Construction of these items will continue through Sept. 24 at the church. The public may attend a discussion on the sand mandala technique at 2 p.m. Sept. 23.
From 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24, the monks will chant and perform sacred dances. There is a suggested donation of $10.
On Sept. 25, the church will host a Tibetan Bazaar. The mandala will be dismantled at 7 p.m., and a fundraising dinner for the monks will follow.
The monks are from the Gaden Jangtse Tsawa monastery.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, call the church at (949) 494-9061 or Tenpa Dorjee at (714) 342-7998.
Chabad hosts events for High Holidays
The Chabad Jewish Center is hosting events and services for the High Holidays.
A three-part adult education course begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a Rosh Hashana class, followed by a class on Yom Kippur on Oct. 4 and a Sukkot and Simchat Torah class on Oct. 10.
A Rosh Hashana-themed Friday Night Live for kids will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23. The evening includes crafts, holiday stories and games, Shofar blowing and cake decorating. Admission is free.
Rosh Hashana events include: service at 7 p.m. Sept. 28; service at 10 a.m. Sept. 29; a Shofar Sounding at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29; Tashlich service at Montage Beach at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29; service at 10 a.m. Sept. 30; and a Shofar Sounding at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
All services and programs are open to the community. To RSVP for programs, call the center at (949)499-0770 or visit http://www.chabadoflaguna.com.
Chabad Jewish Center is at 30804 S. Coast Hwy.
Weekly update from the city manager
•Trolley ridership this year was up 20% over last summer, according to City Manager John Pietig. Over the 60-day period the trolleys ran, there were 581,700 riders.
•City tree trimming began Monday and involves the following streets: Coast Highway, Forest Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue and Glenneyre Street. The trimming is expected to continue through October.
•City crews will work on cleaning more than 900 drain inlets and more than five miles of storm drain lines over the next eight weeks. This is a twice-yearly job, done in the spring and the fall.