Newsletters and Events – Week of March 10, 2019

By | March 9, 2019
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Just click on the name of the newsletter or venue to be taken directly to it.  Some events planned are shown 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.

NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP TODAY

  • Pothole Reporting
    • The roads have really taken a beating this winter due to the extreme temperature fluctuations. If you are out and about and notice issues, please contact Wayne County at 888-ROAD-CREW so a service request can be made.
  • An easy way to dispose of old medications
    • Don’t flush outdated prescriptions or over the counter medications down the toilet – it pollutes the water supply; don’t throw them away because they will end up in a landfill and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. For a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted medications, bring them – 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.

NORTHVILLE CITY NEWS

  • AARP Foundation offers free tax service – Thursdays Feb 7th – April 12th
    • The AARP Foundation volunteer tax aides will offer free tax preparation services to seniors at the Northville Community Center. By appointment only.
    • Call 248-305-2851 during business hours to schedule an appointment.
  • Northville Parks and Recreation Winter brochure 

MILL RACE HISTORICAL VILLAGE
215 Griswold, Northville/(248)348-1845

The Mill Race Historical Village and the Northville Historical Society has launched a new website. It has a fresh new look and improved navigation. Please check it out by clicking on the link above. I think you will find it a big improvement over the old site.

  • Pi-Day – Thursday, March 14th – 3 to 6 pm
    • Celebrate Pi Day at Mill Race Village on March 14th and support the Northville Historical Society. Drop by the Cady Inn any time between 3 and 6 pm for a slice of homemade pie for $3.14 and a beverage for $1.00. Take home a whole pie for $13.45. Pre-order you whole pie on their website: www.millracenorthville.org after March 1st
  • Vintage Theater Lecture – Wednesday, March 27th – 8:30 pm
    • Join us at the New School Church to hear all about vintage theaters and their importance to communities. Our speaker is Ellen Elliott, Executive Director of the Penn Theater in Plymouth  She will talk about how vintage theaters played a role in shaping community culture and what continued value they bring to the towns they serve today. 
      Enjoy popcorn while you listen to Ellen’s enlightening talk. As always, there is no charge for the lecture, but reservations are encouraged so that we have enough chairs available. 

NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497

  • THE 13TH ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION March 1st – 23rd
    • This exhibition will showcase the talents of more than 55 current member artists through original works of art created in a variety of media and styles.
  • 2019 Winter Art Class and Workshops
    • The Winter Brochure with the listing of classes can be found by clicking Here

NORTHVILLE DISTRICT LIBRARY
212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020 

  • Michigan Activity Pass
    • Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan’s cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can “check out” FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and much more. Get started here.
  • Stream Award-Winning Movies with Kanopy
    • Stream from a collection of over 30,000 movies for FREE with your Library Card and PIN number! No holds, waitlists, or returns. Get started here.
  • Beauty of Native Plants – Monday, March 18th – 7 pm
    • This year, Drew Lathin will focus on the unique features of native landscapes and three critical components of making them ecologically successful and aesthetically pleasing. We will talk about the design, installation, and management of native landscapes and how they differ from what we have been doing for the past hundred years. Register here.
  • The Power of Native Women – Thursday, March 21st – 7 pm
    • Heather Bruegl, a member of the Oneida nation of Wisconsin, will explore Native women throughout history who have done some amazing things. Whether they fought alongside warriors or became doctors, we will learn more about Native women who helped shape history. Register here.
  • Page to Stage – Hansel & Gretel with the Michigan Opera Theatre Saturday, March 30th – 2 to 4 pm
    • Michigan Opera Theatre artists explore the history behind some of the world’s best known fairy tales through musical selections froma range of operas and musicals— including MOT’s upcomingproduction of Hansel and Gretel. Family friendly!
      Register here.

INSPIRE – NORTHVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS NEWSLETTER
Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4144

By clicking on the name above you will be taken to the March and April 2019 issues of the Newsletter. You may call the number listed above to register for any of the events detailed below

Northville Senior Services is in need of a Telecare caller to make well being calls to seniors. If you enjoy making new friends and talking on the phone, your our person! Inquire at the Senior Services Desk if interested. Phone: 248-305-2581

  • Out to Lunch Bunch
    • Let’s do lunch! A local restaurant will be chosen and reserved for the group. Meet the group at 11:30 a.m. at the designated restaurant. Transportation and payment for your meal is on your own. Please register at the Northville Community Center desk in order to be included in the group reservation
      • Tuesday – March 12th: BJ’s Brewhouse
      • Tuesday – April 9th: Moe’s on 10
  • Tiger’s Opening Day Indoor Tailgate Party – Thursday, April 4th – 12:30 pm
    • Come watch the game on the big screen in the banquet hall with other Tiger fans! We will serve hot dogs, potato salad, chips and pop for lunch. And yes, there will be apple pie and ice cream!!! We’ll play pass the hat and give away prizes throughout the game. Registration deadline: March 29th $5.00
  • NEW Bunco Weekly Play – Fridays 12: 30 to 3:30 pm
    • Bunco is an easy dice game to play with friends. Come learn how to play and stay to play. Invite your friends for an introductory round with snacks and beverages provided.
      • Introductory class: April 5 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. z
      • Weekly play starts April 12 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
      • Fee: $1 drop-in
  • March Madness Bracket & Game Viewing
    • Fill out a March Madness bracket and try to win our March Madness Contest! Pick up a bracket at the Senior Services Desk on March 18 and return it on March 20th before the first game. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes will be handed out to our winners!
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm
    • March 15: The Front Runner 2018 R
      • In this fact-based drama, Sen. Gary Hart is the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. But he sees his ambition shortcircuited when reports of an extramarital affair turn up in the media.
    • March 22: A Star Is Born 2018 R
      • A love story about a rising star whose career eclipses that of her famous mentor. This movie is with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and includes this year’s academy award winning song of “Shallow”

MAYBURY PARK/FARM
20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Making maple syrup tours/Every Saturday and Sunday in March 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Out at the Sugar Bush you will learn about the maple tree, how to tap it, and then collect the sap.  You may even get a chance to taste the sap straight from the tree. The wagon will take you back to the Sugar Shack to watch and learn how sap is converted into delicious maple syrup, how syrup is graded, and also how to try making maple syrup at home. Once your tour is finished, you are invited to warm up in the Welcome Center where hot drinks and snacks are available to enjoy next to the toasty wood stove. Pure Michigan Maple Syrup is available for purchase and we offer free recipes for you to try with your maple syrup at home.
      Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road in Northville.  The cost for the Making Maple Syrup Tours is $8 per person and children 2 and under are free.
  • Friends of Maybury Needs Some More Friends
    • The Friends of Maybury work in tandem with the State Park staff to maintain the park, assist with capital improvements and host special events. And, now they are looking for new members. Visit their website for membership information and their facebook page to view photos and activities. 
    • The Friends work in a volunteer capacity to:
      • Host hikes, nature programs, and special events
      • Improve facilities such as the winter enclosures for the concession building and ball diamond
      • Conduct volunteer workdays: trails maintenance, building new boardwalks, raising trail beds, eliminating erosion issues, etc.
      • Improve natural areas by removing garlic mustard and other invasive species
    • The Friends apply a portion of membership dues to park activities and programs, and supplement that with fundraising. They need help with this role from people who know how to apply for grants or have fresh ideas about fundraising. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact club president Chuck Murdock at murdock1@comcast.net.

TIPPING POINT THEATRE
361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003 

  • 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
      • Saturday, March 16, 2019 – Imbroglio
      • Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Paul Keller At Sundown
      • Friday, July 19, 2019 – Brian Delaney Quartet
  • Season Ticket are on Sale Now!  They can be purchased here.  
  • Popcorn Falls – March 28th – May 5th
    • The citizens of Popcorn Falls, better known as kernels, are in danger of having their town turned into a waste management site and theatre is the only way to save it! With only a week to work with, the Mayor of Popcorn Falls must bring the city together to put on the performance of a lifetime. 15 characters. 2 actors. 1 town. Popcorn Falls is the high stakes roller coaster of a performance you’ve never seen before.  Buy tickets here.

PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Blood Drive – Thursday – March 28th – 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 Give Now and help save patient lives!
    • Location: Plymouth City Hall, 2nd Floor 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170
    • PLEASE VISIT www.redcrossblood.org 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.

PLYMOUTH DISTRICT LIBRARY
223 South Main/Plymouth/734-453-0750

  • Genealogy: Researching Immigrant Ancestors’ Arrival to US – Wednesday, March 13th, 7 to 8:30 pm
    • Looking at historic periods in immigration history, learn reasons for individuals leaving their place of birth and what may have enticed them to settle in a new country.  Dispel myths of name changes at Ellis Island and investigate differences between immigration and emigration records and where to find them online.  Presentation by Kathy Petlewski, Genealogy/Librarian.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Rhapsody: New Orleans Swing – Sunday, March 17th – 3 pm
    • Matthew Ball – The Boogie-Woogie-Kid – returns to the library with his New Orleans boogie-blues-swing and song favorites from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Register here.
  • Tree Health – Monday, March 18th – 7 pm
    • Recognizing common tree health concerns when you spot them in your yard and providing the appropriate care early can help prevent small problems from becoming big ones that cost you a valuable, mature tree on your property.  Regular observation starting this Spring, combined with the judicious use of pesticides, fertilizer, “tree surger” and careful tree preservation, can help your trees live a long and healthy life.  An ISA Certified Arborist and Michigan Registered Forester will discuss common tree concerns in Plymouth, from oak wilt to tarspot to trunk decay and more, and how they’re best tackled successfully. Register here.

CHERRY HILL THEATER
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. Following the performance there will be a pet meet and greet in the lobby! Buy tickets here.
  • H.M.S. Pinafore – Gilbert & Sullivan’s Comic Masterpiece – Main Street Opera Theatre – Friday Mar 15th and Sat, Mar 16th – 7:30 pm
    • The plot revolves around thwarted love between members of different social classes. In true Gilbert & Sullivan fashion, true love reigns. The show includes such familiar songs as ‘I’m Called Little Buttercup,’ ‘When I Was a Lad,’ ‘I am the Captain of the Pinafore. Approx run time 2 hrs. Buy tickets here.

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