Find home improvement and gardening courses for Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding counties. Here is an overview of home and garden events, craft and hobby shows, and where you can find more information:
Apple Holler: Country store, bakery and gift shop, open daily. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, (262) 884-7100; appleholler.com
Boerner Botanical Garden: The education and visitor center is open from 9:00 to 16:00 Monday-Friday. Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens offers a variety of year-round courses for adults and children. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. General Information: (414) 525-5653; boernerbotanicalgardens.org/events
- Winter party, 10.00-14.00 30 January. Nature walks, indoor and outdoor activities and seasonal crafts. For free.
- Homemade lavender soap. February 15th.
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: Learn about the historic House Museum dedicated to the preservation of the Pabst family’s heritage. Guided and self-guided tours are available. There is access on site, but it is recommended to buy tickets online in advance. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. pabstmansion.com
Cedar Creek settlement: Visit a number of mid-19th-century buildings featuring gift and specialty shops, antique shops, galleries, restaurants and Cedar Creek Winery. N70-W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. cedarcreeksettlement.com/festivals
- Winter festival. February 19-20.
- Winery / Build Open House. March 12-13.
Elegant farmer: Shop Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market, 9.00-18.00 daily. 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6771; elegantfarmer.com
- celebration of National Pie Day. 22.-23. January.
- All things Cherry. February.
- Maple Fest. March month.
- 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
- Wellness benefits of herbal teas. January 22nd.
- Nature ignores Design that ignores nature. January 29th.
- Succulent Propagation. February.
Hales Corners Public Library: Adult Crafting Club, at 14.00 to 16.00 18 January, 15 February and 15 March; or 6pm to 8pm January 26th, February 23rd and March 30th. A monthly gathering for those who prefer a quiet place to relax and work with crafts of all kinds. Dyes will be provided. Bring your own materials for all other crafts. 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.
Handmade Market Craft Show: 10.00-16.00 18 February; 11.00-16.00 19 February. 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 glowingly lit by an Edison Electric System. 625 Prospect Ave., Appleton. (920) 730-8204; hearthstonemuseum.org
Historic Milwaukee: Self-guided tour maps are available that highlight local architecture and history. 235 E. Michigan St. (414) 277-7795; historicmilwaukee.org
- Virtual house history class. February 22, March 15.
Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open 10.00-17.00 daily (closed Thursdays). Experience art in nature with sculptures placed across 40 hectares of park, lake and forest. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org
- Culture plant migration. March 12.
Melinda Myers Virtual Gardening Seminars: Each class is designed to deepen your gardening knowledge, improve your gardening skills and help you transform your landscape. The seminars are free, but registration is required. melindamyers.com
Metropolitan Builders Association: Home Building & Remodeling Show, noon to 7pm January 14; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., January 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 16th. The show features experts with tips for weather, innovations for home changes and aging design trends. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. mbaonline.org
Milwaukee County Sports Complex Fieldhouse: re: Craft and Relic Winter Market, 10.00-16.00 29.-30. January. Buy vintage, upcycled and handmade items. 6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin.
Milwaukee Public Library: Full list of virtual workshops available at mpl.org
Milwaukee Recreation: Full list of adult enrichment courses available online at mkerec.net
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: Opening hours: 9.00-17.00 Wednesday-Friday; 9.00-16.00 Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $ 8; $ 6 for children ages 6 to 17, students and people with disabilities; free for children 5 years and under. Residents of Milwaukee County get $ 1 off admission, and senior residents (60+) get $ 3 off admission. ID required. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5600; milwaukeedomes.org
- annual train show. January 15-3. April.
NARI Milwaukee: Spring Home Improvement Show, 10.00-20.00 18.-19. February; 10.00-17.00 20 February. $ 10 online; $ 12 at the door; $ 10 for adults 60+ at the door or online. Presentations and demonstrations by home improvement specialists. Wisconsin Exposition Center, State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. (414) 771-4071; narimilwaukeehomeshow.com
REALTORS Home & Garden Show: Indoor and outdoor tips for home improvement, with advice on landscaping and gardening, cooking demonstrations and seminars, at. 10.00-20.00 25.-26. March; 10.00-17.00 March 27; 16-20 30.-31. March; 10.00-20.00 1-2. April; 10.00-17.00 3 April. Admission $ 10 Exposition Center, State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. (414) 778-4929; mkehgs.com
Richfield Historical Society: Events held throughout the year. Richfield Historical Park, 1896 Highway 164, Richfield. richfieldhistoricalsociety.org
- Maple Syrup Family Day. March 26.
Richfield Historical Society: Concept of Sustaining Gardening lecture, at 19.00 24 February. Richfield Fire Hall, 2008 Highway 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: Year-round education programs 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/
- Native Landscaping 7-week workshop, 6-8pm Thursdays, Feb. 10-24. Washington Park branch.
West Suburban Quilt Guild: Quilting Stars Quilt Show 2022, at 10.00-17.00 March 11; 10.00-16.00 12 March. Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. wsqg.net/quilt-show/
Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association: Winter Show & Sale, 10.00-19.00 February 4; 10.00-17.00 5 February. 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. Feb. 12. $ 8. Pre-purchase online required. Enjoy free quilting lectures, raffle drawings, with food and refreshments available for purchase. Washington County Fair Park, 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend. (262) 347-6402.
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Workshops, lectures 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, 5.-6. March. Milaeger’s, 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine. wisconsinorchidsociety.com
Please submit your event three weeks before the event or registration deadline to email@example.com with “Attention Home and Garden Calendar” in the subject line.