Newsletters and Events for the Week of December 17, 2017

By | December 16, 2017

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.  We again are highlighting a number of local charities that are worth your consideration this holiday season.  We are all so fortunate and blessed and may wish to share with these worthy causes.

As a special treat, click on this link to see an adorable video about the Christmas Spirit from Olaf, the snowman.

NORTHVILLE CITY NEWS

Give.Restore.Enjoy.
This holiday season, please make a generous donation to Friends of the Rouge’s Give.Restore.Enjoy campaign. Your support helps ensure that the next generation will have a clean river to play beside. We owe it to all of them.  Press here – Give.Restore.Enjoy.
‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING
The Northville Township Public Safety Team has partnered with Toys for Tots and is offering the Police Department lobby (41600 Six Mile) as a Toys for Tots drop-off location 24/7. Please deliver all new/unwrapped gifts by December 17. Thanks in advance for your participation!

INSPIRE – NORTHVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS NEWSLETTER
Community Center/303 W Main St/248- 349-4140

Baby Yarn
Baby Yarn is needed for our Knitters & Crocheters in order to make caps for newborns. Blue, yellow, green and pink are preferred colors, thank you.

Medical Equipment
The Northville Senior Services accepts gently used or new medical equipment. Please call 248-305-2851 before dropping any equipment off to ensure we are in need of equipment at that time.

Northville Civic Concern
Please consider volunteering your time, resources, food or money to help those in need in our community. Call 248-344-1033 to help.

Friday Flicks – Dec 22, 2017 Love Actually: 2003 
Writer-director Richard Curtis’s charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve. Cast Hugh Grant,Emma Thompson, Colin Firth

2018 After Party Celebration – Thursday, Jan 4th – 11 am to 1 pm
So we didn’t get to celebrate the New Year together, it’s not too late! Get dressed up in your favorite party outfit and ring in the New Year with Music, Dancing, Appetizers and Prizes. Who cares if its during the day, we will dim the lights and count down to 12 (noon). Join us for the fun!  Register by December 22.

NORTHVILLE DISTRICT LIBRARY
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!

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

Jazz at the Pointe – Kathy Kosins – Sunday, January 14th – 6:00 pm
The second of this five-show series is a special Sunday event on Jan. 14 and features Kathy Kosins, backed by Sean Dobbins (drums), Cliff Monear (keys) and Marion Hayden (upright bass). Check out her videos HERE.

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.

DOWNTOWN PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

Winter Clothing Donation
Dance New York and the Plymouth Community United Way are collecting new winter clothing items. Bring your donation to the studio thru December 22nd.

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

European Trains Pulling Back into the Library
Thursday, December 28 – 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, December 29 – 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 30 – 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 2 – 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Great Lakes Chapter of the European Train Enthusiasts will beback at the Plymouth District Library this holiday season, with European model trains running through cities and countryside. The library’s main level meeting rooms will house the chapter’s expansive collection. It will consist of interchangeable modules, each measuring 2 by 4 feet. Four trains can be run simultaneously in a circular manner; passing such landmarks as a German beer garden, the Berlin wall and a Dutch windmill. A computer program directs all activity in the display and overhead wires convey the electricity needed to run the trains, similar to actual trains moving about in Europe.  This extensive display is free and open to the public

Plymouth Ice Festival – January 12th – January 14th
Mark your calendar’s now for this annual event….more information to follow.

THE VILLAGE THEATRE AT CHERRY HILL
50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300/Website

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: www.aaronradatz.com Buy tickets by clicking here.

The Detroit Circus 2017 – Sunday, Dec 31st – 7 pm
High-flying aerial antics on fabric and trapeze, fire dancing, stilt walking, acrobatics, and more! These jaw-dropping performances are sure to thrill fans of all ages. Please note that this is an animal-free circus. Approx run time: 2 hrs

Ticket Information www.cantonvillagetheater.org
Tickets: Online or M-F 10am-2pm in person or phone 734-394-5300 x3. Messages returned within 24hrs or weekend calls by end of day Monday. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.

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

DSO Presents: Under the Streetlamp – Hip to the Holidays –  Wednesday Dec 20th -7:30pm
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center – Orchestra Hall/3711 Woodward Avenue/Detroit, Michigan 48201/(313) 576-5111

After last season’s sold-out performance, Under the Streetlamp returns to get “Hip to the Holidays” with a joyous performance of your favorite holiday tunes plus songs from the American Radio Songbook. Oh, what fun it is to dance in the aisles while merrily singing along to songs from their live PBS Specials and tunes from their studio album, Every Day’s a Holiday, including “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “Run Run Rudolph,” and “Avé Maria.” PLEASE NOTE: the DSO does not appear on this performance.  Website for tickets/more information: http://www.dso.org

Wild Nights at the Detroit Zoo – December, 20-23, 26-31.  5:30-9pm on weeknights and Sundays; 5:30-10pm Fridays & Saturdays
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display.  For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 230 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo.  Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages.

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village – Select nights through the end of December
Take a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe filled with live music, skating, fireworks and tons of winter wonder during America’s premier celebration of the season. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is like stepping into a Christmas card from the past – the golden glow from candlelit windows, the scent of roasting chestnuts, the sound of carolers in the distance, the jangle of sleigh bells. This is how the holidays are supposed to be. No wonder Holiday Nights has become the most popular holiday event in the region. Where else will you find lantern-lit paths, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagons and Model T rides, plus Santa with live reindeer. It’s perfect, right down to the spectacular fireworks display that provides a dazzling finale to each and every evening.  For tickets click here.