Newsletter and Events – Week of May 6, 2018

By | May 6, 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’s Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday  – 8 am to 3 pm
    Northwest corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Rd.  For more information on the Farmers’ Market, please contact the Northville Chamber of Commerce at (248) 349-7640 or visit them at

May 10-13, 2018

Spring Carnival

Northville Downs Parking Lot

The carnival returns to Northville, rides and amusements for all ages!
Carnival hours are:
Thursday, May 10, 4-10 p.m.
Friday, May 11, 4-11 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, noon-11p.m.
Sunday, May 13, 1-9 p.m.

Located in the Northville Downs parking lot.
Click here for more information.

  • Remembering our Fallen Exhibit -Wednesday May 16th through Saturday, May 19th
    The Remembering Our Fallen exhibit will be displayed at Northville High School in its Michigan debut to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while serving in the military.  The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of almost 5,000 of our nation’s fallen since Sept. 11, 2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally Sept. 7, 2017, at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  A directory of the fallen, along with the tour schedule and additional information, is available at
  • Armed Forces Day Benefit Concert – May 18th at 7pm
    A benefit concert by the band Killer Flamingos, with all proceeds going to Homes For Our Troops, will be held at Ford Field, Griswold and Main streets. HFOT is a privately funded 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives. All ages are welcome for this family-friendly night. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks are allowed. Northville American Legion Post 147 will be hosting a beer tent at Ford Field beginning at 5:30 p.m.Free parking is available at city lots off Cady Street, Dunlap Street, at Northville Downs and in the downtown parking deck. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Click here to make a donation online.
  • Northville Summer Friday Night Concert Series – Commencing Friday, May 25th
    The full schedule of events for this summer’s downtown concert series can be viewed by clicking here.  Start your planning now so you don’t miss any of your favorites.
  • Downtown Northville Annual Flower Sale
    Friday May 25th – 9 am to 6 pm
    Saturday May 26th – 9 am to 5 pm
    Join Orin Jewelers immediately after the flower sale from 6 pm to 11 pm to celebrate 85 years in business. Main Street from Center to Hutton will be closed for live music, food and dancing in the streets. Free and open to the public.
215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497
  • Juried Student Art Exhibit – May 4th through the 19th
    This exhibition presents art created by over 60 students from local middle and high schools.  The exhibit aims to promote the appreciation and importance of student artwork in schools as well as demonstrate to students the experience needed to work as art professionals or pursue post-secondary degrees in the fine arts.
  • Northville Art House Classes.
    The Northville Art House has a brochure online that details spring and summer art classes for both students as well as adults.  Please click here to be taken directly to it.

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  • 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 May/June issue of the Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter Inspire can be read by clicking on the title above.  

  • Free Skin Screening – V Dermatology – May 21st – 11 am to 1 pm
    Dr. Anthony Van Vreede is a board-certified dermatologist who will be performing skin cancer screenings free at the Northville Community Center Registration is required and the appointments are in 15 minute increments. Registration deadline is May 17th.
  • Art Series – Art House
    This is a 4-part Art Series taught by the Northville Art House Instructors. They will discuss, demonstrate and allow students to experiment with a different medium each week. Sign up for one or all! Cost: $20 per workshop and includes supplies. Registration deadline is one week before each workshop.

    • Thursday May 17 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Acrylics with Nancy Barick
      Thursday May 24 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Mixed Media with Maria Latour
      Thursday May 31 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Right Brain Drawing with Sasha Roberts-Levi
  • Pilates Mat *Free Demo Days*: Tuesday, May 15th and May 22nd – 9:30 am
    Improve your mind body connection through Pilates -a low impact exercise program designed to rebalance, lengthen and strengthen the body and increase
    flexibility. For beginner and intermediate students. Please bring your own mat. Plans are in the works to start the class in June. Please inquire at the community center desk for more information when you register for the free demo.
  • 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.  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.

    • June 20: Deadwood Bar & Grill
    • July 17: Big Tommy’s Parthenon in Novi
  • Friday Flicks – May 11th – 1 pm
    • Home Again 2017 PG-13 (1 hrs. 37 min)
      Set in Los Angeles, this romantic comedy follows a recently divorced single mother as she defies common sense and takes in three young male boarders who become part of her unconventional family.

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • History of Northville Police and Fire Departments with Hugh H. Jordan III – Monday, May 7th – 7 pm
    This presentationsurveys historical events that shaped the Northville community through emergency response of the police and fire departments, from the first bank robbery to some tragic events that impacted and changed the community over 150 years. Hugh has 27 years’ experience serving the community as a fire fighter and his family has continually served the community of Northville in both the police and fire departments since 1960 for a total of 166 years.  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.

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

  • Farm Fest – Saturday, June 2nd – 10am to 5 pm
    Games & Activities for Kids – Farm Animals – Face Painting – Building Workshop with the Home Depot – Live Music – Food – Story Time – Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Garden Planting with the Country Garden Club of Northville – Blacksmith Demonstration – Art Project with the Northville Art House – Wool Spinning Demo – Soap Making Demo – Kiddie Craft – Wagon Rides -Interactive Music & Story Telling – And More! Admission:  $5 per person, free parking

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • Northern Aggression – A Not so Civil War for Two Yankees from Detroit – May 17th through June 24th
    When Rob and Maddie, longtime Michiganders, move down South for Maddie’s new job, Rob quickly discovers that the opossum living under their deck isn’t the worst of his problems. When their friendly next-door neighbor invites Rob to join him in a Civil War reenactment, a simple and comical misunderstanding ignites a hilarious private war that threatens to demolish the couple’s new life before it even begins. See if geography can bind these two sides or if the battle wounds will cut too deep.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.


  • Plymouth Community Farmer’s Market – Begins Every Saturday, May 5th – 8 am to 1 pm
    The Market is located Downtown in the Gathering and on the street in front of the Penn Theater. It will run May through October on Saturday mornings. The market is full starting the year with 43 vendors, with many new to the market. Ten of the vendors are farmers selling produce as it comes into season. Market vendors will be selling flowers, plants, produce, cheese, sauces, honey, jams & jellies, baked goods, bath products, candles, jewelry, crafts, and much more.
  • Music in the Air Series – Commencing Every Friday on May 25th
    The full lineup can be found by clicking 2018 Plymouth Music in the Air Schedule   Check it out so you don’t miss any of your favorite bands this summer.

223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

  • DIA Behind the Scenes – Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists – Monday, May 14th – 7pm
    Some of the most important French artists of the 19th century resisted the elitist aesthetic of the academic art tradition by emphasizing the people around them and the human experience as subject matter during a transitioning moment in the modernist era. These are all works on paper by Degas, Renoir, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard, Bonnard, Cezanne.   Register here
  • Conquer your Paper Mountain – Saturday, May 19th – 10am
    Does your paperwork seem to multiple and become a mountain very quickly?  Is your paperwork mountain causing you stress and anxiety?  Sometimes just the thought of dealing with paperwork can make you feel overwhelmed.  This fun presentation will offer you tips and suggestions to help you take back control of your paperwork mountain.  Are you ready to take down that mountain one step at a time?  
50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300
  • Brandon Waldenmayer is Fully Committed – Friday, May 11th – 7 pm – Saturday, May 12th – 2 and 7pm
    This devastatingly funny one-man play follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics-a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with-his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping cannabis, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself?   Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Silver Screen Soundtracks – Canton Concert Band – Sunday May 20th – 4pm
    Have you ever heard a song which instantly brings a movie to mind or takes you back to a moment in your past? This is the kind of power movie music has over us. The music of the movie is called the soundtrack and it can create a convincing atmosphere for the movie setting, help tell the story or strike an emotional chord, all of which are elements that will leave you wanting more. Join us for a show that is filled with movie music from some of your favorite, and less remembered, movies of the silver screen…such Titanic, Somewhere in Time, The Cowboys, Jurassic Park and many more. You may not remember the movie, but you will always remember the music.  Tickets can be purchased here.

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.  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. This 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. 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

  • Annual Spring Plant Sale – Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Shop for native plants, perennials, fairy garden plants, herbs, tomatoes, tropical plants from the Greenhouse, gardening items, and more! Learn about gardening tips from Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteers, many of whom are Master Gardeners.   Cranbrook House & Gardens is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Please park across the street at Christ Church Cranbrook and take one of our complimentary shuttles or walk to the Plant Sale, located at the Greenhouse parking lot.  Guests are encouraged to bring wagons to transport their purchases back to their vehicles. Uneven terrain in some areas may make walking difficult. Assistance for persons using wheelchairs/walkers is recommended.  Admission is free.
  • 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.