Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Oct. 14-20 Events Seattle Home Show 2 THROUGH SU.S.owcase of hundreds of...

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Oct. 14-20

Events

Seattle Home Show 2

THROUGH SUN Showcase of hundreds of products and services homeowners can use to improve and maintain their homes. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Qwest Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$9 (425-467-0960 or www.seattlehomeshow.com).

Art + Architecture tour

TODAY Visit projects around the city that have helped weave art and architecture into everyday lives, tour includes the Washington State Convention & Trade Center and Central Library; registration required. 10 a.m.-noon; Rainier Square Atrium (tour start), 1333 Fifth Ave. (Level 3), Seattle; $10-$12 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

Grand Tour of Homes

THROUGH SUN More than 100 homes on tour represent new construction throughout King and Snohomish counties in many price ranges. Noon-6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, at various homes in both counties; free (425-451-7920 or www.mba-ks.com/gtoh.cfm).

Everett Fall Home Show

FRI THROUGH OCT 22 View hundreds of home-improvement, remodeling and decorating exhibits and a gift court at Snohomish County’s largest home show. Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $7.50-$8 (425-322-2600 or www.everetteventscenter.com).

Classes

Microscope slide pins

TODAY Turn microscope slides into wearable art in less than 60 minutes. 10-11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Salvage Studio, 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; $15 (425-330-5425 or www.thesalvagestudio.com).

Stained glass

TODAY Learn how to transform a ordinary glass-topped patio table into a stained-glass jewel. Practice by making a coaster; registration required. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Glass Expressions, 648 S.W. 152nd St., Burien; $65 (206-242-2860 or www.seymourstainedglass.com).

Interior painting

WED Learn to coordinate color, find paint samples, buy the right tools/paint and organize your interior painting; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).

Quilted holiday

WED Make a table runner, place mat and napkins decorated in different colors at this two-session class; registration required. 1-3 p.m., Pacific Fabrics, 6000 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Issaquah; $25 (425-392-6696 or www.pacificfabrics.com).

Intro to green remodeling

THU Class covers the basics of green home remodeling as students learn to combine health, efficiency durability and beauty in a single design. 7-9 p.m., University Heights Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-615-0731).

Wrapping up the holidays

THU or SAT Find a look, then see how to mix-and-match papers and trim for the holidays; registration required. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Packaging Specialties, 515 S. Michigan St., Seattle; free (206-762-0540 or www.ps-stores.com).

Ongoing

Lowe’s clinics

TODAY Update the exterior of your home (11 a.m.), prepare your lawn for fall and winter (noon), save money and energy (1 p.m.). All Lowe’s locations (call to confirm); free (www.lowes.com).

Home Depot clinics

TODAY, SUN, THU Family fire safety (10 a.m. today), creating an energy-efficient home (1 p.m. Sunday), painting touch-up and technique (7 p.m. Thursday ), all Home Depot locations (call to confirm); free (www.homedepotclinics.com).

Ikea laminate-flooring installation

TODAY In-store experts demonstrate floor installation each Saturday. Demonstrations take place in the rug-and-flooring department. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays (call to confirm), Ikea, 600 S.W. 41st St., Renton; free (425-656-2980 or www.ikea.com).

Plan ahead

American clay earth plaster workshop

OCT 21 Learn about American clay earth plaster, an alternative for wall coverings. Hands-on workshop with a demonstration and opportunity to perfect your technique by applying the clay, registration required. 11 a.m.-noon or 2-3 p.m., Environmental Home Center, 4121 First Ave. S., Seattle; $20 (206-315-1956 or www.environmentalhomecenter.com).

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