Newsletters and Events – Week of March 18, 2018

By | March 17, 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.

NORTHVILLE CITY NEWS

Communications Survey
The City of Northville is conducting a survey to help evaluate the effectiveness of existing publications (City News and Northville Matters) and social media (Facebook and Twitter).  Survey questions focus on readability, organization and reader engagement. Responses will help the City understand and respond to the community’s needs while improving their communication efforts.   Click here for the online survey link. Those who prefer to complete the survey on paper can do so at City Hall by visiting the receptionist desk inside the front lobby. If you can’t access the survey in person or online, please call 248-449-9905 and request a survey be mailed to you. All surveys must be completed and received by April 6, 2018.
Honor a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran through the Military and Veteran Banner program
The Northville Chamber of Commerce is offering the Military and Veteran Banner program recognizing the brave individuals who are serving or who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The banner will be hung in downtown Northville during the months of May and November to celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans Day, respectively.  To qualify for the Military and Veteran Banner program, the honoree must be an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces or have been honorably discharged. The deadline is April 18. For more information, visit www.northville.org, call 248-348-7640 or download the brochure here.
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.

NORTHVILLE TIMES
The March/April Issue of the Northville Times can be viewed by clicking on the title above.  We are highlighting just a few of the great business establishments in Northville that are offering fun activities during the month of March.

Handcrafter’s Spring Fling Craft Show – Friday March 23rd – 9 am to 8 pm – Saturday, March 24th – 9 am to 5 pm
Northville Community Center, 303 West Main Street
The perfect opportunity to brush off that cabin fever and experience the senses of spring inside the annual Spring Fling. Stock up on Easter gifts, garden art, seasonal décor, fashion and more! Admission: $3, 12 & Under: Free

The Bee’s Knees  
149 E. Main Street/248-347-6718/www.thebeeskneespottery.com

  • The Bee’s Knees is more than a pottery studio.  They have art classes of various kinds for all ages.  Some upcoming classes include
    • Thursday, March 22 6:30 pm:  Everything’s Bunny! Painting Party, all ages, $25
    • Friday, March 23, 7:00 pm:  Go with the Flow Painting 12×12 tile, adult class, $25

North Center Brewing Company
410 North Center Street/248-444-7967/www.northcenterbrewing.com

  • 4/14 – Third Time’s a Charm – Their 3rd anniversary party we will feature an extended beer menu, food and drink specials all day, live music and prize giveaways!

NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497

The 12th Annual Members’ Exhibition – March 2nd thru March 24th
This exhibition features original works in all media, showcases the talents of member artists, and recognizes those who support the growth and creativity of the arts in the community.

Winter/Spring Art Classes and Workshops
Did you know that the Art House offers classes for all level of artists?  A few examples of some that you might want to try are listed below but the full list of classes as well as registration information can be found be clicking here.  One of the upcoming classes is highlighted below:

Dynamics of Color – Sunday, March 25th – Noon to 3pm
This workshop is designed to take you on a step-by-step color journey opening a door to fresh, vital color experiences and offering an experimental approach to water color painting. The radiant transparency of watercolor provides an ideal medium through which to begin an exploration of color’s creative process. Designed for beginners and students as well as teachers, therapists and artists this workshop will launch you into a progressive sequence of exercises and suggestions to create your own color workbook. $36.00 (Additional $10 material fee due to instructor the day of class.)

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

Great​ ​Lakes​ ​Lighthouse​ ​Preservation – Wednesday,​ ​March​ ​28​th ​–​ ​7 ​PM
All​ ​around​ ​the​ ​Michigan​ ​Great​ ​Lakes​ ​Shoreline,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​old​ ​lighthouses​ ​that​ ​have​ ​guided​ ​ships​ ​for centuries.​ ​​ ​People​ ​are​ ​working​ ​tirelessly​ ​to​ ​restore​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​these​ ​lighthouses​ ​because​ ​of​ ​the history​ ​they​ ​represent.​ ​​ ​this​ ​lecture​ ​will​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​these​ ​lighthouses,​ ​the​ ​work​ ​that​ ​has​ ​been done​ ​to​ ​restore​ ​them​ ​and​ ​the​ ​work​ ​still​ ​to​ ​be​ ​done​ ​to​ ​assure​ ​that​ ​this​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Michigan’s​ ​history​ ​is maintained.   All presentations are free and no registration is required.

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

The new issue of the Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter Inspire for the months of March and April can be read by clicking here.

Northville Out to Lunch Bunch 
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.  The next dates are:

Mar. 21: Center Street Grill
April 10: Diamond Jim Brady’s
May 2: China Café

LET’S GO TIGERS! – Thursday, March 29th @ Noon
Join the indoor Tailgate party to cheer the Tigers to victory during Opening Day! They take on the Pittsburgh Pirates starting at 1:00pm.   Hotdogs, chips, popcorn, crackerjacks and soda included in cost. Registration Deadline is March 23. $5.00

Friday Flicks – No Movie this week due to the Spring Fling Craft Show

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

Northville Psychiatric Hospital – Past Present and Future – Wednesday, March 28th – 7 pm (The first event filled up so another has been added)
Northville Psychiatric Hospital, built in the 1940’s and ‘50s, provided mental health treatment to Detroit metro patients until the early 2000s. Local historian Joe Oldenburg discusses how the hospital functioned, treatment in the 1960-1990 period, its relationship to the community, and future plans for the site now that it is owned by Northville Township.  Register here.  

Between the Lines Book Discussion – 2nd Monday of Every Month – 7 pm
All are welcome to join in a lively, informal book discussion.  Fiction and non-fiction titles are chosen based on professional reviews, awards lists and recommendations from the group members.  No registration needed, just drop in.  This months book is:

  • Strings Attached by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky – April 9th
    Public-school music teacher, Jerry Kupchynsky, a Ukrainian-born taskmaster who yelled and stomped and screamed, made his students better than they thought they could and changed their lives forever. Non-Fiction

MAYBURY STATE PARK 
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.

MAYBURY FARM
50165 8 Mile Rd., Northville/248-916-3033 Farm/248-374-0200 Reservations

Making Maple Syrup Tours – Saturday and Sunday – From March 3rd to 31st
You begin with a wagon ride out to the Sugar Bush where you will head into the woods to learn about the maple tree, how to tap it, and then collect the sap. You can even taste the sap straight from the tree! You will then be taken to the Sugar Shack to learn how the sap is converted into delicious maple syrup, how syrup is graded and also how to try making maple syrup at home.  Once your tour is finished, you canwarm up in the Maybury Farm General Store where hot drinks and snacks are available to enjoy next to the toasty wood stove. COST:  $7 per person, kids 2 and under free (must ride on laps in wagon). Tours depart at 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15pm.  Space is limited for each tour so we recommend arriving early.

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

Ripcord – March 22nd to April 22nd
Abby isn’t known for her friendliness at Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, and that’s just the way she likes it. After all, when nobody wants to be your roommate, you get a double room with a view all to yourself. When Marilyn moves in, with her cheery disposition and optimistic outlook, Abby knows she’ll need to break her if she wants her privacy back. But Marilyn isn’t going down without a fight. And that’s when they make “The Bet.”  How far will they go in this hilarious escalation of pranks, tricks, and attacks?  Buy Tickets here.

PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

Protecting your Identity – Tuesday, March 20th – 6:30 pm
The Downtown Plymouth office of UBS invites you to an Identity Theft Prevention workshop featuring retired FBI agent and award winning speaker Jeff Lanza at St. John’s. The event features hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Due to capacity restraints, please contact Jon Montville at (734) 416-1990 to inquire.

Taste of Plymouth- Monday, April 16th – 5 to 7:30pm
The 29th Annual Showcase and Taste of Plymouth is coming to The Inn at St. John’s.  Enjoy experiencing the taste of 18 of our local restaurants and visiting the 75 business exhibitors who are offering raffle prize drawings. Along with community volunteer service awards, this event is a great celebration of the Plymouth Community.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at  Showcase and Taste of Plymouth 2018.

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

LIVONIA LIBRARY
The March/April issue of the Livonia Public Library newsletter can be read by clicking here.
Genealogy Saturdays – Saturday, April 21st – 9:15 am
Civic Center Library
Are you working on your ancestral tree? Join Carl Katafiasz, Head of Adult Services at the Bennett Civic Center Library, for help with your genealogy project. This month topics will include nicknames and cemetery research. Programs are free and no registration is required.

THE VILLAGE THEATRE AT CHERRY HILL

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

The Second City Tour: ‘Look Both Ways Before Talking’ – March 31st, 7:30 pm
The Second City Tour Company makes a popular return to continue its sold out record at The Village Theater. Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny. The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest . For tickets, click here

What!? 2 Magicians Telling the Truth – Friday, March 23rd @ 7:30 to 8:40 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!?’  One minute you will be laughing your socks off, the next you will be wondering how they do it! For tickets, click here.

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

CRANBROOK
39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills/248-645-3200

Ancient Rome now open!
Children and adults alike will enjoy THE newest exhibit, Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars. Kids will be enamored with the hands-on activities and mighty gladiators, while parents and grandparents will admire the finely-crafted technology, historical content, and the unique opportunity to see and use functional antique Roman technology. Ancient Rome runs through July 3, 2018. Tickets are $8 for adult non-members; individuals 65+ and children 2 – 12 are $6.