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Home & Garden show starts Friday

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    Brianna Traut of Trend Stone, showed a quartz glowing bar to Rosanne Vonasek of Eau Claire, at the Home and Garden Show at the Indoor Sports Center in Eau Claire on Feb. 17, 2017. View more photos at LeaderTelegram.com.

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From do-it-yourself projects to a seminar about making better use of space, there are options for different interests at this year’s Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association’s Home & Garden Show.

The event in its 40th year runs from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center, 3456 Craig Road.

Friday’s events will be geared toward those who are 55-plus with seminars on the following topics: Making better use of your space, downsizing and building or buying a smaller home, apartment living in the Eau Claire area, making your home handicap accessible and different assisted living choices. 

Attendees who are 55 or older will get a $1 discount on tickets bought at the door before 5 p.m. on Friday.

Family Day is Saturday is family day, with kid-friendly events planned from building a birdhouse to making a dragonfly decoration. Other activities include games, an activity station and face painting.

Sunday is do-it-yourself day, with two events planned. 

Participants will paint a wine glass or wood sign with guidance from an artist during a class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for a flower wine glass or $25 for a four-foot-wide wood sign.

Get Your Succulents On is a class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and teaches participants how to create a festive garden for a home or office. Experts will answer questions about how to maintain your mini garden. The cost is $15 for a small planter or $30 for a large one.

Advance tickets are $6 for a daily pass through Thursday. The cost increases to $8 at the door. Children 12 and younger get in for free. 

Advance tickets are available at Festival Foods, Green Oasis and the CVHBA office, 4319 Jeffers Road, Suite 103.

For more information on the show, visit tinyurl.com/​y7tkxgtz.

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