Dirty Dancing Date Night
Join us for our first annual Date Night at Lavender Hill Farm. We will be showing Dirty Dancing in our barn. Bonfire starts at 7 pm, movie at 8 pm. Guests are welcome to picnic before the show.
When: August 21, 2018
Cost: Tickets are $17 per couple and $10 for individuals. Sales will start at 7 pm in our gift shop the night of the event.
* Arrive early – The first 20 couples to purchase tickets will receive one free shirt per couple (sizes vary and are limited)
Tea Party Tuesday
Join us at Lavender Hill Farm for a Fairy Garden Tea Party, rain or shine! Enjoy cookies and desserts made by Green Plate Catering and That French Place paired with soothing lavender tea or refreshing lemonade. Following our tea time, we’ll make a fairy craft- perhaps a wand, a flower headband or your own fairy friend! Wishing to capture the enchanting memories? Ashley, with Rustic Dandelions Photography, will be available during and following our Tea Parties from 1:00-4:00 for Mini Fairy Photo Sessions! For $65, you will receive 5 digital images of your little one dancing through the lavender fields with their new set of fairy wings! The enchanting afternoon will come to an end with a dance through the lavender fields with your new set of fairy wings! This event includes cookies, desserts, lavender tea and a craft.
When: July 17th, July 31st, and August 14th 2018 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 4 and up
Cost: $30 per person- includes fairy wings and a wand OR $25 per person- wings and wand not included. Photos optional for $65.
Registration ends 48 hours before the event starts or when sold out. So get your tickets early!
Find Your Flow Summer Writing Series
Lavender Hill Farm is announcing a summer series designed to inspire creative writing and memoirs in the beautiful setting of our gardens and grounds. Join us for walks with spectacular views through the lavender fields, then enjoy reflective writing time with experienced memoir writers and coaches. This event includes a notebook, pen and lavender refreshments.
When: July 6th, July 27th, and August 24th 2018 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $80 for all three workshops or $30 for one
To Sign Up: CLICK HERE
Old-time Country Dancing can be a great way to bring people together from all walks of life. You may remember hearing; do-si-do your partner, allemande left your corner, circle left or swing your partner- these are movements you will do at a country dance. All dances are taught prior and bringing a partner is not necessary, as we encourage dancing with everyone! Live music will enhance your experience. Find yourself in a square dance, a circle, or a longway set (like the Virginia Reel), or waltz to the mesmerizing tune of the fiddler! Feel free to bring along a picnic dinner and enjoy refreshments from our gift shop!
When: July 26th, September 14th and October 5th 2018
Times: Basic Skills Workshop 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Live music and dancing 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Ages: all ages welcome
Cost: $15 adults, $5 kids (12 and under)
To Purchase Tickets: CLICK HERE
Yoga Roots Day Retreat
The blessings of summer will fly by unless we take the time to stop and appreciate them. This is your opportunity to spend an intentional day connecting to breath, body, self, and nature. Slow down and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Through mindfulness practices we can cultivate the skills to appreciate the present moment, this presence is the best gift we can give ourselves and others. Bring any props or mats you will need for the morning class, extra equipment will also be made available. Afternoon classes do not require equipment. Pack your lunch or have it catered by Petoskey Cheese, please order and prepay 24 hours before the event. When you place your order, let them know it is for the yoga retreat. 231-753-2805. Mark your calendars, tell a friend, save the date!
When: July 22nd, 2018
Times: 9:30 – 10:15 – Guided Seated Meditation & Breath Work
10:30 – 12:00 – Gentle Yoga Flow
2:30 – 3:15 – Lavender Fields Walking Meditation
3:30 – 4:30 – Return to Joy with Laughter Yoga
Ages: Open to all ages and ability levels, no previous yoga or meditation experience necessary.
Cost: $79 Full day, $39 Half Day (AM or PM)
To Sign Up: CLICK HERE
Embarqued in Lavender: An informal showing
Please come to enjoy this community event at Lavender Hill Farm! Donations are suggested to support Bliss Fest’s Tiny Rooms Concert Series. Company SBB, an interdisciplinary dance theater company, in a creative residency at Crojik’s Croft will be dancing in the Lavender Fields the evening of Thursday, August 16th. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and picnic during the performance where you’ll be greeted by the dancers upon your arrival. This act of greeting and welcoming is a continuation of the company SBB work BievenueWelcome! Be inspired as the dancers flow through the fields and transition into the informal showing of company SBB’s new work, Embarqued.
- “Embarqued renders in three-dimensions the historical community plaques that pay homage to spaces and places. It introduces different points of entry to the discussion of migration and commemorative presence and is my interdisciplinary way to address how performance is transformative, connecting globally with local narratives. Defining communities through physical presence, Embarqued develops a conversation that affirms cultural identity through performance and expands upon the complex emotions it provokes. My goal is to elicit a kinesthetic response to what one sees, what one feels and what one does as a result.” – Stefanie Batten Bland
- Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland is an interdisciplinary dance theatre company performing original works by artistic director and founder Stefanie Batten Bland. Based in New York since 2011, Company SBB was founded in France in 2008, where it quickly caught the attention of presenters, fellow artists and audiences with its award-winning choreographic installations, riveting performers and intellectually ambitious creations. The company was hailed by the New York Times for its “full bodied movement… if the Matrix franchise had a dance company this would be it.”
When: August 16th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Ages: all ages welcome
Cost: Suggested Donation $20
Yoga in Bloom
Enjoy the fresh air as you move through a guided yoga practice in the presence of nature. Rain or shine, this group class includes a supported flow available to anyone, from the beginner to the advanced yogi. Yoga in Bloom is about having fun and finding nourishing poses, encouraging your practice to blossom! Each class will end with a mini Tibetan singing bowl meditation, soothing guided meditation, and a drop of house made lavender oil to enhance your experience. Get outdoors and come enjoy the beauty Lavender Hill Farm has to offer. Participants will receive 10% off a LHF purple racer-back tank, or a LHF t-shirt!
- Raquel, born and raised in Northern Michigan, has always been an enthusiastic, curious, and playful person. Throughout her life, she searched for ways to build strength but struggled to find a routine that minimized her lower back pain. Yoga finally made it’s way into her life in the Fall of 2014. This practice offered relief after a lifetime of tension and pain in her body, and also provided an aid to reduce stress and anxiety in daily activities.
After experiencing so much personal growth, Raquel decided she wanted to share this relief with others, and embarked on an educational journey of yoga. She became a certified 200hr yoga instructor, February 2016. Her classes are invigorating and motivational, all while making you feel safe and supported no matter where you are in your practice.
When: 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Every other Friday starting June 8 – August 31, 2018
- 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17 & 8/31
Ages: All levels and ages are welcome
Cost: $15 per class (Limited yoga mats are available for rent for $2) Payment Cash or Check ONLY
To Sign Up: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the farm at 231-582-3784 to reserve your spot.
Mini Photo Sessions
Rustic Dandelions Photography is excited to bring you mini photo sessions at the beautiful Lavender Hill Farm! These sessions are perfect for families, children’s milestones, engagement, or even senior portraits. Sessions last approx. 20 minutes and you will receive 10 digital images and a print release!
“Hello. I am Ashley, the gal behind Rustic Dandelions Photography, formerly Ashley Marie Photography. I absolutely love capturing families, kids, and especially newborns! My goal is to have fun during each photo shoot and make you and your children feel comfortable in front of the camera. Most of my favorite photos are those un-posed pictures of everyone enjoying themselves and laughing. Due to my passion, I have decided to specialize on photographing maternity, newborn and infant sessions. I know how fast kids grow so documenting these precious memories is my main priority during each and every photo shoot.” -Ashley
When: July 3rd, 10th & 24th from 5:00pm-8:00 pm
Cost: Sessions are $95. A $25 deposit is due at the time of booking to hold your spot!
To Sign up: Click Here! There is a Limited Availability so book today!
Joining us for Tea Party Tuesday? Ashley will be available during our Fairy Garden Tea Parties from 1:00-4:00 for Mini Fairy Photo Sessions! These cost $65 and you will receive 5 digital images of your little one dancing through the lavender fields in their fairy wings and wand!