Newsletters and Events – Week of October 6, 2019

By | October 6, 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.

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.
  • One-Day Pickleball Clinics – Rec Center @ Hillside
    • Course 101: Introduction to Pickleball – Mondays Oct 14th to Nov 11th – 3:45 to 5:45 pm – $15
    • Course 201:  Pickleball Dinking Strategies – Monday Nov 25th – 3:45 to 5:45 pm – $15
    • Course 202:  Serve, Return & 3rd Shot Options  Mondays Oct 28th & Dec 9th – 3:45 to 5:45 pm – $15
    • Register 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 – Through October 31st
    • Downtown Northville has once again welcome more than 120 life-sized themed Skeletons to town for the month of October.
  • 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 – 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

  • 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.
  • Cut the Cord on Your Cable TV! – Thursday, October 17th – 7 pm
    • Tired of paying those high bills for cable TV? Learn how to “cut the cord” and still enjoy programming using streaming devices and services such as Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix and more.  Register here.  
  • 60th Anniversary of Northville’s Jet Crash – Monday, October 21st – 7 pm
    • Northville resident Hugh H. Jordan III talks about the jet that crashed in a Northville home’s backyard in 1959.  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
    • 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
    • Pumpkin Decorating and Halloween Costume Contest – Thursday, October 31st – 10:30 am to 11:30 am – Free
      • Join us for some spooooooooky fun! Dress up in a Halloween costume to enter the contest and decorate a pumpkin while you’re at it!
        Registration deadline: October 25th
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm – $1
    • 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.
    • October 25th: The Cider House Rules 1999 PG-13 (2 hrs. 6 min.)
      A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
  • 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

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.
  • 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).
  • Holiday Home Tour – Friday & Saturday, November 22nd & 23rd 10 am to 4pm
    • Tour five beautiful, privately owned Northville homes that have been decorated top to bottom for the holidays! Find inspiration for decorating your home while raising funds for your community. Tickets are $25.00 if purchased in advance $30.00 day of. Tickets can be purchased in Northville at Pear-Aphemalia/Gardenviews/Haven/Chamber of Commerce or by calling 248-374–0200 or online at www.northvillecommunityfoundation.org.

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.
  • Jazz at the Point – Randy Napoleon Quarter – Sunday, Nov 3rd – 7:30 pm
    • Known as a forward-thinking musician with a passion for the jazz tradition, guitarist Randy Napoleon tours with the legendary singer/pianist Freddy Cole and leads his own trios, quartet, and three-horn sextet. He is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where he teaches jazz guitar.  Napoleon is a composer and an arranger for singers, big bands, and small combos. He arranged as well as performed on Cole’s 2010 Grammy-nominated release from High Note, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B. He is the guitarist on Cole’s Live at Dizzy’s Club: The Dreamer in Me, Talk to Me, This and That, and Freddy Cole Sings The Blues. He has performed with artists across the jazz spectrum such as Bill Charlap, Natalie Cole, Monty Alexander, Houston Person, Rodney Whitaker, Melissa Morgan, Aaron Diehl, Josh Brown, Dmitry Baevsky, Jared Gold, Etienne Charles, Mike Dease, Sara Gazarek, Brianna Thomas, Bootsie Barnes, Mike Karn, Eric Comstock. Will and Pete Anderson, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.  Buy your tickets here.  

PLYMOUTH WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Scarecrows in the Park – September 13th through October 31st
    • Come and check out 100 visiting Scarecrows that surround Kellogg Park in Downtown Plymouth. These special and unique Scarecrows are created by members of the Chamber, local businesses, and community groups. Scarecrows will be   visiting through October 31!
  • Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra Spooktacular Halloween Concert – Saturday, October 19th – 7:30 pm
    • Wear your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy music from the scary-classics to classic movies at the historic and funky
      Marquis Theatre in Northville.
      • J.S. Bach Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565 (keyboard solo)
      • Richard Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
      • Paul Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Themes
      • Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera Selections
      • James Newton Howard Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
      • Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard Batman:The Dark Knight
      • Rupert Gregson-Williams Wonder Woman
      • Ludwig Göransson Black Panther
      • Benj Pasek & Justin Paul The Greatest Showman
      • Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters
      • And more!
    • For additional information and tickets visit: www.michiganphil.org
  • Plymouth Ghosts Cemetery Walk – Saturday, October 26th – 4 to 8 pm
    • Come meet some of the ghosts who have walked Plymouth’s streets in days gone by. This is an all-new walk–we don’t repeat the characters that we represent. This event is designed to be educational, not scary, and the staff of the Museum takes every precaution to be respectful of the final resting places of Plymouth residents.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at: www.plymouthhistory.org 
      Location:
      Riverside Cemetery
      660 Plymouth Road
      Plymouth, MI 48170
  • 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