Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead


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Tuesday: A for-credit course offered through Mount San Antonio College and held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden covers basic horticulture skills and techniques for use in gardening, nursery and landscape. The emphasis is on propagation, cultural practices and the study of plant relationships, structure, growth and development. Students must attend the first class or register through the college before the class begins. 6 to 9:10 p.m. $30 Tuesdays through Dec. 10. $30 payable to the arboretum, $75 payable to the college. For information, call the arboretum at (626) 821-4624 or Mount SAC at (909) 594-5611, Ext. 4540.


Friday through Sunday: The Anaheim Home & Garden Show features hundreds of exhibits, seminars, room vignettes, display gardens, home products and flower and plant sale. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free on Friday, $5 to $7 other days. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim. (714) 622-5031.

Saturday: Master arborist Susan Sims and certified arborist Chuck Owen present a live pruning demonstration at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s oak tree collection. Sims and Owen will discuss and demonstrate the process of pruning a mature oak from start to finish, including diagnosis, technique and maintenance. 9 to 11 a.m. in the Cultivar Garden, with additional instruction and presentation indoors. Free. 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont. Reservations required: (909) 625-8767, Ext. 224.

Saturday: Create your own miniature garden in this fairy garden class. 10 a.m. Free with the purchase of materials. Cottage Home and Garden, 31720 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano. (949) 493-3920.

Saturday: The latest Case Study home tour will begin at Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades, designed and built by Charles and Ray Eames. The tour will then move to the Hollywood Hills, where Eames Foundation docent Andrew Edelstein will lead a tour of Case Study House No. 22, Pierre Koenig’s steel and glass residence also known as the Stahl House. 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $99 and include transportation between the two homes. Reservations: (310) 977-4228;

Saturday and Sunday: Palos Verdes Begonia Society’s annual show and sale features a display of special begonias as well as large sale of unusual plants from specialty vendors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Sunday. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free with admission of $3 to $8. (310) 544-1948.

Sunday: The L.A. Flea Market, pictured above, consists of 400 vendors, gourmet food trucks, live entertainment and rides for children. General admission with free parking is $7 and allows admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; an early-bird ticket is $10 and allows admission at 7 a.m. Market remains open until 5 p.m. VIP tickets, $15, will include early admission and carryout service. Preferred parking $10. Kids younger than 12 get in free. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles.


Closing Sunday: “Technorganic: Evolutionary Art and Design,” an exhibition of artworks and mass-produced designs by Marcel Wanders, Karim Rashid, Ron Arad, Philippe Starck, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Objct Gallery, 536 W. 1st St., Claremont. (909) 621-0125.


Brown Bag Tuesdays: The Gamble House, the Arts and Crafts landmark designed by Charles and Henry Greene continues a weekly lunch program. Visitors are invited to picnic on the rear lawn or terrace of the 1908 estate between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Twenty-minute docent-led tours will be given at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. for $5, through Oct. 23. 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena; (626) 793-3334. Reservations: (626) 449-4178.

Design biennial: The Pasadena Museum of California Art’s fourth California Design Biennial, titled “Action/Reaction,” will highlight work in industrial design, fashion, graphics, transportation and architecture. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Nov. 1. $5 to $7. 490 E. Union St. (626) 568-3665.

Neutra show: The traveling survey “The Amazing Neutras in Orange County” highlights 20 works by noted midcentury architect Richard Neutra. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery open noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, through Oct. 2. Gallery remains open until 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Free. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 644-6269.

Rohlfs exhibition: The first major exhibition of furniture and decorative art by the American craftsman Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936) features more than 40 pieces from 10 museums and private collections. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. Closed Tuesdays. Through Sept. 6. $6 to $20. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

— Lisa Boone