Romance Through the Ages at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township

This special program will be held Thursday, February 9 – right before Valentine’s Day – from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Main House at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Rd, Oakland Township.

Participants will learn about the fascinating history of romantic traditions, courting rituals and lesser-known facets of our past. There will also be opportunity to craft your own vintage –style card, while listening to musical tunes from Victorian parlor days.

Romance through the Ages at Cranberry Lake Farm

Romance through the Ages at Cranberry Lake Farm

A pastry chef will be on site teaching guests how to make homemade cream puffs. There will be samples and take-home recipe cards included. Did you know there is actually a National Cream Puff Day?

Chef Pam Gustairs, has been working in the culinary field since graduating from Schoolcraft Culinary School in 2006. Over the past 12 years she has taught at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, The Community House, Village Club, Williams-Sonoma, Fox 2, and throughout Metro Detroit. She continues to increase her culinary skills through local catering work with other skilled local chefs, active membership in the American Culinary Federation, extensive research of cooking publications, and sampling the best dining around Detroit, nationally and internationally.

“Romance Through the Ages is sure to be a fun and festive night filled with delicious treats and the intriguing history of Valentine’s Day in America,” said Haley McAlpine, Intern, Historic District Commission.

Program fee is $15 per person.

Space is limited to twenty guests so reserve your spot today. Contact the Historic District Commission office 248-608-6807 today to RSVP for this special event or email

Deadline for class sign-up is February 6, 2017.


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