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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

NativesWe've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 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 won't edit the comments.

Tuesday: Margaret Griffin of Griffin Enright Architects lectures as part of the "Locals Only" lecture series devoted to experimental architecture. 6:30 p.m. Woodbury School of Architecture, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. Free.

Wednesday: Eric Avila, author of “Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles,” lectures on “The Center Cannot Hold.” The talk is part of the Southern California Institute of Architecture spring lecture series. 7 p.m. W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc, 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles. (213) 613-2200.

Wednesday: The Kodo Arts Japanese Antique Show will feature Japanese art, furniture, bronzes, ceramics and textiles. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through April 4. Southern California Artists Assn., #F-3, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 374-9617.

Thursday: As part of Thursday Garden Talks With Lili Singer, artist Leigh Adams will lead a class on how to create a pique assiette sphere, a ball encrusted with tile, broken pottery and found objects. Most materials provided. Bring your own ceramic or porcelain plates, buttons, flat-sided marbles or other items. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia. 9:30 a.m. to noon. $20. (626) 821-4623.

Thursday: Bob Martin, author of "Showing Good Roses," will discuss the anatomy and parts of roses -- stomata, stipules, prickles, mass, bracts and stamens -- at a meeting of the Pacific Rose Society. 8 p.m. Ayers Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Free. (626) 821-3222.

Saturday: Learn how to create an organic, edible garden in this three-part series led by Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne, authors of “The Urban Homestead.” 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and April 10. The class will cover planning, planting, maintaining and harvesting. $130 to $145. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Registration: (626) 405-2128.

Saturday: James Hogue, insect collector and co-author of "Field Guide to Beetles of California," gives an illustrated lecture on the benefits of native insects and plants in maintaining a healthy native plant garden. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. $20 to $30. (818) 768-1802.

Saturday: Connie Vadheim will discuss Victorian gardens as part of the gardening series "Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden." The class will focus on native plants and scented flowers and will be followed by a walk in the Madrona Native Plant Gardens. 10 a.m. to noon; repeats April 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance. Free. (310) 782-3989.

Sunday: The South Bay Orchid Society hosts an orchid lecture from 1 to 4 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free with admission of $3 to $8. (310) 544-1948.

Closing: The 66th 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.

-- Lisa Boone

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Photo: Woolly Blue Curls (which attracts pollinating insects). Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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San Clemente Garden Club presents the 5th annual GardenFest
April 10, 2010 at the San Clemente Community Center 8am-4pm. Free.

A Faire celebrating Green and Sustainable Gardening Practices.
Exhibits and Demonstrations for sustainable gardening practices.
Butterfly and Blue Bird Habitat information
Rain Harvesting
Q & A from Garden Club celebrities
Back to Natives exhibit
Fruit and Vegetable Stand
Community Garden information
Worm Composting
Tool sharpening demonstration at 11am
Garden Flea Market
Garden Club Plant Sale
Kids activities, games, face painting
SC Artists ‘Paint Live”

The community is invited to submit entries in the floral design and funky container contest.

San Clemente Garden Club
2010 Garden Tour
Saturday, June 5, 2010
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

The San Clemente Garden Club presents the 2010 Garden Tour on Saturday, June 5th. Featuring three gardens in San Clemente and three gardens San Juan Capistrano. This self-guided tour includes distinctively different garden styles where ideas for design, unusual plant material and innovative hardscape provide inspiration for your own garden creations. Proceeds from the tour support the scholarship program and community horticulture projects. Advance tickets are available for $25 each. Optional prepaid box lunches available for $12. To purchase tickets/lunch go to www.sanclementegardenclub.com

Contact Mary Mohr at (949) 498-2818 or go4mohr@cox.net


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