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.
Corner of Sheldon and 7 Mile Road
Northville Art House/215 W. Cady Street/248-344-0497/visit the Northville Art House website
The Northville Art House announces the biennial Small Works Exhibition featuring more than 150 works by 55 artists from Michigan and around the country. The exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics, fibers, jewelry and more – all measure 12 inches or less in all dimensions. All works are for sale and most can be purchased for less than $300, making them perfect holiday gifts. Purchased art is available to take home starting on Dec. 1 at the First Friday Reception. You can visit Tuesday through Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. This is a great way to find a unique holiday gift for the person that has everything!
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.
8 Mile – West of Beck Road
International Observe the Moon Night at Maybury – Saturday, October 28th – 7 to 10 pm
The Friends of Maybury will be sponsoring a star viewing evening at the Park on that night. Come join us for an evening of wonder!! The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club* will be setting up telescopes and will be on hand to assist members of the public who wish to bring their own telescopes. The event will be canceled if it is raining or too cloudy to view the sky. Please arrive by 7:00 to minimize peripheral light from car headlights. Members of the public who would like to bring their own telescopes should arrive by 6:30.We will meet at the Maybury State Park ball fields, accessible from the 8 mile entrance to the park. Please wear warm clothing, as it will get chilly when the sun goes down!
*The Astronomy Club advises that a successful viewing requires that all flashlights and lanterns, with the exception of red LED flashlights, should be left at home. In order to minimize ambient light they ask that car headlights be turned off, and cell phones be kept in your pocket. Food and drinks are not allowed near the telescopes. The telescopes are complex instruments with sensitive optics and mirrors, and although toddlers are welcome, they will not be able to look through the telescopes.
361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003
Jazz at the Pointe – Saturday, November 4th – 7 to 10 pm – Planet D Nonet
A down-and-dirty little swing band from Detroit, founded by drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O’Donnell. The Planet D Nonet is about swing, blues, space-age jazz and classic American songs all served with plenty of good humor with an eye toward turning people onto this kind of music. Check out live videos of the band HERE. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here
212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020
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.
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.
CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
39221 Woodward Avenue/Bloomfield Hills/248- 645-3200