Newsletters and Events – Week of August 5, 2018

By | August 4, 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.





  • Bricklin International Car Show – Saturday Aug 11th – 9 am to 9 pm
    • Free and open to the public!  Come check out these extremely rare gull-wing door cars as they are being judged on Main Street.
  • Wednesday Acoustic Concerts – Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
    • August 8th – Steve Taylor (Americana)
    • August 15th – Thummp ( Contemporary A Capella
    • August 22st – Nick and Keelan ( Acoustical Duo)
  • Buy Michigan Now Festival  Last Day Today – Sunday, August 5th – 10 am to 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 Sun 12 pm-5 pm.
  • Friday Night Concerts – 7 to 9 pm – Town Square
    • August 10th – Sean Riley Bank (Celtic/Classic Rock)
    • August 17th – Paddle Bots (Soul/Pop)
    • August 24th – Steve King and the Dittilies (Classic Rock)
  • 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
  • Caregiver Support Group – Tuesday, August 7th – 6:30 to 8pm
    To provide emotional support & coping skills to families and caregivers relating to Alzheimer’s disease. This group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month.  (Alzheimer’s Association 734-776-4466 or toll-free at 800-272-3900)
  • Help Yourself To A Better Night’s Sleep – Maurice Cox – St Joseph Health – Tuesday August 28th – 10:30 to 11:30 am
    Sleep depravation has been a common problem for both the young and old. Yet, the days of “all nighters” and working long shifts as the cause have been reserved for the younger generations. This presentation will touch on several possible causes of our lack of sleep as we age as well as discuss many
    possible solutions we can use to provide for better rest. Registration deadline is Aug. 24.
  • Arts, Beats & Eats – Friday, August 31st – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    The 21st Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats takes place in Downtown Royal Oak. The festival offers more than 200 performances on nine stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, and local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in Metro-Detroit. Food and beverage tickets are available throughout the festival at a cost of 16 tickets for $10. Food tickets are not included in the trip cost. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the post office at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive by 10:15 a.m. Approximate return time will be 3:30 p.m. Registration deadline: August 24.  $15.00
  • Pickle Ball Clinic – Recreation Center at Hillside – North Gym ($30)
    • Beginner Clinic: covers the basics of the game such as rules, scoring, serving and volleying.
      • Beginner Mon Sep 17 – Oct 22 3:30 – 4:30pm
    • Intermediate Clinic: will help in developing different kinds of shots, strategies of the game, and how to incorporate these into your game.
      Intermediate Mon Sep 17 – Oct 22 4:30 – 5:30pm
  • 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
    • Aug 10th – Tonya
      • This wickedly entertaining biopic looks at the life and doomed career of ice skater Tonya Harding and her connection to one of the most infamous sports scandals in American history: the assault on rival Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics.
    • Aug 17th – Molly’s Game
      • Molly’s Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.
  • 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.
  • 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.
      • Aug 15th – Station 555 in Plymouth
      • Sept 19th – Border Cantina

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Star Trek: Discovery: Is the New Series Still “Star Trek” For You? – Thursday, August 16th – 7 pm
    Author producer Larry Nemecek is a renowned Star Trek authority who will present a fresh look at Star Trek’s return to the small screen and how it stacks up to past versions. “Dr. Trek”, author of Star Trek: Next Generation Companion, presents visuals about this enduring pop culture television phenomenon, and invites you to share your opinions. Live long and prosper!

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Coffee with the Park Supervisor – Saturday, Aug 11th – 9:30 to 10:30 am
    • Enjoy coffee and a chat with Traci Sincock, Maybury Park’s Supervisor.  Find out more about the park! Meet her at the Trailhead Building, accessible from the 8 Mile entrance.
  • Introduction to Edible Plants – Saturday, August 25th – 10 to 11:30 am
    • Join us for an easy to moderate hike through the woods and fields. Learn to identify some easily recognizable edible wild plants, and those you should avoid. Please dress for the weather.
  • 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:

    • Aug 6th  – Detroit Social Club (Soul/Motown/Blues)
    • Aug 13th – Northville Students (Symphonic/Strings)
    • Aug 20th – Busted by Nine (Classic Rock)

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.


  • Music in the Air, Summer Concert Series – Friday Evenings – 7pm – Kellogg Park
    • Aug 10th – Dale Hicks Band  (Motown 70’s Rock)
    • Aug 17th – Steve King and the Dittilies (Classic Rock)
    • Aug 24th – Global Village
    • Aug 31st – Magic Bus (Psychedelic 70’s Rock)
  • 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

  • Aging Spouses/Parents Panel – Tuesday, August 7th – 6:30 pm
    • A panel of experts is on hand to answer your questions and to share information you need to know when a loved one is in need of assistance.  Panel is moderated by Paula Swain, CFP, Swain Financial, and includes Estate Planning/EldercareAttorney, Senior Living Expert, Home & Skilled Care Nurse, Realtor (Home Modifications) and a Geriatric Social Worker.  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.