Date Book: Winter 2010-11

Sunday Artisan Market // This open-air market features textiles, paintings, ceramics, photography, glass, and woodworks. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, 12, 19. 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor (in the Kerrytown District); 734-913-9622,

Stroll Through the Conservatory // The Belle Isle Botanical Society presents its annual holiday event featuring holiday décor, live music, cider, and doughnuts. 5–8 p.m. Dec. 17. The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle, Detroit; 313-331-7760,

Woodworking & D.I.Y. Show // Seminars and demonstrations with tips for cabinet building and refinishing. Members of metro Detroit woodworking and arts guilds will display handcrafted works and demonstrate basics. Dec. 17-19. $10 adults, free for children under 15 and active military, police, and fire personnel with valid I.D. Gibraltar Trade Center, 15525 Racho Rd., Taylor;

Meadow Brook: The Wonders of Winter // On the 39th annual Holiday Walk, explore the 110-room Tudor Revival mansion furnished in holiday finery. Through Dec. 22. $20 adults, $5, 17 and under, accompanied by adult; 248-364-6200,

Detroit Artists Market // In its annual Art for the Holidays event, the Detroit Artists Market transforms itself into a holiday gift shop of handmade items by local artists. Through Dec. 23. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 4719 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-8540,

The Grosse Pointe Art Center // With the Holiday Shop,
the Grosse Pointe Art Center plays host to paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and other handcrafted gifts. Noon-6 p.m. Tue.–Sat. until Jan. 7. 16900 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe; 313-821-1848,

Home Improvement Show // More than 500 vendors showcase kitchens, baths, remodeling, and appliances. Jan. 28–30. Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-348-5600,

Outdoorama and Cottage Lakefront Living Show // Shop for designers, cottage furnishings, lakefront builders, boats, and docks at this fourth annual event. Feb. 24–28. Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-348-5600,

Michigan Home & Garden Show // Exhibits display home-and-garden products and services for new homes, remodeling, and maintenance. Gardens and landscapes with blooming annuals and perennials, waterfalls, reflecting ponds, fountains, brick walkways, and patios will be created for the show. On-site experts will share advice. March 11-13. $10 adults, $4 children, under 5 free. Pontiac Silverdome, 1200 Featherstone Rd. (north of M-59, west of Opdyke) Pontiac; 800-328-6550,