eBay Showhouse auction: This summer, six interior designers were given a budget and an eBay User ID to transform an empty New York penthouse into the first chic and stylish eBay Showhouse with furniture and accessories found on the Web site. An auction of the furniture and accessories, Thursday through Oct. 30, includes a signed Matisse lithograph, a vintage rattan tiki sofa, a twin log bed and walnut French dining room chairs. All proceeds benefit Alpha Workshops, which helps artists and designers living with HIV. Information and views of the penthouse at www.ebay.com.
Water garden group: Closing your pond for winter, 7:30 p.m. Thursday with the Greater Cincinnati Water Garden Society at Hyde Park School. Information: 731-1371.
Scrapbooks: A class in using vellum (parchment prepared from calfskin) 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Scrapbook Central, 9405 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester Township. $25. Reservations: 777-2777.
Opening at Clossson's: Non-Objective or Objective, an exhibition of 25 artists, opens 5-8 p.m. Friday at Closson's Phyllis J. Weston Art Gallery, Hyde Park Square. There will be a panel discussion 7 p.m. Oct. 28 on the exhibit. Free. It continues through Nov. 15. 762-5510.
Belle Maison for kids: Workshops at Belle Maison's new Madeira shop for ages 5 and above include: fairy hair and wands 1-2 p.m. next Saturday, $15; decorating a 6-inch Halloween cake 4-5 p.m. Oct. 26, $18. $5 instruction fee. 7710 Shawnee Run Road. Registration: 561-5105.
Arts and crafts in Milford: The League of South Milford Artisans annual art and craft show of handmade jewelry, baskets, soaps, ceramics, watercolors, clothing and wood turned crafts will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at 150 Laurel Ave., Milford. Free. 831-4602.
Adults haunted motorcoach tour: Visit Greater Cincinnati's famous ghostly haunts and sites of notorious crimes 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday. Tour sponsored by Cincinnati Museum Center. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Registration: 287-7031.
Halloween-harvest decorating: Delhi Flower & Garden Centers will have a class next Saturday: 10 a.m. at 5222 Delhi Road and 2 p.m. at 135 Northland Blvd. Free. Reservations: 451-5222, 771-7117.
Civic Garden Center classes: Bulb workshop with tips on planting, 10 a.m.-noon next Saturday, $10 members ($15 nonmembers) at the center, 2715 Reading Road, Avondale; fall color garden walk through Spring Grove Cemetery 10:30 a.m.-noon next Saturday. Free. Registration: 221-0981.
Mount Airy Forest festival: Lumberjack show, 19th century living history re-enactment village, entertainment, music, crafts, animal displays, food noon-5 p.m. next Saturday. Free. Information: 352-4080.
Celebrate fungi: Learn about the world's mushrooms and other fun fungi, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday at Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. Free. Information: 352-4080.
Pumpkin decorating: Carving and painting 2 p.m. next Saturday at Marvin's Organic Gardens, 2055 U.S. 42 between Mason and Lebanon. Free. Registration; 932-3319.
Household hazardous waste: Fertilizers, automotive fluids, lawn chemicals, cleaners, batteries, solvents and thinners will be collected 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday at Coney Island in Anderson Township. Free. Information: 946-7734.
Orchids made easy: Workshop 1 p.m. next Saturday at Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Loveland. $10. Plants available. Reservations: 683-1581.
Antiques appraisal: Certified personal property appraisers will appraise collectibles for $7.50 each (limit three for $20) 12:30-4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Swaim Park Lodge, Cooper and Zig Zag roads, Montgomery. Sponsored by the Montgomery-Northeastern Kiwanis Club. To reserve a time, call 621-8755.
Home repair for women: Weekend six-class series 7-10 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Friday-Oct. 26 and Nov. 7-9 at Garfield Commons, 1905 Elmore, South Cumminsville by Women Developing Communities. $35 per class or $155 series. Information: 541-0541, Ext. 105.
Arni collectible event: Carved wooden religious pieces 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday at Saxony Imports, 542 Race St., downtown. Information: 621-7800.
Metamora Halloween: Trick-or-treating for costumed kids and Halloween events at historic Metamora, Ind., 5-7 p.m. next Saturday. Free. Information: (765) 647-2109 or www.metamora.com.
Rookwood workshop: The Glory Days of Rookwood Pottery, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30, will include introduction and visit to installations in the city. Sponsored by Cincinnati Museum Center. $60 members, $65 nonmembers. Reservations by Friday at 287-7031.
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: email@example.com 10 days before the event.
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