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Get Out: Relay for Life, Rouge River Rescue, Bible Garden Dedication

From the 24 hours of Relay for Life to helping save the Nature Preserve, there's something for everyone this weekend in West Bloomfield.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. West Bloomfield Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and events to attend in the area.

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Where:

When: Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Why go: Celebrate National Trail Day by hitting the trails in West Bloomfield's own Nature Preserve. This beautiful preserve offers over 100 species of birds to watch, plus the trilliums are in full bloom. A naturalist will guide you as you embark in the pure natural scenery. Nothing starts the weekend morning off better than a little fresh air.

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Where:

When: Saturday at 10 a.m.

Why go: Unfortunately, I imagine we all know someone, whether it be a friend or family member who has been touched by cancer. Today's event is 24 hours of celebrating cancer survivors and helping raise money for the American Cancer Society. The day is packed full of activities that the whole family can enjoy including a cupcake eating contest, live bands, a box car derby, and a Police K9 Demo. The evening includes the moving Luminary Ceremony, which is a reminder of people who have lost their lives to the disease.  

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Where:

When: Sunday at 9 a.m.

Why go: Enjoy some fresh air and be part of the celebration, 25 years of making a difference in the Rouge River watershed. The Friends of the Rouge are asking volunteers for three hours of their time to make a difference. Parks naturalist Laurel Zoet will show volunteers which plants are invasive and how to remove them. Volunteers will also help clean up any debris and stabilize eroding stream banks. During this small amount of time you will feel good about doing something good for the city, for the environment, for you.

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Where:

When: Sunday at 11 a.m.

Why go: The Louis and Fay Woll Memorial Bible Garden is Michigan's largest designed Bible Garden. Today is its' grand opening and dedication ceremony. The garden recreates themes from the Bible, consists of beautiful markers and stones, and contains plants mentioned in the Bible. No matter what your faith is, the garden offers a serenity like no other. It is a place for spirituality, for education, for beauty.

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Where:

When: Sunday at 1 p.m.

Why go: Planterra Conservatory is offering a workshop on how you can plant your own vegetable container garden. Perfect for the person who doesn't have the space in their yard or fears the critters eating all their fresh vegetables. In today's hands-on workshop you too can learn to grow, care for, and harvest fresh vegetables right on your back porch.

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