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. noon-9:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $10; children ages 6-14, $4; children ages 5 and younger, free. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi. (800) 328-6550 or

Meadow Brook Garden Club

Featuring guest speaker Laura Zigmanth, who will discuss native plants that bring in butterflies and native bees to the garden. 10 a.m. Friday. Guests are welcome; $5 nonmember donation. Meadow Brook Hall, 480 South Adams Road, Rochester.

Spring Blooming Bulb workshop

Make a unique blooming basket in this make-it & take-it workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ray Hunter Garden Center. Two sizes: 5-plant basket for $35 or 8-plant basket for $50. All materials included. Call Kevin at 734-284-2500 to reserve your place. 16153 Eureka Rd., Southgate. Limited availability.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Pewabic Pottery host this annual fundraiser at 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday. Free to attend. Student bowls are $5 and artist bowls range from $15-40. Buyers of any empty bowl will be treated to a lunch of gourmet soups and freshly baked breads, all provided by local businesses. 10125 Jefferson Avenue East, Detroit. 313-626-2000.

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