Welcome Mat: Longacre House celebrating 150th birthday years

By Jeanine Matlow
Special to The Detroit News
Longacre House

Longacre House celebrating 150th birthday years

Join the Longacre House in celebrating its 150th birthday with a Victorian Garden Party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.  The event, at 24705 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills, is free and fun for the whole family. Learn the history of the Longacre House and Victorian times. Tour the house and enjoy light refreshments, a petting zoo and lawn games like hopscotch and croquet. (Pony rides will be available for a fee.) For information, go to

Las Vegas Stone & Flooring

Las Vegas Stone & Flooring opens in Detroit

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. At least that’s the case for Las Vegas Stone & Flooring – known for its extensive work on the MotorCity Casino Hotel and ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas – that just opened a 6,000-square-foot showroom in Detroit. “I’m very excited to officially announce our showroom in Detroit,” said Rob Kaoud, CEO and founder in a press release. “It’s been a dream of our family’s to highlight products we’re proud of and for our customers to see and feel our items first-hand. After having a storefront in Las Vegas for many years, we were compelled to move our operations to Detroit to be a part of the revitalization and fill a growing need in the flooring distribution space.” Their location is 11343 Schaefer Hwy. For information, go to

Ron Rademacher

Best fall color spots to be featured in Meadow Brook Garden Club talk

The Meadow Brook Garden Club will feature guest speaker Ron Rademacher at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive,  Rochester. The travel writer will cover destinations known for spectacular autumn colors, from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to the Great Sauk Trail. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:15 a.m. Guests are welcome and reservations are not required. There is a $5 fee for non-members. For information, go to

Food | Family | Story specializes in paper products (prints, cards, recipe cards, notebooks, etc) made from original watercolor artwork.

Detroit Foodie Fair comes to Eastern Market

The Detroit Foodie Fair debuts at Eastern Market with a fun-filled day at Shed 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Connecting food lovers with some of the best flavor makers and artisans from the area, the partnership between Detroit Foodie Fair and Taste the Local Difference also supports Michigan’s local food economy. This free family-friendly event will feature small-batch makers, food trucks, restaurants, handcrafters, local food organizations, handcrafted kitchen wares and other unique food-related goods. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for Detroit’s Best Foodie Find. For information, go to

The Milford Home Tour is Sept. 21-22, 2019.

Milford Home Tour  this weekend

Five historic homes and other venues will be featured on the 43rd annual Milford Home Tour from 11 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. They can be purchased at Acorn Farms, Your Nesting Place, Main Street Art and the Milford Historical Society. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour. Children 12 and under are free. For information, go to