Newsletter and Events – Week of October 14, 2018

By | October 13, 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.


  • Skeletons are Alive in Downtown Northville!
    • Always fun to see!  Why not check them out and do a little shopping or have a meal in Downtown Northville.  Let’s support our local businesses!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Northville District Library Development Committee seeks new members
    Are you good at fundraising? Would you like to work with a group of dedicated individuals who want to engage others in the mission of the Northville District Library? If you answered yes, the Development Committee could use your talent to help identify fundraising opportunities and work on the library’s Annual Giving campaign each fall. The committee meets two-four times per year, usually in the evenings. If you are interested, please contact Library Director Anne Mannisto at 248.349.3020 ext. 206, or
  • An easy way to dispose of old medications
    Do you have outdated prescription or over-the-counter medications that you want to get rid of? Don’t flush these medications down the toilet – it pollutes the water supply; don’t throw them away because they will end up in a landfill and may be consumed by wildlife. There is a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted medications. Bring your unwanted medication – no liquids, needles or injectable medication – to the secure drop box in the lobby at the Northville Township Police Department at 41600 Six Mile Road. There is no paperwork required and the bin can be accessed 24/7. When the drop box is full, collections are picked up for disposal by the Drug Enforcement Authority.


215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497
Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4144
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sandbox Play Festival – Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8 pm
    • The Sandbox Play Festival is a 10 minute play competition that highlights Michigan artists who may not have an outlet for their work otherwise. Now in it’s ninth year, Sandbox has continued growing with over 100 entries into the competition this year. Tipping Point has moved its festival from being featured at Northville’s Arts and Acts to having its own week at the theatre during the month of October. Five plays will be featured and the audience will vote on their favorite in the series. We hope you will join us for this unique experience. $15 in Advance, $20 at the Door.
  • Jazz at the Point
    • Tipping Point Theatre is proud to present Jazz @ The Point –  one-night-only concerts featuring the finest musicians in the area. Join us in our intimate venue for these fantastic events featuring live jazz. Tickets are just $27 per show. They sell fast, so get yours today by clicking here!  You can purchase individual tickets or discounted tickets for the entire series
      • November 3, 2018 – Tumbao Bravo
      • January 12, 2019 – Soul Cycle
      • March 16, 2019 – Imbroglio
      • May 18, 2019 – Paul Keller At Sundown
      • July 19, 2019 – Brian Delaney Quartet
  • Season Tickets are on Sale Now!  They can be purchased here.  


  • Salvation Army Bell Ringer Interviews – Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – 10 am to 4 pm
    • These are paid positions with flexible hours from 11/9 to 12/24.  Please bring two forms of valid ID such as a passport, driver’s license, social security card or original birth certificate.
  • 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

  • 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.