Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., we’ve got “The Urasenke Tradition of Tea,” a free lecture in Friends’ Hall. The Japanese tea ceremony has been practiced in Japan since the 15th century, a treasured tradition passed from generation to generation. Robert Hori of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will explore how the Way of Tea has evolved while remaining a vital and relevant part of Japanese culture. Don’t worry about reservations; just come out and join us!
Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. features “Witch-Hunting and the Sadness of Everyday Life: An Alternative Perspective on Early New England,” another free lecture in Friends’ Hall. Witch-hunting in 17th-century New England was often characterized as a titanic struggle between the forces of good and evil. But could those accused of “diabolical possession” actually have been bedeviled by everyday problems such as unmet religious and social needs or family tensions? David D. Hall, professor of New England church history at Harvard Divinity School, will discuss this alternative perspective. No reservations needed.
At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday is the Second Thursday Garden Talk and Sale, and “Tree Pruning Fundamentals” is the topic this month. A healthy and attractive tree requires proper maintenance, including appropriate pruning. Jerry Turney, a certified arborist and senior plant pathologist from the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture, will give an informative talk about when and how to prune. He will also share tips for training young trees, irrigating large specimen trees, and more. A plant sale will follow the talk. The event is free and will take place in Friends’ Hall. And once again, no need to make a reservation.
LAST CHANCE: This coming weekend is the final one for “Roger Medearis: His Regionalism,” and the last day you’ll be able to catch it is next Monday, so stop on in and see career-spanning works of this lesser-known student of Thomas Hart Benton.
For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.
Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.