Dreaming of a new yard?

Get yourself a ticket for Keep Akron Beautiful’s annual Dreamscape Raffle, and that dream just might come true.

This is the 14th year the beautification organization is selling tickets for its fundraising raffle, which awards a front- or backyard makeover valued at $10,000 to the winner. Property in Summit County is eligible.

Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. They can be purchased at www.keepakronbeautiful.org, at the agency’s office at 850 E. Market St., or at any of these retailers: Dayton Nurseries in Norton, Donzell’s Flower and Garden Center in Akron, Graf Growers Garden Center in Copley Township and Suncrest Gardens in Boston Township.

The winning ticket will be drawn June 8, and the landscaping work will be done the week of July 31.

Proceeds from the raffle support Keep Akron Beautiful’s Flowerscape program, which plants and maintains 34 public gardens.

Hale Farm workshops

Workshops starting in May at Hale Farm & Village will teach the crafts that settlers pursued in the 19th century.

The InHale Adult Workshops are being offered in glass blowing, pottery, wheel spinning, loom weaving and natural dyeing.

A list of workshops is at http://tinyurl.com/haleworkshops, or call 330-666-3711, ext. 1720.

Events, programs

• Pet and Home Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Vendor exhibits, goodie bags for first 100 guests.

• Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens season opening, Saturday, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Historical estate built for Goodyear co-founder F.A. Seiberling and his family opens for the season at 10 a.m. www.stanhywet.org or 330-836-5533.

• The Elegant Egg & More, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of the Elms, 1375 W. Exchange St., Akron. Show and sale of eggshell artistry and more. $5 for adults; $2.50 for ages 12-17; free for children younger than 12. http://TheElegantEgg.weebly.com.

• Knitting and Crocheting Circle meetings, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Granger Township (330-278-4271 or 330-239-2674), and 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway (330-725-0588). Bring projects or share tips and tricks. Beginners welcome.

• Quail Hollow Herb Society meeting, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Lake Township near Hartville. Program on succession gardening by Geoff Kennedy, Summit County master gardener volunteer. 330-325-3028.

• Rain Barrels, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Hoffman’s Water X Scapes Garden Center, 1021 E. Caston Road, Green. Learn the benefits of rain barrels and how to use them. Free, but reservations are requested at 330-896-9811.

• An Evening With Amy Stewart, Author of “Wicked Plants,” 7 p.m. Monday, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Stewart will talk about plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Registration: 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.

• American Sewing Guild meetings. Fairlawn group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Resnik Community Learning Center, 65 N. Meadowcroft Drive, Akron; lmeriweather1172@att.net. Tallmadge group, 1 p.m. Thursday, Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave.; anledream@aol.com or 330-633-4602.

• Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Landscape, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491 Canfield Road, Springfield Township. Talk by Jan Becker, Summit County master gardener volunteer. Free. 330-733-2556.

• Twinsburg Garden Club meeting, Thursday evening, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10285 Ravenna Road. Business meeting at 6:30 p.m., presentation by Linda Coleman of Olive My Heart at 7:45. 330-697-7818, 419-281-2310, 216-310-7413 or www.twinsburg-garden-club.com.

• Party Planning Series: Recipes for a Crowd, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Granger Township, Medina County. Demonstration by Gabriel Rizi of Mustard Seed Market. Free. Registration: www.mcdl.info/events or 330-278-4271. Future Party Planning Series topics: Decorating on April 13 and Camera Shots on April 20.

• Putting Out the Welcome Mat for Birds, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Ohio State University Extension Office, 120 W. Washington St., Suite 1L, Medina. Medina County master gardener volunteers will talk about making your property more attractive to birds. Part of the First Friday Garden Coffee Chat series. $5. Space is limited. Advance registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Mail-in registration form at http://go.osu.edu/CHATS, or request a form at 330-725-4911, ext. 106.

• Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. April 8, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Meet at Seaman Orientation Plaza. Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society will guide birders of all skill levels. Parking and admission free. http://secrest.osu.edu.

• Spring Potting Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. April 8, Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Drive, Copley Township. Enjoy a light breakfast, learn about ideas for early spring containers and plant container gardens. All ages welcome. Bring containers from home or buy them at Graf Growers. $15 plus the cost of plants. Outside plants and accessories are not welcome. Registration: https://squareup.com/market/graf-growers or 330-836-2727.

• Rain Barrel Workshop, 10 a.m. April 8, Regal Beagle in Bath Nature Preserve, 4160 Ira Road. Participants will be guided in building a 55-gallon rain barrel or a set of linking barrels. $70 for a single barrel; $35 additional for an optional linking barrel. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Tuesday. Mail-in registration forms are at www.bathtownship.org, or call 330-666-4007.

• Native plant program, 10 a.m. to noon April 8, Portage County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna. Mary Slingluff of Avalon Gardens Nursery in Chardon will talk about using native species in a landscape. Hosted by the conservation district and the Portage County Master Gardeners. Free. Registration: mwillett@portageswcd.org or 330-297-7633, ext. 3.

• Laundry Project, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8, Downtown Laundromat, 1035 S. Main St., Akron. Free laundry services provided to lower-income Akron residents. Event is organized by Current of Ohio. Volunteers needed as well as donations of detergent, bleach, $10 rolls of quarters, gallon-size zippered plastic bags, garbage bags, coloring books, crayons, fabric softener and laundry baskets. www.CurrentOfOhio.org or Corey@EngageCurrent.org.

• Dresses for Africa Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8, Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church, 1430 Goodyear Blvd., Akron. Join the Peace by Piece Quilting Group in making simple clothing for the charity Little Dresses for Africa. No sewing experience necessary. Light lunch provided. Donations of fabric, trim or Jo-Ann gift cards accepted. Registration: 330-990-4126.

• Pansy Pandemonium container workshop, 11 a.m. April 8, Donzell’s Flower & Garden Center, 937 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Plant pots of pansies. $12.99 plus tax per pot, or $9.99 plus tax for seniors or children 12 or younger. Registration and prepayment required. 330-724-0505.

• Create Your Own Silverware Wind Chimes, noon to 1 p.m. April 8, Goodwill, 2528 State Route 59, Kent. Free. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/chimeclass.

• Flower Basket Workshop With Wine, 1 p.m. April 8, Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Drive, Copley Township. Sip wine while you fill a 14-inch basket with cool-tolerant plants for indoors or outdoors. $20 plus the cost of plants. Outside plants and accessories are not welcome. Registration: https://squareup.com/market/graf-growers or 330-836-2727.

• Recycle, Repurpose, Restore, 6 p.m. April 8, Habitat ReStore, 1510 S. Water St., Kent. Annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Portage County, featuring dinner, cash bar, raffles, door prize and opportunity to see repurposed items submitted for a competition. Tickets $35, available in limited quantity at the Kent ReStore and the Habitat affiliate office, 6630 Cleveland Road, Ravenna Township. Tickets for door prize drawing only, $10. www.habitatofportage.org or 330-296-2880.

• Water gardening seminars, April 8, Hoffman’s Water X Scapes Garden Center, 1021 E. Caston Road, Green. Pond Planning, Design & Construction, 10 a.m. Pondless Water Features, 1 p.m. Both programs are free, but reservations are requested at 330-896-9811.

• Big Spring, through April 23, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd. Imaginative celebration with supersized flowers, larger-than-life ladybugs and lots of children’s activities. $12 for teens and adults, $8 for children 3-12, free for younger children and members of the botanical garden or Holden Arboretum. www.cbgarden.org or 216-721-1600.

Submit notices of classes, programs and events to mbrecken@thebeaconjournal.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. Deadline for submissions is noon Monday.

Mary Beth Breckenridge can be reached at 330-996-3756 or mbrecken@thebeaconjournal.com. You can also become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MBBreckABJ or follow her on Twitter @MBBreckABJ .