Newsletters and Events – Week of June 3, 2018

By | June 3, 2018

Ajune-calendars 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.



  • Wednesday Acoustic Concerts – 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
     Enjoy a free family-friendly acoustic concert in Town Square every Wednesday night through the summer.

    • June 6th – Beth Stalker Trio – Jazz –
    • June 13th – Ryan Racine – American Roots, Country, Folk and Rock and Roll) –
    • June 20th – Grace Diane (Up and Coming Star)
    • June 27th – Robin Horlock (Rock)
  • Friday Night Concerts – 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
    • June 22nd – Theo Gridiron – Pure Detroit Soul
    • June 29th – Mr. Moody – Party Music
  • Northville’s Annual Old Timers Luncheon -Tuesday, June 12th – 11:00
    Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall/108 East Main St., Northville, MI 48167
    After lunch we will head into the theater for some old-time stories.
    Call and make your reservation 248-349-0522. $15 per person Send checks to Genitti’s or pay at the door.
  • 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
  • THE END OF NOWHERE – June 1st thru 30th
    In this narrative and photographic journey, New York artist Thomas Pickarski explores the natural landscape of Iceland, Greenland and Patagonia and more, through lighthearted storytelling and 32 dramatic black and white photographs. The images reflect the artist’s love for the unusual spaces, fragile settings, and desolate landscapes.
  • 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.

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

  • Garage Sale to Benefit the Northville Historical Society and the Girl Scouts  – Monday to Friday – June 4th thru 8th – 9 am to 9 pm
    218 W. Dunlap St. Northville
  • Mill Race Village Opens for the Season – Sunday, June 10th – 1 to 4 pm

    The history of Northville, Michigan, is alive at the Mill Race Historical Village. Created in 1972 by the Northville Historical Society, the village serves as a focal point for the Northville Community while preserving architectural styles common to the area prior to 1900.  The village was built on 12.5 acres of land donated to the City of Northville by the Ford Motor Company. Once the site of a grist mill, the village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, a general store, an Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by.
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.  

  • Detroit Princess Motown Lunch Cruise – Thursday, July 26th – 10:30 to 3 pm
    Listen to the smooth sounds of Motown while cruising on the Detroit River!  This lunch cruise is perfect for seeing the downtown areas of both Detroit and
    our neighbors in Windsor. Lunch menu features tender beef tips with gravy, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetarian lasagna with sides of wild rice,
    fresh steamed vegetables, salads and rolls. The bus departs from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at 10:45 a.m. Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. for check in. Registration deadline: June 15. Fee $59
  • Wicked – Thursday, August 9th – 10 am to 4:45 pm
    This Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED – the untold true story of the Witches of Oz – transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. Lunch on your own at a restaurant TBA before the show. The bus departs from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at 10:15 a.m. Please arrive by 10:00 a.m. for check in. Registration deadline: June 15. Fee $95
  • When You Can No Longer Take Care of Yourself – Tuesday, June 19th – 10:30 am to Noon
    This seminar will cover three important aspects of your long term care planning. Housing options, critical care issues, and paying for the care through insurance, veterans benefits and Medicaid. Registration deadline is June 15.
  • Make Your Advanced Care Plans Known – St. Joseph’s Mercy – Tuesday, June 26th – 1 to 2:30 pm
    We believe that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late. Michelle Moccia, N.P. will walk you through making sure your own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected. Registration deadline is June 22.
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm
    • The Mountain Between Us (2015) – June 8th
      When a plane they’ve chartered to beat a storm crashes in a remote mountain area, two strangers must trust each other in order to survive the extreme
      elements. With little hope of rescue, they begin a perilous journey that will shapethe course of their lives.
    • Downsizing (2017 PG) – June 15th 
      Feeling that their lives are out of control, a husband and wife decide to be reduced to tiny size to make life more affordable and leave a smaller carbon footprint. Unfortunately, after he undergoes the procedure, his spouse backs out.

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Astronomy/physics tech Jesse Mason presents on the origin of  our solar system.   This event is held at the Northville Community Center and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   Register online 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 .

  • Summer Coffee Series – Saturday, June 9th – 9:30 – 10:30 am
    Maybury State Park is hosting a free summer coffee series with Park Supervisor Traci Sincock for guests who want to learn more about the park and get information about events and programs. Enjoy complimentary coffee and light snacks. The monthly summer event will be at the Trailhead Shelter (Eight Mile Road entrance). A recreation permit is required for admission to the park. Other dates are July 21 and Aug. 11.
  • Storytelling Workshop in the Park – Saturday, June 23 at 2 pm
    So you want to be a storyteller?  In this workshop, storyteller Jeff Doyle teaches participants the basics of crafting a good story.  You’ll get the opportunity to get up and tell.  This event will be held at Maybury State Park in the Walnut Shelter (entrance on 8 Mile Road.)

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

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.
  • Jazz at the Pointe – Dave Bennett Quarter – Saturday, July 7th
    Entirely self-taught, he began at age 10 on clarinet listening to and quickly playing along with Benny Goodman records. At 12 he was invited by legendary jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham to the bandstand of New York’s famous Sweet Basil jazz club. By 14 he was out frequently touring around the USA with Michigan’s New Reformation Dixieland Band. Later self-taught instruments were the electric guitar and “boogie-woogie” style piano. Bennett is a blazing clarinet sensation playing the “swing style” of Benny Goodman. Leading his Tribute to Benny Goodman, he has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops (2013) and has played the program with 50 other US and Canadian orchestras.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.


  • Music in the Air, Summer Concert Series – Friday Evenings – 7pm – Kellogg Park

    • June 8th – Blue Cat Band – Blues
    • June 15th – Theo Gridiron – Pure Detroit Soul
    • June 22nd – Gia Warner – Rock
    • June 29th – Thornetta Davis – Detroit’s Queen of Blues
  • Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra – Pops – Wednesday June 6th – 6 pm – Kellogg Park
  • Wednesday Night Workouts –  6:30 pm – Kellogg Park
    Weekly opportunities for everyone in the community to take their first steps to a more active and healthy lifestyle.  Sessions are beginner friendly, suitable for all ages and are led by the top instructors in the community

223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

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.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.Friday Flicks – May 25th – 1 pm

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.