Datebook: Events, classes, exhibits in the week ahead

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Sept. 17: Architect Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner & Associates highlights his firm’s residential kitchen and bathroom design. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Design Within Reach, Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Suite A225, Newport Beach. Free. (949) 721-0031; e-mail reservation to

Sept. 17: Charles F. Weckerle-Thrun will present a program on “The Culture of Paphiopedilum Orchids” at this meeting of the San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists. Members’ orchid plants will be on display for judging at 7:30 p.m. Talk at 8 p.m. Free. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 335-6641.

Sept. 17: Author Don Sloper will discuss his book “Los Angeles’s Chester Place” at the Los Feliz Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Chester Place is the oldest gated community in Los Angeles, dedicated in 1899 and now the Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary’s College. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Free. 1874 Hillhurst Ave. (323) 913-4710.


Sept. 19: Furniture maker John Nyquist, subject of a Times story and photo gallery, discusses chair design. 3 to 5 p.m. Suggested donation, $5. Cerritos College, Woodworking Manufacturing Technology Building, 11110 E. Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2986.

Sept. 19: Descanso Gardens display horticulturist Rachel Young discusses ways to extend your edible garden beyond summer in “Tips for Autumn Vegetable Gardening.” 10 a.m. Free with regular admission of $3 to $8. (818) 949-4200.

Sept. 19: Casey Schwartz and Kit Wertz of Flower Duet will lead a class in creating a fresh wreath working with seasonal herbs and flowers. 10 a.m. to noon. $75 to $85. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Registration: (626) 405-2128.

Closing Sept. 20: “Edith Heath: Tabletop Modernist” focuses on the life of a classic California designer and her influence through pottery. $5 to $7. Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Sept. 20. (626) 568-3665.

Closing Sept. 30: The Los Angeles Mycological Society and the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden present an exhibition of all things fungal including spore prints, fungal products and artwork. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, through Sept. 30. $2.50 to $7. Arboretum library, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.

-- Lisa Boone