Saturday, May 04, 2002

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        Loveland classes: Right Thyme Gardening Ltd. and the Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Loveland, will have the following classes this week: hypertufa troughs, 10:30-noon, Tuesday, fee $40; hand-painted floor mats, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday,7-9:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday, $35; pressed flowers, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, $30. Information: 248-8500 or 683-1581.

        Faux painting: A “Metallics and Shimmer” faux painting seminar will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdayat the Great Indoors, 11925 Commons Drive, Springdale. Techniques will include color washing, strie and painting with cheese cloth. Fee: $45. Reservations: 346-1506.

        Collector plant series: Smith & Hawken at Rookwood Commons, Norwood, will have a series of eight markets with hard-to-find, cutting-edge collector plants from one or two markets 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week with Greenfield Plant Farm; Essentially English and Lewis Mountain Herbs, May 16; Harvest Thyme and the Fernery, May 23; Marvin's Organic Gardens, May 30; Delhi Floral and Garden Center, June 6; J.D. Hooks Nursery, June 13; Ohio River Grass, June 20, and Glasshouse Works and Your Pet's Shop and Water Gardens, June 27. Information: 731-3133.

        Zoo classes:A class on container gardening will be taught 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Fee: $35 zoo members, $40 non-members. The Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati will have a hands-on beginner's class 10 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday. Fee: $40 members, $50 non-members, supplies included. Classes at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Avondale. Reservations: 559-7724 or 559-7744.

        Quilt show: Expert quilter Carolyn Mazloomi, author of Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts, will be featured at “Quilts for Change” 2-5 p.m. next Saturdayat Embassy Suites RiverCenter in Covington. Ms. Mazloomi will talk about how quilt making impacts social change, and there will be an exhibit, silent auction and raffle of a special quilt by Marie Tsacalis, owner of Creative Cottage in Madeira. The Zonta Club of Cincinnati will sponsor the event. Cost: $25. Information: 961-4249.

        Plant sale: The Boone County Garden Club will sponsor a perennial plant sale 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday with proceeds used to buy native trees for the historic Dinsmore Homestead. Members will bring plants from their gardens. The sale will be held at the parking lot next to the Boone County Extension Center on Ky. 18. Information: 283-2989. Rain date: May 18.

        Container secrets: Learn the basics of container and window box gardening 11 a.m. next Saturday at Mariemont Garden Center, 7510 Wooster Pike. Free. Information: 561-4769.

        Walk in the woods: The Civic Garden Center is planning a garden and woodlands tour in Wyomingnoon-2:30 p.m. next Saturday. The spot includes shade and hillside gardens, rolling spaces of green, woodlands and wildflowers. Fee: $20. Reservations by Monday: 221-0981.

        Hillforest events: The Hillforest Victorian House Museum in Aurora will be featured on Home & Garden Television's Victorian America 9 p.m. and midnight May 12. and at 5 p.m. May 19. Filmed in August 2001, it features Hillforest curator Linda Early and docent coordinator Suzanne Ullrich.

        The museum will have a Mother's Day luncheon and tour at 11:30 a.m. (Daylight Saving Time) next Saturday. Barbara Kain will present a program on the history of hat pins. Guests are invited to wear their favorite hat and hat pins. Cost: $15 museum members, $17 non-members. Reservations by Wednesday; (812) 926-0087.

        Antiques: MainStrasse Village in Covington will have a special Second Sunday Marketplace for Mother's Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12. The first 25 moms to stop by the tent at Sixth and Main streets will get a treat. Second Sunday features antiques, collectibles, crafts and folk art. Information: (859) 341-3390.

        Pots with pizazz: White Oak Garden Center will present a program on pots and gardening 7 p.m. May 13 at the Monfort Heights branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Information: 385-3313 or 369-4472.

        Contact Joy Kraft by phone: 768-8467; fax: 768-8330; e-mail:


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