Home and garden events across Metro Detroit
Novi Home & Garden Show
Featuring landscaped gardens with patios, outdoor kitchens, water features and plants. 2-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Adults ages 13 and older, $10; senior citizens, $9; children ages 12 and younger, free; parking, additional fee. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi. novihomeshow.com.
Hidden Worlds: The Universe of Pollen Revealed in Large-Scale Ceramic Pollen Sculptures
Inspired by the beautiful forms that pollen take, the amazing power of these tiny grains of life, and the challenges that honeybees and pollinators face. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, through May 8. Free. Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro, Ann Arbor. (734) 647-7600.
15th annual Antiques in April Show and Sale
Featuring authentic antiques and genuine collectibles from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Sponsored by Sauer Furniture and Antiques. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Gerald Welch Health Education Building, Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville, Monroe. (734) 384-4201.
Tiger Cub Scouts — Backyard Jungle
Learn about interesting plants and animals encountered during the hike and make a birdhouse to take home. 10 a.m. Sat. $6. Crosswinds Marsh, 27600 Haggerty, New Boston. (734) 654-1220.
African Violet Display and Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (hands-on workshop at 11:30 a.m.) Free. Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro, Ann Arbor. (734) 647-7600.
Composting for Home and the Farm
Presented by D-Town Farm and Keep Growing Detroit. The need-to-know of a thriving compost pile. Part of the Urban Garden Education Series. 6-8 p.m. Tues. $5 (Garden Resource Program members, $3). Plum Street Market Garden, 2202 Third, Detroit. http://detroitagriculture.net/urban-garden-prgrams/adult-education-programs.
Plant a Victory Garden
Part of a series called 1940s: Through the War and Beyond. 11 a.m. Wed. Free. Lorenzo Cultural Center, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. Registration required. (586) 445-7348 or lorenzoculturalcenter.com.
Building Matters: Net Metering
Discussion on the technology, science, and political implications of this model of energy generation and distribution. 7 p.m. Wed. Free. Ann Arbor District Library- 4th Floor Meeting Room, 343 S. Fifth. aadl.org.
Spring Beauties: Native Wildflowers for the Woodland Garden
Explore native alternatives from the exotic to the familiar for the spring garden. Presented by North Oakland Wild Ones. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Free. St. Daniel Parish, 7010 Valley Park, Clarkston. northoakland.wildones.org.
City of Ann Arbor 2016 Sustainable Forum
Ann Arbor in 2025, including conversations about local challenges and solutions on Ann Arbor’s path to a more sustainable future. 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth. aadl.org.
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