The famous smiley-face barn at the Elegant Farmer is home to lots of delicious food, and the country store and bakery has events planned through the winter.

Find home improvement and gardening classes for Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding counties. Here is a roundup of home and garden events, craft and hobby shows, and where to find more information:

Apple Holler: Country Store, Bakery & Gift Shop, open daily. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, (262) 884-7100;

Boerner Botanical Gardens: Education & Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens offer a variety of year-round classes for adults and children. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. General information: (414) 525-5653;

  • Winterfest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 30. Nature walks, indoor and outdoor activities and seasonal crafts. Free.
  • Homemade Lavender Soap Making. Feb. 15.

Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: Learn about the historic house museum dedicated to the preservation of the Pabst family legacy. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Onsite admissions are available, but advance online ticket purchase is recommended. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.