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Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or you just have an interest in interior decorating, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show won’t disappoint. With exhibitors from appliance and home décor vendors to garden and landscape services, the Home + Garden Show will give you the best tips and tricks for a stylish home both inside and out. You can exhibit your own floor plans, get decorating ideas from Minneapolis’ best or shop for the newest home and garden items on your wish list.

Como Park Holiday Flower Show

December 7–January Escape the frigid Minnesota air and explore the colorful, exotic holiday flower show inside the Como Park conservatory, where the temperatures are tropical all year round. All ages. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.

11th Annual Planter Party and Workshop

Heidi Heiland will share ways to create your own plant containers with a unique assortment of beautiful plants and container embellishments to help connect with plants and nature to relieve stress, sharpen mental skills, and improve your overall wellbeing.

Designed by You

Trillium Woods, a resort-style retirement community opening in summer 2015, is hosting a Designed by You event for prospective residents.

Guests will meet Trillium Woods’ new Selections Coordinator for styling options and popular design trends, get their questions answered and learn the advantages of planning ahead. Guests can also tour a beautiful, newly completed Selections Room, model apartment and community scale plan. Enjoy lunch while exploring the design options for personalizing your future residence.

Spring Swap

Get ready for summer with the annual Plant Swap hosted by the city of Plymouth. Members of the community are invited to bring perennials, seeds, tools, pots, books and other garden items to swap with others. After collecting your garden goodies, join the Hennepin County master gardeners for a gardening presentation in the Plymouth Creek Center following the swap. Free. 3:30–6:30 p.m. 763.509.5000; plymouthmn.gov

Letting Go of the Overburdened Household

This workshop, hosted by Bill Blieseth, The Organizing Guy and Certified Professional Organizer, and Brenda Hartman, MSW, LICSW, focuses on how the accumulation of personal belongings resulting from everything from marriage or inheritance to ambitious shopping can lead to a home that ceases to function as a happy, healthy living environment.

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