Feb
10
Fri
Wint Nature Center Puddle Jumper Series @ Wint Nature Center
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Feb
11
Sat
White Lake Winter Carnival @ White Lake Inn
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm
White Lake Winter Carnival @ White Lake Inn

White Lake Winter Carnival – WLCL – at White Lake Inn (248-887-1818). Hosted by the White Lake Citizens League Winter Carnival. The annual winter festival has fireworks, a broomball tournament, kids activities, and more. More info…schedule of events.

Feb
18
Sat
Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance @ Ferndale High School
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance – The dance serves as an opportunity for fathers, uncles and other paternal (and maternal) figures to show the little princesses in their lives how special they are, empowering them to grow into strong, self-assured young ladies. The night is highlighted by dancing to a live DJ, treats, and finger foods. Each couple receives a photo printed on site, and every girl receives a goodie bag and a lovely carnation. Call 248-544-6767 for cost info or to register. Pre-registration is required at Ferndale Parks & Rec Department.

Feb
26
Sun
Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story @ Kensington Metropark
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story @ Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story – at Kensington Metropark 810-227-8910, metroparks.com. Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right maple tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native American camps to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the Sugar Shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Real maple sugar products will be available for purchase. All ages. $5 per child / Adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Mar
4
Sat
Troy Maple Syrup Time @ Stage Nature Center
Mar 4 all-day
Troy Maple Syrup Time @ Stage Nature Center

Troy Maple Syrup Time – at Stage Nature Center. Take a guided tour through the sugar bush of the Stage Nature Center to discover how maple trees make sugar and how people have harvested it through the ages. This family-friendly program highlights natural and local history of our region. Tour includes a visit to the sugar shed to see a wood-stoked evaporator in action and activities to learn more about syrup making. Everyone will sample maple treats and children will have an opportunity to make a simple craft. Shop for Michigan-made maple syrup, cream, candy and more. Tours every 15 minutes. Call 248-688-9703 for cost info or to register – or visit www.troynaturesociety.org.

Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story @ Kensington Metropark
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story @ Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story – at Kensington Metropark 810-227-8910, metroparks.com. Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right maple tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native American camps to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the Sugar Shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Real maple sugar products will be available for purchase. All ages. $5 per child / Adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Mar
5
Sun
Heritage Park Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard @ Heritage Park
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Heritage Park Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard @ Heritage Park

Heritage Park Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard – four 1-hr time slots to choose from each day. Discover the basics of making maple syrup from your own Maple tree. Witness the process of collecting sap and boiling it down over a campfire. Enjoy a free syrup treat. Syrup products and sugaring supplies will be available for participants to purchase. All ages. $7. Pre-registration required. Hosted by the Farmington Hills Special Services Department. Pre-registration required.

Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story @ Kensington Metropark
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story @ Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark Maple’s Sweet Story – at Kensington Metropark 810-227-8910, metroparks.com. Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right maple tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native American camps to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the Sugar Shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Real maple sugar products will be available for purchase. All ages. $5 per child / Adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Mar
10
Fri
Wint Nature Center Puddle Jumper Series @ Wint Nature Center
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Mar
11
Sat
Troy Maple Syrup Time @ Stage Nature Center
Mar 11 all-day
Troy Maple Syrup Time @ Stage Nature Center

Troy Maple Syrup Time – at Stage Nature Center. Take a guided tour through the sugar bush of the Stage Nature Center to discover how maple trees make sugar and how people have harvested it through the ages. This family-friendly program highlights natural and local history of our region. Tour includes a visit to the sugar shed to see a wood-stoked evaporator in action and activities to learn more about syrup making. Everyone will sample maple treats and children will have an opportunity to make a simple craft. Shop for Michigan-made maple syrup, cream, candy and more. Tours every 15 minutes. Call 248-688-9703 for cost info or to register – or visit www.troynaturesociety.org.