Midweek farmers market
Union Depot in St. Paul’s Lowertown recently launched a midweek farmers market where residents and workers can pick up locally made goods and seasonal produce over the lunch hour. As many as 15 vendors will offer artisanal products, homemade jams, baked goods and more. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 19. 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul. uniondepot.org.
The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis will present a talk with Kim Risen on the fast-fluttering birds. Learn about ruby-throated hummingbirds, and how to attract them to your yard and photograph them. Risen will talk about their nests and show photos of varieties of hummingbirds from Canada to South America. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Free. Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry St., St. Louis Park.
Local influencer Sarah Edwards will share the latest trends in holiday style, decor and gift-giving. Find out how to impress friends and family with tips on dressing a holiday table or mixing a festive cocktail. 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Free. Third-floor Home Department, Macy’s Southdale, Edina. macys.com.
Indoor bulb gardens
If cold weather is already giving you the blues, add fragrance and color to your world with a bulb garden. Jenn Hovland, owner of Fleur de Louise Flower Studio, will lead a class on easy-to-grow bulbs. Take a twiggy bird nest and fill it with bulbs, moss and other accents to create natural beauty indoors. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. $25, registration at northerngardener.org. Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 2705 Lincoln Dr., Roseville. 651-643-3601
Create a winter design that will last until spring. Using pine cones and a little creativity, you can create a seasonal basket that will bring cheer indoors. 6 p.m. Dec. 13. $49, advance registration at 612-362-3133 or online at Koehler & Dramm Institute of Floristry, 2407 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.