Newsletters and Events Week of January 27, 2019

By | January 27, 2019

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.


  • AARP Foundation offers free tax service
    • The AARP Foundation volunteer tax aides will offer free tax preparation services to seniors at the Northville Community Center on Thursdays, Feb. 7 – April 12. The volunteers who work on tax preparation are certified. Tax preparation is by appointment only, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and typically takes 1 to 1-½ hours. Taxpayers will get a copy of their e-filed returns, and peace of mind knowing that their tax returns have been filed at both the state and federal offices. Note that only personal tax returns, not business tax returns, are processed. Call 248-305-2851 during business hours to schedule an appointment. Those who sign up will be contacted by a volunteer to let them know what tax information to bring.
  • Northville Parks and Recreation Winter brochure 

The January/February issue of the Northville Times, published by the Downtown Development Authority is not available for your ready pleasure. Just click on the name above or here. We have two new business in Downtown Northville for you to check out:

Colors of the Wood
140 N. Center Street

  • Colors of the Wood is a woodworking company specializing in kitchen and home decor items, including cutting boards, coasters, serving trays, cheese boards, bottle openers, wine racks, end tables, and ornaments for homes, businesses, and special events such as weddings. The shop utilizes more than 20 unique species of hardwoods to build a wide variety of products. All the products are completely natural in color and grain. No stains or dyes are used on any of the shop’s pieces in order to deliver safe, natural, and food grade products to customers. The selection found at Colors of the Wood is not limited to what you see in-store or in the online portfolio, as the business is always looking to expand the patterns and designs that are offered, and pieces can be personalized for customers based on specific wood species, size requirements, and personalization options with our laser engraver.

160 Main
160 E. Main Street/(248) 773-7976

  • 160 Main features an Italian menu with an emphasis on southern Italian cuisine. Food in the Italian culture represents family, friends and togetherness and this family-run business, owned and operated by cousins and natives of Sicily, Brian Maiorana (co-owner & general manager) and Salvatore Monteleone (coowner & executive chef) creates an experience for guests like the way the owners grew up in their Italian family. “Four years ago, we launched their first project, Sapori in Washington Township and Northville is our second project. We take a great pride in our establishments and put our name on everything we do,” added Maiorana.

Meal Prep Solutions – Thursday, February 7th – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Edward’s Café and Caterer
115 E. Main Street/(248) 344-1550

  • They’ve created a comprehensive class, teaching you small tips and hacks to make your weekly meal planning/prepping a synch! It’s the little things that count! You will leave Edwards with 1. A Full Belly (you will be able to sample each recipe we make!); 2. An Entire Week’s Meal Plan (for a family of 4) full of nutrient dense whole foods that the entire family will enjoy; 3. A Grocery List full of everything you need for the week; 4. Printed Recipes for the week; and 5. A Tips and Tricks List full of everything we cover in class. MENU: Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage Meatballs; Pumpkin Pancakes; Sheet Pan Chicken Thigh Dinner with Roasted Veg; Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps; Curried Veggie Salad; Crock Pot Shredded Beef Taco Bowl with Avocado Smash; Asian Beef and Broccoli with Cauliflower Fried Rice.
Learn to Play Pickleball – Beginner – $15
Mondays Feb 11th or March 11th – 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Recreation Center at Hillside


Help Keep our Community Safe!
Our Northville Township Fire Department needs your help! Maintaining clear access to all fire hydrants is of the utmost importance. Increasing snowfalls create a variety of issues regarding their ability to locate and access fire hydrants in a quick and efficient manner. If you or your neighbor has a fire hydrant nearby, please take the time to clear the hydrant of any snow that may have already accumulated. Please attempt to clear at least three feet in all directions so that the Fire Department can quickly gain access to a water supply during a fire emergency. Each hydrant is equipped with two (2) outlets that allow fire hose to be connected. Please ensure that these outlets are also cleared to the street. If you are physically unable to do so, please contact Herriman and Associates to keep all hydrants clear and accessible. Click here to submit a maintenance request.

215 Griswold, Northville/(248)348-1845

  • Lecture Series: The Legacy of Rita and Bruce Turnbull Sunday, January 20th – 7 PM
    • Local historian Brian Turnbull kicks off the NHS annual lecture series as he presents the rich Northville legacy left by his parents, Rita and Bruce Turnbull. Presented in the New School Church at Mill Race Village. Brian will speak about his families interwoven history with Northville since 1900. He will tell stories from Northville’s history through first hand experiences by those that were there!

215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497

Emerging Artist Wall – Through Feb. 23 
Todd Myers – Waterville, Ohio

Rough yet refined –  the art of Todd Myers tells stories of love, loss, pain, struggle, faith, freedom, and redemption. Technically, the pieces are a build-up of multiple layers through a process of construction and deconstruction. Painted on both canvas and wood, the pieces explore and inspire storytelling through color and technique, which gives viewers a fresh and provocative insight into their own creativity. Read more

2019 Winter Class and Workshops
Registration is Now Open!
Click here to download brochure Winter Brochure 2019
Register Here

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Consumer Eduction on Identify Theft – Monday, Feb 4th – 7 to 9 pm
    • Government Policy Attorney Frank Dame will educate attendees about the signs of identity theft, how to protect your personal information online and off, and what to do if you become an identity theft victim. Register.
  • Download Day! – Tuesday, February 5th – 1 to 3 pm
    • Need help with Libby, RBdigital, Freegal or Kanopy? They applications allow you to download books and other content from the Library directly to your tablet or smartphone. Make sure to bring them along to the class. Sign up for our two hour session and let us help you get started on these apps. Tablet or smart phone required! Register.
  • Tech Take Apart! Thursday, February 21 > 7 pm (Registration begins on February 1) Register.
    • One of the best ways to learn how things work is to take it apart. Have you ever wondered what made up the insides of a computer, a hard drive, CD-Rom, tablet, keyboard, or mouse? Maybe a VCR or DVD, or even common household appliances? Now is your chance! Pry open, unscrew, and unlock all the components. We’ll guide you through how multiple types of equipment comes apart, and demonstrate what NOT to do. Feel free to break our stuff! In fact, feel free to craft with the parts if you choose and make something to take home, or simply explore the inner workings of some common pieces of technology. We’ll recycle everything after we finish. Types of technology on hand are not guaranteed. 
Free Online Learning!
Explore thousands of online courses, on subjects related to professional or personal development, led by expert instructors. From computer skills to grant writing, from accounting to photography, there is something here for all interests. Courses can be accessed 24/7 and are free to anyone with a Northville District Library card. Get started today!

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

By clicking on the name above you will be taken to the January – February, 2019 issues of the Newsletter.

  • Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea – Monday, Feb 11th – 1 to 3 pm
    • Celebrate love and friendship with Victoria’s Tea Salon at the Northville Community Center. This Afternoon Tea will include 4 types of tea sandwiches, 3 types of desserts, a cream scone and tea. Real China place settings, linens and entertainment will round out this lovely event. Registration deadline: February 1
  • The Spitfire Grill – Wed, March 6th – 10: 45 am to 5: 30 pm – Meadow Brook Theatre – $76
    • A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town. Hannah decides to have a contest with the best essay winning the grill. Soon, mail is pouring in and things are definitely cookin’. Transportation, ticket and lunch at Lelli’s included. Registration Deadline: February 1st
  • Windsor Casino – Mardi GrasTues, March 5th -8:30 am to 4:45 pm
    • Take a day trip over to Canada and celebrate Mardi Gras at Caesar’s Windsor Casino for $31. This trip requires a passport or enhanced driver’s license. You will receive a free lunch buffet OR a $15 meal voucher OR a $15 coin voucher. Pick up a flyer for more details. Registration deadline: February 8th
  • What You Need To Know About Long-term Care and Medicaid Tuesday – February 19th – 10:30 am to Noon
    • This seminar will cover three important aspects of your long term care planning. Options of care, critical care issues and options to pay for care. Registration deadline: Feb 15th
  • Healthy Cooking for One or Two – Tuesday, Feb 5th – 1 to 2 pm
    • Join Belinda Kabodian, BS, RN, as she presents healthy cooking options for one or two. It’s amazing how hard it is to cook healthy when you only have a few to feed. It’s so easy to just grab take-out or ready made processed foods. Belinda gives you great ideas and ways to make it worth your while to cook fresh and healthy alternatives. Registration deadline: February 1
  • Food for Thought – Lemons – Web Feb 20th – 11:30 to 12:30 – $2.00
    • Lemons Join us for our new series as we dive in and learn about super foods, their benefits, and walk away with a homemade item using the super food! Registration Deadline: February 15
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm
    • February 1: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
      • Now lying in ruins in its jungle environs, the former Jurassic World theme park is still home to the abandoned dinosaurs. But when Claire and Owen learn that a long-dormant volcano on the island is about to erupt, they return to rescue the creatures.
    • February 8: The Lake House
      • After moving away from her peaceful lakeside home, a lonely physician begins writing letters to the frustrated architect who now occupies the building, only to discover that they’re living two years apart and connected by a mysterious mailbox.
    • February 15: Little Women
      • From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters are committed to supporting each other. Yet growing up sometimes means growing apart. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on a new meaning. Little Women brings the same sisters to a new generation to celebrate dreams, family and unconditional love.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • President’s Day Hike – February 18th – 10 to 11 am
    • Get outside and go for a guided Hike at Maybury State Park on the President’s Day holiday. Weather permitting, bring your skis or snowshoes and head out in the park’s trails. Dress appropriately for moderate activity. Light refreshments available after the hike. We will meet at the Horse Staging Area off of the Beck Road entrance to the Park.

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
      • March 16, 2019 – Imbroglio
      • May 18, 2019 – Paul Keller At Sundown
      • July 19, 2019 – Brian Delaney Quartet
  • Season Ticket are on Sale Now!  They can be purchased here.  


  • Red Cross Blood Drive – Thursday, Jan 31st – 10 am to 3:45 pm
    • ALERT! Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a blood emergency and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to #GiveNow and help save patient lives! Location: Plymouth City Hall, 2nd Floor 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170 PLEASE VISIT to learn more and to schedule and appointment (ENTER SPONSOR CODE– PCH) or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800- 733-2767) For donor eligibility questions, call 866-236-3276.

223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

  • Friends of the Library Special Book Sale – Feb 1st to 3rd
    • The Friends of the Plymouth District Library are holding an Old, Interesting and Collectible Book Sale. In addition to the wide selection of books sold every day, this sale will also include a large variety of books, magazines and newspapers available in the areas of fiction, non -fiction, music, children’s books, classics, comics, cookbooks, journals and more. Hours for the special book sale are: Friday, February 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 12:30 – 5 p.m.
  • WW II Perspectives: Michigan POW Camps – Tues, 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.
  • DIA Perspective – To Die for a Kiss – Thursday Feb 7th – 7 to 8 pm
    • Scientists have proven that when experiencing “love,” brain cells release dopamine, a natural stimulant, to many regions of the brain that affect human behavior. These areas of the brain are associated with wanting, motivation, focus, and craving. View a selection of works that explore the variety of behaviors associated with “love.” Register here.
  • Papercrafting – Saturday, Feb 9th at 10 am
    • Join us for another papercrafting session with Barb Kapla as we make Valentine Cards. Register here.
  • Rhapsody: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra String Quartet – Sunday, Feb 10th – 3 to 4 pm

50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300

  • Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – Friday, March 22nd – 7 to 8:30 pm
    • If your looking for something to do with the grandchildren, this might just fit the bill. There are more than 30 pets in the show, each one has been rescued from animal shelters and given a new leash on life! They love to perform their skills and stunts on stage. We have new additions to the show as well-a goat duo Kurt and Helgo, and a special guest star Mr. Diamond, the miniature horse! Following the performance there will be a pet meet and greet in the lobby where you can meet some of your favorite stars from the show!
  • In the Mood for Swing -Michigan Philharmonic – Feb 16th – 7:30 pm
    • Swing into Valentine’s weekend, paint the town red and get ready to bop as the Michigan Philharmonic takes you back to the age of swing! Music from Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and Glenn Miller will have you dancing in the aisles as guest vocalist, Lauren Norris performs music from the 1930’s and 40’s with the orchestra. Approximate run time: 2 hrs. 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.