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October 10, 2004|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

Home: It's never done

You love your house. It's cozy, it's quaint and it's all yours. You've fixed it up, scrubbed it down, maybe even added on to it. And you're not done. With home ownership, there's always something that needs doing, tending, fixing, updating or replacing. And, of course, there's always that dream project.

Visit the Fall Maryland Home and Garden Show Friday, Saturday and Oct. 17 and discover what's new and interesting in home improvement.

This year's show offers an array of elaborate and functional pools, spas and saunas, windows, doors, decks and fences, kitchens and baths, home-security systems, furnishings and more. Also on view will be several newly designed gardens by area landscapers. Visitors can sit in on daily educational seminars with speakers, including designer Michael Payne, host of the HGTV program Designing for the Sexes. Designers from Heavenly Home Interiors will help folks accessorize for the holidays, BGE Home representatives will offer tips on winterizing your home, and more.

Running in conjunction with the home show is the Maryland Holiday Craft Show, offering demonstrations, as well as holiday knickknacks, decorations, ornaments and gift ideas.

The home and garden show and craft show both run 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. $2-$8. Free for ages under 6. Call 410-863-1180 or visit www.mdhomeandgarden.com.

Pile on the pink

Think pink inside the home, all this month, as Target stores promote breast cancer awareness. Throughout October, shoppers can visit the Web site www.target.com/breastcancer to purchase from a full line of pink products for the home and family. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Items include the new pink picture frame. The soft leather frame, stitched with white accents and featuring a pink foldout stand, holds one 4 x 6-inch photo and sells for $19.99. Also available are the 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 -inch pink glass candleholders, which feature hot pink and pale pink horizontal stripes, and come with a pink wax candle. A set of three sells for $12.99. Other items include a pink enamel paperweight, a pink journal and pink flowers.

Visit the Web site or call 800-591-3869.

Bags that forgive

Stuff 'em, stretch 'em and overload 'em. They won't break. So says Glad of their newest trash bag.

Could it be, alas, a trash bag with true resolve? The new Glad ForceFlex trash bags, made from a patented technology originally developed for diapers, feature an innovative elastic plastic. Built to stretch around sharp, bulky and awkward objects like coat hangers and large pizza boxes, Glad promises the new bags will not rip, puncture or tear.

Available in two sizes, the new Glad ForceFlex trash bags sell for $3.99 for 20 13-gallon bags or 13 30-gallon bags, or for $5.99 for 38 13-gallon bags or 24 30-gallon bags, at retailers everywhere. Visit www.glad.com.


See works by members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, through Oct. 24, at the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. Pictured is a winter-scene watercolor by Nancy Ostroff. Call 410-222-1777 for hours.

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