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Butterflies Are Blooming
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Website: www.meijergardens.org

Discover the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the nation at Meijer Gardens during the 18th annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. Follow the lifecycle of over 6,000 butterflies beginning as eggs until they emerge as butterflies. Once they emerge, they can be viewed flying freely within the five-story 15,000-square-foot Tropical Conservatory. They sip nectar from the flowering plants and feeding stations, gather among stream beds, and occasionally land on ecstatic viewers. Butterflies Are Blooming is Meijer Gardens' most attended annual exhibition.

West Michigan Women's Expo
Mar 8 - 10, 2013
Location: DeVos Place Convention Center
Website: www.kohlerexpo.com

Shop, Live & Learn. Over 400 Exhibits and Seminars Tailored to Women and their Families. Everybody's talkin' Health, Beauty, Fitness, Fashion, Friends and Fun! The Women's Expo features exhibits and seminars on healthcare, health remedies and prevention, finance, education, vacation/travel, food, fashion, jewelry, beauty, weight loss, fitness, cooking stage, on-site spa services, on-site haircuts, gardening, home decorating, home improvements and remodeling.

Spring Break for Women! Spend the day, Spend the weekend.
Hours: 10-8 (Fri); 10-6 (Sat); 11-5 (Sun).

21st Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show
Mar 22 - 24, 2013
Location: Grand Traverse County Civic Center Arena
Website: www.marvac.org/marvac-rv-show-traverse-city.html

Hours: Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Display: New recreation vehicles-over 50 units and over 15 brands displayed; folding campers, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel trailers, ranging in price from $4,000 to more than $75,000.

Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience. Consumers can pick up the new 2013 RV & Campsite. This guide to camping and RV dealers in Michigan now includes coupons.

Admission: Adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $5; seniors (ages 55 and over) are admitted for just $4; and children 12 and under get in free. Parking is free!

Diva Days
Mar 22 - 24, 2013
Time: 05:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Joseph, MI
Website: www.stjoetoday.com

Grab your girlfriends and join us for a weekend of pampering, indulging, shopping, laughing, and more! This weekend is the perfect chance to get away from it all and embrace your inner Diva. The list of Diva fun continues to grow and includes hot sales, trunk shows, antique shopping, fashion promotions, cooking demos, denim fittings, art framing demonstrations, jewelry making, hand yoga lessons, giveaways and more!

Area hotels are offering specials for divas looking to stay overnight. Specials range from discounts on room rates to gift cards and more. Participating hotels include the Boulevard Inn, Silver Beach Hotel, and Holiday Inn Express, all in St. Joseph, the Comfort Suites in Stevensville, and the Courtyard Marriott in Benton Harbor. Please contact the hotel directly to learn about package details and book your room. Taxes and other fees may apply. Room availability is limited, so call today.

Bay Pointe Inn Boathouse Auction
March 23
Time: 9:30am
Location: Historic Badger's Boathouse
Website: www.baypointeinn.com/boathouse

Bay Pointe Inn "One of Michigan's Top Resorts" is expanding having purchased the Historic Badger's Boathouse adjacent to the resort. The "BoatHouse" at Bay Pointe Inn will be renovated to meet the modern needs of travelers, weddings and corporate retreats. An auction of over 400 items will be conducted by local Kendall Tobias Auctioneering, held March 23rd at 9:30am. The auction will feature 200+ advertising pieces, antiques, appliances, furniture, household, commercial and architectural items. The expansion marks the third since 2008. The first two, the Lakefront Event Pavilion and Fireside Banquet Center have allowed the resort to host over 250 Weddings and hundreds of Corporate and Social Events over the last five years. "The BoatHouse will allow Bay Pointe Inn to meet the growing needs and demands of our guests while providing a destination retreat for weddings, corporate groups and family reunions," Michael Powers, Owner said. "We will preserve the history of the BoatHouse while bringing in modern conveniences and design elements from Mary Collins, owner of Custom Design Studios in Grand Rapids." Reservations are now being accepted for the BoatHouse scheduled to open May 1st. For more information about Bay Pointe Inn, please call

Courtesy: www.wmta.org

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