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August 25, 2011

Group making clothes to send to African kids

The Dressmakers of Laguna Presbyterian Church invite everyone to help make dresses and shorts to send to an African orphanage in October.

In May, the group sent off 147 dresses to Holt International Adoption Agency, who then delivered the dresses to young girls in Vietnam and Haiti.

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Anyone who wants to help can join the group from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the church, 415 Forest Ave.

The clothes will be on display in the church's Tankersley Hall at the Fall Kickoff Pancake Breakfast on Sept. 11. Tickets to the breakfast are $5 for adults; kids 10 and younger are free.

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Find treasures at discount prices at sale

The 61st annual Bargain Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday at the Neighborhood Congregational Church.

New and used items have been donated to the sale, and visitors can shop for furniture, books, collectibles, toys, clothing, jewelry and more. Baked goods will also be for sale.

Proceeds from the event go to the church's ministry, which helps provide food and services to the homeless of Laguna, among other things. The church will also donate 10% of the proceeds to other Laguna Beach charities.

For more information, call (949) 494-8061 or visit ncclaguna.org.

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Parking committee has vacant position

The City Council is seeking applicants to fill an open position on the Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee.

The committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Community Center on the fourth Thursday of the month.

The council will conduct interviews during its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. Everyone who applies will be interviewed.

Interested residents can get an application from the city clerk's office or at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net. The deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 30.

For more information, call the city clerk's office at (949) 497-0705.

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Grant to help sewage lift station

Laguna Beach was awarded a $450,000 grant to help replace the Rockledge sewage lift station and related sewer lines, the California Department of Water Resources announced last week.

The grant funds were provided by Proposition 84.

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September concerts to be held at Heisler

The Arts Commission is hosting September Sunset Serenades, a series of four concerts next month at the amphitheater at Rockpile in Heisler Park.

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