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SG-W:/ This Saturday Mr. B plays at the Northfield Garden Party to helpsave open space



The Weather Gods say Saturday will be warm and sunny for this unique
benefit party.  Come listen to the legendary boogie-woogie piano player
Mr. B in one of the most gorgeous spots in southern Michigan, with fine
hors d'oeuvres and wine for dinner.  And pony rides for your kids!  What a
terrific way to help save natural areas in our community.

Doug Cowherd                  Co-chair, Sierra Club-Huron Valley Group

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Please join us for a Mid-Summer Night's Eve Garden Party
        - A Benefit for Northfield Neighbors -

Featuring the blues-n-boogie piano tunes of Mr. B, hors d'oevres for
dinner, live and silent auctions, and pony rides for the kids.

Celebrate the solstice this Saturday, June 21st, from 6:30p.m. to 10 p.m.
at the beautiful Gardens of Saguaro Nursery, just five miles north of Ann
Arbor at 470 W. Five Mile Rd. (west of Whitmore Lake Rd. and north of N.
Territorial Rd).  Detailed directions below.

- Schedule of Events -
6:30 pm      	Garden tours
            	Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine served
           	Silent auction and key raffle begin
      	        Pony rides and games for kids in the Kids' Corral
7:15 pm      	Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje discusses land use issues
7:30 pm         Live Auction begins
8:15 pm      	Boogie-n-blues piano tunes of Mr. B

 - Children's Play Space:  The Kids' Corral -
We will have adult supervision and games for toddlers and older kids;
however, parents remain responsible for their children.

- Ticket Information -
You can pay for admission at the door with cash, check, or credit card.
$25 Individual  /  $40 Family  /  $50 Friend  /  $100 Benefactor

Proceeds benefit Northfield Neighbors, a non-profit grassroots
organization committed to preserving the natural features, open space and
quality-of-life in Northfield Township by thoughtful land-use planning.

- Directions -
Saguaro Nursery & Gardens is located at 470 W. Five Mile Rd., west of
Whitmore Lake Rd.  From the north, take US-23 and exit at Six Mile, head
west over the overpass to Whitmore Lake Rd. and turn left (south). A mile
up the road turn right on Five Mile Rd. Saguaro Nursery is 1/2 mile down
W. Five Mile Rd. on the right.

>From the south, take US-23, exit at N. Territorial, head west a short
distance to Whitmore Lake Rd., and turn right (north).  About a mile down
Whitmore Lake Rd., turn left onto W. Five Mile Rd.  Saguaro Nursery &
Gardens is located 1/2 mile down on the right.  Directions and a map are
also available at: www.saguaroplants.com.

Questions? Like a description of the auction items? Email
northfieldneighborsmi@yahoo.com, or phone (734) 476-7958.

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Who are Northfield Neighbors?

Northfield Neighbors is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to
preserving the natural features, open space, and quality-of-life in
Northfield Township by implementing thoughtful land-use planning.

The group was formed last fall when Farmington Hills developer, Grand
Sakwa, announced a preliminary plan to transform more than 2,000 acres of
farmland and open space into thousands of residences. Our intent is to
help educate local residents about land use issues, and work with township
officials to shape a sustainable community.

Development has regional implications, so this isn't just a local issue.
Consequently, people from the township and surrounding areas have
volunteered to be part of Northfield Neighbors.  Though our mission brings
us together, rewarding relationships and fun fuel us through the course.

You can get involved in many capacities.  For example, committees for
projects and special events, phone calls/canvassing door-to-door, donating
professional expertise (e.g., accounting, law, land use planning), or
experience with land preservation efforts.  To learn more about how you
can help, or to join our email update list, please contact us by ...

Email: northfieldneighborsmi@yahoo.com
Phone: (734) 476-7958

Please visit our website at www.northfieldneighbors.org.

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