Newsletter and Events Week of October 19, 2019

By | October 19, 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.
  • Hines Park Heritage Trail Community Meeting – Tuesday, October 29th – 3 to 5 pm
    • Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street, Northville
    • The State of Michigan Heritage Trail Project is an initiative to preserve and share the history of the Hines Park Area.  Presenters will lead a discussion about the project and invite you to share our experiences with Hines Park and your knowledge of local history.
  • 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.

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.
  • Drop In Christmas Cream Tea – Sunday, November 24th – 12:30 to 3 pm
    • A festive, holiday-themed cream tea. $5 at the door. No tickets required.
  • Scottish Christmas Tea – Saturday, December 15th – 1 to 3:30 pm 
    • Our finest china, silver and linens await you for a relaxing tea with your friends and family. Enjoy a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts served along with our signature Cady Inn Tea.
      Tickets: Tickets go on sale Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Cady Inn.  Tickets are limited and non-refundable. $35 ($18 tax deductible), ($30 for NHS members – $15 tax deductible).  Call 248-348-1845 for tickets  Mon-Wed 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
215 W. Cady Street/248-377-0497

  • 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.
  • Renée Hoag, Emerging Artist – October 4th through November 30th
    • Renée paints to show the possibilities of life, order or chaos. She has a love of everyday objects, and these are her subjects. She looks and studies each object or composition and asks herself, “What colors do I see? What temperature do I feel? And so on.” Renée immerses herself in what she is creating.  Renée’s favorite medium is what she is using at the time. Watercolor is exciting for its unpredictability whereas oils stay put and stay true to their color. As she defines, “Watercolors are like everyday life, and oils are like true friends.”
  • Small Works :  Juried All Media Exhibition – Friday, November 1, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Join us for the opening reception of a biennial exhibition featuring works measured 12 inches or less, the majority of which are priced under $300 making them perfect holiday gifts. The exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics, fibers, jewelry, and more by artists around the country.
  • 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
      • 3 pm – Storytime and Native American Art
      • 4 pm – Film: Our Files Still Burn: the Native American Experience
  • Holiday Market – Friday, December 6th – noon to 8:30 pm and Saturday, December 7th – 10 am to 4 pm
    • The Holiday Market will be a vibrant and diverse artists market located in downtown Northville for the holiday season. The market will offer unique, handmade artwork and items by 15 Michigan artists.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Story Behind the Little House on the Prairie Books – Monday, November 4th – 7 pm
    • Historian Joe Oldenburg presents on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life and why and how the Little House books were written.  Register here.  
  • Introduction to Online Genealogy Resources – Thursday, November 14th – 7 pm
    • An overview of the library’s online genealogy resources will be presented, including Ancestry and MyHeritage, and recent additions Fold3 and Digital Sanborn Maps. Register here.  

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

The Edition for a November and December was just published.  To read it, in its entirety, please click here.  

  • Special Events
    • Tree Lighting Ceremony – Tuesday, December 3rd – 11:15 am to 12:15 pm – Free
      • Come celebrate the start of the Holiday season at the tree lighting ceremony at Independence Village with over 7,000 lights on the beautifully decorated trees.  Enjoy some hot chocolate, sugar cookies and festive music to get in the holiday spirit.   Registration Deadline:  November 27th
    • Holiday Luncheon at Henry Ford Village – Wednesday, December 11th – 11:30 to 1:00 pm – $13
      • Enjoy a catered meal with a taste of home while watching Balancing Earth as the Entertainment.  Registration Deadline:  November 27th
  • Field Trips and Tours
    • 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 10:30 am. Registration Deadline: October 25
    • Meadowbrook Holiday Walk Group Tour and Lunch – Thursday, December 5th – 9:45 am to 2:45 pm – $52
      • Tour the elegant rooms of the grand manor decorated for the holidays.  After the tour, follow to wintry path to Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cottage (both of which are not wheelchair accessible unfortunately).  Registration Deadline:  November 20th
  • 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 10:30 am to 11:30 am
        • November 8th to December 20th (No class December 13th)
      • Tuesdays from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
        • November 5th to December 17th
    • 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
    • Candy  Cane Mason Jar Arrangement – Friday, December 6th – 10:30 am to 11:30 am – $6 each
      • This festive arrangement of holiday flowers and decorative mason jar will brighten up your home or make a great gift for the holidays.  All items needed for the craft will be provided.  If you want to make more than one, you can pay for each at time of registration.  Registration deadline of November 27th
    • Medicare Open Enrollment Individual Counseling – MMAP – Tuesday, November 19th – 10 am to 3 pm – Free
      • MMAP is the organization Medicare designated to provide objective counseling to Medicare recipients in Michigan.  Call 248-305-2851 for an appointment.  Bring your Medicare Card, list of medications and MyMedicare sign-in information.  
    • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers’s – St Mary Mercy Livonia – Tuesday, November 12th – 10:30 am to 12:00 pm – Free
      • In collaboration with experts in the field, the Alzheimer’s Association created a list of warning signs to help people identify symptoms that may be related to Alzheimer’s or other dementia and additionally to address concerns.  Registration Deadline:  November 8th
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm – $1
    • October 25th: The Cider House Rules 1999
      • A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
    • November 1st:  Moonstruck, 1987
      • An independent minded widow falls in love with a one-handed misfit baker, much to the chagrin of her betrothed.
    • November 8th:  Stan & Ollie, 2018 
      • With their glory days as Hollywood’s premier comedy team long behind them, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy begin a 1953 farewell tour of England and Ireland, reminding audiences and themselves of the magic of their partnership
  • 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, November 12th – Buddy’s Pizza Livonia
      • Monday, December 16th – Border Cantina

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.
  • 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

  • Seasons Tickets for the 13th Season are Available Now!
    • To view the 2019-2020 Season, click here.
    • To purchase Season Tickets, click 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.
  • Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) – November 14th through December 22nd
    • Every neighborhood has that one house that goes overboard with Christmas decorations. This play is that house. This holiday season, theatres across the world will be presenting their version of A Christmas Carol, but not us! Join three actors as they reminisce on all the holiday classics and international traditions that help bring the true spirit of Christmas to life. This hilarious holiday favorite was last presented at Tipping Point 10 seasons ago to sold out audiences and was the longest running show in our history. Christmas fanatics and Scrooges alike will light up with holiday spirit at Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), where anything can happen.  Purchase 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!
  • 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