Newsletters and Events – Week of February 11 2018

By | February 10, 2018

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. To make it easier for you to spot new listings, the header on those items will be in red.


AARP Income tax preparation assistance
AARP tax-aide provides free tax assistance to taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those who are 60 and older. Appointments are required and are conducted at the Northville Community Center on Thursdays, Feb. 1 through April 12. Please call 248-305-2851 to register.

Winter Cooking Classes Are Here!
Edward’s Café and Caterer/115 E. Main Street/ 248-344-1550/

Join their chef’s in the kitchen for an exciting demonstration, and sample all the delicious food they make.  Please call for reservations.
VALENTINE’S DAY COUPLE’S – February 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497/

POW! Juried Comic Art Exhibition February 2 – February 24, 2018
The Pow! Juried Comic Art Exhibition features original works of comic, or comic inspired, art by artists working in a variety of media. Artists will be competing for $650 in cash prizes as selected by highly regarded cartoonist James Anderson, creator of Ellie on Planet X, POW! Juried Comic Art  The exhibition runs through Saturday, February 24 during Art House hours, Tuesday-Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Mill​ ​Race​ ​Historical​ ​Village/​Old​ ​School​ ​Church/​215​ ​Griswold​ ​St.​

​​Thomas​ ​Nast,​ ​the​ ​Cartoons​ ​that​ ​changed​ ​America -Wednesday,​ ​February​ ​28​ ​–​ ​7:00​ ​PM​  
Thomas​ ​Nast​ ​has​ ​been​ ​called​ ​the​ ​Father​ ​of​ ​American​ ​Caricature.​ ​He​ ​was​ ​an​ ​American​ ​cartoonist,​ ​best known​ ​for​ ​his​ ​attack​ ​on​ ​the​ ​political​ ​machine​ ​of​ ​William​ ​M.​ ​Tweed​ ​in​ ​New​ ​York​ ​City​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1870s. Thomas​ ​Nast​ ​drew​ ​his​ ​cartoons​ ​and​ ​changed​ ​the​ ​Civil​ ​War​ ​and​ ​along​ ​the​ ​way,​ ​Christmas.​ ​​ ​How​ ​did​ ​an immigrant​ ​come​ ​to​ ​have​ ​so​ ​much​ ​power​ ​over​ ​American​ ​families​ ​and​ ​why​ ​did​ ​he​ ​do​ ​it​ ​all​ ​for​ ​Lincoln?

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

Paczki Day – Tuesday February 13th – 8 am till gone
Come enjoy a delicious Paczki with us on Fat Tuesday. Visiting Angels is graciously donating several dozen paczkis to the senior services program. Join us in the Living Room of the Community Center on a drop in basis at 8am. One per person please. No registration needed.  Free.

St.  Patrick’s Day Party – Friday, March 15th -11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Everyone is Irish at this party! A traditional meal of corn beef & cabbage, sausage & sauerkraut, Irish potatoes and dessert. Wear your best St Patrick’s day outfit and be entered into our costume contest to win a prize! Best female & male costume contest. Be entertained by the stories and music of Balance Earth.
Registration ends March 2nd.

Northville Senior Lunch
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 11:30 a.m. Please Register at the Senior Desk. You will receive a confirmation phone call before the event but you must register in order to be included in the group reservation. Meet at the designated restaurant on the day and time of the lunch. Transportation and payment for your meal is on your own.

Upcoming Dates & Restaurants
Feb. 22: The Garage
Mar. 21: Center Street Grill

Aging in Place & Becoming a Caregiver – Thursday, February 15th – 7 pm to 8:30 pm
As seniors stay in their homes longer there is a possibility of becoming a caregiver to a significant other or family member. Learn what it means to be a caregiver and also how to adapt your home to help make life easier though the aging process. Registration deadline is February 12. Free.

Friday Flicks – Valentines Day – Friday, February 16th – 1 pm
In this Los Angeles-set comedy from director Garry Marshall, the tripwires of modern love are exposed in a carousel involving relationships and the single life on the most romantic day of the year: February 14. Cast: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

Your Aging Brain and What You Can Do about It with Prof. Thad Polk from U of M – Wednesday, February 21st – 7pm
Aging is associated with subtle declines in some cognitive function, but not others. As we age, we become a little more forgetful, we get distracted more easily, and we can’t process information quite as quickly. At the same time, world knowledge, emotional processing and what’s sometimes called wisdom tend to remain stable and may even improve with age. Why is that? This talk will answer that question by explaining what happens to our brains as we age, as well as discussing some scientifically verified approaches that can help our brains age more gracefully. Register here.

America’s Classiest Cars – Wednesday, February 28th @ 7 pm
Learn how the Duesenberg Brothers, E. L. Cord, and Harry Stutz built these American brands to epitomize luxury. Find out what led to the disappearance of these companies.  Register here.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390/ 

The 2018 Winter Newsletter for the Friends of Maybury State Park can be found be clicking here.  It details what’s new in the park as well as provides information on some upcoming events through May, 2018.  

Presidents Day Hike – Monday, February 19th @ 10 am
Get outside and go for a guided hike at Maybury State Park on the President’s Day holiday. Weather permitting, bring your skis or snowshoes and head out in the park’s trails. Dress appropriately for moderate activity. Light refreshments available after the hike. Meet at the Horse Staging Area, accessible from the Beck Road Entrance to the park.

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

Every Brilliant Thing – January 18th thru February 25th – 8:00 pm
The funniest play about depression you’ll ever see . The list began after her first suicide attempt. A list of everything brilliant about the world. Hence, everything worth living for. It’s a story that’s as heartwarming as it is discussion-worthy, and it’ll leave theatre-goers better off for having experienced it. The Guardian called the play “Heart-wrenching, hilarious… possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.” For ticket information click here.

LL7 Latin Jazz – Saturday, March 10th – 7 pm
From the kicked-up spice of Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa to chilling with the flavor of Miles, LL7 puts energy and excitement into jazz! This 7-piece group presents an exciting mix of both Latin and straight-ahead jazz, with an emphasis on rich arrangements. LL7 features sax, trumpet and trombone, driven by the rhythmic pulse of piano, along with acoustic bass, drums and Latin percussion. Click HERE and give them a listen! For ticket information click here.

Save the Date – Plymouth Art in the Park – July 13th, 14th and 15th

Music In The Park 2018 Schedule Announced
For 34 years, the Plymouth Community Arts Council has presented this free family concert series with over 20,000 in attendance each summer. All performances will be on Wednesdays at noon in Downtown Plymouth’s Kellogg Park. The show is held rain or shine with the rain location in The Gathering adjacent to the park. These are family friendly and great for an afternoon with the grandchildren.  So if they are coming for a visit, make your plans now.

T H E 2 0 1 8 S C H E D U L E !
June 20 Earth Angels
June 27 Nick Fugedi
July 4 No concert today…Happy Birthday America!
July 11 Gemini
July 18 Mr. Nick Davio
July 25 Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady
August 1 Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
August 8 Joel Tacey’s Tip Top Entertainment
August 15 Earth Angels, The Encore Show
August 22 Chautauqua Express
August 29 Miss Paula & The Candy Bandits

Abraham Lincoln – February 21st @ 6 pm
Plymouth Historical Museum/155 S. Main Street/Plymouth/734-455-8940/

A free Family Night with the focus on Abraham Lincoln. Opened in 2002, the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit at the Plymouth Historical Museum is a result of the lifetime collection amassed by Dr. Weldon Petz.   Highlights include:

  • Artifacts from Lincoln’s youth
    Rare book belonging to Lincoln as a boy
    Rare family genealogy and photographs
    Handwritten legal documents and law books
    Life mask of Lincoln made in 1860
    Civil War art
    Lock of Lincoln’s hair
    Artifacts from the Lincoln assassination
    Lincoln & Hamlin presidential campaign banner that hung on the Starkweather home in Plymouth in 1860
    Lincoln archives containing more than 1,200 books, photographs, and clip files

223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

 2 Magicians Telling the Truth – Keith Fields and George Tait – Friday, February 23rd @ 7:30 pm

When 2 of the most creative guys in magic get together you are in for a special night. This show is funny and amazing and will leave you saying ‘What!?’ George Tait is a Detroit native and has been seen with two of the largest touring magic shows to date, Masters of Illusion Live, and behind the scenes on The Illusionists. His performance is a mix of conjuring techniques with a dash of subtle psychology. George also gives a Critical Thinking presentation at colleges around the US. Keith Fields is from the UK who has been described by the US Government as ‘an alien with extraordinary ability’. He is a man of mystery with a flair for the funny. One minute you will be laughing your socks off, the next you will be wondering how he does it! Keith is regular performer at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, comedy clubs all over the world, and for 3 years starred in his own show in Pigeon Forge call ‘A Brit Of Magic’. Abraham

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

Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Opera in Concert) – Saturday, February 17th
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

Porgy and Bess is without rival as the most famous 20th-century American opera. Since its 1935 debut, this story of a disabled beggar transformed by the unexpected love of Bess has been performed worldwide and features such well-known songs as “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’,” “My Man’s Gone Now,” “Summertime,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”The website for tickets and more information can be found by clicking here