Newsletters and Events – Week of September 8, 2019

By | September 8, 2019

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.


  • Document Shredding – Saturday, September 21st -9 to 11 am
    • Northville Township will be offering residents the ability to shred on-site for $3 per car. There is a six (paper grocery) bag limit. Shredding will take place at Township Hall (44405 Six Mile Road – enter from Sheldon Road). If you have any questions, please contact Northville Township at (248) 348 – 5800.

  • Absentee Ballots
    •  All voters can now request to vote by absentee ballot (AV) without stating a reason, following the passage of Proposal 3 in November 2018. As a courtesy to our voters, and consistent with election law, the township maintains a PERMANENT ABSENTEE LIST, referred to as PAL.  All registered voters may request to be placed on the permanent absentee list (PAL) by calling the Clerks Department at 248-348-5825 or by completing and returning the PAL form that can found herePrior to each election, voters on the PAL list are mailed an application to request an absentee ballot. The application must be signed by the voter (power of attorney is not accepted) and returned to the Clerks Department. Placement on the permanent absentee list (PAL) does not require that you vote absentee in all elections. If you plan to vote in person at your polling location, at any election, do not complete or return the form.
  • Interruption of Rubbish Removal 
    • GFL has notified Northville Township that they may interrupt service for customers that have an outstanding balance. If your service is impacted please contact GFL directly at 586-772-8900 or visit the GFL website at
  • 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 September/October issue of the Northville Times has just been published.  You can read the full issue by clicking on the name so that you do not miss out on anything that may be of special interest to you.  

  • 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


  • Post Office Relocation
    • The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to relocate operations from the Wing Street building to a new space of approximately 16,000 square foot on 2.3 acres within City limits. Several residents on Wing Street neighborhood spoke in opposition to expanding the Post Office on its current site. The lease for the privately owned building expires on Nov. 30, 2022. The proposed new building would be owned by the U.S. Postal Service. The contingent toured the City prior to the meeting to look at available properties and land. The USPS is seeking public comments and appeals over the next 30 days (Oct. 3, 2019), which can be sent to Vee Spikes, Real Estate Specialist, USPS, at or by calling 309-664-4627.
  • Changes in Northville Downs Development Plans
    • Hunter-Pasteur Homes has withdrawn its PUD application to redevelop the Northville Downs property in a move that allows Watermark Residential of Indianapolis to submit a plan for a mixed-use apartment-retail building on Cady Street. Hunter-Pasteur plans to sell the land on Cady to Watermark.
      Under City ordinance, both projects – the Downs PUD and the apartment building – could not be evaluated at the same time under two different applications.The Downs PUD proposal would need to be formally withdrawn before a separate site plan for the Watermark apartment project could be submitted.  The Historic District Commission was asked for their input into the conceptual plans of the apartment/retail building at the Jan. 16, 2019 meeting. Several renditions of the building have been made since then. It’s not known when the plan will be officially submitted to the City.

      Hunter-Pasteur Homes had garnered a hard-won PUD eligibility approval with conditions at the Planning Commission’s April 16 meeting. When those conditions weren’t met, the Planning Commission did not approve the preliminary site plan at its June meeting and sent the application back to Hunter-Pasteur. The size and scope of the project made it difficult for Hunter-Pasteur to meet all the conditions for site approval. Plus, residents expressed opposition over a range of items – including increased traffic, the density of the project and environmental issues. While Hunter-Pasteur isn’t continuing the PUD at this time, the company may do so in the future.
      In related news, the Planning Commission plans to re-open the Cady Town/Cady Street, Racetrack, and S. Center St. Sub-Area Plans in the Master Plan. The public will be invited to comment on changes to the plan as well as propose new ideas.
  • Spectrum Fest – Saturday, Sept 21st – Noon to 10 pm
    • This is a day of family fun, music and food on Main Street. Enjoy music performed by metro-area bands and headlined by Killer Flamingos to close out the night. There will be an assortment of food, beverages and spirits, along with a variety of vendors and activities for all ages. Kids can have fun in the bounce house while their parents and others get chair massages. There will also be henna tattoos, essential oils and much more.
    • As part of Spectrum Fest, the nonprofit is holding a grand opening for its new artisan market, Mod Market at 150 Mary Alexander Ct. in downtown Northville. This new artisan market will provide an eclectic shopping experience while giving individuals with autism and related challenges the opportunity to learn essential job skills and obtain gainful employment.
    • All proceeds for this event will benefit Living and Learning Enrichment Center. Learn more on their facebook page
  • Farmer’s Market is Open for the Season – Every Thursday through the End of October – 8 am to 3 pm Across from Northville Downs
    • Labor Day may be behind us, but the Farmers’ Market is still going strong. You will find produce and flowers from Michigan farms, along with food products and crafts.  Gather your shopping bags and spend some quality time visiting the market for fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, fish and more. Whether it’s a quick dash in and out or a more leisurely look, you’ll be glad you went.  Visit the vendor list here.

215 Griswold, Northville/(248)348-1845

215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497

  • 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.
  • West of Center: Art that Pushes Boundaries – September 6th to 28th, 2019
    • The 11th annual juried all-media exhibition will showcase 0ver 60 contemporary artworks created by 35 talented artists from Michigan and around the country. Juror Tony Roko made selections based on art and artists that pushed the boundaries of art imagery, practices, and theory. Boundaries include those set by traditional techniques, materials, concepts, art history, genre, subject matter, personal experiences, and societal norms. Artists were also encouraged to explore and employ new techniques, technologies, and media to create compelling two- and three-dimensional artworks.
  • 2019 Fall Art Class and Workshops
    • The Fall Brochure with the listing of classes can be found by clicking Here

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • 24/7 Digital Magazines
    • Download over 200 complete, full-color popular magazines to read on mobile devices, PCs or Macs. Apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Android and Windows8. Check out an unlimited amount of issues for free! (You must have a valid Northville library card that begins with 29013.) Check it out!
  • Victorian Lady – Thursday September 12th – 7 to 9 pm
    • In this unique and fascinating presentation, experience what it took for a Victorian Lady from the 1890’s to get dressed – layer by layer! Presenter Wendy Batchelder begins with beautiful vintage and reproduction “underpinnings”, models each article of clothing, demonstrating the staggering number of pieces women wore from start to finish!  Register here.  
  • Isle Royale with Loreen Niewenhuis – Wednesday, September 18th – 7 pm
    • Learn how Isle Royale was formed, its unique geology and human history, and about its transition to becoming a National Park.  Register here. 
  • Out of Rushmore’s Shadow – Tuesday, September 24th, 7 pm
    • When Lou Del Bianco found out that his Grandpa Luigi was the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore, his life was instantly changed. Follow his journey as he makes both painful and cheerful discoveries about Luigi’s important contribution.  Register here.  

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

  • New Newsletter
    • The September/October 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
    • 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.
    • Matt Walch Concert – Singing the Big Band Standards – Thursday, Oct 17th – 6:30 to 9 pm
      • Get ready for a night of you life! Enjoy the amazing voice of Matt Walch singing the Big Band songs you grew up on and love! His music consists of
        songs recorded by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and more! The concert will take place in the Northville Community Center’s Banquet room. The cost of admission includes the concert. There will be no food at the event. Registration Deadline: October 9th
  • Field Trips and Tours
    • Haunted Detroit Tour – Thursday October 22nd – 8 am to 4:30 pm – $86
      • Join Bianco Tours and get a round trip tour experiencing haunted Detroit. The motor coach will stop at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery, Amore de Roma for lunch and Two Way Inn for dessert and a beverage. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. Registration deadline: October 7th 
    • Federal Reserve Tour – Tuesday, October 15th – 9:15 am to 1:30 pm – $15
      • Tours include a discussion of the Federal Reserve System and a direct view into our cash department, which disburses currency to area banks. Lunch will be on your own after the tour, with the group, at a restaurant TBD. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at 9:15 a.m. All adult visitors must show a government issued photo ID before entering the Visitors Center. Registration Deadline: October 9th
  • Programs
    • How to Manage Your Finances After a Loss – Comerica Bank Presentation – Tuesday, Sept 17th – 10:30 am to Noon.  
      • This presentation will help reduce your stress and make it easy for you to begin to manage your finances. Topics will include: managing bills, documentation, Power of Attorney/Wills/Trusts, Probate Court and how to re-title assets such as bonds, stocks and mutual funds. Registration deadline: September 13
    • Medicare Individual Counseling Appointments – MMAP
      • Individual counseling sessions are available through Medicare to find out which plan works best for your individual needs. Call 248-305-2851 or stop by the Senior Services desk to book your free appointment.
        • Tuesday September 10 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. 
          Tuesday September 24 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. 
          Thursday October 3 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. 
    • Team Puzzle Building Competition – Thursday Sept 26th – 10 am to 1 pm – $8 per team
      • Are you good at puzzles? Do you like to compete for prizes? Use strategy and teamwork to battle head to head in order to complete a 500 piece
        puzzle the fastest! Teams from Northville and Novi will be competing at the Northville Community Center so sign up and win for your community! Register as a team of 2 or 4. Registration Deadline: September 12th
    • Flu Shot Clinic – Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) – Tuesday, October 8th –  1 t0 3 pm – $0 with insurance/$33-without insurance
      • The clinic will be held at the Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street. TheMichigan Community VNA will be offering the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine. This vaccinetargets a fourth strain, which is a second type B strain, in addition to the other three strains from the Trivalent Flu Vaccine. Please bring insurance information.  Registration deadline: October 1st
      • Insurance: BCBS (except TEA Prefix), BCN, HAP (except CIGNA HAP), Health Plus of Michigan, their Medicare Advantage Plans, Physician Health Plan, Medicare, Priority Health Medicare. Must have your insurance card. All others will need to pay by cash or check payable to Michigan Community Wellness.
    • 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.  
      • 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
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm – $1
    • September 13th : On Golden Pond  1981 PG-13 (1 hr. 49 min.)
      • Professor Norman Thayer, who’s making his yearly excursion with his wife to their idyllic summerhouse. But a hostile teen left in their care
        short-circuits the couple’s tranquility.
    • September 20th : Dumbo 2019 PG (1 hr. 52 min.)
      • Dumbo soars to new heights alongside the charming and spectacular aerial artist Colette Marchant—until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. See Disney’s remake of this classic movie.
    • September 27: American Renegades 2017 8 PG-13 (1hr. 46min.)
      • In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.
  • 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:
      • Tuesday, September 10th: Garage Grill and Fuel Bar
      • Tuesday, October 15th: New Bangkok Cuisine
  • 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 September 25th –  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Free
        Wednesday October 30th – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Free

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • 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 Trailhead Shelter.
  • BBQ Under the Stars – Friday, September 20th – 6 to 9 pm
    • Join them for a fundraiser including  Music, BBQ, Wagon RideS, Visits with the Animals, Beverages, BBQ. Please see our web site for more information, reservations needed, space is limited.

50165 8 Mile Road/(248) 374-0200/

  • Maybury Farm Animal and Us Guided Tour – Sunday, September 15th – 1 pm
    • If you have ever wanted to get to know the animals of Maybury Farm a little bit better, this is your chance! Come along for a guided educational tour of the 105 Animals we have at the farm. From Food to Fiber, learn what roles our animal’s lives play into yours. Open to the public, all ages welcome – 60-minute tour, cost $7.00 this includes admission to the farm. Space is limited, no reservations.
  • Forging on the Farm – Sunday, September 22nd – 1 pm
    • Historically, Blacksmithing has played an integral role on the farm. Come out and meet Maybury Farm’s very own Blacksmith! In this one-hour tour she will give you the history of blacksmith, how their role has changed over time, a live demonstration and a brief guided tour to view some old and new forged pieces on the farm. Space is limited and a second tour can be offered at 3:000, if well received. Tour Length is 60 minutes, cost is $7.00 includes entrance to the farm. Open to the Pubic all ages welcome. Space is limited, no reservations.

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.
  • A Doll’s House,  Part II – September 19th through October 20th
    • Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House, questioned the traditional roles of men and women in the 19th-century. A Doll’s House, Part 2, written 140 years later by Lucas Hnath, aims to answer the question of what happened where A Doll’s House left off? The show premiered on Broadway in 2017 with Nora, the protagonist, returning home 15 years after she left her family in the original play. Nora’s new life as a writer is in danger of unravelling so she returns to her estranged husband and family for help. Old wounds are opened, new relationships are made but, most importantly, everyone gets a chance at closure. Whether you’re familiar with A Doll’s House or encountering the story for the first time, A Doll’s House, Part 2 delivers on drama and draws you in with curiosity.   Tickets can be purchased here.  


  • 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.
  • 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