Newsletters and Events – Week of November 4, 2018

By | November 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.


  • Holiday Lighted Parade – Friday, Nov. 16th – 6:30 pm
    Tree lighting ceremony and Santa in Town Square Downtown Northville after the parade. Treats and activities in Town Square.
  •  Northville’s Green’s Market  – Saturday Nov. 17th,  10 am to 4 pm – Sunday, Nov 18th, 11 am to 3 pm 
    Farmer’s Market vendors will have holiday planters, wreaths, swags, roping and more available for purchase.
  • Northville Holiday Home Tour –  Friday, Nov. 16th & Saturday , Nov 17th – 10 am to 4 pm 
    •  Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Holiday Home Tour, presented by the Northville Community Foundation.  Tour five beautiful, privately owned Northville homes that have been decorated top to bottom for the holidays.  With homes ranging from a 10,000 square-foot-log cabin to a 160-year-old Victorian home– this year’s tour has got it all!  One outstanding home has a two-story rock fireplace, natural slate floors, and a gourmet kitchen. Another is a 1929 English Tudor Revival with stained glass windows and original chandeliers. These homes are gorgeous on their own but decked out with holiday décore they become even more stunning.The 2018 Holiday Home Tour will also feature a refreshment stop at the Tipping Point Theatre in Downtown Northville. Guests can enjoy light refreshments and also enter to win two tickets to a future Tipping Point Theatre production.

      Tickets for the 2018 Holiday Home Tour are just $25 in advance and $30 the day of.  Tickets can be purchased online or by phone: 248-374-0200.  Tickets are limited and the tour often sells out.


  • 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
  • Fall 2018 Classes & Workshops from 11/07/2018 – 12/13/2018
    View all classes and registration information here

  • TransFORM – Contemporary Works in Ceramics, Glass and Metal – November 2nd through December 15th
    This exhibition features the innovated expressions of 6 artists ­­­­working primarily in clay, glass, and metal.  Each artist has transformed their media into compelling decorative works of art. Works on view include stoneware, raku masks, ceramic heads, and sculptures.

  • 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. These 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!  Fun class for grandparents and children 12 and up.  Click here to be taken to the full listing of classes where you can register.
Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4144
  • New Senior Newsletter
    • The Inspire newsletter is brand new for the months of November and December.  In addition to all of the fun activities listed below, Northville offers many support services for the seniors in the community.  Most are free or extremely low cost.
  • 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.
  • Lighting of the Trees Celebration – Friday, November 30th – 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
    • What’s better than hot chocolate, sugar cookies, holiday music and over 7000 Christmas lights on 10 decorated trees to put you in the holiday spirit? Join the Senior Services staff and the Northville High School Choir as we turn on the tree lights and celebrate the season! All trees are decorated by local nonprofit organizations. Registration Deadline: November 26th.
  • 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
    • November 9th – Mamma Mia! 
      • On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna goes into a tizzy when bride-to-be daughter, in a bid to learn her father’s identity,
        invites three of Donna’s ex-lovers to the wedding.
    • November 16th – LBJ
      • After taking the reins of state in the wake of President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson assumes leadership at one of the most tumultuous times in U.S. history. This engrossing biopic looks at the man behind the political mask.
  • 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.  Classes offered include Euchre, Bridge and Poker.  Fee: Free

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Folktales and Legends of the Middle West – Monday, November 5th – 7 pm
    • Join Edward McClelland,  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 after program.  Register.
  • The Good Roads Movement in Michigan, 1888-1926 – Wednesday, November 14th – 7 pm
    • In 1890 the U.S. had, perhaps, the worst road system of any developed country in the world.  Sometimes impassable from mud, sometimes dusty, rutted and disjointed, the roads served only very local functions. Yet, by the mid 1920’s the U.S. created a massive road network.  Former teacher Jim Craft will focus on Michigan’s roads to answer key questions about the change in America’s roads. He’ll also discuss the importance of the bicycle, the Model T and the Liberty truck along the way. Register.
  • How to Avoid Getting Scammed – Monday, November 19th – 7 pm
    • Rick Bloom of Bloom Asset Management will discuss all the various financial scams that people should be aware of and provide tips on how to avoid being “scammed.” Register.
20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390
  • Owl Prowl – Saturday, December 1st – 6 to 8 pm

    • Join the Friends of Maybury as we take a night hike and try to entice resident owls to respond to an artificial call. Enjoy a roaring fire and s’mores! Everyone welcome. Space is limited and registration is requested. Registration starts on November 10th, on this website.

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. 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
      • 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.  


  • Main Street Tree Lighting – Friday, November 9th – 6:30 pm
    • Kellogg Park will be the location for this Annual Tree Lighting and Kick Off of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.  Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies.  Entertainment by the Salvation Army Brass Band.  Bring Toys and Non-Perishable Food Items to help those less fortunate.
  • Ladies Holiday Shopping Event – Thursday, November 15th – 5 to 8 pm
  • 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.

223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

  • Nutrition & Health – Saturday, November 10th – 2 to 3 pm
    • Everyone knows that cutting down or eliminating sugar is the healthy thing to do. Come learn about sugar and how it affects your metabolism. We’ll also discuss ways to identify and eliminate “hidden” sugars from your diet.  Claire Swadling will share a presentation based on the research of Dr. Robert Lustig, best-selling author of Fat Chance.  And then we’ll prepare and sample some easy-to-make  nutritious snacks.   Register here.
  • Let Me Google That For You – Monday, November 12th – 10 to 11 am
    • Do your Internet searches come up short? Learn to search more effectively! Find what you’re looking for with fewer clicks and better sources, safely and efficiently. We will talk about browsers, search engines, social media, evaluating sources, and basic Internet security.  Registration here
  • Music of WWII: Big Band Singers – Thursday, November 15th – 6:30 to 8 pm
    • Jazz Historian Stu Johnson highlights music of WWII by featuring female singers of the Big Bands (images, background information and recorded music).  The presentation concludes with a tribute to our Armed Forces. Registration here


50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Escanaba In Da Moonlight by Jeff Daniels – Saturday, Nov 10th,  7:30 pm – Sunday, Nov 11th, 2 pm
    • When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book. Rated: PG 13. Approximate run time: 2 hrs. Seniors $16 
  • 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.
  • The Cherry Hill Theater has multiple performances planned in the upcoming months.  Check them out by clicking here as they are too numerous to detail.

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