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kids-at-lavender-festivalMichigan Lavender Festival

  • Where: 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005
  • Date: Daily
  • Time: 10:00am—5:00pm
  • Next on: Tomorrow, July 15, 2011
  • Breathe in and say aaahhh.

    It’s time for the 9th annual Michigan Lavender Festival, hosted by Gabriel’s Garden and Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill.

    The organizers promise it’s “a symphony for the senses.” Enjoy soothing and fragrant lavender products, including soaps, sachets and lotions. Nibble on a gourmet lunch, sip Lavender lemonade, attend workshops, watch demonstrations and discover the joy of cooking with this lovely, fragrant herb.

    Area vendors and artisans will be selling their wares, plus you can pick your own lavender, take a wagon ride, tour Blake’s orchards and farm, and much much more.

    Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under get in free. Admission includes unlimited seating to all classes and demonstrations. Parking is free.

  • Features: Open to All

Franklin’s First Farmers Market

  • Where: Main Street in Franklin (Franklin Rd.)
  • When: Saturdays starting July 9 through Oct. 29 2-6 p.m.
  • Current vendors: 
  • Garden Gate Farms – the best organic produce, organic frozen meats and eggs
    DeMeulenaere Farms – a marvelous selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, fresh cut flowers, dried flowers, and artwork
    Blue Turtle Metal Art – copper and steel garden art
    Fresh Delights – organic granola
    Wrigley’s Rewards – organic dog treats
    Organically Done – organic soil and plant products
    Just Desserts – homemade pies, cookies, cupcakes, and candy
    Gourdology – one-of-a-kind gourd art
    Eve’s Temptations – gourmet chocolate caramel dipped apples and pretzels
    Pasta e Pasta – homemade gourmet pastas and sauces
    Theragardens – sustainable vegetable gardening systems
    J. L. May Soapmakers – handmade soaps and lotions
    Sugar Mama’s Baked Goods – tarts, coffee cakes, scones, crackers, wild yeast breads, and hamburger buns
    Recycled Barn Wood – barnwood mantels, tables, benches. NO nails or screws, all joints are pegs
    Nature’s Display – glass garden art
    The Market Basket of Franklin – Homemade baklava, banana bread, and macaroons

Concert of Colors: Metro Detroit’s 19th Annual Diversity Festival

  • Where: 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126 (Arab American National Museum)
  • Date: July 14, 2011 / July 15, 2011 / July 16, 2011 / July 17, 2011
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Next on: Today, July 14, 2011
  • Metro Detroit’s 19th Annual Diversity Festival

    Concert of Colors will be held Thursday July 14 through
    Sunday July 17.

    Locations include Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Scarab Club, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Max M. Fisher Music Center.

    For more information:

    Phone (313) 624-0215


  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: FREE

Summer Garden Care Class

  • Where: 6370 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 (English Gardens)
  • Date: July 16, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am
  • It is tough at this time of year to keep your garden looking good in the heat. An expert at the English Gardens will tell you everything you need to know to maintain your garden throughout the summer.

  • Features: Open to All

Go Comedy! All-Star Showdown – Late Show

  • Where: Go Comedy! Improv Theater, 261 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
  • Date: Weekly on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 10:00pm
  • Next on: Tomorrow, July 15, 2011
  • Go Comedy! is having their All-Star Showdown tonight.  It’s a hilarious improvised game show that the audience can participate in.

  • Price: $15

Woman’s Club Annual Garage Sale

  • The Royal Oak Woman’s Club is having their annual garage sale today at their clubhouse.  There will be lots of household items available for purchase.

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: free

36th Annual Antique & Garage Sale

  • Where: 6th and Lafayette parking structure, Royal Oak, MI
  • Date: July 16, 2011
  • Time: 9:30am—6:00pm
  • Today is the 36th Annual Antique and Garage Sale to be held at the 6th and Lafayette parking structure in downtown Royal Oak.  There will be lots of antiques, collectibles, handmade crafts, jewelry, and special treasures to find.  All in one structure for easy shopping.

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: $2; children under 12 free

Santa’s Summer Stop

  • Where: 3141 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072 (Yellow Door Art Market)
  • Date: July 16, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am—6:00pm
  • We invite kids of all ages to take a break from their normal summer activities to meet and greet Santa on his summer vacation at Yellow Door Art Market on July 16.

    Award-winning author & bonified Santa Claus, Jeffrey Schatzer of Bellaire, Michigan will be donning his Hawaiian shirt, flip flops and long white beard as he signs copies of his Christmas themed books starring him.  One of his popular titles, The Bird in Santa’s Beard is about a warm friendship that grows through the cold winter and on Christmas morning, Santa himself receives one of the most wonderful gifts of all.  Schatzer will be joining us Saturday, July 16 from 11-2pm.

    Another present you’ll find under our tree is Tucker, a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog is who is a character in the book, The Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lane by author, Rachel Longhurst of Milford, Michigan.  “This story is truly a modern day fairy tale about a special love shared by two extraordinary people and it allows the reader to go places where their imagination can play” states Longhurst.  Tucker and Longhurst will be joining us on Saturday, July 16 from 2:30-4:30pm.

    And of course we’ll be serving up cool Christmas themed treats, and giving away delightful handmade ornaments from a variety of Yellow Door artists with all purchases over $30 (one per family).

    So if you need to take a break from the heat this steamy summer, stop on by for a truly cool Christmas afternoon at Yellow Door Art Market on Saturday, July 16.

  • Features: Families, Kids, Open to All

Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales

  • Where: Downtown Rochester, 308 1/2 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307
  • Date: July 14, 2011 / July 15, 2011 / July 16, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am—9:00pm
  • Next on: Today, July 14, 2011
  • The Sidewalk Sales are back! Head downtown to check out the sales and your kids can check out the Kid Zone.

    The sales will take place on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Saturday, July 16 from 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Features: Kids, Open to All

All courtesy of Patch.com, to find more events near you, go to Patch and select your city then select events.

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