Newsletter and Events – Week of September 19, 2021

By | September 19, 2021

Northville City News

  • Crossing guards needed to keep kids safe
    • There is an urgent need for crossing guards to make sure kids get to school safety. If this job interests you or someone you know, learn more about it here.
  • Victorian Festival
  • flier for MRV September2021
  • Today is the last day of Northville’s Victorian Festival.  Activities include:
    • Noon-3:00pm, Victorian Activities & Duck Race Tickets Sales, Mill Race Village
    • 1:00pm, Eclipse Vintage Baseball, Ford Field
    • 3:30pm, Duck Race, Mill Race Village



  • Downtown Northville Acoustic Music – Fridays and Saturdays – 7 to 9 pm
    •  Acoustic music adds ambience to the downtown as visitors dine or shop. For those who want to sit and relax for a while, there are
      also public tables and chairs in the Social District. Personal folding chairs are not allowed.

      • Friday, September 24 – Nick and Keelan
        Saturday, September 25 – Geff Phillips
      • Friday, October 1 – TBD
        Saturday, October 2 – Acoustic Ash
      • Friday, October 8 – Kevin Bouton
        Saturday, October 9 – Adam Plomaritas
  • Mayor Turnbull’s History Talk – Wednesday, Oct. 6th- 6 to 7:30 pm – FREE
    • Mayor Brian Turnbull will share stories highlighting the people, places and industries that made this “Hamlet in the Hills” what we know and love today.  Register online here for this event to be held at the Northville Community Center.

Northville Times Newsletter

  • The September – October Issue can be read by clicking here.  It is published by the Northville Chamber of Commerce and highlights new businesses in Northville as well as upcoming events.
    • September 25th – Living and Learning Center Family Fun Day and Open House
    • October 1st through 31st – “Skeletons are Alive” throughout Downtown Northville
      • Book Walk in the Park – Skeleton Hiccups
    • October 1st – Jasen Magic Dinner Theater – Genitti’s
    • October 2nd – Tour DeVille – Rotary Club of Northville
    • October 8th, 15th and 29th – Til Death Do Us Part Dinner Theater – Genitti’s
    • October 14th – Witches Night Out – Downtown Northville
  • The fall 2021 Brochure with class offerings from the Parks and Recreation can be accessed by clicking here.
  • Senior events and activities can be additionally viewed here.
  • NEW 2021 Fall Brochure can be viewed by clicking here.  It contains all of the classes, workshops, exhibits and events planned.
  • September 1 – 25: West of Center: Art that Pushes Boundaries 

West of Center, presented in the gallery and virtually, features 48 works in all-media by 35 artists who build upon artistic tradition and embrace new experiments in fine art. Artists were encouraged to push the boundaries of art imagery and practices, such as those set by traditional techniques, materials, concepts, genre, personal, societal etc. Juried by Tara Welch, the exhibition has $700 in cash awards for 1st-4th place plus honorable mentions.

Click here to learn more.

  • Sept. 1 – 30: Northville’s Old Glory: Mural & Ephemera by Jeff Von Buskirk 

Northville artist Jeff Von Buskirk shares his memorabilia and artwork related to the iconic 30′ x 45′ mural of the U.S. flag painted on the wall of the Marquis Theatre in downtown Northville.  Titled with the words, “America United September 11, 2001,” the community is invited to come together to learn the story of the flag, celebrate this iconic artwork, and reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Click here to learn more.


Northville District Library Adult Events

  • September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World – Sept 1st through Sept 30th
    • In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in September we’re displaying a collection of 14 captivating posters, featuring archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international level, and encourages critical thinking about the legacy of the historic event.
  • Becoming the Motor City: A Timeline of Detroit’s Auto Industry – Monday, Sept 17th – 7 PM
    • Detroit author and historian Paul Vachon will be sharing the highlights of his newest book that traces the evolution of the auto industry in Detroit. Beginning with the early tinkerings of Ransom Olds, Henry Ford, Charles King, and others, these pioneers both refined the mechanics of this radical new invention, but also developed the methods to mass-produce and sell cars as a profitable business venture. Over the course of the twentieth century, the industry showered economic prosperity on its home city, but when times changed, both Detroit and the automakers suffered. Registration required and can be made here.
  • Maybury Sanatorium: The Fresh Air Cure 
    • Monday, October 4 at 7 pm (at the Northville District Library in the Carlo Meeting Room)
      Tuesday, October 5 at 7 pm (at the Northville Township Hall, 44405 Six Mile Rd.)
    • Before 1900 tuberculosis killed 1 out of 7 people who had ever lived. To combat this terrible disease, Detroit built Maybury Sanatorium in Northville Township in 1921. This is the story of the construction, operation, patient treatment protocols, staff memories, and closing of the facility in 1969.  3 years later the Maybury property became Maybury State Park. Historian Joe Oldenburg presents this program that is presented in partnership with the Northville Township Historic District Commission. Registration Required and can be made by clicking on the dates and times above.
  • Seeking Dead People: Cemetery Research Online & In Person –  Thursday – October 7th – 7PM

    (In person in the Carlo Meeting Room at the Library)
    In addition to locating your ancestors’ graves and gathering birth & death information from the headstones, have you also checked with the cemetery office to see if additional information exists? Have you contacted the funeral home to see if they’ve maintained records? Have you searched online for your ancestors’ graves to see if others are also researching the same families? Find photos, family trees, obituaries and death certificates in your cemetery & funeral home research using tips & techniques provided in the handouts. Registration Required and call be made by clicking here.

  Inspire – Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter
  • Sept/Oct issue can be read by clicking on the title above.  
  • Northville Senior’s Out to Lunch Bunch – Thursday, Sep 23rd – 11:30 am
  • Friday Flicks at 1 PM
    • September 24: The Vanished 2020
      • When parents Wendy and Paul take their 10-year-old daughter, Taylor on her first camping trip, their holiday turns hellish when she vanishes. As authorities investigate, the couple launches their own search — which uncovers disturbing revelations.
    • October 1: Jumanji Next Level 2019
      • In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
    • No Movie October 8
    • October 15: Indiana Jones 1981
      • When Dr. Indiana Jones — the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist and adventurer — is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Tipping Point Theater

Our last live production, The 39 Steps, closed on March 8, 2020. Can you believe it’s been that long since we last saw you?

We know it’s been a hard intermission filled with toilet paper shortages and awkward Zoom meetings but Tipping Point Theatre’s 14th Season is here to help you escape all of that. We’ve got a new spin on an old classic, a show that was originally part of our 13th season and a show that literally falls apart all prepared – just for you! Check out our upcoming 14th Season here.

  • SEASON 14
    A Christmas Carol | Nov. 18 – Dec.19, 2021
    The Play That Goes Wrong | Feb. 3 – March 6, 2022
    The Baxter Sisters | March 31 – April 24, 2022
    The Mountaintop | May 19 – June 18, 2022
    Tracy Jones | June 30 – July 24, 2022

Plymouth Historical Museum 

  • Special Exhibit The Roaring 20’s – Wednesday, June 30th, 1-4 pm and runs through November 7th.
    • The Roaring ’20s were a raucous decade of leisure, sports, travel and entertainment. The Plymouth Historical Museum’s new exhibit, “Roaring ’20s,” encapsulates the era. Be sure to see our pole sitter, tightrope walker, and our original 1929 Model A.
    • Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6 and older; admission is free for members.
Greenmead Historical Park
2021 Harvest Festival Flyer 8-23 Opens in new window


Join us for our inaugural Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 9-10, at Greenmead Historical Park. The Simmons-Hill Farm area of the park will be transformed into a craft show with live acoustic music, food trucks, beer, seltzer, cider, doughnuts, a barbecue contest, watermelon-eating contest, kickball, a mobile escape room, a Kids Zone with games, pumpkin painting, story time, sack races and more!