The Junior League of Akron has a new site and new dates for its Designer ShowHouse.
The event was originally scheduled for next month, but it had to be postponed after concerns were raised about parking, visibility and emergency vehicle access at the previous site in West Akron. The league has a new venue, the Gaffney Estate at 657 Ridgecrest Road, near Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. It will be professionally redecorated and opened for public tours May 4 through 19.
Interior designers will tour the house next week and then bid to make over rooms.
The house is described as a three-story, 6,713-square-foot Tudor Revival built in 1933. It was the home of Dorothy and the late Ed Gaffney Sr.
You can see pictures of the house in its “before” state at www.juniorleagueakron.org.
The Streetsboro Quilt Guild is inviting the public to enter its 30th annual judged quilt show.
The show will be Oct. 5 and 6 at Faith Baptist Church, 9890 State Route 43, Streetsboro.
Entry deadline is Monday. Each entry must be accompanied by a color photo of the item. The entry fee is $3 per item.
To request an entry form or obtain information, call Joyce Fath at 440-834-8511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summer’s drought prompted Holden Arboretum in Kirtland to open its annual leaf trail early this year.
Normally the fall foliage trail opens about this time of year, but the arboretum opened it just after Labor Day because some of the trees were already showing signs of stress from the dry, hot weather. Drought stress can cause trees to turn color and lose their leaves earlier than usual.
The leaf trail through Holden’s gardens is about a mile long and highlights more than 30 tree species. It’s open during arboretum hours — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily — and provides visitors a chance to practice tree identification and collect leaves.
A trail map and guide are available free at the arboretum’s visitor center.
Holden Arboretum is at 9500 Sperry Road. Information is at www,holdenarb.org.
• Hallmark Keepsake ornament signing, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. today, Kirlin’s, Chapel Hill Mall, Akron. Signing by artists Valerie Shanks and Anita Marra Rogers and sale of two limited-edition ornaments, Mrs. Claus’ Stove and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Table, while supplies last. Limit one of each per customer. www.kirlins.com/promotions.
• Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Lehman’s, 4779 Kidron Road, Kidron area of Sugar Creek Township, Wayne County. (For GPS directions, use Dalton in the address.) Organic gardening demonstrations, children’s activities, music, food. Free. www.lehmans.com.
• Yankee Peddler Festival, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Sunday and Sept. 22-23, Clay’s Park Resort, 13190 Patterson Road, two miles south of state Routes 21 and 93, Lawrence Township near Canal Fulton. Crafts, food, entertainment. $10; seniors 60 and older, $9; children 6 to 11, $3; younger children, free. Information: 800-535-5634 or www.yankeepeddlerfestival.com.
• Gardeners of Greater Akron meeting, Monday evening, St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township. Social hour starts at 5:30, dinner at 6:30. Program: About Roses by Peter Schneider, author of Right Rose, Right Place. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Dinner cost: $13. Reservations: 330-336-6269. Information: 330-673-3553 or www.ohiogardeners.org.
• Scrapbooking, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Brunswick Branch, Medina County District Library, 3649 Center Road. Create four scrapbook pages. Bring adhesive. $8. Registration: www.mcdl.info or 330-273-4150.
• Making Meals That Matter … Meatless Meals for a Deal, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday,, community garden at Kenmore Boulevard and Ira Avenue, Akron. Talk by healthy eating advocate Mexie Wilson. Part of the Talking in the Garden Series. Free. Bring a chair. 330-572-8304.
• Alternative Uses for Herbs and Plants in the 18th Century, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Historic Home, 1401 Springhill Lane NE, Massillon. Talk by James and Michelle Hallman, gardeners at Schoenbrunn Village. Part of the Kendal and Early Ohio speaker series. Free. Tours of the home available starting at 5:30 p.m. for $5 (seniors and students, $4). 330-833-6749 or www.springhillhistorichome.org.
• Marketing Bee Products, 9-10 a.m. Wednesday. Beekeeping webinar presented by Julie Fox of Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon. Free. To participate, join the Ohio State University Bee Lab contact list at http://go.osu.edu/beelablist. Information: http://beelab.osu.edu, email@example.com or 330-263-3723.
• Needlework Circle meeting, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Seville Branch, Medina County District Library, North Center Street. 330-769-2852.
• Yarncrafters meetings, 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway St. Knitting and crocheting group. www.mcdl.info or 330-725-0588.
• Quilting — Log Cabin Pattern, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Residents, $17; others, $19. Registration: 330-971-8425 or 330-971-8225.
• Burton Antiques Market, Sept. 22, Geauga County Fairgrounds, North Cheshire Street, north of the Burton square. Early admission at 8 a.m., $20. General admission, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $6. www.burtonantiquesmarket.com.
• Why Preservation? 10 a.m. Sept. 22, Hartung House, 131 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton. Speaker: Jessica Ugarte, Cleveland Restoration Society. Free. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-452-9341.
• Ripe! Fest No. 03, 11 a.m. to sundown Sept. 22-23, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd. Food from nearby farms and restaurants, music, handmade goods, workshops, children’s activities. Member admission: $8 for adults and $5 for children; others: $13 for adults and $7 for children. 216-721-1600 or www.cbgarden.org.
• Garden Club of Kent meeting, Sept. 24, Kent United Methodist Church, 1435 E. Main St. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:30. Program: grow boxes. Dinner $9. Reservations due Friday at 330-673-1686.
• Botanica 2012, Sept. 29, Garden Room, Meyers Lake Ballroom, 3218 Parkway St. NW, Canton Township. Gardening symposium sponsored by the Stark County Master Gardeners. Doors open at 7 a.m.; programs 7:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Speakers: Cynthia Druckenbrod of Cleveland Botanical Garden on New Gardens, New Plants, New Trends; Rob Cowie of Suncrest Gardens, All About Hydrangeas; master gardener Cara Smith, The Designer’s Eye - Design Principles to Improve Your Landscape; and master gardener Jeanne Poremski, Beneficial Bugs & Insects. $30. Registration deadline is Monday. Mail-in registration form at www.starkmg.org.
Submit notices of classes, programs and events two weeks in advance to email@example.com or Home and Garden News, Features Department, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640. Please include name and phone number. All events must be open to the public.