Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Events Bungalow fair TODAY-SU.S.ow and sale with lectures...

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

Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Events

Bungalow fair

TODAY-SUN Show and sale with lectures by craftspeople, antique dealers, architects and interior designers. Opportunity to learn about early 20th-century architecture and design. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $10 fair, $10 each lecture (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org).

Metropolitan Tract tour

TODAY Walk around downtown Seattle’s Metropolitan Tract, exploring the history through architecture past and present, including tours of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and the 35th floor of the Rainier Tower; registration required. 10 a.m.-noon; Rainier Square Atrium (tour start), 1333 Fifth Ave. (level three), Seattle; $10-$12 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

Northwest Builders Show

TUE-WED Features 150 booths and is the largest trade show for the home-building industry in Washington. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; (www.northwestbuildersshow.com).

Grand Tour of Homes

Through OCT 15 More than 100 homes on tour represent new construction throughout King and Snohomish counties in many ranges. Noon-6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, at various homes in King and Snohomish counties; free (425-451-7920orwww.masterbuildersinfo.com).

Classes

Artist trading cards

TODAY See examples or make one during the workshop. 10 a.m.-noon, Salvage Studio, 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; $25 (425-330-5425 or www.thesalvagestudio.com).

Feng shui for success and well-being

WED Discuss the principles of feng shui and learn how to use ba-gua to assess rooms. Diagnose the missing elements that disrupt the flow of positive energy and learn specific strategies to restore harmony and balance; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Discover U, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $44 plus $1 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org).

Basic home repair

TUE Learn hands-on techniques in this five-week course; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Whitman Middle School, 9201 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $95 plus $20 materials fee (206-527-3705 or www.northseattle.edu).

Remodeling

WED One-session class that reviews options and helps students make informed decisions; registration required. 6-9 p.m., Sand Point Education Center, 6208 60th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $45 (206-527-3705 or www.northseattle.edu).

Living with an older house

WED Discover what to expect in an older home, including discussion of new technologies, billing, asbestos, lead paint and other items; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).

Investing in clean energy

WED One-day forum on investing in clean energy in the Pacific Northwest; registration required. 7 a.m. registration, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $195 (503-294-9506 or www.stoel.com/ cleanenergyconference).

Building green 101

WED Learn what it takes to build or remodel green at this moderated panel discussion; registration required. 6:15-7:45 p.m., Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-448-6000 or www.alexrachel.com/register.htm).

Home maintenance

THU Learn valuable new skills; registration required. 6-9 p.m., South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $39 (206-764-5300 or www. southseattle.edu).

Ongoing

Home Depot clinics

TODAY, THU Innovative paint applications (10 a.m., today) Painting touch up and technique (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

Wallingford Home tour

OCT 7 Tour stops include 10 homes representative of this Seattle neighborhood; registration required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Wallingford Neighborhood Office (tour start), 2100 N. 45th St. Seattle; $15 (206-632-3165 or www.wallingford.org).

Structural home retrofit

OCT 7 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, 12525 Aurora Ave., Seattle; free (877-2-BOLT-IT).

Seattle Home Show

OCT 12-15 Showcase of hundreds of products and services homeowners can use to improve and maintain their homes. 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday — Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Qwest Field Events Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$9 (425) 467-0960 or www.seattlehomeshow.com).

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