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Novi and Northville, Michigan Upcoming Events July 2018

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Upcoming events - Northville & Novi, Michigan July 2018

The cities of Novi and South Lyon are in full swing with summer festivities and celebrations. The fun doesn’t end with Independence Day celebrations in July. In fact, the fun is just beginning.

With regular concerts, movies, a pop-up splash pad in the parks, there’s so much to do you won’t want to miss it!

City Of Novi Events for July

Sizzling Summer Art Series

Wonderful Wednesdays

  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Location: Pavilion Shore Park
  • 43390 W 13 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48377

Running through July, every Wednesday morning, Novi welcomes local artists to delight and inform. July’s schedule includes:

  • July 11 - Native American stories and dance presentation with Reg Pettibone. Get ready to learn all about this nation’s first peoples!
  • July 18 - Drummunity!
  • July 25 - John Magician will amaze and tantalize your senses.

Sizzling Summer Nights

  • Friday, July 13
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm followed by a movie at dusk
  • Location: Fuerst Park
  • 45325 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375

Novi is celebrating ten years of spectacular family programming with Sizzling Summer Nights! This popular activity for all ages features free food and games in the park from 7-9 followed by the movie, Kubo and the Two Strings, showing at dusk.

This July, the activity is water! A pop-up water park with giant water slide, water balloons and more mean you have to come prepared to get wet. Bring a change of clothes and picnic blanket to settle in for a fun twilight movie in the park.

Luau On The Shore

  • Saturday, July 28
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Pavilion Shore Park
  • 43390 W. 13 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48377
  • Cost: $7 per plate (cash only)

Summertime in the frozen North always makes us think of places where it never gets cold! Hawaiian and Polynesian island cultures are as fun to experience as they are to dream about. Come to this free community event for all ages. There’s a pig roast, lots of other food, music, dancing, and games for all!

Motor City Mountain Biking Association & Team Tree Farm Tree Farm Relay

  • Saturday, July 28
  • Time: 8:45 am
  • Lakeshore Park   
  • 601 S Lake Dr., Novi, MI 48375
  • Age: 18+
  • Price: $100 per team until July 20 and $140 on the race day
  • Registration: MCMBA.org

Are you interested in endurance racing and ready to get your feet wet? This race is for you! It’s the 13th annual Tree Farm Relay Event at Lakeshore Park. This unusual race features a four-person relay, and the course has tons of hills, passing zones, and spectacular beauty. Team racing at its most fun!

City Of Northville July Events

The City of Northville’s unique summer events continue through July, all in Northville Town Square:

Tunes On Tuesday Children’s Concert Series

  • Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Are you looking for something special to do mid-week with your children? Tunes on Tuesday in Northville’s Town Square is a free event that is a great way to have some fun! July’s schedule includes:

  • July 10, 2018 - Paula Doak
  • July 17, 2018 - Palamazoo    
  • July 24, 2018 - Stephanie J  
  • July 31, 2018 - Earth Angels

Wednesday Night Concert Series - Northville Unplugged

Plan to come to Northville’s Town Square throughout July on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. July’s schedule of performances include:

  • July 4, 2018 - No Concert     
  • July 11, 2018 - Just Joken    
  • July 18, 2018 - The Johnnies
  • July 25, 2018 - Jill Jack

Friday Night Concert Series

  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Northville’s Friday Night Concert Series is a great way to relax and start the weekend. July’s entertainment schedule includes:

  • July 6 - Randy Brock   
  • July 13 - Social Bandits
  • July 20 - Gia Warner   
  • July 27 - Groove Therapy

Takeaway
'Whether you are looking for something special to do with your children or want to enjoy a free concert, there are a number of events to choose from in Northville and Novi, Michigan in July.

If you are interested in taking a closer look at these family-friendly cities, please give us a call. We would be honored to help you find your next house.

248-348-7200

 

4th of July Events for Novi and Northville, Michigan - 2018

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville & Novi Michigan 4th of July events

Do you have any plans for the 4th of July this year? Sometimes this holiday is hard to plan, and this year it falls on a Wednesday. What do you do with a holiday surrounded by work days? You can make the most of it, or you can celebrate before.

This year, in Novi and Northville, you can do both. Come to the newly expanded Novi Stars and Stripes Fest June 28th - July 1 - the weekend before the 4th of July - and celebrate the actual holiday in downtown Northville at the parade and Mill Race Village events afterward!

Stars and Stripes Fest

  • Suburban Collection Showplace
  • 46100 Grand River, Novi, MI 48374

The Stars and Stripes Fest has come to stay in Novi, to the Suburban Collection Showplace! This is the 12th year for this huge event, and the second hosted by our great city. This exciting event draws many people from all over Metro Detroit. It’s also fun for the whole family with a huge midway and carnival rides for adults and kids, an arts & crafts show, food trucks, car crush demolition, a fireworks display and, of course, great live music on multiple stages.

This event is hosted by Fun Fest Events and presented by St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

Stars and Stripes Fest Hours

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Friday, June 29, 2018 – 2 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 – Noon - 11:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018 – Noon – 11 pm

Live Entertainment

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:15 pm – Rockstar
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm – Alien Ant Farm
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 7:45 pm – LIT
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8:45 pm – P.O.D.
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm – Buckcherry
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 5:15 pm – School of Rock Farmington
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm – Spiral Crush
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 7:45 pm – Seventh Alley
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm – Teddy Petty
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 6:45 pm – Fifty Amp Fuse

Carnival Prices

  • Thursday – Half Off Wristbands ALL DAY – $12.50 wristbands
  • Friday through Sunday-  $25 Wristbands

Presale discount wristbands are available for $20. Please see customer service center at Twelve Oaks Mall.

Children age 5 and under will be admitted free. As an extra bonus, you will be able to enjoy all of the concerts as they are included in the festival admission.

VIP tickets for the June 30 concerts in the preferred pavilion seating are available for $35. To purchase tickets online, please see starsandstripesfest.com.

The only firework display in Novi is presented at this event - on July 1 - and sponsored by Eyeglass World. It takes place at dusk on Sunday. For more info, visit www.starsandstripesfest.com.

Northville Independence Day Parade 2018

  • Downtown Northville
  • 10:00 a.m.

Grab your seats early this year for Northville’s annual Independence Day parade. This great event brings together the community, attracting over 20,000 visitors! All kids are invited to decorate their bikes to join in the parade, which starts at the corner of E Main Street and South Griswold.

The Northville Independence Day parade includes great music, floats, marching bands, children’s characters, clowns, the bike parade, the pet parade, and maybe even a few celebrities! It wouldn’t be a Michigan parade without vintage and classic cars in attendance. There will be new, never before seen attractions and all of your old favorites!

For more info, call 248-349-1300 or visit www.mayburyfarm.org/independencedayparade.

Mill Race Village

  • 215 Griswold St, Northville, MI 48167
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

After enjoying our exciting parade, head over to historic Mill Race Village to celebrate our country’s independence and remember the past. All the historic buildings are open to the public on July 4th from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch or shop at the general store and eat outside on the beautiful grounds. Experience the fun activities after relaxing in the shade.

Takeaway

This year, there’s plenty to do to celebrate our country’s independence! Come and join the fun! Have a happy and safe holiday.

Upcoming Events in Northville, Michigan - June 2018

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville Michigan June Events

Summer in Northville, Michigan this year is getting kicked off with a bang and it’s all about the arts! This includes music, theater, craft beer, local arts, photography, and more.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Northville’s Wednesday night concert series, held in downtown Northville in Town Square every Wednesday night from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm is all about “unplugged” music by local artists.

Friday Night Concerts

Get a taste for more of Northville and Michigan’s local musical talent on Friday nights in Northville Town Square from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm continuing on June 29 with Mr. Moody playing party music.

Northville Farmer’s Market

Don’t miss Thursdays in Northville through the month of June at Northville Downs. From 8:00 am – 3:00 pm there will be vendors, local farmer’s stands, fresh produce, fresh flowers, and arts and crafts from Michigan artisans. There will be a master gardener on hand to answer your questions until noon every Thursday!

Craft Beer Festival

Come to the second annual Tapped in the ‘Ville Craft Beer Festival at Millennium Park on Saturday, June 23 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you like to sample good beer, this is the place to do it, with some of the best local, state, and regional brews available.

There will be food trucks on site and live entertainment. In addition, what beer festival would be complete without a cornhole tournament?

Tickets include admission, 10 tasting tickets and a 12 oz. “Tapped in the ‘Ville” mug. Right next door is Northville Art House’s annual Art Fair for more to see and do as you taste our delicious brews. To purchase tickets online and more information, please see www.tappedintheville.com.

The End of Nowhere: Stories and Photographs by Thomas Pickarski

Speaking of the Northville Art House, this free photography exhibit by Thomas Pickarski will run through the end of June. Come to see his 32 dramatic photos of Iceland, Greenland, and Patagonia and read the stories of his journeys.

Dinner Theater at Genitti’s Hole In the Wall

Genitti’s is a 46-year tradition in Northville. This fine restaurant has expanded several times over the years and kept its relaxed and delicious family atmosphere. One thing they are known for is their one-stop-shop entertainment.

This summer’s dinner theater is no exception. For $50 per person, all inclusive, you and a table of friends or family can experience the interactive comedy murder mystery “Lights, Camera, Murder!” Set on the set of a 1950s monster horror flick “The Atomic Iguana,” you will be entertained and pulled in to this comedic murder mystery all while savoring the best Genitti’s has to offer. Performance dates are Saturdays, June 23 & 30 at 6:30 p.m.

To make reservations call 248-349-0522. For more information, please see Genitti’s Dinner Theater.

“Northern Aggression” by Joseph Zettelmaier

Tipping Point Theater

Running through June 24, Northern Aggression is a play about long-time Michiganders moving down south and hilariously misunderstanding a Civil War reenactment. It is directed by Matt Foss and features Thomas D. Mahard, Patrick Loos, and Alysia Kolascz.

Ticket Pricing

  • Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday at 8:00 p.m. - $30
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. - $37
  • Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. - $33
  • Sundays at 2:00 p.m. - $33

For more information and purchase tickets online, please see Tipping Point Theater.

Takeaway

There’s certainly no shortage of fun in Northville, Michigan during the month of June to kick off the summer!

If you are interested in moving to at Northville, please give us a call. We would be honored to help you find the perfect house in this family-friendly community.

248-348-7200

Farm Fest 2018 at Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Maybury Farm Northville, MI

Maybury Farm is one of Northville’s best family fun places. We frequently report the wonderful activities at Maybury Farm because they offer something for the whole family. In addition, with acres and acres of bike and hiking paths through the woods right next door at Maybury State Park, you have a whole day of activities right at your doorstep in the heart of Metro Detroit.

Farm Fest 2018

  • Date: June 2, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Maybury Farm- 50165 8 Mile Rd., Northville, Michigan
  • Admission cost: $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free.
  • Rain date: June 3

Farm Fest is just one of Maybury Farm’s annual celebrations. The farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working farm. You can come weekly for story time, animal visits, and tours. It’s famous for its corn maze in the fall.

Saturday, June 2 is the day to come for Farm Fest 2018. This spring and summer festival is geared toward old and young alike, with games and activities for kids, baby animals to see and pet, live music, good food, demonstrations, and much, much more.

Fun for Kids

If you have wanted your kids to get more hands-on experience planting a garden, they can do that here! Let them get their hands in the dirt by planting their own container garden with the Country Garden Club of Northville.

The fun continues with water play in form of making bath bombs with the Great Lakes Natural Soap Company. There will be a variety of kids games, a chance to make beeswax candles, and a craft project put on by the Northville Art House.

There will be face painting, germination bracelet making, a building workshop sponsored by the Home Depot, and a newly designed station about safety where kids learn about animal safety, home safety, and outdoor safety through visiting various stations around the Farm.

Fun for All

Here is a quick look at all the Farm Fest festivities of the day.

Golden Griffon Stringtet

  • Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Work up an appetite with square dancing with the Golden Griffon Stringtet from 11-1. If you love the rare sound of a hammer dulcimer, this band is sure to excite. They have tons of experience playing for many types of folk dances and period reenactments!

The Flutter & Wow

  • Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

If you enjoy live music, you won’t want to miss the musical guests, The Flutter & Wow. They will be performing from 1:30-3:30. An excerpt from the band’s website says this about the band:

The Flutter and Wow band, formed in 2011 is known for their captivating stage presence as they merge vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms, and strings into their brand of Rustbelt Americana.

Concessions

There will be concessions on hand - all your favorites - and the Naughty Boy’s Rolled Ice Cream Truck is there for dessert!

Demonstrations and Wagon Rides

Walk around Maybury Farm to see farm demonstrations: sheep shearing, wool spinning with Michigan Handspinners Guild, and even a blacksmith! Take a relaxing and fun wagon ride through the fields and forest areas surrounding Maybury Farm.

This is one event that you will not want to miss. Additionally, parking is free at Maybury Farm. For more information, visit www.mayburyfarm.org/farmfest.

Memorial Day Parades in Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Memorial Day Parades in Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, Michigan

Americans look forward to Memorial Day weekend for many reasons. Usually, it marks one of the first warm, summer-like weekends. Because it’s a federal holiday, it gives us extra time to spend time with our loved ones, families, and friends.

But as admirable as that is, this holiday exists as a remembrance for those brave souls who gave their lives in wars so that you and I can remain free.

On the memorial in Novi, dedicated on May 30, 1952, it reads: “in memory of all veterans who gave their lives that we may live.” Simply said, but very appropriate.

Did you know Memorial Day has been around since 1868? Major General John A. Logan instituted Decoration Day in May. The idea was for people of our nation to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers of the Union Army, after the Civil War, “with choicest flowers of springtime.” Businesses would close and flags would fly at half-mast.

Later, after the first World War, the day was appropriated to honor the fallen from all American wars. In Michigan, Decoration Day was made into a state holiday in 1871 and in 1882, Decoration Day became Memorial Day. In 1971, Memorial Day was made a national holiday and placed on the last Monday in May.

What better way to enter into the spirit of the day than to bring your loved ones and friends to watch or even be in your community’s parade? If you live in Novi, Northville or South Lyon you are fortunate! There are events happening in each community.

Celebrating Our Veterans in Novi, Northville, and South Lyon

Northville, Michigan Memorial Day Parade

  • Monday, May 28
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.

The Northville VFW will be hosting the 2018 parade. It will begin at Northville Downs and end with a ceremony at Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville.

For more information, contact the VFW post at 248-348-1490 or visit www.downtownnorthville.com

Novi, Michigan Memorial Day Parade

  • Monday, May 28
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Parade route: along 10 Mile, beginning at Karim Blvd

Novi wants you to be in the parade! If you own a business, have a band, are part of a scout troop, a civic organization, a family who wants to march together, or even a kid with a decorated bike - you can join in!

This event doesn’t only honor the fallen, but also our veterans and those currently serving in the military. This is especially great for those who have family members who are currently in the military. For information about how to participate in the parade, visit the City of Novi’s website.

In addition, Novi is hosting a Memorial Day run, starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 28. There will be a 5K and 10K starting at 8:00 am and a 1-mile fun run starting at 9:00 a.m. Each participant receives a free t-shirt. Veterans, returning runners or canned food donations are $5 off!

  • Regular Price: $10 for the Fun Run, $24 for the 5K, and $24 for the 10K (Before May 2)
  • Add $5 to each if you register after May 2.
  • Registration: Register online at novimemorialdayrun.com or print a form from the website and send it to: Running Race Management P.O. Box 1094, Novi, MI 48376-1094.

South Lyon, Michigan Memorial Day Parade

  • Monday, May 28
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Parade route: 10 Mile/Lake Street from Bartlett Elementary through downtown to Reynold Street Parkway.

The parade will end in South Lyon Cemetery with a commemorative ceremony organized by VFW Post 2502. For more information, please see the South Lyon website.

Conclusion

You can make this Memorial Day into a true day of remembrance and honor of our local veterans. We hope you have a great holiday.

May 2018 Events for the City of Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville Michigan Upcoming Events

Spring has arrived in Michigan and so have a whole bunch of new events and activities in the City of Northville. There are running events as well as one-time spectacles for all ages. Read below to find fun for your friends and family.

Recurring Events in May

Farmers Market

  • Thursdays in May
  • Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Northville Downs
  • Northwest corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Rd, Northville, MI

All through May, come visit farmer stands to buy fresh produce and flowers as well as a whole array of food, crafts, and handmade goodies. Get advice from master gardeners!

ESL Conversation Group

  • Tuesdays in May
  • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Northville Library
  • Address: 212 W Cady St, Northville, MI 48167

Are you learning English? Want to improve your language skills? Drop in at our informal conversation group to learn in a kind and comfortable environment.

Sporcle Live Trivia Night

  • Wednesday Nights in May
  • Time: 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm
  • Location: North Center Brewing Company
  • Address: 410 N Center St, Northville, MI 48167

Do you love trivia? Two chances every Wednesday night to win gift cards will bring fun and camaraderie to your life. You might even find out you’re smarter than you thought!

Running Events in May

The 19th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

  • May 4 - 19
  • Location: Northville Art House
  • Address: 215 W Cady St, Northville, MI 48167

Are you a young artist? Do you want to support growing artists? Northville Art House has put on this juried exhibition since 1999 and has, in the past, had over 100 participating middle and high school students from local schools.

This exhibit gives students a chance to feel what it’s like to work in the world of art and gives them a place to display their work from school in a celebratory space. If you are passionate about fine arts in education, this is your chance to support that work in the community. The Northville Art House encourages all young students to display their art and get feedback.

For more information, please see Northville Art House’s upcoming exhibit.

Northville Spring Carnival

  • May 10 - May 13
  • Location: Northville Downs parking lot
  • Address: 301 S. Center Street, Northville
  • Presented by Elliott’s Amusements

Come one; come all to the annual spring carnival in Downtown Northville. Buy wristbands and make the most of the weekend or stop by for a quick funnel cake and ride on the carnival rides for a night. There are midway games and food, big and small rides and prizes for every age.

For more information, please see Northville Chamber of Commerce’s website.

One of a Kind Events

History of Northville Police and Fire Departments with Hugh H. Jordan III

  • Monday, May 7
  • Time: 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
  • Location: Northville District Library
  • Address: 212 W Cady St, Northville, MI 48167

Explore Northville’s past through the eyes of a retired firefighter and member of the community, whose family has served for a total of 166 years. Learn about historical emergency events from the perspective of first responders. Not to be missed!

I Love The 90’s Trivia Night Part 2

  • Tuesday, May 8
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Northville District Library Carlo Meeting Room
  • Address: 212 W Cady St, Northville, MI 48167

Love trivia? Love the 90s? Continue this fun game night in round 2. For more information and to register, please see the Northville District Library’s website.

Conclusion

Northville is one of those communities that have it all: beautiful, historic surroundings, not-to-be-missed events, and the wonderful people who make it all happen. Join up with friends and family for one or all of these fun times.

April 2018 Events in the City of Novi, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Novi, MI events April 2018

Spring is finally here - at least in name - and Novi has an array of fun community events to both fill those rainy spring weekends or nights and bring you outside a bit to enjoy the season warming up. There’s something here for everyone - adults, kids, families, and seniors.

Euchre Tournament

  • Saturday, April 7
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Registration: $7 resident /non-resident $8.50

They say Euchre is a Michigan game. If so, Michigan is a genius because this game never gets old. This 8-round tournament comes with gift certificates for the winners and dinner included for everyone. There will be sub sandwiches, cake, pop, and chips as a break in the middle of play after 4 rounds. Make sure to bring quarters for euchres and reneges.

Novi CARES

  • Saturday, April 21
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Every year, Novi demonstrates its commitment to the Earth and to our community with these five events centered around environmental responsibility and community togetherness. Each of the letters in CARES stands for a community event inspired by caring for the earth - and two of them fall in April this year! Bring your kids, bring yourself, and have a fun time while learning something.

Earth Day

  • Saturday, April 21
  • Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: MSU Tollgate Farm / Education Center Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi Mi 48375

Plan to celebrate Earth Day by doing something positive to help. This working event is in partnership with MSU Extension Tollgate at the Harvest Garden. Please plan to bring shovels and garden gloves, and wear gardening shoes.

Arbor Day

  • Saturday, April 28
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rotary Park, 22220 Roethel Dr, Novi, MI 48375

How would you like to teach your children about Arbor Day first hand? Come out to plant, mulch, and weed the trees in Rotary Park.

Mom and Me Tea

  • Saturday, April 28
  • Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Ages 4 and up
  • Registration ends April 14th $10/$12 non-resident per person

A beautiful time to learn and play together as female family members - mother, grandmother, aunt and daughter or niece! Learn how to decorate cakes, how chocolate is made and how good it is for you! Chef George Rapitis, an instructor at Schoolcraft College for the culinary arts, will teach all this. There will also be plenty of time for tea, punch, and sweets.

To register, please see online registration.

Novi Half Marathon

  • Saturday, April 28
  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Location: Start and end at Novi Middle School, 49000 W 11 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48374
  • Cost: Prices Vary

It’s not just a half marathon; it’s a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile race through the City of Novi. The course is flat with a scenic view of Island Lake and horse farms. A DJ will provide encouragement and fun at the start and finish area. Get a high-quality Tech Shirt for participating and a medal for completing the half marathon and 10K. Proceeds go to the Novi Parks Foundation and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Visit www.springrobinraces.com for more information and to register.

Senior Events in April

A Taste of Poland Luncheon

  • Thursday, April 5
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Age: 55+
  • Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center, 25075 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi, MI 48375

Pierogi, paczkis, and kielbasa... the best of Polish comfort food well beloved in Michigan. But there’s more to Poland than just those foods! Debra Willbanks of Armchair Travel will present a travel log of Poland to fill your senses and make you feel as though you have been there yourself.

Island Escape - A Senior Socialite Event

  • Thursday, April 26
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Age: 50+
  • Price: $8
  • Location: TBA
  • Ticket Deadline: Apr 19 or until sold out

There’s nothing more inviting than an Island escape in the middle of April in Michigan. We have all been longing for more warm weather! Warm weather is on the way, but why not escape for an evening to the tropical beaches brought right to you?

You can almost smell the fresh flowers, the warm breeze and hear the island music. Come to enjoy the Hawaiian food, learn about island culture, and hear some excellent island music by Melanee Hirvela. Not only that, but this event is put on in cooperation with neighboring communities Livonia, Northville, South Lyon, and Wixom so you never know who you might meet!

For more information on older adult events, please see special events.

Takeaway

From a Euchre Tournament and Mom and Me Tea to special events for older adults, there is something for all ages in the City of Novi in April. If you would like to learn more about purchasing a home in the family-friendly city, please give us a call. We would be honored to help!

248-348-7200

Making Maple Sugar Tours in Southeast Michigan – Maybury Farm & More

by The Jamey Kramer Group

One of the most Michigan things you can do is to attend a Maple Syrup or Maple Sugar tour at one of our many parks throughout Southeast Michigan. You may not know how popular and fun it is to learn how to tap Maple trees for their syrup.

There are several ways you can participate in this annual ritual, and even take home some of the sweet stuff for yourself. And, there is still time!

Maybury Farm Making Maple Syrup Tours

Maybury Farm

  • 50165 8 Mile Rd., Northville, MI 48167
  • March 31, 2018
  • 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:15 pm
  • Cost: $7.00 per person and children 2 and under are free.  

This is a full family event and your kids will love it. If you have ever wondered how maple syrup is made or have read about it but never seen it in action, you can take a tour to find out.

Tours begin with a wagon ride out to Maybury Farm’s Sugar Bush. Upon arrival, a guide will take you to the maple woods to learn about which trees give sap good for syrup, how best to “tap” a tree for sap, and how it is collected so as not to waste it. Participants can even taste the sap straight from the tree!

Another wagon ride takes you to the “sugar shack” for the cooking down demonstration. You will get to see firsthand how the sap is cooked to make maple syrup we know and love. In addition, you will learn all about how it gets graded, and why, and how you can make your very own maple syrup at home!

Your tour concludes with the chance to warm up at the Maybury Farm Welcome Center with hot drinks, snacks, and a blazing wood stove reminiscent of pioneer times. You can buy your own jug of Michigan maple syrup to take home and a book of free recipes that work well with maple syrup - not that you’ll have any problem eating it up!

Kids of all ages will benefit from the outdoors and learn a lot about one of the oldest gathering techniques in America!

This is a very popular event and space is limited. The earlier you arrive, the better, to reserve a spot. Private farm tours are available for groups of 15 or more: call 248-374-0200.

The cost for the Making Maple Syrup Tours is $7.00 per person and children 2 and under are free.  

Visit www.mayburyfarm.org to learn more or please call 248-916-3033.

Kensington Metropark: Maple’s Sweet Story

Kensington Metropark Farm Center

  • 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380
  • March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $5 adult, $3 child*

Kensington Metropark is one of Southeast Michigan’s great treasures. It is also offering guided Maple Sugaring tours March 31.

This is a guided walk through Kensington Metropark’s Farm Center sugar bush. You can learn everything from how the ancient Native Americans collected maple sap and turned it into sugar and syrup, to how to choose the right tree for sap, to how sap has been collected and boiled down over time.

This process hasn’t changed very much over the years. Samples at the end of your tour and syrup available for purchase. Or step into the Farmhouse Grille to down a stack of pancakes with pure Michigan maple syrup.

Tours begin every half hour and last about 1 hour. They are entirely outdoors, so dress appropriately!

* Please note that a Metropark vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark. The cost is $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.

For more information, please see www.metroparks.com/facilities-education/kensington-farm-center/ or call 248-684-8632.

Easter Egg Hunts in Novi, Northville, and South Lyon, MI 2018

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Easter Egg Hunts 2018

It’s hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. The holiday falls on April Fool’s Day this year too! While we are all waiting for warmer temperatures, now is the time to start planning your holiday activities and make brunch plans.

Novi, Michigan: Paradise Park Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. (Doors open at 10:15 p.m.)
  • Location: Paradise Park, 45799 Grand River, Novi, MI 48374
  • Cost for Easter Egg Hunt: $8.00 per person
  • Optional Buffet Lunch (11:00 am to 12:30 pm): $10.95 per person (6 and over) $7.95 (Children 5 and younger)
  • Pre-registration is required – call 248-735-1050

If you live in the Novi, Michigan area, you won’t want your children to miss this popular event. The Paradise Park Easter Egg Hunt festivities start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24.  Your little ones will have the opportunity to collect some of the thousands of eggs!

After the Easter egg hunt, an optional buffet lunch will be served for the additional fee. The buffet will be served from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and will include appetizers, homemade pizza, breadsticks, salad, and unlimited beverage.

Please note: Due to the popularity of this event, advanced reservations and payment is required. For more information, please visit the Facebook page at Paradise Park Novi or call 248-735-1050.

Novi, Michigan: Eggstravaganza

  • Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fuerst Park, 45325 10 Mile Road, Novi MI 48375
  • Ages 2 and up
  • Cost: $5 per child

This highly anticipated (by all children) event has everything you could wish for in Easter Egg hunts. There will be a hunt for every age from toddlers on up, so all the kids come away with prizes. There will also be crafts for different age groups and Easter Bunny visits throughout the afternoon.

Please note:

  • Leave Easter baskets at home.
  • No registrations will at the door. To register online, please see www.cityofnovi.org.

For more information please see the City of Novi Eggstravaganza flyer or call the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department at 248-347-0400.

South Lyon, Michigan Annual Easter Egg Hunt

  • March 31, 2018
  • Location: Volunteer Park, 21620 N. Dixboro,  South Lyon, MI 48178
  • Time: TBD

The Kiwanis Club of South Lyon will be stuffing thousands of Easter eggs on March 19. The eggs will be stuffed for the Annual Easter Hunt on March 31 at Volunteer Park in South Lyon.

For more information, please check the Kiwanis Club of South Lyon's Facebook page.

Northville, Michigan: Maybury Farm Annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 11 a.m. (gates open at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Location: Maybury Farm, 50165 8 Mile Rd., Northville, MI 48168
  • Admission Cost: $5 per vehicle (cash only)

Maybury Farm’s annual Easter egg hunt happens a little later this year - after Easter. That will give you time to make more plans for Easter weekend, and it will give the weather time to warm up!

Come see the animals, get your face painted, see the Easter Bunny, Smokey the Bear and, much more. Easter egg hunts are separated by age, so every child can come away with a prize! The egg hunts are limited to the first 700 children, so be sure to get there early for a spot.

Please note: There will be limited free parking at Maybury Farm. Additional parking will be available at Maybury State Park, however, an annual Recreation Passport is required for $11 available at a Secretary of State's office or at park entry.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:

11:00 a.m.: 2 to 3-year-olds

11:30 a.m.: 4 to 6-year-olds

12:00 p.m.: 7 to 10-year-olds

For more information, please see Northville’s Eggstravaganza.

Conclusion

There are so many ways to make this Easter a wonderful and celebratory time for the whole family. Happy planning and Happy Easter!

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in March for the City Of Novi

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Novi, Michigan upcoming events

The weather in Michigan isn’t usually nice yet in March and we are all longing for some time outdoors by then. Thankfully, the City of Novi has a fun schedule of upcoming events planned for you, friends, and family, no matter your age.

2018 Bowl-A-Thon

  • Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Novi Bowl, 21700 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48375

The 2018 Bowl-A-Thon at Novi Bowl is almost here. This fun event has been running for 35 years and counting. On Saturday, March 3, you can come to bowl, donate a prize, sponsor a lane, and much more!

This event helps many community organizations that are in high demand every single year:

  • Novi Youth Assistance
  • The Mentors Plus Camp
  • Youth Recognition
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Educational and Recreation Scholarships
  • Jeanne Clarke Teen Center

These great programs need our help to continue running, and they often depend on the funds raised at this event.

What better way to give back to your community and serve the youth in your town? You can form a team to participate in the bowl-a-thon or sponsor a lane for just $100.

Corporate sponsorships are quite welcome too, for just $500. If you don’t have $100, you can donate prizes and other items to include in the gift bags for each bowler or collect a group donation from family, coworkers, and friends.  Chances are, they are looking for a great cause to contribute to.

Novi Youth Assistance, the host of the Bowl-A-Thon, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization so any donation will be tax deductible.

Team Registration

Register your team online by clicking here.

Bowler Information Packet

Please download a bowler information packet for each bowler.  Pledge sheets are due at check-in.

For questions or if you need additional information, please call 248-347-0410.

The Novi Choralaires & Novi Concert Band

Novi is lucky enough to have two musical ensemble groups who are offering two different concerts in March:

Novi Choralaires Joint Concert with Novi Concert Band

  • Sunday, March 4
  • Time: 3:00 pm
  • Location: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375

Novi Concert Band Winter Concert

  • Sunday, March 18
  • Time: 3:00 pm
  • Location: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375

Looking for Leprechauns Luncheon

  • Senior Citizen’s Luncheon – Ages 55+
  • Thursday, March 15
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center, 25075 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi MI 48375

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by eating a traditional Irish meal served by volunteer leprechauns and listening to an Irish Piper. Entertainment will be provided by Balancing Earth.

This event is located at the Meadowbrook Activity Center and is $7.50 for residents and $9 for non-residents. It is sponsored in partnership with O’Brien Sullivan Funeral Home. The ticket deadline is March 8 or until sold out.

Helpful Classes in March

A number of great classes will be held in March for those looking for help with different common concerns. These topics can be helpful for anyone, but are particularly helpful for senior citizens!

10+ Things You Need To Know To Enroll in Medicare

  • Thursday, March 8
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location:  Novi Public Library, 45255 W. Ten Mile Rd, Novi MI 48375

Financial Crimes, Scams and Identity Theft

  • Tuesday, March 20
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375

How to Review Your Estate Plan

  • Wednesday, March 28
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Eggstravaganza
  • Sunday, March 25
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location:  Fuerst Park, 45325 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
     

Bring your children ages 2 and up for a fun afternoon with crafts, bunny visits, and multiple age egg hunts. Please leave Easter baskets at home.

The price is $5 per child and you may register online. Please note that no registrations will be taken at the door.

For questions and more information please call the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department at 248-347-0400.

Conclusion

Help beat the end-of-winter blues by joining in the fun at the bowl-a-thon, attending a concert or luncheon with a friend, learning new things or an Easter egg hunt. We hope your March this year is lucky and full of fun.

 

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