Sixty students received the backpacks, which included items like pencils, binders, paper and calculators. The packs were made with different age groups in mind.
The Rotary Club has partnered up with the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach to help out more than 100 students since 2010.
For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.
Tidepool, watercolor event is Sunday
Laguna Outreach Community Arts is hosting a "Watercolors on the Beach" event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Treasure Island Beach in front of the Montage Laguna Beach hotel.
A docent from the Laguna Ocean Foundation will guide guests through the tidepools. Later, artist September McGee will hold a watercolor journaling workshop. Lunch will be provided by the Montage.
The cost is $35 for adults, and $20 for children ages 5 to 18.
For more information, visit http://www.locaarts.org. To register, call (949) 315-5996.
Meeting to talk about government, education
The Laguna Beach League of Women Voters is sponsoring a town-hall meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 at Neighborhood Congregational Church.
The topic will be "The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education," and will focus on whether or not states should have mandated core curriculum as set by the government, and how such curriculum could be funded.
The meeting will be in Bridge Hall at the church, 340 St. Ann's Drive.
LBHS Chess Club needs experienced players
Chess players are needed to join the Chess Club at Laguna Beach High School this fall.
Any student is welcome to join, but experienced or advanced chess players are wanted to help lead the weekly meetings and teach students how to play.
If interested, contact Bob Couse at (949) 715-5927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.