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Home and garden events around the Charlotte area

Saturday

‘12 Hours of Design’

If you’d like to see ideas for making art the focus of design in your home, visit the Hans Krug kitchen showroom for this free event beginning at 10 a.m. You’ll pick up tips for bringing art into cooking and kitchen design.

Designers will decorate the showroom’s modern and transitional kitchens according to different themes. Chefs from the Art Institute of Charlotte will create food displays.

Architect and designer Borek Sipek will display his glass work and answer questions. Design Within Reach will showcase modern furniture and lighting in an outdoor lounge. Details: www.hanskrug.com.

Karen Sullivan

Oct. 10-12

Plant sale

Wing Haven’s plant sale will be open to the public 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at Wing Haven Nursery, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Details: www.winghavengardens.com.

Oct. 12-13

Elizabeth Home Tour

The 2013 Elizabeth Home & Garden tour will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 1-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at six homes and four gardens. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 during the tour weekend and may be purchased at Royal Gardens, Red Sky Gallery and, on Oct. 13, at The Council House of Garden Clubs.

The tour is the Elizabeth Community Association’s largest fundraiser and 10 percent of tour proceeds will benefit Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Elizabeth House, Charlotte Family Housings newest family shelter site. Details: www.elizabethcommunity.com.

Hilary Trenda

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