World AIDS Day Summons Memories of a Disease’s Toll

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A previous Main Beach vigil serves as a temporary memorial to AIDS victims.
A previous Main Beach vigil serves as a temporary memorial to AIDS victims.

A candle-lighting and reading of the names of many who have died from AIDS will take place at the cobblestones on Main Beach at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, to mark World AIDS day.

Rev. BJ Beu of the Neighborhood Congregational Church will speak.

In the same location Sunday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., members of the HIV Advisory Committee, AIDS Services Foundation, Laguna Shanti, and the Laguna Beach Community Clinic will be hosting educational seminars, interactive workshops and providing free HIV testing and flu shots.

Everyone is invited to attend this free event, which will include live music.

 

 

Explore Laguna With Guests in Tow

Laguna Beach Walks offers two, free easy to follow, self-guided maps showcasing public art, architecture, local landmarks, coastal blooms, scenic ocean views and much more.

Heisler Park visitors check out a public art work, a stop on self-guided walk. Photo by Jangle Naess
Heisler Park visitors check out a public art work, a stop on self-guided walk. Photo by Jangle Naess

It’s an easy way to entertain visiting guests.

Each site on the map corresponds with a picture on the website to make it easy to find. Go to LagunaBeachWalks.com to request your free maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cox Channel 30 Signs Off

Due to Cox Communications transition to digital signals, public service programs will no longer be broadcast on Channel 30.

Instead, residents can watch city council, planning commission, design review and other city meetings on channel 852 or over the city website at: lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/citygov/cityclerk/mam.asp.

 

Environmental Lawyer Addresses Village Laguna

The public is invited to attend Village Laguna’s general meeting, where environmental attorney and city planner Julie Hamilton will describe ways environmental law can be used to preserve village atmosphere.

The 7 p.m. meeting Monday, Nov. 30 takes place at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.

 

Festival of Lights Illuminates Main Beach

The annual lighting of the surfboard menorah will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, with an Israeli DJ, dancing, a street performer, crafts for the kids, face painting and dreidle cookie-decorating on the cobblestones at Main Beach.

Join in on the fifth night of Chanukah at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 for Hanukkah stories, a guitar sing along, crafts, latkes and the menorah lighting, also on Main Beach.

Previous celebrations of the eight-day Jewish festival.
Previous celebrations of the eight-day Jewish festival.

RSVP to Perel Goorevitch at 949.499.0770. In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Chabad of Laguna Beach, 30804 S. Coast Highway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Program Collects A Check

U.S. Bank in Laguna Beach provided a check of $1,000 to Laguna Beach Live! board members. The donation will help fund Live! Music & Kids, the free outreach education programs at the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club and local schools.

: From left, US Bank manager Richard Frank with Laguna Beach Live board members Tom Ellebie, Cindy Prewitt and Cody Engle.
: From left, US Bank manager Richard Frank with Laguna Beach Live board members Tom Ellebie, Cindy Prewitt and Cody Engle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Jewish Spy Shares Stories

Holocaust survivor Marthe Cohn, author of “Behind Enemy Lines,” share her experiences as a Jewish spy in Nazi Germany at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Laguna Beach Chabad.

Admission is $15.

Marthe Cohn
Marthe Cohn

“I encourage every resident of our community to come hear this remarkable woman tell her story,” said Rabbi Eli Goorevitch. A book signing and sale follow the lecture at 30804 S.h Coast Highway.

RSVP to [email protected] or call 949 499-0770.

 

 

 

Concert Band Tunes Up for a Membership Drive

 

Laguna Concert Band Music Director Ed Peterson and Associate Conductor Pete Fournier invite the public to become founding donors of the all-volunteer group by joining the first membership campaign.

Members will receive acknowledgement in programs and invitations to performances and member-only events.

The 70-member Laguna Concert Band have performed for 15 years in collaboration with other groups in the arts community and at their home concert hall, the Laguna Playhouse.

Membership info can be found at: lagunaconcertband.com.

 

Need for Blood Donors Goes Unabated

The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to make a lifesaving blood donation or host a blood drive this winter. A seasonal decline in blood donations often occurs in winter.

Locally, St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort hosts a drive Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

redcrossblood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

 

 

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