Mod, mod sale

Are you a fan of European modern design? Now's the time to get 40 to 60 percent off furnishings and accessories at AlwaysMod in Golden Valley. The home decor store is closing and discounting Alessi, Blomus, Bodum, Riedel, Chilewich, Georg Jensen and Tom Dixon furniture, accents, floor models and lighting. The sale continues through mid-April at 905 Decatur Av. N., Golden Valley. Call 763-746-5600 or go to

Fairies and pollinators

Get revved up for spring at two Tonkadale Greenhouse programs. The kid-friendly Fairy Garden workshop demonstrates how to design an indoor garden, 10 a.m. March 31. Bring your own container or buy one at the store. The workshop fee is $10 and includes soil and moss. Perennials and Pollinators is a free seminar offering tips on easy-care perennials for that provide habitat for pollinators, 10 a.m. April 1. Tonkadale, 3739 Tonkawood Rd., Minnetonka. Register at or call 952-938-6480.

Old-time treasures

Gathering of Friends Antique Market features primitives, architectural pieces, furniture, decor, pottery, vintage wares and collectibles. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 30-31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2, at Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Free.

Spring classes

Itching to get outside and get started on your garden? Gertens is offering seven free classes on various lawn and garden topics during Super Weekend Workshops on April 1. The classes start at 9:30 a.m. with "Weed Control," followed by "The Best Turf" at 10:30 a.m., "Outstanding Perennials" at 11:30 a.m., "Organic Lawn and Garden Care" at 12:30 p.m., "Spring Backyard Birding" at 1:30 p.m., "Flowering Shrubs and Vines" at 2:30 p.m., and "Gardening With Kids" at 3:30 p.m. Registration is requested at Gertens is at 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights.

New plants

What's new in the world of plants? Find out at Squire House Gardens during "New and Exciting Plants for 2017," part of the "Talk & Tea" series. See the best new plants for the upcoming growing season, including new introductions by breeder Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Gardens in Hebron, Ill. The presentation will be offered at 3 p.m. April 1 and 1 p.m. April 2. The event is free, but space is limited and reservations are requested. To register, call 651-436-8080, or e-mail or visit the registration link at Squire House Gardens is at 3390 St. Croix Trail S., Afton.