Newsletters and Events – Week of December 28, 2019

By | December 28, 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.

  • The Northville Parks and Recreation Brochure
    • The Winter brochure which lists all of the activities and classes can be found by clicking here.
    • Resident registration begins December 10th.
  • Become a Master Rain Gardener.  – Saturdays, February 15th through March 7 and March 17th – 9 am through Noon $119
    •  During class, you will
      • Design your own rain garden step by step
      • Receive friendly encouragement each step of the way from course instructors, past graduates, and fellow students
      • Become your neighborhood’s expert on rain gardens!
    • Location: Jack E Kirksey Rec Center (15100 Hubbard – Livonia, MI 48154)
    • Participants must attend all five classes and plant or adopt a rain garden to earn their certificate, garden sign and t-shirt.
    • For more information visit
  • Christmas Tree Pick-Up
    • Christmas Tree Pick up will take place December 26-January 13 . If you had a holiday tree in your home over 6 feet tall, please cut it in half before placing it at the curb.
  • Winter Tax Bills
    • 2019 Winter Tax Payments are due without penalty by 4:30pm on February 14, 2020.


  • Northville Senior Advisory Commission
    • Did you know that Bob Lipmeyer, one of our residents, services on the Northville Senior Advisory Commission?  The nine members on the board consist of three residents each from the City and Township, two elected officials and one school board member.  Thank you Bob for all that you do for the Seniors in our community.  
    • Northville has a robust Senior Services Program that includes holiday meals; day trips; curb-to-curb transportation; special programs on health, fitness and financial matters; weekly movies; and daily opportunities to exercise and socialize with other seniors.  The commissioners provide input and vote on agenda items set forth by Senior Services Supervisor and Northville Parks and Recreation Director . They oversee administrative matters such as the budget, grants, programming and facility utilization.   The commission meets monthly on the third Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Northville Community Center. The public is invited to attend.
    • The home base for most activities is the Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main in the City which includes a large gym, banquet room, a gathering space with a fireplace, and plenty of meeting rooms. The Frank Lloyd Wright-style interior is a pleasant home away from home for an estimated 80 seniors who visit daily for classes, programs and socializing. An additional 52 people, on average, come for the fitness and exercise programs.
    • In addition to social events, the Commission oversees programming that provides information and support services for senior’s health and well-being. There’s a coordinated call program where volunteers call home bound seniors to interact with them and make sure they are okay. Lectures at the Community Center range from financial management and legal services to nutrition and memory loss.


  • AARP income tax preparation assistance
    • AARP tax-aide provides free tax assistance to taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those who are 60 and older as well as the disabled. Appointments are required. One-on-one sessions will be conducted at the Northville Community Center on Thursdays, Feb. 6 through April 9, 2020. To register, please call 248-305-2851 or visit the Senior Services desk at the Community Center, 303 W. Main Street.

215 Griswold, Northville/(248)348-1845

  • Genealogy
    • Did you know that the Northville Historical Society does genealogical research?  Their genealogical research capabilities are excellent and they have professional genealogists on staff. They can do family research for you at our hourly rate listed below with estimates provided prior to research. The ancestral information being requested does NOT need to be Northville related. They have access to many sources outside of their on-site archives. They have had several successes in being able to locate information the requester could not previously find.

215 W. Cady Street/248-377-0497

  • Winter Art Classes
    • Click here to be taken to the full schedule of Winter Art Classes.  There even classes about plant care, print making and calligraphy if you don’t fancy yourself an artist.
    • There are a total of 54 classes being offered including:
      • Painting with Parkinson’s
      • Pastels – All levels
      • Drawing 101
      • Watercolor for Beginners
      • Beginning Acrylic Painting
      • Indoor Plant Care – Design and Propogation
  • Oil Paintings of Carol Welsch, Emerging Artist, Northville – Now through February 27th
  • Art Crush – Saturday, Feb 8th – 6:30 pm to 10 pm at the Northville Hills Golf Club
    • ArtCrush promises to be an exciting evening featuring a sit-down dinner with “A Taste of Italy” flare, an open bar, artist workshop, live painting, a silent auction, and entertainment by the Keynote Sisters.  By attending ArtCrush, you are supporting the existence and continuing development of the Northville Art House.
      • The Keynote Sisters present a fresh look at a range of musical genres, from Americana, country and pop, to oldies and classics. Sisters Phoebe and Jaclyn Holmes have been honing their craft since grade school, performing at numerous venues including Northville Art House’s Arts and Acts.
      • Tickets on Sale until February 2! Call 248-344-0497 or Register Online!

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Cloud Library – Thousands of E-Books at your Fingertips
    • Access popular eBooks and eAudiobooks directly from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the app on your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire or Nook. Select your Country, State and Northville District Library, accept the terms and conditions then enter your library card number and PIN. Within the app click on the search icon to view the collection. Titles check out for 21 days and will automatically expire.  Click here for Help & Support or contact the Library at 248.349.3020.   Get started today!
  • Life Skills 101– Organize Your Life – Thursday, January 9th – 7 pm
    • Are you constantly misplacing items? Has paper taken over your home? Can you find a matching outfit? Professional organizer, Betty Huotari will tell you how to get and stay organized and help you make decisions with your clutter.   Register here.
    • The “Life Skills 101” Series continues every other month so look out for more informative sessions to enhance your lifestyle.
  • Instant Help!  Downloading and More – Saturday, January 14th – 10 am to 4 pm
    • Check out our new eBook and eMagazine platforms! Drop-in the Community Room anytime between the hours of 10 – 4 pm for help with ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video and more. Learn how to use Libby, by OverDrive, hoopla, Kanopy, Freegal and more. Tablet and/or smart phone required.  Just drop in.
  • Tech Take Apart – Tuesday, January 21st – 7 pm
    • Have you ever wondered what makes up the insides of a tablet, computer, hard drive, keyboard, or mouse? Feel free to pry open, unscrew, and even break our stuff! Craft with the parts if you choose and make something to take home, or simply explore the inner workings of some common pieces of technology.  Register here.

Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4144
The Edition for January and February was just published. To read it, in its entirety, please click here.

  • Walking – Monday through Friday – 8 to 9:30 am
    • Take a walk at the Community Center Gym every weekday morning. Join the group afterwards for a cup of coffee. Walking is free, coffee is 50 cents.
  • 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.
    • Day Date Time Fee
      Tuesday – January 7th thru February 25th –  5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Free
      Friday  –  January 3rd thru February 28th –  10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free
  • Special Events
    • New Year’s Bingo – Thursday, January 3rd – Noon to 2 pm – $3
      • Bigger Prizes, fabulous appetizers and mock cocktails all with a New’s Year’s theme.
    • Valentine’s Date Tea – Wednesday, January 12th – 1 to 3 pm – $12
      • Celebrate love and friendship with Victoria’s Tea Salon at the Northville Community Center. This Afternoon Tea will include 4 types of tea sandwiches, 3 types of desserts, a cream scone and tea. Real China place settings, linens and entertainment by musicians Carl Karoub and friends will round out this lovely event. Tea time will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Registration deadline: Friday, January 31st
  • Field Trips and Tours
    • Senior Day at the DIA – Thursday, February 27th – Noon to 4 pm – Free
      The DIA will provide FREE bus transportation and special programming including films, lectures, and tours, followed by a complimentary coffee and cookie reception for
      seniors 55 and older. The DIA bus will depart from the parking lot across from the Post Office at 12:00 p.m. Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. Registration Deadline: February 11th
  • Programs
    • Wills, Trust & Ladybird Deeds – Gary Allen, Attorney – Tuesday, January 21st – 10:30 am to Noon – Free
      • Learn how to avoid probate and save thousands of dollars, why you probably don’t need a trust, and why power of attorneys are your most important estate planning
        documents.  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 17th
    • Food For Thought – Oranges – Wednesday, January 29th – 11:30 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: Friday, January 24th
    • Sound Advice Audiology Presentation – Tuesday, February 19th – 10:30 to 12:30 pm – Free
      • “Ben Wightman, Au.D., owner of Sound Advice Audiology in Livonia and Farmington, returns to discuss treating yourself to better hearing as well as an informal question and answer session. Free ear-wax removal and hearing screenings will be provided. Registration Deadline: Friday January 10th
    • 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 an appointment.
      • Day Date Time Fee
        Tuesday January 14 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free
        Tuesday February 4 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free
  • Crafts and Activities
    • Crafting – Wooden Block Sign – Friday, February 7th – 10 am to 11:30 am – $8
      • Be creative with us as we make a double sided wooden block sign! Make a decoration for Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day all in one. We will guide you along the way to complete this easy, stylish craft.   Registration Deadline:  January 31st
    • Bingo
      • Come play Bingo with us.  Oakmont of Northville hosts  this activity once per month. Registration is required at the Community Center desk prior to the event.
        Fee: Free (except for special Bingo events)

        • January 9th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m – $3.00
        • February 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Free
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm – $1
    • January 3rd – Downtown Abbey – 2019
      • Set in the period between world wars, this big-screen adaptation of the beloved British TV series continues to follow the lives of the patrician Crawley family and those
        of the servants who keep the sprawling estate running.
    • January 10th – Same Kind of Different as Me – 2017
      • In a bid to save his marriage, successful art dealer Ron Hall extends a helping hand to Denver  Moore, an eccentric homeless man Hall meets through his wife. As the
        relationship between the men evolves into a bond, it opens new perspectives for both.
    • January 17th – Rocketman – 2019
      • This one-of-a-kind musical biopic embarks on the spectacular journey of Elton John in his rise to fame. With incredible performances of Elton’s most beloved songs, discover how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Maybury State Park – First Day Hike – January 1st – 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Start your New Year off on the right foot! Run, walk, snowshoe or X-country ski.Families, dogs on leashes, kids, everyone welcome! The Friends of Maybury and REI will be hosting a casual, fun hike to get your new year started off right. The hike will leave the building at 10am sharp.  Dress appropriately for the weather, including warm hiking boots.  Enjoy a roaring fireplace, with hot chocolate and coffee after the hike. For more information contact the park at (248) 349-8390.This program is FREE, however a Recreation Passport is required for park entry.  Recreation Passports can be purchased when renewing your license plate tabs or at any state park office. Meet at the Trailhead shelter (eight mile road park entrance).

50165 8 Mile Road/(248) 374-0200
Closed for the Season but watch for special events.
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.


  • Walk of Trees – November 29th through January 1st – Kellogg Park – Downtown Plymouth
  • Plymouth Ice Festival
    • Friday, January 10th – 5 pm to 10 pm
      Saturday, January 11th – 10 am to 10 pm
      Sunday, January 12th – 10 am to 6 pm
    • The perennial favorite dueling chainsaw exhibition will take place Saturday, January 11th at 7 pm at Kellogg Park
    • The full schedule of events can be found here.