktails and dinner Friday, May 4, at Dana Point Yacht Club.
The house in nearby Ritz Cove will be open for public tours Tuesday, May 8, through Sunday, June 3. Tickets to tour the 7,097 square foot property decorated by 14 interior designers are $40-$50. A wine bar and boutique featuring clothing, jewelry and home accessories are also on the premises with proceeds benefiting youth music education programs.
Purchase tickets at 714-840-7542 or PillharmonicSociety.org/HOD. Free parking is available at Strand Vista Park, 34111 Selva Road, Dana Point. Shuttles will run every 10 minutes. Flat shoes are requested and no photography is permitted.
Mayor Sums Up ‘State of the City’
Laguna Beach Mayor Kelly Boyd and City Manager John Pietig will present keynote remarks about the city’s progress in 2017 during the annual State of the City luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10.
The talk sponsored by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce is to take place at Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Highway.
Chamber President David Rubel will also sum up the Chamber’s commitment to the business community and its members.
The event is open to the public. Admission is $80 for chamber members; $90 for prospective members; $100 for VIP. Please register through the Chamber’s website, at LagunaBeachChamber.org, or at 949 494-1018.
Health in Balance Offers Nature’s Solutions
Find natural remedies for headaches, colds, flus, sleep disturbances and fatigue at the natural solutions workshop offered by the chiropractic practice Health in Balance, 330 Park Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 9.
The workshop offers suggestions on how to reduce dependence on medications. Dinner is included with the $12 admission price to the workshop.
Reserve at healthinbalance.com
Citizen’s Academy Graduates 25thClass
Nineteen residents graduates from the police department’s Citizen’s Academy last month, joining an alumni class that is 483 members strong.
Graduates of the 12-week program learn the department’s history, how it functions, shoot at the police firing range and participate in mock scenarios.
The next class will begin next January.
May Blood Drive Begins
The American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations and will hold a drive in Laguna Beach between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Montage resort, 30801 S. Coast Highway.
Donors with O negative blood or type AB plasma are particularly encouraged to donate blood.
Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.
Wayfinding Signs Under Review
Proposed design and sign locations for a pilot way-finding sign project were to be reviewed this week by the Planning Commission. A prototype of the directional sign is to be installed at Forest Avenue and South Coast Highway.
The project will be reviewed by the City Council on May 22.
Talking Finances with Adult Children
A free workshop on talking with adult children about personal finances and final plans will be led by Barbara Crane at the Woman’s Club Tuesday, May 8.
“Together, we will discuss the legacy you wish to leave to family and friends and the various steps to take now to achieve your intent,” said Crane, a past club president and a financial planner.
The 7 p.m. workshop will be held at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. Please RSVP by replying to [email protected] May 7.
TOW Neighbors Meet the Mayor
The Top of the World Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Meet the Mayor reception Sunday, May 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Johanna and Gene Felder, 2680 Park Ave.
Neighbors will be able to meet and speak with Laguna Beach Mayor Kelly Boyd, a third generation local.