Find home improvement and gardening classes for Milwaukee, Waukesha and surrounding counties. Here’s an overview of home and garden events, craft and hobby shows, and where to find more information:
Apple Holler: Country Store, Bakery & Gift Shop, open daily. 5006 avenue S. Sylvania, Sturtevant, (262) 884-7100; appleholler.com
Boerner Botanical Gardens: The education and reception center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens offer a variety of courses all year round for adults and children. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. General inquiries: (414) 525-5653; boernerbotanicalgardens.org/events
- Winterfest, 10 am to 2:30 pm Jan. Nature walks, indoor and outdoor activities and seasonal crafts. To free.
- Homemade lavender soap making. February 15.
Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst: Discover the historic house-museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Pabst family. Guided and self-guided tours are available. On-site tickets are available, but purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. pabstmansion.com
Cedar Creek Settlement: Visit a variety of mid-19th century buildings with gift and specialty shops, antique stores, galleries, restaurants, and the Cedar Creek Winery. N70-W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. cedarcreeksettlement.com/festivals
- Winter party. February 19-20.
- Open doors of the cellar / establishment. March 12-13.
Elegant farmer: Shop at the Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 1545 Main Street, Mukwonago, (262) 363-6771; Elegantfarmer.com
- Celebration of National Pie Day. January 22-23.
- All things cherry. February month.
- Maple festival. March.
- National PI Day. March 12-14.
Friends of the Domes: Adult education programs held at Mitchell Park Domes Education Center, 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5608; milwaukeedomes.org/adult-programs
- Well-being of the benefits of herbal tea. January 22.
- Nature ignores the design which ignores nature. January 29.
- Succulent spread. February.
Hales Corners Public Library: Arts and Crafts Club for adults, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. January 18, February 15 and March 15; or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 26, February 23 and March 30. A monthly gathering for those who prefer a quiet place to relax and work on handicrafts of all kinds. Coloring materials will be provided. Bring your own materials for all other manual work. Free and open to the public. No registration required; however, space is limited to 10 participants. 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners. (414) 529-6150.
Handicrafts Fair of the Handicraft Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 18; 11 am-4pm February 19. Waukesha County Expo Center, Forum Bldg., 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. craftproductionsinc.com
Hearthstone Historic House Museum: Queen Anne-style residential architecture and the first house to be incandescent lit by an Edison electrical system. 625 Prospect Avenue, Appleton. (920) 730-8204; Hearthstonemuseum.org
Historic Milwaukee: Self-guided tour cards are available, showcasing local architecture and history. 235 E. Michigan St. (414) 277-7795; historiquemilwaukee.org
- Virtual house history course. February 22, March 15.
Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thursday). Discover art in nature with sculptures located on 40 acres of parkland, lake and woodland. 2145 West, Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org
- Cultural walk of plants. 12th of March.
Melinda Myers Virtual Gardening Seminars: Each course is designed to deepen your horticultural knowledge, improve your gardening skills, and help you transform your landscape. Seminars are free, but registration is required. melindamyers.com
Metropolitan Association of Builders: Home Construction and Renovation Show, from noon to 7 p.m. on January 14; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 16. The show features experts with tips on bloat, home modification innovations, and aging-in-place design trends. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. mbaonline.org
Milwaukee County Sports Complex: Re: Craft and Relic Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 29 to 30. Shop for vintage, recycled and handmade products. 6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin.
Milwaukee Public Library: Complete list of virtual workshops available on mpl.org
Milwaukee Recreation: Complete list of adult enrichment courses available online at mkerec.net
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Friday; 9 am-4pm from Saturday to Sunday. General admission: $ 8; $ 6 for children 6 to 17, students and people with disabilities; free for children 5 and under. Residents of Milwaukee County get a $ 1 reduction on entry and seniors (60 and over) get a $ 3 reduction on entry. Identity document required. 524, boulevard S. Layton (414) 257-5600; milwaukeedomes.org
- Annual train fair. January 15-April 3.
NARI Milwaukee: Spring Home Improvement Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., February 18 to 19; 10 am-5pm February 20. $ 10 online; $ 12 at the door; $ 10 for adults 60 and over at the door or online. Presentations and demonstrations by home renovation specialists. Wisconsin Exposition Center, State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. (414) 771-4071; narimilwaukeehomeshow.com
REALTORS Home and Garden Show: Interior and exterior renovation advice, with landscaping and gardening tips, cooking demonstrations and seminars, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm March 25-26; 10 am-5pm March 27; 4 pm-8pm March 30-31; 10 am-8pm April 1-2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3. Entry $ 10. Exhibition Center, State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. (414) 778-4929; mkehgs.com
Richfield Historical Society: Animations organized throughout the year. Richfield Historical Park, 1896 Route 164, Richfield. richfieldhistoricalsociety.org
- Maple syrup family day. March 26.
Richfield Historical Society: Concept of Sustaining Gardening Lecture, 7 p.m., February 24. Richfield Fire Station, 2008, Route 175, Richfield.
Tower Heritage Center: The campus includes two museums and a historic site that traces the history of Washington County. 320 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend. (262) 335-4678.
Urban ecology centers: Educational programs year round at three locations: Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, (414) 964-8505; Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., (414) 344-5460; and Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce St., (414) 431-2940; urbanecologycenter.org/
- 7-week workshop on Aboriginal landscaping, Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from February 10 to March 24. Washington Park branch.
Western Suburbs Quilt Guild: Quilting Stars 2022 Quilt Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12. Waukesha County Exhibition Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. wsqg.net/quilt-show/
Wisconsin Antiquarian Association: Show and winter sale, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. February 4; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 5. Waukesha County Expo Center, Forum Bldg., 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. wisconsinantiquesdealers.com
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Winter Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. February 12. $ 8. Prior online purchase required. Enjoy free quilting lectures, raffle designs, with food and refreshments available for purchase. Washington County Fairgrounds, 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend. (262) 347-6402.
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Workshops, conferences and exhibitions of works by fiber artists demonstrating traditional to contemporary techniques. N50-W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg. (262) 546-0300; wiquiltmuseum.com
Wisconsin Orchid Society: Spring Orchid Festival, March 5 and 6. Milaeger’s, 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine. wisconsinorchidsociety.com
Please submit your event three weeks before the event or the registration deadline to [email protected], with “Attention Calendar Home and Garden” in the subject line.