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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

June 20, 2011 |  6:00 am

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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