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Easter Events in Novi and Northville, Mi and More Weekend Happenings

by The Jamey Kramer Group

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Don’t want wait in line at the mall to see the Easter Bunny this year?

Would you love to take your children to a huge Easter egg hunt?

If you don’t want to spend the afternoon on a gorgeous spring day waiting in line at the mall to see the Easter bunny, we understand. This year, Novi and Northville, Michigan have a number of Easter events that you will want to check out.

In addition to Easter events, there are also some events happening this weekend that you won’t want to miss.

Easter Events

Novi Eggstravaganza

Michigan State University Tollgate Farm Center
Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Saturday, April 12, 2014, between 10 am and noon, come and join in on the fun for a spectacular Eggstravaganza in Novi. The Michigan State University Tollgate Farm Center is hosting the event sponsored by Macaroni Kid and Rosebrooke Child Development Center.

There will be age separated egg hunts, hayrides, refreshments, and a bunny to take pictures with. The event is for any child between the ages of 3-13 years old. For Novi residents the cost is $8 per child, and for non-residents the cost is $10 per child.

The address for the Michigan State University Tollgate Farm Center is 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, Michigan. The last day to register is April 10th. For more information please contact 248-347-0400.

Skate with the Easter Bunny

Novi Ice Arena
Saturday, April 19, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:50 pm

One Saturday, April 19th, the Novi Ice Arena is hosting the Easter Bunny and invites you and your children to join in the fun. The fun will include raffles and games. For all Novi residents, the cost is $4 and for non-residents $5. Don’t let a lack of skates hold you back either. You can rent skates for $3.

The Novi Ice Arena is located on 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, Mi.

Northville’s Annual Egg-Stravaganza

Maybury State Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014
11:00 am -12:30 pm

Northville’s annual Egg-Stravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 19th at the Maybury State Park. Hosted in partnership with Maybury State Park and the Friends of Maybury, this event is sure to make your little ones smile.

There will be an Egg Scramble, eggs filled with great prizes and the opportunity for your children to meet the Maybury celebrities, Smokey Bear and the Easter Bunny. In addition, there will be games to play, face painting, crafts and seed planting. The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 11 am: 5 and under egg scramble 
  • 11:10 am: 6 and up egg scramble 
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: games, face painting, crafts

This event will be held snow, rain or shine and is free. Vehicles must have a Recreational Passport to enter the park.

Northville Mom2Mom Sale

First United Methodist Church
Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This Friday, there is the annual Mom2Mom sale. With events like this sale, having kids does not have to break the bank.

Get there early for the early bird admission and get access to everything including:

  • Clothing
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • Strollers
  • Maternity Clothes

According to the Novi Patch, this event will take place at the First United Methodist Church located at 777 Eight Mile at Taft Intersection in Northville, Michigan on Friday, April 11th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Get there at 9:00 am and pay $2 for the early bird admission or wait till 9:30 am and pay $1 for admission.

All proceeds will go to benefiting charities, community events and organizations.


Whether you will be taking pictures with the Easter bunny or finding the perfect stroller, there are great events to attend over the next two weekends in Northville and Novi, Michigan.  

Two Weekends of Fabulous Events in Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Two Weekends of Fabulous Events in Northville, Michigan

Have you ever been to Northville’s semi-annual Girls’ Night Out?

Looking for something to do this weekend and the next?

Northville, Michigan has some fabulous events planned for the next two weekends that you won’t want to miss. The city is gearing up with spring officially being here with events like the semi-annual Girls’ Night Out, the First Friday experience, and the Spring Fling Artisan Market.

Northville was founded in 1825 and became a city in 1955. One of the things that I always say about Northville is that it somehow gives you that small town feel with big city access. The events over the next two weekends will show you why.

Upcoming Events in Northville, Michigan

The First Friday Experience

Downtown Northville
Friday, April 4
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday in Downtown Northville, you are invited for an art walk at participating galleries, shopping at the local merchants and dining at the sensational restaurants in the area. You will find galleries, boutiques, trucks shows, live music, special sales, demonstrations, and complimentary sampling including a glass of wine.

If you are looking for a Friday date night with your special someone, the First Friday experience has everything you will need. While you are shopping, you can stop by any of the local restaurants for something to eat and really enjoy all that Northville has to offer. The fun begins at 6 pm and ends at 9 pm.

Participating art galleries in Northville include:

  1. Dancing Eye Gallery
  2. Northville Art House 
  3. Northville Gallery
  4. Starring "The Gallery"
  5. Tiffany Art Glass 
  6. State of Mind Art Gallery 

The Spring Fling Artisan Market

Northville Community Center
Friday, April 11: 9 am – 8 pm
Saturday, April 12: 9 am – 5 pm

Next weekend, April 11th and 12th, plan to attend the Spring Fling Artisan Market and see 75 different artists and craftspeople from all around the country. You will find handcrafted painting, fashion, jewelry, photography, sculptures, ceramics, furniture and more.

According to the HC Shows website, the admission fee is $3.00 per person with children 12 and under free. There will be free parking, free raffles and food available from Edwards Café.

The Downtown Northville website recommends calling Handcrafters at 734-459-0050 for more information. The event is being held at the Northville Community Center at 303 W. Main Street in Northville, Michigan.

Northville’s Girls’ Night Out

Downtown Northville
Friday, April 11
The fun begins at: 5 pm

On Friday, April 11th at 5 pm, the semi-annual Girls’ Night Out begins. There will be special events including, but certainly not limited to, drawings and discounts at many of the local stores.

Whether you are searching for that perfect piece for your living room or that perfect little black dress, Northville’s boutiques and local shops will have exactly what you are looking for.

According to the Northville Girls’ Night Out website, while each retailer in Downtown Northville maintains their own business hours, most retailers are planning to be open until 9 pm for Girls' Night Out. Once you are done shopping, head over to one of the twenty bars or restaurants waiting to serve you and your girlfriends. Many of the restaurants will be offering specials for only the Girls’ Night Out participants.

As for parking in Downtown Northville, there will be plenty of free parking. For a view of the area with parking check out this map.


Whether you are in need of a girls’ night out or just want to see all that Northville, Michigan has to offer, the next two weekends have fantastic events for you.

Family Friendly Events to Enjoy This Spring in Northville, Mi

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Family Friendly Events to Enjoy This Spring in Northville, Mi

Are you looking to get out of the house after a long winter?

Want to keep the kids busy this spring?

Happy first day of spring everyone! Today feels a little like spring with the high temperature of 45 degrees and rain in the forecast in Northville. With the freezing temperatures and all the snow that we have had this winter, the 45 degrees is a welcomed change.

Today, I would like to take some time and share with you the different events that are happening in Northville, Michigan throughout the spring of 2014. Northville is known for its small town feel and big city access. The list below will show you why.

Spring Events Happening in Northville, Michigan

Last Weekend for the Maple Syrup Experience at Maybury Farm
Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29
Tours at: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm

If you know someone who grew up in Michigan, they will most likely share the childhood memories of learning how maple syrup is made. From tapping the trees, to processing the sap and learning how the sap turns into maple syrup, you can create the same great memories with your children at the Maybury Farm in Northville. This is the last weekend, so make plans to attend today.

First Friday Experience
Downtown Northville
First Friday of each month between 6:00 – 9:00 pm

On the first Friday of each month come and see all that the businesses in Northville, Michigan have to offer at the First Friday Experience. Artists, trunk shows, samples, and maybe even a complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres await you.

If you’re interested, simply head down to Downtown Northville on the first Friday of the month between 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Maybury State Park Egg STRAVAGANZA
700 W. Baseline Rd., Northville, MI 
Saturday, April 19
11:00 am

Mark you calendar to bring the kids to the Maybury State Park in Northville for a fun filled Egg Stravaganza. Rain or shine, this event will take place on April 19 and kicks off at 11 am. The schedule of events is as follow:

  • 11 a.m. - Ages 5 & under Egg Scramble;
  • 11:10 a.m. - Ages 6 & up Egg Scramble;
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Games; Face Painting; Crafts; Seed planting

Recreation Passports are required for all vehicles entering the park. If you do not have one, the cost is $11.00. For more information, please visit the Downtown Northville website or call the Maybury State Park at 248-349-8390.

Northville’s Farmers’ Market
Corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Roads
Opens: First Thursday in May
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

It won’t be long now until you can stroll through Northville’s Farmers’ Market in search of all the amazing things that Michigan farmers have to offer. Beginning in May and ending in October, the Northville’s Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday from 8 am - 3 pm on the corner of 7 Mile Road and Sheldon Road.

For more information, please visit the please visit the Northville Chamber of Commerce’s website or call 248- 349-7640.


Whether you are looking to create special memories with your children or visit a farmers’ market to buy home grown vegetables and flowers this spring, Northville, Michigan has a variety of events for you and your family to enjoy this spring.

Novi Weekend Events: Boating Expo, Dinner Theater and St. Patrick's Ice Skating

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Novi Weekend Events

Would you like a new boat to take out this summer on Michigan lakes?

Are you looking for a family friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Novi, Michigan is where you want to be this weekend. From a boating expo and a murder mystery dinner theater to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the whole family, this weekend is full of things to do.

Here are the events that you won’t want to miss this weekend in Novi:

The 22nd Annual Spring Boating Expo
Suburban Collection Showplace
March 13 – 16
Thursday and Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

No one can deny how amazing Michigan lakes are. According to, there are 46,199 inland lakes that cover 890,535.69 acres and the great lakes cover 24,681,998.27 acres.

From Thursday, March 13 through Sunday, March 16, you can check out the latest and greatest that boating has to offer at the 22nd Annual Spring Boating Expo at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

According to the Suburban Collection Showplace’s website, there will be hundreds of new and overstock boats, trailers and motors that are all “priced to sell”. Over 100 exhibitors will all be under one roof showcasing what you could be cruising around when the weather warms up.

It may be hard to imagine cruising around the lakes right now, but the snow will melt and the ice will break up. When it does, you can be there with your dream boat, ready to ski, fish, and tube.

Admission fees are $10.00 per adult and children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parking is $5.00.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - The Mobfather
Novi Civic Center Theatre
March 14 and 15 at 6:30 pm

Are you interested in a dinner theater with a show that is sure to entertain? Plan to attend the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Novi Civic Center either Friday or Saturday. If you like mobster movies then this weekend has the show for you. According to the City of Novi’s website, The Mobfather is a “who done it” kind of a show.

“Come join us for a night of dinner and death, when someone gets murdered in the middle of the party - it’s up to YOU to help the detective figure out whodunit. A cast of hilarious characters will help guide you through this evening of clue collecting and finger pointing.”

Tickets for the show can be purchased up until 1 hour before the show. For ticket information, please call the Novi Parks at 248-347-0400.

St. Patrick’s Day Skate
Novi Ice Arena
March 16
3:00 - 4:50 pm

For an afternoon filled with family-friendly fun, head over to the Novi Ice Arena for an open skate this Sunday, March 16th from 3:00 to 4:50 pm. All ages are welcome for the St. Patrick’s Day Skate and if you wear green, you can receive $1.00 off admission. There will be raffles, games and prizes. Admission for residents is $4.00 and for non-residents $5.00.

The Novi Ice Arena is located at 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, MI 48375. For more information, call 248-347-1010.


Whether you are looking for a new boat, going out for the evening to a dinner theater, or enjoying a fun filled family afternoon ice skating, Novi, Michigan is the place to be this weekend.

Northville’s Annual Business Showcase and More Weekend Events

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville’s Annual Business Showcase and More Weekend Events

Have you ever been to the Taste of Northville Business Showcase?

Would you like to sample what the businesses in Northville have to offer?

This weekend, Northville is having its annual Taste of Northville Business Showcase, but that’s not all that’s happening in this city. Northville is known for having a “small town feel” with a big city access. There is always something to do and enjoy, and this weekend is no different.

Events that you won’t want to miss in Northville

Taste of Northville Business Showcase

Saturday, March 8
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Northville Chamber of Commerce kicks off a year-long celebration with the Annual Taste of Northville Business Showcase this weekend. This year, the chamber is turning 50-years-old and they are ready to celebrate.

The first celebration is this Saturday, March 8th, at the Northville High School located at 45700 Six Mile Road (between Sheldon and Beck Roads) from noon to 3:00 pm.

Over 1000 business owners and residents are expected to show up for the showcase. Those who attend will enjoy free samples, prizes and raffles.

Each attendant will vote for the best business display, restaurant/caterer display and best theme display in the “People’s Choice Awards.” The winners will receive a plaque and media recognition.

If you are looking to get out of the house this weekend, take the whole family and head over to the Northville High School. Admission is only $3.00 per person at the door.

Genitti’s Hole-in-the-wall Dinner Show

Saturday, March 8
6:30 pm

If you looking for a fun date night with your special someone this Saturday, Genitti’s Hole-in-the-wall has you covered. Jasen Magic will be performing live on stage for an “adult only” show this Saturday. Dinner and the show start at 6:30 pm and the price is $35.00 per person.

Genitti’s Hole-in-the-wall is located at 108 East Main in Northville. For reservations and for more information, please call 248-349-0522.

The Maple Syrup Experience at Maybury Farm

Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9
Tours at: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm

In Michigan, it almost appears to be a rite of passage for every Michigan child to learn how to make maple syrup. It is that time of year and time for our children to enjoy the “hands on” experience of learning all about maple sugar.

At Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan, you can share that classic Michigan childhood experience with your children. There will be a hay ride to the farm’s Sugarbush where you and your children will have the chance to tap the trees and learn the steps to making maple syrup.

Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout March at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The General Store and Welcome Center will be open to purchase maple syrup and maple syrup products.


No matter what phase of life you are in there is always something to do in this family-friendly town of Northville, Michigan. From celebrating the city’s important milestones and enjoying a night out for a dinner show to learning all about maple sugar with your children, Northville is the place to be this weekend.


Northville, Mi Expands WiFi and Offers Weekend Activities

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville, Michigan News & Events

Are you looking for a place to relax and surf the Internet for free?

Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing?

Northville, Michigan is one of those cities where the past meets the present and looks forward to the future. It is a place where you have a rich history that is preserved well, an amazing community with events happening all week, and a city that isn’t afraid to embrace the latest and greatest technology.

Whether or not you and your family are just starting out or you’ve been established for some time, Northville is a city that has something to offer you. Take a look below at the latest news and this weekend’s activities in Northville.

Northville, Michigan Expands WiFi

There is now a larger reach for free wireless Internet throughout Downtown Northville. Early this month, the Northville Downtown Development announced that the free wireless Internet has been expanded from Cady Street to Dunlap Street and from Wing Street to Hutton Street.

The network’s name is “Downtown Northville WiFi” and requires no password.

Upcoming Northville Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Snowshoeing 101
Saturday, February 22nd
10:00 am – Noon

If you have ever wanted to try snowshoeing, there has never been a better time. This Saturday between 10:00 am and noon, head over to the Maybury State Park at 20145 Beck Road in Northville for a free snowshoeing event.  Open to participants 12 years old and older, the first 24 participants to pre-resister will have snow shoes provided for them to borrow.

Warm clothing is required and a water bottle is recommended. You will learn the basics in snowshoeing techniques. After the introduction, you will be able to put all that you have learned to the test on a 60-90 minute hike. For more information and to register online, please see

Movies at the Marquis Theatre
February 22nd
7:30 pm

Northville’s historical Marquis Theatre will be showing the movie, When Harry Met Sally, on Saturday night. The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets are only $5 at the door. The doors open at 6:45 pm and tickets are limited. This particular show is brought to you by Northville Physical Rehabilitation.

The Marquis Theatre was originally built as an opera house and then hosted vaudeville acts that featured some amazing stars of the time including Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford.  

According to the Northville’s Historical Theatre, while this theater is over 80 years old, the Zayti Family bought the Victorian building in 1978 and restored it to its former glory. Many of the theater’s features like the French glass doors, black walnut ticket booth and brass door handles are all original. It is a crowning jewel in Northville’s history as a historic landmark and attending a movie there is a special treat for the entire family.

The theater is located at 135 E. Main Street in Northville. For more information, please see

Before MoTown: A History of Jazz in Detroit
Monday, February 24th
7:00 pm

The Northville District Library is featuring Professors Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert of Detroit Music History for an “audiovisual” discussion on the history of Detroit jazz. This event will be held on Monday, February 24th at 7:00 pm. For more information and to register, please call 248-349-7640 or visit the Northville Library website.


If you are looking for a city with free WiFi access, outdoor winter activities, a night out at the movies in a magnificent former opera house or to explore the history of jazz, Northville, Michigan has all you need this weekend and Monday.

Where to Go on Valentine’s Day in Novi, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Happy Valentine's Day

Are you looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day?

Would you like to take your sweetheart to great restaurant?

No matter your age or your relationship status, Novi, Michigan has something for you to do on Valentine’s Day. Whether you would enjoy getting together for an Oscar Celebration luncheon, or taking someone special to that perfect restaurant, you can find it in Novi.

Today, we are sharing all those hot spots with you. Please take a look at the events listed below to find the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Novi

  • The Melting Pot of Novi
    26425 Novi Rd
    Novi, MI 48375

    For $129 per couple, you can enjoy a 4-course meal including a champagne toast and single rose. The dinner will include tomato basil cheese fondue, a cherry blossom salad, an entree of your choice (including choices like lobster tail, filet mignon and much more), and for dessert a chocolate cherries jubilee fondue. You can also upgrade to a bottle of moscato and a half dozen roses for only an additional $21.

    Valentine's Day reservations are strongly encouraged. To find out more information about the Melting Pot of Novi, please visit their website for Valentine’s Day specials or contact them at 248-347-6358.
  • Toasted Oak Grill and Market
    27790 Novi Road
    Novi, Michigan 48377

    If you like eating local, the Toasted Oak offers “delicious American brasserie cuisine with an emphasis on all things local.” This local emphasis doesn’t end with the food either. You can enjoy Michigan beer and wines and well.

    Valentine’s Day specials will be available and reservations are strongly encouraged. Find out more at the Toasted Oak’s website,, or call 248-277-6000.

  • Shiro Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    43180 West Nine Mile Road
    Novi, Michigan

    Go back in time and enjoy your favorite Japanese cuisine at the beautiful Shiro Restaurant located at the White House Manor. The name Shiro means “Castle” or “White” in Japanese. This historic house was built 1929 and sets the stage for romance. It was a gift from Charles Rodgers to his future wife, Harriet Thornton. It was Charles dream to escort his daughter down the grand staircase on her wedding day.

    To learn more about the Shiro Restaurant and Sushi Bar, please visit the website at For reservations, call 248-348-1212.

Special Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Nothing Sweeter Than You Oscar Celebration
Meadowbrook Activity Center
25075 Meadowbrook Road
Novi, MI 48375

If you love movies or simply enjoy luncheons and are 55 or older, this is the event for you. Join the excitement of the 86th Academy Awards in true Novi style. You will be able to cast your vote for the greatest movies and performances for the 2014 Oscars. This special Valentine’s Day event is being held at the Meadowbrook Activity Center, and registration doesn’t end until the event is sold out. The price for Novi residents is $7 per person and non-residents, $8.50.

According to the City of Novi, this event is being held tomorrow from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. You can contact the Novi Older Adult Services at 248-347-0414.


Whether you plan to enjoy an evening out at one of Novi’s spectacular restaurants or to enjoy the Nothing Sweeter Than You Oscar Celebration, all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group extend our warmest wishes for an unforgettable day.

Your Guide to Northville, Michigan Weekend Events

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Your Guide to Northville, Michigan Weekend Events

Does all this snow have you feeling a little cabin fever?

Are you looking to get out into the community this weekend?

Whether you are looking for some Valentine’s Day events or to enjoy the local shops, Northville, Michigan has just what you are looking for this weekend.

From afternoon tea or a romantic movie to enjoying some refreshments while listening to live music, you have a great choice of things to do in Northville this weekend. You don’t need to stay bundled up and indoors. It is time to stretch your legs and enjoy some of the community events that make Northville such an attractive place to live.

We invite you to get your calendar out and take a look at what’s happening this weekend in Northville, Michigan.

Friday, February 7th, 2014

  • First Friday Experience
    Downtown Northville
    Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

    Between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 pm every first Friday of the month, head to Downtown Northville for special exhibits, featured artists, live music and shops that stay open late to serve you refreshments. Learn more about this event at
  • Pink Gerber Daisy Friday
    The Bees Knees
    Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? Paint your Valentine a canvas painting for only $35 per painting. Northville’s own, The Bee Knees, is hosting a “Social Artworking experience” for adults from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Friday evening. No experience is required. Call today and reserve your spot in tomorrow night’s step-by-step instructions to your Valentine’s perfect gift.

    The Bees Knees is located at 149 E. Main Street in Northville. You can reach The Bees Knees at 248-347-6718 or visit their website for more information.

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

  • Handwriting Analysis Tea
    Mill Race Historical Village
    Time: 1 p.m.

    Come and check out what your handwriting has to say about your behaviors and the way you think at the Mill Race Historical Village. According to,

    “The Cady Inn provides a charming backdrop for this traditional afternoon tea, and refined celebration of friends and family. Enjoy an assortment of petite finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and an array of desserts, served with the group’s signature Cady House Tea on their finest china. The tea will be catered by Victoria’s Tea Salon.”

    Tickets are $30 and $25 for NHS members. To check availability and to purchase tickets, please call 248-348-1845. All proceeds are going to the Mill Race Village.
  • Movie Night at The Marquis
    Marquis Theater
    Time: 7:30 pm

    Come see the first of three films in a romantic movie series. The film, Crazy Stupid Love, will be featured this weekend at the historic Marquis Theatre located in downtown Northville at 135 E. Main Street. The movie starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $5:00 each and may be purchased at the door. For more information, please call 248-349-8110 or visit Movies At The Marquis.

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

  • Texas Hold’em Fundraiser
    Northville Downs
    February 9
    Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 am

    Do you love playing Texas Hold’em and giving to charity? Then, we have the perfect event for you. This Sunday, come join the game at Northville Downs from 11 am – 2 am. For more, please see the City of Northville's website.


Northville is one of those cities that offer a “small town feel” while providing its residents with everything a big city offers. The many community events that are offered in Northville throughout the year contribute to making it an appealing place to live and raise a family. What do you plan to attend this weekend in Northville?

FREE Tax Help for Adults Over The Age of 55 in Novi, MI

by The Jamey Kramer Group

FREE Tax Help for Adults Over The Age of 55 in Novi, MI

Would you like someone who has been trained to help you with your taxes this year for free?

Want to make sure your getting all your money back this tax season?

January 31st is the first day that you can file your taxes for 2013. Can you believe that the 2014 tax filing season is already here? Tax season can be very stressful, and the good news is that it doesn’t have to be.

The City of Novi has teamed with the AARP Foundation by providing a location where anyone who is over the age of 55 can get help preparing their taxes for free. The AARP Foundation is providing a free program that offers the services of trained volunteer AARP tax preparers. The program kicks off next week.

The AARP Foundation has been helping people prepare their taxes since 1968 with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. This program has helped almost 50 million low-moderate income tax payers with tax preparation through the years.

Below is a quote from the AARP Foundation’s website that helps to communicate their mission and why They are helping with tax preparation.

“AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis, so thousands of vulnerable low-income Americans 50+ can regain their foothold, continue to serve as anchors for their families and communities and ensure that their best life is still within reach.”

When, Where and What to Bring

Every Thursday by appointment from February 6th until April 10, you can head over to the Novi Civic Center and get help preparing your taxes. The Novi Civic Center is located on 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375.

Before you leave home, you will need to collect paperwork to bring to your appointment. Documents to bring include:

  • Identification that has been government issued. For example, your driver’s license or state ID.
  • A copy of last year’s tax return.
  • The social security card for you, your spouse and all you dependents.
  • Your bank routing number and account number. *Bring these for a direct deposit of your tax refund. You can find these numbers by asking your bank or bringing in your check book.
  • All W-2 forms.
  • Any unemployment compensation forms.
  • Any of the following forms, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, 1099-R or a 1099-MISC.
  • Bring in something to show your home mortgage interest like a 1098 statement.
  • Receipts of anything that you have donated to charity in 2013.

For the entire list of what to bring including the documents for itemized deductions, please see the AARP Foundation’s website at: Important Documents to Bring to Your Appointment.

  • To schedule an appointment, please contact the City of Novi Older Adult Services at 248-347-0414.
  • For more information, please call Sandy Fisher, the Social Services Coordinator at 248-347-0421 or email her at

What Do You Think?

The City of Novi offers a number of support services to the community and providing the location for the free tax preparation service in concert with the AARP Foundation is one of them. Have you ever taken advantage of any of the services that the City of Novi has to offer?

What to Do in Novi and Northville, MI This Weekend

by The Jamey Kramer Group

What to Do in Novi and Northville, MI This Weekend

Looking to get out of the house this weekend?

Is it time to create a great memory for your family?

The frigid Michigan weather has many people nestled inside. The weekend is around the corner, and it is time to get out of the house. It’s time to make family memories, and it’s time to head to Novi and Northville, Michigan. These two cities have shopping, workshops and events for the whole family. Take a look below at the different events happening for you this weekend.

Novi Ice Arena

One great family memory that you can create includes ice skating and hot chocolate. If you are looking for something to do this weekend or during the week, check out what the Novi Ice Arena has to offer you and your family.

Noon Skate: Looking to do something midday during the week? Head over to skate for only $2. From January 1, 2014 through April 30, 2014, all ages are welcome between 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm.

Public Skate: Open from January 1 through April 30th on Saturday and Sundays from 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm to take the whole family skating. For all Novi residents, admission is only $4 and for non-Novi residents, admission is $5.

Novi Home Improvement Show

Would you like to add an addition to your home or update your kitchen? Then this is the event for you. This show is running all weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Show hours are:

  • Friday from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Anything and everything you need to improve your home can be found under one roof. Talk to local home improvement specialists and designers about the newest products and features.”

Before you head out to the show, make sure to read our article, Do Renovations Increase the Value of Your Home?, to discover which renovations will get you a great return on investment.

Northville High School Theater Presents Lend Me a Tenor

This student led production showcases Northville High School students working together on and off the stage to bring you a Broadway-worthy comedy. The play is set in a hotel suite during the 1930s in Cleveland, Ohio. You can support the hardworking students all weekend.

Show times this weekend only:

  • Friday at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Gorman’s Sample Sale

The furniture sale of the year is finally here. If you would like to add some beautiful pieces of furniture to your home, you cannot miss this sale. Head over to Gorman’s Novi location at 27800 Novi Rd. Novi Mi 48377. This sale is on Saturday at 12:00 pm at all the Gorman’s locations and includes items that have been marked down 40-60% off.


Whether you are looking to make family memories, to purchase the perfect dining room table, or attend a play, Novi and Northville have everything you could ask for.

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