Learn to tell birches from beeches at two workshops being offered by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program.
Name That Tree will be held Sept. 27 at Secrest Arboretum in Wayne County’s Wooster Township. Winter Tree ID will be offered Nov. 1 at the Lodge at Allardale in Medina County’s Granger Township.
Both full-day programs provide in-depth training and practice on identifying trees using leaves and other characteristics. Indoor classroom work and outside practice are included.
Cost for each is $35.
Details are at www.woodlandstewards.osu.edu, or call 614-688-3421.
Cleveland building tours
Two tours of buildings designed by Cleveland architect Charles Schweinfurth are being offered by the Cleveland Artists Foundation.
On Sept. 15, two properties will be open: Schweinfurth’s own home and the Montessori High School, formerly the Staub/Russell Home. The Schweinfurth house will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. and the high school from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Then, on Oct. 20, the Shoreby Club will be open for a tour from 2 to 4 p.m. The Bratenahl club was originally the home of Cleveland industrialist Samuel Mather.
Tickets are limited. Cost for each date is $30 for foundation members and $35 for others. Details are in the News & Events section of www.clevelandartists.org.
• Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township. More than 100 vendors offering Ohio-produced arts, crafts and foods. $5, including museum admission. www.wrhs.org. Check the website for driving directions to avoid bridge construction near Hale Farm.
• Cleveland Botanical Garden events, 11030 East Blvd. Ask the Gardener, noon to 4 p.m. today. BotaniCool School: Cozy Homes for ages 3-5, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday (members $7, others $10, registration required). Garden admission: $9.50; children ages 3-12, $4; members and younger children, free. 216-721-1600 or www.cbgarden.org.
• Western Reserve Academy Antiques Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, College and Chapel streets, Hudson. Last year for the festival featuring 100 dealers. Tours of academy landmarks at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Regular admission $8; younger than 18 admitted free. Antique Lovers’ Preview & Breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., $25. Both types of tickets available in advance at downtown Hudson locations or at the gate on show day. Free parking. www.antiquesfestival.com or www.facebook.com/WRAantiques.
• Knitting and Crocheting Circle meeting, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road. 330-273-4150.
• Warm Up Akron meetings, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Danbury of Cuyahoga Falls, 1695 Queens Gate Circle, and 2 p.m. Thursday, Danbury of North Canton, 181 Applegrove St. NE. Members knit or crochet squares that are used to make afghans for needy people in the Akron area. Information: 330-699-3252 or http://warmupakron.webs.com.
• Woodshop Orientation Class, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Learn about use and safety of machines. $6. After completing the class, participants may buy a user card to work independently in the workshop ($25, good for five visits) or sign up for a three-week class (residents $30, others $38). 330-971-8425 or 330-971-8225.
• Needlework Circle meetings, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Seville Library, North Center Street. Information: 330-769-2852.
• Hook & Needle Club meeting, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, York Township, Medina County. 330-725-4415.
• Tips & Tricks for Fall Gardening, noon Friday, Ohio Design Centre, 23533 Mercantile Road, Beachwood (off Chagrin Boulevard, west of Interstate 271). Talk by A.J. Petitti of Petitti Garden Centers. $10, including light lunch. Space is limited. Registration: 216-831-1245 or email@example.com. Information: www.ohiodesigncentre.com.
Submit notices of classes, programs and events two weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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