Newsletters and Events – Week of September 30, 2018

By | September 30, 2018

See the source imageAs 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.


  • Planning Commission meeting on the Downs Project – Tuesday, Oct 2nd – 7 pm
    The Planning Commission will be held at Hillside Middle School, 775 N. Center, Northville.  There will be a presentation by Hunter Pasteur Homes on its Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Northville Downs. People attending the meeting should use the main entrance (east doors near the flag pole). The meeting agenda will be available online on Friday, Sept. 28; the Planning Commission package will be posted on Sat., Sept. 29. Visit the website (boards and commissions section) to see these items when posted.
  • Farmer’s Market – Thursdays through October 25th – 8 am to 3 pm
    Shop at the Northville Farmers’ Market at the corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Road for a bounty of delicious, locally sourced food for your table from farmers and merchants. With the change of seasons, there are plenty of fall decorations for sale. Enjoy the best of Michigan apples, tomatoes and other flavorful produce. Park on site or across the street at Northville Downs.
  • Howell Nature Center presents: All About Owls – Wednesday, Oct. 24th – 4:30 to 5:30 pm
    Meet a variety of live owls and learn about these fascinating nocturnal birds during a presentation by the Howell Nature Center at the Northville Community Center. All ages are welcome. Learn more.


215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497
  • Northville Art House Classes.
    The Northville Art House has a published a new listing of fall art classes for both students as well as adults.  Please click here to be taken directly to it.
Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4140
  • Bingo Extravaganza – Thursday – October 4th – Noon Bring your friends and join us for an afternoon of food, friendship, prizes and fun! We will feast on pizza, salad and refreshments and then play everyone’s favorite game B-I-N-G-O! Registration is required at the Community Center desk prior to the event. Free
  • Flu Shot Clinic – Monday, Oct 8th – 1 pm to 3 pm
    The clinic will be held at the Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street. The Michigan Community Visiting Nurses Assocaion will be offering the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine. This vaccine targets a fourth strain, which is a second type B strain, in addition to the other three strains from the Trivalent Flu Vaccine. Please bring insurance information. $0 with insurance/$33- without insurance.

    • Registration Deadline – October 5th
  • Handcrafters Fair – Friday, October 12th, 9 am to 8 pm and Saturday, October 13th, 9 am to 5 pm
    • 70 of the top artists from the Midwest will be on hand in Northville for the 39th annual Fall Fair Art & Handcrafted Market presented by Handcrafters. One of the longest running and most renowned art & craft markets in Michigan, the Fall Fair is your opportunity to stock up on fall decor, apparel, jewelry, specialty food and more! For more information visit:
  • DIA Pesentation – Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industrial Mural – Wednesday, October 17th – 1 to 2 pm
    • The DIA is coming to the Northville Community Center to present the complex and intriguing story behind Diego Rivera and his Detroit Industry Murals, which have now been declared a National Historical Landmark! Book your spot by registering online or in person at the Northville Community Center Front Desk. Coffee and light snack provided.
    • Registration deadline: October 12th
  • Beautification and Garden Club
    • Bouquets Garni – Friday October 18th – 10:30 to 11:30 am
      • Make a Bouquet Garni with herbs from our garden.
    • Hydrangea & Mason Jar Arrangement  Friday, October 19th – 10:30 to 11:30 am
      • This festive arrangement with dried hydrangeas & mason jar will brighten up you home for the holidays
    • Holiday Appetizers Demo – Tuesday, December 4th – 10:30 to 11:30 am
      • Independent Village Chef will be demonstrating holiday dishes, come learn how to make (and taste) these delicious dishes.
    • Registration deadline is one week before each event.
  • A Christmas Story the Musical – Fox Theatre – Saturday, December 22nd – 9:45 am to 4:00 pm
    Ralphie Parker’s one Christmas wish is pretty simple – he wants an air gun. And he’s going to make sure he gets it! A Christmas Story is based on the beloved 1983 movie, directed by Bob Clark, which has become a perennial holiday classic. Why watch it on TV when you can see it live?

    • Registration Deadline: October 15th – $74
  • CarFit – Friday, October 26th – 10 am to 1 pm
    CarFit teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them to increase safety and mobility when they hit the road. A 30 minute review of 12 key areas will be evaluated. This is not a driving test or mechanical inspection. Appointments are a must, no drop-ins will be accepted.  The check will take place at Millennium Park, 45769 Six Mile Rd.. Landmarks – fire department & high school.

    • Registration deadline: October 19th – Free
  • Friday Flicks – Fridays at 1 pm
    • October 5th: Wonder Wheel: 2017
      Woody Allen looks back to the New York City of his youth in this 1950s drama set amid the surroundings of Coney Island amusement park, where love, greed, betrayal and youthful dreams coalesce.
  • 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.
      • Oct 17th – Omelette and Waffle Cafe

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Vintage Strings – Tuesday, October 9th – 7 pm
    All ages will enjoy this crowd-favorite musical group. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Register.
  • Stinson Aircraft Corporation – Thursday, October 11th – 7 pm
    Joe Oldenburg, local historian and archivist, tells the history of the Stinson Aircraft Corporation, Northville’s first and only airplane manufacturer. Founded by pilot Eddie Stinson, the company built airplanes in downtown Northville from 1926 to 1929. They towed the fuselage and wings, separately, out to an airfield at 6 mile and Beck where they were assembled and flown to their buyers. Later Stinson moved to Wayne, Michigan and by 1948 had built over 13,000 planes, many of which are still flying today. Register.
  • Dakota War of 1862 – Monday, October 15th – 7 pm
    Heather Bruegl, a member of the Oneida nation of Wisconsin, presents on The Dakota War of 1862. This 5-week war between the United States and various bands of the Dakota/Sioux Nations. Brought on by various treaty violations, it ended with the mass execution of 38 Dakota warriors and the Dakotas’ banishment from their Minnesota homelands. Register.
  •  Cut the Cord – Tuesday, October 23rd – 7 pm (Registration begins October 1st.  This one fills up quickly)
    Tired of paying those high bills for cable TV? Learn how to “cut the cord” and still enjoy programming using streaming devices and services such as Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix and more. Register.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Beginner’s Night of Star Viewing – Saturday, October 13th – 7 to 10:30 pm
    • Come join us for an evening of wonder!!  The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club* will be setting up telescopes and will be on hand to assist members of the public who wish to bring their own telescopes.  Viewing will be from 7 to 10 PM, and the event will be canceled if it is raining or too cloudy to view the sky. Please arrive by 7:00 to minimize peripheral light from car headlights. Members of the public who would like to bring their own telescopes should arrive by 6:30.We will meet at the Maybury State Park Ball fields parking lot, accessible from the 8 mile entrance to the park.  Please wear warm clothing, as it will get chilly when the sun goes down!*The Astronomy Club advises that a successful viewing requires that all flashlights and lanterns, with the exception of red LED flashlights, should be left at home. In order to minimize ambient light they ask that car headlights be turned off, and cell phones be kept in your pocket.  Food and drinks are not allowed near the telescopes. The telescopes are complex instruments with sensitive optics and mirrors, and although toddlers are welcome, they will not be able to look through the telescopes.
  • Corn Maze – Sept 14th through October 28th
    • The Maybury Farm corn maze begins Sept. 14 with nine acres of thick, lush corn that features a new design and theme: Farmers feed families.  There are games to play while you are winding your way through, and it typically takes about one hour to complete the maze. This year, Maybury Farm has a new Kiddie Maze that is approximately one acre, takes about 20 minutes to wander through, and includes a children’s “Finger Find” game.
    • For those who want to try something more challenging and scary, the Maybury Farm corn maze is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays (opens at 5 p.m.) and Saturdays (opens at noon) so you may attempt to find your way through the maze in the dark with just the moon and a flashlight to guide your way. The corn maze is open Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
    • After finishing the maze, head back to the Maybury Farm General Store to enjoy delicious Parmenter’s cider and donuts, along with other tasty treats. You can also visit Maybury Farm’s u-pick pumpkin patch.
    • The last wagon leaves for the maze one hour prior to close.  The corn maze runs through Oct. 28. Admission is $9 per person for the maze, and includes farm admission and a tractor-drawn wagon ride to and from the maze. Children ages 2 and under attend for free.

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • Season Tickets are on Sale Now!  They can be purchased here.  
  • The Miss Firecracker Contest – Sept 13th through October 14th
    • Every Fourth of July in the small town of Brookhaven, Mississippi someone is crowned Miss Firecracker and Carnelle Scott is determined to win. Known throughout town as ‘Miss Hot Tamale,’ she’s out to change everyone’s perception of her so she can leave town in a blaze of glory. Together with her quirky friend Popeye and erratic duo of cousins, Elain and Delmount, she braves the odds to prove the world wrong. The Miss Firecracker Contest is an American classic filled with heart and hilarity that will have you rooting for the underdog.  Tickets can be purchased here.


  • Plymouth Historical Museum Special Exhibit – “Nifty Fifties” – Aug 1st through Dec 30th
    • The Plymouth Historical Museum’s current special exhibit is “Nifty Fifties.” Come celebrate the 1950s and all the decade had to offer.
  • 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


50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Blues and Bourbon – Saturday October 6th
    Following a pre-show Bourbon Tasting event in the lobby, Thornetta Davis, will perform. Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015, Davis is a multi-talented international singer and songwriter from Detroit, MI.   Davis has been exciting and wowing audiences all over the world with tours to Italy, as well as Blues festivals in Tunisia, North Africa; Lucerne, Switzerland; Sweden; Paris, France; Norway, Germany, Holland, England, and Canada. Davis will also be joined by special guest, Jibs Brown Band, is one of the Detroit’s most recognizable acoustic artists. Purchase tickets here.
  • Flapper – Thursday, October 11th –  7 pm/Friday, October 12th – 7 pm/Saturday, October 13th – 2 pm & 7 pm/Sunday, October 14th – 2 pm
    Come celebrate the era of the roaring 20s and meet Polly Pepper, a young flapper who really knows how to live in the time of Stutz Bearcat automobiles, Ziefled girls, raccoon coats, goldfish swallowers, and gangsters. Tickets: $16 can be purchased here.
  • Stellar Brass – Monday, October 15th – 7 pm The United States Air Force Academy Band 
    The evening will feature an eclectic mix of music from Americana and patriotic favorites to unique twists on the classical repertoire by this energetic 6-piece ensemble. Tickets: FREE. can be obtained here.

Culture Source is the website for the Arts and Culture Alliance. A full calendar of events can be found by clicking here.