As a new homeowner, I can finally get behind--even get excited about--events like the Home & Garden Market. Take one part State Fair Expo and one part Home Depot and add a splash of yard sale and you can get yourself drunk on the awesomeness that is the Home & Garden Market all weekend long. Grab your fair share of professional tips on remodeling, renovations and room additions, check out eco-friendly and affordable products, and meet people who can do stuff for you (should the need arise) from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway. Admission is $9, free for children under 12 with special discounts available. Call 800-654-1480 or visit thehomeandgardenmarket.com.
Fri., Sept. 11, 2-8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2009