Healy block walking tour
Master builder T.P. Healy designed nine houses and built eight in the Wedge neighborhood, historically known as Lowry Hill East. Take a walking tour of all 22 historic homes built between 1895 and 1911, as the Victorian Age gave way to the Edwardian Age. The three-block walk is led by local old-house experts Anders Christensen, who will define the architectural styles, and Kathy Kullberg, who will share stories of the families who once lived there. The tour is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 8; meet at Mueller Park, 2509 Colfax Av. S., Mpls. Cost is $10. Register at preserveminneapolis.org.
Gardening during climate change
Need guidance for gardening in our increasingly unpredictable climate? The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum class “Plant Selection for a Changing Climate” explains how to amend soil, choose plants and other practical ways to make your landscaping more resilient to extreme weather. The class is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. July 8 in the Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chanhassen. Cost is $55; $41 members, includes arboretum admission. To register, go to arboretum.umn.edu/gardeningclasses.aspx or call 612-301-1210.
Home interiors help
If you’re planning to redo a room or are hunting for furniture, here’s an opportunity to show your photos, fabric samples, Pinterest boards and Houzz ideas to Gabberts pros at “Coffee With a Designer,” 10 to 11 a.m. every Saturday in July. Coffee and treats will be served. The free event is at Gabberts in the Galleria, 69th St. and France Av. S., Edina, and at 3201 Country Dr., Little Canada. Call 952-927-1500 or go to gabberts.com.