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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

May 30, 2011 |  6:00 am

We'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.

June 1: Daniel Geiger discusses orchids in terrariums at the meeting of the San Fernando Valley Orchid Society. 7:30 p.m. Free. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. (818) 349-8677.

June 3-5: L.A. Tribal, an association of local tribal art dealers, hosts Cultural Crossroads III  a show of traditional art from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Noon to 8 p.m. June 3 and 4, noon to 5 p.m. June 5. Free. An opening party from 7 to 10 p.m. June 3 will benefit Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing; $25. An appraisal clinic will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. June 4-5; $20 fee covers three items. 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (888) 980-2662.

June 4: The San Clemente Garden Club presents a self-guided tour of coastal gardens including the vegetable, flower and butterfly gardens at Concordia Elementary School. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (949) 498-2818.

June 4: The West Adams Heritage Assn. presents the self-driven tour, West Adams’ Golden Legacies: Golden State Mutual Life and Landmarks of African American History. Noon to 4 p.m. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to www.westadamsheritage.org. Prepaid tickets will be held at the check-in point, Golden State Mutual, 1999 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 732-4223.

June 4: Horticulturist Jill Morganelli leads a class on growing seasonal produce organically. Noon to 3 p.m. $25 to $28. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.

June 4: The Southern California Hemerocallis and Amaryllis Society sponsors an annual show with educational displays, demonstrations and advice for Southern California gardeners. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included in admission of $3 to $8. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.


Craft shows: “Ann Weber: Love and Other Audacities” is an exhibition of cardboard sculptures made with a stapler, box cutter and shellac. “Jennifer Angus: All Creatures Great and Small” is a wallpaper-like installation featuring about 3,500 brightly colored insects pinned directly to the wall. $5 to $7. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. (323) 937-4230.

— Lisa Boone

Photo: Early 20th century Indonesian beaded sun hat panel. Credit: From Mark A. Johnson Asian & Tribal Art

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