Designer Debbie Hobbs will visit First Community Village from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Gardiner Room, 1800 Riverside Drive.

Designer Debbie Hobbs will visit First Community Village from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Gardiner Room, 1800 Riverside Drive.

Hobbs will offer instruction on how to apply fabric and pattern principles to clothing, home design, room accessories, holiday décor and more. She will also share her own designs and patterns.

Hobbs designs for Henry Glass of New York and McCalls quilting magazine.

Both residents and community members are invited to attend at no charge. Space is limited. For reservations, call Nancy McKirtrick at 324-4455.

Susan DiMickele, author of "Chasing Superwoman" will visit Huffman's Market, 2140 Tremont Center, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.

She is a partner in an international law firm, and her book discusses the struggle of working mothers.

The event will feature a sampling of DiMickele's adventures and refreshments.