Arty gardens

Take a self-guided stroll through lush southwest Minneapolis landscapes at the Tangletown Gardens Art & Garden Tour, while helping to fund public art and garden projects in the Twin Cities. The tour is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22; pick up maps at Tangletown Gardens, 5353 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. The event closes with an evening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the garden center, with music, dancing and refreshments from Wise Acre Eatery. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 tour day. Go to

Pollinator garden tour

Interested in gardening to benefit bees, butterflies and other pollinators? Learn more at a free garden tour sponsored by the Andover Pollinator Awareness Project. Five gardens will be open for self-guided tours, including a shade garden, acreage with fruit trees, a garden with bug management by chickens, prairie landscaping with native plants, and a low-maintenance pond buffer with wildflowers and prairie grasses.

Hosts, including Master Gardeners, will be on hand at each home to answer questions. The tour is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22. A tour map is available at or in person at Andover City Hall, 1685 Crosstown Blvd., during business hours Monday through Friday.

Kitchen remodel class

Thinking about remodeling your kitchen? A free class on “Planning a Green Kitchen Remodel” is being offered by Castle Building & Remodeling and the Natural Built Home Store. The class will cover the design process, typical project budgets, cost-saving ideas, rebates and incentives, and affordable design tips. All attendees will receive a certificate for $100 off design and planning services toward their remodeling project. The class is offered at 10 a.m. July 22 at the Natural Built Home Store, 4020 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls. To attend, register in advance at