Grilling and growing
Bachman's The Great Outdoors event offers tips and techniques for grilling as well as how to build a fire pit and summer lawn and shrub care. The free event features demonstrations on making repurposed home and garden accessories, hardscape tips, food samples and prize giveaways, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17, Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Go to bachmans.com.
Stone Arch Bridge bash
One-of-a-kind art for your home is just one of the offerings at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, June 16-18. The free event features family activities and performances, live music and Art of the Car Show. Artists will display and sell works in ceramics, glass, printmaking, mixed and digital media, drawings, paintings, fine crafts and photography, as well as jewelry and wearables. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. June 16, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 17 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18, on the Mississippi riverfront along SE. Main Street, Mpls. Go to stonearchbridgefestival.com.
Stumped about stucco? Larry Baker, owner of Think Stucco, will talk about stucco materials, styles and repairs and offer help for homeowners' problems from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 15 at the Natural Built Home Store, 4020 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls. Bring questions, photos and a pen and paper. Cost is $15. After registering, you can send your stucco photos to Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at mnpreservation.org. Click on "Services" and "Education."
Beauty with Bounty
Edible landscaping combines ornamental and edible plants and results in a beautiful, delicious property. At a class called "Edible Landscaping: Blending Beauty with Bounty," learn how to create an edible landscape on your property by making good plant choices, creatively mixing and matching for a desired look and how to plan for sustainability, 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 17. Class includes a handout. Cost is $55; $41 for members. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chanhassen. Register at arboretum.umn.edu.
If these walls could talk
Uncover facts and stories about your old house at "Researching House History," 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 17, Elim Church, 685 13th Av. NE., Room 403, Mpls. Learn about online and local resources, research centers and collections to do your research on Twin Cities homes. Cost is $15. Register at mnpreservation.org. Click on "Services" and "Education."