Saturday, September 6, 2003

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Decorative finishes workshop: Talk on faux finishes and demonstration of six to eight techniques, 2-6 p.m. Sunday by Jerry Lord of Finneytown, national expert and frequent home improvement show guest, at Sharonville Community Center, Creek and Thornview roads. Instructional video and pattern packet included. $49.95. Information: 931-5520.

Fall container gardens: Create a container that looks great when temperatures dip, 10:30 a.m.-noon next Saturday at H.J. Benken Florist and Greenhouse. $40, includes container, fertilizer, choice of fall blooming bulbs. 6000 Plainfield Road, Silverton. Pre-register: 891-1040.

Krohn re-opens: Fall Floral Show celebrating history of Ohio will open next Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11. Information: 421-5707.

Home tour: East Walnut Hills Historic Home Tour, benefiting Mercy Connections, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at seven homes and the renovated Cincinnati Tennis Club. Tickets $15 in advance at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Norwood; Montags Home Furnishings Mall, Blue Ash; Wooden Nickel Antiques, downtown, and Bonbonerie, O'Bryonville. Day-of-show tickets $20 at Annwood Park, Annwood Street and Madison Road. Information: 281-1740 or

Home Depot classes: Free clinics through September include: assembling and installing RTA cabinets, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; installing an all-seasons door/security system, 7 p.m. Thursdays; installing ceramic tile, 10 a.m. Saturdays; building a fence or deck, 2 p.m. Saturdays, and faux painting, 2 p.m. Sundays. Information at any Home Depot.

Fall pots: Turning summer pots into fall pots, 6:30 p.m. Monday, by experts from White Oak Garden Center at the Monfort Heights library. Free. Information: 385-3313 or 369-4472.

Fall containers: Cool weather containers to last through frost, 11 a.m. next Saturday at Mariemont Garden Center, 7510 Wooster Pike. Free. Reservations: 561-4769.

Create a fall wreath: Use leaves, berries, silk berries, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Garden Center. $50 members, $60 non-members. 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. Registration: 221-0981.

Classes at Marvin's: Next Saturday classes will include mushroom cultivation at 10 a.m., creative propagation at 11:30 a.m. and fall container gardening at 2 p.m. Free. Marvin's Organic Gardens, 2055 U.S. 42 between Mason and Lebanon. Reservations: 932-3319.

Delhi classes: Delhi Flower and Garden Center classes include preparing herbs with a fresh taste today and fall container gardening next Saturday, 10 a.m. at 5222 Delhi Road and 2 p.m. at 135 Northland Blvd., Springdale. Free. Information: 451-5222 and 771-7117.

Scrapbooking: Scrapbook Central basics, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, and personal impressions, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. $25. 9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester. Reservations: 777-2777.

Grasses in fall gardening: Tips from Anne Burchenal of Ohio River Grass, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday at Smith & Hawken, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. $2. Plants for sale. Reservations: 731-3133.

Antiques: Second Sunday Antiques Marketplace, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14 at MainStrasse Village, Covington. Free. Information: (859) 341-3390.

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

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