If the holiday season gets your creative juices flowing, take advantage of classes and seminars offered by local home and garden experts, just in time for celebrating. Whether you’re looking for decor to spruce up your holiday table, a winter porch pot that lasts through spring, or an arrangement beautiful enough for gift giving, the following workshops offer tried-and-true projects, as well as some that are brand new. There are even classes just for kids!

Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center, St. Charles offers workshops for both adults and children. “We offer container workshops geared more toward outside containers as well as indoor centerpieces,” says Manager/Horticulturist Christa Bormann. “We’ve been told its, relaxing, fun and even therapeutic. It’s kind of a fun event to do at the end of the year. You get to go home with something pretty.” If you have a group of 10 or more Heinz can arrange a special workshop date for you. For more information on individual workshops, visit their website at www.heinzbrothers.com or call (630) 377-6288. Call for reservations.

Adult Centerpiece Class, Tue, Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Let Heinz Brothers guide you in making a beautiful holiday centerpiece for your table or mantel. Includes all greenery and accessories for either a round or rectangular centerpiece. Program Fee: $30 for round or $40 for rectangular centerpiece.

Kids Centerpiece (4+up), Sat., Dec. 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun, Dec. 22, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Children will use fresh cut greens to make the base of their holiday centerpiece. Each centerpiece includes a pre-made bow and ornaments. Great gifts for holiday gatherings. Program fee: $5

Adult Centerpiece class, Sat., Dec. 21, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Let Heinz Brothers guide you in making a beautiful holiday centerpiece for your table or mantel. Greenery and accessories available for either a round or rectangular centerpiece. Program Fee: $10 plus materials fee of $20 for round or $30 for rectangular centerpiece.

Kids Handprint Snowman Ornament (2+up), Sun, Dec 22, 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. .

Kids create an ornament that looks like a snowman from their own hand print. Add an air plant for a living ornament Fun little gift. Program fee: $15.

Kids Holiday decorated pot (5+up). Olaf Snowman Potted Plant, Sun, Dec 22, 3 p.m. -4 p.m.

Kids create a clay pot with a green plant that looks like Olaf the Snowman. Perfect project for kids and a fun little gift! Program fee: $10