Nine quilt shops in Northeast Ohio are enticing shoppers with a Sweet Treats Quilt Shop Hop, starting Wednesday.
At each shop, visitors will receive a tea packet and a different pattern for a tea-theme applique block. Fabric packets for the blocks will be available for purchase.
Those who visit all the shops by April 19 will receive a tea mug.
Participating shops are Anna’s Sewing Center in North Olmsted, Bernina Store & Sew Much More in Twinsburg, Mara’s Fabric & Gifts in Eastlake, Ohio Star Quilts in Coventry Township, the Quilted Thimble in Geauga County’s Chester Township, Quilter’s Source in Parma, the Polka Dot Pincushion in Richfield and the Craft Cupboard and Tiny Stitches, both in Middlefield.
All the shops will be open from at least 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays during the event.
Details are at www.quiltersfling.com.
Pond fish for sale
Fish for stocking ponds is available from the Summit Soil & Water Conservation District.
The district is selling largemouth bass at 90 cents each, channel catfish and bluegills at 80 cents each, and fathead minnows at $7 per 100.
Details and a mail-in order form are at www.summitswcd.org. Fish must be picked up between 11 a.m. and noon April 28 at the district office, 2525 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls.
Summit County Historical Society’s Perkins Stone Mansion has reopened for the season.
The historical mansion is open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Visitors can also view an exhibit focusing on the 1920s, the decade the society was founded, and visit the John Brown House.
Tickets are $6, or $4 for seniors, $2 for students and free for members of the Summit County Historical Society.
Perkins Stone Mansion is at 550 Copley Road, Akron. Information is at www.summithistory.org or 330-535-1120.
• Inspiration in Bloom, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Sunday, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Fresh flower displays and arrangements throughout the Manor House. Ticket options and pricing at www.stanhywet.org or 330-836-5533.
• Donzell’s spring gardening events, 937 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Operation Orphan Wildlife Rescue display, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. You Can Compost! free seminar, 11 a.m. next Saturday; registration required at 330-724-0550, ext. 110.
• Knitting and Crocheting Circle meetings, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Granger Township (330-278-4271 or 330-239-2674); 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway (330-725-0588); and 6 p.m. Thursday, Seville Library, 45 N. Center St. (330-769-2852).
• Quail Hollow Herb Society meeting, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Quail Hollow State Park manor house, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Lake Township near Hartville. Performance by Carolyn Caskey as Mother Bickerdyke, a Civil War nurse. 330-325-3028.
• Pond maintenance seminars, Sunday and next Saturday, Water X Scapes, 1021 E. Caston Road, Green. Pond Planning, Design & Construction, 12:30 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. next Saturday. Lakes & Ponds — Earthen Bottom, 3 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 p.m. next Saturday. Free. Reservations: 330-896-9811.
• Knitty Gritters knitting club meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Lake Community Branch of Stark County District Library, 11955 Market Ave. N, Lake Township. 330-877-9975.
• Textile preservation workshop, 2 p.m. Tuesday, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Learn to care for heirloom textiles. First in a three-part series of preservation workshops, which also include letters and photographs on April 22 and furniture on April 29. $10 for one program or $25 for all three. Registration: 330-455-7043.
• Warm Up Akron meetings, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mogadore Branch Library, 144 S. Cleveland Ave. Members knit and crochet rectangles that are used to make afghans for needy people in the Akron area, and they’ll teach others the skills. 330-699-3252 or http://warmupakron.webs.com.
• Emerald Necklace Garden Club meeting, 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Road. John Petrocelly of the Olive Tap in Medina will speak about flavor-infused olive oils and vinegars. 216-470-1223.
• Through the Eyes of the Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Presentation by art historian Felicia Stadelman. Free. Registration: www.hudsonlibrary.org or 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.
• Eight Herbs You Really Must Grow, 7 p.m. Thursday, Eastwood Preserve House, 4712 Streetsboro Road, Richfield Township. Presented by the Richfield Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Summit County Master Gardeners. $5. Registration: 330-659-5818.
• Fairy garden workshops, Thursday and next Saturday, Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Drive, Copley Township. Broken Pot Fairy Garden Workshop using the layering technique, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; $25 for a 10-inch pot or $35 for a 12-inch pot. Price includes pot, soil, moss and gravel. Plants and accessories extra. Fairy Garden Workshop, 10 a.m. next Saturday; instruction and potting soil free, but all items, excluding the pot, must be purchased at Graf’s. Registration for either program: 330-836-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. next Saturday, Secrest Arboretum’s Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. For birders of all skill levels. Free. email@example.com or 330-464-2148.
• Greene Acres Community Garden meeting, 10 a.m. next Saturday, Broadview Heights City Hall, 9543 Broadview Road. Meeting for current and wait-listed members and those wishing to be placed on the waiting list for additional plots to be constructed this spring. Program on Preventing the 10 Most Common Veggie-Growing Mistakes will follow the meeting. Garden details and forms at www.broadview-heights.org/357/Community-Garden.
• Hypertufa Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Portage County Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. (state Route 44), Rootstown Township. Create a planter. $20. Registration: 330-673-0577.
• Rain Barrel Workshops, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. next Saturday, University of Akron Field Station, Bath Nature Preserve, 4160 Ira Road. Assemble a rain barrel and learn about water conservation. $70 for one 55-gallon barrel and $30 for each linking barrel. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Mail-in registration form available at www.bathtownship.org or 330-666-4007.
• The Elegant Egg & More, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. April 13, Our Lady of the Elms, 1375 W. Exchange St., Akron. Eggshell art show and sale, presented by the Ohio Egg Artists Guild. $4.50; children younger than 12 admitted free with adult. Egg decorating classes at 1 p.m. both days for ages 10 through adult, $15; reservations required. Register at http://TheElegantEgg.weebly.com, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 330-322-7966.
• Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13, St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township. $3; children younger than 12 admitted free. www.avantgardeshows.com.
• Big Spring, through April 27, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd. Children’s activities, spring blooms on display, butterfly release at 2 p.m. daily. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. $12; children ages 3-12, $8; members and younger children, free. 216-721-1600 or www.cbgarden.org.
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