Welcome Mat: Bad Movie Night at Goldner Walsh


Grab the popcorn 

for Bad Movie Night

at Goldner Walsh

Calling all garden enthusiasts with a sense of humor and a quest for fun; it’s Bad Movie Night at Goldner Walsh Garden & Home in Pontiac on July 28, rain or shine. The unique event will feature some good grub and a really bad plant-themed horror flick at the amphitheater (or the greenhouse). Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions open at 8 p.m. (BYOB) and the movie starts at sunset. Tickets are $8 and available at goldnerwalsh.com or at the door. A portion of the proceeds will help fund “When we went MAD!” – a documentary on the history of MAD Magazine. 559 Orchard Lake Road, (248) 332-6430.

Bad Movie Night

Lasting natural

elements in decor

Nature does wonders for our psyche, which is why it can have a calming effect when we take the concept inside. Having just returned from Dallas Market, Chris Meredith, owner of Your Nesting Place in Milford, spotted a trend for new merchandise inspired by “naturals,” from cement and trees (some were gilded) to feathers, skulls, stone and cowhide. “I feel like bringing the outdoors in is more than just having a plant in your house,” she writes via email. “It’s thinking out of the box and using earthy materials.” 105 W. Huron, (248) 685-7314; yournestingplace.com.

Natural elements

Stroll through

Evening in the Garden

The Rochester Garden Club will host its annual Evening in the Garden at 6:30 p.m. July 27. Admission is free for the family-friendly event that begins with a stroll through the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Children’s Garden. Hands-on activities include a sundial that lets you tell time with your body. Check out the butterfly garden and the newly installed bee and insect habitat. At 7 p.m., the newly renovated Calf Barn will offer light refreshments and featured speaker Elly Maxwell, pictured, an entomologist and bug enthusiast. The first 25 families who attend will receive a free milkweed plant. Native plants, garden art and work gloves will be available for purchase. 1005 Van Hoosen Road, rochestergardenclub.org

Elly Maxwell

Plymouth rolls out its 

sidewalk sale next weekend

‘Tis the season for sidewalk sales, which can yield some great bargains. These opportunities can be especially rewarding when you hit upon some good deals on home decor. On July 29 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and July 30 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., downtown Plymouth will host its annual Sidewalk Sale. Home Sweet Home, R.S.V.P. and Sideways are among the participants that sell unique pieces for your interiors. While you’re there, check out the other specialty shops and restaurants that surround Kellogg Park in the quaint community. Go to plymouthmich.org.