The Drepung Loseling Monks of Southern India will return to Neighborhood Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 25 where they take part in the 10 a.m. worship service and join the community potluck that follows in Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann’s Drive.
Their visit through Nov. 1 will include chanting, the creation of a sand mandala, dharma talks, blessings, a prayer flag workshop and a procession to the ocean with an offering of sand from the destroyed mandala thrown back into the sea.
Visit www.ncclaguna.org or call 949 494-8061 for a complete list of events.
Two Watermen Share Their Stories
Waterman Mark Healy speaks at 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at the Hobie store in San Clemente, 167 Avenida Del Mar. He’ll share his life experiences surfing, diving and tagging great white sharks.
Australian legend and world champion surfer Mark Richards paddles in Tuesday, Oct. 27, to the Hobie store in Dana Point to share footage from the Quiksilver vault and his past. The 6:30 p.m. talk at 34174 Pacific Coast Highway will be moderated by Quiksilver co-founder Bob McKnight.
Both events are free and family friendly.
The Witching Hour Approaches
Belo Blow Dry Bar offers a $99 one-hour blowout and make-up application for those who want a professional touch on Halloween.
The downtown salon is located 302 Forest Ave.
Vampire Season or Not, Blood Donors Still Needed
Those registered with the sponsor code lagunap can donate blood to the Red Cross at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 28.
Register at RedCrossBlood.org and bring a photo I.D.
Halloween Walk Sets Out
The Laguna Beach Parents Club’s annual Halloween Walk sets out at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, from Main Beach.
All club families are welcome to join the costume march along Forest Avenue to the Presbyterian Church.
New members welcome. Visit http://www.lagunabeachparents.com/.
Council Honors Local Andy Leaf
Laguna Beach resident Andy Leaf was acknowledged for his contributions in helping at least 3,500 disabled people become entrepreneurs through his nonprofit, SEED Business Network at the Oct. 6 city council meeting.
Leaf, 70, has been a quadriplegic since age 18 when he broke his spine in a swimming accident. Despite his disability, he earned undergraduate and masters degrees and established SEED to provide other disabled people with resources at
Calling Musicians and Teaching Artists
Laguna Beach Live! is looking for local, professional musicians who love teaching and performing for kids.
The organization seeks experienced performers who are comfortable working with students aged 5-14 in small and large group settings. Performances take place at the Main Branch of the Boys and Girls Club on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.
Contact Sara Warner at [email protected]
Chabad Offers Insights into the Soul
Rabbi Eli Goorevitch will lead a new course, Journey of the Soul, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Highway. The six-session class is an exploration of life, death and what lies beyond.
The Jewish Learning Institute course is open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a synagogue. Interested students may call 949 499 – 0770 or visit myJLI.com for registration.
Something to Cluck About: Tour de Coop
Chicken lovers can bike coop-to-coop to learn about the keeping and care of backyard chickens in the third annual Laguna Beach Tour de Coop, set for Sunday, Nov. 8.
The community bike ride features a “coop talk”, refreshments, and the self-guided tour to backyard chicken coops in Laguna Beach.
This is a free, family-friendly event. RSVP and receive information about starting point, time, and coop addresses on the Facebook page “Laguna Beach Tour de Coop.”
Tour de Pink Wheels Across Town
About 200 riders will bicycle through Southern California to raise awareness and support for women under 40 diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Tour de Pink ride organized by Young Survival Coalition sets out from Santa Barbara for Encinitas. Riders are expected to peddle through Laguna Beach on their final leg Sunday, Oct. 25, after their departure from Newport Beach at 8:30 a.m.