Macomb Spring Home Improvement Show
Exhibits include the latest kitchen and bath designs, room additions, roofing options, swimming pools, spas, siding, decks, landscaping, pavers, patio furniture, floor covering, heating, cooling, windows, doors and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free admission; free parking. Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile, Warren. YourHomeShows.com.
13th annual Orchid Festival
Beginning at 11 a.m. Sat. Free demonstrations: Intro to Growing Orchids & Repotting, 11 a.m.; Advanced Orchid Tips & Repotting, 1 p.m. Workshop: Make It & Take It: Orchid Garden, 2:30 p.m., $49.99. English Gardens stores. EnglishGardens.com.
Tips and Techniques 1: Planning Your Vegetable Garden
Four-part series presented by Project Grow Community Gardens. 10 a.m.-noon. Sat. $5. Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver, Ann Arbor. Registration required. projectgrowgardens.org.
A Mortgage Experience You Will Brag About
Learn how to get back into the housing market after a bankruptcy, short sale, or foreclosure. 6:30 p.m. Wed. Free. Livonia Public Library, 32777 Five Mile. (734) 466-2491.
Renowned Interior Designer Jamie Drake
Introduction of the exclusive, licensed furniture collection created for high-end manufacturer Theodore Alexander. Includes Drake meet-and-greet. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed. Free. Scott Shuptrine Interiors, 32301 Woodward, Royal Oak. Registration required. scottshuptrine.eventbrite.com.
Eighth annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
Featuring every aspect of cottage and lakefront living for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build or rent. 3-9:30 p.m. Thurs.; noon-9:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 28 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 1. Adults, $10; children ages 6-14, $4; children ages 5 and younger, free. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi. (800) 328-6550 or NoviCottageshow.com.
Landscaping for the Birds, Butterflies and Water Quality
Presented by the Clinton River Watershed Council. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Orion Art Center, 115 S. Anderson, Lake Orion. Registration required. (248) 601-0606.
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