Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Events Remodeled homes tour TODAY-SUN Tour features 23 remodeled...

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Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.

Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Events

Remodeled homes tour

TODAY-SUN Tour features 23 remodeled homes in Kenmore, Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Sammamish, Yarrow Bay, Kirkland and Woodinville. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; buy tickets at Dunn Lumber or at tour homes on the day of the show; $25 (425-451-7920 or www.mbaks.com/rht).

Log home expo

TODAY-SUN Features the leading log and timber homebuilders and suppliers. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma; $13 (253-830-6601 or www.logexpo.com).

Skyscrapers tour

TODAY Discover how local skyscrapers were designed, developed and built. Tour includes a visit to the observation deck of the Columbia Tower; registration suggested. 10 a.m.-noon; Rainier Square Atrium (tour start), 1333 Fifth Ave. (Level 3), Seattle; $10-$12 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

Classes

Beaded flatware

TODAY Learn about flatware for the holiday table or as a special gift. 11 a.m., Sweetgrass Home & Garden, 332 Burnett Ave S., Renton; $22 (425-226-7280).

Solar home design

TODAY Class covers home energy types, systems, characteristics, conservation, site assessment, practical design issues and green-building materials; registration required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Washington (ASUW Experimental College), Seattle; $31-$43 plus $10 registration fee (206-685-3276 or http://experimental.asuw.org).

Accordion-fold books

TODAY Bookbinding techniques are the focus of this class with a look at miniature books. 10 a.m.-noon, Salvage Studio, 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; $25 (425-330-5425 or www.thesalvagestudio.com).

Behind-the-walls tour

SUN Inside look at the usually hidden features that make a home green. noon-4 p.m., 4058 34th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-235-6925 or www.greenworksrealty.com).

Solar energy

WED Learn about the different types of solar energy systems, space heating/cooling, electricity, domestic hot water, tax credits and production incentives. 7-9 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$30 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).

Home-improvement week

THU THROUGH NOV 8 Seven projects that home owners can learn to do in seven days at this daily workshop. Various times, all Home Depot locations (call to confirm); free (www.homedepotclinics.com).

Home energy holiday primer

THU Interactive workshop reviews a variety of ways to use energy resources more efficiently. 7-8:30 p.m., Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way; free (253-838-3668).

Wrapping up the holidays

FRI-NOV 4 Find a look, then see how to mix-and-match papers and trim for the holidays; registration required. 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Saturday; 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Packaging Specialties, 2560 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond; free (425-885-0264 or www.ps-stores.com).

Ongoing

Home Depot clinics

TODAY-SUN Family fire safety (10 a.m. today), creating an energy-efficient home (1 p.m. Sunday), 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

Painting a better tomorrow

NOV 4 Volunteers are needed to donate their time and resources for local homeless shelters, providing cosmetic improvements and minor repairs. King and Snohomish counties; (425-460-8232 or www.mbaks.com).

Model-making workshop

NOV 4 View “Blueprints: 100 Years of Seattle Architecture” exhibit with guide and then make your own model to take home. This intergenerational workshop pairs adults and youth together to design a building and make a model; registration required. Rainier Square Atrium, 1333 Fifth Ave. (Level 3), Seattle; $15 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

Log-home maintenance

NOV 4 Hands-on workshop with environmentally conscious sealants, stains and preservatives for log and wood homes; registration required. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Perma-Chink, 17635 N.E. 67th Court, Redmond; free (800-548-1231 or www.permachink.com).

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