POST-THANKSGIVING WOBBLE WALK
WHERE/WHEN: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/
Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd., approximately 3.5 miles south of the 405). Friday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
WHY GO? Too much turkey? Too many mashed potatoes? Too much pumpkin pie? Walk it off with a slow-paced 2-mile hike. OC Parks Resource Specialist Laura Cohen will lead the way. To register and for more information, click here or phone (949) 497-8324.
PRICE: Bring $3 for the parking permit machine. Laguna Canyon Foundation donations are always welcome.
ROAD TRIP! LAGUNA BEACH HIGH BREAKERS FOOTBALL CIF SEMIFINAL GAME
WHERE/WHEN: Garden Grove High School, 11271 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. Friday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m.
WHY GO? Support your BREAKERS and cheer them on to the final round of CIF competition. The winner of this game goes on to face either Woodbridge or Corona del Mar next week in Angel Stadium. Bring your blankies and coffee and cocoa and your cheering voice. For more information, click here or phone (949) 497-7750 ext. 1220.
PRICE: $11 adults, $7 for students and seniors.
FESTIVAL OF ARTS POTPOURRI EXHIBIT
WHERE/WHEN: Wells Fargo Bank of Laguna Beach, 260 Ocean Ave. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Through December 6.
WHY GO? Come see a variety of works from the summer's Festival of Arts show. Many styles of artwork can be found and many different media were used to create these examples. Artists featured in "Potpourri" include Mary Aslin (pastels), Susan Cox (acrylics), the collaborative team of Stephanie Cunningham and Betty Haight (mixed media), Rick Delanty (acrylics), Robert Hansen (photography), Tom Lamb (photography), Carolyn Machado (mixed media), Elizabeth McGhee (oils), Lee Munsell (oils), Julie Sample (photography), Gerald Schwartz (oils), Tim Shockley (sculpture), Mike Tauber (ceramics), Elaine Twiss (acrylic), Noriho Uriu (printmaking), Bruce Vanderwilt (oils), Vinita Voogd (printmaking), Cliff Wassman (photography), and Annette Wimmer (oils). For more information, phone (949) 464-4282.
WINNING STUDENT POETRY AND ARTWORK EXHIBIT
WHERE/WHEN: Historic Crystal Cove Cottage #46 at Crystal Cove State Park. Park in the Los Trancos parking lot. Now through the end of December. For Cottage #46 hours, phone (949) 494-3539.
WHY GO? Crystal Cove Alliance and CCSP are presenting poetry and coastal art created by students (K-12). These pieces won top prizes in a contest sponsored by the California Coastal Commission. The competition was created to "encourage youth to reflect on the beauty and spirit of California's beaches and oceans." For more information, click here or phone (949) 376-6200.
PRICE: $15 parking fee; free entrance to exhibit.
MONTAGE RESORT TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
WHERE/WHEN: On the Pacific Lawn at Montage Resort, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. BE SURE TO ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO FIND PARKING. TRY TO CARPOOL IF POSSIBLE.
WHY GO? Enjoy a Laguna Beach treat ... a tree lighting and falling "snow" within a few feet of the Pacific Ocean. Listen to carolers, drink some cocoa, and take the kiddies to many activities in the resort. No-host cocktails will be available throughout the resort. For more information, click here. Please RSVP to MLBRSVP@montagehotels.com or call (949) 715-6608 if you plan on attending.
PRICE: Free ceremony; cocktail prices vary.