FRIDAY: The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail LagunaBeachRotary@cox.net. Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.
SATURDAY: Help build an expansion to the South Laguna Community Garden, shown, starting at 9 a.m. Prospective gardeners and others are invited to help. Early participants will have first choice of garden plots. The garden is at Eagle Rock and Virginia Way. For more information, call Bill Rihn, (949) 415-1312 or visit http://www.southlaguna.org
SUNDAY: Spot local native and winter migratory birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this slow and easy 2-mile Birding Hike from 8 to 11:30 a.m. . Meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405). Reservations required, call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation: $2 per person.
Learn the secrets of Authentic Happiness at a workshop led by Veeder South from 9 a.m. to noon at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. South has a PhD in energy and kinetics from UCLA and is the founder of Advanced Awareness Training. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple.
Enjoy a concert by guitarist Eric Henderson, at 7:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Tickets are $20.
Guided Tidepool Walk
Join a Crystal Cove State Park volunteer on a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point at noon when the tide will fall to a low -0.4 feet. A volunteer will help identify animals. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot No. 2, at the top of the boardwalk near the parking lot. $15 day-use parking fee.
Tuesdays through March 8
Join a Great Decisions Discussion Group, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Assn., beginning at 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. The discussions provide in-depth knowledge of foreign policy issues and are offered by the League of Women Voters and the Social Action Committee of the UU Fellowship. Meetings occur on the first and third Tuesday of each month for eight sessions. For more information, call Bill Foster, (949) 494-7358. Jean Raun is contact person for the evening session at (949) 494-2247.
The Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition's Citizens Advisory Council on Disaster Preparedness meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 380 Third St. Volunteers discuss and prepare for emergencies, encourage education, promote discussion and recruit volunteers.
Winter Jazz Series
Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Winter Series presents The Sal Cracchiolo Trio at 6 and 7:45 p.m. at Hotel Laguna. Cover charge is $10 per show, with food and beverages available for purchase. Reservations can be made at (949) 494-1151. A complete lineup and more information can be found on http://www.lagunabeachlive.org.
Join Mary Gulino of My Artist Loft and learn about her new series of classes in digital photography from 6 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive. Advance reservations are required, by calling (949) 371-3375 or e-mailing Mary@MyArtistLoft.com. For more information, visit http://www.MyArtistLoft.com.
Welcome Rock 'N Fish restaurant to the Laguna Beach business community at a ribbon cutting and mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce. Rock 'N Fish is at 400 S. Coast Hwy., upstairs. For more information, call (949) 494-1081.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's are invited to come to the Susi Q Senior Center from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for an informational meeting and informal discussion. Strategies will be shared for dealing with loved ones who are affected by the disease.
Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening. Dedicated shuttle service starts at 6:15 p.m. from the Laguna Art Museum and Bluebird Center, 1590 S. Coast Hwy. Shuttles run until 8:45 p.m. See Artcetera listings on page B6 for participating galleries. Call (949) 683-6871 or visit http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
Wine and Cheese Tasting
Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting sponsored by Alliance Francaise at Laguna Culinary Arts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (949) 251-1610. Laguna Culinary Arts is at 845 Laguna Canyon Road.
Middle East Expert Speaks
Meet author Sandy Tolan, who will discuss his book "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew and The Heart of the Middle East," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave. Tolan will answer questions following the program. For more information, call (949) 494-3542 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Laguna Beach certified California farmers market is from
8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Lumberyard parking lot, 384 Forest Ave. For more information, call (714) 573-0374.