Welcome Mat: Home events around Detroit

Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News

Pewabic Pottery hosts Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Gleaners

Pewabic Pottery is hosting its 23rd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to raise money for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. More than 750 bowls made by local artists and students will be auctioned off. Anyone who buys a bowl will be welcome to enjoy soup from eight local restaurants and delis, including Russell Street Deli, Sinbad’s and Vivio’s. Student bowls are $5 and artist bowls will range from $15-40. Last year’s fundraiser raised $10,000 for Gleaners, the equivalent of 30,000 meals. Pewabic Pottery is at 10125 E. Jefferson in Detroit. For information, visit gcfb.org/pewabic or call (313) 822-0954.

‘Rehab Addict’ to star in new HGTV show

Lake Orion’s Nicole “Rehab Addict” Curtis is branching out on HGTV. Earlier this month on her Facebook page, Curtis announced that she’s teaming up with fellow HGTV star David Bromstad (“Color Splash”) and DIY’s Josh Temple (“House Crashers”) on a new show that will air this summer on HGTV. Curtis posted a silly picture of the threesome, making faces and clearly having fun together. She joked that the network had said no to letting “us rent a catamaran and filming ‘Three’s Company’ style —but we aren’t giving up yet. Josh is on craigslist looking for a ten-speed and we are leaving wardrobe up to David. Me? I’m in charge of making sure the house is still standing when we are finished.” New episodes of Curtis’ latest season of “Rehab Addict,” meanwhile, continue to air at 9 p.m. Thursday on HGTV, which chronicle the renovations of a 1913 English Tudor Curtis and her team are fixing up on Detroit’s east side. Curtis bought the house at an auction from the Detroit Land Bank. Once renovations are complete, Curtis has pledged to hold a brief open house, as she usually does when she completes a project. Stay tuned!

Send Homestyle your best butterfly garden photos

Ignore the gray skies, bitter cold and seemingly endless winter. Let’s think of happier times to come — and butterflies! There are more 145 butterfly species in Michigan. The most common in southeast Michigan are Cabbage White, Spring Azure, Great Spangled Fritillary, Black Swallowtail and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, according to the North American Butterfly Association. With butterflies in mind, Homestyle is teaming with the upcoming Novi Home and Garden Show on a Butterfly Garden Photo contest. Email your best butterfly garden photos to mfeighan@detroitnews.com — from close-ups to wide shots — and your photo may appear in upcoming issue of Homestyle. The winner also will receive tickets to the home and garden show March 27-29 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Pictured is a photo of Desiree Lowery’s garden in Dearborn last September.

Grand Hotel offers first-ever design school weekend in June

What do you get when you mix one of Michigan’s most iconic hotels and decorating tips from Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Company Inc.? An interior designer’s dream. For the first time, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is holding the Dorothy Draper Design School from June 12-14 at the hotel. Participants will attend two design sessions and learn from Varney himself, who has has been decorating at the Grand Hotel for more than 40 years. They’ll also stay in one of 390 guest rooms designed by Varney and enjoy a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily, along with an invitation to a Welcome Reception on Friday evening and private dinner Saturday evening. The weekend is $925 per couple for a standard room and $1225 for a lakeside room; additional fees may apply for the design workshops. To learn more, go to grandhotel.com and click on “Specials” and then “2015 Packages.”

Tickets selling out fast for Palmer Woods Music in Homes series

Tickets have been selling out quickly for Palmer Woods’ Music in Homes 2014-2015 concert series so if going to a concert in a historic home in one of Detroit’s most beloved neighborhoods is on your to-do list then move fast. Tickets are already sold out for Saturday’s Black History Month Jazz Tribute with Charles Boles Quartet, but they’re still available for the March 28 concert featuring violinist Jannina Barefield Norpoth & Brazilian-born pianist Maria Meirelles. The concert, which starts at 8 p.m., will be homecoming of sorts for Barefield, who grew up in Palmer Woods and whose parents still live there. A children’s concert will precede the concert. Tickets are $40 and include dinner. Groups of 10 or more will get a $5 discount per ticket. For information, call (313) 891-2514 or visit palmerwoods.org.