From Pinball to Cider, Plenty To Do This Weekend Around Rochester

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There's a lot going on in Rochester and Rochester Hills this weekend. Here's a look:

had plans to open today for a rare 10-day spring treat, but nice weather Thursday opened the beloved Rochester cider mill a day early. It will stay open through next Sunday with fresh cider and donuts for sale.

The is hosting a World War II exhibit featuring airborne units. See war memorabilia and attend a variety of lectures on World War II subjects. Entrance is free for members and for nonmembers it's $5 per adult and $3 for children and seniors. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. For more information visit www.rochesterhills.org.

An Earth celebration will be taking place at Van Hoosen Farm's museum as well this weekend. From 1-2 p.m. Saturday attendees will learn about people's five basic needs and how the Earth fulfills them. A craft, story and outdoor activities will be included in the program. Cost is free for members and for nonmembers it's $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors.

The in Rochester Hills will be hosting a Mission to Saturn on Friday 7-9 p.m. Attendees will be able to view Saturn from inside the nature preserve's planetarium, then move outside to view the planet through telescopes. Participation is $7 per person for nonmembers, $5 per person for members.

If you're a pinball enthusiast, this event's for you. The 2012 Michigan Pinball Expo kicked off Thursday and is continuing through Sunday. There are more than 100 pinball machines at the expo, which is at , set up so attendees can play for free. Tournaments will be set up throughout the event as well for a chance to win trophies and cash. Day passes are available for $15 per person. Play pinball from 8 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit www.mipinball.com.

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