Celebrate Your Weekend in Spring – March 30-April 1

cranbrook-greenhouseFrom Arugula to Zinnias and Everything In-Between: A Cranbrook Greenhouse Family Workshop

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10:00 am

Cranbrook, 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI

$30.00

The Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary invites you to attend their “From Arugula to Zinnias and Everything In-Between: A Cranbrook Greenhouse Family Workshop” this morning. You will take an in-depth look at plants and learn all about them, plus tour the facilities and participate in a planting activity.

This workshop is recommended for families with children over the age of 6.

Please register in advance, since space is very limited.

Where Cranbrook 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 (Cranbrook House Greenhouse)

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March 31, 2012

Time 10:00 am—11:30 am

Who to bring Everyone, Families

Website http://­www.­cranbrook.­edu

Phone 248 645.3210

Price $30 per person; $20 for members

Spring Open Barn and Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:00 pm

Charles L. Bowers School Farm, 1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI

$4.00

Bowers Farm is having an open barn tour ane egg hunt today. Come check out all the newborn lambs and goats, feed the babies, ride a pony, and take a tour by wagon.

There will be three Egg hunts during the day at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Where Charles L. Bowers School Farm 1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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March 31, 2012

Time 12:00 pm—4:00 pm

Who to bring Everyone, Kids, Teens

Website http://­www.­schoo­lfarm.­org

Phone 248-341-6475

Price $4 for egg hunt; nominal charges for other activities

Alarm Will Sound to Play at Oakland University

Friday, March 30, 2012, 8:00 pm

Oakland University, 2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI

$20.00

The musical ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, will perform at Oakland University. Alarm Will Sound is a 20-person group that uses different media elements in their performance to create a fun and diverse experience for their audience.

Tickets are available at the box office or you can click on buy tickets to order online.

Where Oakland University 2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309 (Varner Recital Hall)

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March 30, 2012

Time 8:00 pm

Who to bring Everyone

Website http://­www.­alarmwi­llsound.­com

Phone 248-370-3013

Price $20, $10 for Oakland UniversityStudents

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Fun Friday at the Painted Pot

Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:00 pm

The Painted Pot, 421 Walnut Blvd, Rochester, MI

$30.00

The Painted Pot is hosting a night of fun, just for kids ages 7 and up. Your kids will use puff paint to make a plate while enjoying pizza. This is a drop off activity, so parents, you have a couple of hours to catch dinner downtown.

You can register for this class through RARA on their website, www.rararecreation.org or by calling 248-656-8308.

Where The Painted Pot 421 Walnut Blvd, Rochester, MI 48307

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March 30, 2012

Time 6:00 pm—8:00 pm

Who to bring Kids

Website http://­www.­thepai­ntedpot.­com

Phone 248-652-8255

Price $30

The Easter Bunny at the Village of Rochester Hills

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11:00 am

The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI

FREE

The kids can say hello to the Easter Bunny in Festival Park at the Village of Rochester Hills. Don’t forget your camera!

Where The Village of Rochester Hills 104 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (Festival Park)

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March 31, 2012

More dates

April 6, 2012

April 7, 2012

Time 11:00 am—6:00 pm

Who to bring Kids

Website http://­www.­thevorh.­com

Phone 248-375-9451

Price $0

Spring Home & Garden Show

Friday, March 30, 2012, All day

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI

$8.00

Quick Facts on the Spring Home & Garden Show 2012

When: March 30-April 1, 2012

Hours: Friday 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Suburban Collection Showplace 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374. Located just 1 mile west of Novi Road.

Display: Anything and everything you need for your home and garden can be found under one roof. Walk through 25,000 square feet of landscaped gardens and browse hundreds of home improvement booths and exhibits.

Seminars and Entertainment: Grilling gurus Mad Dog & Merrill will share their zany grilling antics and masterful barbecuing talents through humor and recipes, presented by Weber Grills.

The “Landscape Theater” area will be home to informative and interesting seminars on curb appeal and sustainable landscape practices, presented by Michigan Landscape Design Services. The “Bloomsday Preppers” show, hosted by Bryan Mitnick will provide an entertaining and animated twist to learning about economic gardening.

Get your toughest gardening questions answered by experts from the Southeast Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, the Perennial Plant Growers Association and the MSU Master Gardener program.

Easter flowers and landscape plants will be available for purchase from various greenhouse and nursery vendors.

Browse the indoor art fair hosted by The Image and Arts Council of Troy. Paintings, pottery, artwork and much more will be available for purchase. Visit the special art area to create your home and garden mural.

Giveaways: Special “Find the Gnome” giveaways. Enter contests to win prizes by filling out a special coupon and dropping in boxes throughout the show. Coupon flyers will be available at show entrance or download at novihomeshow.com.

Appearances: Live broadcasts with “America’s Master Handyman” Glenn Haege of WJR.

Admission: Adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $8, senior admission is $7, and children 12 and under get in free! Purchase two tickets online at www.novihomeshow.com and receive a 1-year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens magazine.

Coupons: Discount $1 off admission coupons are available on www.novihomeshow.com , Home Depot stores in Brighton, Northville and Novi and in area newspapers.

Show manager: Rosalie Lamb, Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan (BIA), 313.600.5812

For more information: Please visit www.novihomeshow.com.

Where Suburban Collection Showplace 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

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March 30, 2012

More dates

March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012

Website http://­www.­noviho­meshow.­com/­

Phone 313.600.5812

Email slatshaw@­allsea­sonscommuni­cations.­com

Price Adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $8, senior admission is $7, and children 12 and under get in free!

All courtesy of Patch.com, to find more events near you, go to Patch and select your city then select events. Next week we will be taking a break from sharing our Community post. Thank you for your patience and look back for great events in the area again in two weeks!

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