Valentine’s wreath

Make a heart-shaped wreath for your sweetie, or keep it as a gift to yourself, at a Valentine’s Day-themed workshop presented by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Using ribbons and fresh materials that will dry in place, your hanging wreath will be ready just in time to decorate for Cupid’s holiday. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. $30. Bad Weather Brewery, 414 W. 7th St., St. Paul. To register, go to

Crafts for kids

Children can make something special for Mom or Grandma at this hands-on class. Under the guidance of garden-center professionals, kids can fashion an ornate Valentine’s Garden to take home. 11 a.m. Feb. 10. $10. Mickman Brothers Garden Center, 14630 Hwy. 65 NE., Ham Lake. Register at

Designing with nature

Jared Rosenbaum will give the keynote speech at this year’s Wild Ones conference in St. Paul. The botanist and native plant grower will discuss edible and medicinal native plants. Other speakers include “Hometown Habitat” author Catherine Zimmerman, and Rachel Mackow, co-owner with Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants in Pohatcong, N.J. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $20-$95. Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Av., St. Paul. Register at


High-end home tour

For Super Bowl weekend, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities is putting a football spin on its Artisan Home Tour, featuring four elaborate custom homes, followed by a lunch and reception hosted by NFL Alumni. The four homes, all located in the western suburbs, showcase high-end amenities such as a sport court with pitching mound and golf simulator, a sunken media room and a boathouse. Guests will visit the four homes via luxury motor coach. Then they’ll be taken to the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach for the lunch with professional football alumni, including Matt Blair, Kurt Knoff and Darrell Thompson. The event runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3. Cost is $200 per person, with proceeds benefiting the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation and NFL Alumni. For tickets, visit