Wint Nature Center Puddle Jumper Series – at Wint Nature Center 248-625-6473. Children ages 3-6 can enjoy nature fun as they increase their love for the great outdoors. A naturalist will engage children with a story, nature talk and related activity. Each child will receive a craft kit to take and make at home. This series meets the second Friday of each month. Cost: $4/child. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays to register. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.
Clarkston Daddy Daughter Dances – from 4p-6p or 7p-9p (2 sessions). Cookies, punch, a DJ, and a free 4×5 photograph for the couple (additional photo packages available for extra fee). Call 248-623-4326 for cost info and to register. Ages 5+. Pre-registration is required. This event usually sells out. Hosted by Independence Twp Parks, Rec & Seniors.
Canterbury Village Cupcake Crawl – The shops of the village will each feature a different homemade cupcake for you to sample as you stroll the village. Be sure to vote for your favorite at the end. $2 entry at the door (includes all cupcakes). $5 Parking is required at all events in addition to the admission fee unless otherwise noted. Hosted by www.canterburyvillage.com.
Valentine’s Day at Maybury Farm – Enjoy Valentine-themed activities, the animals, games, and more as the farm celebrates by opening for a special day in the winter. Celebrate with Bucky, Honey and all the animal friends at Maybury Farm. Admission is $7. For more info, visit www.mayburyfarm.org.
Clarkston Winter-Fest – Depot Park (Downtown Clarkston)
Enjoy ice skating (bring your skates), s’mores, hay bales, hot chocolate, DJ music. Hosted by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club.
Kids Eat FREE Rusty Bucket – Rusty Bucket Family Valentine’s Day promo – free kids meal with every adult entrée purchase. Dine in only. For kids 12 and under. Make your reservation at www.myrustybucket.com
Rusty Bucket Bingham Farms (30450 Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, 248-594-2730)
Rusty Bucket Bloomfield (42874 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, 248-239-3663)
Rusty Bucket Northville (15400 Sheldon Road, Northville, MI 48168, 734-254-9699)
Rusty Bucket Northville Park Place (18785 Traditions Drive, Northville, MI 48168, 248-349-1399)
Holly Twp Library Teen Valentines Party – 6th-12th grade welcome for pizza, chocolate, crafts, games, and friends. Pre-registration required. For more info and to register, visit hollylibrary.org.
Campus Martius Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Skate – What’s more romantic than gliding along the ice hand-in-hand with your sweetheart while enjoying majestic views of the Detroit skyline? The rink will be lit up with the colors of love and feel-good ballads and classic love songs will fill the air. All couples are welcome to join this celebration of love. Tickets and skate rentals may be purchased onsite at the park and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Admission – Adults $12, Under 12 $9.
Sloan Museum Galentine’s Party – 810-237-3450, sloanlongway.org. Pamper and spoil yourself and your besties with shopping, karaoke and more. All four museum galleries will be open to event attendees until 8p. A cash bar and the Coffee Beanery Cafe will also be open for food and beverage purchases during the event. This event is for 18+ years of age. Admission is $5. Hosted by SloanLongway.org. Purchase tickets here or buy them at the door.