Newsletters and Events – Week of May 20, 2018

By | May 19, 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 Summer Friday Night Concert Series – Northville High School Jazz Band – Friday, May 25th – 7 to 9 pm
    The full schedule of events for  the 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) and Saturday May 26th (9 am to 5 pm)
    The streets of Downtown Northville are filled with annuals, perennials, shrubs and garden accessories provided by Farmers’ Market vendors.
  • Orin Jewelers Block Party – Saturday, May 26th – 6 pm to 11 pm
    Join Orin Jewelers immediately after the flower sale to celebrate 85 years in business. Main Street from Center to Hutton will be closed for live music by the Love Junkies, food and dancing in the streets. Free and open to the public.
  • 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
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.

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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.  

  • Pilates Mat *Free Demo Days*: Tuesday, 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.
  • S.L.I.P. Senior Lifestyle – St. John’s Providence – Wednesday, May 23rd – 1 pm
    Become aware of hazards found in the home and environment that can lead to falls and injury. Learn ways to identify and prevent potential risks.
    Please register through St John’s Providence CareLink; or call 1-800-501-3627.   Free
  • Right Brain Drawing – Thursday, May 31st – 1 to 2:30 pm
    This last of a 4-part Art Series taught by the Northville Art House Instructors 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.
  • Senior Fest 2018 – Wednesday, June 6th
    • Silver Fitness 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free
    • Road Scholar Presentation 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free.  Come get inspired to take a trip of a lifetime!
    • Luncheon 11 am – 1 pm $9 A three piece original Lee’s Chicken meal with mashed potatoes, and coleslaw will be served. Dessert and beverage included
    • Music and Dancing – 1 pm to 3 pm – Enjoy the Classic Rock & Country sounds of THE SADDLE ROCK BAND to round out the festivities!
      Registration is required for all activities listed above at the Northville Community Center front  desk. Registration Deadline: May 25th
  • Tigers vs Oakland Athletics – Thursday June 28th – 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.
    The bus departs from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office. Registration deadline: May 31st Fee $52 No Refunds
  • Michigan Lavender Fest at Blake’s Orchard – Friday July 13th – 9 am to 2:30 pm
    The Lavender Festival is a perfect mid-summer getaway. Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of lavender, but also an event that puts together local, talented artisans of one-of-a-kind hand-made goods! Price DOES NOT include admission of $7. Lunch will be on your own at the festival. The bus departs from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office.  Registration deadline: May 31st.  Fee $15
  • 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.

    • June 20: Deadwood Bar & Grill
    • July 17: Big Tommy’s Parthenon in Novi
  • Friday Flicks – May 25th – 1 pm
    • The Greatest Showman: 2017 – Hugh Jackman
      Behind “The Greatest Show on Earth” was one of history’s greatest showmen, P.T. Barnum. This musical biopic centers on Barnum’s creation of the
      three-ring circus and his infatuation with Swedish songbird Jenny Lind.

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

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 .

  • National Trails Day with REI – Saturday, June 2nd – 9 am to noon
    REI, as a national sponsor of National Trails Day, will be working on various projects at Maybury State Park to give Mother Nature a helping hand! Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. Tools and some gloves will be available. We will meet at the maintenance building, behind the park office, off of the Beck Road entrance. Free shirt, refreshments, and lunch! Activities Planned include:  removing invasive species (pulling garlic mustard) and other trail maintenance.Register online at

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.


  • Music in the Air Series – Friday, May 25th @ 7 pm- Shawn Riley Band
    What makes this group unique is the diversity of music with a perfect blend of musical selections from the early 50’s and beyond. Shifting gears from the oldies to taking on some of today’s new sounds, the band continues to amaze. Promoters have described it as Yesterday’s Top 40. In addition, there is a collection of Irish & Celtic songs both new and old, a bit of country, a bit of blues, and a whole lot of energy and fun.
    The full lineup  for the Music in the Air Series can be found by clicking 2018 Plymouth Music in the Air Schedule.
  • 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.

223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

  • Welcoming the Detroit Zoo to the Plymouth District Library – Wednesday, May 23rd – 7 pm
    Ron Kagan, Executive Director of the Detroit Zoological Society will share what’s on the horizon for this state-wide treasure.
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. 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.   To view the entire season and get ticketing information click here.

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

  • Cranbrook House Tour & Lunch – Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 – 11 am – 1:30 pm
    Enjoy a tour with lunch in the elegant and enchanted setting of Cranbrook House. The historic English-Tudor estate was designed in the Arts & Crafts style for the founders of Cranbrook, George and Ellen Booth. Docents will introduce you to the Booth story as they highlight beautiful furnishings, tapestries, and paintings by world class artists along the way. Register here.

  • 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.