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Memorial Day filled with activities

May 23, 2013

Memorial Day activities in town will kick off with the annual pancake breakfast, hosted by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club, Laguna Beach Police and Firefighters departments from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at Heisler Park, the corner of Myrtle Street and Cliff Drive.

Cost for the breakfast is $5, according to a news release. Las Brisas Restaurant and White House Restaurant are donating food and other materials; firefighters will flip the pancakes; entertainment will be provided by Dough Miller, Rosie Morreale and Dave Lopez.

Proceeds from breakfast will go toward child abuse prevention programs and community and youth projects, the release said.

Following the breakfast, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Laguna Beach American Legion will conduct its Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park. Keynote speaker will be Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), a press release stated.

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Patriotic music will being at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Richard Moore at (949) 376-6340 or Dave Connell at (949) 494-2065.

Those interested in bringing flowers should contact Diane Connell at (949) 494-2065.

Lastly, the Laguna Concert Band will conduct a concert from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the cobblestones of Main Beach. They will perform patriotic numbers, led by conductor Bill Nicholls, a fife and drum feature, music from "The Music Man" by Meridith Willson, the Laguna Beach "weather report" with conductor Pete Fournier and a peek "Over the Rainbow" with sax virtuoso Gary Gould, according to a news release.

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Woman's Club hosts fundraiser for college student

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach is hosting a fundraiser for a Saddleback College student who is facing medical issues.

Sarah Mahoney, who was accepted to UC Berkley as a music major, has undergone several tests, but yet to have a diagnosis. Mahoney cannot walk after having muscle weakness and difficulty breathing from originally attributed to a cold or the flu.

Intensive physical therapy helps Mahoney breathe and regain her lost muscle mass, according to a news release. However, her insurance is wiped out and her weekly physical therapy sessions need to be covered.

The fundraiser will take place form 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 30 at the clubhouse, 286 St. Ann's Drive. A donation of $15 is suggested and coffee and dessert will be served by Mangi Con Amore. All are welcome to attend.

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