ART IN PUBLIC PLACES DEDICATION AND SUNSET SERENADE
WHERE/WHEN: Heisler Park. Friday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m.
WHY GO? Artists Scott and Naomi Schoenherr have created a sculpture, seating and sidewalk insets that will add even more to the park's stunning visual delights, especially that big thing out there called the Pacific Ocean. The City of Laguna Beach will dedicate the installations, then at 5:30 p.m., jazz vocalist Lisa Nemzo will performas part of the city's Sunset Serenades series. For more information, click here or call 949-497-3311.
LOW-COST CARDIAC SCREENINGS
WHERE/WHEN: Sport Performance Institute, 2295 Laguna Canyon Rd. Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHY GO? Heartfelt Cardiac Projects will be offering low-cost EKGs and ECHOs to help people detect heart disease. For more information, click here or call 949-494-6575.
PRICE: A suggested tax-deductible donation of $85 per person.
TIBETAN MONKS WORSHIP SERVICE AND MANDALA DISSOLUTION CEREMONY
WHERE/WHEN: Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anns. Sunday, Sept. 23. Worship Service at 10 a.m., and processional to beach and dissolution ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
WHY GO? The Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery have been creating a sand mandala at the NCC all this week. On Sunday, the mandala will be swept into a mound, scooped up, and placed in a ceremonial vessel. The vessel will be brought to the ocean and the contents will be poured back into the sea, symbolizing the impermanence of life. For more information, click here or call 949-494-8061.
WATER SCARCITY DOCUMENTARY
WHERE/WHEN: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 429 Cypress. Sunday, Sept. 23, noon.
WHY GO? Physiologist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi said, "Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." The UUF agrees, and they're co-hosting a salad luncheon and documentary film screening with the Laguna Beach Water District, the Neighborhood Congregational Church and the League of Women Voters. The movie, Irena Salina's Flow: For Love of Water, examines the critical situation between the supply and demand of the world's water. Manager of the LBWD Rene Hinchey will offer water conservation tips. For more information, click here or call 949-494-4568.
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE AND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION RECEPTION
WHERE/WHEN: 307 Cliff Dr. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.
WHY GO? Outstanding volunteers will be honored, a video of 2013 plans will be shown, and new LAM board members will be introduced. Guests may visit the current exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. For more information, click here or call 949-494-8971.
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