LA Cactus and Succulent Events

Events! Attend them all!

Thursday: Dylan Hannon, curator of conservatory collections for the Huntington Botanical Gardens, will lecture on wildflowers, cactuses and the natural history of the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Sponsored by the Southern California Horticultural Society. 7:30 p.m. $5. Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. (818) 567-1496.

Apparently it’s the week to be in or near Los Angeles, because there are all of these events happening.

Thursday: Paul Isley of Rainforest Flora in Torrance will discuss tillandsias, better known as air plants, pictured above. 2:30 p.m.Free. No reservations required. Friends’ Hall, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

So Thursday is a day for the Huntington, clearly. But Arcadia is must stop for the weekend, friend.

Saturday and Sunday: Hundreds of plants will be on display at the annual intercity show sponsored by the Cactus and Succulent Societies of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Gabriel Valley. Exotic plants typically found in deserts, jungles and mountain highlands will be featured. Seminars will cover how to grow cactuses and succulents and how to landscape with drought-resistant plants. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included with admission of $3 to $8 to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 350 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3222.

I don’t know why I bother. You’re not going to any of these, are you? I didn’t think so.

Alright, how about this event in Hollywood: Tinker Bell is going to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Now that promises to be really special if she shows up.

Apparently it’s been in the works for a few years. Well past due, considering her long and productive career in so many of Hollywood’s greatest classic films, like, ummm, Peter Pan…. and what else, hmmm, Peter Pan…. Hook too.

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