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August 20, 2014

G. Love and Special Sauce & Keb’ Mo’ Band

The G. Love & Special Sauce trio features alternative hip-hop music and is best known for their "laid back" blues sound. Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music.

August 23, 2014

Dahlia Show

Marvel at the variety of colors, shapes and sizes of dahlia flowers.

August 28, 2014

Sleeping Bear Dunes Bus Trip

Find out why Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America.

Events

Events on May 10, 2014

October 30, 2012 October 31, 2014

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

May
10
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

“Beginners Only” Workshop

Full Class

Gain hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting a lovely yew bonsai. Learn what to look for when selecting a tree with “bonsai potential” and how to determine the best style for your tree. All materials provided.

Instructor

Gene Deci

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57
May 10, 201412:00 pm / Peter M. Wege Library

Advice to Grow With: Ask a Master Gardener

Have questions about garden pests and diseases? Bring questions like these and other garden-related questions to the library and the Master Gardeners will be happy to help you get ready for another fruitful gardening season.  

May 10, 201412:00 pm

Michigan All State Bonsai Show

Peter Tea, bonsai artist and instructor from San Jose, California, will be the headliner at this year’s show.

May
10
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Create an Erodium Bonsai

Full Class

Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate

Create a “mame” bonsai, one that can be held in the palm of your hand, using Erodium, also known as alpine geranium. Rake out the soil, cut back the roots and pot it into a small pot. Then clean out the foliage to expose the trunk and discover the style for your new bonsai. This plant, ideal for beginners, can be grown on a windowsill, where you can enjoy its tiny leaves and small flowers. All materials provided.

Instructor

Kenneth Huth

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
May
10
2:30 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring-Your-Own-Tree Workshop

Full Class

Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced

Bring one or two bonsai and work on styling or refining your trees with expert guidance from guest artist Peter Tea. Peter will discuss each tree, give each student an assignment, and then provide one-on-one assistance. Bring your own tools and copper wire (for conifers) or aluminum wire (for deciduous and broadleaf evergreens).

Instructor

Peter Tea

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67