Interactive arts events happening this week



From 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Jan. 23, Hamilton East Public Library welcomes guests to battle against other cupcake decorators to win its version of “Cupcake Wars.” Each team will decorate cupcakes according to a secret theme using a secret ingredient. Supplies and decorations are provided. The program is for grades 5 to 8 only. Registration is required by visiting


From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Hamilton East Public Library will offer its next installment of the make it/take it craft. The National Association of Professional Organizers has named January as “National Get Organized Month.” For the craft, guests will sand and paint one unfinished wood storage crate, available in four different sizes. The event also will welcome Barbara Bougher, a professional organizer, as its guest speaker. The class is free and is for those 18 and older, but registration is required at

Hamilton East Public Library will offer a basic crochet class Jan. 30. (Stock image)


Learn basic crochet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Hamilton East Public Library. Participants will create a small project, which can be used on its own or as the foundation for a larger project. The class will be taught by Emily Wasonga of Love’s Hangover. Registration is required at


Keep cozy in Nickel Plate Arts’ first exhibit of 2018, “Woven Together,” which will showcase fabric and textile arts from a variety of established artists. Quilts, blankets, scarves, hats, wall hangings, capes and more will fill the Judge Stone House gallery space at 107 S. Eighth St. through Jan. 27. Many works will be for sale. The exhibit will be open during gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

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