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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

August 29, 2011 |  6:00 am

Home and garden events are listed 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.

Aug. 29: Bonhams & Butterfields hosts an auction of fine Oriental rugs and carpets including Mohtasham Kashan carpets from central Persia and tribal weavings from the Caucasus. 10 a.m. Free. 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 850-7500.

Aug. 30: Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms shares tips for propagating, growing and harvesting organic baby greens. 7:30 p.m. Free. Friends’ Hall, Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

Sept. 3: Rachael Narins of the Chicks with Knives catering and cooking class company leads a free workshop on “Preserving Summer’s Bounty.” The class covers safe techniques for drying herbs, fruits, vegetables and legumes. 10 to 11 a.m. Ocean View Farms, 3300 S. Centinela at Rose Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 915-1123.

Sept. 3: The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden hosts an orienteering scavenger hunt for kids and their parents from 10 a.m. to noon. Included in regular admission of $3 to $8. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3222.

Sept. 3: Gardening experts offer free advice at a native plant clinic sponsored by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Resource materials and landscaping references available.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

Sept. 4: The South Bay Bromeliad Associates present a slide lecture on rare bromeliads  The digital slide program covers remote areas in Oaxaca, Mexico, and a search for hechtias and other bromeliads. 1:30 p.m. Free. Palos Verdes Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills. (310) 377-9773. 


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

Frederick Fisher: The architect has created a site-specific installation featuring literal and metaphorical ruins. Free. Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, first floor, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles. Closes Thursday. (310) 665-6905; www.otis.edu (click on “public programs”).

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. Ends Oct. 18. $3 to $5. Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Public Library campus, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290.

— Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

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