PROGRAM CALENDAR FOR FUTURE ACTIVITIES LINK HERE!

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oin us for a Spring Reading program with planting activity. We will be reading Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney and Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler. Date is Friday March 31, from 1pm to 2pm at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District. Click here for the flyer! 
We are offering all the supplies for $5 per child (ages 3-7) and Adults are free!  Reserve your spot today by calling the HDC office @ 248-608-6807 or email bbarber@oaklandtownship.org by Tues. March 29.  
We are also offering our Apple Orchard Dwarf Tree Workshop on soil preparation and maintenance. This is event is $8 per person with a 15 person cap. DATE Sat April 2, 2022 from 10am to 12 noon. This is an outdoor hands-on learning workshop, so please address appropriately. Click here for the Dwarf Tree Workshop. 

In April 22nd-29th we also will have a 5k course set up for those running the Bob Ross Happy Little 5K Run for the Trees sponsored by the Michigan DNR. Begin in the CLF Historic District, run through the park and end back up in the CLF Historic District (near the parking lot). You can run, walk, jog you pace, your date, your time is all up to you! We hope you send us a happy little photo of yourself and post on our Facebook page #CLFdistrict. Click here for the Flyer. 

2022 PROGRAMS AT CRANBERRY LAKE FARM CLICK HERE! 

Down on the Farm Family event Sat. October 1, 2022 from 11am to 2pm. We have MANY new areas of interest that celebrate our farming heritage! LIVE music, Pumpkins, hay rides, horses, chickens, and all kinds of talents being shared by spinners, quilters, painters, corn shellers, and beekeepers. Oakland Twp Historical Society has honey for sale and helps with this event. 

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SQUARE DANCE DATE IS FRIDAY SEPT. 9 FROM 6 PM TO 8 PM WITH GLEN MORNINGSTAR AND THE RUFFWATER STRINGBAND! 

Croquet Anyone? Family tournament scheduled for dates in 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come out to learn the game of croquet and listen to live music. We have some Croquet sets, reserved first come first serve, or bring your own! We will tally winning scores!
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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. 


Free Family Fun Activities on the Farm

Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland Twp.

Saturday, October 1, 2022 11am-2pm

Variety of Musicians: Just Banjo's and Harmonica George

Local artists display of paintings

Honey beekeeping presentation, Blacksmiths, Ferrier

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

Support 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!