Till Oct. 23
The Laguna Playhouse presents "Shirley Valentine," directed by Andrew Barnicle. The show is about an unhappy housewife who takes off to Greece with her best friend on a journey of self-discovery. Tickets are $30 to $65. For showtimes and more information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Great Plein Air Art Experience
The Crystal Cove Alliance hosts the Great Plein Air Art Experience from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration required at http://www.crystalcovealliance.org or (949) 376-6200. Cost is $15 for day-use parking fee.
Taste of Aliso Niguel
The Taste of Aliso Niguel takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Summit Office Campus, 101 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo. The annual event, organized by Parents for Aliso Niguel, raises money for school activities, booster clubs and facilities. Tickets are $35. For more information and tickets, visit tasteofalisoniguel.com.
Hawks, Owls & Falcons
OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation host "Amazing Raptors: Hawks, Owls & Falcons" from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Space for this fun and educational event is limited. To sign up, visit http://www.lagunacanyon.org.
DimeStories Open Mic holds its Second Sundays Readings at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Unit 3. Ed Kaufman will host. Bring three minutes of original writing to share with other writers and readers in attendance. Sign-ups to read are at 5 p.m.; readings begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Laguna Presbyterian Church begins its October food drive to benefit the Laguna Relief and Resource Center Food Pantry. Collection boxes will be set up in Fellowship Hall, the patio and the church's office. Food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, and cooking oil are needed. For more information, call (949) 494-7555. The church is at 415 Forest Ave.
The Laguna Craft Guild arts and crafts sale and exhibit is from 9 a.m. to sundown at the Main Beach cobblestones. For more information, visit http://www.lagunacraftguild.org.
Dance Journey is from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. every Monday night at the Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Join Chore' Sircello and Billy Fried for an evening of free flow interpretive dancing, set to a variety of world rhythms and beats. Cost is $12.
Wednesdays until Nov. 9
Fundamental 15 Classes
Private chef Maryann Minck and dietitian Melanie Silverman host the Fundamental 15 program at 7:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Learn how to lose weight and change your relationship with food. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Susi Q Senior Center partners with the Council on Aging's Health Insurance Advocacy Program (HICAP) to present "Medicare RX Drug Coverage … Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities" at 1 p.m. at the center, 380 Third. St. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
The Laguna Beach Patience Wright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is hosting a free workshop from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. The workshop is open to anyone who wants to trace their family roots and history.
Smelling the Roses
The Laguna Beach Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. inside Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Club members will be submitting roses for the Novice Rose Show. Judging for the show begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information on the club, visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
Founders Day Fair
The city of Aliso Viejo is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its Founders Day Fair from noon to 6 p.m. at 100 Park Ave., Aliso Viejo. The "Day at the Ranch" includes free rides, entertainment, panning for gold, a petting zoo, food and a Ferris wheel. For more information, call (949) 425-2550 or visit http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com.
The Hortense Miller Garden Plant Sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the Laguna Beach Farmers Market. Proceeds will benefit the garden. Items include planter containers filled with succulents, herbs and seasonal color.
Oct. 15 to 30
"Lagunatics 2011," a musical parody about Laguna Beach, will have eight performances at the Festival of Arts' Forum Theater, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. A closing performance gala will be Oct. 30. For tickets and more information, visit nosquare.org or call (949) 715-0333.
Classic Car Show
The Laguna Beach Classic Car Show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. It costs $25 to enter and exhibit cars. The cost to attend is $10 or $3 for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachcarshow.com.
The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach invites you to a "Suffrage Tea" from 2 to 4 p.m. at the club, 286 St. Ann's Drive, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote Oct. 11, 1911. Dress up in 1911 attire or in suffrage colors (white, purple and yellow). The event is free; donations encouraged. RSVP to Denise Balester at (949) 395-9914 or email@example.com.
The Susi Q Senior Center partners with the Council on Aging's Health Insurance Advocacy Program (HICAP) to present "Medicare Advantage Plans (HMO, PPO) … Understanding Your Options" at 1 p.m. at the center, 380 Third. St. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library has its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Guest speakers include authors Ed Kaufman and Phil Doran. There will also be a silent auction of signed books. Tickets are $50. Reserve a seat at http://www.friendsofthelagunabeachlibrary.org or send a check to 1310 Moorea Way, Laguna Beach CA, 92651. For more information, call (949) 376-5135.
Laguna Playhouse's third annual Moonlight Masquerade, a Halloween party and fundraiser, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Tivoli Too. The evening will include music, food, drinks, a fortune teller, costume contests and a silent auction. Individual tickets are $125; sponsorship opportunities are available. For information and an invitation, please contact Leslie Anne Mogul at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 497-2787 ext. 217.
The Laguna Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse. Tickets are $10. Gary Gould will play the Theremin, a rarely heard instrument, along with master tuba player Charles Warren. For more information, visit http://www.lagunaconcertband.com.
This enrollment/comparison clinic will assist individuals with evaluating different coverages and how to make the necessary changes if needed. Appointments are scheduled every half hour beginning at 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center's computer lab. Please bring bottles of current prescription medications (in a brown paper bag), information on your existing health plan (need to bring all necessary cards) and the name and address of your current pharmacy. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
World Hunger Bowl
The World Hunger Bowl event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Proceeds benefit the Laguna Relief and Resource Center. Food will be provided by French 75, Sundried Tomato, Watermarc, Sapphire and K'ya Bistro. For more information, contact Faye Chapman at (949) 280-2885 or FayeChapman01@gmail.com or visit http://www.worldhungerbowl.org.