Saturday, March 29, 2003

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Decorate with favorite finds: Learn to use your favorite items in decorating 10-11 a.m. today at the Woodlands, Mount Lookout Square. $10. Information: 533-4153.

Belle Maison classes: Belle Maison owner Anne Glossinger will have a workshop on making a woodland garden of miniature plants with fairies 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, $65, includes supplies; children's class on making a magic fairy wand and hair garland 10-11:30 a.m. next Saturday, and 1-2 p.m. April 6, $15. The shop is at 3520 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Reservations: 871-1109.

Faux finishes: Faux finish tools and application tips plus rag-rolling, sponging, frottage and scrumble glaze will be covered 8-11 a.m. next Saturday at Orchard House, 8455 Beechmont Ave., Cherry Grove. $75. Reservations 474-8222.

Living wreath: Make a living wreath with succulents, ivies, small annuals and herbs at 1 p.m. next Saturday at the Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Loveland. $35, includes materials. Reservations: 683-1581.

Pottery demonstration: Larry Watson will open his studios in Alexandria 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday to demonstrate wheel throwing and other pottery skills followed by "cracking the kiln" on original pieces made in recent weeks and explaining the different effects the glazes and firing have had. Refreshments included. Free. Information: (859) 635-5599 or

Lasting garden color: Plan a garden with continuous color spring through fall with advice from Carole Van Lieu 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday at Smith & Hawken, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. $2. Reservations: 731-3133.

Fabric painting class: An acrylic fabric class painting flowers, vines and bees on a tea towel will follow the Ohio Valley Decorative Artists meeting 9 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday at the New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township $17 ($12 members). Information: 232-5017.

Intro to faux: An introductory workshop to faux painting with rag smearing, cloudy sponging and faux leather techniques will be 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday at the Great Indoors, 11925 Commons Drive, Springdale. $45, includes materials. Reservations: 346-1506.

Perennial farm tour: Tour Greenfield Farms, which carries more than 2,500 varieties of herbaceous perennials, 10 a.m. next Saturday with the Wild Ones. Free. 726 Stephens Road, Maineville. Information: 271-0730.

H.J. Benken classes: Nursery manager Judd Klusemeyer will discuss shrub versus hybrid tea roses, with tips on planting, pruning and fertilizing, 10:30 a.m.-noon next Saturday, free, gift included. Adam Wissel will demonstrate the latest techniques for arranging roses with other garden flowers 2-3 p.m. next Saturday, free. 6300 Plainfield Road, Silverton. Reservations requested: 891-1040.

Glass classes: Mary Jane Riggi of Tiffany Art Glass in Springdale will have a six-week stained glass class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 9, $80 plus $120 materials; a one-day kaleidoscope class will be noon-5 p.m. next Saturday, $30, plus $40 materials. 65 E. Kemper Road. Registration: 633-2788 or 671-2788.

David T. Smith open house: The Workshops of David T. Smith in Morrow will have a cabin fever/tent sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday and noon-5 p.m. April 6, with 18th- and 19th-century furniture reproductions, Windsor chairs, chandeliers, redware pottery and a new kitchen and bath studio. There also will be Turtlecreek pottery and blacksmith demonstrations and kiln firing at the 3600 Shawhan Road shop. Information: (513) 932-2472 or

Stop and smell: Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park presents A Garden of Fragrance spring display with unusual fragrant flowers and foliage 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 27. Free. Information: 352-4080.

Art auction: A live auction of paintings, prints, etchings, decorative arts, pottery, glass, art books and small antiques will be 2-4 p.m. April 6 at Miami University Art Museum, 801 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford. Information: (513) 529-2232.

To get a home, garden or craft-related class listed, send the date, time, cost, location and information number 10 days before the event to Joy Kraft by fax: 768-8330; e-mail:

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