Newsletters and Events – Week of September 22, 2019

By | September 22, 2019

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NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP TODAY

  • 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.

  • Skeletons Come Alive – Friday, October 4th – 6 to 9 pm
    • Downtown Northville will once again welcome more than 120 life-sized themed Skeletons to town for the month of October.  The FREE celebration, takes place in Town Square (across from the Marquis Theatre on Main Street). The Launch Party features a dance performance by Piazza Dance Studio and live music from The Blue Cat Band throughout the evening. While enjoying the entertainment, guests can enjoy kettle corn from Mystic Kettle, cider and doughnuts from Parmenter’s Cider Mill, coffee from Sweet Brew n Spice Café and appetizers from 160 Main. The evening will also feature food trucks along Main Street, including Slows to Go (BBQ), Hero or Villain (sandwiches), Ray’s Red Hots (hot dogs) and Bigalora Wood Fire Pizza (pizza). While on site, guests can get a creation from the balloon artist or visit the photo booth from Simply Photo Booths. Good to Glow also returns with glow novelties and toys for purchase. The Ypsilanti Ghostbusters will also be on site and you can take pictures with them. The face painting station, a paid activity, will also be on-site again from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Event attendees can stroll through town and also enjoy the First Friday Experience hosted by the downtown Northville galleries, shops & restaurants.
  • Witches Night Out –  Thursday, October 10th – 7 pm
    • Who’s the most wicked witch of them all? You could be! Dress up in your best witch costume and enter to win a $100 Orin Jewelers Gift Certificate! Meet at Orin Jewelers at 7 pm to enter the costume contest and a panel of our judges will pick the wickedest witch of them all. Good luck!
  • Handcrafters Fall Fair 2019 – Friday, October 11th 9 am to 8 pm and Saturday, October 12th 9 am to 5 pm – $3.00
    • We are proud to have Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures ranked above the Ann Arbor Art Fair and have the shows occupying two of the ten top Michigan shows. The prestige and longevity (40 years!) of Handcrafters is a testament to the ambiance provided by Northville.

NORTHVILLE CITY NEWS

  • 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.

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

  • Christmas in the Village – Sunday, November 24th – Noon to 4 pm
    • Come and see the Village decorated for Christmas. Christmas Tea in the Cady Inn, The Caroling Belles, Father Christmas, Christmas Music and Crafts. Admission Free. Full schedule to be posted soon.

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

  • POSE: Portrait and the Costumed Figure – Opening Reception Friday, October 4th, 5:30 through October 26th 
    • This exhibition runs  includes portraits and figurative work created in graphite, mixed-media, oil and pastel by 12 female Metro Detroit artists.
  • Native American Heritage Day – Saturday, November 9th – 2 to 5:30 pm
    • This family event celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native people and acknowledges their contributions to society.  $5 Admission / $6 at Door.  More information about the event can be found by clicking here.
      • 2 pm – Artists and Indians of Michigan
        • Viewers will discover how Native Americans were the first to be documented in American art, how aboriginal and white professional artists whose painted images made it into our own Detroit Institute of Arts and other great museums, and what life was like for our resident creative class from early times to the present.
      • 3 pm – Storytime and Native American Art
        • Join the Northville Public Library for Native American-themed program with fun stories, music and more geared toward all-ages. The audience will learn about the history, culture and customs of Native American through books, music and art.  Following storytime, the Northville Art House offers everyone the opportunity to create a Native American-inspired art project.
      • 4 pm – Film: Our Files Still Burn: the Native American Experience
        • This compelling one-hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American’s living in Michigan. It dispels the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make significant contributions to society. Their experiences will  help build bridges of understanding, respect, and communication. The stories shared in this documentary are powerful, startling, despairing and inspiring. They reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place today.
  • 2019 Fall Art Class and Workshops
    • The Fall Brochure with the listing of classes can be found by clicking Here

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

  • 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.
  • Every Brilliant Thing – Monday, September 30th – 7 pm
    • This heart-wrenching yet hilarious play was recently the subject of an HBO documentary, and seeks to talk about suicidal depression in a useful, interesting and accurate way. It’s been called, “the funniest play about depression you’ll ever see.” Funded by the Friends of the Library and held at the Northville Community Center.  Register here.  Only 17 of 100 spaces still available
  • Living Fully With Low Vision – Tuesday, October 1 – 7 pm
    • Mary Ellen Daniel, MSA, Certified Low Vision Therapist with the Henry Ford Health System, will present on coping with visual impairments. This event is free and open to the public.   Register here.
  • Rural Abandonment – Wed, October 2nd – 7 pm
    • Through his compelling images and captions, fine arts photographer and former Michigander Jackson Faulker preserves the homes, buildings, equipment, and landscapes across the country that we are sadly losing to decay and neglect.  Register here.
  • History of Incarceration in Wayne County – Thursday, October 3rd – 7 pm
    • Hear the story of DeHoCo, Detroit’s main prison for men, and Michigan’s only prison for women and its successor, the Scott Correctional Facility which closed in 2009.   Register here.
  • NHS Acapella Extravaganza – Monday, October 7th – 7 pm
    • Hear some of Northville’s most talented singers in this showcase of Northville High School’s acapella groups, Backbeat and Treblemakers.  Register here.

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

  • Special Events
    • 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
    • The Parade Company Studio Tour – Friday, Nov 1st – 9 am to 1:30 pm – $26
      • Venture into our magical Parade Land and experience a behind the scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Learn more about the Parade’s fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot story land of floats and see how our award winning artisans bring them to life. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. Registration Deadline: October 25
    • Cirque Dream Holidaze – Saturday – December 14th – 10: 45 am to 4:30 pm – $78
      • This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift. Broadway singers perform original music and a new twist on seasonal favorites like “Deck The Halls,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” Lunch will be on your own before the show, with the group, at a restaurant TBD. The bus will depart from the parking lot across from the Northville Post Office at 10:45 AM. Please arrive by 10:30AM. Registration Deadline: October 25
  • Programs
    • 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 24 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Thursday October 3 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
    • Flu Shot Clinic – Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) – Tuesday, October 8th –  1 t0 3 pm – $0 with insurance/$33-without insurance
      • TheMichigan Community VNA will be offering the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine. This vaccine targets 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
        • November 8th to December 20th (No class December 13th)
      • Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
        • November 5th to December 17th
  • Food For Thought: Pumpkins – Thursday, October 24th – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – $2 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: October 18
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm – $1
    • September 27th: 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.
    • October 4th : A Dog’s Way Home 2019 PG (1hr. 36 min.)
      • Based on the beloved bestselling novel, A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a devoted dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.
    • October 11th:  No movie Craft Show
    • October 18th : Mission: Impossible – Fallout 2018 NR (2 hr. 27 min.)
      • Überspy Ethan Hunt and his fearless cohorts on the Impossible Missions Force are tested as never before — physically and mentally — in this stunt-heavy installment of the action thriller series.
  • 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, 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

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

MAYBURY FARM
50165 8 Mile Road/(248) 374-0200/www.northvillecommunityfoundation.org

  • Corn Maze Opens Friday September 27th through November 3rd
    • This year’s Corn Maze is 10 acres of thick, lush corn that features a brand-new design. The full maze is 9-acres and is sure to challenge adults and kids alike. The corn maze will take an estimated one hour to complete. Also, this year we have a Kids Maze that is approximately 1 acre and will take an estimated 20 minutes to complete so it’s perfect for little ones! For those who want to try something a little more tricky–the Maybury Farm corn maze is open until 10:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays so you may attempt to find your way through in the dark with just the moon to guide your way.
    • Fridays from 5 – 10 pm
    • Saturdays from Noon – 10 pm
    • Sundays from Noon to 7 pm. The last wagon leaves for the maze one hour prior to close.
  • Fall on the Farm – Sunday, September 29th and Sunday, October 6th – 1 pm
    • Welcome Autumn in proper fashion at this guided education tour of Fall at Maybury Farm! This tour includes education on Apples and Corn,  Michigan’s two most commonly grown fall crops! The tour starts with Apples and guests will be treated to apple cider and donuts from Parameter’s Cider Mill of Northville. Then there is a guided education wagon ride all about Corn that ends out at our corn maze, where guests will have the opportunity to try out a portion of the maze! Tour length is 90 minutes, Cost of $12.00 includes entrance to the farm.
  • Great Pumpkin Festival – Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th – 10 am to 5 pm – $7.00
    • This entertaining autumn event is TWO DAYS and features live music, delicious food, pumpkin-themed games and activities for kids and families, and much more. Highlights include pie pumpkin painting, bonfire and s’mores, storytime and sing-a-long, children’s activity stage and beeswax candle making. The event will also feature performances by Bridge County Bluegrass Band (Saturday) and The Western Pleasures (Sunday).

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

  • Sandbox Play Festival – Sunday, October 13th and Monday, October 14th -7:30 pm
    • Five 10-minute plays were selected out of over 100 submissions to be produced on the Tipping Point stage! Come see new works and support local artists as they bring these shows to life. Purchase your tickets ahead of time to save $5 per ticket! Buy Tickets here.
  • 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.

PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Scarecrows in the Park – September 13th through October 31st
    • It is that time of year again for our special visitors in Kellogg Park. The Scarecrows are increasing in number to 100!
  • 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