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and kittens will be featured for adoption at Gelson ’ s Laguna Beach location , 30922 Pacific Coast Highway .
Catmosphere Laguna Foundation introduced Orange County ’ s first Cat Café & Lounge .
Catmosphere Laguna Rescue is a 501 ( c )( 3 ) non-profit feline rescue that serves Laguna Beach and the surrounding communities every day of the week dedicated to finding forever homes for homeless , relinquished , abandoned and special-needs cats and kittens . Laguna Beach has long been known and loved for its artistic community and embrace of nature in all its forms . Catmosphere Laguna Foundation enhances and strengthens that reputation in its mission to prevent cruelty to animals by rescuing , fostering , and assisting in public adoptions and awareness of the plight of homeless felines .
Details can be found by contacting Catmosphere Laguna Foundation at ( 949 ) 619-MEOW ( 6369 ) or teamfeline @ catmospherelaguna . com .
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and Catmosphere Laguna Adoption Event Dates 2023 : June 17 , Aug 19 , Oct . 21 , and year-end holiday events . Gelson ’ s Laguna Beach and Catmosphere Laguna Adoption Event Dates 2023 : May 27 , Aug . 26 , Oct . 28 , and yearend holiday events .
Gelson ’ s Laguna Beach and Catmosphere Laguna Adoption Event Dates 2023 : May 27 , Aug . 26 , Oct . 28 , and year end holiday events .
AAUW Laguna Beach Awards $ 44,000 in Local Scholarships in 2023
The mission of the American Association of University Women ( AAUW ) is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research , education , and advocacy . AAUW Laguna Beach Branch ’ s 150 members hail from 15 nearby communities , extending from Huntington Beach to San Clemente . Every year , AAUWLB awards scholarships to support the education of girls and women from middle school through college graduation in these communities . In 2023 , the group will award scholarships amounting to over $ 44,000 .
Middle school girls from Laguna Beach , Irvine and Tustin are awarded scholarships to attend Tech Trek , a week-long residential STEM camp .
High school girls from Laguna Beach High , Dana Hills High and Estancia High in Costa Mesa are eligible for AAUW Laguna Beach scholarships to assist their matriculation to community college or university .
Undergraduate women at Saddleback College , Orange Coast College , UC Irvine and Laguna College of Art + Design ( LCAD ) receive AAUW scholarships to help with tuition , books and sometimes basic food and shelter needs .
AAUW Laguna Beach also supports college women students interested in leadership to attend the National College Conference for Women Student Leaders ( NCCWSL ), held each year at the University of Maryland , just outside
Washington DC . This year AAUW Laguna Beach sponsored two students from LCAD to attend this conference , the only national conference focused on women student leaders .
AAUW Laguna Beach raises funds for these scholarships and other outreach educational activities through annual fundraisers , such as our spring Literary Luncheon , and individual donations . More about scholarships and other activities at https :// lagunabeach-ca . aauw . net .
The Chakra Shack Plans to Celebrate the Summer Solstice With OC Locals Metaphysical shop and spiritual community center the Chakra Shack has officially posted its sign-up roster for

JUNE 30-SEPT 3 its annual Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21 from 6 p . m . to 8 p . m . at 976 S . Coast Hwy , Laguna Beach . This free event will be comprised of live music , a sound bath ceremony , intention setting , a solstice blessing , games , prizes , food and drink . The Chakra Shack strives to create a safe , positive experience at all of the events hosted in store for those who are part of and want to be part of the local spiritual community .

The Summer Solstice Celebration has been the Chakra Shack ’ s most popular and sought-after event for three consecutive years , filling the store with individuals from all walks of life .
“ In beautiful Laguna Beach , California , the Chakra Shack resides in a large storefront on Pacific Coast


Highway . Our motto is : Adventures in Energy Awareness and Soulful Living . And we carry these values with us as we assist the community in finding spiritual products and services to promote growth ,” founder and owner Jill Templin shared .
The Chakra Shack ’ s experienced staff has mindfully curated all of the in-store events , including the Summer Solstice Celebration and Winter Solstice Event . This small business aims to continue creating a positive , eye-opening and community bonding experience for everyone who chooses to participate in the events and browse the shop .
More information can be found by visiting chakrashack . com .