June 09, 2011


FRIDAY: The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a reception for Assemblyman Don Wagner from 5 to 6:30 French 75, 1464 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 494-1018 or visit

SATURDAY: The 11th annual Art of Giving Gala benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach starts at 5:30 p.m. at Montage Laguna. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to the Jeeps' music. Tables of 10 start at $4,000 and individual tickets are $450. For more information or to make reservations contact Michelle at (949) 494-2535 ext. 103 or


SUNDAY: Prose writers are invited to read their works at OC Dimestories, held the second Sunday of each month at Salt Fine Art, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3, Laguna Beach. Writers must sign up by 5 p.m., and have three minutes to read their work. Ed Kaufman will host the open mic event. For more information, email

June 11

Poetry reading and awards

Winners of the 13th annual Poetry Contest will be honored by the Laguna Beach Library and Friends of the Laguna Beach Library at 2 p.m. at the library, 363 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach. Poems are accepted throughout the month of April; a poetry booklet, "A World in Words" will be available at the Library soon. Friends, families, and the general public are invited to honor winners and hear the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners present their poems.

Silver Ball

The Silver Ball, a casual night of serious dancing to live music, hits Laguna from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Dance to the tunes of California Sound, from the foxtrot to the waltz, swing to the rumba. Special requests? Yes, please. Light refreshments too, and a cash wine bar. Reservations and payment are due by June 8. Cost: $10 for Susi Q members, $12 for non-members. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Children's Comedy Workshop

Gallimaufry Performing Arts continues its series of workshops with a Comedy Improv Workshop by Melanie Chartoff, voice of Didi Pickles on Nickelodeon's "Rugrats," from noon to 3 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Registration is $50. For more information, visit or (949) 499-5060.

June 12

Inspirational Music

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