Newletters and Events – Week of July 15, 2018

By | July 14, 2018

Dog days of summerAs 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.


  • Annual Grub Crawl – Tuesday, July 24th – 6 to 9:30 pm
  • Wednesday Acoustic Concerts – Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
    • July 18th – The Johnies (Electric/Acoustic Duo)
    • July 25th – Jill Jack (Americana)
    • August 1st – Dale Grisa Trio (Jazz)
  • Northville Sidewalk Sale – Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th – 10 am to 8 pm (6pm on Saturday)
    • Downtown merchants will hold a special sale with unique items, clothing, home décor and more. Don’t miss out on this fun event.
  • Plymouth Owners Grand National Meet – Saturday, July 28th – 8 am to 5 pm
    • Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Plymouth in Downtown Northville
  • Buy Michigan Now Festival  Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th
    • This year’s festival hours are: Friday, Aug 3th, 4 pm – 8 pm/Saturday August 4th, 10 am – 8 pm/Sunday August 5th, 10 am – 5 pm
    • Entering its 10th year in downtown Northville, the Buy Michigan Now Festival is a weekend celebration of the state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. This family-friendly event includes tasty treats, street vendors, live music, and children’s activities, all highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.
    • Town Square will be jumping with a lineup of talented entertainers from around Michigan. It is also home to the Michigan Beverage Garden where guests 21 and over may enjoy one of Michigan’s finest craft beers or wines, or water. Open Fri 4 pm-10 pm; Sat 12 pm-10 pm; and Sun 12 pm-5 pm.
  • Friday Night Concerts – 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
    • July 20th – Gia Warner – Classic Rock
    • July 27th – Groove Therapy – Classic Rock
    • August 3rd – No Concert
  • Northville’s Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday  – 8 am to 3 pm – NW corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon.  
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.
  • House of Wax: Juried Encaustic Competition – August 3rd through August 25th
    • The competition features artists who demonstrate the visual possibilities of working with cold wax and encaustic (hot wax)*. The paintings, prints, collage, and sculptural works selected reveal the inherent qualities of the media such as depth, texture and luminosity.  Encaustic is an ancient medium that dates back as early as the 4th and 5th centuries BC in Greece, created by mixing dry pigments with a molten wax, usually beeswax.
Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4140
  • New Exercise Classes Commence July 23rd
  • Cornhole –  Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon – Beginning August 2nd – 2 to 4 pm
    • Cornhole is one of the most popular yard games played in America today. We take this outdoor game indoors where you can play in a climate controlled environment (held on the stage). Drop in on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 4 p.m. to play. Bring your friends! Fee: $1
  • Friday Flicks – Fridays at 1 pm
    • July 20th – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
      • When law enforcement fails to make headway on the months-long hunt for her daughter’s killer, Mildred Hayes takes the drastic step of putting up three large signs questioning the motivation of the town’s widely respected police chief.
    • July 27th – Coco
      • An aspiring young musician named Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Héctor becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.
  • Nutrition For An Active Lifestyle – Thursday, July 28th – 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    This presentation will cover general nutrition recommendations for health and wellness, physical activity recommendations, cooking for one tips, and helpful suggestions for shopping on a budget. Participants will have time for questions at the end of the presentation. Registration deadline is July 20th.  Free
  • Michigan State Fair Senior Day – Thursday, August 30th – 9 am to 2 pm
    • Those that are using the bus service will receive event tickets on the bus and a reserved seat at the event with the Northville group. Those signing up for tickets only will need to pick up their tickets at the Community Center the week prior to the event. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the post office at 8:30 am. Please arrive by 8:15 am Approximate return time will be 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline: Aug. 17. $4.00
      • Free Senior Program 10 am – Noon
        Continental Breakfast provided by Kroger, Box Lunches provided by Epoch Catering & U.S. Foods, Door Prizes and Drawings, Special Senior Day Vendors & Entertainment round out the event.
      • Free Fair Exploration Time – Noon to 2 pm
        Agriculture & Farmers Market, Baby Animals & Livestock exhibits, Butter Cow & Free Milk samples, Cooking Demos, Home Arts Exhibit, Michigan Made Pavilion, Entertainment, Competitions & Contests are just a few of the sites to explore.
  • Tigers vs Houston Astros – Wednesday, September 12th – noon to 6:30 pm
    Take me out to the ballgame …….. Bring your friends and cheer on the Tigers at Comerica Park! Trip includes transportation, game ticket, hot dog, chips & pop. The bus departs from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at noon.  Please arrive by 11:45 am. Registration deadline: August 3.  $44
  • 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.
      • July 17th – Big Daddy’s Parthenon
      • August 15th – Station 555 in Plymouth

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Marimba Music with Paul Demick – Monday, July 17th @ 7 pm
    • While playing beautiful music from the greatest classical composers, percussionist Paul Demick shares his personal musical journey, as well as interesting facts about the composers and their compositions, and educates listeners on his unique instrument, the marimba.  Register here.
  • Challenges of the Aging Process on Your Eyes – Tuesday, July 24th, 7 pm
    • Dr. Angela Elam, University of Michigan Ophthalmologist and lecturer, covers the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts glaucoma, macular degeneration and other vision problems.  Register here.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Music at Maybury – Mondays – 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Trailhead building
    Ride your bike, bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic and join us for some free family friendly entertainment. This year Music at Maybury will feature the following artists:

    • July 17 – High Street Band (Garage)
    • July 23 – The Maybury’s (Garage)
    • July 30 – John Campbells & Friends

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • Season Tickets are on Sale Now!  They can be purchased here.  
  • The Impossibility of Now – July 19th through August 19th
    • When a freak accident leaves Carl – a successful science writer – with amnesia, his wife, Miranda, has to help him pick up the pieces. The only problem is their marriage was already heading towards trouble.With Carl’s memory loss and new personality, Miranda struggles to see past the man he once was and has to decide if she wants to help him remember.


  • Art in the Park – Last Day this Sunday July, 15th
    • The 39th annual Art in the Park will have 400 artists from around the U.S. will be offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art & much more. Entertainment and cuisine will complement the art exhibitors, creating a sensory filled weekend experience. Parking is Free! The shuttle is $3.00 round trip for adults. Kids 12 & under ride for Free. The shuttles will be operating continuously between Schoolcraft College (South Lot) & Plymouth City Hall.  A full listing of the various artists as well as special events can be found here. 
  • Music in the Air, Summer Concert Series – Friday Evenings – 7pm – Kellogg Park
    • July 20th – Boogie Dynomite
    • July 27th – The Square Pegz
    • August 3rd – Mainstreet Soul
  • 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

  • Making Sense of the New Tax Law – Wednesday, July 18th – 7 pm
    • Wayne Titus, CPA, discusses how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect taxpayers, and offers tips on how to adapt to the  new law. Sign up here 
  • Rhapsody: Blue Cat Band – Sunday, July 22nd – 3 pm
    • Together for 21 years, the Blue Cat Band combines four lifetimes of musical experience to bring a unique guitar-driven sound from the Motor City.  With backgrounds in rock, country, and folk, the Band now plays classic, original & contemporary blues.  Sign-up online.

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Annual Shakespeare Festival – August 3rd through August 19th
    • Tickets for this year’s offerings can be purchased here.  They include: The Tempest, Measure for Measure and The Rover

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.