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NOVEMBER

Ongoing…
p Sculpture Exhibit. Patrick Doughterty’s giant willow and dogwood outdoor sculpture exhibit continues at Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. Info: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org/art/patrick-dougherty.html.

November 7 and 8
Wild Bird Event. Free birding seminars. Meet-n-Greet birds of prey from Lake Milton Raptor Center and birding specials. Wedel’s Nursery, Florist & Garden Center, 5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, Info: 269-345-1195 or wedels.com. 

November 11
“Introduction to Microgreens.” A workshop to learn why microgreens are the hottest new way to introduce nutrients into your diet. Sample foods made with microgreens and take home a starter kit with step-by-step instructions. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids. 6 to 8 p.m. $37. Info and registration: 888-957-1580 or meijergardens.org.

November 25 to January 4
Christmas and Holiday Traditions around the World. More than 40 trees and displays, 300,000 lights, carriage rides, choirs and the beloved railway garden. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids.  Info: 888-957-1580 or meijergardens.org.

November 29
“Holiday Greens.” An all-day workshop to make holiday decorations from fresh greens. Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $60. Info: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

DECEMBER

December 5
“Grown Up.” A new offering to create your holiday greens with friends while enjoying seasonal cocktails, music and a “festive” sweater contest. Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles 10 a.m. to noon. $50. Info: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

December 6
“Holiday Greens Mini-Session.” Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles 10 a.m. to noon. $20. Info: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

December 5 and 6
Santa’s Workshop. Make & take workshops. Wreath decorating, make a winter porch pot, build a bird feeder, professional bow making and other décor and gift-making stations. Wedel’s Nursery, Florist & Garden Center, 5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo. Info: 269-345-1195 or wedels.com.

Decembser 20
Christmas Bird Count. Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. Info: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.