Events for October 13, 2012back to calendar »
Sept. 15–Oct. 27
(Saturdays) 9–10:30 a.m.
Discover the health and fitness benefits of tai chi in this seven-part series led by instructor Kathy Chyan. This outdoor class is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Members: $150. Non-Members: $170. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Oct. 13 (Saturday)
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites for a cooking class and gallery tour focusing on Thomas Jefferson and his artistic and culinary influences. The class will explore early American art and the culinary traditions of colonial Virginia and will feature recipes from Jefferson’s own kitchen. Members: $80. Non-Members: $90. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Oct. 13-14 (Sat.–Sun.)
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Southern Breeze Society will present a two-day show of the Chinese art of penjing. Similar to Japanese bonsai, this ancient horticultural art captures the essence of scenic beauty in a miniaturized form. General admission. Friends' Hall.
Oct. 13 (Saturday)
What creepy carnivores inhabit the landscape? Jim Folsom, director of the Botanical Gardens, will play mad scientist as he leads an engaging discussion for budding young botanists exploring the weird world of carnivorous plants. Ages 7-12. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $10. Non-Members: $15. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Fri., noon–4:30 p.m.
Sat.–Sun., 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
For a beautiful spring garden, start planning—and planting—in the fall. You’ll find lots of inspiration at The Huntington’s annual Fall Plant Sale. While you’re here, pick up some tips from the experts on seasonal gardening topics such as mulching, pruning, winter lawn care, and pest control. Free. Parking lot. MORE
A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War
Sept. 22, 2012–Jan. 7, 2013
Drawn entirely from The Huntington’s collections of manuscripts and printed materials, this exhibition examines the ways Northerners and Southerners viewed the rationale for the Civil War, which made it, in the words of one war veteran, “a battle of ideas interrupted by artillery.”