Newletters and Events – Week of October 15, 2017

By | October 14, 2017

Image result for Autumn FunnyFor 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.

Farmer’s Market – Thursdays – Through October 28th – 8 am to 3 pm
Corner of Sheldon and 7 Mile Road
There are only three market days left until the 2017 Farmer’s Market ends. If you haven’t yet been, now is a good time to go.  There are plenty of mums, corn stalks, pumpkins and fall vegetables, including peppers, Brussel sprouts on the stalk, eggplant and more. Crisp apples and juicy pears top the fall fruit selection. And you don’t have to visit a cider mill to get fresh apple cider and doughnuts, as they are sold at the market. Many vendors are also selling Halloween decorations.  There is a special addition of the Northville City News devoted to some of the many vendors at the Farmer’s Market that you can view by clicking here.
Howell Nature Center Presents:  Birds of Prey – Wednesday, Oct. 25th – 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Northville Community Center/248- 349-4140

Discover the fascinating world of Michigan’s birds of prey in this presentation featuring live hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. All ages are welcome. Register by clicking here.  

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. 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! – Through Halloween 

120 life sized skeletons can be found throughout Northville.  There are skeletons getting their hair and nails done, skeletons riding bikes, walking dogs, cooking up a soup of “ghoulish” delight, talking on the phone, harness racing and many more.  Walk around Northville to find your favorite and then stop by for dinner or drinks by supporting our local restaurants and bars.

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

$500 House in Detroit with Author Drew Philp – Tuesday, October 24th – 7 to 9 pm
Local author Drew Philp will discuss his memoir recounting his experience of helping Detroit rebuild starting with a $500 house. Philp will sign copies of his book after the discussion. Register here.

DOWNTOWN PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

DIA – Behind the Seen –  Through their Eyes II:  Women Photographers – Thursday October 19th – 10:00 am
Plymouth Community Arts Council – 777 N.  Sheldon 

Doors open at 9:30 with coffee, sweets and fruit.  $5.00 donation for non-members

Scarecrows in the Park – Now through November 1st
Kellogg Park Downtown Plymouth

Visit “Haunted Mainstreet” – Through October 29th – Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 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. Some of the vintage items 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.

MAYBURY STATE PARK
8 Mile – West of Beck Road

Fall Volunteer Work Day – Saturday, 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.
303 W Main St/248- 349-4140
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 – October 20th – 1 pm – The Founder
The concept and expansion of McDonald’s global fast-food empire represent one of the great success stories of American business. This meaty biopic profiles company founder Ray Kroc, whose canny instincts turned McDonald’s into a golden brand. Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Afferman
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.