Newsletter and Events – Week of October 3, 2021

By | October 3, 2021

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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.
  • 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, October 8 – Kevin Bouton
        Saturday, October 9 – Adam Plomaritas
      • Friday, October 15 – 2xl duo
        Saturday, October 16 – Plymouth Philharmonic
      • Friday, October 22 – Mike Freeman
        Saturday, October 23 – Ryan Racine
      • Friday, October 29 – Nick and Keelan
        Saturday, October 30 – Kate Hinote

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.

  • “Skeletons are Alive” throughout Downtown Northville – October 1st through 31st
    • Downtown Northville welcomes more than 120 life-sized themed Skeletons – created by Begonia Brothers of Northville – to town for the month of October.
  • Til Death Do Us Part Dinner Theater – Genitti’s – October 8th, 15th and 29th 
    • Tracey and Martin are celebrating their 25th anniversary in grand style – getting remarried at Las Vegas’s own Loui’s Casino & Wedding Chapel. One problem though: Who invited Aunt Edna? Will family ruin this special event or will murder be in the cards? Find out in our new interactive comedy murder mystery: Till Death Do Us Part …Vegas Style.
    • To make reservations call (248)349-0522
  • Witches Night Out – Downtown Northville – October 14th
    • It’s going to be Spooktacular! Girls Night Out returns to Downtown Northville on October 19 (5-9 p.m.) with a NEW TWIST.
    • The fun starts at 5 pm with special events, drawings, and discounts at many of the downtown’s retail stores. From art galleries to boutiques to home decor and more, there’s something for women of all ages and styles.
    • After experiencing the stores, stop in at one of more than 20 bars and restaurants without ever moving your car. Many restaurants are offering specials just for Girls’ Night Out participants!
  • 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.
  • October 1 – 30: VISUALIQUOR: Paintings & Illustrations by Jeff Von Buskirk

    • Jeff Von Buskirk is an established artist from the Detroit. He is currently doing cover art and pin-ups for comics including Staunch Ambition, and Big Blue Comics and focusing on his own graphic novel, commissions and fine art pieces. His past illustration work has appeared in fashion magazines, apps and video games. His traditional artwork has been installed in venues worldwide including Marriot Hotels and Sotheby’s and featured in shows and museums such as MOCAD. His mural work includes a nationally registered 911 memorial located on the rear façade of Northville’s Marquis Theatre that was featured in the Art House’s September exhibition Northville’s Old Glory Mural: Images and Ephemera by Jeff Von Buskirk.

  • Halloween Hysteria 2021!
    • Join us for an afternoon of spooky Halloween fun for all the family! Trick or treating, Halloween crafts, Refreshments and more…
    • Timed Tickets will be available, hourly from 1-5 pm
      • Child tickets: 10$ for members, $12 for non members.
      • Adults accompanying children are free. Donations welcome!
      • **Tickets are non-refundable

Please Note: In the interest of safety to our members and guests, we will follow CDC and MDHSS recommendations at the time of the event, and will contact you nearer the date with details. 

Northville District Library Adult Events

  • Maybury Sanatorium: The Fresh Air Cure
    • 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.
  •  Introduction to Digital Newspapers –  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th – 7:00—8:30 PM – Online
    • Join us via Zoom to learn to use NDL’s new digital newspaper offerings. In this online presentation, an Adult Services Librarian will demonstrate how to access and explore the digital New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Please note that a valid Northville District Library library card is required in order to access the papers.
      • Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here.
        • Meeting ID: 827 5302 0343
          Passcode: 089390
    • Registration Required here
  • Connect with Facebook – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7th – 11:00 AM—12:00 PM – Online
    • Connect with family and friends with Facebook. Use messenger to text and video chat, add photos and share memories, shop on the marketplace, and create events. Basic Facebook features and tips will be demonstrated.
    • Registration Required here.  
    • What you need:
      • Facebook username & password
      • Laptop or tablet to follow along
      • Join Zoom Meeting here
        • Meeting ID: 826 6356 6343
        • Passcode: 587941
  • 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.
  • Sinatra! with Stuart Johnson – Part 1 Tuesday, October 19 at 7 pm (Online Event)
    Sinatra! with Stuart Johnson – Part 2 Tuesday, October 26 at 7 pm (Online Event)

    • SINATRA!  “The Voice.” “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” “The Chairman of the Board.” The Greatest Singer of American popular music in the 20th Century died May 14, 1998 at the age of 82.  This presentation, in two parts, subtitled “The Beginning, the Middle, the End,” will feature his career in song and pictures from his birth in 1915 forward, through his many ups and downs and overs and outs.
    • Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here.  
      • Meeting ID: 889 8033 0421
      • Passcode: 463551
    • Registration is required.  Click on the dates above to be taken to the registration pages.

 Inspire – Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter

  • Sept/Oct issue can be read by clicking on the title above.  
  • Windowsill Herbs Class – Wed, October 13rd – 11 am to Noon – $7
    • Come learn how to pick the best variety of herbs to grow indoors as well as potting techniques, soil types, and most importantly how to keep them alive! Learn what in the world to do with them after they start growing! Participants will walk away with plants to take home as well as handouts and recipes on using fresh herbs to spice up their life.
    • Registration deadline October 8 – Click here to register
  • Handcrafters Art Fair – Friday and Saturday October 8th and 9th
    • Held at the Northville Community Center
    • With the smell of autumn swirling in the air and jack-o-lanterns ready to be carved, the Fall Fair is your destination for only the finest handmades, specialty foods, décor, jewelry, and more! The top artists from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin will be on hand in Northville for the 42nd annual Fall Fair Handmade Market presented by Handcrafters.
    • Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • $4; children 12 & under FREE
  • Halloween Bingo! – Thursday, Oct 14 – Noon to 2:00pm – $3.00
    Join us for pizza, refreshments, prizes, and costumes!  To Register Click here.  
  • Northville Senior Fest – Thursday, Oct 21st – 10 am to 3 pm – $10
    • Northville Senior Services will be hosting Senior Fest 2021 on Thursday, October 21st! Join us for this annual sell-out event filled with music, dancing, vendor tables, catered lunch, and prizes.
    • Location: Northville Community Center
    • Registration can be made by clicking on : Code: 885F
  • Lunch Bunch is Back! – Thursday, October 28th – 11:30 am
    Get together with your friends or make new ones by signing up to go out to lunch with others! Local restaurants will be chosen and reserved for the group. Meet at the identified restaurant at 11:30am. Transportation and payment for your meal is on your own.

    • Deadwood Bar and Grill (18730 Northville Road)
    • Registration can be made by clicking on: Code: 882F
  • Friday Flicks at 1 PM
    • 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.
    • October 22nd:  My Life as a Dog – 1985
      • Shipped off to live with his Uncle, 12 year old Ighmar find unexpected adventure with the help of the town’s heartwarming eccentrics,  These experiences give him the strength to accept his life and eventually to enjoy childhood.
    • October 29th :  Contagion – 2011
      • Director Stephen Soderbergh steers an array of stars through this big screen disaster thriller about a global teams of doctors tasked with tamping down a deadly outbreak of infectious disease before it annihilates mankind.
  • Invite a friend and join us weekly for a variety of games!
    • All games are in Person at the Northville Community Center.  No registration required, fee is $2
    • Pinochle –  Tuesdays, 11:30am-2:30pm
    • Party Bridge – Wednesdays, 11:30am-2:30pm
    • Euchre & Mahjong – Fridays, 11:30am-2:30pm

Tipping Point Theater

  • A Christmas Carol | Nov. 18 – Dec.19, 2021
    • Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas, he just wants to work. While his dedication may be admirable to some, his disconnect from humanity is troubling. He doesn’t want to be with family, cut borrowers a break for the holiday season or give his only worker the day off. These aren’t Scrooges’ problems to solve, just his to put up with. Enter the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future who are determined to bring back Scrooges’ empathy for his fellow human beings.
    • Tickets go on Sale Monday – October 4th – Click here

Plymouth Historical Museum 

  • Special Exhibit The Roaring 20’s – 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
  • Harvest Festival – Saturday and Sunday, Oct 9th and 10th – 10am to 7 pm
    • Join us for our inaugural Harvest Festival 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!