Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Nov. 11-17 Classes Holiday luminaries TODAY Create a pair of luminaries. 11 a.m., Sweetgrass Home...

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Nov. 11-17

Classes

Holiday luminaries

TODAY Create a pair of luminaries. 11 a.m., Sweetgrass Home & Garden, 332 Burnett Ave S., Renton; $22 (425-226-7280).

Structural home retrofit

TODAY Educational series with information about the tools and techniques to prepare your home and family in the event of an earthquake; registration required. 9 a.m., Lowe’s (Kent), 24050 Pacific Hwy. S., Kent; free (877-2-BOLT-IT).

Holiday entertaining

TODAY Thirty-minute demonstration on quick holiday ideas. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Salvage Studio, 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; free (425-330-5425 or www.thesalvagestudio.com).

Intro to solar electric systems

MON Nontechnical introduction to photo voltaic power systems for the home or business; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Discover U, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $44 plus $3 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org).

Knitted Christmas stockings

MON Three-session class covers the basic skills needed to create socks: knitting in the round, turning a heel and decreasing for the toe. Class prerequisite is beginning knitting; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pacific Fabrics, 6000 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Issaquah; $40 (425-392-6696 or www.pacificfabrics.com).

Home-energy holiday primer

TUE Interactive workshop reviews ways people can use energy resources more efficiently. 6:30 p.m., Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (425-822-2459).

The organized office

WED Workshop teaches how to save time and become more efficient by creating systems that can be kept under control; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Discover U, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $44 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org).

Deck the halls with less waste, more fun

WED and SAT Discover how to save money, save time and reduce stress. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Redmond Library, 15990 N.E. 85th., Redmond; 2 p.m. Saturday, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth, North Bend; free (206-296-4481 or www.kcls.org/programs/programs.cfm).

Financing home improvements

WED See examples of successful home-improvement projects. Learn the logical step-by-step method to secure financing for your project; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).

Shaker stool

THU AND NOV 19 Learn how to create a Shaker-design stool that can be used as a wall shelf; registration required. 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Woodcraft, 5963 Corson Ave. S., Seattle; $145 (206-767-6394 or www.woodcraft.com).

Box it

FRI Create several different boxes to cleverly conceal the contents inside; registration required. 10 a.m.-noon, Packaging Specialties, 2560 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond; $25 (425-885-0264 or www.ps-stores.com).

Home decorating and sewing

FRI Learn about window decorations at this class for beginners; registration required. 6-9 p.m., JoAnn (Lynnwood), 5824 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; $25 (425-776-8606 or www.joann.com).

Ongoing

Lowe’s clinics

TODAY Prepare your lawn for fall and winter (11 a.m.- noon); 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

Box it

NOV 18 Create several different boxes to cleverly conceal the contents inside; 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

NOV 18 Learn more about solar power at this hands-on, expert-led workshop. Opportunity to touch and see a variety of products, registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-684-0877).

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