A dancer turned interior designer is bringing what she calls a New York City shopping experience to Hudson.
Nadia Wearsch, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, recently opened a boutique and design service called Interiors Inc. at 234 N. Main St. The shop offers classic and modern pieces that reflect the blend of sophistication and irreverence Wearsch says she brings to her design work.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Invasive plant app
An app that helps citizen scientists report suspected invasive plants and other organisms in our region is now available for iPhones and iPads.
The free app, from the Great Lakes Early Detection Network, lets you upload images and locations of suspected invasive species for experts to confirm. It was previously available only for Android devices.
The app can be used for reporting plants, insects, fish, mammals, mollusks and crustaceans. It can also be used to report suspected diseases such as white-nose syndrome in bats and thousand cankers disease in walnut trees.
The region covered by the app comprises Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
To download the app, go to http://go.osu.edu/GLEDN.
Window treatment contest
ZebraBlinds, an online retailer that sells window treatments, is giving away a $1,000 gift card each week through July 28 in its Home Life Picture Contest.
To enter, “like” ZebraBlinds’ Facebook page and submit a photo of your home life that includes a window treatment. The window treatment must be one of the brands stipulated in the rules at www.zebrablinds.com.
Visitors to the Facebook page will vote for the winners.
• Barn sale, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Afterwords Farm, 3947 Brush Road, Richfield Township. Antiques and vintage items.
• Bulb and plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon today, 5015 Wooster Road W, Norton. Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Daffodil Society.
• Crafty Mart, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Musica, We Gallery and Uncorked Wine Bar, 51 E. Market St., Akron. Uncommon arts and crafts, music, food. Free admission and parking on the street and at the library parking deck at High and Market streets. www.craftymart.com.
• 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.
• Home buyer seminar, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Realty, 2003 W. Market St., Akron. Program covers various aspects of the home-buying process. Free. Reservations: 330-867-9990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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. 330-699-3252 or http://warmupakron.webs.com.
• Schnormeier Gardens open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through June 9, 8701 Laymon Road, College Township, near Gambier. Private 75-acre property open for free self-guided tours. Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes. Not recommended for people with limited mobility. www.schnormeiergardens.org.
• Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. June 8, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society will guide birders of all skill levels. Free. 330-464-2148 or http://secrest.osu.edu.
• Open house and rose sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8, Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Three-acre rose garden should be in peak bloom. Free admission. Plants propagated from roses from the garden available for $15. http://secrest.osu.edu.
• Container Gardening Workshop for Hummingbirds and Butterflies, 2 p.m. June 8, Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 11929 Beech St. NE, Washington Township, Stark County. Create a planter with several plant varieties. Members $25, others $35. Registration: 330-829-7050. Information: www.bcbgarden.org.
• Plant sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 and 9, in front of PNC Bank, West Market Street and Portage Path, Akron. Sponsored by Highland Square Garden Club. Mostly perennials for sun and shade.
• Spring Garden Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and 9, Quailcrest Farm, 2810 Armstrong Road, west of state Route 83 in Wayne County’s Wayne Township. Garden-related arts and crafts, plants, food, music. $2 per car. 330-345-6722 or http://www.quailcrest.com.
• Summer Pruning and Gardening Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon June 10, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. $50. Registration: 330-464-2148.
Floral design workshop, 10 a.m. June 13, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. $10. Sponsored by the Garden Forum of Greater Akron. Register by Thursday at 330-923-1172.
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.
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