Community Events and Newsletters – Week of January 29, 2017

By | January 29, 2017

For your reading enjoyment this week, just click on the name of the newsletter to be taken directly to it.  Some of the events planned are highlighted below but be sure that you follow the links to insure that you are not missing out on any events that may be of special interest to you.


Winter Cooking Classes
Edward’s Café and Caterer – E. Main Street/(248) 344-1550

Dinner on a Dime –  Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 pm
Adults Demonstration Style Class | $40
Join Edward’s for this fast paced cooking demo that will give you endless money and time saving tips and recipes. Using only ten simple ingredients, they will show you how to make a weeks worth of meals that your whole family will enjoy.

Saute Everything! – Thursday, February 16th – 6:30 pm
Adults Demonstration Style Class | $40
From appetizers to dessert, Chef Steve will teach you how to sauté an entire meal start-to finish. He will cover the variety of fats that can be used, how to control heat in the pan, and multiple techniques to get the perfect sear and the perfect meal!
MENU: Greek Saganaki; Fresh Sautéed Greens; Seared Halibut with Pan Sauce; Sautéed Fingerling Potatoes; Classic Bananas Foster

TIPPING POINTE THEATRE 361 E. Cady Street/Phone: (248) 347-0003

Sexy Laundry – January 19th – February 26th
A new romantic comedy.  Henry and Alice are a middle-aged couple trying to rekindle their lost love life. Armed with Sex for Dummies, Alice rents a hotel room in hopes that the book’s exercises will help them become romantically connected again and put the spice back into their marriage.  Is there any hope?  Buy Tickets here

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

William Crapo Durant was a true entrepreneur. He was not a builder of cars but rather a builder of companies; a dreamer who put several automobile companies together into what became the world’s largest corporation. Find out the roles that David Buick, Ransom Olds, Walter Chrysler, Charles Nash, and Louis Chevrolet played in the development of General Motors. Learn about how this high school dropout became worth millions and yet died penniless.


20th Annual Rouge Frog and Toad Survey Workshop – Saturday February 4th – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Held at the Livonia Civic Center Library at 32777 Five Mile, Livonia

Friends of the Rouge is looking for people interested in participating in the annual Rouge Frog and Toad Survey. Volunteers visit wetlands at night and identify what types of frogs and toads are calling.  Interested volunteers need to sign up for the training session (listed above). All materials are provided at the workshop. Volunteers are assigned survey blocks and required to visit them several times a month from March through June on damp, warm nights.  The presence of frogs and toads is used as an indicator of wetland health. Diverse, healthy wetlands support diverse assemblages of amphibians. To learn more about the findings from the survey, visit the FOTR website. Read more

First Friday Experience – Friday February 3rd – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
You will find special events in downtown Northville such as artists and musicians on hand at some and others simply invite you to come in and eat or shop. You’ll be greeted with featured artists, trunk shows, demonstrations and specialty products. enjoy a quick meal or dine in style at one of our many restaurants, stroll our picturesque streets, do a little shopping, and learn about a new art style. It’s a great way to spend a Friday night with family and friends.   Walking maps are available at each business.


Phil Hale Trio Jazz Concert Monday, January 30th @ 7 pm
Enjoy an evening of jazz with keyboarder Phil Hale and his group of talented musicians. Phil has been playing the keys for over 30 years. He is a major player on the Detroit music scene, and plays keyboard anywhere from all star jam sessions to smoky after hours clubs. It’s clearly second nature! Register online here.


There are just too many programs and events to mention…..Please click on the name above and be taken directly to the newsletter.  It is loaded with all sorts of trips, classes, seminars, card games, and senior assistance programs.  Many require advance registration and fill up quickly so don’t miss out.  The contact number to make reservations for any event is 248-305-2851

Legacy – Monday February 13th 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Award-winning performer Byron Cancelmo will be bringing his “Legacy” show to the Northville Community Center. This performance is a celebration of the great male singers of Vegas—Tom Jones, Elvis, Neil Diamond, Englebert, Wayne Newton and more. Additional vocals by Michelle Cancelmo will feature Nancy Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Karen Carpenter and others. Light refreshments will be served. Make your reservation early as seating is limited. Tickets are $7.00

AARP Income Tax Assistance – Thursdays by Appointment commencing February 2nd
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 fill up quickly so call 248-305-2851 ASAP.

Various discounts as well as entertainment options are being offered at the great variety of dining establishments in Plymouth.  Check them out by clicking on the Weekly Update link provided above.  You can even sign up for lunch with Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd to celebrate Plymouth’s 150th Anniversary.


There are various concerts highlighting Spanish Music this month.  I have listed just one of the offerings below.  If you are interest in viewing the full range of offerings, clock on the link above:

Spanish and Latin American Music Concert by the University Philharmonia Orchestra – Wednesday February 1st, – 8:00 pm   
Hill Auditorium

Works by composers from Spain, Argentina, Mexico, and Bolivia, including exuberant rhythms and one of the most popular examples of Hispanic orchestral music around the globe. It will be a full display of the colors, the aromas and the lustiness of Spain.  Free – no tickets required

Disney’s the Little Mermaid – April 13-16th
BUY TICKETS now before they are sold out.

What a great opportunity to expose your grandchildren to the wonders of musical theatre at a price significantly less than that of a professional productions as adult tickets are only about $30.00 per person.  The Little Mermaid is an enchanting tale for everyone who yearns to follow their heart.


The full calendar of events at the Novi Public Library can be viewed by clicking here.


Friends of the Library Winter Used Book Sale – Friday February 3rd and Saturday February 4th – 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday February 5th – 1 t0 5 pm scheduled in the Atrium of the Livonia Civic Center Library, located on Five Mile Road.  Books will sell for one dollar for hard covers, fifty cents for paperbacks and just one quarter for romances, and on Sunday, books are sold by the bag. Collectible books, videos and music are also for sale.

Altered Book Art – Monday February 6th – 7 to 8:30 pm – at the Civic Center Library
Make beautiful art using old library books!  All materials and supplies provided.  While the program is free registration is required.  Click for online registration or call 734-466-2490

Noontime Concert – Thursday February 16th from 12:15 to 1:00 pm
This month the concert will feature Robert Johnson who is influenced by Cat Stevens, Jimmy Buffet and Johnny Cash.  Robert will entertain his audience will original songs as well as a mix of county, blues and classic tunes.  This is a free performance and brown bag lunches are welcome.  Complimentary tea and coffee is provided.  For more information call 734-466-2197