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Dec. 9-15

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TODAY Educational series with information about the tools and techniques needed to prepare your home and family in the event of an earthquake. 9 a.m., Lowe’s (Bellevue), 11959 Northup Way, Bellevue; free (877-2-BOLT-IT).

Port Ludlow house tour

TODAY Tour of six homes that are different in architecture, location and holiday decoration; registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Once Upon A Time (ticket purchase location), 44 Village Way, Port Ludlow; $12-$15 (360-437-5123).

Under $100 Holiday Art Show

TODAY Showcase of underground, professional and gallery artists and their works for sale, including paintings and sculptures. 4-10 p.m., 8201 10th Ave. S., Seattle; (206-763-6201 or www.southparkarts.org).

Harborfest Tour of Homes

TODAY Tour unique and beautifully decorated homes in Gig Harbor, benefit for Altrusa International, registration required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gig Harbor; $20-$25 (253-858-0088).

Everett tea & tour

TODAY Tea and tour of the Rucker Mansion in Everett; registration required. 1-4 p.m.; $20 (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org).

Classes

Holiday open house

TODAY 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Salvage Studio, 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; (425-330-5425 or www.thesalvagestudio.com).

Chinese style

TODAY-DEC 10 Author Sunamita Lim presents and signs copies of her book, “Chinese Style: Living in Beauty and Prosperity,” a guide to bringing the Chinese style into the home and work space. 2-5 p.m. today, Glenn Richards, 964 Denny Ave., Seattle (206-287-1877); 2-4 p.m. Dec. 10, Ming’s Asian Gallery, 519 Sixth Ave. S. (206-748-7889); free.

Christmas ornaments

SUN Learn basic turning skills and create five charming holiday ornaments in wood or acrylic; registration required. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-5 p.m., Woodcraft, 5963 Corson Ave. S., Seattle; $60 plus $10 materials fee (206-767-6394 or www.woodcraft.com).

Holiday ribbon flowers

SUN Create gifts and packages making use of ribbon work; registration required. 2-4p.m., Pacific Fabrics, 838 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle; $15 (206-362-0111 or www.pacificfabrics.com).

Holiday Tea and Home Tours

TUE Celebrate the holidays with an elegant tea and tour of two historic First Hill homes, the Dearborn House and Stimson-Green Mansion. Both houses are decked out for the holiday season, preregistration required. 3:30 p.m., Tour begins at the Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Ave., Seattle; $30-$35 (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org).

Rainwater harvesting and catchment

WED Discussion on systems, design and management strategies. Class includes a tour of the Phinney Center rainwater catchment system; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).

Ongoing

Lowe’s clinics

TODAY Children build and grow wooden castle — grades two through five (10 a.m.), how to select tools for projects and gifts (11 a.m.-noon), how to paint laminate flooring (noon), how to design for the holidays (1 p.m.). All Lowe’s locations (call to confirm); free (www.lowes.com).

Home Depot clinics

TODAY-SUN, THU Creating an inviting foyer for the holidays (10 a.m. today), make picture frames and chair rails (1 p.m. Sunday), window coverings (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, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. Saturdays (call to confirm), Ikea, 600 S.W. 41st St., Renton; free (425-656-2980 or www.ikea.com).

Gift packaging

TODAY-SUN Gift packaging and bow demonstrations. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., The Container Store, 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; free (425-453-7120 or www.containerstore.com).

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