Till Oct. 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.
David R. Stoecklein, author of "Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea" will sign copies of his book and answer questions from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. His book holds more than 150 color photographs of preserved land and open space in Southern California.
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.
Free Shred Day
Free shredding services will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Laguna Niguel branch of the San Diego County Credit Union, 32341 Golden Lantern, Suite A. Bring no more than two boxes of personal and confidential information to be shredded.
Core Movement Studio offers a guided meditation from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1440-A S. Coast Hwy. Cost is $25. RSVP to Treva at (949) 715-0350. For more information, visit http://www.coremovementlaguna.com.
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.
The Jason Feddy Band and John Gardiner will perform "Shakespeare's Fool," songs and speeches from Shakespeare's plays, at the Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. The night includes a buffet of Old English pub food at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door.
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.
There will be a blood drive from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Tankersley Hall of Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Sign up online at http://www.redcrossblood.org with sponsor code lagunap or call the church at (949) 494-7555. Donors receive VIP tickets to Laugh Factory and a free appetizer at Mimi's Café.
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.
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.
The Laguna Beach Parents Club will put on its annual Halloween Parade from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Main Beach. The club will also be collecting diapers at the parade to help homeless families. For more information, call Mary Beth Pugh at (949) 315-9856.
The girls' volleyball alumni match will be at 5 p.m. (frosh/soph vs. junior varsity) and 6:30 p.m. (varsity vs. alumni) at Dugger Gym at Laguna Beach High School. Admission is $10 with proceeds going to the girls' volleyball program. Raffle and silent auction items are needed, as well as alumni players to participate. For more information, contact Jeff Greenough at email@example.com.
Oct. 28 to Oct. 30
Jazz Festival at Soka
The three-day Soka BluePort Jazz Festival will be at Soka University of America's new Performing Arts Center. A festival package with tickets to all four concerts is $84. For seniors and students with ID, the cost is $63. Individual concert tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, call (949) 480-4278 or visit http://www.performingarts.soka.edu.
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.
SEEDS and Anneliese Schools are throwing Oktoberfest from noon to 6 p.m. at the Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. Admission is $2. The festival will feature German food, games, a bounce house and a raffle. For more information, visit http://www.seedsed.org/oktoberfest.
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.
The Susi Q Senior Center hosts a Caregiving 101 for Family Caregivers class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the center, 380 Third St. The class taught by Janis E. Adams will teach how to care for elderly parents or spouses.
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.
ZeroTrash Laguna celebrates its fourth birthday with its 48th consecutive cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon. There are five locations: Hobie Sports, Laguna Beach High School, Thalia Surf Shop, El Ranchito and United Studios of Self Defense. For more information, call (949) 275-2615 or email Chip@ZeroTrash.org.
The sixth annual Harvest Faire festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Journey School, 27102 Foxborough, Aliso Viejo. The afternoon includes vendors, crafts, games and food. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in renaissance costumes. Proceeds will benefit the school.
Memoir Author Speaks
Author Sharrie Williams will speak at 5 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Williams wrote the family memoir "The Maybelline Story … and The Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It." The event also gives attendees the chance to talk with members of the American Assn. of University Women —Laguna Beach.
Arnold Hano Program
The Laguna Beach Historical Society presents "Arnold Hano: History Not Always Made by a Committee" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The program will be taped and show on Cox cable channel 30.
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.