Check out the Historic Home Tour in Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation presents the 41st Annual Historic Home Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. This year offers something for everyone with two historic Normal Park homes, a mid-town Victorian and a Queen Anne work-in-progress. In addition, the area’s entrepreneurial spirit will be highlighted by a trip to the Brick and Mortar Modern General Store in Depot Town that occupies one of the historic Follett House storefronts. Tickets are $15. For information, go to

Southfield Garden Walk is Sunday

The Southfield Parks and Garden Club will hold the 12th Annual Southfield Garden Walk from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. on Sunday featuring several gardens in the Ravines neighborhood. Check-in will be at 22500 Lake Ravines Drive. Shuttle service will make a continuous loop, so participants can view the gardens and get back on the bus for the next stop. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at the Mayor’s Office or on the day of the walk. For information, go to


Candles, more at Michigan Central Depot this weekend

If you plan to tour the Michigan Central Depot this weekend, keep an eye out for local candlemaker Asia Newson. Newson, owner and CEO of Super Business Girl (and only a teenager), is one of several local artists and makers who will be selling their wares and doing demonstrations as part of this weekend’s tours, all organized by the depot’s new owner Ford Motor Co. Newson will be at the depot from 3:05-4:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Go to To learn more about touring the train station, go to 


Miniature Makers' Workshop selling its inventory

After 35 years serving the miniature enthusiast community, the former Miniature Makers' Workshop is selling its remaining inventory of dollhouses, figures, furniture and mini-decor. Ashes to Beauty Estate Sale Services will handle the sale of owner Darlene Hall's miniature shop inventory and personal estate. The 3-day sale continues from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at a private residence in Royal Oak. For the address and other information, go to 

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