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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

October 19, 2009 |  5:53 am

We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 50 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. L.A. at Home staff will determine which submissions will be made public, but we will not be editing the postings.

Oct. 22: The fall Thursday Garden Talks With Lili Singer series continues with “The Art of Staging Succulents With Larry Grammer.” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $20. Registration: (626) 821-4623.

Oct. 22: Silvia Barisione, Wolfsoniana-Fondazione Regionale per La Cultura E Lo Spettacoco, Genoa, will discuss “Italian Futurist Design” and the movement’s influence in design and decorative arts. The talk will cover ceramics, furniture, metalwork and textiles. 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Decorative Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. $15 to $20. Brown Auditorium, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Bvd. Los Angeles. (323) 857-6528 or e-mail decartscouncil@lacma.org.

Oct. 22: Marilee Gray will discuss how to foster bigger and better blooms for camellia shows at the meeting of the Southern California Camellia Society. 7:15 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. www.socalcamellias.org.

Oct. 24: Descanso Gardens’ annual Pumpkin Roundup will feature costume parades, face painting (noon to 2 p.m.), pony rides, a pumpkin decorating station and rides on the Enchanted Railroad ($3). 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The event is free with regular Descanso admission of $3 to $8. (818) 949-4200.

Oct. 24: The 33rd annual Home Remodeling & Decorating Show plus Eco-Expo and Home Buyers, House Sellers and Real Estate Investors Expo runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25. $7.75. Orange County Fair & Expo Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (818) 557-2950.

Oct. 24: The Fullerton Arboretum hosts "Eat the Yard," a new three-class edible gardening series on how to grow, harvest and prepare organic food. The first class will be 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24. $20 to $25 per family. Prepaid registration is required; call by Oct. 21. (657) 278-3407 to register, www.fullertonarboretum.org for more information.

Oct. 24: Joe Clements, manager of the John R. Rodman Arboretum at Pitzer College in Claremont and former curator of the Huntington Botanical Gardens’ Desert Garden, lectures on “Waterwise Gardening With Succulents of Baja California.” 10 to 11:30 a.m. $20 to $30. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. (818) 768-1802.

Oct. 24: The Orange County chapter of the California Native Plant Society hosts a plant sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tree of Life Nursery, 33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. (949) 728-0685.


Design House: Orange County and Los Angeles designers will be featured in Casa California, pictured above, a design house presented by California Homes Magazine and benefiting the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Public tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, through Nov. 8. Extended hours to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. $35. Free parking with complimentary shuttle service from the upper lot of Quail Hill Community Park, 35 Shady Canyon Drive (entrance off Interstate 405 at Shady Canyon exit). For tickets and information: (714) 840-7542.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit of Casa California: Paul Prewitt