Things to do today and this week:
• Learn all about creating your own clay items at Pottery Classes held at Throwing Mud Gallery, 2210-2212 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Classes are 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Class cost is $160. For more information, go online at throwingmudgallery.com
• Gardening without chemicals is safer for you, your garden and the environment. Get ideas and share experiences at the Organic Gardening class today from 11 to 1 at Valley Medical Center, 400 S. 43rd St., Renton. It’s free, cancerlifeline.org/classes/register-for-may-to-august-2012-classes/organic-gardening
• Try your hand at Beginning Jewelry, a class in Metalsmithing tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s at Tacoma Metal Arts Center, 711 St. Helens Ave. Suite 102, Tacoma. Class cost is $165. Call or go online for more information, 253-227-1694, tacomametalarts.com
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