Newsletters and Events – Week of October 8, 2017

By | October 7, 2017

For your reading enjoyment this week, just click on the name of the newsletter or venue  to be taken directly to it.  Some of the events planned are highlighted below but be sure that you follow the links to insure that you are not missing out on any events that may be of special interest to you.

DOWNTOWN PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

Since we are starting to move into the holiday season, its important that we think of others.  This weeks downtown Plymouth Update presents many opportunities for giving including a blood drive, a coat drive and the United Way Hats for the Homeless and Make a Difference Day.  Consider giving of your time and resources to those less fortunate.

Visit “Haunted Mainstreet” – October 1st to the 29th – Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm
Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S. Main Street, Plymouth

The exhibit is a combination of new Halloween decorations combined with vintage Halloween collectibles. It is designed to frighten and delight all ages! Some of the vintage items, loaned by collectors, include a small collection of antique Halloween candy dishes and Jack o’ lanterns; an assortment of vintage postcards; as well as some vintage mourning items. A component of the exhibit is Victorian mourning customs and the elaborate rituals that families had to go through to commemorate their dead. Be sure to visit the Victorian parlor where there is a wake in progress commemorating Peter Fralick, a Plymouth resident who died in 1867.

MAYBURY STATE PARK
8 Mile – West of Beck Road

Fall Volunteer Work Day – October 21, 2017 – 9 am to Noon
Join the Friends of Maybury and Park Staff in getting the park ready for winter.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear long pants and closed toe shoes. We will be prepping the cross country ski trails for winter by cutting back brush. We recommend bringing work gloves if you have them. Tools will be available.  Meet at the Trailhead Building, accessible from the 8 Mile Entrance to the park. Water and a light lunch will be provided afterwards.
Handcrafters Fall Fair – Friday, October 13th, 9 am to 8 pm – Saturday, October 14th, 9 am to 5 pm
Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street
With the smell of autumn swirling in the air and jack-o-lanterns ready to be carved, the Fall Fair is your destination for only the finest of handmades, specialty foods, décor, and more!
Northville Holiday Home tour tickets now on sale – Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Guests of the Holiday Home Tour will tour five beautiful, privately owned Northville homes that have been decorated to the max for the holidays. With homes ranging from a traditional condo to a home with industrial chic flavor– this year’s tour has a range of intriguing decors. One home is replete with unique artist-made accessories, another had a complete custom renovation of the first and second floors. Added holiday décor from Pear-Aphernalia, Williams Sonoma, Gardenviews, and others make these gorgeous homes even more stunning.
Tickets for the 2017 Holiday Home Tour are just $25 in advance and $30 the day of.  To purchase tickets in advance, visit Pear-Aphernalia, Gardenviews, Haven of Northville, or the Northville Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets may also be purchased online or by phone: 248-374-0200. Tickets are limited and the tour does sell out nearly every year. 
Skeletons Are Alive in Downtown Northville! – Starting Friday October 6th – 6 to 8 pm
Town Square (across from Great Harvest Bread)

Northville is the place to be this October! Activities are scheduled throughout the month, with something for everyone! The month will start out with the arrival of 120 life-sized skeletons.  On Friday, October 6th the “Skeletons are Alive in Downtown” features music, dance, and fun in Town Square. Don’t miss out on all the fun in Northville in October.  A full schedule of events can be found by clicking Here.

Northville Art House’s 9th Annual West of Center Juried All-Media Exhibition Through October 28th
Northville Art House/215 W. Cady Street

The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media pieces created by 22 contemporary artists working with traditional and nontraditional media in diverse styles. The 32 works of art were selected by Brian Nelson, professor of Sculpture at Eastern Michigan University.

NORTHVILLE DISTRICT LIBRARY
212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

Pick, Sticks and Pals – Tuesday, October 10th, 7 to 8:30 pm
Crowd-favorite! Two new members add a somewhat different sound, but the group still delivers a rollicking ride through familiar tunes and new uncharted musical territory. Register

 Smores and Spooky Stories – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Three Cedars Farm, 7897 W 6 Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168

Join us for a nostalgic night off-site complete with a corn maze, hayride, bonfire and scary stories. As s’mores and cider are a must, they will be provided.  Bracelets required for entry, pickup at library or day of at the farm. 18+ event.

When you no longer can care for yourself or a loved one – Tuesday, October 23rd, 10: 30 am to Noon
What are your options from homecare, assisted living, memory care, nursing care and more. Discuss critical care issues and options
for insurance, veteran benefits and Medicaid. Registration deadline is Oct 20.
Pancakes and Pumpkins – Friday, October 27th – 8:30 am to 10: 30 am
All you can eat pancakes! Enjoy a breakfast of sausages, all you can eat pancakes, Tang and Coffee! Wear a costume and be entered to win a Halloween basket! Pumpkin carving demo from professional carver—win his finished product as a door prize!  Registration deadline is October 20th.
Friday Flicks at the Community Center – No Movie This Week due to Handcrafters Fair
TIPPING POINT THEATRE
361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

The current show is BOEING BOEING  |  SEPTEMBER 14 – OCTOBER 22, 2017

CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
39221 Woodward Avenue/Bloomfield Hills/248- 645-3200
Chocolate: The Exhibition – Through January 7, 2018 
Every woman’s dream an exhibition about our favorite food – Chocolate ! This exhibit will immerse you in a sweet experience, engage all your senses, and reveal facets of chocolate you may never have thought about before.  You’ll explore the plant, the products, the history, and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of botany and ecology, anthropology and economics, conservation and popular culture.  And if all that sets your mouth to watering, you can purchase a chocolate treat in the Science Shop to satisfy your cravings.