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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

June 6, 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 9: Orchard expert Tom Spellman discusses antioxidants in fruits and how to incorporate these plants into the landscape. 2:30 p.m. Free. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. No reservations required. (626) 405-2128.

June 10-12: This year’s juried Contemporary Crafts Market features work by more than 250 artists  who make glassware, ceramics, textiles, furniture and more. (Hannie Goldgewicht's ceramic and pine needle vases are shown above.) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10 to 12. $8; children 12 and under free. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. (310) 285-3655.

June 11: The Clayhouse annual show “Put a Lid on It” includes teapots, lidded boxes, casseroles, sugar jars, butter dishes, decorative jars and more. Opening reception 1  to 9 p.m. June 11. Studio open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Ends July 30. 2909 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828-7071.

June 11: The 11th annual Antique and Contemporary Tile Sale at the California Heritage Museum will feature tiles, art pottery, Monterey furniture and more. 9 a.m. early bird admission, $15; regular admission 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $8. California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-8537.

June 11: Hundreds of orchids are selling at the Orchid Society of Southern California's annual orchid auction. Doors open at 1 p.m. for preview plant inspection and bidder registration. Bidding begins at 2 p.m. First Christian Church, Meeting Hall, 221 S. 6th St., Burbank. (323) 223-6089.

June 11: Learn how to replace lawn with California native plants in this two-part class run by Tree of Life Nursery.  9:30 to 11 a.m. June 11 and 18. Free. 33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. (949) 728-0685.

June 11: The Alhambra Historic Home Tour organized by the Alhambra Preservation Group includes a 1909 and 1910 Arts & Crafts houses, 1924 and 1934 Colonial Revivals, and a bungalow whose recent addition was meant to echo the 1922 Craftman details of the original 832-square-foot home. Tour-goers also can attend a workshop on wood window restoration and repair. Event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20. Buy tickets on tour day at Alhambra Historical Society Museum, 1550 W. Alhambra Road. (626) 755-3467.

June 11: Flower Duet teaches how to make flower arrangements that incorporate citrus fruits. 10 a.m. to noon. $80 to $90. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2128.

June 11-12: The 11th annual Exhibit and Sales Festival hosted by the Cactus and Succulent Society features educational displays, demonstration gardens and a plant and pottery sale.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12. (Kids events are scheduled for June 12 and start at 10:30 a.m.) Free. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. (818) 220-8005.

June 11-12: More than 60 varieties of ferns plus other rare orchids, bromeliads, cactuses, cycads, terrarium plants and begonias are featured. Workshops and lectures are scheduled. 9 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. June 11 and 12. Included in regular admission of $3 to $8. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3222.


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. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ends Sept. 11. $5 to $7. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 937-4230.

— Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Hannie Goldgewicht

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