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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

Angus 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 21-30:The citywide Los Angeles Design Festival includes architectural tours, showroom parties and panel discussions. Free. For a list of activities: www.ladesignfestival.org.

June 24-26: Dwell on Design, the annual modern design expo, features the latest furniture and accessories, plus speakers. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 24 (largely for the trade), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26. Tickets start at $30. An Eastside home tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25; it costs $75 and includes admission to the expo. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

June 24:  Denyse Schmidt: The Connecticut designer and quilter will discuss her work in this lecture sponsored by the L.A. Modern Quilt Guild. 8 to 10 p.m. $5. Art Center College of Design, Ahmanson Auditorium, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena.

June 25: Jo Ann Carey leads a class on square foot gardening: growing vegetables by planting in a grid formation. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $25 to $28. (626) 821-3222.

June 26: Mikiko Ideno will teach floral arrangement using flowers, fruits and vegetables. Noon to 1:30 p.m. $55, includes all materials and vase. Cookbook,1549 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles. Reservations required: marta@cookbookla.com.

June 26:  Ocean View Farms community garden hosts master gardener Christy Wilhelmi, who leads a workshop titled “From the Ground Up: Seed Starting and Garden Planning.” 10 to 11 a.m. Free. 3300 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 915-1123.


Butterfly pavilion: Visitors can see caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies in this temporary enclosure. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through July 31. $2 in addition to garden admission of $4 to $8. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

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 to the wall (shown above). $5 to $7. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 11. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 937-4230.

“Life at the Miramar”: Rare photographs, documents and other artifacts depict life at Santa Monica’s landmark home-turned-hotel from the late 1800s to the present. $3 to $5. Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Public Library campus, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290.

— Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Craft and Folk Art Museum

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