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Laguna Beach Independent July 26, 2013 : Page 22

22 JULY 26, 2013 seeds harvested in Laguna Beach and have been grown organically. Transition Laguna Beach’s booth will be located at the back of the Farmers Market on Local’s Lane. Farmers Market on Wheels Winder Farms, a premier home delivery grocery company that provides high quality farm fresh food directly to customers’ doorsteps, announced that it will now be serving households throughout Orange County. The Winder Farms delivers more than 300 all-natural products to customers’ door-steps every week. Their service is available at and receive a $30 credit on your first order. To receive this this $30 credit use the promo code “OCLaunch” on your order before July 30. Laguna Beach’s Alegria Farms started a similar service. Singing Bowls Tune Up a Sonic Talk The public is invited to participate in a 7 p.m. performance of singing bowls from China and India and Australian horns on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at St. Francis Cathedral, 430 Park Ave. There is limited seating so participants are urged to bring a pillow or blanket for floor seating. A discussion follows the concert. Info: Mr. Shah at 949 310-3883. Obagi Opens New Location The Beverly Hills-based Obagi Skin Health Institute, recently opened its first Orange County location in Laguna Beach. Datebook PAGE 4 | Town Crier All Class Reunion Set An all class reunion will be held for Laguna Beach High School graduates on Thursday, Aug. 1. The event is ‘80s themed and will be hosted at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. .Appetizers will be served on the terrace from 7-9 p.m. while classmate Nick Her-nandez plays acoustic guitar. Guests can enjoy dinner and dancing until 1a.m. For more information go to www. Yard Sale Benefits R Star’s Peace Work Tag sale donors are welcome to bring drop-offs to the home of an R Star Foundation supporter before Friday, July 26 at 1427 Regatta Road, in antici-pation of a day-long yard sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the following day. Foundation founder Rosalind Russell says 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards supporting Nepal’s Top of the World School, now in its fourth year. Transition Laguna Selling at Farmers Market Transition Laguna Beach Food Group will be at the Farmers Market on Satur-day, July 27, selling vegetable seedlings at the Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall at Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road from 8 a.m. to noon. The food group has a selection of pep-pers, tomatoes, kale, squash, blackber-ries, cucumbers, and lettuce, which are all ready to be planted in home veg-etable gardens. Many seedlings are from The Obagi office was designed by local architect Horst Noppenberger. Led by Dr. Zein Obagi and board-certi-fied dermatologist Dr. Monika Kirip-olsky, the Obagi Skin Health Institute embraces the mission of restoring skin by correcting damage at the cellular level. The office, at 883 S. Coast Highway, of-fers cosmetic laser, light-based and other therapy such as microdermabrasion, stimulation peels and chemical peels. For more info: Ocean Institute Kicks off Home Raffle The deadline to enter the first early bird drawing for the Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle is mid-night Thursday, Aug. 22. The drawing benefits the Ocean Institute and Irvine Public Schools Foundation among other eligible non-profits. Ticket buyers will have the chance to win a Laguna Beach home or the alternate prize of $1 million in cash. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold at $150 apiece. In addi-tion to the grand prize, there will be over 250 prizes awarded. To purchase tick-ets and for raffle information, call 949-542-3600 or visit Concert Benefits Laguna Food Pantry The debut performance of the new Sodalis Piano Quartet reaped a $2,500 donation for the Laguna Food Pantry. The May concert in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church, was presented by pianists Pennie Foster, the church’s organist, Deborah Glass, Daniel Thompson and Michael Vantrease. Fill-ing out the program were several other pianists: Brent Argo, Elaine Converse, Jasmine Madlener and Kyla and Noah Anderson-Clausen. The volunteer run Pantry, formerly the Resource Center, offers free food to any food-insecure family or individual in the area. The Pantry is open weekday morn-ings and is located near the dog park at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information call 949-497-7121 or visit Inside the home up for raffle. Kempler PAGE 4 | Town Crier bee swarm should call a professional, pesticide-free removal service that can trap and relocate it to a bee box or other suitable nesting place. The Orange County-based company, Backyard Bees, for example, offers this service as well as opportunities for home gardeners to learn about beekeeping through classes or volunteering. They will also assess backyards to evaluate their suitability for hives. After approval and training (and the required city permit), homeowners who do not want to become beekeepers themselves can opt to share a hive with Backyard Bees. In return for the space, the homeowner becomes an armchair beekeeper, getting a share of honey with-out ever having to put on a beekeeping suit. The pesticide-free approach to bee removal is especially important because of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Since 2006, beekeepers around the world have documented increasing incidences of this syndrome, when worker bees abandon a hive and the colony dies. Because reduced bee populations could severely limit the global food supply, the European Union has banned the use of some pesticides. In a 2012 report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that pesticides could be among the stressors causing undernour-ished and malnourished bees to die. Many experts say homeowners can help by planting large swaths of flower-ing plants (herbs, vegetables and native perennials) and avoiding the use of pesticides. Your pesticide-free garden is an important source of nourishment for bees working to pollinate food crops around the world. The former communications direc-tor of Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Canyon Foundation, Ellen Girardeau Kempler is founder and chief navigator of Laguna-based Gold Boat Journeys. She specializes in travel planning, writing, and social media training. Contact her at

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