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Datebook: Events, classes, exhibits for the week ahead

Huntington

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Monday: Japanese garden: James Folsom, director of the botanical gardens, lectures on “The Restoration of an Icon: The Japanese Garden at 100.” 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Limited seating; reservations required. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. For free tickets to either the afternoon or evening lecture (limit five per household), call (800) 838-3006.

Tuesday: Chinese gardens: Charles Wu, professor emeritus of Chinese and humanities at Reed College in Portland, Ore., gives a lecture titled “What Makes a Chinese Garden Chinese,” covering design principles and philosophical underpinnings. 7:30 p.m. Free. No reservations required. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

Saturday: Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Jill Morganelli, instructor and curator of the Kallam Perennial Garden, leads a class on how to grow fruits and vegetables organically at home. Noon to 3 p.m. $22 to $25. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Reservations: (626) 821-4623.

March 7: Introduction to Permaculture: Botanist Caitlin Bergman leads this workshop on how to create a sustainable food forest in your backyard. 9: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your gloves. $22 to $25. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Reservations: (626) 821-4623.

CONTINUING EVENTS

“How Many Billboards? Art In Stead": Artists look at the medium of billboards and their role in the urban landscape in the exhibition sponsored by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. This citywide project includes 21 newly commissioned artworks for billboards. Participating artists include Michael Asher, Jennifer Bornstein, Eileen Cowin, Allan Sekula, Susan Silton and James Welling. Watch the project unfold and subscribe for up-to-date information at www.howmanybillboards.org.

The 66th annual Scripps College Ceramic Annual 2010 will feature works by Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman, Claire Hedden, Guozhen Zhou and others. Free. Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 11th Street and Columbia Avenue, Claremont. Ends April 4. (909) 607-4690; www.scrippscollege.edu/dept/gallery.

-- Lisa Boone

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Photo: The Japanese Garden at Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

 
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