Sales + Events: Oct. 9-14 features a calligraphy workshop, fall festivals, and a Midwest Home mingler

Twin Cities shopping and events highlights for this week.

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Planning A Kitchen Remodel

Whether you’re a remodeling newbie, seasoned DIYer looking for a challenge, or just hiring someone else to get down and dirty, this total-package kitchen remodeling class has a valuable morsel for you to munch on. Castle Building pulls a sharp focus to the kitchen design and planning process—including everything you need to know from the initial concept creation to the very final design stages. You’ll learn about the popular, must-have features of modern kitchens, anticipated pricing, project timelines, and more. Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. @ 2600 Johnson St. N.E., Minneapolis, castlebri.com

Haupt Antiek Market

For only four days each month, this highly anticipated market is ever-changing with new themes—and this month, it’s pumpkins. Haupt Antiek Market (along with guest dealer Gregg Bartholomew) brings rare, unique, and hand-picked items to each market to provide nothing less than the best. Want first dibs? Slide over to the Wednesday night pre-sale party for an early sneak peek. Pre-sale Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., regular sale Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ 7570 W. 147th Apple Valley, hauptantiek.com

Midwest Home Fall Mingler

Curious about the faces behind Midwest Home magazine? This is your chance! Stop by to meet our new (amazing!) editors Mike Berger and Anna Bjorlin, enjoy a beverage or two, and mingle with some of our industry partners. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. @ Warners’ Stellian Appliance, 3533 W. 70th St., Edina, facebook.com

Calligraphy Lab

Calligraphy is all the rage nowadays and LAB MPLS has taken note. The class is led by Claire Daley (the owner of Hooked Calligraphy) and teaches beginners about the tools, strokes, and basic handwriting techniques. Then, you’ll create your own set of notecards or personalized, monogramed stationary. The best part? You’ll leave with your very own set of calligraphy tools to keep practicing, including a calligraphy pen, bottle of ink, and practice pad. Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. @ LAB MPLS, 1629 Hennepin Ave. Suite 300A, Minneapolis, labmpls.com

Bulb Sale Fundraiser

Find a large selection of fabulous fall bulbs at this fundraising event hosted by the North Star Lily Society. The sale boasts martagon lilies (that can thrive in the shade!) and heritage lilies that were hybridized in Minnesota. Get there early—the sale only goes until they’re gone. Saturday, members only 9-10 a.m., open to public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Bachman’s Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, bachmans.com

14th Annual Stillwater Harvest Fest

Chili cook-off. Beer garden. Live music. A parade. 5K walk. Pumpkin weigh-off. Pie eating contest. Food vendors. Accessories and jewelry. Crafts, candles, and custom woodwork. So, the answer is “yes”—you most definitely do need to be there. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Lowell Park, 201 Water St. N., Stillwater, facebook.com

Shrub Class & Fall Festival

Cedar Brook Garden Center is hosting a free class on all things shrubbery. Learn how to prune hydrangea, rose, and blooming shrubs, and after you’re finished, dive into the festivities of their fall celebration. Compete in a scarecrow contest (Did we mention the cash prizes?) or just score some in-store deals. Shrub class on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, and festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ 26800 Langford Ave., New Prague, eventbrite.com

Be sure to check out these Twin Cities farmers markets—rain or shine (or just downright too cold for October.)

Nicollet Maker’s Market || Find your old faves (and discover some new ones!) at this outdoor shopping event in downtown Minneapolis. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. @ Nicollet Ave. between 6th & 8th streets, nicolletmakersmarket.com

Maker Days at Linden Hills || Support more than 50 local makers, artisans, and growers that keep the Twin Cities’ small market scene alive and well. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. @ Settergren’s of Linden Hills, 2813 43rd St. W., Minneapolis, lindenhillsfarmersmarket.org

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