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Halloween Events 2017: Northville, Novi, & South Lyon, MI

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Children in Halloween costumes

Fall is the perfect time to experience Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, Michigan. Trees are adorned with bright red, orange, and yellow leaves and the days are crisp.

These family-friendly towns offer a number of Halloween events that your family won’t want to miss. From the Skeletons Are Alive in Northville to a special Halloween luncheon for seniors 55+ and the Halloween Spooktacular in Novi, there is something for all to enjoy.

Be sure to check out the following Halloween events in Northville, Novi, and South Lyon taking place this week.

Northville Halloween Happenings

Skeletons Are Alive

  • Month of October
  • Downtown Northville, Michigan

Have you had the chance to walk the streets of Northville during October? You still have time! There are over 110 skeletons scattered throughout Downtown Northville. Bring your children and see how many you can count. In addition, check out the spiders that have taken over town square!

This is the 7th annual Skeletons Are Alive event. This year’s theme is “October in the Ville.”

Northville Trick-or-Treating Hours

  • October 31
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Northville’s trick-or-treating hours will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Be sure to stop by the Northville City Hall for the Fire Station Open House. Additionally, there will be a costume contest at the Northville Community Center at 7:30 pm.

Please note that the streets of Northville’s’ Historic District will be closed from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

For more information, please see www.northvillesquare.com.

Novi Halloween Happenings

Monsters on Main

  • Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Street at Grand River in Novi
  • Cost: Ages 2-12 $5.00 per child

This event was rescheduled to October 30. There will be trick-or-treating, games, crafts, and a pumpkin patch.

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

A Be “Witching” Halloween Bash Luncheon

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center, 25075 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi
  • Ages: 55+
  • Cost: Residents $7.50 and Non-residents $9.00

Calling all adults ages 55+ for a special Halloween luncheon sponsored in partnership with Rose Center. Entertainment will be provided by John Latini.

For availability, please call 248-347-0414.

Halloween Spooktacular

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Twelve Oaks Mall, 27500 Novi Rd., Novi, MI

Do you have a little one that loves American Girl dolls? Come and celebrate Halloween at the American Girl store at Twelve Oaks Mall! Girls who wear their costume and visit the store will receive a special treat while supplies last. In addition, there will be a Halloween Boo Box craft and the opportunity to pose for a photo.

The American Girl store is located on the upper level near Nordstrom department store.

Novi Trick-or-Treating Hours

  • October 31
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Recommended trick-or-treating hours are 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

South Lyon Trick-or-Treating Hours

  • October 31
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please be sure to confirm the trick-or-treating times with your city as they are subject to change.

Takeaway

There are many exciting Halloween events to choose from in the cities of Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, Michigan. From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, have a safe and happy Halloween!

November 2017 Events: Novi, Northville, and South Lyon, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

November is the beginning of the holiday season for many. Get out and celebrate the end of fall, Thanksgiving, and the beginning of the holidays with one of many events in Novi, Northville, and South Lyon, Michigan.

Northville, Michigan

Northville Holiday Home Tour

  • November 17-18, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northville
  • Cost: $25 in advance, $30 on the event day

Are you looking for inspiration on how to decorate your home for the holidays? How would you like to see how other people decorate their houses? Five privately owned houses in Northville will be decorated from top to bottom on this amazing tour. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. For more information, please see the Northville Community Foundation’s website.

Holiday Lighted Parade

  • November 17, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Northville

Kick off the holiday season with neighbors and friends. Come see the lighting of the Christmas tree in Town Square and stay for the Greens Market to deck out your own house too!

The Holiday Lighted Parade will begin and end at the Community Center/Board of Education Parking Lot, located behind those buildings off Cady Street. Parade line up begins at 5:45 p.m., with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please see Hometown Holidays.

  • November 17-18, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northville
  • Cost: $25 in advance, $30 on the event day

Are you looking for inspiration on how to decorate your home for the holidays? How would you like to see how other people decorate their houses? Five privately owned houses in Northville will be decorated from top to bottom on this amazing tour. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. For more information, please see the Northville Community Foundation’s website

Greens Market - Town Square

  • November 18th, Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 19th, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Northville

Plan to attend this Farmers Market right in Northville. Choose from an assortment of your favorite holiday greens for sale to decorate your home or office. This is a great way to support local farmers while decorating for the holidays.  

Novi, Michigan

American Girl Slumber Party

  • Friday, November 3, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Grades K-6
  • Novi Civic Center, 45175 10 Mile Road, Novi MI 48375
  • Cost: Price: Residents - $14 / Non-Residents - $17

Do you have a little girl in grade K-6 that loves American Girls? Here is her opportunity to wear her favorite PJs, bring a sleeping bag and pillow, her American Girl doll, and enjoy the movie, Lea to the Rescue.

For more information, please see Experience Novi.

Addicted to Movies Not Drugs

  • Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.
  • Location: Novi Emagine Theatre, 44425 West 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377
  • Novi Teens Grades 7-12
  • Cost: $10 per student

All Novi teens in grades 7-12 are invited to an all-night movie marathon at the Novi Emagine Theatre. Pizza, popcorn, and soda will be provided. This event is sponsored by The City of Novi Youth Council, the Novi Fire and Police Departments, and the Novi Emagine Theatre.

For more information and to purchase tickets, see the City of Novi’s website.

A Harvest of Thanksgiving Memories Luncheon

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center, 25075 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi MI 48375
  • Ages 55+
  • Cost: $7.50 for residents and $9 for nonresidents

Gather with friends for the Harvest of Thanksgiving Memories Luncheon at the Meadowbrook Activity Center in Novi. Special entertainment will be provided by Special Blend.

For more information, please see the City of Novi’s website.

Parents Night Out

  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Civic Center, 45175 10 Mile Road, Novi MI 48375
  • Grades K-6

Do you have children in grades K-6? How would you like a night out? Drop the kids off for a few hours of pizza, crafts, games, and more on November 17! Rest easy that your kids are having a blast while you do your holiday shopping or just take a breather.

For registration information, please see online registration.

South Lyon, Michigan

The Village Strings Dulcimers Concert

  • Sunday, November 26
  • 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6

The South Lyon area Historical Society will be sponsoring a concert to be held at the Little Village Chapel in South Lyon. Tickets are available at Bakman Florist, Java House Café, and Parkside Cleaners beginning November 1. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Takeaway

From the Holiday Lighted Parade to a special concert in South Lyon, there are many exciting events to choose from in November in the cities of Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, Michigan.

If you are interested in moving to one of these family-friendly cities, please give our office a call. We would be honored to help with all your real estate needs.

248-348-7200

 

Photo courtesy of Northville Community Foundation.

 

South Lyon, Michigan Pumpkinfest 2017

by The Jamey Kramer Group

South Lyon’s 33-year tradition continues this year as the city gears up for fall weather. Come enjoy the sunny days as the air turns crisp and be part of your community in Downtown South Lyon. The heart of Pumpkinfest has been to support its nonprofit businesses through visiting their booths and hearing about what they do. They all show up and put on games just to tell the community about the vital roles they serve.

South Lyon’s Pumpkinfest was also started to benefit the local churches, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts clubs of South Lyon, and its athletic programs. Because of community support and the continuing efforts of those who are part of Pumpkinfest every year, this celebration has been able to donate $125,000 to these great programs. So this is South Lyon’s way of saying “thank you and please keep up your much needed support!”

Mark your calendar so that you don’t miss a thing.

South Lyon’s Pumpkinfest

  • September 22, 23 & 24, 2017
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: Downtown South Lyon

Pumpkinfest kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22 with the Biergarten/Main Stage opening on Wells Street.

Main Stage Schedule:

Friday, September 22:   Open from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • $3 cover charge for entry.  Cash only.
  • Beverages are sold by tickets only. Tickets may be purchased at the beer tent on Friday night.
  • Valid ID for the Beer tent is required.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Dig A Phony

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Persuasion

9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Persuasion

Saturday, September 23: Open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday fun begins at 10:00 a.m. with the Pumpkinfest Parade, a craft show at Milennium Middle School, and food, music, inflatables, Ultimate Air Dogs show, and more downtown.

Parade Information:

Get into the fall spirit and find a spot at the 33rd annual Pumpkinfest parade. This year’s theme is Remembering Yesteryear 60’s & 70’s. Watch the floats and listen to the bands as they go by.

The 2017 Pumpkinfest Parade Grand Marshall is Mrs. Diane Roest, owner of Diane's Doll House.

Where to Get a Good Seat for the Parade:

  • Any place along Pontiac Trail from Lyon Trail Subdivision to West Liberty Street.
  • Along West Liberty Street between Pontiac Trial and South Warren Street.
  • Along South Warren Street south of West Lake Street.

The rest of Saturday includes:

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 3rd Degree Burns

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Sweet Revenge

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - DJ Music

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Sam Corbin

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Short Bus

8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. - Square Pegz

10:15 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Square Pegz

Sunday, September 24: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Battle of the Bands

Come back on Sunday to witness all the contests: the Great Pumpkin contest, pie eating contests, more inflatables, another Ultimate Air Dogs show and the Battle of the Bands, to name just the highlights!

Takeaway

If you would like to support South Lyon’s local nonprofits and have a good time, look no further. Find all the entertainment and great food you want right in the heart of South Lyon, Michigan.

For more information, please see www.southlyonpumpkinfest.com.

Summer Events in Novi, Northville, and South Lyon for August 2017

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Summer Events in Novi, Northville, and South Lyon for August

The dog days of summer are right around the corner. By then, most of us will have taken our vacations, gotten our tans, and are gearing up for the school year to begin. Don’t forget there are still many fun local events scheduled in August in Novi, Northville, and South Lyon, Michigan in August. There will be family fun and fun for the young and the young-at-heart.

Novi, Michigan Events

Sizzling Summer Kids Wonderful Wednesdays

  • August 2 – Cirque Amongus, Circus Acts
  • August 9 – Gemini, Musical Duo
  • August 16 – Crazy Craig, Juggler
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Cost: Free

Sizzling Summer Kids Wonderful Wednesdays are here to stay through August. Bring your kids to listen, learn, and wiggle at Fuerst Park. In case of inclement weather, the events will be held at the Novi Public Library. For more information, please call Novi Parks at 248-347-0400.

A Piece of Paradise

  • Friday, August 4
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
  • Price: Resident $7.00 / Non-Resident $8.50

If you’re looking for a relaxed event to attend with other senior citizens - Age 55+ - this is especially for you. This Hawaiian theme will bring you the scents, tastes, and sounds of a Hawaiian paradise: Hawaiian style appetizers and an island culture that will leave you feeling like you’ve taken a mini getaway.

This event is in partnership with Waltonwood at Twelve Oaks and Lake of Novi Health Campus. The ticket deadline is July 27 or until sold out.

Northville, Michigan Events

Northville’s great events continue through August. If you haven’t been to one of these yet this summer, this is your opportunity. Stroll through a festival or farmers market, bring your kids to dance around with other little ones on a Tuesday morning or listen under the stars on one of summer’s last Friday Nights Concert Series.

Buy Michigan Now Festival

  • Friday, August 4: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 5: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm 
  • Sunday, August 6: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown Northville

Mark you calendar for the 9th annual Buy Michigan Now Festival from August 4 through August 6 in Downtown Northville. This event is a great way to celebrate Michigan-based businesses and Michigan products. Bring the whole family to enjoy the celebration with live music, activities for children, treats, street vendors, and more. For more information, please see www.buymichigannowfest.com/home.php.

Friday Night Concert Series

  • Friday nights
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m.
  • Town Square across from Great Harvest
  • Cost: Free and family friendly.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy. Note: there is no concert scheduled for August 4 due to the Buy Michigan Now Festival. August concerts include:

  • August 11: Gia Warner - Classic Rock       
  • August 18: Dr. Swift - Classic Rock
  • August 25: Steve King and the Dittlies - Classic Rock

Northville’s Farmers Market

  • Thursdays
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Corner of 7 mile and Sheldon across from Northville Downs

Come and stroll through the booths of local produce, locally produced art and products or chat with a master gardener from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information about the Northville Farmers Market, please contact the Northville Chamber of Commerce at 248-349-7640 or visit www.northville.org.

Tunes on Tuesday: Children’s Concert Series

  • Tuesdays
  • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Town Square across from Great Harvest
  • Cost: Free

There will a different musical act each week for your children and you to enjoy. Bring a blanket and prepare to dance and wiggle. For the list of upcoming concerts, please see www.downtownnorthville.com/1/163/files/Flyer-TunesOnTuesdays2017.pdf

South Lyon, Michigan Events

Concerts at McHattie Park

  • Friday Nights
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: McHattie Park
  • Cost: Free

This concert series runs through fall. Come to the McHattie Park gazebo, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and soak up some of the last sounds and feels of summer. Rain cancellations will be posted on www.southlyonmi.org and the city sign. Upcoming August concerts include:

  • August 4 – Fast Eddy
  • August 11 – Bill Bynum & Co
  • August 18 – Rich Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies
  • August 25 – Invasion

South Lyon’s Farmers Market

  • Saturdays in August
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Veteran's Memorial Parking Lot Pontiac Trail & Liberty Street

This is where you come to find fresh, local produce, home goods, hand crafted items, and much more!

Takeaway

Don’t let summer end without making the most of it. If you haven’t been to your local events yet, now is the chance. From farmers markets to Friday night concerts, you have a number of fun events to choose from in Novi, Northville, and South Lyon, Michigan.

New Building Forecast for 2017 - Novi and Lyon Township in Top Ten

by The Jamey Kramer Group

New construction

The real estate market has hit 10-year highs in Southeast Michigan. This is news to celebrate for anyone buying or selling a home in the area. One of the main problems we see everywhere is the lack of enough inventory for more home buyers. If you are one of those buyers, have faith!

Here are some stats published by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) on new home permits.

Last year, 9,925 new residential buildings were authorized last year, including single-family homes, condos, and apartments in the 9 counties surrounding Detroit. In addition, new construction is up 11 percent so far in 2017. This time last year, the increase was only 7 percent.

We had a healthy economy in 2016, with only a 5.2% average unemployment rate and a 2% growth rate in jobs overall in Michigan.

Low Inventory of Homes

The four county areas - Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Livingston - have had the lowest inventory of homes and been most active in the SEMCOG data. Meaning, more people are looking to buy and sell homes in these areas. Houses in many communities are spending an average of 35 or fewer days on the market.

Novi had 232 new single-family homes built there last year. One of the builders doing work in Novi is Toll Brothers, building in four different communities around the city.

Lyon Township had 312 new residential units in 2016 and more development is in the works. One project at Erwin’s Orchard may be starting up this year.

Other counties on the top 10 list for new construction according to SEMCOG:

  • Commerce Township - 266
  • Brownstown Township - 266
  • Shelby Township - 282
  • Rochester Hills - 372
  • Canton Township - 505
  • Macomb Township - 516
  • Ann Arbor - 545
  • Detroit - 1,098

According to the Home Builders Association of Michigan, 2017 is looking like the best year since 2006 if it continues the way it has. While this does not return us to pre-recession highs, it is a steady upward trend. The forecast is good through the fall, which means if you’re looking right now and haven’t found something, you should keep looking. There may be more housing available as the summer progresses.

The other thing to keep in mind is that, while there are more single family homes being built, the net gain of new condos being built is 44%. Condo living is actually very attractive for many buyers - with single floors and wide doorways and many amenities the single-family detached home doesn’t have.

Take Away

The new home forecast is looking great for 2017 as job market conditions continue to improve. New home construction looks like it will continue through the summer and fall in some of most sought-after areas in Metro Detroit.

If you are looking for a new house in Northville, Novi or the South Lyon areas, please give us a call. We would be honored to help.

248-348-7200

 

 

Easter Egg Hunts in Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, MI 2017

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Easter egg hunts

We might be ushering in more rainy weather, but the temperatures are rising and the flowers are beginning to burst forth. Easter is right around the corner! Are you looking for something to do with your little ones?

Here’s a little guide to help you find that egg hunt for the kids in Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, Michigan.

Northville, MI Easter Egg Hunt: Maybury Farm Annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: 50165 8 Mile Rd., Northville, MI 48168

Here is another option for your Easter weekend at Maybury Farm in Northville, MI. Bring your little ones to see all the farm animals and exhibits and meet the Easter Bunny. But that’s not all! Give your kids a chance to meet Smokey the Bear, the Tooth Fairy, and Candy Cops!

The egg hunt begins at 11:00 am. There is a $5 per car fee and is payable right at the gate. The Easter Egg Hunt is limited to the first 700 children, so be sure you arrive early. For more information, please see Northville Community Foundation.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:

11:00 am: 2-3 year olds
11:15 am: 4-6 year olds
11:30 am: 7-10 year olds

Novi, MI Easter Egg Hunt: Paradise Park Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Location: Paradise Park, 45799 Grand River, Novi, MI 48374
  • Cost for Easter Egg Hunt: $7.00 per person
  • Cost for Pizza Buffet Lunch: $9.95 per person.  

This egg hunt is perfect for the whole family. Come for the egg hunt and stay for the lunch buffet! There will be thousands of eggs to find - filled with candy, tokens and other surprises. The buffet is offered for an additional fee, and you must call to pre-register. There will be appetizers, pizza, breadsticks, salad and unlimited beverages.

Advanced reservations and payments are required. Doors open at 10:15 am and the Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:30 am. For more information, please see  Paradise Park’s website  or call 248-735-1050.

South Lyon, MI Easter Egg Hunt: Easter Egg Scramble

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 am Fire Departments and Easter Bunny
  • Time: 12:00 pm Easter Egg Scramble
  • Location: Volunteer Park in South Lyon (northeast corner of 8 Mile and Dixboro Road)

South Lyon’s Easter festivities will begin at 11:00 am on April 15. Your children will be able to see emergency vehicles from the South Lyon Fire Department, the South Lyon Police Department, and the Lyon Township Fire Department. The Oakland County Sheriff will also be in attendance as well at the Easter Bunny!

Easter Egg Scrambles will begin at 12:00 pm according to age groups from youngest to oldest. Children from surrounding communities are welcome as well.

For more information, please see South Lyon’s website.

Take Away

Happy spring and Happy Easter to all from all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group! We hope you are able to enjoy the fun activities in Northville, Novi, and South Lyon, Michigan this coming weekend.


 

February Local Events in Novi, Northville & South Lyon

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Are you looking for something to do in February in the Novi, Northville, and South Lyon, Michigan area? Take a look at some of the exciting events offered below to help chase away the winter blues.

Novi, Michigan February Events

Valentine’s Mad Hatter Luncheon

  • Tuesday,  February 14
  • Time: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
  • 25075 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi, MI 48375

Don’t be late for this most important date! The Valentine’s Mad Hatter Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 14 for ages 55+ on the Meadowbrook Activity Center in Novi. You are invited to wear your finest Alice in Wonderland character costume or a comical grandiose hat. This program is sponsored in partnership with Waltonwood at Twelve Oaks.

  • Price: Residents: $7.50 / Non Residents: $9.00
  • Ticket Deadline: February 7 or until the event is sold out

Please call 248-347-0414 for more information.

Camp Arctic Adventure

  • February 20-22 (Mid-Winter Break)
  • Monday – Wednesday
  • Time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Novi Ice Arena
  • 42400 Nick Lidstrom Dr, Novi, MI 48375

Are you looking for something for your children to do over Mid-Winter Break? Camp Arctic Adventure will be held at the Novi Ice Arena from February 20-22. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in activities including ice skating, an indoor human snow blower competition, and Novi’s very own Mini-Iditarod! Please have your child bring a lunch and dress for the outdoors.

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Price: Residents: $119 / Non-Residents: $142
  • One-Day Price: Residents $43 / Non-Residents $51

For more information, please contact the City of Novi - Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services at 248-347-0400.

Coffee with a Cop Day

  • Friday, February 24
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Fire Station #2
  • 919 Paramont, Novi MI 48377

How would you like to have a cup of coffee with the local police department? On Friday, February 24, you will have the opportunity. Stop by Fire Station #2 with your questions or concerns from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. There will be no agenda or speeches.

Northville, Michigan February Events

Live Professional Theatre

  • Play: Sexy Laundry
  • Tipping Point Theatre
  • 361 E Cady St, Northville, MI 48167
  • Performances throughout February*

Would you like to attend a live theatre right in Downtown Northville? You won't want to miss Downtown Northville's third of six shows in their theatrical season, Sexy Laundry.

*For dates, times, and tickets, please see:  www.tippingpointtheatre.com or call the Tipping Point Box Office at 248-347-0003.

South Lyon, Michigan February Events

The Salem-South Lyon District Library has many events on the schedule for this month - for all ages and interests.

  • Location: Salem-South Lyon District Library – Meeting Room
  • 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178
  • For more information about the events listed below, please see Library Events or call: 248-437-6431

The following is a sampling of some of the events offered this month.

Cupcake Wars

  • Tuesday, February 7
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ages 7-12

Do your children love to enter contests? How about a cupcake decorating contest? Cupcakes, kitchen items, and decorations will be supplied. All your child needs to bring is creativity and imagination. Cupcakes will be judged on presentation and creativity.

S.T.E.A.M. Team "Block Party": Legos in the Library

  • Saturday, February 11
  • Time: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
  • Grades K-5

Do your children love to build with Legos? The Salem-South Lyon District Library is having a Block Party for grades K-5! Legos will be supplied and children only need to bring their imaginations. The finished creations will be photographed and displayed in the Youth Department for one week.

For more information, please contact Dee Beaver at: 248-437-6431 x20

Live Jazz Music: RJ Spangler Trio

  • Sunday, February 12
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Jazz lovers of all ages

Are you a jazz music lover? The Jazz Foundation of America and the Metro Detroit Book & Author Society 2016 James Dance Performance Grant is sponsoring a special event you won’t want to miss! Plan to attend and enjoy live Detroit Jazz, Blues, and history with RJ Spangler Trio and friends.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Take Away

If you’re looking for something special to do in the gray days of February, plan to attend one of the special events in Novi, Northville or South Lyon, Michigan. It’s a great way to meet people who live in your area and chase away the winter blues.

Best Places to Eat On Thanksgiving 2016 – Northville, Novi & South Lyon

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Best Places to Eat On Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to get together with your favorite people, eat amazing food, watch sports games, and sit back and relax. It is also the time of year where you have the opportunity to be reminded of all the different blessings that are in your life. One favorite tradition is to write down one thing each day we are thankful for and then we pin it up on a banner in your home. This will help us all remember each day how thankful we truly are for what we have.

Maybe this holiday does not bring feelings of relaxation and feeling thankful feels hard to do at times. Do not feel bad, because you are definitely not alone. Making a huge meal for a lot of people, especially family, is not an easy task. It takes a lot of time, money, and preparation. This can often leave little room for relaxing. If this is the case for you, taking your family out to eat for Thanksgiving this year might be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

The Metro Detroit area offers a lot of amazing dining options. Here are a few open restaurants that you are sure to enjoy this 2016 Thanksgiving year. Each one has great reviews and a lot to offer to your family this Thanksgiving.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

  • 17400 Haggerty Road
  • Livonia, MI 48152
  • Phone: 734-542-9463
  • Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Who says that you have to have turkey on Thanksgiving? Why not forgo the traditional for a mouthwatering steak? Located on Haggerty Road in Livonia, Fleming’s Steak House is sure to impress you and your guests. This is a restaurant that knows how to do streak and wine and offers many different options from wet to dry-aged, broiled at 1,600 degrees or iron-crusted. They also offer a private dining option to give your Thanksgiving that intimate feeling without all the work. Reservations are required.

Traditional Options

Deadwood Bar and Grill

  • 18730 Northville Road
  • Northville, Michigan 48167
  • 248-347-4353
  • Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Deadwood Bar and Grill in Northville offers a unique atmosphere that will be sure to make your Thanksgiving Day a special one. Reservations are required. Be sure to call soon as reservations are filling up quickly.

Rocky’s of Northville

  • 41122 Seven Mile Road West
  • Northville, MI 48167
  • Phone: 248-349-4434
  • Thanksgiving Day Hours: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rocky’s of Northville will be providing a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings for your Thanksgiving meal. In addition, you may choose from a limited menu that includes fish, steak, chicken, and pastas. Reservations are required.

Steve and Rocky’s

  • 43150 Grand River Ave
  • Novi, MI 48375
  • Phone: 248-374-0688
  • Thanksgiving Day Hours: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Novi favorite, Steve and Rocky’s was named after the two owners and chefs. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is available. Call today for your Thanksgiving dinner reservations.

Toasted Oak and Grill Market

  • 27790 Novi Road
  • Novi, MI 48377
  • Phone: 248-277-6000
  • Thanksgiving Day Hours: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conveniently located in The Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi next to Twelve Oaks Mall, Toasted Oak and Grill Market is offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $35.00. You will also be able to select items from the menu. Reservations are highly suggested.  

Free Thanksgiving Dinner to Benefit the Novi Community

Moe’s On Ten

  • Free Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, November 23: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 39455 W 10 Mile Rd
  • Novi, MI 48375
  • 248-478-9742

Moe Leon, owner of Moe’s On Ten, will be continuing his 27 year tradition of offering a free Thanksgiving feast to the Novi community. This year, meals will be served by members of the Novi Police Department. Donations are not required, but Leon does ask that guests make a donation that will benefit the needy this holiday season.

Wrapping Up

Having an amazing dinner out for Thanksgiving can prove to be one of the best choices you can make for your family. From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Halloween Saftey Tips & Halloween hours

Are you gearing up for a great evening of trick-or-treating?

Halloween night is one of the most exciting nights for a child, and it is a great time to spend as a family. It is a chance to dress up as whatever you want, travel around your neighborhood, and fill bags full of candy. What child wouldn’t love this experience?

As with everything we do with our children, we want to keep them safe. Novi’s Police Chief, David Malloy, shares that the major dangers of trick-or-treating come from falls and pedestrian/car accidents. In light of keeping our children safe, there are a few tips that are helpful to keep in mind as you and your children are trick-or-treating.  

10 Halloween Safety Tips

  • Plan your route in advance. You can remind your children to use the street corners, traffic signals, and crosswalks. It is important that they remember that darting into a street can be extremely dangerous. If your child is old enough to go without you, talk through the route that they plan to take.

  • Remind your child of all crossing road tips like looking both left and right when crossing the street and making eye contact with drivers before you cross the street.

  • Avoid walking and texting. When you walk around, it’s a good idea to keep your head up and put your electronic devices down.

  • Plan to wear comfortable clothing: shoes and warm clothing.

  • Avoid costumes that can easily be tripped on. Make sure that costumes are hemmed to avoid tripping and falling.

  • Stay in areas that are well lit. For children out after dark, you can apply reflective tape to your child’s costume or to their trick-or-treating bag to make sure that drivers see them on the road.

  • Carry a flashlight with you so that you can keep your child’s path.

  • Avoid Masks. While masks seem to make a costume, they can also keep your child from seeing well and possibly breathing. An alternative is to skip the mast and use makeup to help complete a costume.

  • Check the candy. Once your children come home at the end of the night, take some time to go through the candy and throw away any candy that might not be in a wrapper or looks like it has been opened.

  • Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult at night. For children old enough to be out alone, discuss the path. Encourage your children to stick to familiar, lit areas, and to stay in groups.

Trick-or-Treating Hours for Northville, Novi, and South Lyon

  • Northville Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Note: Northville will be closing down several streets between 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm to help ensure safety. To check the specific streets that will be shut down, please see Northville’s Halloween notice.  
     
  • Novi Trick-or-Treating Recommended Hours: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
     
  • South Lyon Trick-or-Treating Hours: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
     
  • To check out other Oakland County town’s trick-or-treating hours, please see:  Halloween Trick or Treat Hours – Oakland County Michigan.
     

From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, have a fun and safe Halloween!

 

Weekend Events: Pumpkinfest Fall Festival in South Lyon, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

South Lyon, MI Pumpkinfest

Every year as the weather begins to change and we look forward to apple cider and pumpkin carving, South Lyon, Michigan throws its annual Pumpkinfest. This event is not to be missed!

There is a little something for everyone here - even booths for kids and teens - including live music, a biergarten, a 5K run, a farmer’s market, an art and craft fair, and much, much more!

The festivities will kick off on Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m. with a biergarten and entertainment on the main stage on Wells Street. The full festival runs on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday September 25 starting with the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Make sure to arrive early and bring a blanket or lawn chair. Pumpkinfest is located throughout downtown South Lyon.

Pumpkinfest Activities & Contests

5k Fun Run

The Pumpkinfest 5K Run leads the Pumpkinfest Parade down Pontiac Trail. The run takes place at Millennium Middle School, 61526 9 Mile Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178. Runners should park in the Millennium Middle School parking lot that enters off of Pontiac Trail. Race day registration will start at 8:30 a.m. at the white tent in the northwest corner of the parking lot. The race starts promptly at 9:50 am.  

After the race, participants will be able to enjoy complimentary refreshments. If you would like more information about entering the race, please see: Pumpkinfest Run

Pumpkinfest Parade

The Annual Pumpkinfest Parade will begin on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. This year’s theme is “Halloween Heroes.” If you would like to enter a float for judging, your float should be in place by 8:30 a.m.

For more information about participating in the parade, and for tips on where to sit, please see: 32nd Annual Pumpkinfest Parade.

Activity & Game Booths

The Pumpkinfest will feature a number of activities and game booths for you and your family to enjoy including:

  • Dunk Tank
  • Photo Booths
  • Karaoke contest
  • The Great Pumpkin contest
  • Comerica Bank Art contest
  • Pumpkin Pie Eating contest
  • Scarecrow contest
  • Inflatables and more

Pumpkinfest Hours and Hines Park Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Friday, September 24th:   Motown   

  • Hours:  6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Biergarten & Main Stage Entertainment only
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Persuasion
  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Persuasion
  • 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Persuasion

Saturday, September 25th: 80's

  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Full Festival
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: NIH
  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Retro Active
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: The Dupes
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Social Bones
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Short Bus
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Dig A Phony
  • 8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: REMEDY
  • 10:15 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: REMEDY

Sunday, September 26th:    Country    

  • Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Full Festival
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Longneck Stranger
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Longneck Stranger
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Johnny Cash

Take Away

If you are looking for a fun way to spend this coming weekend, the South Lyon, Michigan Pumpkinfest is a great choice. From the parade on Saturday, pie eating contests, karaoke contests and more, the festival is filled with activities for the entire family.

For more information about the Pumpkinfest, please see: Pumpkinfest 2016

If you are interested in looking for a house in South Lyon and would like to learn more, please contact us. We would be honored to help.

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