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Weekend Planner: Harvest Festival, Hall & Hunter Estate Sale

Also happening this weekend: F.A.S.H. Fest premiere in Shain Park and a visit from children's and sports author Mike Lupica.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.

  • When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Where:
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: For the ninth year in a row, Hall & Hunter's Birmingham offices will host their annual estate sale for Habitat for Humanity. Since 2004, the local realtor office has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County. The estate sale will feature hundreds of antiques, collectibles and other treasures, with special pricing help from Lori Stefek of Stefek's Auctioneers & Appraisers. To view the current inventory for this year's sale, visit www.hallandhunter.com and click on "News and Events."

  • When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
  • Where:
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Michigan's F.A.S.H. — standing for fashion, art, sound and history — Fest is this weekend in Shain Park. The festival will feature a day full of runway shows from local designers, historical exhibits, concerts and art installations. All proceeds will benefit Forgotten Harvest. For more information, visit www.michiganfashfest.com.

  • When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
  • Where: Parking Lot No. 6 on North Old Woodward
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Celebrate the Michigan harvest at the Birmingham Farmers Market's annual Harvest Festival. There will be plenty of farm animals from the Bowers School Farms, hands-on demonstrations of various farming equipment, a sheep-shearing demonstration, live entertainment, a display of antique farm equipment and of course, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables on sale.

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday
  • Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library (1099 Lone Pine Rd. in Bloomfield Hills)
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Meet bestselling sports and young adult author Mike Lupica this Friday at the Bloomfield Township Public Library. Lupica is also a columnist for the New York Daily News and can be seen weekly on ESPN's The Sports Reporters and heard daily on EPSN Radio's "The Mike Lupica Show." At the event, copies of his latest title, True Legend, will be available for purchase and signing. 

  • When: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday
  • Where:
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Drop into the Birmingham Historical Museum to meet Gretchen Maricak, the artist behind the museum's latest exhibit, "The Architectural Art of Gretchen Maricak." A longtime Birmingham resident, Maricak is also a professor in the College of Architecture & Design at Lawrence Technological University. are several of her renderings of Birmingham's Eco-City neighborhoods and Arts and Crafts-style homes.

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