The annual Laguna Beach Compost Giveaway will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the Act V Lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. This is a self-service event; bring gloves and shovels;sandbags will be provided. For more information, contact Liz Vazquez-Avila at (949) 497-0344 .
Best-selling author Richard Louv will speak at 7 p.m. at Anneliese Schools' Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $25. Louv wrote "Last Child in the Woods" and "The Nature Principle." Register to attend at http://www.seedsed.org/richard-louv-lecture.
Art of Giving Gala
The Boys & Girls Club is hosting the 12th annual Art of Giving Gala from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the Montage, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Sponsorships and tickets are available by contacting Michelle Ray at (949) 494-2535 ext. 103 or email@example.com.
Taste for Charity
The Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates is hosting the 17th annual Taste for Charity from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door. For more information, call (949) 497-2474.
Laguna Beach Business Club
Member Mark Meisberger will speak at the monthly meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m.at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Guest fee $25. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachbusinessclub.com.
State Of The City
Mayor Jane Egly will give an overview on what's ahead for Laguna Beach at the annual State of the City address from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Montage, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $45. For more information, call (949) 494-1018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will speak at 6 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn.'s annual dinner meeting at the home of Judy and Don Josephson, 1685 Del Mar. Cost is $60, or $50 if you join the association. RSVP by May 11 and send a check to PO Box 404, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. For more information, call Martha Lydick at (949) 497-7053.
Family Surf Fishing Clinic
Professional angler Bill Varney hosts a Family Surf Fishing Clinic at 7 a.m. at Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy. Eighteen and older need fishing license; $15 day-use fee. Reservations required at http://www.fishthesurf.com.
Till May 20