Newsletters and Events – Week of July 22, 2018

By | July 21, 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

  • Annual Grub Crawl – Tuesday, July 24th – 6 to 9:30 pm
    • Participating restaurants are offering free samples of appetizers and entrée items along with cash bar specials for “Crawlers”. Crawlers can use free shuttle transportation to each restaurant or “crawl” on their own.  Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Good Time Party Store & Northville Chamber of Commerce. Download ticket order form here
  • Wednesday Acoustic Concerts – Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
    • July 25th – Jill Jack (Americana)
    • August 1st – Dale Grisa Trio (Jazz)
    • August 8th – Steve Taylor (Americana)
  • Northville Sidewalk Sale – Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th – 10 am to 8 pm (6pm on Saturday)
    • Downtown merchants will hold a special sale with unique items, clothing, home décor and more. Don’t miss out on this fun event.
  • Plymouth Owners Grand National Meet – Saturday, July 28th – 8 am to 5 pm
    • The Detroit Region of the Plymouth Owners Club will hold their Grand National Meet in downtown Northville on July 28th. The Grand National meet is only held every 10 years and will bring some of the finest, rarest, history-making vehicles to the streets of our downtown.   Free.  Come help celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Plymouth in Downtown Northville.
  • Buy Michigan Now Festival  Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th
    • This year’s festival hours are: Friday, Aug 3th, 4 pm – 8 pm/Saturday August 4th, 10 am – 8 pm/Sunday August 5th, 10 am – 5 pm
    • Entering its 10th year in downtown Northville, the Buy Michigan Now Festival is a weekend celebration of the state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. This family-friendly event includes tasty treats, street vendors, live music, and children’s activities, all highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.
    • Town Square will be jumping with a lineup of talented entertainers from around Michigan. It is also home to the Michigan Beverage Garden where guests 21 and over may enjoy one of Michigan’s finest craft beers or wines, or water. Open Fri 4 pm-10 pm; Sat 12 pm-10 pm; and Sun 12 pm-5 pm.
  • Friday Night Concerts – 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
    • July 27th – Groove Therapy – Classic Rock
    • August 3rd – No Concert
    • August 10th – Sean Riley Bank (Celtic/Classic Rock)
  • Northville’s Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday  – 8 am to 3 pm – NW corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon.  
NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497
  • Northville Art House Classes.
    The Northville Art House has a brochure online detailing summer art classes for both students as well as adults.  Please click here to be taken directly to it.
  • House of Wax: Juried Encaustic Competition – August 3rd through August 25th
    • The competition features artists who demonstrate the visual possibilities of working with cold wax and encaustic (hot wax)*. The paintings, prints, collage, and sculptural works selected reveal the inherent qualities of the media such as depth, texture and luminosity.  Encaustic is an ancient medium that dates back as early as the 4th and 5th centuries BC in Greece, created by mixing dry pigments with a molten wax, usually beeswax.
INSPIRE – NORTHVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS NEWSLETTER
Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4140
  • Caregiver Support Group – Tuesday, August 7th – 6:30 to 8pm
    To provide emotional support & coping skills to families and caregivers relating to Alzheimer’s disease. This group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month.  (Alzheimer’s Association 734-776-4466 or toll-free at 800-272-3900)
  • Cornhole –  Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon – Beginning August 2nd – 2 to 4 pm
    • Cornhole is one of the most popular yard games played in America today. We take this outdoor game indoors where you can play in a climate controlled environment (held on the stage). Drop in on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 4 p.m. to play. Bring your friends! Fee: $1
  • Friday Flicks – Fridays at 1 pm
    • July 27th – Coco
      • An aspiring young musician named Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Héctor becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.
    • August 3rd – The Post
      • When the “Washington Post” agrees to publish the leaked Pentagon Papers — which point to a secret escalation of the Vietnam War — the Nixon administration tries to block publication, setting off an epic legal and political battle.
  • Michigan State Fair Senior Day – Thursday, August 30th – 9 am to 2 pm
    • Those that are using the bus service will receive event tickets on the bus and a reserved seat at the event with the Northville group. Those signing up for tickets only will need to pick up their tickets at the Community Center the week prior to the event. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the post office at 8:30 am. Please arrive by 8:15 am Approximate return time will be 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline: Aug. 17. $4.00
      • Free Senior Program 10 am – Noon
        Continental Breakfast provided by Kroger, Box Lunches provided by Epoch Catering & U.S. Foods, Door Prizes and Drawings, Special Senior Day Vendors & Entertainment round out the event.
      • Free Fair Exploration Time – Noon to 2 pm
        Agriculture & Farmers Market, Baby Animals & Livestock exhibits, Butter Cow & Free Milk samples, Cooking Demos, Home Arts Exhibit, Michigan Made Pavilion, Entertainment, Competitions & Contests are just a few of the sites to explore.
  • Tigers vs Houston Astros – Wednesday, September 12th – noon to 6:30 pm
    Take me out to the ballgame …….. Bring your friends and cheer on the Tigers at Comerica Park! Trip includes transportation, game ticket, hot dog, chips & pop. The bus departs from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at noon.  Please arrive by 11:45 am. Registration deadline: August 3.  $44
  • Northville Out to Lunch Bunch
    • 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. Meet at the designated restaurant on the day and time of the lunch. Transportation and payment for your meal is on your own.
      • August 15th – Station 555 in Plymouth
      • September 19th – Border Cantina

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

  • Challenges of the Aging Process on Your Eyes – Tuesday, July 24th – 7 pm
    • Dr. Angela Elam, University of Michigan Ophthalmologist and lecturer, covers the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts glaucoma, macular degeneration and other vision problems.  Register here.
  • Star Trek: Discovery: Is the New Series Still “Star Trek” For You? – Thursday, August 16th – 7 pm
    Author producer Larry Nemecek is a renowned Star Trek authority who will present a fresh look at Star Trek’s return to the small screen and how it stacks up to past versions. “Dr. Trek”, author of Star Trek: Next Generation Companion, presents visuals about this enduring pop culture television phenomenon, and invites you to share your opinions. Live long and prosper!

MAYBURY STATE PARK
20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Music at Maybury – Mondays – 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Trailhead building
    Ride your bike, bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic and join us for some free family friendly entertainment. This year Music at Maybury will feature the following artists:

    • July 23 – The Maybury’s (Garage)
    • July 30 – John Campbells & Friends
    • Aug 6 – Detroit Social Club (Soul/Motown/Blues)

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

  • Season Tickets are on Sale Now!  They can be purchased here.  
  • The Impossibility of Now – July 19th through August 19th
    • When a freak accident leaves Carl – a successful science writer – with amnesia, his wife, Miranda, has to help him pick up the pieces. The only problem is their marriage was already heading towards trouble.With Carl’s memory loss and new personality, Miranda struggles to see past the man he once was and has to decide if she wants to help him remember.

PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Music in the Air, Summer Concert Series – Friday Evenings – 7pm – Kellogg Park
    • July 27th – The Square Pegz – Revisit the 80’s
    • August 3rd – Mainstreet Soul – Funky Good Time
    • August 10th -Dale Hicks Band – Motown 70’s Rock
  • Plymouth Community Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday – 8 am to 1 pm
    The Market is located Downtown in the Gathering and on the street in front of the Penn Theater. Market vendors will be selling flowers, plants, produce, cheese, sauces, honey, jams & jellies, baked goods, bath products, candles, jewelry, crafts, and much more

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

  • Rhapsody: Blue Cat Band – Sunday, July 22nd – 3 pm
    • Together for 21 years, the Blue Cat Band combines four lifetimes of musical experience to bring a unique guitar-driven sound from the Motor City.  With backgrounds in rock, country, and folk, the Band now plays classic, original & contemporary blues.  Sign-up online.
  • Aging Spouses/Parents Panel – Tuesday, August 7th – 6:30 pm
    • A panel of experts is on hand to answer your questions and to share information you need to know when a loved one is in need of assistance.  Panel is moderated by Paula Swain, CFP, Swain Financial, and includes Estate Planning/EldercareAttorney, Senior Living Expert, Home & Skilled Care Nurse, Realtor (Home Modifications) and a Geriatric Social Worker.  Sign up online

CHERRY HILL THEATER
50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Annual Shakespeare Festival – August 3rd through August 19th
    • Tickets for this year’s offerings can be purchased here.  They include: The Tempest, Measure for Measure and The Rover

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

  • Play Ball!  Baseball at the DIA – March 29th thru Sept 16th
    Detroit Institute of Arts/5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit/(313) 833-7900

    • Celebrate the great American pastime of baseball in this exhibition that features artworks from the DIA’s collection as well as rare baseball cards, memorabilia and collectibles. Free.