Sew up the date for a presentation on buttons at the Crocker House Museum, Sept. 18.
sept. 22-23 //
The 44th Michigan Antique and Collectible Festivals hosts a competition between students from Central Michigan University and Michigan State University. Students will create beautifully decorated rooms using antiques found throughout the festival, and festival visitors will be allowed to vote for their favorite design. Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets: $6, children 11 and under free. 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland; 989-687-9001, miantiquefestival.com.
sept. 28-30 //
The American Sewing Expo showcases needle arts, home décor, crafting, and more at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi. Fri.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at the door; 248-880-3111, americansewingexpo.com.
Nov. 16-18 //
The Great Lakes Art Fair showcases more than 200 booths with works by regional artists at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi. Fri. 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $7, children 12 and under free; 248-348-5600, greatlakesartfair.com.
Nov. 23-dec. 22 //
Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk features historic and holiday treasures in the Tudor Revival mansion at 480 S. Adams Rd., Rochester. Mon. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tue.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$20; 248-364-6200, meadowbrookhall.org.
dec. 16 //
The Boston-Edison Annual Holiday Home Tour combines walking with a bus tour of five homes, decorated for the holidays, in the historic Boston-Edison Historic District. The tours, which begin at the Sacred Heart Seminary, generally last about two hours. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the tours, and everyone on the tours will receive a commemorative program that includes histories and photographs of the five homes. Buses depart every 20 minutes from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets: $25, available only in advance. 313-248-364-6200, historicbostonedison.org.