Holland Log & Cedar Homes will be featured at the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show. (ShowSpan)
The Antiques Exposition at Southfield Municipal Complex
2-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. $10 regular admission; $8 with ad or listing. 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield. www.antiquesexposition.com.
Tips and Techniques 1: Planning Your Vegetable Garden at Leslie Science and Nature Center
First of a four-part series. Class designed with the novice gardener in mind. 10 a.m. to noon Sat. Free. 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor. Registration required. www.projectgrowgardens.org.
Your Spring Home Show at Macomb Sports & Expo Center
Exhibits include the latest kitchen and bath designs, room additions, roofing options, swimming pools, spas, siding, decking, landscaping, pavers, patio furniture, floor coverings, heating, cooling, windows, doors and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. Free admission; free parking. 14500 E. 12 Mile, Warren. www.YourHomeShows.com.
South Africa Extravaganza — Plants and Life of South Africa at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Presented by the Great Lakes Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. Two presentations: 11 a.m.: South Africa: A Diverse Natural Environment; 1:30 p.m.: Nature Pictures that Tell Stories. 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. (734) 647-7600.
Althorp Living History Collection Event at Scott Shuptrine Interiors Royal Oak Gallery
Special guest: Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer. Discussion on the collection manufactured by luxury furniture maker Theodore Alexander and inspired by the childhood home of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer. Spencer will sign Althorp pieces purchased during the event. 5-8 p.m. Wed. 32301 Woodward Ave. Registration required. (248) 549-9105 or www.scottshuptrine.eventbrite.com.
The Art and Practice of Bonsai Topics at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Presented by the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society. 7 p.m. Wed. Free. 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. www.annarborbonsaisociety.org.
Seventh annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show at Suburban Collection Showplace
Every aspect of cottage and lakefront living for property and vacation homeowners. 3-9:30 p.m. Thurs., noon to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2. Adults, $10; children ages 6-14, $4; children ages 5 and younger, free. 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi. (800) 328-6550.
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