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Upcoming Events for Northville, Michigan – June 2017

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Local events in Northville, MI

Summer is ramping up in Northville! There are a number of exciting outdoor events that will be fun for all ages in June. From live music ensembles to great food, art, and brewed drinks, look no further than the family-friendly town of Northville to make summer’s great memories.

Farmers Market Every Thursday

  • Thursdays in June
  • Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Located at the corner of 7 Mile Road and Sheldon, across from Northville Downs

The Northville Farmers Market continues through June with gorgeous, local produce, and local farmers who grow and sell it. There will be more than 70 stalls of Michigan-made arts and crafts and Michigan-grown foods and products. Gardeners will find a ton of plants and flowers. Find handmade jewelry, soap, garden art, woodwork, home accessories, and much more. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions every Thursday until noon.

There will be some parking on site, with overflow parking at the Northville Downs Race Track, across from the market.

For more information about the Farmers Market, please contact the Northville Chamber of Commerce at 248-349-7640 or visit www.northville.org.

Friday Night Concert Series

  • Fridays in June
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Northville Town Square - across from Great Harvest

The Friday Night Concert Series is a free, fun-for-all-ages concert series put on by the Northville Chamber of Commerce. Come sit on the lawn with your kids, neighbors, and friends. Enjoy the summer evenings and great music.

For more information please see:  Downtown Northville.

Arts & Acts Festival

  • Friday, June 16:  3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 17: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 18: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Northville, Michigan

This is Northville’s 6th year putting on the Arts & Acts Festival downtown. It celebrates the diversity of talent and culture in this region while highlighting over 70 artists at the Art in the Sun fine art show. This is a juried art show that has been running for 29 years in historic Northville. 

The Arts and Acts Festival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Northville Art House. The Northville Art House is quickly earning the reputation of being one of the best cultural centers in the Detroit area. Its diversity and excellence have gained the notice of the Detroit Free Press, which frequently features the Art House in its “Play” section about the best of the best Detroit has to offer.

The Art House not only has constantly running art exhibits but also hosts classes with professional instructors and a film festival, to name just a few. The Arts and Acts Festival is one of the biggest and most diverse summer festivals in the Detroit area and not to be missed!

In addition to the Art exhibits, the festival showcases the Sandbox Play Festival, produced by Tipping Point Theatre, the Short on Words Literary Contest, and musical entertainment with some of Detroit’s top musicians.

The film, play, and children’s Northville Art House Chalk Festival each require a nominal fee for tickets, but otherwise, this festival is free for all. The Art House makes its money on sponsorships and artist booth fees. Participants will have access to a range of delicious festival food and drink.

For more information, please see Arts & Acts 2017.

1st Annual Tapped in the 'Ville Craft Beer Fest

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Millennium Park, 45769 W. Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168

Are you a fan of craft beer? Do you love hanging out on a warm summer evening and tasting delicious craft beers with friends? Northville is putting on its first annual craft beer festival for those beer aficionados and for anyone who wants a taste - in drink form - of downtown Northville.

The event will be held on June 24th from noon until 6 p.m. Admission cost is $30 and includes ten tickets, which each get you one 3 oz. craft beer tasting of your choice and one 12 oz. “Tapped in the ‘Ville” souvenir to take home.

Beer will be flowing, music and entertainment will be going, and games will be available throughout the day. There will be food trucks stocked with delicious summer eats to compliment your craft beers.

You must be 21 or older to participate and tickets are available online. For more information, please see: www.tappedintheville.com

Tunes on Tuesday - Children’s Concert Series

  • Tuesdays
  • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Northville Town Square

Consider this the summer concert series for the littlest members of our community. This is a special treat for little ones who don’t stay up late enough to catch the Friday evening concert series! Bring a blanket and watch your kids let loose to this live music show designed especially for them. There will be puppeteers, storytellers, and musicians. No worries if it rains! The show will be relocated to Genitti’s Little Theater.

Take Away

There’s something for everyone this June in Northville. Come and enjoy the fine food, arts, crafts, gardening, drinks, and much more that this historic town has to offer!

Farm Fest at Maybury Farm in Northville, MI

by The Jamey Kramer Group

If you don’t go to any other festivals this year, make sure you don’t miss Maybury Farm’s Farm Fest. If you’ve been looking for a summer festival for the whole family, if your kids are interested in farm life or animals - or if they just like to hang out outside and do things with their hands, this is the festival for you. Maybury Farm pulls out all the stops for this one - it is not to be missed.

This year’s Farm Fest will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Farm Fest features an array of activities on the farm for kids and adults alike. There will be games and activities for children, live music, yummy food, wagon rides, farm animals to see and pet, story time, a whole family scavenger hunt, and many games!

Farm Fest at Maybury Farm

The best part of this Farm Fest is the live demonstrations of farm life from long ago that your children may not get to see. You will be able to watch closely as professionals show the patience and skill required to shear sheep, spin wool, and blacksmith. These demonstrations aren’t the only ones you will see.

In addition to all this fun, Maybury has partnered with Plymouth Home Depot, the Country Garden Club of Northville, and Northville Art House in order to offer many more fun activities for children.

Building Workshop

There will be a building workshop. Let your kids learn basic carpentry skills as they learn about tools and wood and make something all by themselves.

Art Project

The art project will allow your kids enjoy getting into art mediums and being creative.

Planting Station

There will be a station for planting container gardens where kids can try their hand at making their own little garden to take home and care for.

Finally, there will be a raffle for a 55’’ Samsung LED TV put on as a fundraiser for the farm. Raffle tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20.

Cost and Location

Entry cost to the Farm Fest is $5 per person and children under 2 are free.

Maybury Farm is located at 50165 8 Mile Rd in Northville. It is 1-¼ mile west of Beck Road on 8 Mile and ½ mile west of Maybury State Park. Be sure to enter at the Maybury Farm sign. Parking is free at Maybury Farm and additional overflow parking is available at Maybury State Park (Annual Recreation Passport required).

About Maybury Farm

Maybury Farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is a working farm run by the Northville Community Foundation for the purpose of connecting the surrounding community to animals and agriculture.

Maybury Farm offers many hands-on experiences throughout the year for that special kid in your life. The goal of these activities is to make engagement with animals and agriculture fun and educational. Maybury Farm offers farm tours, story time, Farm Camp, special events, birthday parties, and a fall Corn Maze.  

Contact

For more information about the event or Maybury Farm please contact Jessica Striegle, Executive Director, Northville Community Foundation, at the office: 248-374-0200 or by email ncfmanager@gmail.com.

You may also like to visit www.mayburyfarm.org or www.facebook.com/mayburyfarm

 

 

 

Northville, MI May 2017 Events You Won't Want to Miss

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville, MI Events - May 2017

Are you looking for something special to do in May? Interested in buying fresh produce? Northville, Michigan has you covered. From the farmers’ market and spring carnival to the annual flower sale, you won’t want to miss a thing.

Northville Farmers’ Market Thursdays

  • Thursdays starting May 4
  • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Northville Downs
  • 301 S Center St., Northville, MI 48167

Outdoor farmers’ markets are back in Northville! Come taste and see the beginning of summer every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from May 4 through October 26, 2017.

The market is located on the corner of 7 Mile Road and Sheldon, across from Northville Downs.

The Northville Farmers’ Market brings something for everyone. If you are a local foodie, or just love fresh food, come buy Michigan-grown fresh produce and meat. This is a great way to meet the people who produce the food and get to know some of your local farmers.

In Michigan, we grow almost everything and export it to the rest of the country. Save yourself a trip to the grocery store, support independent businesses, and experience the deliciousness Michigan has to offer.

There are also tons of living and cut flowers and plants to see, and bouquets to take home from local growers. One great perk is that a master gardener will be at the market every Thursday from 8:00 am -12:00 pm to answer your home gardening questions.

Along with delicious food and gorgeous flowers, the Northville Farmers’ Market offers Michigan-made fine juried crafts and artisanal soaps, as well as garden art, jewelry, handmade furniture and home accessories for sale as part of the more than 70 stalls available at the market. Why stop at food and flowers when you can shop locally for your home needs and support small businesses?

For more information please contact the Northville Chamber of Commerce:

Northville’s First Friday Experience

  • Friday, May 4
  • Friday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Downtown Northville

If you have never attended a First Friday Experience in Northville, you are in for a treat. Downtown Northville’s galleries, restaurants, and other businesses offer a unique dining and shopping experience the first Friday of each month.

For more information, please see Downtown Northville.

Northville Spring Carnival 2017

  • May 11-14
  • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Northville Downs parking lot
  • 301 S Center St., Northville, MI 48167

It’s that time of year again! You know if your kids get one peek at the carnival coming to town, they will want to go.

Elliott’s Amusements, out of Mason, Michigan offers the whole package: carnival food you remember from your own childhood - spicy sausage and peppers, elephant ears, funnel cake, deep fried snickers bars, and much more - plus games that are designed with the customer in mind.

This is a great place to take younger children who love to earn prizes. Many of the games offer a quality prize each time your child plays or allow the children to play until they earn a prize. There will be no tears of disappoint at this carnival!

The rides are the most exciting part for the kids - young and old! There will be many rides in one small place - 12 rides for kids including a super slide, bounce houses, and kiddie roller coaster. Not to mention trucks and spinning strawberries and much more! Twelve major rides give older kids and adults a chance to experience that thrill again: bumper cars, Ferris wheel, and several spinning, dropping, tilting, and whirling rides. You will come and laugh with your kids and go home with many fun memories.

Carnival hours:

  • Thursday, May 11 from 4-10pm
  • Friday, May 12 from 4-11pm
  • Saturday, May 13 from 1-11pm
  • Sunday, May 14 from 1-9pm

If you know you want to get the full carnival experience, you can purchase unlimited ride wristbands:

  • $15 - Thursday
  • $18 - Friday
  • $20 - Saturday-Sunday

Early-bird specials include unlimited rides per person, per day for only $12 per person when you buy in advance online before May 10, 2017, at 11:55 p.m. Advance purchases may be made through Elliott’s Amusements, not through the Northville Chamber of Commerce. To purchase tickets online, please see: Northville Spring Carnival.

Northville Flower Sale - 30th Annual

  • May 26-27
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Downtown Northville

If you just can’t get enough flowers and plants, this is the place to be. Downtown Northville will be lined with flowers: annuals, perennials, herbs, garden art, and much more. Plan to come and find what you’re looking for or just to experience the color and beauty while you stroll downtown Northville!

Take Away

Now that summer approaches, soak up all the sights, tastes, smells, sounds, and experiences Northville has to offer!

Farm Camp at Maybury Farm in Northville, MI – Registration Still Open

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Farm Camp at Maybury Farm in Northville, MI

Are you looking for new and exciting hands-on fun for your children this summer?

If you are like many parents, the summer months can drag on without something for your kids to do. You may also want your kids to have the benefit of the summer weather.

Look no further than Maybury Farm Camp in Northville, Michigan! This is a total hands-on experience at a real farm with real farm animals and chores.

Your child will get a chance to pet, groom, feed, and walk the farm animals while learning about their needs and how to take care of them from experts. They will also get a chance to dig in the dirt and watch the vegetables grow while they help in the Farm Garden.

In addition, there is hiking in the woods every day in Maybury’s acres of forest trails. Your kids will experience team building games - and not the hand-held kind!

This is your chance to give your kids a chance to form tangible connections with the natural world. From spending time in the forest and face to face with friends to experiencing first-hand how gardens are grown and how farm animals are cared for.

Maybury Farm Garden

There will also be plenty of plain old fun: crafts, games, and other farm fun will be a regular part of this camp experience. Sign up your animal or nature lover - or give your child a chance to become one.

This camp runs from June 20 through August 17 and is designed for children ages 5-12. Farm camp runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through those weeks from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for the week of July 4th. The cost is $175 per 3-day week and space is limited, so sign up soon!

To register call 248-374-0200 or visit: www.mayburyfarm.org/summercamp

To learn more about Farm Camp or Maybury Farm, please contact Jessica Striegle, Executive Director, Northville Community Foundation at 248-374-0200.

About Maybury Farm

Maybury Farm is part of Maybury State Park. The entrance is located 1 ¼ mile west of Beck Road on 8 Mile, or ½ mile west of the Maybury State Park entrance. For parking by Maybury Farm, do not enter at Maybury State Park.

The farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is a program of the Northville Community Foundation. Additionally, the Farm receives no tax dollars. It relies on the generous support of the community from donations, grants, admission fees, and volunteers.

Maybury Farm’s goal is to connect children and adults to nature, community, animals, and agriculture in a hands-on way.

There are many special events at Maybury Farm throughout the year including farm tours, story-times, the fall Corn Maze, visits from Santa, and more. Host your special event or birthday party at Maybury Farm!

In addition, you are able to enjoy hiking or the bike trails at Maybury State Park, or reserve a picnic shelter for a beautiful outdoor event. Maybury has changing and beautiful scenery to offer year-round, right in the heart of Northville.

For more information about Maybury Farm or Maybury State Park please visit www.mayburyfarm.org or www.facebook.com/mayburyfarm

Photos courtesy of the Northville Community Foundation. Used with permission.

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.


 

Making Maple Syrup Tours at Maybury Farm in Northville, MI

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Maple syrup tours at Maybury Farm

Do you remember the first time you tasted real maple syrup? There was nothing else that tasted like it, was there? It is sweet and dusky with a hint of the caramelization it goes through to thicken it.

You may associate pure maple syrup with the American pioneers. There are several chapters in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series devoted to making maple syrup and maple sugar from the sap of sugar maple trees. Or, you may remember being taken on a tour of a maple syrup farm and seeing the sap drip from the little taps in the trees into buckets on hundreds of maple trees.

Even in the cold, it is fascinating to see how this simple process hasn’t changed for hundreds of years. You may even remember the huge cast-iron kettle hung on chains over a big fire, boiling the sap into syrup.

Maple Syrup Tours at Maybury Farm

  • Saturday and Sundays
  • March 4 - March 26
  • Tours depart at 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, and 3:15 pm
  • Address: 50165 W 8 Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48167

Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan offers a glimpse of bygone days for all ages with its maple syrup tours through March. Of course, if you know anything about tapping for maple syrup, you’ll know that it depends on warm weather during the days.

The sap doesn’t run through the trees if the weather is too cold. For most years, early spring is the perfect maple syrup weather. The sap runs in the trees during the warmer days and slows down in the cold nights. However, if the days are too cold, these tours are subject to change.

All tours begin with a wagon ride out to the Sugar Bush section of Maybury State Park. It is recommended that you arrive early to ensure your spot, as this can be a popular attraction. Groups of 15 or more can register in advance for a tour.

A short hike into the woods will reveal the sugar maples and your tour guide will tell you all about how they grow, why their sap is good for maple syrup, and how they are tapped and how the sap is collected.

Maple sap being converted into syrup

Then take another wagon ride to the Sugar Shack to watch the sap being converted into syrup and learn how the maple syrup is graded. You can even get some tutorials for making your own maple syrup at home.

Warm up afterward by the wood-burning stove at the Maybury Farm Welcome Center with hot drinks and snacks. Here you can buy some of the maple syrup you saw being made and snag a few recipes to complement your syrup at home.

The cost is $7 per person. Children 2 and under are free, although they have to ride on the lap of an adult in the wagon. If you have a group of 15 or more paid admissions, you can schedule a tour for a day other than Saturday or Sunday. Call (248) 374-0200 to book your private Maple Syrup tour!

Take Away

This is a perfect opportunity for families to experience nature, learn about trees, and do something out of the ordinary. Your kids will be fascinated with this process and remember it for years to come!


Photos courtesy of Northville Community Foundation
 

Northville Business Showcase, Novi Chucks and Tux Dance and More!

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville & Novi, MI upcoming events

Northville and Novi have some exciting things lined up for March. There are events for all ages, including a mother son dance, a local business showcase, a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon for retirees, and much more!

Northville

Northville Business Showcase

  • Date: Friday, March 18
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northville High School
  • 45700 Six Mile Road, Northville 48168

The Northville Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating some of the thousands of Michigan made products and local businesses at the Northville Business Showcase. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door. The event will showcase more than 70 different businesses and professionals.

In addition to the showcase, there will be special events, including giveaways, raffle prizes, and samples including food samples from local restaurants and coupons.

If you own a business or a non-profit and would like to participate in the showcase, you can download and complete the registration form for the business showcase.

For the restaurant and caterer application, please see: Restaurant and Caterer application.

However, if want to show up, eat, get prizes, see some Michigan made products and have a good time, just show up with your $3 at the door!

Novi

Chucks and Tux Mother Son Dance

  • Date: Friday, March 10
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Novi Civic Center
  • 45175 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375

How would you like a cute alternative take on the daddy daughter dance? Calling all mothers and sons! However, this is not just mothers and sons. Grandmothers and grandsons, sisters and brothers, aunts and nephews, even stepmothers and stepsons are all invited.

The Chucks and Tux Mother Son Dance is a great opportunity for bonding time with a special lady in your son’s life with appetizers, music, photos, desserts, interactive dances and more.

You can order a City of Novi tuxedo t-shirt ahead of time for $5. The price per person is $14 for residents and $17 for non residents. Don’t miss the chance to dance, have fun with and dote on your (young) man and register online.

Honorary Irishman Luncheon

  • Date: Wednesday, March 15
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Meadowbrook Activity Center

25075 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi - located on the west side of Meadowbrook Rd, just south of Grand River Ave. (Meadowbrook Commons)

Come be Irish for an afternoon and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! This event is for retirees, age 55 and older. This is a program celebrating all things Irish, with a traditional Irish meal, Celtic traditional tunes, and friends. This event is sponsored in partnership with Maple Manor.

Tickets will be on sale until March 9th or until sold out. Prices are $7.50 per resident and $9 per non-resident. For more information, please call 248-347-0414

Civilian Pistol (CPL) Safety

  • Date: Saturday, March 25
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Novi Police Training Center
  • 45125 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

Have you been considering owning a handgun or already have one, but want to carry it with you? This class is all you need to obtain a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL).

This will be a full safety classroom training and shooting training that fulfills the requirement and helps equip you to safely carry a handgun on your person. You must be 21 years or older and you do not have to be a Novi resident to attend.

Registration forms are available at the Novi police department or online at CPL Class Registration Form.  Return the completed form with the fee of $150.00.

Please be advised that class size is limited and all participants will be subject to a criminal background check. In addition, students must bring their own:

  • Personal hand gun (weapons will not be provided)
  • 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Safety Glasses
  • Shooter’s earmuffs or ear plugs
  • Pen or pencil
  • Baseball Cap
  • Loose comfortable clothing appropriate for range

For more information, please call 248-347-0572

Take Away

Take advantage of all that Northville and Novi, Michigan have to offer in March.

From the Northville Business Showcase to the Civilian Pistol (CPL) Safety class in Novi, there are a number of events to choose from.

If you are interested in moving to the area, please give us a call. We would be happy to help! 


248-348-7200

Local Events in Northville and Novi, Michigan for February 21-28

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Local events Northville and Novi, MI

Get ready to power through the last part of winter - even when the days are cold! Northville and Novi, Michigan are offering exciting things to do over the next week. Be sure to get your calendar out and plan to attend one or more of the following events.

Northville, Michigan Upcoming Events

In Our Own Voice: African American Art at the DIA

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Northville District Library - Carlo Meeting Room
  • 212 W Cady St, Northville, MI 

This is a lecture and photo presentation of African American Art through the 19th century through today. Come learn how much you may not know about the cultural contributions African Americans have made to this country. View current issues of race, gender, politics and culture through the eyes of someone else!

To register, please see the Northville District Library website. 

Brightmont Academy Open House

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am
  • Location: Northville Campus
  • 15374 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth, Michigan 

Come check out Brightmont! If you are new to the area, or are looking for school options for your kids, this open house is a great way to get familiar with what the area has to offer. Brightmont Academy is an accredited private school for grades 6-12. It offers one-to-one instruction for students with many kinds of learning challenges. Come get a tour and meet campus director Teresa Woods, who is on campus to talk about the one-to-one teaching model.

Brightmont offers diploma programs and individual courses designed to earn credit toward a diploma from another local high school. It also offers tutoring for grades 3-12, test prep courses, and career planning advice.

Brightmont has 11 locations all over the country - including two in Michigan. It has served 3,500 students since 1999. The academy accepts applications all year and receives new students in educational programs at any time.

For more information visit: www.BrightmontAcademy.com or call 1-888-521-0887.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Northville District Library - Carlo Meeting Room
  • 212 W Cady St, Northville, MI 

Are you or your kids interested in learning about electronic music production? Maybe your interest has started to be more than a hobby, or you’re hoping to put your teen’s technological skill to productive use. There’s no better place than Motown to learn about music and no better person than Detroit sound engineer Mike Huckaby. He’s a sound designer, music producer, and has a deep knowledge of dance music. Come join in the fun and bring your questions.

This event is for adults, teens and grades 6 and up. To register, please see, please see the Northville District Library website.

Novi, Michigan Upcoming Events

Tex Mex Meal Class

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Cutco Kitchen Store
  • 43215 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48375

Would you like to learn how to craft a delicious Tex Mex meal for friends and family? You won’t want to miss this free kitchen party at Cutco Kitchen Store in Novi.

For more information, please call 248-679-1538 and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tex-mex-class-tickets-31930881125

Cottage and Lakefront Living Show

  • February 23: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 24: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
  • February 25: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • February 26: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Suburban Collection Showplace
  • 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374

This is a great showcase for those who own, are building, or are looking to own or rent a home on the water - whether for vacation or full-time. It’s the 10th annual event, featuring:

  • The Log and Timberframe Showcase
  • Cottage Fine Art Show
  • Lakefront Marketplace
  • Cottage Living Seminars
  • The Beach and Water & Woods Photo Contest Display

There are many displays being offered for year-round lake living and vacation living. This is a great way to find the perfect cottage for sale or rent for your future vacations or weekend getaways. Michigan has so many wonderful lakes and opportunities for waterfront living.

  • Cottage and home builders
  • Contractors
  • Realtors
  • Furnishings and accessories
  • Shoreline and cottage landscaping
  • Lakeshore maintenance
  • Boats, Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
  • Docks & boat-lifts
  • Seawalls
  • Outdoor recreational equipment and much, much more.

Cost:

  • Admission:  $10 Adults, $4 Children (6-14), Free for Kids 5 & under
  • Parking: $5.00

For more information, please see ShowSpan.

Take Away

So many of us are dreaming of warmer days, and it is great to know that spring is right around the corner. Don’t forget there are still fun things to right in your own backyard during the next few weeks in Northville and Novi, Michigan.

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.

Santa Visits Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Santa at Maybury Farm in Northville, MI

Are you looking for a way to visit Santa Claus this holiday season - to get those dear pictures of your kids giving their Christmas wishes while they’re little? Look no further than Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan.

Santa and his elves are visiting Maybury Farm on December 17 & 18 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 p.m. It has been recommended that you arrive early to secure your place in line. Numbers will be distributed so you will not lose your place, and concessions will be available to enjoy while you wait.

Plan to come with your littles ones all dressed up for photos or just come to see Santa Claus. He will be waiting in his antique sleigh in the Welcome Center. There will be a fire in the wood stove at the Welcome Center to make it cozy. There’s no entrance fee, but small donations are accepted to help keep the animals through the winter.

If you are looking for unique and special gifts, you will be able to shop the delicious Maybury Farm honey, jams, jellies, popcorn, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and gift baskets.

About Maybury Farm

Maybury Farm is a non-profit organization operated by the Northville Community Foundation. It provides interactive educational opportunities for children and adults alike! You can find, at different months of the year, educational tours, Summer Day Camps, and story time there. In addition, Maybury Farm hosts special events, birthday parties, and participate in the fall corn maze.

Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Rd., between Beck and Napier (do not enter at the State Park). Parking is complimentary. For more information, please visit www.northvillecommunityfoundation.org. You may also find Maybury Farm on Facebook.

How to Contact Maybury Farm

To learn more about Maybury Farm, please contact:

Jessica Striegle, Executive Director

Northville Community Foundation

18600 Northville Road, Suite 275

Northville, MI 48168

Office: (248)374-0200

ncfmanager@gmail.com

Maybury Farm is part of Maybury State Park - a wildlife preserve of almost 1,000 acres. It boasts gentle hills, meadows, forest, wildlife and wildflowers, as well as several kinds of well-maintained trails. The trails include:

Maybury-Cross Country Ski

Trail Length: 6.00 (Miles)

Maybury-Equestrian Trail

Trail Length: 11.00 (Miles)

Maybury-Hiking Trail

Trail Length: 6.00 (Miles)

Maybury-Mountain Biking Trail

Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles)

Maybury-Paved Bicycle

Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)

Are you a horseback enthusiast? Join the Maybury Trail Riders Association. New amenities for trail riders!

Take Away

If you have never had the chance to take your children to meet Santa Claus at Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan, you and your family are in for a special treat. Many families have made visiting Santa a Maybury Farm a favorite holiday tradition. In addition, Maybury State Park has many trails for you and your family to enjoy throughout the year.

Maybury Farm is one of the jewels in the family-friendly city of Northville, Michigan. Located northwest of Detroit, this quaint town is a wonderful place to raise a family. If you are considering moving to Northville, we would be honored to help. Please give our office a call or contact us via our online contact form.

 248-348-7200

 

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