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Get Out: What To Do This Weekend In Laguna Beach

Help your kids experience the arts, learn about the earth in Laguna Canyon, go green at the Sawdust Festival, check out "The Goonies," or groove to the Sounds of Santana.

FESTIVAL OF ARTS FAMILY ART DAY
WHERE/WHEN: Festival of Arts grounds at 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Saturday, July 21, noon-3 p.m. 
WHY GO? There will be art scavenger hunts, ceramics, marionette shows, balloon art and face painting. Kids can make Hawaiian bracelets and prints created with the help of a 44,000-pound steamroller—that's something you don't see every day. Live music provided by Shelby, Tieg & Tara. Snacks available from Gina's Alfresco. For more information, CLICK HERE or call 949-494-1145. 
PRICE: Family Art Day is FREE with Festival of Arts admission ($10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for kids under 12).

GEOLOGY HIKE IN LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK
WHERE/WHEN? , Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Rd, just south of El Toro Rd. intersection). Saturday, July 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
WHY GO? Do you spelunk in public? A Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer docent and hike leader can show you how to do this fancy name for cave exploring. Learn about the area's fascinating geology, see faultlines and touch fossils. This will be a 3.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (650-foot elevation gain). Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE or phone 949-497-8324.
PRICE: Parking passes can be purchased in the lots for $3. Bring dollar bills for the machine. Hike is free, but your donations of $2 per person are appreciated.

SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL ANNUAL GREEN DAY
WHERE/WHEN: grounds at 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
WHY GO? The Laguna Beach Garden Club will provide all kinds of information to help you achieve a more sustainable garden. They will also have a "plant snippet swap." Kids can create a nature mosaic, a recycled "bug," a recycled T-shirt scarf and a nature sculpture. For more information about events and time frames, CLICK HERE or call 949-494-3030.
PRICE: The classes are free with paid admission. Admission prices are: adults $7.75, seniors (65+) $6.25, children (6-12) $3.25, children 5 & under free. Summer season pass $15; annual pass $20. All military and their family members are admitted free with military ID.

THE GOONIES FREE SUMMER MOVIE AT ALISO CREEK INN
WHERE/WHEN: at 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Saturday, July 21. The bar and grill open at 7 p.m and the movie begins at 8 p.m. or dark, whichever comes first.
WHY GO? This 1985 flick tells the story of a group of children who look for treasure in an underground cave. Order something tasty from the grill, have a little candy and popcorn, sit back on your chairs and enjoy. Bring your own blankets and seats for the grass area. Tables and chairs available for those enjoying the bar/grill area. No outside food or beverages allowed. For more information, CLICK HERE or phone 949-499-2271.
PRICE: Free admission, food prices vary.

SMOOTH SOUNDS OF SANTANA CONCERT
WHERE/WHEN: Bluebird Park, where Cress Street and Bluebird Canyon Drive meet. Sunday, July 22, 5-7 p.m. (No set-ups earlier than 3 p.m.!)
WHY GO? Carlos Santana called his music a source for "a spiritual orgasm." So why not feel a little better with the tribute band Smooth Sounds of Santana? Dancing at the front, wining and dining in the middle and kids can play at the back. It doesn't get much better than that. For more information, CLICK HERE or phone 949-497-0722.
PRICE: Free.

 

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