1.      Westwind’s Earth Day Celebration

Saturday April 18 Westwind Milling Company is having an Earth Day Celebration. Festivities will begin at 10am with an all you can eat pancake breakfast $7 for adults and $5 for children. At 1pm Howell Nature Center will have a Birds of Prey and Small Animal Presentation.  At 2pm learn about Local Food Networking and sign up for a few spots left in a couple of local community supported agriculture farms (CSA’s). Talk to suppliers of local foods, and get resources list of many trusted and experienced local and organic food producers. Also at 2pm kids can make a bird or bat house $3.00 each, which can be used to attract beneficial wildlife to your backyard.  For more information call Westwinds Milling Company (810) 735-9192 or visit

2.      Michigan Apple Association hosting Webinars

April 23 at 1pm, MSU plant pathologist George Sundin will discuss fire blight.

Growers who have access to high-speed Internet can register to participate right in their own homes. Cost is $30 per seminar, or $20 for members of the Michigan Apple Association. Those without high-speed Internet can watch the Webinars at other locations. The Webinars are being broadcasts from MSU. Participants can participate by emailing their questions and observations. For more information, go to

3.      Blandford Nature Center Sugarbush Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 28th Blandford Nature Center Pancake Breakfast from 8am-noon at the CA Frost Environmental Science Academy. Fresh maple syrup with hot pancakes and sausage and coffee will be served. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children (price includes admission into the Sugarbush Festival)

Following the breakfast is the Sugerbush Festival at Blandford Nature Center. From 9am-4pm, Blandford’s Heritage building, Visitors Center and Wildlife Education Center will be open. Self and guided tours down the Sugerbush trail will be available all day. Admissions into only the Sugarbush Festival is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information call (616) 735-6240 or visit .

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