Wreath workshops

Welcome guests with a festive holiday wreath. Gertens, Tonkadale and Bachman’s are holding wreath design workshops to demonstrate how to add color, texture and sparkle to a fresh evergreen wreath. Gertens’ free workshop is at 6 p.m. Nov. 23, 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Register at gertens.com. The Tonkadale workshop costs $10 and is at 10 a.m. Dec. 3, 3739 Tonkawood Rd., Minnetonka. Register at tonkadale.com. Bachman’s workshop, “Joyful by Nature,” focuses on using natural elements, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, and 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Cost is $50 and includes all materials. Register at bachmans.com.

Junk chic

Flea Market Style magazine, the bible for fans of the vintage look, returns after a two-year absence with the winter 2017 issue, on newsstands now. Ki Nassauer of Junk Bonanza fame and tastemaker Celeste Shaw team up as co-editors in chief, with new publisher AMG/Parade. The 144-page issue features the retro-fabulous home of a Tennessee couple, a Texas home clad top-to-bottom in rustic salvaged materials, plus clever DIY ideas for cookie cutters, shipping pallets and turning junk into custom knobs and pulls.


For the birds

Learn about winter bird-feeding and how to keep birdbaths warm at a “Winter Backyard Birding” program, 7 p.m. Nov. 23, Gertens, 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Register at gertens.com.

‘Property Brothers’

Tall, dark and handy HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott are taking their home-renovation sibling rivalry on the road in a new series, “Brothers Take New Orleans,” premiering Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. The four-episode series follows the twins as they renovate side-by-side shotgun-style homes and compete to score the highest property value as determined by a panel of local real estate experts. The episodes will take viewers sightseeing from the French Quarter to the Garden District as the brothers visit landmarks and meet locals who can give them a leg up on the competition.