Newsletters and Events Week of April 15th, 2017

By | April 14, 2018

See the source imageAs 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.

Raise One for the Rouge Fundraiser – Saturday April 21st – 5 to 7 pm

  • American Harvest Brewpub,  18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI

    Friends of the Rouge (FOTR) invites you to Schoolcraft College’s new American Harvest Brewpub for a beer tasting and brewery tour. Schoolcraft College has been hosting FOTR’s Fall Bug Hunt since 2004.  Schoolcraft recently started a brewing and distillation technology program and the products of this program will be featured. Tickets for the event are $35 in advance for FOTR members/$40 for non-members and include beer tastes, a brewery tour and appetizers.  All proceeds support Friends of the Rouge. Click here for tickets.
  • Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway – Saturday April 21st – 9 to 11 am
    Northville Township City HallTree Seedlings are available at no charge to residents of the Township with proof of residency required.  An order form can be found here.


  • Girls Night Out – Sweets and Treats Theme – Friday, April 27th – 5 to 9 pm
    Gather your girlfriends and join in the fun for a night of new merchandise, special offers, giveaways and fun in Downtown Northville! The businesses are staying open late and preparing a special event for your Girls’ Night Out. Held in twice each year, shopping starts at 5pm with special events, drawings, and discounts at many of over 50 retail stores. From art galleries to boutiques to home decor and more, there’s something for women of all ages and styles. After you’ve experienced the stores, take the girls to one of over 20 bars and restaurants without ever moving your car. Many restaurants are offering specials just for Girls’ Night Out participants!
  • Edward’s Café and Caterer
    115 E. Main Street/248-344-1550/
    Stop in for lunch or swing by to pick up dinner! Buy a large salad or a full sandwich and get a cup of homemade soup for FREE! (expires 04/30/18)

215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497

  • The Art of the Family: Donald, Robert, Susan and William Perrish – April 6th thru April 28th
    Innate talent and environmental influences, including the fact that they were raised in a family of artists has shaped this family of award-winning Metro Detroit artists.
  • Interpreting Photos in Fabric: Landscape Art Quilting – Saturday, April 21st – 10am to 4pm
    Instructor: Patti DevineStart with an inspiration picture and learn how to turn it into an original art quilt. This workshop is for beginner to more experienced quilters and other fabric enthusiasts. Learn how to make a pattern from your photograph, choose a fabric palette, fuse and design a simple art quilt.  Students should bring in 1 inspiration picture or photo and a color paper copy enlarged to the size of their finished piece, no larger than 11 x 18″. Students will complete one large art quilt top. A list of required materials will be provided when registration is received. Bring a lunch!  Class Fee (M) $50 (NM) $55 (Additional $15 material fee due to instructor the day of class.)
Mill​ ​Race​ ​Historical​ ​Village/​Old​ ​School​ ​Church/​215​ ​Griswold​ ​St.​
  • The​ ​Wreck​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Edmund​ ​Fitzgerald – Wednesday, April 25th – 7 pm
    The Edmund Fitzgerald is the largest shipwreck in the Great Lakes, broken into pieces by a November gale in 1975.  29 men simply vanished in the storm, leading researchers to puzzle over the final moments that denied the sailors a Mayday call. Ric Mixter has visited the wreck site in person, diving 550 feet down in a small submersible in 1994.  Since that time, he has interviewed investigators from the Coast Guard and Cousteau Society as well as the men who built the Fitz in Detroit.  His documentary is considered the best available on the subject with exclusive construction footage Mixter uncovered as well as his spellbinding video from down below.
  • Early Organized Crime in Detroit – Tuesday, May 15th – 7 pm
    Though detectives denied it, the Italian mafia was operating in Detroit as early as 1900, and the city was forever changed. Bootleggers controlled the Detroit River and created a national distribution network for illegal booze during Prohibition. Gangsters, cops and even celebrities fell victim to the violence. Professor James Buccellato spent years researching and writing a book discussing the riseof organized crime in Detroit. Join us to hear this expert discuss this fascinating subject.

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:  May 2: China Café.
  • Island Escape, Luau – Thursday, April 26th- 6 pm to 9:30 pm
    52251 Pontiac Trail, Wixom
    Get together with seniors from the surrounding area and find yourself in the center of a tropical luau. Northville, Novi, Milford, South Lyon, and Wixom will be represented at this event. Bring your friends and Hula the night away with fabulous food, music and dancing from the islands. Be entertained by Polynesian & fire dancers. Sign up at the Community Center. Registration deadline is April 19th. Fee $10
  • Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village – Friday, May,18th – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village is the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in the United States. The museum collection contains the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theatre, Thomas Edison’s laboratory, and many more historical exhibits. Come walk amongst history and enjoy the afternoon at this great museum. Included in the price: Roundtrip transportation, entrance to both Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. Registration deadline: April 30th.  $48 no refunds.
  • Tigers Game vs. Los Angeles Angels  – Thursday, May 31st – Noon to 7 pm 
    Take me out to the ballgame…Bring your friends and cheer on the Tigers at Comerica Park! Trip includes transportation and a ticket to the game all for $49.  The bus departs from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at  12:00 p.m. Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. for check in. Registration deadline: April 30th
    Motown the Musical – Saturday, June 9th – 11:00 am to 5:15 pm
    The true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and many more. Lunch on your own after the show, location TBD. Registration Deadline: May 1st.  $96 no refunds
  • AARP Driver Safety Class – Wed/Thur, May 2nd and 3rd – 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
    Looking for an insurance discount? You may qualify after you take this safety class. Cars have changed and so have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads we drive on every day. These classes will cover topics such as: how to avoid driving hazards, how aging affects your driving, physical limitations, current driving laws and defensive skills. Consult your insurance agent for discount details. Pre-registration is required. You must attend both classes. Lunch is on your own. Registration deadline is April 20.  Fee:  $20 AARP member, $25 Non AARP member
  • Friday Flicks
    Friday, April 20th – 1 pm – Goodbye Christopher Robin
    The world of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne comes to life in this illuminating biopic that focuses on his relationship with his son (and inspiration), Christopher Robin, and how the books’ phenomenal success affected the family. Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot RobbieFriday, April 27th – 1 pm – Wonder
    Entering fifth grade will be momentous for Auggie – because at last, he’ll get to be ordinary. While his facial deformity has previously kept him from attending regular schools, Auggie is determined to make his classmates see beyond his face.

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Building the Modern World:  Albert Kahn in Detroit – Wednesay, May 2nd, 7 pm
    Detroit News contributor Michael Hodges discusses his new book about arguably Detroit’s most prominent and influential architect, Albert Kahn.  To register, click 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.

  • Wildflower Walk – Friday, May 4th – 10 to 11 am
    Join the Friends of Maybury as they lead a guided interpretive stroll on open paths lined with many of Michigan’s beautiful native wildflowers and natural attractions. Bring your guidebook and camera. Suitable for all ages and abilities.  Please dress for the weather as this program will run rain or shine.  Everyone welcome! No registration required.  NOTE –THE STARTING LOCATION FOR THE HIKE IS IN THE PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF THE HORSE BARNS! Please use the Beck Road entrance to the park.  State Park Recreational Passport required for entry into the park.

50165 8 Mile Rd., Northville/248-916-3033

  • Maybury Farm Opens for the Season, April 17
    There will be new hours this year, and will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • Ripcord – March 22nd to April 22nd
    Sold Out


  • Kentucky Derby Party – Saturday, May 5th – 4 to 7 pm
    O’Callaghans/821 Pennimans, Plymouth/734-459-6666/
    Join in the fun and excitement of the Kentucky Derby, the premier horse race.  There will be prizes for the best Kentucky Derby outfits and hats along with featured drinks such as mint juleps, oaks lilys and Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
  • Plymouth Community Farmer’s Market – Begins Every Saturday, May 5th – 8 am to 1 pm
    The Gathering in Downtown Plymouth across from Kellogg Park on Penniman.
  • Ghosts of Plymouth – Saturday, April 21st – Every 15 minutes commencing at 4 pm
    Meet and greet some of the characters from Plymouth’s past during the Plymouth Historical Museum’s “Ghosts of Plymouth” walk. Hear the tales of early Plymouth from the characters themselves, such as Amelia Starkweather, George Springer and Carl Heide. This event is educational rather than spooky. The walks begin at 4 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes, circling Old Village Plymouth and lasting up to 90 minutes. Participants should meet near the gazebo on Farmer Street. Tickets are$15 in advance and $20 per person the day of the Ghost Walk.
223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750
Registration (734) 466-2490/online (
  • Genealogy Saturdays – Saturday, April 21st – 9:15 am
    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. Held at Civic Center Library.
  • Financial Scrapbooking – Wednesday, April 25th – 7pm
    Learn how to create a financial scrapbook—a consolidation of your financial presence in a single location—to help you and/or your loved ones understand your financial situation for planning purposes and in emergency situations. Registration Required.  

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

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 from the Rochester, Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection.  A highlight of the exhibition is a complete collection of more than 500 very rare baseball cards known as the T206 White Border Set produced in vivid color lithography and released from 1909–1911 by the American Tobacco Company. Miller’s collection is noted for its rarity and superlative condition and according to Professional Sports Authenticator is ranked third in the world. The Miller T206 collection boasts a Joe Doyle “error card” as well as the coveted and extremely rare Honus Wagner card.  The exhibition will also coincide with the Detroit Tigers 1968 World series championship 50th anniversary and to celebrate this great milestone in the team’s history, the DIA will feature vintage material from the Miller collection including Tiger baseball cards, programs and other publications as well as Al Kaline’s autographed bat and memorabilia devoted to Kaline’s Corner, the section of the outfield named in his honor.  Free.
  • U of M Musical Society
    Tickets for the 2018-2019 Season Go on sale May 1st.  At UMS, they commit to bringing a dazzling array of artists.   They believe strongly in the importance of nurturing young talent and fostering experimentation, while also collaborating with those cherished artists and ensembles who have been a hallmark of their series. To view the entire season and get ticketing information click here.

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.