A touch of fall decor

It’s September and time to celebrate all things autumn. Bachman’s Fall Ideas House is packed with cool-weather and harvest-inspired decor that you can re-create in your own spaces.

Designers have transformed the historic Bachman family home from top to bottom, with a mix of new, repurposed and vintage furnishings. They’ve also interjected decor trends, such as cool galvanized metal paired with warm reclaimed wood in a variety of spaces.

This season, the dining room has been turned into a parlor with a built-in bar. The farmhouse-flavored porch is embellished with country tartan patterns and splashes of pumpkin orange. Pillows hand-stitched from recycled saris are scattered on the bed of the Bohemian-style guest bedroom. In the nursery, woodland critters accent the teal and orange color palette. The sunroom is decorated with birch trees and autumn-hued watercolors. Outside the home, containers overflow with fall-friendly plants, such as mums and kale.

The self-guided tours are daily from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1 at the home, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Tickets are $5 and benefit the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. Go to bachmans.com or call 612-861-7311.


Pollinator party

If you like bees — or just a good party — head to Stillwater on Sept. 10 for “Polli*Nation 2017,” an art and music festival hosted by the Pollinator Friendly Alliance. Craft beer, food trucks and live music and other performances will be offered between noon and 6 p.m. at Kissing Birch Farm. Partygoers can also learn about pollinators and how to protect them, via bee experts in attendance. For tickets, visit pollination.bpt.me. Tickets are $10 in advance for adults, $15 at the gate; $5 in advance for kids 12 to 17, $10 at the gate. Kids under 11 attend free. Kissing Birch Farm is located at 10020 Norell Av. N., Stillwater.


Bee-monitor training

Learn to distinguish different types of bees and how to monitor them and gather data at a free Citizen Science Pollinator training program. Participants will gain practical experience via hands-on activities at the YMCA Community Center and Fish Creek Natural Area, both in Maplewood. Training is offered 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Register by Sept. 6 at maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170.