Newsletters and Events – Week of November 12, 2017

By | November 11, 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 to follow the links to insure that you are not missing out on any events that may be of special interest to you.

NORTHVILLE TIMES

This is a new issue for the important upcoming holiday season so just to clicking on the name above to read the entire Nov/December issue.  Many special events and sales are planned in the next two months.

STORYVILLE – Saturday, Nov 18th at Noon through the end of December – Town Square
Santa and a few of his celebrity friends from Northville will “open the book” on StoryVille at the Town Square.  24 merchants will decorate their store windows to tell classic holiday stories including, “Rudolph” – “The Nutcracker” – “Frosty” and some of the newest stories like James Patterson’s just released, “The Candies Save Christmas”. Visitors will be able to listen to local celebrities reading the stories on speakers outside the stores – or – on their personal devices by visiting enjoynorthville.com.  This free, family-friendly event runs through the end of December.

Holiday Lighted Parade – Friday, Nov 17th – 6:30 pm
Join thousands of parade-goers as the holiday season officially kicks off with the Holiday Lighted Parade. Bands, dancers, floats and a special appearance by Santa make this annual favorite a great family tradition. Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the official lighting of the tree. Kids can visit Santa at Town Square. Local churches will have hot chocolate and a family photo station available.
Greens Market Weekend – Friday, Nov 17th – 10 am to 4 pm – Saturday, Nov 18th – 11 am to 3 pm
Get your home or business ready for the holiday season while supporting local Farmers’ Market growers. Vendors will have holiday wreaths, roping, decor and accessories for sale in Northville’s Town Square
Northville Art House Small Works Juried All-Media Exhibition – Nov 3 to Dec 16th
Northville Art House/215 W. Cady Street/248-344-0497/Northville Art House website

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!

Northville Holiday Home tour tickets now on sale – Nov 17th – 10 am to 4 pm and Nov 18th – 10 am to 4 pm
Guests of the Holiday Home Tour will tour five beautiful, privately owned Northville homes that have been decorated for the holidays. Tickets for the 2017 Holiday Home Tour are $25 if purchased in advance by clicking here or by phone: 248-374-0200. Tickets are limited and the tour does sell out nearly every year. 

Community Center/303 W Main St/248- 349-4140
This a brand new issue for the months of November and December so be sure to click on the title above to read the entire newsletter for services offered to seniors, exercise classes, cards and special events.
Thanksgiving Luncheon – Wednesday, Nov 15th – 11:45 am
Grab your friends and come celebrate Thanksgiving at the Community Center! Enjoying a Traditional Feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry
sauce, vegetable, and beverages.  Entertainment by: Mike Wolverton. Cost $15
Friday Flicks at the Community Center – Friday, Nov 17th – 1 pm – The Family Stone 
Although their relationship works in the city, things begin to fall apart for buttoned-up Manhattanizes Everett and Meredith when they visit the suburbs for the
holidays to stay with Everett’s Family. Cast: Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker
Northville Senior Lunch Crew
Get together with your friends or make new ones by signing up to go out to lunch with other Northville Seniors! A local Restaurant will be chosen and reserved for the group. This social group meets once a month at 11:30am. Please register at the Senior Desk. Upcoming Dates & Restaurants: Nov 28: Rocky’s of Northville,
Dec 20: Tirami Su

Cirque Du Soleil—Crystal—Little Caesars Arena – Saturday, Jan 13th, 1:45 to 6 pm
Crystal is not just an ice show, it’s the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations. Trip includes: Transportation & show tickets. Meal on your own before the show at the new Little Caesars arena.
Registration Deadline: Nov. 16th $84.00.
MotorCity Casino—Detroit – Tuesday, Dec 5th – 10 am to 4 pm
Try your luck at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit. You will have approximately 5 hours to play games, eat and explore the casino. The bus will depart at 10am from the parking lot across from the post office. Register today because there is limited space! $15 No refunds.

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

Rosie the Riveter – Tuesday, Nov 14th –  7 to 8:30 pm
This program will be a tribute to the women who put together the planes that carried the war to the enemy in World War II.  You will see and hear about the challenges and experiences of women working in the Willow Run Plant. There will be Tribute Rosie re-enactors as well as some of the Original Rosies at the program.

Culture Source is the website for the Arts and Culture Alliance, the goal of which is to strengthen the arts and culture sector and is home to the most comprehensive arts and cultural calendar in Southeast Michigan, with all artistic mediums represented, including art, music, dance, exhibits, family events, film, lectures and theatre.  By clicking on the name above you will be taken to their website.  A full calendar of events for the month of November can be found by clicking here.  Some of the upcoming events highlighted for November include:

New York Philharmonic Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival – Nov 17th to Nov 19th
Hill Auditorium/825 North University Avenue/Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
The New York Philharmonic returns for its second major UMS residency, this time with a focus on Leonard Bernstein, the celebrated New York Philharmonic music director and composer who was born 100 years ago. Website for tickets/more information: Click here

Family Afternoon with Little Golden Books – Saturday, Nov 18th – 1 to 4 pm

Family event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books. Crafts and activities for children in grades K-2. Readings of Little Golden Books by special guests. Original art work from the books will be on display. Light refreshments provided. Drop in at whatever time suits you! Supplies are limited.  A nice way to spend an afternoon with the grandchildren!

Website for tickets/more information: Click here

TIPPING POINT THEATRE
361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

Office Hours by Norm Foster – Nov 16th to Dec 23rd
Six different stories in six different offices across a city, cleverly intertwined into one hell of a good time. From an overweight jockey to a desperate movie producer, from a domineering mother to a Week-at-a-Glance salesman, the play’s characters are all intent on holding their lives together by keeping reality at bay.
Click here to reserve your seats online.

GREENMEAD HISTORICAL PARK
20501 Newburg/Livonia/248-477-7375

Treasures from Grandma’s Attic – Saturday, Nov 18th – 9am to 3pm   
A cornucopia of “treasures” will be at the Alexander Blue House including collectibles and some vintage items. Come shop from a variety of vendors.  You never know what you will find in “Grandma’s Attic.”

CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
39221 Woodward Avenue/Bloomfield Hills/248- 645-3200

Chocolate: The Exhibition – Through Jan 7, 2018 
Every woman’s dream an exhibition about our favorite food – Chocolate !  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.