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  • Updated: March 8, 2013 - 2:15 PM

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Avoiding kitchen mistakes

Are you considering a kitchen makeover? If so, you’re invited to a free design seminar at Crystal Kitchen Center.

Experts will share the 10 most common mistakes in kitchen design, as well as guidelines from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. You’ll learn about the latest cabinet accessories and appliances, universal design, green design and more.

The seminar will be presented twice, from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 1:30-3 p.m., on Saturday. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to 763-544-5950. Crystal Kitchen Center is at 3620 Winnetka Av. N. in Crystal.


Parkinson’s art fundraiser

If you’d like to invest in some artwork while supporting people with Parkinson’s disease, head to the Galleria on Friday for the Art of Parkinson’s, the first artists’ fundraiser of the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota.

Ten local artists from the Parkinson’s community will display paintings, sculptures, photography and crafted pieces, available for purchase. The $10 cost for the fundraiser includes light appetizers and soft drinks from Crave, as well as a Galleria coupon booklet.

The fundraiser will be held 3-7 p.m. Friday in the Galleria’s West Atrium, near the Louis Vuitton store. The Galleria is located at 69th and France Avenue S. in Edina.

Remodeling for resale

With the Twin Cities real estate market on the upswing, you may be thinking about selling your home. If you’re wondering which improvements are worth investing in and which you can skip, check out the “Remodeling for Resale” seminar at Natural Built Home on Saturday.

Samantha Strong, a real estate agent and general contractor with Metamorphosis, will discuss which remodeling projects are most attractive to buyers.

The free seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Natural Built Home showroom, 4020 Minnehaha Av., Minneapolis. Those who RSVP by March 15 will receive a $10 gift card to Natural Built Home. To RSVP, call 612-605-7999 or e-mail: classes@

Spring grill prep

Is your grill ready for the grilling season? Gertens is offering a free grill-prep seminar on Saturday. You’ll learn tips and tricks for every kind of grill, including how to determine whether your grill needs just a simple cleaning or replacement of parts. You’ll also see a wide variety of tools for repairing or maintaining any type of grill.

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