Newsletters and Events – Week of February 14, 2021

By | February 14, 2021
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Northville City News

  • Heat in the Street makes downtown the place to be on weekends.  The “Heat in the Street” event is in full swing with vendor stands and eating pods to expand the restaurant scene and create a European-style outdoor bistro area.  The stands are typically open Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 12-9 p.m. and Sunday, 12-6 p.m. in Town Square.  Several restaurants have erected structures outside their buildings to continue serving patrons while abiding by State mandates that closed indoor dining due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
  • Street Closures. The Social District Street Closure plan will remain in place for another year, through April 30, 2022, following approval by City Council. The motion also extends the DDA’s Special Event application, which was set to expire on March 1, 2020 along with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s Temporary Expanded Outdoor Dining permits. The extension of the permits will allow the DDA and City a year to determine how behavior changes when the pandemic subsides and provide additional information on the financial support needed to maintain an expanded Social District in the future.
  • Parks & Recreation offers online programs. Visit the Parks and Recreation website for information on new programs.   Click here.
  • RJ Spangler Jazz Trio with Special Guest T-Bone Paxton – Wednesday, February 17th – 7 to 8:30 pm
    John “T-Bone” Paxton, veteran Detroit singer and instrumentalist, performs jazz and blues favorites with this all-star band. RJ Spangler shares a bit of the history of Detroit’s jazz and blues roots. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 886 8712 2890 Passcode: 472664
  • Love Your Body with Plant-Based Nutrition w/VegMichigan – Tuesday, February 23rd –  7 to 9 pm
    Are you ready to begin your journey to a healthier life? Eating more plant-based foods can help! Chantal Singer will discuss the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to your diet. She will share with you all of the best plant-based foods you should be eating that are not only super nutritious but incredibly delicious as well!  Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 817 4004 0124 Passcode: 409403
  • Electric Cars: Past, Present and Future with Russ Dore – Thursday, February 25th – 7 to 8:30 pm
    Why did the early electric vehicles outsell gasoline powered vehicles? When and why were they overcome by cars with internal combustion engines? What caused the recent resurgence of the electric car? Who are some of the early as well as recent pioneers who developed electric cars? Who are the major electric car manufacturers today? Hear about the early efforts by Henry Ford and Thomas Edison to develop an electric car. See how important the Detroit Electric company was in the early success of electric vehicles. Find out about the plans that major automotive manufacturers have for the growth of electric vehicles. See how the greater Detroit area is contributing heavily to this growth. Learn about self-driving electric vehicles, and how they are becoming a reality. Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 886 7284 6829 Passcode: 694622
  • COVID Vaccination Information with Dr. Arenberg – Monday, March 1st –  7 pm
    Dr. Doug Arenberg of Northville University of Michigan Health Center will answer commonly asked questions about the COVID vaccine and provide some background on vaccines in general. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 869 9958 4803 Passcode: 707560
  • Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand – DIY Rope Throw Basket  – Wednesday, March 3rd
    Head to the library’s Vimeo page to watch this month’s adult craft tutorial.  Materials Needed (not provided by the library):

    • Round laundry basket – can be found at the Dollar Store
      1 jar of Acrylic Paint (preferably one specified for furniture or décor)
      About 50 feet of ½” Jute rope/1 yard felt, fleece or muslin
      Hot glue gun and glue sticks/Utility knife/Paint brush
  • Ladies of the Lights w/Dianna Stampfler – Tuesday, March 9th at 7 pm
    They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s and as recent as present day. Nearly 70 images of keepers, their families and their lights make up this presentation. The program includes readings from newspapers and autobiographies, as well as handouts including the list of featured ladies and additional reading references for attendees.  Register here.
  • The 15 Millionth Ford- Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm
    On May 26, 1927, Ford Motor Company built its fifteen millionth Model-T. This special car represented the end of the Model T’s remarkable 19-year production run. In this live virtual Zoom event, Matt Anderson of the Henry Ford Museum explores the ceremony surrounding the car’s build, its use as a corporate symbol and its conservation and exhibition at The Henry Ford. Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 812 7849 7419 Passcode: 039513

 Inspire – Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter –  January/February, 2021 Issue

  • Be sure to check it out so you don’t miss out on any services, information or events that are important to you.
    • There is still time to get into the yummy virtual cooking class “Molasses and Lime Glazed Port Tenderloin”.  But it does have a registration deadline of February 19th.  Call 248-305-2851 to Register.
  • Community Center is planning to re-open on February 1st.  Contact them at 248-305-2851 to find out which of your favorite activities will be resumed.
  • Plymouth Ice Festival  – While today is the Last Day of the Plymouth Arts Festival, with the weather being as cold as it is, the Ice Sculptures will be available for viewing at Kellogg Park.  While you are down there, you might want to support one of the many local businesses in Plymouth.
  • Plymouth Historical Museum 
    • The Plymouth Historical Museum features an impressive collection of history including the early pioneers, businesses, railroads, President Lincoln, Civil War, Daisy Air Rifle, WWII and much more. Take a stroll in time down our 19th-century Victorian Main Street displaying numerous historical artifacts and large-scale scenes depicting a vibrant community – as it remains today.
    • The Plymouth Historical Museum opens its new exhibit “First Ladies–Fashion Setters” on Wednesday, January 27th and it runs through June 13th
Plymouth District Library 
  • Virtual Classes for Older Adults
    Get Set Up is brought to you by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Agency. A variety of no-cost virtual classes for seniors, including topics like “How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine” and “Ageless Grace: Exercises for the Body and Mind” , drawing classses, dance classes, and even technology topics like taking iPhone photos and setting up Zoom meetings.  Get Set Up has it all!
  • What’s it Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser – Monday, March 15; 6-8pm online via Zoom
    Please register to get the Zoom login information.

    Have you ever wondered about the value of the older items in your home? Join us for this special antiques & collectibles virtual appraisal event! Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser and Radio Show Host Mike Ivankovich will be discussing the 10 factors that always impact the value of your treasures, as well as sharing buying and selling tips and strategies. Mike is host of the “What’s it Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show that airs every Friday morning on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia. This promises to be a fun and educational evening!

    The first 25 registrants can have 1 item appraised by Mike during the program. This status will be confirmed in a separate email prior to the event. Additional registrants can attend to watch & learn, but will only be able to have items appraised if time permits.
    This program will be live via Zoom and will not be recorded or live-streamed on Facebook.