Laguna Green’s holiday event today and next Thursday, Dec. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is all about eco-friendly gift giving. Choose from fair-trade items from Exotic World Gifts, raw vegan chocolates from Lovesnax, ultra-soft Nandina Bamboo Towels, Lumen Soy Candles, The Juicy Leaf plants, my favorite preserves from Delilah and the Road Less Traveled, and Activeion Pro which replaces household surface cleaners. Owner Pam Sterling is also serving wine and appetizers. Laguna Green is at 1025 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. 949.340.7727. laguna-green
You can help Newport Harbor High school students just by shopping at Bloomingdale’s Fashion Island today from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 10% of your purchases will go to NHHS. Enjoy informal modeling by NHHS students at 7 p.m. (2nd floor). Come hear DJ music and more! Plus, receive a $15 bMoney** card for every $150 you spend. When you are finished shopping take all of your receipts to the redemption desk on Level 1 or Customer Service on Level 3 (before 10pm on Dec. 10, 2009). Some designers and brands are excluded. And use the bMoney cards for savings toward future purchases, 12/10/09 to 01/07/10. Bloomingdale’s Fashion Island in Newport Beach. 949.729.6600.
Tonight you can make a difference for the hungry and homeless at Someone Cares happy hour fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at Woody’s Wharf in Newport Beach! For a suggested $20 entrance donation you can enjoy appetizers, DJ Johnny Paris spinning tunes, and knowing that you are helping to raise $40,000 in 40 days for OC’s homeless. 2318 Newport Blvd. Newport Beach.
This cool holiday light show is unlike anything you’ve seen in Orange County before—guaranteed. Santa Ana’s progressive group, Downtown Incorporated, is projecting a 3-D high-tech holiday image show for you on The Spurgeon Building. Check it out here Greer’s OC TV, but more importantly go see it Thursdays-Saturdays, from 7-9 p.m., at the corner of Fourth Street and Broadway in downtown Santa Ana.