Square Dance in Oakland Township

All are Welcome to join in the upcoming fall Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Rd. in Oakland Township, in the Flumerfelt Barn. There will be dancing to the calls of Glen Morningstar and The Ruffwater Stringband. This year there will be a special tribute being played to celebrate our 200 years in Oakland Township – a song from 1819. Oakland Township Historical Society will have ice cream available. The Historic District Commission promotes Township historic preservation … [Read more...]

Music in the Meadows in Oakland Township

Flute and Strings ... and Ice Cream Concert planned by the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27. Free tours of the historic buildings and barns prior to the start of the concert from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. During Intermission Ice Cream will be sold by the Oakland Township Historical Society from $1 to $1.50. Bring a friend or two, and a lawn chair for an evening of Music in the Meadows. Location: Cranberry Lake Farm 388 West … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Saturday, October 7, in Oakland Township, Two Events within One Mile of Each Other Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm

To reserve your dinner please call the office or email Barb at the email below by June 19. 248-608-6807 or bbarber@oaklandtownship.org Oakland Township Historical Society will have Ice Cream available. … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm Writing Competition and Awards

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission and the Oakland Township Historical Society are excited to present our first ever Writing Competition. We are looking for writers in grades 7-12 to reflect on the agricultural heritage and farming history of the Greater Rochester area. What does it mean to you? Do you know of a place where the grasses grow and where the landscapes produce crops? Submit your 500-750 word essay by September 20 for your chance to win the first place prize of $100. … [Read more...]

Square Dancing and Contra Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

Join in the Oakland Township Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) planned for Saturday June 20, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. Glen Morningstar is back again this year to call the live music by the Ruffwater Stringband. Dancing is located either inside the Flumerfelt Barn or under a tent on the lawn just south of the barn. The Historic District Commission sponsors the free square dances to promote the historic site to the community. Come and join in a summer evening of dance, fun, … [Read more...]

Greater Rochester Heritage Days: Fun For All!

Where else can you have a luscious pancake breakfast at the Community House, walk out the door to an impressive car show, move into by-gone days of Rochester by looking at Rochester–Avon Historical Society vintage photo display and sales booth, hear the wonderful harmony of a Barbershop Quartet? And that’s just for starters! Mark your calendars for the Greater Rochester Heritage Days held Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Rochester … [Read more...]

Join the 4th Annual Square Dance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrate the Bicentennial of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the 4th Annual Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township on Saturday September 13, 2014. The Boy Scouts of America Rochester Troop 60 will perform the flag ceremony at 6:45 p.m. “We wanted the opportunity to celebrate the 200 anniversary of our National Anthem written Sept. 13, 1814 by Francis Scott Key” said Vice Chair David Phillips. Square dancing will be from 7 – … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Remembered: Photographs by Ed Noble

Edward Noble worked as a photojournalist and a news, features and automotive writer for The Oakland Press for nearly 50 years. During that time, he won more than 100 awards for his work, including a United Press Writing Award, a National Football Hall of Fame Award for photography and many National Press Photographers awards. He also taught photojournalism at Oakland University. Mr. Noble has generously donated his collection of ‘a wonderful life and time in Oakland Township’ to the Oakland … [Read more...]