Hagopian adds new location for drop-off cleaning, repairs

Are your rugs looking a bit worn after the holidays? Hagopian has added 1492 S. Sheldon Road in Plymouth to their drop-off locations for rug cleaning and repair services. There you’ll find convenient storefront parking and affordable area rugs for sale. Now in its 78th year, Hagopian also offers rug pickup and delivery when you’re pressed for time or your rugs are too big to transport. Other drop-off locations include Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Oak Park, Novi and Utica. For those in a hurry, Rug Care Express is a new two-day cleaning service that lets you drop off your rugs at the Oak Park location, the home of their Rug Care Spa. For more information, go to

Lights! Camera!

Action! Getting that Oscar party ready

Now that the Super Bowl celebrations have come and gone, the next chance to shine a spotlight on a TV-themed gathering will be the Oscars, scheduled to air Feb. 26. Get your media room camera-ready by rolling out the red carpet for your guests with some cinematic accents from Hobby Lobby, where the selection includes Movie Ticket Wall Decor and Movie Clapboard Wood Wall Decor (both retail for $17.99). For information, go to

Learn how to find love at Artloft Midtown

Artloft Midtown is hosting a Valentine’s Day Shopping and Book Party on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. where you can enjoy shopping, tea and (chocolate) kisses. Pauline G. Everette, author of “Finding and Keeping Romantic Love: Relationship Tips for People over Fifty,” will share ways to energize your romantic relationships. You might even find a unique gift for that special someone while you’re there. 4160 Cass Ave., Suite C, (313) 818-0023. For information, go to

Jeanine Matlow

Orchids center stage at English Gardens this weekend

English Gardens presents its 15th Annual Orchid Festival Saturday and Sunday with free seminars both days and a Make It & Take It Workshop where participants will leave with an orchid garden they’ve created. Nearly 15 varieties will be on display, including Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Epidendrum, Masdevallia, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Phaleanopsis and exotic varieties. Free seminars include Orchids 101 & Repotting Demo and Orchids 201 & Repotting Demo. Workshop fee is $29.99 and advance registration is required. For seminar and workshop locations and times, speakers and registration information, go to

Single for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate

your Galentine

On Saturday, Green Daffodil will host a Galentine’s Day event with a few guest artists and extended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult sips and snacks will be served and a new limited-edition candle will be available for sale. Who will be your Galentine? This clever term that reminds you to embrace your girlfriends, especially if you are single going into Valentine’s Day, stems from the popular “Parks and Recreation” show. 624 Livernois Ave., Ferndale. For more information, call (248) 547-4172 or go to

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