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Get Out: What To Do This Weekend in Laguna Beach

Take the kids to fairy tale plays, learn about Native American uses for local plants, check out artwork made from surrendered guns, get your heart tested, raise funds for animals, give blood, or try yoga while paddleboarding. Sweet!

FAIRY TALES: HANSEL AND GRETEL PLUS CINDERELLA
WHERE/WHEN: , 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Friday, Feb. 24 (that's tonight!) thru March 4. Showtimes vary.
WHY GO? Share these two classic stories with youngsters ages 5 and up. They will be performed by the Laguna Youth Theatre group. For more information, call 949-497-ARTS or CLICK HERE
PRICE: $18-$20. 

CULTURAL RESOURCE HIKE
WHERE/WHEN: (Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center, on the west side of Laguna Canyon Rd., approximately 3.5 miles south of the 405). Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.
WHY GO? A Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist will explain how indigenous tribes used plants to survive. This will be a steep and uneven 2-mile hike (with a 400-foot elevation gain) for ages 15 and up. For more information, call 949-497-8324 or CLICK HERE.
PRICE: $2 per person donation, bring $3 for parking.

LOWER COST ECHO AND EKG CARDIAC SCREENINGS 
WHERE/WHEN: , 2295 Laguna Canyon Rd. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHY GO? SPI and Heartfelt Cardiac Projects are offering ECHO and EKG screenings at a deeply discounted rate, which usually run around $1,500. These tests are available to people ages 5 and up. Supported with a grant from the Laguna Beach Community Foundation. To schedule a screening, CLICK HERE.
PRICE: Tax deductible donation of $85 per person.

DO IT FOR LOVE: AN ANIMAL WELFARE FUNDRAISER
WHERE/WHEN: , 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Saturday, 5-9 p.m.
WHY GO? Enjoy a party that raises funds for animal welfare. There will be dinner, music, entertainment and a silent auction. Guests will vote for one animal welfare organization to receive funds raised during the evening. For adults 21 years and older. For more information, call 949-633-1056 or CLICK HERE.
PRICE: $50.

VICTOR HUGO ZAYAS: MI OBRA OPENING
WHERE/WHEN: , 307 Cliff Dr. Opens Sunday, runs thru April 29.
WHY GO? Similar to changing swords into ploughshares, artist Victor Hugo Zayas has taken two tons of guns and created amazing sculptures. The artist acquired the weapons from the Los Angeles Police Department's gun buyback program, and the works will be donated to the LAPD after the exhibition ends. Also on display will be Zayas' paintings of landscapes, cityscapes and figures. For more information, call 949-494-8971 or CLICK HERE.
PRICE: General admission: $7. Students, seniors, and active military: $5. Children under 12: free.

COMPLIMENTARY STAND-UP PADDLE EXPERIENCE
WHERE/WHEN: Fisherman's Cove, 631 Cliff Dr. Sunday, each hour starting at 8 a.m. until noon.
WHY GO? Join Paddle Board Bliss and Yogaworks for a beach warm-up and workout. Then perform yoga while standing on a paddle board. Sounds tricky! For more information, call 949-529-4242 or CLICK HERE.
PRICE: Free, but call to reserve as space is very limited.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
WHERE/WHEN: , 415 Forest Ave. Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHY GO? Giving blood is just the right thing to do, and you or a friend might need some one day. Donors will be entered in a drawing for a spa package. They will also receive a coupon for a free appetizer at Mimi's Cafe, and vouchers that can be redeemed for an L.A. Galaxy game or a tour of the Grammy Museum. For more information, call 949-494-7555 or CLICK HERE.
PRICE: Free.

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