Events Calendar

September 17, 2006

TODAY

`GARDENFAIR'

Delaware's Winterthur estate and Horticulture magazine present their third annual "GardenFair - A Total Gardening Weekend," featuring talks, lectures and demonstrations with garden experts, how-to workshops, a sale of plants, garden tools, art, crafts, furniture and more, today, at Winterthur, Route 52, Wilmington. Hear a talk by P. Allen Smith, host of his own syndicated gardening show, on "Five Things You Should Know About Color in Your Garden" at 2 p.m. today. Fair admission $13-$15. 800-448-3883 or winterthur.org.

FRIDAY THROUGH SEPT. 24

HOME EXPO

Shop for remodeling products and services at some 500 exhibit stands, hear expert advice and attend daily workshops at the Capital Home and Remodeling Expo, Friday through Sept. 24 at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Va. Hours are 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24. Admission $10; $3 ages 6-12; free for children ages 5 and younger. 800-274-6948 or homeandremodelingexpo.com.

SATURDAY AND SEPT. 24

DAHLIA SHOW AND SALE

See and purchase dahlias of various sizes and colors and get advice on growing the flowers, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Visitors Center at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400 or brooksidegardens.org.

SEPT. 25 THROUGH NOV. 14

HAND-PAINTED FURNITURE CLASS

Learn techniques of painting furniture at a course, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 14 at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. Artist Shelley Lowell teaches students how to prepare the surface, apply the design, paint and finish the piece. No experience is necessary. Students will be provided with a small piece of wood furniture. Fee is $120-$130. 410-730-0075.

THROUGH OCT. 3

`GARDENFEST'

Visitors to Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., can celebrate the harvest season at "GardenFest," through Oct. 3, with harvest-themed craft-making activities, tours of the Conservatory Exhibition Hall with its seasonal flowers, plant walks, gardening tips and more. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Admission $2-$14 (free for ages younger than 6). 800-737-5500 or longwoodgardens.org.

THROUGH OCT. 28

MARYLAND ART FURNITURE

See and shop for art furniture made by Maryland craftsmen at the exhibit Made in Maryland, through Oct. 28 at Meredith Gallery, 805 N. Charles St. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 800-753-3575 or meredithgallery.com.

THROUGH JUNE 7

`GREEN HOUSE' EXHIBIT

Visit the exhibit The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. N.W., Washington, and learn about building and decorating with earth-friendly and recycled materials. The exhibit runs through June 7. Free. 202-272-2448 or nbm.org.

Send notices of garden and home decor events to harry.merritt@baltsun.com.

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