best Bets : You can buy books and plants this weekend and sample all the best the region has to offer
The American Association of University Women's "60th Annual Used Book Sale" will be held at the Morris Lawrence Building on the Washtenaw Community College campus. Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. On Friday, from 8 a.m.- 10 a.m., there will be an early admission charge of $15. Other dates and times, there will be no admission charge. books are priced as marked, most between $1-$6. On Saturday, books will be half off. On Sunday, books will be $8 a bag. WCC is at 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-973-3300.
The "Annual Purrfect Doggone Golf Scramble" at Pierce Lake Golf Course on Friday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a 9:30 a.m. free putting and chipping clinic prior to the scramble with U-M men's golf coach Chris Whitten. You could win in a number of ways, including closest to pin and more. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and auction. $125 each. The Scramble benefits the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Register at HSHV.org. THe Course is at 1175 S. Main St., Chelsea. 734-475-5858.
There will be Kerrytown BookFest reception at the Ann Arbor District Library on Friday. 7 p.m. This event will include refreshments, music by harpist Deborah Gabrion and an introduction and inside look at the exhibit by local bookbinder and book collector John MacKrell. The Bookfest itself will be on Sunday at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Free. The reception will take place in the multi-purpose room at 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-327-4200.
The U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold their "Exotic Plant Sale" on Saturday and Sunday during regular hours. The sale will feature a large selection of cactus, succulents, and bromeliads, including air plants and orchids, in sizes ranging from seedlings to mature plants. You can also pick up growing supplies, books, and art prints. Free admission. 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. 734-647-7600.
Head to the "Annual Harvest Party" at Lone Oak Vineyard Estate on Saturday. 5-9 p.m. There will be music by "Wynwood," food by Bone Island Grille, estate-grown wines, hourly drawings for gift baskets and bonfire at 9 p.m.(weather permitting). Rain or shine. $7. Admission includes wine tasting, entertainment and a chance to win a gift basket. 8400 Ann Arbor Road, Grass Lake. 517-522-8167.
The "Annual HomeGrown Festival" will be held at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday. 6-10 p.m. A grassroots community event showcasing the best of our region’s locally grown food, drink, music and fun. Chefs committed to cooking with seasonal, local food will offer small-plate portions ($1-$7) of creative dishes sourced from area farms. For adults over age 21, tasting portions of dozens of Michigan's small producer beer, wine, mead, and hard-ciders will be available for purchase. Free admission. 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. 734-794-6255.