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Be Our Guest: Special Events, Dinners and More this Month at the Village

New Resident Artwork on Display at the Community Center 

A new installation of paintings by Resident artists now graces the walls of the Village Community Center. Art aficionados can stop by to view nearly 60 individual artworks adorning the walls of the lobby, first floor halls, Recreation office, meeting rooms and the Village Television office on the third floor.

Coordinated by Laguna Woods Art Association President Kris DeYoung, this annual community exhibit showcases vivid scenes and portraits, as well as floral and abstract designs using oil, acrylic, pastel and pencil mediums. 

Elegant Evening Dinner Affair

On Saturday, June 1, at Clubhouse 2, enjoy a special night with passed appetizers, a martini bar and an elegant sit-down dinner experience set to the piano stylings of Mark Hochberg. Dinner menu features heirloom tomato salad with wild arugula and burrata mozzarella, and a choice of rosemary garlic chicken with garlic beurre blanc sauce or braised boneless ribs with a red wine sauce and citrus gremolata. Entrees are served with saffron risotto and oven-roasted vegetables with fresh thyme. Dessert is blueberry brown butter bars with Chantilly cream. Tickets for $55 are on sale now at the Clubhouse 2 office. Doors and the bar open at 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 949-597-4286 or email

Timeless Melodies: Ladies of Song

On Tuesday, June 4, in the Clubhouse 2 Sequoia Ballroom from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., enjoy this event that assembles some of the most successful female vocalists of the big-band era. Music historian Larry Maurer traces the roots of many of the greats, including Doris Day, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Smith, Mary Martin, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and many others. Tickets for $5 are on sale now in the Clubhouse 1 office. For more information, call 949-597-4286.


Wednesday, June 5, Clubhouse 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees who wish to receive a CPR certification card can pay $25 by cash or check on the day of class. Attendees also must RSVP by calling 949-268-2356 or emailing

Mediterranean Buffet

On Wednesday, June 5, at the Clubhouse 1 Main Lounge, enjoy a Mediterranean feast catered by Jolanda that includes Greek salad with dressing on the side, tabbouleh salad, Mediterranean chicken with apricots and raisins, lamb kofta with tzatziki sauce, couscous with green onions, eggplant kuku (vegetarian frittata), pita bread, hummus and upside-down berry cake. The clubhouse will provide glasses for those who bring their own wine. Tickets for $18 are on sale at the Clubhouse 1 office. Doors open at 5 p.m.; buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 949-597-4281 or email

Black Market Trust

On Thursday, June 6, on the Clubhouse 1 Patio, Black Market Trust jazz band performs. This Los Angeles-based five-member group features the Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook, with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys and other influential artists. Tickets for $10 are sale now at the Clubhouse 1 office. Seating is first come, first served. Guests must be accompanied by a Resident. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and sodas sold by Martinez Catering. Picnics welcome. Tables/chairs provided. Transportation available by reservation only by calling 949-597-4659 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 949-597-4281 or email


Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.