Saturday, October 4, 2003

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Fire safety: Home Depot stores will have Fire Safety Awareness Day, 9 a.m.-noon today, with fire prevention product demos, a kids' workshop, kids' photo ID program, a fire safety scavenger hunt and checklists. Free. A $1 rebate on the Fire Shield Extension Cord will be given through Sunday.

Putting your garden to bed: With horticulturist Judy Harmon, 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, at the Greater Cincinnati Women's Resource Center, 4039 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Free. Information: 541-1917.

Spirit dolls workshop: Learn to make spirit dolls, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Essex Studios in Walnut Hills. $65, includes forms and supplies. Information at 368-1994.

Sick house seminar: Three-hour class on improving air quality, fighting dust mites, mold, mildew, etc., by Gene Carroll, home inspector and indoor air quality consultant, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson High School. $19. Information: 231-3600, Ext. 5949.

Rubber stamping: Introduction to stamping, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, $21; embossing and tips, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23, $19. At Stamp Out Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. Information: 793-4558 or

All about bulbs: Dig in next Saturday at Delhi Flower & Garden stores. 10 a.m. at 5222 Delhi Road and 2 p.m. at 135 Northland Blvd. Free. Reservations: 451-5222 or 771-7117.

Gourds, corn decorating: Fall decorating, 11 a.m. next Saturday at Mariemont Garden Center, 7510 Wooster Pike. Free. Registration: 561-4769.

Scrapbooking: Watercolors or scrapbookers and stampers, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, $25; Halloween card making, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 12, $25. At Scrapbook Central, 9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester Township. Reservations: 777-2777.

Art Fair: Art and entertainment fair, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. next Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton. Tickets (good for all three days) $7, $3 for 8-18. Information: 868-8336 or

Antiques, collectibles: Antiques, collectibles and homegrown gourds, pumpkins, flowers and veggies from Redman Farms, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12 on Sixth Street, MainStrasse, Covington.

It's the final show of the outdoor season. Second Sunday shows move to the Drawbridge Inn Nov. 9. (859) 341-3390 or

Orchid show, sale: Display and sale by Tristate orchid groups, noon-5 p.m. next Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. Information: 352-4080.

Antiques, collectibles: Dealers from four states, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 at LaPorte County, Ind., Fairgrounds. $4 over 12. Information: (800) 634-2650 or

Art affair: More than 30 artists' booths in different media, plus jewelry, carving, metalwork and fiber, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at Art on Symmes, 1000 Symmes Road, Fairfield. Free. Information: 844-2787 or

Berea fall fair: Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen's Fall Art and Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Oct. 12 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Scenic Indian Fort Theater, Berea, Ky. $5, $4 seniors and tour groups, $1 children 7-12. Information at

Quilt seminar: Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society's design seminar, Oct. 13-17 at the Catherine Spalding Retreat and Conference Center, Nazareth, Ky., near Bardstown. Information: Judith Dunphy, 101 Jamestown St., Columbia, KY 42728.

Promont House closed: The Milford historical house is closed until mid-November to replace the heating and ventilation system. Information: 248-0324.

Design show seminars

Seminars at the Greater Cincinnati Kitchen, Bath and Design Show, this weekend at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, include:

• Kitchen through the Ages: How to Get Started on Remodeling, 11 a.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday.

• Home Automation: Comfort, Convenience, Safety and Security in Your Home, 2 p.m. Sunday.

• Remodeling: Your Questions, Our Answers. The Most Frequently Asked Questions of the Better Business Bureau, noon and 5 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Sunday.

• HGTV's Joan Kohn and author of Joan Kohn's It's Your Kitchen: Over 100 Inspirational Kitchens, 1 and 3 p.m. today.

Admission: $7, $3 children ($3 adult-only tickets at Kroger). Information: 281-0022;

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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