FRIDAY: The Global Beat Foundation September kicks off the City of Laguna Beach's Sunset Serenades from 5:30 p.m. to sunset at the Heisler Park picnic area. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 497-0722 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY: Get out and pick up trash with Zero Trash Laguna from 10 a.m. to noon at various locations in Laguna Beach. Meet at the following businesses: Victoria Skimboards in Laguna Canyon; UPS Store at Boat Canyon; Whole Foods, La Sirena and Hobie Sports downtown; Thalia Surf Shop; El Ranchito; Yogaworks and United Studios of Self Defense in South Laguna. For more information, email Chip@ZeroTrash.org
MONDAY: Everyone is invited to celebrate the end of summer with the traditional Labor Day Pancake Breakfast, shown, sponsored by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club. City firefighters and police will be flipping flapjacks from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at Cliff Drive and Myrtle Street. $5 buys a great breakfast with all the trimmings. Proceeds benefit child abuse programs.
The Susi Q Senior Center presents "Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's…Early Detection Matters," a free workshop by Patty Barnett Mouton from the Alzheimer's Assn. from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 380 Third St., Laguna Beach.
The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail LagunaBeachRotary@cox.net. Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.
Join a lecture and discussion with artist Susan Thacker from 4 to 5 p.m. at Studio Arts Gallery, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Thacker will shed a new perspective on how her series, "Over and Above," was conceived and executed, and the messages she meant for the pieces to deliver. For more information, call (949) 376-1619.
Latitude 33's book discussion about "Dancer" by Colum McCann is at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 311 Ocean Ave. "Dancer" centers around Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. For more info, call (949) 494-5403 or e-mail bookseller@latitude
Join members of the Townhall Foundation and meet Bill McDonough, who discuss "Celebrating Abundance: Designing for the Cradle to Cradle Future," at 7 p.m. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. McDonough, an author and sustainability expert, wrote "Cradle to Cradle," about how sustainability efforts have failed. To register, visit http://www.townhall-foundation.com.
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