Where/When: ; 4-8 p.m., Thursday.
Why Go: Have a coney for the kids. This fundraiser, organized by Christian Financial Credit Union and backed by Parks and Recreation and the Senior Center, raises money for the city's Special Needs Playground Program.
Pricing: Cost is $5 per adult, and $3 per child 12 and under. To buy tickets, contact the city's Parks and Recreation Department at 586-445-5350.
Where/When: Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe; Thursday-Sunday, and May 18-21.
Why Go: The Grosse Pointe Theatre presents a swashbuckling musical, "The Scarlet Pimpernel." Enjoy an evening of heroes, heroines, bravery, intrigue and more. Musical is based on the works of Baroness Emmuska Orczy, with book and lyrics by Nan Knighton.
Where/When: Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (unless sold out).
Why Go: Native plants are hearty and helpful to area flora and fauna. Pick some up at the Yardeners plant sale this weekend, and enjoy how well your garden will grow.
Where/When: ; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Why Go: It's a fundraiser and classic car show all in one. is teaming with Lakeview High School in this test drive and fundraiser. During the event, Lakeview will receive a $20 donation for every household that test drives a Ford. Plus there will be a classic car show and swap meet.
Pricing: Looking is always free.
Where/When: , 25419 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores; 8 p.m. -12 a.m., Friday.
Why Go: The Pink Ribbon Platoon is battling cancer with a Back to the '80s Bowling Party at Harbor Lanes. Besides bowling and pizza, there will be a prize for best 1980s costume, a chance to win a Pandora bracelet, raffles and more.
Pricing: $20, includes bowling, shoes and pizza. All proceeds go to St. Clair Shores Relay for Life.
Where/When: South Lake athletic complex, 10:30 a.m. May 14; and Northville High School, 10:30 a.m. May 15.
Why Go: Enjoy a day outdoors getting some exercise and helping battle Parkinson's Disease. People can choose to walk, run or donate, and family friendly fun is also planned at these events.
Pricing: $10 for walkers 12 and under; $15 for walkers 13 and up; $20 for all runners. Registering on day of walk? Add $5 to the signup.