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Puyallup Home Show

TODAY-SUN See a variety of home and garden exhibits; special antiques display; and exhibitors demonstrating the latest in building, decorating and remodeling techniques. Get ideas on windows, doors, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, roofing and remodeling. Experts including Ed Hume and Ciscoe Morris present home and garden ideas. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, ShowPlex, 110 Ninth Ave S.W., Puyallup; $6 (253-874-8711 or

Historic house tours

TUE Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic Seattle offer guided tours of the Stimson-Green Mansion and Dearborn House in the First Hill area; registration required. 1 — 2:30 p.m., Historic Seattle, 1117 Minor Ave., Seattle; $8 — $10 (206-622-6952 or

Bellevue Home Show

FRI THROUGH JAN 15 Event features more than 200 exhibiting companies from throughout the Northwest. People planning to remodel, renovate, decorate or purchase a home or condo will find hundreds of new ideas and products and can obtain immediate bids on projects from vendors. 11 a.m. — 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $5 — $8 (800-447-1913 or


Planning Successful Home Construction Projects

TODAY Learn what to expect throughout the permitting process, including basic building and zoning codes, environmentally critical-area issues, necessary drawings and permit costs; registration required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle; $65 (206-527-3600 or

Eliminate Paper Chaos

MON Find out how to create a filing system based on the way you process information. Class focuses primarily on organizing the papers in your home or home office; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Discover U (Northgate), 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $44 + $1 materials fee (206-365-0400 or

Home Depot clinics for January

ONGOING Creating the connected home (7 p.m. Thursdays), creating a functional kitchen (7 p.m. Fridays). All Home Depot locations (call to confirm); free (

Lowe’s clinics for January

ONGOING Install hardwood flooring (11 a.m. Saturdays), install ceramic tile (noon Saturdays), organize rooms and closets (1 p.m. Saturdays). All Lowe’s locations (call to confirm); free (

Ikea laminate-flooring installation

ONGOING In-store experts demonstrate floor installation each Saturday. Demonstrations take place in the rug and flooring department of the Marketplace. Noon and 2 p.m. (call to confirm), Ikea, 600 S.W. 43rd St., Renton; free (425-656-2980 or

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Stained glass

JAN 14 Learn how to transform your ordinary glass-topped patio table into a stained-glass jewel. Class also will make a simple glass coaster. Beginners are welcome; registration required. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Seymour Stained Glass Studio, 5415 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; $65 (206-525-1577 or

Earthquake Preparedness Clinic

JAN 14 Last of four clinics hosted by State Farm and Seattle “Project Impact,” which provides information about structural home retrofitting with techniques and tools. 9-10 a.m., Kent Home Depot, 26120 104th Ave. S.E., Kent; free (253-852-1017).

Eliminate Kitchen Chaos

JAN 21 Another Laura Leist class in a series of helpful organizing workshops. 9-10 a.m. (call to confirm), Ikea, 600 S.W. 43rd St., Renton; free (425-656-2980 or

Tacoma Home & Garden Show

FEB 1-5 Exhibits for the do-it-yourselfer and the professional contractor. View products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating. The show also has seminars and display gardens. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 East D St., Tacoma; $5-9 (253-756-2121 or

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