Your dust-collecting tchotchke just might be a moneymaker. Rum River Library will host an antique-appraisal event. Collectors can bring their items to be evaluated by renowned antique appraiser and author Mark F. Moran, who will inspect items in front of an audience. 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. Appraisal sessions must be registered in advance at 763-324-8625; currently registration is full but observers are welcome. 4201 6th Av., Anoka. www.anokacounty.us/1758/Libraries
Seasonal design workshop
Create a twiggy moss basket for festive seasonal display. Bachman’s design experts will lead a workshop to help participants make a basket featuring a bundled-up gnome, a rustic metal sleigh and snowy steppingstones nestled within plants and greenery. 2 p.m. Dec. 1. $65, advance registration required at bachmans.com/event/206008. 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.
The Minnesota maker community will celebrate craft and design at this holiday event. Artists will display their crafted home decor, jewelry, ceramics and more for purchase. Guests have the opportunity to sample artisanal food and beverages, and view live glass-blowing demonstrations. There will also be hands-on experiences and artist-designed participatory projects. “Decked Out,” a preview party, is a festive evening with tarot and astrological readings and live painting and the background grooves of Transmission DJ Jake Rudh. Preview party: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30. $20; Craft Bash: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Free. 145 Holden St. N., Mpls. craftcouncil.org/shows/acc/acc-special-event
Seward Winter Frolic
Shop local, and support independent artists at Vine Arts Center’s annual holiday sale. Nibble on cookies and shop for crafted jewelry, knitted items, ceramic tiles and clever gifts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. 2637 27th Av. S., Mpls. vineartscenter.org
The American Swedish Institute’s Christmas market, Julmarknad, welcomes the entire family for performances, food and regional artists. More than 40 vendors will display and sell their wares. Make family craft projects, and be on the lookout for tomte and Santa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. $6-$12. 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. asimn.org.