Please Read about these activities below:
  • TEND; Strengthen, Sculpt, Connect program dates Aug 5, 12, 19 Thursdays at 9am to 10am at Cranberry Lake Farm. Join Patti McGowan for
  • Plein Air Painting Workshop Tuesday August 17 from 10am to 2pm. Join the Plein Air artists at the farm with instruction by Janet Almstadt-Davison and Bobbie Tarbunas.
  • Sept 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM  $25 Fee Register
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  • Sat. October 2 Down on the Farm 11 AM to 2 PM FREE 
We also have two construction projects ongoing so be aware there may be activities going on like the relocation of the Milk House and the Landscape work east of the main house. 
Thank you! 

PLEIN AIR PAINTING IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY SEPT  TBD FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM. CLASS LIMIT OF 12 ARTISTS. CONTACT BBARBER@OAKLANDTOWNSHIP.ORG TO ENROLL WITH YOUR SPOT AND RECEIVE THE MATERIAL LIST. CLASS FEE $25 FOR AGES 14 AND UP. SORRY BUT WILL BE CANCELLED IF RAINING. 

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Croquet Anyone? Family tournament scheduled for Friday Sept. 18, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come out to learn the game of croquet and listen to music of The Olde Michigan Ruffwater Stringband! Limit of Registration for 10 to 12 families for a $5 registration fee. We have some Croquet sets, reserved first come first serve, or bring your own! We will tally winning scores!
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SQUARE DANCE DATES FOR 2020  have been cancelled until be can meet again in 2021.

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 Beekeeping classes are Cancelled. Normally the dates are the second Saturdays of each Month. Time is from 12:00-1:30 PM.

Four classes scheduled that progress from starting hives to harvesting honey. All for $5 – which equals $1.25 per class – we have historically low prices for this amazing series with expert instruction by Preston Zale of Popz Beez. Meet your local beekeeper, instructor has seven years experience and began his hobby of beekeeping by helping another local beekeeper. Preston found the whole process so interesting that the following year he started one hive of his own. This year he is managing 15 hives for friends, family, and his own apiary, Popz Beez. He says his interest in bees is part of his lifelong love of nature.

 The farm is located at 388 W. Predmore Rd. in Oakland Township. To register contact Barb Barber at bbarber@oaklandtownship.org or mail your check for $5 to HDC, 4393 Collins Rd. Rochester, MI 43806. Payable to 'Oakland Township' and put for 2020 Beekeeping classes, your name, contact email and phone number. 
Let us all spend a little more time caring about the bees! 

You may just be interested in learning more about pollinator gardens as we develop more areas of interest throughout the Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District. 


Our famous fall outdoor family event is.....

Down on the Farm planned for Sat. October 3, 2020 from 11am to 2pm

We have not cancelled this event yet it will be scaled down by removing the hay ride, and several activities. 
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Free Family Fun Activities on the Farm

Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland Twp.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 11am-2pm

Variety of Musicians: banjo and harmonica

Local artists display of paintings

Honey beekeeping presentation, Blacksmiths

John Garnett Dave
Horse grooming and Farrier demonstration

 Chickens, Ducks, and Goats

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Free Pumpkin picking!

Games, Caning, Spinning, and Quilting

Lawn Games 

Presented by the Historic District Commission

and the Oakland Township Historical Society

with sponsorship by Oakland Township Parks & Recreation

and activities by Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Suport by Oakland County Parks and Recreation

 

Directions: 388 W. Predmore Road, Oakland, MI 48363
Questions?
bbarber@oaklandtownship.org or
office 248-608-6807

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Introduction to Beekeeping $5 per person – includes all four sessions!

Register by calling 248-608-6807 or emailing bbarber@oaklandtownship.org

Meet your local beekeeper Preston Zale

Down on the Farm Photo PowerPoint Presentation

Down on the Farm Photo Gallery Thank you to all our Volunteers!