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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

May 24, 2010 |  6:00 am
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We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must contain 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: The landmark Gamble House hosts a weekly lunch-hour program that takes advantage of the warmer weather. Visitors are invited to bring their lunch and picnic on the rear lawn or terrace between  11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 23. Docent-led 20-minute tours will be given at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. at a cost of $5. 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena. Reservations: (626) 449-4178.

Thursday: Curtis Fentress, the architect of the LAX International Terminal modernization, will sign “Touchstones of Design: [re]defining public architecture” at this reception. 6 p.m. Architecture + Design Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by May 24 to studio@fentressarchitects.com or by calling (213) 250-6600.

Friday: The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden will discount plants by 30% to 50% at a Memorial Day weekend plant sale. Plants include excess stock from the Arboretum's collections, plants donated by Monrovia Nursery to the recent L.A. Garden Show, cactus, succulents, flowering shrubs and trees, plants for the nursery and greenhouses and specialty plants. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Monday. Free with admission of $3 to $8. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.

Saturday: The Santa Anita Bonsai Society will display and sell trees trained to look like miniature forest giants, and offer daily demonstrations on bonsai culture. Saturday through Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with admission of $3 to $8. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.

Ongoing:

"The Amazing Neutras in Orange County," a survey of some 20 architectural works by Richard Neutra over the last half century in Orange County. Through July 17. Objct Gallery, 536 West 1st St., Claremont; (909) 621-0125.

"The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs," the first major exhibition of furniture and decorative art by the American craftsman Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936), features more than 40 pieces from 10 museums and private collections. Through Sept. 6. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

Page exhibit: Thirty-three artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, graphic designers, printers and more, have each turned over their artist's book for the new exhibition "The Page" at Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions. On the walls will be pages -- one from each artist. But visitors also can experience the complete artists' books in a “reading” area featuring chairs designed by nine L.A.-based architects. Through June 15 at 6518 Hollywood Boulevard. 

--Lisa Boone

Please send listings at least three weeks in advance to home@latimes.com or to the Home section, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., L.A., CA 90012.

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