Newsletters and Events – Week of April 21, 2019

By | April 20, 2019

Image result for easter jokesJust 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

Dog Walker Watch Program The Northville Township Police Department launched a new program last summer that you can assist with from your own backyard! Dog Walker Watch is encouraging neighbors to be more alert and observe or report any suspicious activity you may see while out walking your dog during your daily routine. Attend the meeting that works best for your schedule – Monday, April 29, Wednesday, May 8 or Friday, May 31 at 7pm in the training room of the Northville Township Police Department (41600 Six Mile Road) in order to learn more about the Dog Walker Watch Program. If you have any questions, please contact Community Services Officer Ben Sellenraad at 248.662.1168 or bsellenraad@twp.northville.mi.us

  • Northville Township Water Quality Report
    • It is available online for your review by clicking here.
  • Department of Public Services Annual Report
    • It is available online for your review by clicking here. 
  • Household Hazardous Waste Event – Saturday, May 11th – 8 am to 2 pm
    Henry Ford Community College 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn
    • Items that will not be accepted include: commercial waste, industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, ammunition, 55 gallon drums, household trash, refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances, tires, yard waste, roofing shingles, & concrete. For information on how to dispose of these items, please contact the Wayne County Resource Recovery Coordinator at 734-326-3936.  Event Flyer 
    • In the past, the Township has participated with the City of Livonia and City of Northville’s Waste Disposal  events. The Township  WILL NOT be partnering with them in 2019.  Northville Township residents WILL NOT be  able to take items to those two events. Please DO NOT go to the Waste Disposal Event event in the City of Livonia in April. You will not be able to drop off items.
    • The Township realized at the end of 2018 that we were paying $35 a car to participate with the City of Northville and Livonia events and it was going to increase in price in 2019. In 2018, we had a total of 1,066 cars combined at both events Unfortunately, it was not viable for the Township to continue to partner for this event, with less than 9% of our residents utilizing the service, the cost of $36,000 was too high. Hence, the Township will now be  partnering with Wayne County at no cost. Wayne County does offer several events over the spring and summer. See the Event Flyer to see upcoming Wayne County dates and locations.  The Township will evaluate the partnership with the County and will explore options for the future.

NORTHVILLE CITY NEWS

  • Redevelopment of Northville Downs wins PUD eligibility approval
    • The Northville Planning Commission voted unanimously at a packed April 16 meeting to approve PUD eligibility to Hunter-Pasteur Homes, with conditions, for the redevelopment of the Northville Downs property. The PUD plan calls for 53 homes, 183 townhomes and 300 apartments, more than 18,000 sf of commercial space, a parking deck and public parking lot. (This plan could change at further stages.) Public benefits feature daylighting the Rouge River and creating a park along the riverbed; making traffic improvements around the development; expanding space for the Farmers Market, and extending City streets through the project to keep the area connected and walkable to downtown, Beal Town and Hines Park.
    • Many of those who attended spoke against the PUD, raising concerns about whether the City has the infrastructure – sewer, water and roadways – to accommodate approximately 1,000 more residents that this project will bring. Others questioned whether the schools would have room for the additional students. Several brought up the historic horse-racing aspects of the site and want to preserve that legacy.
    • The next step is for City Council to discuss the Planning Commission’s recommendation for PUD eligibility at a future meeting. The public will be notified when that item is on the agenda through the City’s website, social media and City News.

NORTHVILLE TIMES

 

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

  • Lecture Series – History of the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade – Wed. Apr 24th – 7 PM
    • Romie Minor, author, librarian/archivist for the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library and head archivist for The Parade Company in Detroit, will present a historic and entertaining look at the second oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the United States.  Join us at the New School Church to hear all about Detroit’s most-loved parade. The event is free, but reservations are recommended so that we have enough chairs!
  • Antique Appraisal Day – Sat. Apr 27th – 10 am to 3:30 pm
    • Tickets required to participate: $20 per person, includes a verbal appraisal of 2 items . No jewelry, but watches and clocks accepted. Large items may be brought, pictures are acceptable. You must be in possession of items at all times, including handling and transport. No staff are available to assist with items. All proceeds to benefit local scholarships, and civic projects.  To purchase tickets, call Kate at 248-470-7489  Additional questions, call Mary Beth Damiano at 313-580-7549, or Mary Miller at 248-444-8772

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

  • 2019 Spring and Summer Art Classes and Workshops
    • The Spring and Summer Brochure with the listing of classes is brand new and can be found by clicking Here
  • Northville’s Finalists and Award Winners – April 23 – April 26th
    • Each year, the National PTA offers local, regional, state, and national opportunities for young artists in preschool through grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity. Visit the gallery for the 50th Anniversary of the National PTA program as the Art House presents Northville’s best in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts. The 2018-19 theme “Heroes Around Me” sparks imagination and creativity at school and at home.
  • 2019 Northville Arts and Acts Festival will be held this year from June 21st through June 23rd. – SAVE THE DATE

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

  • Parking Lot Paving – April 22nd through May 10th
    • The library  parking lot will be undergoing a much-needed repaving, and will be CLOSED starting this Monday, April 22. Parking will be available on Cady Street or in any city lot for the duration. Expected completion date is Friday, May 10.
  • Financial Scrapbooking -Monday April 29th – 7 pm
    • This presentation, led by a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs, will educate attendees on the importance of documenting important financial information in case of emergency scenarios.  Register here.  
  • Into No Man’s Land – Thursday, May 2nd – 7 pm
    • Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, author, speaker, and educator will take you on a survival journey little written and known about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. When this is over you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with a joy of living and love to share. Register here
  • Introduction to Hammered Dulcimers with the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society – Monday, May 6 – 7 pm
    • This 90-minute interactive program combines performance with “hands on” opportunity to experience this instrument up close and personal. It consists of ½ hour performance, 15 minute Q & A followed by “hands on.” Each attendee will receive basic instruction and get to hear, touch, and play a hammered dulcimer.  Register here
  • Michigan’s Most Haunted Places and Darkest Legends – Tuesday, May 7th – 7 pm
    • Michigan has always been a region of mystery. Many strange occurrences have been documented and tales of allegedly paranormal activity continue to surface to the present day. Explore a few of Michigan’s most haunted places with authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen, including Bloody Run, the haunted stream that runs through Detroit’s Elmwood Cemetery; the poisonings at Cass Corridor’s Alhambra; the Purple Gang’s Collingwood Manor Massacre; and a mystery that Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” once offered $100,000 to solve.  In addition, the pair will explore Michigan’s “most haunted” graveyard and stop in for a bite of mystery at haunted eateries like Detroit’s Whitney and Novi’s Shiro restaurant. They’ll also explore haunted theaters, antiques stores and even roads all across Michigan’s dark peninsulas. Be prepared to add your own tales, as well. A spooky and fascinating evening!  Register here.  
  • Create Photo Books & More with Shutterfly! Thursday, May 9th – 7 pm
    • Turn pictures you love into photo books, meaningful cards, imaginative photo gifts, home decor, and so much more. With free, unlimited, secure photo storage, it’s easy to turn photos into amazing creations. Laptops required.  Register here.  

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

  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm
    • April 26th – Loving Vincent
      • This animated biopic recounts the life and last days of tormented Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, with each frame of the film consisting of an oil painting executed in the master’s style and a plot based on letters he penned.
  • Poker Run and Dinner – Tuesday, May 14th – 4:30 to 8 pm
    • Gather your team of 4 to enjoy a fun filled evening. We start at the Community Center for rules and your first clue. You will need one car & driver on your team to take you to 5 different spots where your team will pick up a playing card at each destination. Puzzles, riddles and clues will direct you to your next stop. When you’ve completed your hand, head on over to Genitti’s for dinner and find out if your team is a winner! The top 3 teams will win prizes! 4 – $35 gift cards for 1st place, 4 – $25 gift cards for 2nd place and 4 – $15 gift cards for 3rd place winners!
      • Genitti’s Menu Italian Wedding Soup, Garlic Bread, Antipasto Salad, Baked Chicken, Mostaccioli, Vegetable, Oven Roasted Potatoes & Homemade Double Chocolate brownies for dessert. Includes all non alcoholic beverages, cash bar available.  Fee is $34 per person

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

  • 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.
  • Jazz at 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, May 18, 2019 – Paul Keller At Sundown Friday, July 19, 2019 – Brian Delaney Quartet
  • Bet Big on Tipping Point Fundraiser – May 16th
    • The beautiful atrium at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth will be transformed into Jimmy Kuhl’s TPT Casino for one night only on May 16th.  Experience live musical performances from some of your favorite entertainers. Fill up on a strolling dinner and try your luck at blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and more for a chance to win fabulous prizes!  Don’t miss out on this fantastic night of fun supporting the programs of Tipping Point Theatre.  We absolutely can’t survive without the generosity of our patrons, and this is our chance to raise the money needed to continue providing high-quality theatre to our area for another year!  Buy Ticket.

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

  • Maybury Park Spring Cleanup Day – Sat Apr 27th – 9 am-Noon
    • Join the Friends of Maybury and Park Staff in getting the park ready for summer. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear long pants and closed toe shoes. We recommend bringing a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. Tools and some gloves will be available. We will meet at the Trailhead Shelter (accessible from the 8 Mile entrance). Please note that the meeting place is a change from what was previously published. We plan on doing some trail and tree maintenance, trash pickup, and pulling Garlic Mustard (invasive species). The Friends will provide a light lunch afterwards.  To help with our planning please register by calling the park office at: 248 349-8390.
  • Wildflowers of the Park Walk – Friday, May 3rd or Saturday May 4th, 10 to 11 am
    • Join the Friends of Maybury as they lead a guided interpretive stroll on open paths lined with many of Michigan’s beautiful native wildflowers and natural attractions.Bring your guidebook and camera. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please dress for the weather as this program will run rain or shine. Everyone welcome! No registration required.NOTE –THE STARTING LOCATION FOR THE HIKE IS IN THE PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF THE HORSE BARNS! Please use the Beck Road entrance to the park. State Park Recreational Passport required for entry into the park.

PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Diva Day Shopping in Downtown Plymouth – Saturday, May 4th – 10 am to 5 pm
  • Farmer’s Market Opens – Saturday May 4th – 8 am to 1 pm
    • Downtown Plymouth in the Gathering located on Penniman across from Kellogg Park

GREENMEAD HISTORICAL PARK
20501 Newburgh Rd. Livonia, MI 48152 Phone: (248) 477-7375

  • Previously Enjoyed Jewelry Sale – Saturday April 27th -10 am to 3 pm
    • Greenmead’s annual jewelry sale has a wide variety of rings, bracelets, necklaces and more for you to add to your collection!   Please be prepared to pay with cash or check. All proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of Greenmead.  Do you have previously enjoyed jewelry you wish to donate? Donations can be made at Greenmead, and the Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road, Monday-Friday 9 – 4:30 p.m.  For additional information, please call Mary at (248) 427-0226 or Barb at (734) 464-0450.
  • 1950’s Coffee Klatch – Saturday May 11th – Noon to 2 pm
    • This retro luncheon is a celebration of ‘coffee & conversation.’ Guests will enjoy lunch, dessert, and bottomless coffee. Nostalgia from the 1950’s will be on display and entertainment will be provided. We encourage you to dress for the event!  Tickets available in advance only for $15. Tickets are on sale now at the Greenmead Office.  Office hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please be prepared to pay with check or cash only. All tickets are non-refundable and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please call (248) 477-7375.