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Celebrate with LACASA this summer

Celebrate Summer at Two Colorful Events

Summertime in Livingston County will be in full bloom this July when LACASA Center hosts two spectacular fundraising events.

LACASA’s 19th Annual Garden Tour Weekend is set for July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Twilight in the Garden, LACASA’s midsummer fundraising garden party, will be held on Saturday, July 22, from 6 p.m. until twilight. This year’s event is hosted by Linda and Dale Bader of Bader Acres in Howell.

LACASA Center is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services for victims of child abuse and interpersonal violence. All proceeds from Garden Tour Weekend and Twilight and the Garden stay local and benefit vulnerable children and adults from Livingston County.

The 2017 Garden Tour Weekend showcases14 gardens throughout the county. Guests can explore suburban, urban and country gardens to get ideas about planting, decorating and staging their own outdoor spaces. Participants of all ages enjoy the annual Stargazer Scavenger Hunt where they can search for clues to enter a special drawing. Tickets to the yearly Blooming Raffle and Summertime Quilt Raffle are offered at specified garden locations.

Guests at Twilight in the Garden sip on international wines and cool brews, nibble on delicious food, roam colorful waterside gardens, and enjoy sizzling live music. Local restaurants and chefs participate in the event’s Taste of Twilight competition, where awards are given for the night’s best culinary offerings. Two shops, the Twilight Treats market and the Birdhouse Coop, offer guests a chance to browse for unique items. The Pewter Cup cigar & spirits bar is a casual place for guests to hang out, sip on signature cocktails, and participate in friendly lawn games to win prizes.

Garden Tour Weekend tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at garden entrances. Twilight in the Garden tickets are $75, which includes wine, beer, food and all-night-long entertainment. Parking is free.

Tickets for both events are available at local retail outlets, garden centers, LACASA, and online at lacasacenter.org. For more information, call LACASA at 517-548-1350.

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