HOME & GARDEN

From Tenements to Townhouses: Multi-Family Housing in Cincinnati explores the significant and often overlooked history of apartment life. This unique exhibit is curated by author and preservation historian Margo Warminski and features the physical structures and the social contexts of multi-family housing in Cincinnati. Through December.
The Betts House, 416 Clark St. (513) 651-0734.

Architreks Treasures of Over-the-Rhine: A tour of sites depicted in the art of Barbara & David Day including a stop at their studio in the Pendleton Art Center. See buildings that served a variety of purposes "” residential, commercial, religious and entertainment "” in the walking community that grew up in the 19th century. The tour will begin at the Coffee Emporium at 110 E. Central Parkway and will take approximately two hours including the stop at the studio. 11 a.m. July 31, $15. (513) 721-4506.

Architreks Vanishing Cincinnati: One-hour tour of building sites that either no longer exist or have been extensively altered in their use. Each is beautifully preserved in drawings by Barbara and David Day. The tour will begin at the Contemporary Arts Center. It will tour many sites as well as recall others on the nearby hillsides from vantage points in the basin area. Noon, August 1, $15. (513) 721-4506.

Architreks "Outside-In" 2010 Tours: Through September, Architreks' popular "Outside-In" programs will feature tours of significant buildings not normally open to the public. These special tours include the regular Clifton or Northside walking tours plus the Carl Strauss home in Clifton July 10 in conjunction with the Clifton tours and Excelsior Laundry, now Lightbourne Studios in Over-the Rhine. August 28. $15 adult, $5 children and $120 per group (maximum of 15 per group).
(513) 721-4506.

Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati:
Growing and Using Herbs and how to make them last by drying them, making herbal vinegars and other preservation methods. 6-8 p.m. June 15, $10

Walk Through Sooty Acres with perennials, trees and shrubs at their peak. Noon-1 p.m. June 16,
noon-1 p.m. July 14, free.
Container Gardening by the Season is a great way to add an accent garden where you have difficult soil or no soil at all and get your plants within closer reach. 6-8 p.m. July 8, $10.

Food preservation with canning and freezing techniques. 6-8:30 p.m. July 28, $10.
Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, (513) 221-0981,
www.civicgardencenter.org.

White Oak Garden Center:
Big Impact, Small Space June 21; Gardening with Pets July 5; 101 Common Gardening Mistakes July 19; Sole Mates, using ground cover, low-growing perennials and rock garden plants, August 2.

All programs at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Monfort Heights Branch Library,
(513) 369-4472.

Log Cabin Herb Society: Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. 6:30 p.m. June 21, July 19. Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road. (513) 768-6137

Canning Basics: What to do with the food you've grown. Includes basic canning, safety and water-bath and pressure methods with Gretchen Vaughn of Greensleeves Farm. 11 a.m. July 17, August 14.
Park + Vine, 1109 Vine St., downtown. greensleevesfarm@gmail.com, www.parkandvine.com.

Greater Cincinnati Rose Association: Co-ed gardening social and education for those interested in roses. Rose photography and irrigation June 28; Companion plants and gardens worth visiting August 23. 6:45 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church,
5950 Montgomery Road,
(513) 631-9707, www.greatercincinnatiroseassociation.webs.com.

Midwest Native Plant Conference: Learn about the important role of native plants in supporting our natural environment. Lectures, fieldtrips and workshops with experts on native landscaping, forests, wetlands, and prairies, and the diverse wildlife that live in these native habitats. A keynote speaker will be featured each day of the conference and there will be breakout sessions on native plant basics and propagation, summer wildflowers, butterflies and native goldenrods. Vendors will offer native plants, books, artwork and a plant sale is open to the public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. August 6-8.
Bergamo Conference Center of Mt. St. John Preserve, Dayton. (513) 941-6497, (937) 767-2981, www.cincinnatibirds.com/mwnp.

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy 2010 Conference: An exploration of Wright's architectural and engineering legacy through daily education sessions as well as an opportunity to see Wright's designs in person in private homes as well as the Burton J. Westcott House, now a public museum, in nearby Springfield. The annual event is expected to attract more than 400 people ranging from Wright homeowners, architectural scholars, educators and enthusiasts from around the world as well as 100 local volunteers. September 22"”26. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, downtown, (312) 663-5500, www.savewright.org
 

 
ANTIQUES

Tri-State Antiques Market: More than 200 dealers in antiques and vintage collectibles, indoors and out, rain or shine. Noon-9 p.m. July 3, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. August 1 with early bird shopping 6 a.m. $3. Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 West, Lawrenceburg, Ind.,
(513) 738-7256 www.queencityshows.com.

Burlington Antique Show: More than 200 vendors with antiques and vintage collectibles. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. with early buying, 6-8 a.m. $3. July 18, August 15.
Boone County Fairgrounds,
Burlington, Ky., (513) 922-6847, www.burlingtonantiqueshow.com