Newsletters and Events – Week of August 11, 2019

By | August 10, 2019

image1.pngJust 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 The August issue has recently been published, click on the name above to read it in its entirety.    

  • Trash and Recycling Reminders
    • Our service provider for curbside collection of trash, recyclable materials and yard waste is GFL Environmental . Your trash, recycling and yard waste must be out by 7am on the day of your service in order to ensure pick-up .  GFL currently offers bi-weekly pick up for recycling. The schedule for when you will receive pick-up can be viewed here or on the Township’s website at: If you are not sure what week you are on, here is an interactive map to help you see what day of the week your pick-up occurs.
    • Recycling must be broken down and placed in the cart in order to be picked up.
    • Anything placed outside the cart (on the ground) will be picked up by a separate truck on your pick-up or collection day. 
    • Please contact GFL at 844.464.3587 with any questions.
  • The Northville Parks and Recreation Brochure
    • The Fall, 2019 brochure which lists all of the activities and classes, including those for seniors, can be found by clicking here.  

NORTHVILLE TIMES The July/August issue has recently been published.  You can read it here so that you don’t miss out on any event that may be of special interest to you.

  • Friday Night Concert Series – Town Square – 7 to 9 pm
    • August 16th – Shawn Riley Band – Celtic/Classic Rock
    • August 23rd – Steve King & the Dittilies – Classic Rock
    • August 30th – Social Bones
  • Wednesday Acoustic Concert Series – Town Square – 7 to 9 pm
    • August 14th – Kris Kurzawa Duo – Latin Jazz
    • August 21st – Shawn Riley Duo – Acoustic Duo
    • August 28th – Steve Taylor – Americana
  • Murder at the Manor – Genetti’s Dinner Theater – Saturdays through September 21st – 6:30pm
    • Wayne Platt, owner of Disgusting Toys & Novelties has passed away so family and friends have gathered at his Northville estate for the reading of the will and to compete in ridiculous games to win his fortune. But is he really dead and if he is, who killed him? You will get a chance to vie for Wayne Platt’s fortune and be a suspect in his death in our new interactive comedy murder mystery!  To make reservations call (248)349-0522


  • Hidden Trails of Wayne County Parks – Bennett Arboretum in Northville – Saturday, August 17th -10 am to noon
    • Explore the Hidden Treasures of Hines Park as you hike with a naturalist.  Meet at the Cass Benton Disc Golf Parking Lot off Hines Drive between Six and Seven Mile Road.  This hilly terrain hike will focus on some of the unusual species of trees planted in the Arboretum.  
    • Program fee is $3 per person with a minimum age of $12.  Preregistration is required at 734-261-1990
  • Farmer’s Market is Open for the Season – Every Thursday through the End of October – 8 am to 3 pm Across from Northville Downs
    • You will find produce and flowers from Michigan farms, along with food products and crafts, fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, fish and more. New this year, a food truck will be on site to sell lunch and refreshments (all through May and every third Thursday after May.) Vendor list here.

215 Griswold, Northville/(248)348-1845

215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497

  • MARKED: The Art, Body, & Soul of the Tattoo Artist – August 2nd through August 24th
    • This exhibition features artists from four Metro Detroit tattoo and art studios each with their own individual style and body of work influenced by the tattoo culture. Work includes illustrations, mixed-media, paintings, pyrography, sculpture, and more.
  • Painting with Paws:  Unleash your Pet’s Creativity for a Cause – Saturday – September 14th – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Create delightful works of art from your dog’s paw print. Pet owners bring your dog to the Northville Art House to make a paw print, where an artist will transform the print into a completed work of art for a $20 donation. Choose between pre-selected designs. Mats will be provided. Pet vendors, treats and more activities are being planned. Pre-registration is strongly recommended to reserve a preferred time.  This event is part of Northville’s Heritage Festival, September 13-15. Proceeds benefit public art education programs at the Northville Art House.
  • 2019 Summer Art Class and Workshops
    • The Summer Brochure with the listing of classes can be found by clicking Here

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull – Monday, August 19th – 7 pm Monday, August 19 > 7 pm
    • Doc Fletcher‘s latest book honors the Cathedral at The Corner where – together with great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, siblings, children, godchildren, and friends – we have cheered our Detroit Tigers. Although the structure is gone, the memories remain.  Doc’s will share stories from the book of the characters on the field, in the stands, and those in the neighborhoods surrounding the ballpark, as well as about the broadcasters who brought the action to us when we couldn’t be there ourselves.  Register here.
  • Home Automation – Thursday, August 29th – 7 pm
    • What does it mean to have a “Smart” home? Does it know when to turn on lights and start to make coffee? Can I control it from anywhere? Is it expensive? Is it safe? Join us as we discuss “smart” devices, what home automation means, what makes a device “smart” and what they can (or cannot) do. We will learn about different home automation setups, play with the devices, and talk about how to get started. Bring your curiosity and questions.  Register here.

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

  • New Newsletter
    • The July – August Senior Citizens newsletter was just published so click on the link here  to read it to insure that you are not missing out on anything that may be of special interest to you, as only certain highlights are presented below.
  • Special Events
    • Ice Cream Social – Balancing Earth Entertainment – Wednesday – August 21st – 12:30 pm to 2 pm – $5
      • Music duo Balancing Earth will be entertaining us with upbeat summer tunes, stories, jokes and their lively costumes as we enjoy some Guernsey’s ice cream. Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with all the fixings will be available. Come enjoy some relief from the hot summer sun and bring your friends! Registration Deadline: August 16
    • Make your Own Greeting Cards – Friday – August 23rd 10 am to 11:30 am – $5 It means so much more to your loved ones if they receive a homemade greeting card from you this holiday season. Come and make your own cards with Karlee. Limit 5 cards per person. Registration Deadline: August 16
    • Dancing Through the Decades – Thursday, September 12th – 6 to 9:30 pm – $10
      • The Senior Centers of Northville, Novi and South Lyon hosts the dinner and dance party. From the 20’s all the way to the 80’s,  we’ll dance the night away! Come dressed in clothing from your favorite decade and maybe win a prize for the best outfit. Lee’s chicken will be served for dinner. Tickets sold at the Northville Community Center until sold out.
  • Field Trips and Tours
    • Detroit Tigers Game – Minnesota Twins – Thursday, September 26th – $42 Northville Senior Services will “take you out to the ball game” and see the Tigers play. Price includes transportation, ticket and a voucher for a hotdog and pop. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at 11:45 a.m. Please arrive by 11:30 a.m.  Register deadline August 30th
    • Senior Day at Michigan State Fair – Thursday, August 29th – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      • Free Senior Program 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Continental Breakfast provided, door prizes and drawings, box lunch, special Senior Day vendors & entertainment. If you book a ticket through Northville Senior Services a seat will be reserved for you at the program. If you reserve a ticket through the Michigan State Fair you will be considered an independent and a seat will not be reserved with our group.
      • Free Fair Exploration Time 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Visit the fair exhibits, see the entertainment or competitions being held at the fair. This portion of the fair has a great deal of walking involved. You may choose to spend all your time at the fair or get a ticket to the senior program (above).
      • Transportation The Northville Senior Transportation department offers round trip transportation to the Senior Day at the Michigan State Fair. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at 9:15 a.m. Please arrive by 9:00 a.m. Registration deadline: August 23
  • Programs
    • How To Review Your Estate Plan – Gary Allen, Attorney – Tuesday, August 16th – 10:30 to Noon – Free
      • Do you have an existing will or trust? Do you have powers of attorney? Do you have a ladybird deed? Are they current? Are they sufficient under laws in 2019? Learn how to review your existing estate plan before it is too late. Registration deadline: August 16
    • Senior Fit
      • Geared for adults age 55 and up, Senior Fit is aimed at improving stamina, lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risk of osteoporosis among senior adults through regular exercise. Please register at the Senior Center desk for class. No walk-ins will be accepted and space is limited. Please register at the Senior Center desk for class. No walk-ins will be accepted and space is limited. Free
      • Classes are held on
        • Fridays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
          • September 13th to October 25th (No class October 11th) 
          • November 8th to December 20th (No class December 13th)
        • Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
          • September 10th to October 8th
          • November 5th to December 17th
    • Matter Of Balance – Ascension – Belinda Kabodian, BS RN – Wednesdays, September 4th to October 23rd – 10 am to Noon – Free A Matter Of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling. The program uses lecture and exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance along with problem solving and group discussion. Registration deadline: August 23
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm – $1
    • August 16th – Tea with the Dames – 2018
      • Acclaimed actresses Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins — all Dames of the British Empire — gather for a captivating conversation that includes reminiscences, gossip and untold tales about their stage and film careers
    • August 23rd – Maudie – 2017
      • This affecting biopic charts the story of Maud Lewis, who rises above the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that made her a social outcast and finds a passion for painting, becoming a beloved Canadian folk artist in the process.
    • August 20th – The Great Debaters – 2007
      • At all-black Wiley College in 1935, an activist professor pushes his debate team to a level of excellence that nets them a chance to take on Harvard University — the reigning national champs — in this inspiring drama based on a true story.
  • 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.
    • Upcoming dates & Restaurants:
      • Monday, August 12th – 160 Main
  • Monthly Trivia
    • Sign up to take on other local seniors in a friendly game of Trivia. Stonecrest Senior Living will host this monthly trivia game. Prizes for each round will be handed out and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
      • Wednesday August 28th –  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Free

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Intro to Edible Plants of the Park – Saturday – August 24th – 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Join an easy to moderate hike through the woods and fields. Learn to identify some easily recognizable edible wild plants, and those you should avoid. Please dress for the weather. Meet at the Trailhead Building, accessible from the 8 Mile Entrance to the park.
  • Maybury History Hike – Saturday – September 14th – 10 am to 11:30 pm
    • Join Maybury State Park Interpreter Karen Gourlay for a hike through the park highlighting its past. On the property are remnants of both early farms, and the Maybury Sanatorium, a tuberculosis sanatorium which was in operation until the late 1960s.  All ages are welcome. Meet at the Trailhead Shelter.
  • Music At Maybury – Mondays –  7 pm
    Trailhead Shelter Lawn – 8 Mile Road Park Entrance – Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets
    • August 12th – The Maybury’s
    • August 19th – TBD
    • August 26th – Undecideds

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • Seasons Tickets for the 13th Season are Available Now!
    • To view the 2019-2020 Season, click here.
    • To purchase Season Tickets, click here.
  • Anatomy of a Hug – July 25th through August 25th
    • The one constant in Amelia’s life has always been TV. Growing up in different foster homes, it was a comfort to know she always had a makeshift family waiting for her on the screen. Now in her 30’s, Amelia continues to escape her daily life with the help of TV. When her estranged mother moves in, she is forced to make an actual human connection. Anatomy of a Hug is a touching story of finding a way to forgive, even when it seems impossible.  For tickets go to:


  • Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra
    Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex/650 Church Street/Plymouth/734-451-2112
    • Season Tickets are now available for Purchase
      • Mix and Match: You need to purchase a minimum of 5 tickets to get a subscription, but you can mix and match the tickets any way you like – you can even get them all for one concert!
      • Pay Now and Choose Later: Don’t know your schedule yet or can’t decide? Then pay now and choose your concerts later. (Call or email us!)ou now have options to help you design your own season ticket package.
      • Please contact us at our offices by phone at (734) 451-2112 or you can purchase tickets here.
  • Music in the Park – Fridays at Kellogg Park – 7 pm
    • August 16th – Theo  Gridiron
    • August 23rd – Rick and the Allnighters
    • August 30th – Magic Bus
  • Revolutionary ’60s – New Exhibit at the Plymouth Historical Museum – July 3rd though November 6th
    • Strap on your seatbelt! The Plymouth Historical Museum is bringing back that decade of turmoil, excitement and never-ending news in their new exhibit, the “Revolutionary ’60s.” Be prepared to revisit the moon landing, the British music invasion, the Hippie movement and much, much more.
  • Plymouth Farmers Market – Every Saturday – 8 am to 1 pm Downtown Plymouth on Penniman by Kellogg Park at the Gathering