If you've always wanted to bronze some baby shoes but hated to cover them up, here's the solution. Now you can preserve and still see every detail of baby's first shoes thanks to a process dubbed Clearbronz, which covers the keepsake in a clear, hard finish. The high-gloss coating allows all the color, scuff marks, creases and wrinkles to shine through. Some other keepsakes to consider would be those old sneakers, dainty ballet slippers, a wedding garter or favorite baseball glove.
Prices start at $39.95 for one unmounted shoe and range up to $89.95 for a pair of shoes mounted on Lucite bookends. Call Footnotes in Time at (800) 772-8626. The company, based in Plantation, Fla., will send out a description of all the styles and prices as well as an order form and mailing pouch.
* "Puppets on Parade and Workshop" will entertain kids from 10-11 a.m. (for a nominal fee) at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market's second anniversary Corn Festival and Chili Cook-Off. Also, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. children may enjoy a cuddly petting zoo and face painting (free). Beverly Hills Farmers Market, 200 block of N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 285-1048.
* Bring your favorite blanket and teddy bear to a "Teddy Bear Picnic" for children 2 to 6. Teddy bear stories will be read and there will time to make a fuzzy wuzzy craft. 10-11 a.m. $10 per child. Mrs. Nelson's Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. Registration required: (909) 599-4558.