Saturday, January 31, 2004

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Joy Kraft

Landscape seminar: Basic landscape design principles by Jerry Frankenhoff, 11 a.m. today, and plant selection and bed preparation by James Pizzo, 1 p.m. today, at Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. Free (donations encouraged). Information: 421-5707.

Scrapbooking: Scrapbook demos will be every hour and featured equipment will be available for use at CROP, 6 p.m.-midnight today. $20 plus supplies. Michaels, West Chester Township, 7624 Voice of America Center Drive. Information: 759-9410.

Kids Club: Create an origami box or Valentine carry-all as Michaels in West Chester Township offers weekly craft classes for children. 10 a.m.-noon today through Feb. 28. $2 per child. 7624 Voice of America Center Drive, West Chester Township. Information: 759-9410.

Knitting: Sessions for the beginning knitter will focus on starting, knitting and finishing an adult-size scarf, 9 a.m.-noon today at Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton. Good for grade 10 to adult. $40 members, $50 non-members, $30 supply fee. 101 S. Monument Ave. Reservations: (513) 863-8873.

Modular knitting: Four-hour workshop, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday on making and joining small and medium squares and designing a vest, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. $40 members, $50 non-members, $30 supply fee. Information: (513) 863-8873.

Trees are terrific: Children and their families are invited to make crafts to celebrate plants and trees, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Free with admission to Cinergy Children's Museum. 287-7000.

Calligraphic experience: The Taft Museum of Art's young professionals group invites you to enter the lyrical world of Chinese art and calligraphy, 2-4 p.m. next Saturday at the museum. Professional calligraphers will reveal the tales behind the graceful art and then lead a hands-on workshop. $8 nonmembers, $5 members. 316 Pike St., downtown. Information: 241-0343.

Paper recycling: Free drop-off for cardboard, cereal boxes, beverage cases, junk mail, magazines, office paper, and newspapers 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday at Princeton High School's student parking lot in Sharonville, Western Hills Plaza behind Kroger, Surrey Square in Norwood behind Hardee's and College Hill in the old Kroger lot. Information: 946-7734.

Chocolate tour at Krohn: The Krohn Zone Cart at Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park, has information and hands-on activities about chocolate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 29, with tours of the chocolate tree and sample. Free (donations encouraged). Information: 421-5707.

Decoupage valentine plate: Decoupage basics and plate making with Linda Benhase and Vickie Wenstrup at H.J. Benken Florist and Greenhouse, 6000 Plainfield Road, Silverton. $15. Reservations: 891-1040.

Sick house seminar: Methods to battle dust mites, mold, mildew, radon gas, asbestos fibers and lead paint, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Cincinnati by home inspector and engineer Gene Carroll. $19. Reservations: 556-6932.

Lowe's how-to clinics: Saturday programs for February include how to install hardwood flooring at 11 a.m., how to install accent lighting at noon and how to install a kitchen or bathroom sink at 1 p.m. For information, call your neighborhood Lowe's store.

Oldenburg classes: Classes at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center will include decorative painting,9-11 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 24, $110; pottery for intermediate students, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 26, $110; kids and clay, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 21, $20 ($15 additional child). Registration fee: $25. Reservations: (812) 933-6458.

Home products expo: More than 200 exhibits with builders, remodelers, home designs, interior designers, landscaping and products for every room in the home, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. next Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington. $7 adults, ($5 over 55 Thursday only), under 12 free.

To get a home, garden or craft-related class listed, send time, date, location, cost and information number10 days before the event to Joy Kraft by fax: 768-8330; e-mail:

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