Saturday, September 20, 2003

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Antiques and more: This weekend is the grand opening of the Cincinnati Antiques Collective, formerly the Ferguson Antique Mall, 3742 Kellogg Ave., East End. Co-managers are interior designers Robert Dean and Paige Krantz.

At the collective: 40 antiques boutiques, resale designer furniture, custom silk florals and a "Paris Flea Market in Cincinnati." 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 321-5710.

Fall classes: Loveland Greenhouse has scheduled: Spring Bulbs, 1 p.m. today, free; Fall Containers, 1 p.m. Sunday, cost of materials; Hypertufa Trough-Making, 1 p.m. next Saturday, $35; Composting and Mulching, 1 p.m. Sept. 28. 11924 Lebanon Road, Loveland. Registration: 683-1581.

Scrapbooking on TV: Eight-hour marathon, noon-8 p.m. next Saturday on DIY, Do-It-Yourself network, includes back-to-back airings of new episodes of Scrapbooking. Information:

Hamilton Antiques Fair: More than 150 dealers, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Butler County Fairgrounds. $3 over 18. Information: 738-7256 or

Scrapbook Central class: Metal shop, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at 9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester. $25. Information: 777-2777.

Delhi Garden Center class: Fall blooming perennials, 10 a.m. next Saturday at 5222 Delhi Road and 2 p.m. at 135 Northland Blvd. Free. Information: 451-5222 and 771-7117.

Wall pocket baskets: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday at 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. $15 members, $25 non-members. Registration: 221-0981.

Nature art classes: Design a puppet show Thursdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m. Thursday-Nov. 13 at LaBoiteaux Woods in College Hill. Ages 9-15. $35 city residents, $40 non-residents. Information: 542-2909.

Bee meet: Southwestern Ohio Bee Association demonstration and potluck (bring a dish to share), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. next Saturday at California Woods. Information: 231-8678.

Water gardening: The Greater Cincinnati Water Garden Society will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at Burton's Bamboo in Morrow. Information: Sherri Walker, 731-1371;

Saving tropical plants: Dr. Mike Maunder, acting director of the Fairchild Tropical Garden, will speak on the race to save island plant diversity 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Otto Budig Theater at Northern Kentucky University. $3, free for NKU faculty, staff and students and members of the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Wildlife. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden education office, 559-7767.

Volunteers needed: The Civic Garden Center needs volunteers to help clean up the West End Community Garden 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today. .Meet at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. The garden is at Freeman and Poplar streets. 221-0981, Ext. 15.

When is a house finished? Find out when "A House Is a Living Machine: Life and Architecture at Castle Howard" is presented 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Cincinnati Art Museum lecture hall by Alison Brisby, curatorial assistant at Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England. $5, $3 for members of the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum and Royal Oak Foundation. Reservations: 241-0343, Ext. 15. St. Jude House: The public may tour the St. Jude "Dream Home," built by Fischer Homes in the Orleans development off U.S. 42 in Florence, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, starting next Saturday and continuing through Nov. 16. Free. Proceeds from a raffle of the home, valued at more than $300,000, will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Raffle tickets, $100, are at Meijer stores and by calling (800) 537-1735. Drawing: Nov. 23, live on WCPO, Channel 9.

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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