Saturday, September 13, 2003

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Earthscapes open house weekend: Today, tree planting at 9 a.m. and landscape design 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, nursery tour at 9 a.m. and landscape design 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 10403 Ohio 48, Loveland. 683-0144.

Scrapbook Central classes: Chalk class, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, $25; kinetic scrapbooking, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, $25. 9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester Township. Reservations: 777-2777.

Loveland tour: Visit the Loveland Historical Museum in an 1862 home, the Grailville Retreat and Education Center and Chateau LaRoche Castle, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday. $55 for Cincinnati Museum Center members, $60 non-members. Lunch included. 287-7031.

Design show: The Ohio Design Centre will present the first Cleveland Design Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the center, 23533 Mercantile Road in Beachwood, Ohio. The free show will include a preview of design trends and interior solutions from Elana Frankel, Metropolitan Home magazine senior editor of design and architecture; one-hour seminars by professional designers on various themes and free 45-minute consultations (by appointment). Reservations required: (216) 831-1245;

Birding: Bring binoculars and come trek along the Little Miami River with Cincinnati Parks naturalists, 6-7:30 p.m. 9/19 Friday. Meet at Armleder Park (Linwood) in the parking lot off Beechmont Avenue. Free. Reservations: 231-8678.

Cacti and succulent auction: Cincinnati Cactus and Succulent Society sale and auction is next Saturday at Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. Registration and preview 11 a.m., auction 1 p.m. 791-1824 or 352-4080, Ext. 20.

Spring bulb primer: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Mariemont Garden Center, 7510 Wooster Pike. Free. 561-4769.

Garden cleanup: Restore the West End Community Garden at Freeman and Poplar streets and learn the basics of pruning, mulching and composting, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday. Free. Meet at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. Call Dave White, 221-0981, Ext. 15.

Ferns for fall: By Carol Wentz Randacci, owner of the Fernery, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday at Smith & Hawken, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. $2. Reservations: 731-3133.

Disney collectibles: A limited edition of Minnie and Mickey Mouse as a set will be available at the Disney Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday at Saxony Imports, 542 Race St., downtown. 621-7800.

Arts and crafts show: 14th annual Arts and Crafts Show with quilt raffle sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 530 in Greenhills, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday at the Greenhills Legion Hall, 11100 Winton Road. Free.

Delhi Garden Center class: Bert's bees, next Saturday 10 a.m. at 5222 Delhi Road and 2 p.m. at 135 Northland Blvd. Free. Information: 451-5222 and 771-7117.

Antiques: Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21 at Boone County Fairgrounds, Burlington. $3 (5-8 a.m. early birds, $5). 922-5265.

Organic gardening: Classes at Marvin's Organic Gardens include broadleaf evergreens, 2 p.m., and rare and unusual plants, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21, at 2055 U.S. 42 between Mason and Lebanon. Free. 932-3319.

Woodworking: Hands-on classes for children 6-12 years old beginning Sept. 23 at the Center for Learning through Wood, 8781 N. Gilmore Road, Fairfield. Information and classes: 478-0155.

Advanced floral design: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 8 and Oct. 14. $250 members, $275 nonmembers. 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. Registration: 221-0981.

Loveland classes: Fall/winter art instruction classes at Loveland Art Center for 5-year-olds to adults. . Classes start at $49. 683-1888 or

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 the event.

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