The Buzz, March 16: Home & Garden Show

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 Southwestern Michigan Home, Garden and Leisure Show

5 to 8 p.m. March 16; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 17; 5 to 8 p.m. March 18

Mendel Center, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor

There will be speakers and nearly 100 exhibitors at the Southwestern Michigan Home, Garden and Leisure Show. Cost is $15 and free for kids under 13. Visit

St. Pat Party

5 to 10 p.m. March 17

Sister Lakes Lions Club, Sister Lakes

Party like you’re Irish at the Sister Lakes Lions Club’s St. Pat Party. Indulge in a full Irish corned beef dinner. Bring your own beer. DJ and raffle prizes. Tickets are $10 and $15 per couple. Call Mary at (269) 414-1538.

Bicycle swap meet

Noon to 2:30 p.m. March 18

Pinhook Park Pavilion, South Bend

The summer-like weather is the perfect opportunity to buy a new bike or swap out the old ride at the bicycle swap meet. No charge for buyers or sellers and the public is welcome to bring in bicycle-related items. Learn more about the local bicycling community by visiting the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association on Facebook or the Michiana Bicycle Association at

“Adult Education: Storytelling After Hours”

8:30 p.m. March 22

Acorn Theater, Three Oaks

If you believe stories are better when they are R-rated, plan to attend the Acorn Theater’s next installment of “Adult Education: Storytelling After Hours.” These real-life tales will make you either you wet your pants or plug your ears. Either way, it’s worth the drive. Visit

Spring Garden Symposium

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 24

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles

Green thumbs get learn about public gardens and landscape architecture from nationally renowned gardeners at the Spring Garden Symposium. The symposium qualifies for three Michigan Master Gardener continuing education credits. Lunch is included. Fee is $120 (Fernwood members pay $100). Register by March 22 for classes at