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Get your kids ready for a swimming summer at Orient Expressed (3905 Magazine St., 899-3060; www.orientexpressed.com). Take 30 percent off swim suits, hats and cover-ups. Choose from a variety of styles and colors.

Bette Bornside Company (2733 Dauphine St., 945-4069) is known for an impressive selection of knitting yarn. Now theyÕre going to help you figure out what to do with all that yardage, offering three different knitting classes, starting in June. Learn how to knit socks or even a cardigan sweater. Call now to register.

Formerly located on Royal Street, CarmenÕs Gallery (525-7455) has moved to 2103 Magazine St. Thanks to the larger space, the gallery will now offer custom framing and a larger selection of art, pottery and fine crafts. Stop by to see acrylic-on-canvas works by Ann deLorge.

A follow-up to their popular New Orleans toile design, Bryan Batt and Tom Cianfichi of Hazelnut (Magazine St., 5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com) will unveil a new fabric design on Saturday, June 16. The vibrant patchwork design is available in heavy duck cloth for upholstery and in broadcloth for bedding. A percentage of all sales will go to the ChildrenÕs Hospital music therapy program.

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at karan@gambitweekly.com, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.

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