There will be an anniversary party at 2 p.m. Tuesday on Main Beach in Laguna Beach to celebrate four of Laguna Beach's milestone birthdays. The Laguna Playhouse is turning 90; Laguna College of Art & Design is 50; Pacific Marine Mammal Center is turning 40; and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau is 25.
Free cupcakes will be given to the first 750 guests, and there will be a four-layer cupcake cake, courtesy of Casey's Cupcakes, the recent winner of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," to celebrate the anniversaries. The bottom layer will have 90 cupcakes, the third layer 50, the second layer 40 and the top layer 25.
Guests also can register at the event to win a five-day/four-night trip for two to Menton, France, a sister city of Laguna Beach. Registration will continue in the Visitors Center through Nov. 3, when the winner will be drawn. The Visitors Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 381 Forest Ave.
'Good Times' with Chef Jamie
Join Chef Jamie Gwen for a cooking demonstration, food and wine sampling, and signing of her latest book, "Good Food for Good Times 2" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Fleur de Lys in Costa Mesa.
Gwen will be cooking savory samples like a composed beet salad with dill crème fraiche; brown sugar and cracked pepper salmon bites; cast iron skillet stovetop mac n'cheese; and minted couscous with almonds and garlicky shrimp. Girls Inc. will receive 20% of any purchases made during the event. Thanks to Plums Cafe, Bristol Farms, Santa Monica Seafood and Melissa's organic foods for making this fun event possible.
Fleur de Lys is at 369 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 548-0810 or visit http://www.shopfleurdelys.com.
Jewelry for Second Harvest
Stop by Blend @ the Cove in Newport Beach from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for a Kora jewelry trunk show to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Kora is a recycled jewelry line handmade by local artisans in developing communities in Africa. The sustainable business works by paying fair prices, and in turn providing the artisans with the capital to build their businesses. Second Harvest Food Bank will receive 10% of the proceeds and canned food donations are being accepted as well. Blend is at 410 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 230-8252.
South African Designs
Carrol Boyes, a premier South African sculptor and product designer, just opened her first West Coast store at Fashion Island.
Boyes' designs combine sophistication with whimsical details, many with a man or woman figure, and all are beautifully crafted of lead-free pewter, aluminum and stainless steel. Choose from functional and artistic tableware, hollowware, kitchenware, bathroom, desk and office accessories, leather and furniture.
Other locations include Cape Town, New York, London, Perth and Athens.
Carrol Boyes is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-2231 or visit http://www.carrolboyes.com.
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