Brenda’s Butterfly Habitat at Barson’s Greenhouse
Featuring native butterflies and their host plants. 10 a.m. today. 6414 N. Merriman, Westland. (734) 788-0539.
23rd annual Grosse Pointe Garden Tour at Grosse Pointe War Memorial
10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sat. $12 advance; $15 tour day. 32 Lake Shore. (313) 881-7511 ext. 206.
Parade of Homes at BRAG Building
Discuss ideas with the experts that can help you build your dream home. Noon to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Tickets sold at each home are valid for all homes for all three days. Adults: $10; ages 16 and younger, free. 179 Little Lake, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-0100 or BRAGAnnArbor.com/se_Parade_of_Homes. cfm.
Crocker House Garden Walk
Tour the Crocker House and visit other gardens around town at your own pace. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $10 for Macomb County Historical Society members, $15 for nonmembers. 15 Union, Mt.Clemens. www.crockerhousemuseum.com.
20th annual Garden City Garden Walk at Barson’s Greenhouse
Held rain or shine. Tickets available at Barson’s Greenhouse or Lucky Dog Luxury Daycare & Boarding, 5921 Middlebelt, Garden City. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. $8 for one or $15 for two. 6414 N. Merriman, Westland. (734) 564-3838.
Living With History: Historic Homes Tour of Greater West Bloomfield at Orchard Lake Museum
Advance tickets sold at Orchard Lake Museum and Orchard Lake City Hall. Sponsored by West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $15 advance; $20 tour day. 3951 Orchard Lake. (248) 682-2279.
Mad Hatters’ Tea Party Garden Walk at the Northville Art House
Presented by the Gardeners of Northville & Novi. Held rain or shine. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $10. 215 E. Cady. (734) 462-3928.
2014 Milford Garden Walk and Market Sale at Milford’s Central Park
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Advance, $10; walk day, $12. Downtown Milford, along the Huron River. (248) 520-7186.
Summer Potluck at County Farm Park
Hosted by Project Grow. Noon Sat. Rain date: noon Sun. 2230 Platt, Ann Arbor. Registration required. projectgrowgardens.org.
Making Freezer Jam at Farmington Hills Nature Center
Demonstration at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sat. $5. 24915 Farmington. (248) 477-1135. Preregistration required. recreg.fhgov.com.
2014 Master Gardener Association-Genesee County, Michigan Garden Tour
Advance tickets sold at MSU Extension office; Bordine Nursery, 9100 Torrey, Grand Blanc, (810) 655-5588; Jenny B’s Garden Party, 9063 Clio, Clio, (810) 687-7742; Piechnik Greenhouse, 13172 McCumsey, Clio, (810) 686-9211; Walker Farms & Greenhouse, 5253 Atherton, Burton, (810) 743-0260. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10 adults; $2 children ages 11 and younger. 4069 Jennie, Swartz Creek. (810) 275-8822.
37th annual Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation Historic Home Tour at Ypsilanti Historical Museum
Advance tickets sold in downtown Ypsilanti on Michigan at Haab’s Restaurant, Salt City Antiques and Materials Unlimited; in Depot Town at Nelson Amos Studio; on Washtenaw at Norton's Flowers and Gifts; and in Ann Arbor at Downtown Home and Garden. Tickets sold tour day in front of the Ypsilanti Historical Museum on Huron Street and at Haab’s. Noon-5 p.m. Sun. $10 advance; $12 tour day. 220 N. Huron. (734) 483-5688.
Eighth annual Southfield Garden Walk at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Sponsored by the Southfield Parks and Garden Club. Tour includes the Riverbank neighborhood off Bell Road between 12 Mile and the Northwestern Service Drive. Free parking at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Shuttle bus will make continuous loops at each garden stop, including transportation to and from the parking area. 2-5 p.m. Sun. $10. 27375 Bell, Southfield. (248) 569-4286.
Drying Up Your Basement Workshop at Brandon Township Public Library
Ronald Gay, consultant and author, has more than 35 years of experience in professional home improvement, consulting and inspections, and is an expert on basement and foundation seepage. 7-8:30 p.m. Mon. Free. 304 South, Ortonville. (248) 627-1461.
19th annual Flowers Are Forever Garden Walk at Backyard Birds
Held rain or shine. Noon to 8 p.m. Tues. $8 advance; $10 walk day. 627 S. Main, Plymouth Township. (734) 748-7991.
The Busy Gardener Lecture at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center
Gardening seminar presented by Janet Macunovich. Tips for the gardener to make the best use of precious time and money. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tues. $20. 2100 Pontiac Lake, Waterford Township. (248) 858-0887.
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