Saturday, October 11, 2003

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Halloween open house: High school students are lined up to be scary models at Cincinnati Costume's Halloween Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at 2724 McMicken Ave., University Heights. Owners Caren and Jerry Young are decking them out in gruesome duds and frightening faces for a 1 p.m. show with make-up demos, hot dogs and popcorn. Information: 541-6803.

Photography classes: Exploring Photographic Vision with Ronald Frakes, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning today through Nov. 1. $20 session or $60 for all. Creative Catalyst Studio, Essex and East McMillan, Walnut Hills. or 368-1994.

Spring Grove Heritage celebration: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday events include Cincinnati Fire Museum display, presentation honoring more than 30 baseball legends buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, landscape photographs by Paul Briol, two Civil War history walking tours, autumn color walking tour, sculpture and history walking tour, birds of prey demonstration by Raptors, Inc., music, horse-drawn carriage rides, magicians, jugglers, Spring Grove's own homemade honey and food. Free. Registration required for walks. Information: 853-6819 or

Scrapbooking: Chic tag techniques, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday; personal impression, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. $25. Scrapbook Central, 9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester Township. $25. Information: 777-2777.

Leaves and kids: Kids learn about leaves with collecting and crafts, 10- 11:15 a.m. Friday at Civic Garden Club, 2715 Reading Road, Mount Auburn. $5 members, $7 non-members. Information: 221-0981, Ext. 17.

Fastest pumpkin carver: Jerry Ayers, billed as "the fast pumpkin carver," will be transform pumpkins into art at White Oak Garden Center, noon-3 p.m. next Saturday. Free. Information: 385-3313.

Winter garden prep: Winterizing roses, perennials, evergreens and woody plants, 10:30 a.m.-noon next Saturday at H.J. Benken Florist and Greenhouse, 6000 Plainfield Road, Silverton. Free. Registration: 891-1040.

Winter wrap-up: Putting your garden to bed next Saturday at Delhi Flower & Garden Centers, 10 a.m. at 5222 Delhi Road, 2 p.m. at 135 Northland Blvd. Free. Information: 451-5222 or 771-7117.

Stamp Your Art Out classes: Color blocking card technique, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, $24; bookbinding using Rollabind, 9:30-11:30 a.m. next Saturday, $24; basic rubber stamping, 1:30-3:30 p.m. next Saturday, $24. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. Information: 793-4558 or www.stampaway

Cincinnati Park events: Leaf walk, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ault Park pavilion steps, free, 321-6070, Ext. 14; foliage, wildlife canoe trip for ages 7 and above, 2-4 p.m. next Saturday at Magrish Riverlands Preserve, California, $5, reservations 231-8678; fall interpretive walk, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at LaBoiteaux Woods, College Hill, free, 542-2909.

Pumpkin carving: All ages, 11 a.m. next Saturday at Mariemont Garden Center, 7510 Wooster Pike, Mariemont. Free. Reservations: 561-4769.

Forcing bulbs: Forcing amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday at Smith & Hawken, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. $2. Reservations: 731-3133.

Home and garden tour: Ten restored homes and gardens from the 1800s, noon-6 p.m. next Saturday at MainStrasse in Covington. $10. Tickets at Goose Girl fountain at 11 a.m. (859) 491-0458.

Newport historic home tour: A dozen historic homes open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday and Oct. 19 in the East Row district. $20 ($18 for Tall Stacks pin holders and groups of 10 or more). Tickets at George Wiedemann Jr. Mansion, 401 Park Ave. or (866) 327-8769.

Barbie transformation: Barbie doll reclamation project, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 for 111/2-inch dolls. Feel free to bring fabric, feathers, beads, stones etc. $1-$10 materials. Greater Cincinnati Women's Resource Center. Information: 541-1917.

Bottle and collectible show: Findlay Antique Bottle Club's sale features 66 tables of bottles, fruit jars, milks, stoneware, jelly tumblers, insulators, old advertising etc. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Oct. 19 at the Old Barn Auction House, Findlay, Ohio. $2, under 12 free. Information: (419) 422-3183 or (419) 424-0486.

Bonsai workshop: Plants, containers available for sale, noon Oct. 19 at Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Loveland. $35 plus cost of materials (about $25). Reservations: 683-1581.

Antiques: Last show of the season with antiques, collectibles, furniture, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Boone County Fairgrounds, Burlington. $3, free under 12 ($5 early bird 5-8 a.m.). 922-5265.

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, e-mail: 10 days before the event.

Three 'Jewels,' one flawed ruby
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Trees, shrubs cover the color spectrum
answers about antiques
Japanese masters of lacquer decorating
Homeowners siding with siding
Repair mortar for attractive bricks
Craft shows cater to holidays
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