Newsletter and Events Week of October 21, 2018

By | October 21, 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
    • This coming Thursday will be the last Northville Farmers’ Market of the year.  With the change of seasons, there are plenty of fall decorations for sale. Enjoy the best of Michigan apples, tomatoes and other flavorful produce.


  • Christmas in the Village – November 18th – Noon to 4 pm
  • Victorian Christmas Tea – November 18th – 12: 30 to 3 pm
    • Not a pre-ticketed event.  Tickets available at the door
215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497
  • Printmaking – Create your own Greeting Cards or Calendar – Saturday, November 10th – 1 to 3 pm 
    • Artist and educator, Sasha shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use these printing blocks, or purchased stamps, to create repeat patterns or bundled groupings to get that classic block print look for wallpaper, book illustrations, framing prints, greeting cards, gift wrap, fabric prints, and so much more! All ages welcome 12 and up. Fun class for grandparents and children.  Click here to be taken to the full listing of classes where you can register.
  • Contemplative works in paper and fiber by Japanese-born artist using repetitive patterns and processes.
Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4144
  • New Newsletter
    • The Inspire newsletter is brand new for the months of November and December.  Click on the title “Inspire – Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter” above to be taken directly to it at any time. In addition to all of the fun activities listed below, Northville offers many support services for the seniors in the community, including transportation services, nutrition and wellness assistance as well as legal seminars on items pertinent to seniors.  Make sure you check out the Northville Senior Newsletter so that you are aware of the services offered.  Most are free or extremely low cost.
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon – Wednesday, November 14th – 11:30 am to 1 pm
    • Invite your friends and celebrate Thanksgiving at the Northville Community Center! Enjoying a Traditional feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetable, and beverages.  Entertainment by: Joshua Wilde Magician, Comedian & Juggler.   Registration Deadline:  November 2nd.  $12 
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Individual counseling – MMAP – Thursday, November 15th – 10 am to 1 pm
    • Sign up for individual counseling sessions to find out through Medicare which plan works best for your individual needs. A sign up sheet will be available starting September 4th at the Senior Services front desk. Call 248-305-2851 or sign up in person.  Free
  • Meadowbrook Hall Holiday Group Walk Tour and Lunch – Wednesday, November 28th – 9:45 am to 2:45 pm

    • Join other seniors for a Holiday Luncheon & Self Guided Walking Tour through this National Historic Landmark all aglow with holiday treasure. Enjoy a lunch in the grand manor and then tour its elegant rooms decorated for the holidays. Registration Deadline: November 9th.  $45
  • Home for the Holidays – DSO – Friday – December 21st  – 9:30 am to 3:15 pm
    • Share Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition with friends. Lawrence Loh leads a sparkling celebration with carols and classics that sells out year after year – and yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus! Lunch at a restaurant TBD following the show. Registration Deadline: November 9th.  $60
  • Beautification and Garden Club
    • Friday – November 16th – 10:30 – 11:30 am. $6
      • Hydrangea & Mason Jar Arrangement – This festive arrangement with dried hydrangeas & mason jar will brighten up you home for the holidays.
    • Tuesday – December 4th – 10: 30 – 11:30 am. $2
      • Holiday Appetizers Demo – Independent Village Chef will be demonstrating holiday dishes, come learn how to make (and taste) these delicious dishes.
    • Registration is one week prior to each event
  • Friday Flicks – 1:00 pm – $1
    • October 26th – Murder on the Orient Express
      • In this retelling of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, a train ride through Europe on the famed Orient Express becomes the setting for murder when an American passenger is slain — and almost everyone on board is a suspect.
    • November 2nd – Ocean’s 8
      • The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s.” Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie Ocean, recruits a seven woman crew to plan and execute the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala
  • Bean Bag Toss Game – Tuesdays – 2 to 4 pm – $1
    • Bean Bag Toss 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 to play. Bring a friend!
  • Beginner Cards
    • Beginner cards are taught by volunteers. Please sign up at the Community Center desk and once we have a group for instruction, the instructor will notify you when class will begin. Fee: Free
      • Beginner Euchre – Mondays at 12 pm
      • Refresher Bridge – TBA
      • Beginner Poker – Fridays at 10 am

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  •  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.
  • The Flint River and the Drinking Water Crisis – Monday, October 29th – 7 pm
    • When Flint chose to switch its drinking water source to the Flint River, inadequate treatment coupled with terrible government oversight and an aged drinking water infrastructure led to the catastrophe that made national and international headlines. Rebecca Fedewa of the Flint River Watershed Coalition will talk about how the river took on much of the blame, but we know that #itsnottheriver. Register.
  • Windows 10 Basics – Thursday, November 1st – 7 pm
    • Bring your laptop with Windows 10 installed and learn basic skills, where to find common settings and files, how to organize your desktop and more. Register.
  • Folktales and Legends of the Middle West – Monday, November 5th – 7 pm
    • Join Edward McClelland, a Lansing native currently residing in Chicago, and author of five previous books including How to Speak Midwestern, for an hour-long family friendly program of lively storytelling and fantastic folk music based on his new book, Folktales & Legends of the Middle West. Book sale and signing will take place directly after the program.  Register.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • A Comedy of Tenors – November 15th through December 23rd
    • There are three hours until the curtain opens on the musical event of the decade and Tito Merelli is not ready to perform. His singing partners cancelled, his daughter is growing up too fast, and the food spread in his five-star hotel is all wrong. It’s a race against the clock to sort out his personal issues but they just seem to be getting more complicated! A sequel to Lend Me A Tenor, this non-stop barrage of hilarity sets out to remind us all that family is really what’s important.   BUY TICKETS
  • 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
        • Formed in August 2003 by reedman Paul VornHagen and conguero Alberto Nacif, this exciting Cuban jazz combo has released five critically acclaimed CDs of mostly original compositions that have been featured on all the major jazz public radio stations throughout the U.S. Winner of the 2005, 2007 and 2013 Detroit Music Awards for Best Jazz Recording and Best World Music Band.  Visit their website.
      • 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.  


  • American Red Cross Blood Drive – Tuesday, October 23rd – 10 am to 3:45 pm
    • The American Red Cross has scheduled an emergency blood drive and all blood types are needed.  There is no age restrictions on giving blood as long as you are well and have no activity restrictions.  Please click here to schedule an appointment.
  • 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 
    • This coming Saturday, October 27th is the last Plymouth Farmer’s Market of the year so its your last chance.  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

  • Haunted Michigan – Thursday, October 25th – 6:30 pm
    • Michigan travel chroniclers & authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen explore hauntings, ghost towns and bizarre tales of murder and mayhem.  Learn about Bloody Run, Alhambra, Watersmeet, Fort Wayne, Seul Choix, Eloise and Minnie Quay.  Be prepared to add your own tales to this spooky and fascinating evening.  Sign-up online.


50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Detroit All-Star Band Showcase – November 16th – 8:00 pm
    • Lorio Ross invites you to experience the world of comedy-magic and music under one roof, one night!! Direct from Las Vegas, world renowned comedy-magician, Jeff Hobson, one of the most demanding comedy magicians working today. Hobson will be featured along with the Legendary Jerry Ross Band, the acclaimed Newsmaker Band, and Detroit’s hottest up and coming band, Atomic Radio.

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