Newsletters and Events Week of December 30, 2019

By | December 30, 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.


  • Revised plans for Northville Downs Planned Unit Development
    • Hunter Pasteur Homes, made several changes to the original plans following feedback from the community. They termed these changes  “community benefits,” which include daylighting the Middle Rouge River on the property; repositioning the houses so they don’t obscure the park fronting River St.; and providing an expanded area for the Farmers Market.  
      • The Units that are currently being proposed are:
        • 306 apartments – avg 947 SF – 4 & 5 stories
        • 187 Townhomes – 1,580 to 2,335 SF – 3 stories
        • 53 Single Family Homes – 2,300 to 3,100 SF – 2 stories
      • The developer is now asking the Planning Commission for a tax abatement of $9.5 million to cover the cost of environmental factors that need to be remedied ($4.5 million) as well as building 160 additional parking spaces that were not part of his original plan ($5 million).
    • Community representatives made key points about the project: 1) there is room for new students in the Northville School District; 2) the developer’s current commercial space doesn’t meet master plan requirements; and 3) daylighting the river needs to ensure that the entire Rouge watershed is protected. 
    • The City’s engineers, OHM, determined that installing a roundabout at 7 Mile and Sheldon would be the best way to alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety.
    • Residents expressed concerns regarding: traffic congestion and pedestrian safety, the opinion that townhouses would not be suitable for older residents, and the need for more or less commercial space.
  • Christmas Tree Pickup
    • Christmas Tree Pick-Up will take place December 26-January 17 . If you had a holiday tree in your home over 6 feet tall, please cut it in half before placing it at the curb
  • Winter Parks and Recreational Activities Brochure Did you know the Winter brochure is now available online? There are programs, classes and special events for all ages! Resident registration begins on November 27th and non-resident registration starts on November 30th. Take an inside look here!

215 Griswold, Northville/(248)348-1845

  • Lecture Series: The Legacy of Rita and Bruce Turnbull Sunday, January 20th – 7 PM

215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497

  • JANUARY 4 – 26: TEXTILE GEOMETRY: Compositions by Katie McGrath and Kathryn Schmidt
    • McGrath’s work features strong design and color choices. The geometry of traditional quilt blocks can be seen in a number of the pieces, but others are more free-form, innovative original designs. Bright colors are the hallmark of her work, although the brights are often complemented with darks.
    • Schmidt designs her work with layers of texture. Color is the initial building block and fabric, paint, stitch, beads and found objects are added to the story. Bright colors and strong contrast feature strongly in her work.
  • 2019 Winter Classes and Workshops Winter Classes start the week of January 7th Registration is Now Open!! Click here to download the 2019 Winter Brochure. 

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Homes of Southeast Michigan – Monday January 7th – 7 PM
    • Dr. Dale Gyure, Professor of Architecture at LTU, will discuss the beautiful homes in Southeast Michigan designed by arguably the most famous American architect of all time. Register here.
  • Popular Social Media and How it Works: Facebook, Messenger and Snapchat – Thursday, January 10th – 7 PM
    • Come learn what everyone is talking about. This class will cover some of the most popular social media. Tablet or smart phone required! You must have a Facebook and Snapchat account to attend this class. Register here.
  • Protecting Yourself Online – Thursday, January 17th – 7 PM
    • Minimize your risk when shopping or sharing online. Learn how to stay safe by protecting your personal information and avoiding common internet scams. Register here.
  • The Miracle of Plant Based Diets with Dr. Joel Kahn – Tuesday, January 22nd – 7 PM
    • Learn all about the nutritional value of a plant based diet and the research showing its ability to halt and reverse some of the major reasons why we age. A delicious plant-based food sampling follows. Register.
  • Cut the Cord on Your Cable TV – Tuesday, February 7th, 7 PM
    • 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.

Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4144

  • No New Newsletter
    • As of yet the newsletter for January and February, 2019 has not been published. Hence there are no updates. As soon as it is published, look for updates here.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Ever wondered about the Recreation Passport
    • Michigan Radio has a good article on the recreation passport that grants you access to Maybury and all the other State parks. Click here
  • First Day Hike – January 1st, 10 to 11 AM
    • Save the date! Take in some fresh air on the morning of New Year’s Day and join the fun on the First Day Hike at Maybury (use Eight Mile Entrance) at the Trailhead Shelter. This program is FREE, however a Recreation Passport is required for park entry.

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • The Last Five Years – January 24th to March 3rd
    • Relationships are never simple – Jamie, an emerging novelist, and Cathy, an aspiring actress, share their perspectives on the highs and lows of their love story. Starting at opposite ends of the relationship, this stirring musical weaves together an intimate look at their time together. Get tickets here.
  • 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 $27 per show and can be purchased 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.  


  • Plymouth Ice Festival – January 11th, 12th and 13th
    • Detailed information can be found in a separate post

223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

  • Let me Google that for You – Friday, Jan 18th- 11 am to 12:30 pm
    • 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.   Register here.
  • WW II Perspectives: Michigan POW Camps – Tuesday, Jan 29th – 7 to 8:30 pm
    • During World War II, Michigan became a temporary home to six thousand German and Italian POWs.  At a time of homefront labor shortages, they picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb, cut pulpwood in the Upper Peninsula and maintained parks and other public spaces in Detroit.  The work programs were not flawless and not all of the prisoners were cooperative, but many of the men established enduring friendships with their captors. Register here.

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Aeolus Quarter and Franklin Cohen – Saturday, Jan 18th – 7:30 pm
    • The award-winning Aeolus Quartet is joined by revered clarinetist Franklin Cohen, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, for concerts in Grosse Pointe, Canton and Rochester Hills for the inaugural season of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s new regional partner series. The program includes Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Quintet plus works by Beethoven and Ben Johnson. Approximate run time: 2½ . Buy tickets here.

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