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May 23

Denise Puglisi

Jay Strotkamp

Marta Hullihen

Mary Gulino

Millie Herrin

Robb Mitchell

Robert McGraw

Ryan Heimbach

Tommy Kemp


May 24

Jenifer Burge

Jordan Kyle

Mandy Flemming

Randy Hunt

Walt Winfield


May 25

Cameron Jones

Debra Kubisak

Jack Luster

Kerry Rubel

Michelle Bendetti


May 26

Catharine Cooper

Jackie Saffer Miller

Lindsay Smith-Rosales

Mark Meisberger

Regina Hartley

Richard Belyea

Sara Truedson

Vicki Orgill


May 27

Jude Hannah

Marcus Sotelo

Suzanne Lilly


May 28

Steve Kawaratani

Erica Jones


May 29

Bob Earl

Cherish Spalding Craig

Deb Hendrix

Kathryn Mace

Ron Geisman

Sound Spectrum



1. John Mayer, The Search For Everything

2.Thievery Corporation, The Temple Of I & I 

3. Gary Clark Jr., Live North America 

4. Gorillaz, Humanz 

5. Ed Sheeran, Divide 

6. Father John Misty

7. Alison Krauss, Windy City

8. The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Monolith Of Photos

9. Shins, Heartworms

10. Spoon, Hot Thoughts

11. Aimee Mann, Mental Illness

12. Ty Segall, Ty Segall

13. Tedeschi-Truck Band, Live From Oakland

14. Jamiroquai, Automaton

15. Ryan Adams, Prisoner

16. Elbow, Little Fictions

17. Tycho, Epoch

18. The XX, I See You 

19. Depeche Mode, Spirit 

20. Bob Dylan, Triplicate

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Sawdust artists Jason Rate and Sean Hunter Brown install unique art pieces at Arbitech

The Sawdust Art & Craft Festival, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and advocating art created in Laguna Beach, announces the commissioning of two of their brilliant Sawdust artists by the company, Arbitech, an independent distributor of data center products. 

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Artist Jason Rate, Cynthia Powers, marketing director at Arbitech, Frank Llaca, president of Arbitech, and artist Sean Hunter Brown

Recently, Sean Hunter Brown and Jason Rate had the opportunity to install their own works of art inside the Arbitech office, located in Irvine, California. The company’s president, Frank Llaca, stressed the need for supporting the local arts community and taking part in philanthropic efforts. 

Jason Rate’s classic surfboard resin art was featured miniaturized, mounted on every door as name plaques and his full-size resin surfboards hung on walls in the lobby. Sean Hunter Brown’s distinguishing photography adorned several areas, one specifically as a vibrant three-pane triptych of a POV inside the barrel of a wave on a radiant day.

For more information about the Sawdust Art Festival and their talented artists, visit

Laguna Beach 

Library Events



Sat, May 20

Children’s Craft Open House

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Seasonal crafts for children under 12, adult supervision recommended.

Poetry Class Workshop

2 – 4 p.m.

Participants should bring 10 copies of a poem they wish to have read and work-shopped.  Each poem will be read by the poet and perhaps by another reader. Participants then respond with emphasis on positive comments and constructive suggestions. Recommended for advanced poets—this is not a workshop for beginners. Meets in the Community Room. Contact John Gardiner @949-715-7507 for more information.


Mon, May 22

Third Street Writers Group Ink

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Serious writers working on projects (short stories, novels, plays) meet to share feedback and support.  Not a workshop for beginners.  Contact library for more info.

Wed, May 24

Children’s Playtime and Crafts

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet in a comfortable environment where toys and crafts are available. For children 5-years and under.


Thurs, May 25

Peapod Academy


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

For babies, toddler, and preschoolers (and their adults). Storytime, arts and crafts. No preregistration required.


Laguna Beach Library

363 Glenneyre St.


Laguna Beach Books

Bi-weekly Bestsellers



A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Fix by David Baldacci



Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Shattered by Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes


Children’s Books

Colores de la Vida by Cynthia Weill

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by Kimberly and James Dean


Staff Recommendation

The Assistants by Camille Perri


1200 S Coast Hwy


Sawdust Studio Art

The Sawdust Art Festival, in collaboration with Visit Laguna Beach, offers some exciting new classes to the Award-Winning Sawdust Studio Art Classes’ schedule for 2017.

The year-round art education program includes special classes in glass, fused glass, jewelry and ceramics.

Call 494-3030 for information and to reserve a class.

Students may register for all classes online or by calling 494-3030. 

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Class Schedules


Friday, May 26

1 p.m.

Oil Painting


Saturday, May 27

10 a.m.

Basic Soldering



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