Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Nov. 18-24 Events Puget Sound Artists' gift show TODAY Local artists will...

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Nov. 18-24

Events

Puget Sound Artists’ gift show

TODAY Local artists will be selling distinctive gift items including pottery, jewelry, prints and painted boxes. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Edmonds Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; (425-743-4876).

Judith Miller lecture

MON-TUE International antiques expert gives a short talk on her new books, which include “Decorative Arts: Style and Design from Classical to Contemporary,” and answers questions about antiques, collectibles and decorative arts; registration required. 7 p.m. Monday, Seattle Auction House, 5931 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Edmonds Mercantile Auction, 529 Dayton Street, Edmonds; free (425-778-5230 or www.dk.com/judithmiller).

Classes

Box it

TODAY Create several different boxes to cleverly conceal the contents; registration required. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Packaging Specialties, 515 S. Michigan St., Seattle; $25 (206-762-0540 or www.ps-stores.com).

Living-green programs

TODAY Learn about solar power at this hands-on, expert-led workshop; registration required. 10a.m.-2p.m., Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle; free (206-684-0877).

Countertops

TODAY Learn about countertops with the different types and installations discussed; preregistration required. 11 a.m.-noon or 2-3 p.m., Environmental Home Center, 4121 First Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-315-1930 or www.environmentalhomecenter.com).

Deck the halls with less waste, more fun

TODAY Discover how to save money and time and reduce stress during the holidays. 2 p.m., North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth, North Bend; free (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/pro grams/programs.cfm).

Bottle-cap bonanza

TODAY Create magnets, pins, pendants and ornaments to add fun to creations using bottle caps. 10 a.m.-noon, Salvage Studio, 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; $25 (425-330-5425 or www.thesalvagestudio.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).

Holiday demos

SUN Get assistance with making box cards, gift wrap, gift tags, datebooks and holiday cards. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Paper Source, 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; free (425-646-0100 or www.paper-source.com).

Thanksgiving floral centerpiece and décor

TUE One-session course; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Lake City Florist, 11742 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $25 (206-527-3705 or www.northseattle.edu).

Turning 101

FRI AND NOV 25 Learn basic lathe operation in a class that teaches the art of woodturning; registration required. 6-9 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Woodcraft, 5963 Corson Ave. S., Seattle; $160 (206-767-6394 or www.woodcraft.com).

Ongoing

Lowe’s clinics

TODAY How to install ceramic tile (11 a.m.-noon), how to paint with crackle finishes (11 a.m.-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 a home

theater (10 a.m. today), flooring solutions (1 p.m. Sunday), painting touch-up and techniques (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

Architect lecture

NOV 27 Space.City presents a lecture by Belgian architect Xaveer De Geyter. 6:30 p.m., Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $12-$15 (206-842-2283 or www.space-city.net).

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