September 16, 2010
  • SATURDAY: Get out into the backcountry at Crystal Cove State Park. Join a state park volunteer at 8 a.m. for a guided 3-5 mile hike. Meet at El Moro Visitor Center (from Coast Highway, turn inland at stoplight for School-State Park.) $15 day-use parking fee.
SATURDAY: Get out into the backcountry at Crystal Cove… (Scott Smeltzer,…)


Rotary Meeting

The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit

'The Dust' Fundraiser

Help filmmakers Kailee McGee and Rich Costales complete their film project about the Sawdust Festival at a fundraising soirée from 8 to 10:30 p.m. with a silent auction of donated goods from Sawdust artists and local businesses, at 805 Laguna Canyon Road, near the festival grounds. To RSVP or donate to the silent auction, contact

Book Signing

Joseph Mattson will sign his new book, "Empty the Sun," at 6 p.m. at Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave.

Friday through Sunday

Meet Ethel Merman

Don't miss Rita McKenzie's recreation of Ethel Merman, the queen of the Broadway musical, with many of her trademark songs, in "Ethel Merman's Broadway," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Shows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36 to $70. For more information, call 949-497-2787 or visit


Today through Sept. 24

Free Computer Classes

Free computer classes will be offered in September at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. A Basic Computer Skills Class will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. today. A Beyond the Basics Class will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sept. 24 To register, contact Jim McCarty Tuesdays through Saturdays at (949) 497-1733. All participants must register in person. No walk-ins.

Friday through Oct. 29

Estate Planning Series

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation continues its free eight-week workshop series, "It's Your Estate" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St. Moderated by Peter Kote, the series provides an opportunity to develop more awareness of financial and estate planning, to learn practical suggestions on how to find competent and ethical advisors and encourage tax-wise charitable giving. To register, call (949) 315-9261 or e-mail For more information, visit


Preschool Anniversary Reunion

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