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October 15, 2000


Feng Shui Course

Italian-born architect Simona Mainini, president of the L.A.-based design firm Feng Shui Architecture, will teach "Feng Shui for the 21st Century," a six-week course, starting Monday.

Location: 220 UCLA Extension on Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $295

Information: UCLA Extension, (310) 825-9971


Safe, Smart Streets

Robert Dunphy, senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, moderates a panel of speakers on integrating conflicting viewpoints on street design. Sponsored by BIA-Orange County, EDAW Inc., Premier Engineering and Grading Inc., Western Paving Contractors. The session includes breakfast.

Location: Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman

Time: 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Institute members, $35; nonmembers, $40; public, $35; students, $20; $10 extra at door.

Information: Urban Land Institute, Orange County, (949) 380-3308


County Housing Fair

L.A. County Housing Fair 2000 will feature exhibits of interest to real estate agents as well as home buyers and sellers.

Location: L.A. Board of Supervisors, 500 Temple St.

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Information: For exhibit space, call MarketPlan at (310) 372-8453


Parade of Green Buildings

A Saturday and Oct. 22 tour of green, or environmentally sensitive, buildings in Greater Santa Barbara, preceded by a Friday night reception with architect Bruce Fowle, designer of Four Times Square, the new green skyscraper in Manhattan. The parade's purpose is to educate the local building community and the general community about green practices.

Location: Six office-institutional buildings will be open on Saturday and five homes will be open on Oct. 22, with the 6:30 p.m. reception Friday at Cold Springs School, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road, Montecito. Tickets are available at three branches of Santa Barbara Bank and Trust: 20 E. Carrillo St., 3910 State St. and 299 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta.

Time: Tour of green buildings, with information explaining the guiding philosophy of the project as well as the sustainable energy, water, materials, air quality and waste management features of the project, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $25 for those who get there by way of arranged shuttle buses, carpool with three or more people per car, or bicycle; $30 by private car

Information: Judy Jennings, Santa Barbara Contractors Assn., (805) 964-9175


Home Buyers' Seminar

A seminar especially for first-time home buyers.

Location: 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena

Time: 9:15 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free

Information: American Financial, (626) 395-9620


Lending Practices Seminar

"Finance Your Future Wisely," a workshop to educate consumers about unsavory predatory lending practices by mortgage brokers and lenders.

Location: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Los Angeles, main office, 500 Citadel Drive, Suite 300, Commerce

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free

Information: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of L.A., (800) 750-2227


San Fernando Preservation

The San Fernando Historic Homes Preservation Group is hosting an annual gala, including dinner and live music as well as a home tour and exhibits, to introduce the community to its historic preservation efforts.

Location: Historic Seman House of Don Archuleta, 400 N. Brand Blvd., San Fernando

Time: 4 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $14 in advance, $15 at door

Information: Maribel de la Torre at (818) 361-1341 or Steve Veres, (818) 281-8938


Modernist Silver Lake Tour

A docent-led house tour with lectures by historians will feature eight locations in Silver Lake designed by masters of modernist architecture.

Location: Silver Lake

Time: Oct. 22 tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday reception at the John Lautner-designed home known as Silvertop

Cost: $50 for the home tour and lectures on Sunday; $125 for the reception Saturday and Sunday events

Information: (213) 612-5271

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