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2008 SoCal home improvement calendar

JANUARY

8-March 11: Residential Remodeling, class, 10 Tuesdays, 3:45 to 6:45 p.m., $420, UCLA Extension

11-13: Pomona Home Improvement & Remodeling Show, Fairplex L.A. County Fairgrounds, Pomona

12: Creating Warmth and Drama in the Home With Light, class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $95, UCLA Extension

13: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

17: Cool Slides Hot Architects, AIA Pasadena and Foothill Chapter members strut their stuff, Pasadena

18-20: Victor Valley Home & Garden Show, San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Victorville

19: The California Bungalow: Humble and Enduring, lecture and slideshow by Jane Powell, 3 to 4 p.m., Francis Parker School, Mission Hills (San Diego)

20: Pruning Fruit Trees, free class with arboretum admission, 1 to 3:30 p.m., L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

22: Natural interior finishes panel, free, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica

23: Natural wall finish demonstration, free, 9 a.m. to noon, Global Green Resource Center, Santa Monica

23: Natural wall finish demo and reception, free, 7 to 9 p.m., Vernare, West Hollywood

25: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Southwest Legacy, lecture, 7:30 p.m., Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

25-27: Home & Backyard Living Expo, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario

26: Tour: Frank Lloyd Wright house: La Miniatura, Pasadena

Weekly: The Home Depot in-store clinics: January’s clinics: Organize Your Closet Space, Learn How to Hang Drywall, Tiling Floors and Walls, Learn How to Install Crown Molding, check for local days and times

FEBRUARY

8-10: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa

8-10: Desert Spring Home & Garden Show, Fantasy Springs Special Events Center, Indio

10: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

22-24: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

22-24: Inland Empire Home & Garden Show, National Orange Show Events Center, San Bernardino

24: Meet the Designers Burbank Kitchen Tour, luncheon and designers panel followed by self-guided tour, hosted by the Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood

29-March 1: San Diego Spring Home & Garden Show, Del Mar Fairgrounds

Weekly: The Home Depot in-store clinics: February clinics: Energy Efficient Doors and Windows, Tiling Floors and Walls, Fixing a Leaking Toilet, Installing a Bathroom Faucet. Do-it-Herself Workshop: The Smarter, Warmer Eco-Friendly Bathroom. Check for local days and times.

MARCH

1: Green Design for Your Home, class, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $145, UC Riverside Extension

9: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

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MARCH

14: The 4 Women of Prefab, panel and book signing, 1:15 p.m., CA Boom Design Show, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica Airport

14: Pacific Palisades Home Tour, led by designers, in conjunction with CA Boom Design Show

14-16: CA Boom Design Show, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica Airport

14-16: Ventura Home & Garden Show, Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura

15: West Los Angeles Home Tour, led by designers, in conjunction with CA Boom Design Show

15: Staging Your Home to Sell, class, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $60, UC Riverside Extension

15: California-friendly Plant Sale, Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

15: Garden Walk: Focus on Ceanothus, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 10 a.m. to noon

15-16: Spring Garden Walks, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 2 to 4 p.m.

16: Santa Monica and Venice Home Tour, led by designers, in conjunction with CA Boom Design Show

30: Spring Home Tour: Postwar Pasadena, eight Pasadena home, sponsored by Pasadena Heritage

Daily through June 30: Getty Villa Architecture and Gardens Tour, Malibu, free, reservations required, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Weekly: The Home Depot in-store clinics: March clinics: Tiling Floors and Walls, Prepare Your Lawn for Spring, Installing a Retaining Wall, Installing Faucets and Sinks. Check for local days and times.

APRIL

4-6: 21st Annual Palm Springs Home Expo, Palm Springs Convention Center

5-6: Central Coast Spring Home Show, Santa Maria Fairpark, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11-13: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, Pasadena Conference Center, Pasadena

12-13: California Native Garden Tour, sponsored by Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, self-guided and includes nearly 40 Los Angeles-area gardens, $20

12: Art of the Garden Tour, five Pasadena-area garden estates, plus artworks and music, sponsored by Creative Arts Group, $30 day of tour, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

13: Fullerton Beautiful Garden Tour, self-guided tour, features nine gardens, begins at the Fullerton College Horticulture Dept., 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, $10, info: (714) 526-2926 or (714) 871-4156. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

18-20: Pomona Spring Home & Garden Show, Fairplex L.A. County Fairgrounds, Pomona

19: Fourth Annual Historic Home Tour featuring The Homes of Mission Hills’ Historic District, San Diego

20: Windsor Square-Hancock Park Garden Party & Tour, stops at five private gardens, lectures on ikebana, orchids and eco-gardening

22-May 18: Philharmonic House of Design, tour new house with interiors and outdoor rooms designed by the American Society of Interior Designers, Orange County, open Tuesdays through Sundays, $30 to $35

23: Architect’s Forum: Views from the Top, in conjunction with AIA Spring Home Tour on May 4, fee for home tour, but forum is free, RSVP by April 16, West Hollywood, 6 to 8 p.m.

24: Tustin Garden Club’s 13th Annual Spring Garden Tour and Luncheon, featuring four gardens in the Tustin hills: a formal European estate garden, a miniature railroad garden, a garden filled with roses and a garden with a view. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

25-26: Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo, free admission, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

25-27: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

26: California Color: Gardening with Native Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs, class with Barbara Eisenstein, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, Sun Valley, $40, 10 a.m. to noon

26: Fourth Annual Green Gardens Tour, theme: “Gardening with Intent: Water Management,” to benefit the Virginia Avenue Project, a not-for-profit arts organization for kids, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

27: Green Building Tours, hosted by the City of Santa Monica, in conjunction with the Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo

27: Castles to Cottages, self-guided tour of five gardens to benefit Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort, $20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Daily through June 30: Getty Villa Architecture and Gardens Tour, Malibu, free, reservations required, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

MAY

2-4: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa

3: 14th annual Venice Garden and Home Tour, Venice east of Lincoln Boulevard

3: Castles of Carlsbad Spring Home Tour, luncheon optional

3-4: Solar 2008, conference and expo, open-to-the public events include workshops, tours and exhibit hall, $5, Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego

4: Spring Home Tour: Views from the Top, tours of contemporary hillside homes, sponsored by American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles chapter, $75, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

California Native Plant Horticulture, class with Lili Sanger, Theodore Payne Foundation, $45, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

11: Old Escondido Mothers Day Home Tour, five historic homes plus lemonade and cookies

11: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

16-18: House & Yard Expo, free, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

16-18: Riverside Home & Garden Show, Riverside Convention Center, Riverside

16-18: Spring Home & Garden Show, Saugus Speedway, Saugus

17: 16th annual Vintage Home Tour and Restoration Faire, Riverside

20-22: Green West Expo, L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

25: 13th annual Historic Highlands Home Tour, Pasadena

Daily through June 30: Getty Villa Architecture and Gardens Tour, Malibu, free, reservations required, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

JUNE

8: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

13-15: Victorville Home & Backyard Show, San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Victorville

14: California Salvias, class with Bart O’Brien, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, Sun Valley, $45, 1 to 3 p.m.

20-22: Pomona Home & Backyard Show, Fairplex L.A. County Fairgrounds, Pomona

27-29: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

Daily through June 30: Getty Villa Architecture and Gardens Tour, Malibu, free, reservations required, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

JULY

13: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

AUGUST

1-3: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

10: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

20-24: Southern California Home & Garden, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim

22-24: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, Pasadena Conference Center, Pasadena

SEPTEMBER

6-7: Central Coast Fall Home Show, Santa Maria Fairpark, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5-7: Riverside Home Improvement & Remodeling Show, Riverside Convention Center

12-14: San Diego Fall Home & Garden Show, Del Mar Showgrounds

12-14: Ventura Home & Garden Show, Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura

16-17: Santa Barbara Home & Garden Show, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

28: 12th annual Autumn Home Tour, Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District, Oxnard

OCTOBER

3-5: Fall Home & Garden Show, Saugus Speedway, Saugus

4: National Solar Tour, various SoCal communities, details upcoming

10-12: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

10-12: Pomona Home Improvement & Remodeling Show, Fairplex L.A. County Fairgrounds, Pomona

NOVEMBER

6-8: West Coast Green, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

DECEMBER

13-14: Victorian Christmas House Tours, Heritage Square, Oxnard

ONGOING

Home Depot weekly in-store clinics

Lowe’s Build and Grow clinics for children

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1 Comment on 2008 SoCal home improvement calendar

  1. Great calendar! Thanks for sharing – I will refer to this often.

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