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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 http://www.gallimaufry.org/classes.html or (949) 499-5060.