Newsletters and Events Week of June 10, 2018

By | June 9, 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.





Image result for arts and acts northville 2018Saturday, June 23rd, 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday, June 24th, 10 am – 5 pm
NEW LOCATION:   Millennium Park – 45769 6 Mile Road, Northville Twp. ( You can enter the park off of Aspen Ridge…take a walk)

  • The Festival includes the 30th annual juried fine art show Art in the Sun, featuring over 60 talented artists; first annual Maker’s Mart of Northville  highlighting artisans and makers throughout the area; musical entertainment featuring some of metro Detroit’s top musicians; children’s activities; the 5th annual Northville Art House Chalk Festival; and a large variety of food and drink. The Northville Chamber of Commerce will host Tapped in the ‘Ville Craft Beer festival in the park on Saturday, June 23 from 2 – 6 p.m.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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   
    • 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.
    • Phantom Thread: (2017 R) – June 22nd
      Starring Daniel Day Lewis and set in 1950s London, this behind-the scenes drama centers on the high-stakes world of couture as a headstrong dressmaker sees his career catapult to the next level when members of the royal family begin commissioning his designs.
  • 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.

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 .

  • 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.)  Register online here.   

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 15th – Theo Gridiron – Pure Detroit Soul
    • June 22nd – Gia Warner – Rock
    • June 29th – Thornetta Davis – Detroit’s Queen of Blues
  • Plymouth Community Band – Thursday, June 14th – 7:30 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
  • 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

  • Gimme Some Truth: How to Be Sure What’s Real Online In the Era of Fake News – Thursday, June 21st – 10 am – Noon
    Can you spot fake news in the real world?  Do you want to be better than a Google search at finding relevant, accurate, timely information? Join WDET and area libraries for discussion about the real impact of misinformation…and find out where you and your entire family can find the facts you need!
    Panelists:  Garlin Gilchrist II, Director, University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility and Angie Oehrli, University of Michigan Learning Librarian and Instructor for Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda:  How to Sort Fact From Fiction/  Register  here
  • Detroit Ragtime and Jazz – Thursday, June 21st – 6:30 pm
    Jon Milan, author & musician, will introduce us to the musicians, venues and entrepreneurs that helped Detroit play a historically significant role in the development of jazz and ragtime in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Register here.

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession – Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th – 7 pm
    ‘Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession’ is the story or Lucy Marsden. She is the widow of the last surviving soldier of the Civil War. This is her story of the Civil War, family, and the South. For the last thirty years of his life, Lucy prompted her famous husband to tell his battle stories for visitors. But the play is also about the civil war on the domestic front in her own home. Lucy and Will fight the eternal male-female battle, which begins on their wedding night. Audiences will laugh, cry and be horrified as Lucy’s stories transport them to another time and another way of life. Rated PG.

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.