Annual Fundraiser

Nature Society's 13th Annual Soiree/Fundraiser.    

  • WHEN:  Friday, April 27, 2018
  • WHERE: Royal Oak Elks Club   (2401 E. 4th Street at Stephenson Hwy, Royal Oak)
  • TIME:  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • COST: $10/person

The major goal of the Royal Oak Nature Society is to protect, promote, maintain and improve nearly 50 acres of nature preserves (Cummingston Park & Tenhave Woods) located in the city of Royal Oak and to develop a special arboretum/wildflower garden located behind the Royal Oak Senior Center.  In order to do all of this, the Nature Society is putting on a fundraiser.  

can be purchased at our Nature Society speaker programs, our nature walks, from any Nature Society board member or by sending your check to us by mail.  Make check payable to “Royal Oak Nature Society” and write “Fundraiser Tickets” in the memo section of the check.  Send check to: Royal Oak Nature Society, 1600 N. Campbell Rd, Royal Oak, MI  48067.  Ticket(s) will be waiting for you at the door.  By purchasing your ticket(s) in advance, you will be eligible for the first chance at winning a door prize. 

Food & Drinks
: There will be light refreshments and a reasonable priced cash bar. 

include a Silent & a Live Auction with a large variety of interesting items to bid on, plus a 50/50 raffle. 

for auction items can be made by cash, check or credit card. 

If you want to enjoy a pleasant evening with friends and other Nature Society supporters, please join us on Friday, April 27
th in order to support our two nature parks and help in the development of the Royal Oak Arboretum.

For more information, please:

  • Contact us by e-mail at
  • Contact us by phone at 248-246-3380 & leave a message

Fundraiser Documents

For Information on donating auction items and on sponsorships, please click on below link

Some of our auction items that will be available to bid on at our April 27, 2018 Fundraiser:

The Time Garden, What Every Gardner Should Know Books with Tulip Pen & Stem Cutter
Briggs Gallery $50 Gift Certificate for Custom Framing
Crispellis's $50 Gift Card
Arthur Murray's of Royal Oak 1 Introductory Dance Program, 2 Private Lessons, 1 Group Class & 1 Practice Party
Cider and Donuts in the Park
Lunch with Jim Ellison, State Representative from District 26
Annettes Hair Studio & Spa $50 Gift Certificate
Amanda Felk of Night Nature Alliance gift certificate for up to 8 people for a private evening bat walk at Tenhave Woods  
Lunch with Royal Oak Mayor, Michael Fournier
Freshii of Royal Oak free meal cards (3@$10)
A private fungi walk for up to six people with Royal Oak Nature Society mycologist Mary Fredricks. The walk will last 1 1/2 to two hours and will be a daytime walk & take place in either Tenhave Woods or Cummingston Park. 
A private fungi walk at night in Tenhave Woods for up to 6 people with Royal Oak Nature Society mycologist, Mary Fredricks and botanist Don Drife.  The walk will take place on a Saturday or Sunday evening.  The quest will be to find the elusive bioluminescent fungi and fungi releasing spores.
Pet Supplies Plus $30 Gift Card
Moosejaw Shirt (medium) & Moosejaw Hat.  Shirt can be exchanged for different size
Moosejaw Carpet Diem Blanket
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival "Celebrating Our Moments" tickets (2) being held at the Seligman Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 16, 2018 beginning at 8 pm
Charley Harper statue of a Brown Creeper 
Oakland County Parks Family Fun Passbook
Olga's Kitchen Market Fresh Grille Cards (3) together valued at $30 
Tenhave Woods Spring Wildflower Book
Royal Oak Arboretum Butterfly Picture (8 x10) and Royal Oak Arboretum Collage Picture (10 x 20)
Tenhave Woods Pond Life Collage
Leo's Coney Island $20 Gift Card
Hamlin Corner $25 Gift Card (2)
Holiday Market $50 Gift Card
bd's Mongolian BarBQ $10 Mongo Money Cards (5)
Lunch for 2 guests with Judge Derek Meinecke
Red Run- Ghost River of Royal Oak Private Presentation by Bob Muller
Personal Nighttime Owl Hoot with Bob Muller
Task Light/Emergency Beacon, 350 & 50 lumen flashights
Bike Light; 170 Lumen Flashlight with Rotating Magnetic Clip; Utility Device with 6 Tools
National Coney Island $10 Gift Cards (2)
North Macomb Sportsmen's Club Certificate for Shotgun Shooting will be for two rounds of skeet or trap plus two boxes of shells.  
Rock on Third $40 Gift Certificate
Gift card for 4 guests to attend Drag Queen Bingo.  Reservations required.  Thursday, Friday & Saturday only.  Expires 4/30/19  They are now located at 600 S. Washington in Royal Oak
Stagecrafters certificate for tickets (2) for any Thursday show of  "Annie." Must redeem before May 14, 2018
Pronto! $25 Gift Cards (2) 
Royal Oak Golf Center $25 Gift Card
Pasquale's Restaurant $40 Gift Card
Personalized Street Sign from the City of Royal Oak
5 Yards of Mulch delivered to your home.  Must live in Royal Oak
Reds Salon & Barber $24 Gift Certificate
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle Pass for 2.  Reservations required.  Pass valid only for Thursday 7:30 pm or Friday 7:15 pm shows  
B Spot $50 Gift Card
Town Tavern $50 Gift Certificate
Buffalo Wild Wings $10 Gift Certificates (2) plus package of 3 Buffalo Wild Wing sauces
Royal Tropical $20 Gift Certificate
Matted Limited Dated 1965 Gwen Frostic Print (1/1)-Canadian Geese
Panera Bread $15 Gift Cards (2)
Bastone/Jolly Pumpkin/Vinotecca $25 Gift Card
Handcrafted Owl House
Oak City Grill $25 Gift Card
Two Half Gallons of Ray's Ice Cream 
Noodles & Company entrée once a month (for 12 months)
Tom's Oyster Bar/Ale Mary's $50 Gift Card
Toyology $20 Gift Card
Hollywood Supermarket $50 Gift Certificate for general merchandise only
Green Toe Garden Basket with Royal Oak Honey & Handcrafted Beeswax Candles
Lunch with Oakland County Commissioner, Dave Woodward