Gardening and All That Jazz: Fourth annual Educational Garden Conference

Presented by the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County Inc., an affiliate of Michigan State University Extension. Featuring three nationally known speakers/authors. Open to gardeners of all skill levels. 7 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sat. $80. Oakland Schools Conference Center, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Registration required. (248) 770-0524 or

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.

Membership in Bloom

Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary annual membership recruitment event. Featuring light refreshments, a glimpse of Cranbrook House on an abridged tour, and remarks from current auxiliary members. Membership includes volunteer opportunities, free admission to Cranbrook House and Gardens, and free or discounted admission at nearly 300 reciprocal gardens throughout North America. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sat. $5 (applied toward first year’s membership dues). Cranbrook House and Gardens, 380 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3149 or

Fleurdetroit Spring Open House

Tour the garden shoppe and floral studio. 10 a.m. Sat. Free. Fleurdetroit, 1507 Old S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 953-3840.

Grow Your Own Transplants

Get a head start on your vegetable garden. 10 a.m. Sat. $5. Detroit Market Garden, 1850 Erskine. (313) 961-6675.

2016 Tour of Remodeled Homes

Showcase of 10 remodeled homes in Ann Arbor and Plymouth/Canton areas. Presented by NARI of Southeast Michigan. Sponsored by Mans Lumber & Millwork. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and noon-6 p.m. Sun. Adults, $10; children ages 5 and younger, free. Tickets must be validated before entering and are good for use on both days of the tour. Each ticket sale is accompanied by a complimentary tour guide, complete with project map. Advance tickets available at or on event day at tour sites.

Annual Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market

Featuring collectibles, contemporary treasures and a variety of arts and crafts. Presented by the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Admission, free; secured parking, $5 per vehicle. Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 Jefferson, Detroit.

62nd annual Michigan Orchid Show

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free admission. United Food and Commercial Workers Hall, 876 Horace Brown, Madison Heights. (248) 528-1453.

2016 Sue Abbott Lecture on Floral Design: The Art of the Event: A Floral Design Demonstration for Exquisite Events

Presented by the Grosse Pointe Garden Center. 7 p.m. Wed. $15 ($5 Garden Center members). Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Reservations required. (313) 881-7511, ext. 206.

Home Buying 101

Seminar. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. 11 Mile. (248) 246-3700.

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