Events in Milwaukee area (winter 2022)
Find home improvement and gardening classes for Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding counties. Here is a roundup of home and garden events, craft and hobby shows, and where to find more information:
Apple Holler: Country Store, Bakery & Gift Shop, open daily. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, (262) 884-7100; appleholler.com
Boerner Botanical Gardens: Education & Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens offer a variety of year-round classes for adults and children. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. General information: (414) 525-5653; boernerbotanicalgardens.org/events
- Winterfest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 30. Nature walks, indoor and outdoor activities and seasonal crafts. Free.
- Homemade Lavender Soap Making. Feb. 15.
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: Learn about the historic house museum dedicated to the preservation of the Pabst family legacy. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Onsite admissions are available, but advance online ticket purchase is recommended. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. pabstmansion.com
Cedar Creek Settlement: Visit a variety of mid-19th century buildings with gift and specialty shops, antique stores, galleries, restaurants, and the Cedar Creek Winery. N70-W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. cedarcreeksettlement.com/festivals
- Winter Festival. Feb. 19-20.
- Winery/Settlement Open House. March 12-13.
Elegant Farmer: Shop the Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6771; elegantfarmer.com
- National Pie Day Celebration. Jan. 22-23.
- All Things Cherry. Month of February.
- Maple Fest. Month of March.
- 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 Tea. Jan. 22.
- Nature Ignores Design that Ignores Nature. Jan. 29.
- Succulent Propagation. February.
Hales Corners Public Library: Adult Crafting Club, 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18, Feb. 15, and March 15; or 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 23, and March 30. A monthly gathering for those who prefer a quiet place to relax and work on crafts of all kinds. Coloring supplies 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 attendees. 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners. (414) 529-6150.
Handmade Market Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 18; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19. Waukesha County Expo Center, Forum Bldg., 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. craftproductionsinc.com
Hearthstone Historic House Museum: Queen Anne style residential architecture, and first house to be incandescently illuminated by an Edison Electric System. 625 Prospect Ave., Appleton. (920) 730-8204; hearthstonemuseum.org
Historic Milwaukee: Self-guided tour maps are available highlighting local architecture and history. 235 E. Michigan St. (414) 277-7795; historicmilwaukee.org
- Virtual House History Class. Feb. 22, March 15.
Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, (closed Thursdays). Experience art in nature with sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org
- Cultural Plant Walk. March 12.
Melinda Myers Virtual Gardening Seminars: Each class is designed to deepen your horticulture knowledge, enhance 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 7 p.m. Jan. 14; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Show features experts with weatherization tips, home modification innovations, and aging in place 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 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29-30. Shop for vintage, upcycled and handmade goods. 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: Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. General admission: $8; $6 for children ages 6 to 17, students and people with disabilities; free for children age 5 and younger. Milwaukee County residents receive $1 off entry, and resident seniors (60+) get $3 off entry. ID Required. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5600; milwaukeedomes.org
- Annual Train Show. Jan. 15-April 3.
NARI Milwaukee: Spring Home Improvement Show, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 18-19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 20. $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 home improvement tips, with landscaping and gardening advice, cooking demonstrations and seminars, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 25-26; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 27; 4-8 p.m. March 30-31; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 1-2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 3. 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, 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Richfield Fire Hall, 2008 Highway 175, Richfield.
Tower Heritage Center: Campus includes two museums and one historic site that trace the history of Washington County. 320 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend. (262) 335-4678.
Urban Ecology Centers: Year-round educational 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, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 10-March 24. Washington Park branch.
West Suburban Quilt Guild: 2022 Quilting Stars Quilt Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12. Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. wsqg.net/quilt-show/
Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association: Winter Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 5. 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. Advance 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, March 5-6. Milaeger’s, 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine. wisconsinorchidsociety.com
Please submit your event three weeks before the event or registration deadline to [email protected], with “Attention Home and Garden calendar” in the subject line.