Newsletters and Events Week of December 3, 2017

By | December 2, 2017

This week we are highlighting opportunities for you to put your holiday charitable donations to use in our community.  Specifically the Northville Civic Concern and The Northville Library Endowment Fund are two wonderful local

As always, 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 Civic Concern
43261 Seven Mile in the Highland Lakes Plaza

In this season of goodwill and giving, people’s thoughts turn to helping the less fortunate.  Northville Civic Concern, which has come to the rescue of people in need in Northville for more than 34 years. Clientele consists of low-income families, many who have jobs that don’t pay a living wage. Others may be grappling with setbacks such as a job loss, medical condition, natural disaster or family tragedy. They need to apply to become a client. Civic Concern offers twice-monthly “shopping trips” where clients receive two cloth bags that are filled with canned goods and boxed items and they can also fill a third bag with items they need the most from the shopping table area.  The organization also provides a boost of assistance with day-to-day needs, whether it’s a tank of gas, a gift card for essentials, clothing, help paying utilities, or used furniture and appliances.

The agency accepts cash donations, unexpired food items, diapers, and personal care items, such as shampoo, toothpaste and toilet paper.  Donated items can be dropped off at Civic Concern or at World Custom Alterations, Cassel’s Restaurant, Great Harvest and Genitti’s. The Northville District Library and City Hall also accept donations.

Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures Craft Show – Friday, Dec 8th – 9 am to 8 pm/Sat, Dec 9th- 9 am to 5 pm/Sunday, Dec 10th – 11 am to 4 pm 
Northville Community Center, 202 West Main Street
Ranked in the Top 50 shows in the country, Tinsel & Treasures is a must attend shopping experience. With handmade gifts for everyone on your list, you won’t want to miss the last and best show of the season! Visit their website for more information.

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.  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!

Community Center/303 W Main St/248- 349-4140

Friday Flicks – No Movie this week due to the Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures Craft Show

Winter Wonderland Holiday Luncheon – Wednesday, Dec 13th – Noon
Get in the spirit of the Season with Carolers and a sing-a-long with Dave DeClark.   Cost: $13:00 per person/Limited seating available

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

Library Endowment Fund
Your gift to the Library’s Endowment Fund makes it possible to further the Library’s mission to enrich lives, inspire discovery and connect our community in the years to come. Donations can be made online or by check. Click here for details. Thank you!

Twelfth Night Singers –  Tuesday, Dec. 5th –  7 pm
Enjoy this a capella singing group performing in fabulous Renaissance costumes. Hear traditional and seldom-heard seasonal songs. Presented courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Register

Ape Café – Health and FitnessSaturday, Dec. 9th – 1 to 3 pm
What’s trending in apps? Bring your tablet or smart phone, and enjoy coffee and snacks while we share best Health and Fitness apps. Our Tech Librarian will be on hand to answer questions. Meet other users and share your expertise. Tablet or Smart phone required.

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

An Enchanted Cabaret – Happily Ever After – Dec 29th thru 31st – 8:00 pm
We all know the story of Cinderella and Prince Charming, but what happens when they meet at the bar instead of the ball? Join all the princes and princesses as they navigate through our everyday dating problems while performing some of your favorite fairytale songs.   Click here for ticket information

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.


223 South Main, Plymouth/734-453-0750/Website here

Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations –  Tuesday, Dec 5th at 7 pm
Discussion covers depots ranging from functioning Amtrak stops to converted office buildings and abandoned wrecks, highlighting the beauty of these iconic structures and reminding us of the key roles architecture and preservation play in establishing an area’s sense of place.  Sign-up online.

Winter Serenade – Monday, Dec 11th at 1 pm
Enjoy Light Opera, Broadway tunes and holiday favorites performed by Clodagh Earls (soprano), Sasha Noori (tenor) and Joseph Jackson(keyboard accompanist) in this Michigan Opera Theatre presentation. Sign-up online.

Christmas in Plymouth – Thursday, Dec 7th – 5 to 9 pm
Unique Holiday Shopping, Horse and Carriage Tours, Live Musical Entertainment, Live Dance Shows, Live Ice Carving, Reindeer and Elves, Fire Pit Warming Stations
Holiday Classics at the Penn Theatre

The Penn Theatre in Downtown Plymouth will be showing the following holiday classics at various times:  Its a Wonderful Life, Holiday Inn, Christmas In Connecticut, Elf and the Polar Express.  All shows are just $3.00. Couple some shopping, lunch and a show for a great day!  Dates and times can be found by clicking here.

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300/Website

Christmas…Always! Canton Concert Band – Saturday Dec 9th – 7 pm
Christmas will soon be here and it’s time to plan your family gatherings! Why not join the Canton Concert Band for their annual Christmas concert, ‘Christmas…Always!’ at the Canton Village Theater? Along with a show for the entire family, Santa will greet the kids before the show and during intermission and take photos with all! This will be an evening of beautiful Christmas music by the band and singing by vocalists, Santa’s Singers! What better way to start your holiday season off right than with a night of music, singing, Santa, and FUN! The 55 member Canton Concert Band has entertained audiences with shows filled with holiday decorations, laughter, music singing, and comedy since 2004. Buy tickets by clicking here.

The Christmas Broadway Spectacular 2017Central City Dance
Date & Times:
Thursday – 12/14/2017 – 6 pm
Friday – 12/15/2017 – 6 pm
Saturday – 12/16/2017 – 11 am and 3 pm and 7 pm
Sunday – 12/17/2017 – 12:00 pm

Canton’s #1 holiday show, The Christmas Broadway Spectacular, will celebrate the magic of Christmas like never before with an all-new unforgettable experience as Santa Claus, Mrs. C., and Ellie take center stage with a cast of some of the best performers in the area. Get a sneak-peak at what ‘Really’ happens in the North Pole as Santa’s head elf, Ellie, and the rest of the Jolly elves pack Santa’s sleigh for the BIG night. Be mesmerized by twirling ballerinas, dazzled by dancing Toy Soldiers, and taken on a whimsical sleigh ride around the world with Santa and his magical reindeer. The beloved Christmas Broadway Spectacular promises to delight audiences young and old with a magical season to remember. Special meet and greet performances 12/16 11 a.m. and 12/17 12 p.m.  Buys tickets by clicking here

Aaron Radatz Holiday Magic Show – Friday – Dec 22nd – 7 to 8:15 pm
Direct from his successful run in Las Vegas, magician Aaron Radatz returns to The Village Theater this December to celebrate the magic of the holidays with his action packed show of magic, comedy, and audience participation. He is the entertainer Time Magazine called, ‘The magician to see,’ and a regular of the hit TV series Masters of Illusion. Join us for a family filled night of wonder right here in Canton visit: Buy tickets by clicking here.

Culture Source is the website for the Arts and Culture Alliance.  A full calendar of events can be found by clicking here.

An American in Paris – November 28th thru December 10th
Detroit Opera House/1526 Broadway/Detroit

Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and the Tony Award®-winning choreography of Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris has captivated both audiences and critics, becoming the most honored Broadway musical of 2015. Its stunning combination of classic music, timeless story, breathtaking dance and state-of-the-art design results in the spectacular musical the New York Times declares “outshines anything else currently on Broadway.” Come see why Paris has become the toast of New York.  Email for tickets/more information: