Briefly In Education

March 17, 2011
  • Sierra Woodard, Sage Woodard and Eli Durant at TLC's annual Pancake Breakfast.
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Music Boosters host fundraiser

Laguna Beach Music Boosters is hosting its 17th annual fundraiser at the Artist's Theatre at Laguna Beach High School on April 9.

The jazz event supports the instrumental music departments at Laguna Beach High and Thurston Middle School.

The high school jazz ensemble and Thurston's jazz band will perform at 7:30 p.m. along with special performances by the Blues Offenders and Gypsy Jazz by Club Django.

Tickets can be bought at the Artist's Theatre box office. For more information, call (949) 497-7769.

Youth Theatre performs 'Treasure Island'

Laguna Beach youth are invited to attend the Laguna Playhouse's production of "Treasure Island" from April 22 to May 1.

The production is directed by Donna Inglima and is written by Ken Ludwig, a Laurence Olivier Award winner. The cast includes children from the Laguna Playhouse Youth Conservatory along with adult actors.

The award-winning youth theater puts on regular productions aimed for younger children, usually based on popular children's plays or books.


Families are also invited to attend "A Pirate Adventure" on April 30, which includes a "Treasure Island"-themed day followed by a matinee performance of the classic story. Guests can make pirate hats, hear stories, learn how to fight like a pirate and enjoy face painting.

For more information about the production or "A Pirate Adventure," call (949) 497-2787 or visit

Nominate your hero

The fourth annual Laguna Hero Fest is asking for nominations.

The community can enter a submission, which can be art, film or a story that explains why the person is your hero.

Submissions are due May 1. The Hero Fest is June 5 at [seven-degrees] restaurant.

The MY HERO Project, a local nonprofit, hosts the event to raise awareness for local "heroes" through art, film, audio and stories that recognize their efforts. Laguna Beach also donated a grant for the event.

For more information visit

Tweet Laguna Beach High School

Laguna Beach High School is now ready for your tweets.

Principal Don Austin has started a Twitter account for the high school to stay socially connected with the community.

"Twitter is a very efficient method to communicate directly with parents and students," the school district's director of technology Victor Guthrie said. "Tweets can provide answers to common questions, provide news and relevant information about the school, and focus attention on pertinent causes."

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