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Novi and Northville Listed Among Top 10 Schools Districts in Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Top schools districts in Michigan

The famous Niche site has published the top schools in America. We were not surprised that Novi Community School District and Northville Public Schools are among the top ten school districts in Michigan. Novi was ranked number 6, and Northville placed number 10 in the 2018 Best School Districts in Michigan.

In addition, Novi High School captured the number 1 spot in the Best Magnet High Schools in Michigan category and the number 4 spot in the Best Public High Schools in Michigan category.

Every year Niche publishes a list of the top schools in the United States. Using key statistics and millions of student’s and parent reviews, Niche comes up with lists of the best schools in your city, state, and in the United States. If you want to know what private school is rated the best, they have the answer. You do not have to look any further if you want to know what schools have the best teachers, best athletics, or best schools for the arts.

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that collects data that produces “comprehensive ranking, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.” Niche takes polls and reviews from over 100 million students and parents.

Why Schools Matter

So, what is the big deal? If you don’t have children when buying a home, what does being a top -rated school really matter? According to Zillow, buying a home in a good school district means that the cost of buying a home will be higher in price. However, it will make a huge difference in resale value.

Zillow also states that it will also protect you from the real estate market ups and downs. Therefore, buying a home in a good school district, regardless if a school personally impacts you, the quality of the district will impact your home value.

Melissa’s Story

In fact, mom of three, Melissa, said that choosing a home in a top-rated school was not only on her list of desires when looking for a home, but it was a must have. Melissa’s family was growing and they needed more space.

When they bought their first home, they knew they were eventually going to have a family. So, they chose to buy a home in a highly ranked school district. When it came time to sell, Melissa’s family was able to sell their home within three weeks on the market. That doesn’t happen for everybody, but the chances of selling, regardless if you have children or not, is higher when your schools are better.

Additionally, when Melissa’s family was ready to buy their second home she stated,

“With three young children at home, their education is a top priority for our family. We cannot even consider a home in a poorly rated school district, even if it means that we will pay a little more for our home.”

When choosing a home, being mindful of the quality of school district is important. Every individual and family will have to take into account their own priorities and what they can afford.

However, if you are interested in moving to the Northville or Novi area, you can rest assured that the school districts are highly rated. This high rating will help the value of the homes in the area, as well as, help with resale value.

If you are interested in buying in the Novi or Northville area, please contact us. We would love to help answer any questions you might have.

 

Labor Day Weekend Events in Novi, Michigan 2017

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Labor Day weekend events in Novi, MI

Are you looking for something special to do on Labor Day weekend? For Southeast Michigan, it marks the beginning of school and one last celebration before the summer ends. If you are planning to spend the weekend with family or friends, there are plenty of fun events to go to in Novi, Michigan.

The Michigan State Fair is held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The state fair is your one stop shop to experience all the down-home fun Michigan has to offer.

A carnival midway provides rides and games for all ages, the beer garden has drinks and entertainment for all tastes, there will be circus performances throughout the weekend, as well as livestock and agriculture exhibits, vendor booths from a huge variety of retail and handmade producers, racing pigs, and a farmers market where you can purchase beautiful Michigan produce.

Here is the lineup of events you won’t want to miss:

Michigan State Fair 2017 Hours

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 1, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This year’s Michigan State Fair attractions include:

  • New! Friday Night Flights; beer tasting
  • Butter Cow carvings - you have to see it to believe it
  • Many types of competitions that include baking contests, eating contests, a decorator competition, and a wool arts competition.
  • There’s a baby animal exhibit for all ages - everyone loves baby animals!
  • A cooking demo stage where you can learn some new tricks and try some samples.
  • Dog performances
  • An equestrian pavilion for the horse lovers out there.
  • A “Reader’s Round-up”
  • And much, much more!

Michigan State Fair Parade

It’s only the 3rd annual Michigan State Fair parade! Conclude your state fair experience with a parade celebrating Michigan’s agriculture, businesses, and communities. Come to see floats and entertainment made in the spirit of Michigan’s culture.

The Parade will start at 10:00 a.m. and travel down Taft Rd. to Grand River Ave. It concludes at the East Main Entrance of the Suburban Collection Showplace.

Parking:

Parking will be available at both the Parade Staging Area (Novi Meadows) and the Parade Ending Area (The Suburban Collection Showplace).  Parking is complimentary for parade participants as long as they arrive before 9:30 a.m. and if parking at the Suburban Collection Showplace, participants must enter through the East Main Entrance.

After 9:30 a.m., normal parking rates of $5.00 per car and $10.00 for large vehicles will be charged. A shuttle will be available and traveling between both parking lots. Participants can also be dropped off at the Parade Staging Entrance.

Weather:

The Parade will take place rain or shine unless conditions are unsafe or unbearable for parade participants. Call the Weather HOTLINE at (248) 347-0473 between 7:00-8:30 a.m. if the weather is questionable.  Please report to the staging area if in doubt.

Shrine Circus

Michigan State Fair 2017 Shrine Circus performance times:

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 – noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 1, 2017 – noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 2, 2017 – noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 3, 2017 – noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2017 - noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

This 100-year tradition was founded in Detroit and performs annually. It’s the largest circus tent in the world! Come out and experience a 100-year tradition: big top shows, thrills, performers, clowns, and animals.

Visit www.MichiganStateFairLLC.com for more details.

Suburban Collection Showplace is conveniently located at 46100 Grand River Avenue, between Novi and Beck Roads in Novi, MI. The Suburban Collection Showplace can be accessed from I-96 at the Novi and Beck Road exits.

Takeaway

If you live in Southeast Michigan and are interested in doing something special with your family, Novi, Michigan has you covered with the Michigan State Fair and the Shrine Circus. Have a great holiday weekend and a happy start to the school year!

 

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.

Novi and Northville, Michigan Summer Events in July 2017

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Novi and Northville Summer Events - July 2017

Summer presents us all with plenty of things to do. In all of your big vacation plans and beach trips, don’t forget about the fun local events near you. The cities of Novi and Northville each have a series of events in July that are not to be missed.

Many of these events are free as well. What a great way to get the kids out of the house, spend some time together as a family, and experience the beauty and culture of your hometown. Come, relax, spread a blanket, and enjoy.

Novi Events in July 2017

Sizzling Summer Kids Wonderful Wednesdays Concert Series

  • Wednesdays
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Lakeshore Park, 601 South Lake Drive, Novi, MI
  • Cost: Free

The Sizzling Summer Kids Wonderful Wednesdays’ concert series has three delightful acts scheduled in July. They are sure to entertain your kids of all ages. The concerts will be held at Lakeshore Park. In case of inclement weather, activities will be held at the Novi Public Library. July performances include:

  • July 12 – Drummunity is a musical activity for all, led by Lori Fithian. Kids will learn and participate together in a drum chorus plus much more!
  • July 19 – Kids will be wowed and amazed by Magician Tom Plunkard
  • July 26 – Musician Joe Reilly has a talent for capturing the imagination of children

Sizzling Summer Nights in Fuerst Park

  • Friday, July 14
  • Pre-movie fun: 7:00 pm
  • Movie: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Fuerst Park, 45325 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI
  • Cost: Free

This is the second of a once-a-month installment of family fun at the Sizzling Summer Nights in Fuerst Park on Friday night, July 14! If you like warm summer nights and free family fun look no further. Come early to play games, eat fun food, and stay for a cozy outdoor movie event on the big screen starting at dusk.

This month the theme is “Get Your Play On.” There will be all kinds of family-friendly fun to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month, including bounce houses, yard games, and family kickball. The pre-movie entertainment starts at 7:00 pm. Be sure to bring socks! In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at the Novi Civic Center.

This month’s movie is Disney’s Moana.

Festival Of Chariots

  • Sunday, July 23
  • Parade: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Festival: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Novi City Civic Center, 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 
  • Admission: Free

Have you ever been very interested in yoga, or Hindu religion? Have you ever been curious about minority cultures in the USA or just wanted a multi-cultural experience?

Come to the Festival of Chariots – the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Rath Yatra in the USA. Admission and parking are free. There will also be free food provided by Govinda’s Catering until 3:00 pm. A parade will start of the festivities at 11:00 am. The festival starts at 1:00 pm with live music and dance, kids’ activities, mantra meditation, cooking demonstrations, ethnic shopping, and a Kirtan Yoga Fest from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Northville Events in July 2017

The City of Northville continues its weekly offerings through the month of July. Be sure to come to at least one of the fine concerts or Farmers Markets this month. Remember, master gardeners will be on hand every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm to answer all of your gardening questions.

Farmers Markets

  • Thursdays
  • 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Corner of 7 Mile Rd. and Sheldon, across from Northville Downs

Tunes on Tuesday Children’s Concert Series

  • Tuesdays
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Novi Town Square, across from Great Harvest
  • Rain location is at Genitti’s Little Theatre
  • Cost: Free

Friday Night Concert Series

  • Fridays
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Novi Town Square, across from Great Harvest
  • Cost: Free

Takeaway

From concerts and a movie to a festival and a weekly farmers market, Novi and Northville, Michigan have a number of free family-friendly events to enjoy in July. Be sure to get your calendar out so you don’t miss a thing.

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

 

 

Upcoming Events in Novi, MI May 2017

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Novi, MI Upcoming Events May 2017

Novi, Michigan has a number of upcoming family-friendly events that you won't want to miss. From the Novi Spring Palooza to the Memorial Day Parade, be sure to mark your calendar.

 Novi Spring Palooza

  • Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
  • Location: 45175 10 Mile Road, Novi MI 48375 US
  • Cost: Free

Novi will be bustling with activity on Friday, May 19 at the Novi’s Spring Palooza located at the civic center campus. Formerly known as Spring into Novi, this is a fun event for all ages with lots of different activities. It’s a great way to get your kids involved in the community and to learn how this community is run.

This carnival-themed community party allows the community to interact with the people who work behind the scenes. How would your child like to climb inside a police car and fire truck? Or try on police or firefighter gear?

Clowns and live magicians will be strolling the grounds, performing. There will also be bounce houses, lawn games, laser tag, paintball, bubble soccer, corn hole games, bike races, and other carnival games to provide tons of entertainment. Hot dogs, chips, pizza, and other concessions will be available.

Live entertainment includes the DIA Mobile and Novi Concert Band. You will be able to finish your evening by staying to watch Disney’s Moana movie on the lawn starting at 8:30! In the event of bad weather, the Spring Palooza will be moved indoors to the civic center.

For more information, visit www.cityofnovi.org or call 248-735-5628.

Novi Memorial Day Run

  • Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Location: Start and Finish at Fuerst Park (Ten Mile and Taft Roads)

It’s hard to believe Memorial Day is right around the corner, but it’s time to make your plans. If you’re in town, why not plan to run your first 5K or 10K?

Even if this would be your 100th race, it’s a great cause. Proceeds benefit local charities and Novi Park Foundation youth program. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Returning runners will save $5. Bring a canned food item and save $5 as well. Veterans always save $5.

There were more than 900 runners in 2016. Plan to come this year, feel the excitement, and run to benefit your community. You will receive a free t-shirt and a medal just for registering.

The Memorial Day parade is right afterward, so you can continue feeling great and celebrating our country’s veterans.

The 10K starts at 8 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:15 a.m., and the mile fun run starts at 9 a.m. This run is for all ages!

  • Cost: $31(5K) and $31(10K) until May 29

Register online at www.novimemorialdayrun.com or print a form from the website.

Memorial Day Parade and Bike Parade

  • Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Participants to meet between 8:30 am & 9:30 am
  • 10 a.m. regular parade line-up
  • Location: Ten Mile Road - Karim Blvd to Novi Civic Center
  • Price: No Charge - Free Community Event

Come one and all to join in the fun and be a part of the Memorial Day Parade. It’s as easy as buying some red, white, and blue crepe paper or streamers and decorating your bike! This is a fun and easy way to introduce the ideas of service and sacrifice to your kids and they get to be in a parade!

If you are part of a Novi organization - a business, a band, scout troop or even a family, the City of Novi encourages you to join in and march in the parade. The parade is a big part of Novi community spirit. It is a place to showcase your talents and to celebrate our veterans, those currently serving in the military, and those who have paid the highest price for our country.

For more information call 248-347-0414. To register, complete and return one of the registration forms below:

Take Away

Plan to join in the fun this month and become more knowledgeable about the thriving community of Novi, Michigan. If you are interested in moving to the area, 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:

‚Äč11:00 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.


 

Upcoming Spring Activities in Novi, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Upcoming Spring Activities in Novi, Michigan

 

Spring has arrived and Novi, Michigan has a number of exciting events planned in April that you won’t want to miss. From a spring luncheon, Easter egg hunt, and the first annual Mom and Me Tea to the Novi Half Marathon, there is something for all to enjoy.

Welcome Spring Luncheon

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center, 25075 Meadowbrook Rd.
    Novi MI 48375
  • Cost: $7.50 for residents, $9 for non-residents

If you are over 55 and Easter egg hunts aren’t your speed, or you just want to enjoy spring in the company of friends, this event is for you. It’s an indoor picnic lunch - just in case spring doesn’t treat us to the best it has to offer. This barbecue-style picnic will offer hamburgers with all the fixings, plus plenty more. The event is in partnership with Oakmont of Northville.

For more information, please call: 248-347-0414

Eggstravaganza

  • Sunday, April 9, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
  • Location: Fuerst Park, 45325 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375
  • Ages: 2 and up
  • Cost: $5.00 per child

Are you looking for an easy, fun egg hunt for kids of all ages? Look no further. This egg hunt requires no work on your part, is in an easy and convenient location, and has something for everyone.

The Eggstravaganza will be held at beautiful Fuerst Park at the corner of 10 Mile Road and Taft. There are multiple age egg hunts, so every child is guaranteed to find some eggs! There will also be visits with the Easter Bunny and crafts for all ages. Register in advance to claim a spot and pay just $5 per child.

Silly Auction at the MAC

  • Friday, April 21, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center, 25075 Meadowbrook Rd.
    Novi MI 48375
  • For ages 55 and over
  • $7 for residents, $8.50 for non-residents

What better way to brighten your day and lighten the mood than a silly auction among friends? There is no money necessary and no seriousness allowed. Both the silly money and the auction items are being provided by Enriched Life Homecare Services and an appetizer bar is included.

Registration ends on April 13 or until sold out. For more information, please call: 248-347-0414

Novi Half Marathon

  • Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Location (Start and Finish): Novi Middle School, 49000 11 Mile Rd, Novi MI 48374
  • Cost: Prices: $37 for the 5K, $42 for the 10K, and $51 for the Half Marathon

Have you always wanted to get in shape or maybe run that 5k for the first time? Maybe you’re an experienced runner, but you’ve never yet run a longer race. Are you ready for that half marathon? What a great way to enjoy spring, raise money for a good cause and motivate yourself to stay in shape.

This race is a four-in-one: the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 Mile (for the kiddos). It’s a lovely flat and scenic course by “Island Lake,” on country roads and by gorgeous horse farms. Races begin and end at Novi Middle School. Packet pick-up and sponsor expo happens the day before, along with late registration.

You’ll get a short-sleeved Tech t-shirt and Half Marathon and 10K participants will each receive medals for finishing and the Half Marathoners get finisher sticker decals as well. There will also be age-group awards for the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events - for those of you out there who are extra competitive. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Novi Parks Foundation and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Register online at www.novihalfmarathon.com or print a form from the website and send it to the mailing address on the form. Online registration ends on 4/28/2017 at 11:00 pm.

Mom and Me Tea

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Ages 4 and over
  • Location: Novi Civic Center, 45175 10 Mile Road
    Novi MI 48375
  • Cost: $10 for residents, $12 for non-residents

For that little girly girl in your life, or if you are a girly girl at heart yourself and want to enjoy a special springtime event with your daughter, come dressed up and ready for fanciness. There will be tea, punch, cookies, and sweets. Not to mention the crafts and fashion show to keep everyone happy and entertained. It’s an event you’ll look back on fondly and remember forever.

For more information, please call 248-347-0400. Registration ends on April 14. To register online, please see the City of Novi’s website.

Take Away

Novi, Michigan is a great community to live in and raise a family. The above events are a sampling of all Novi has to offer. If you are interested in moving to the area, please give us a call. We would be honored to help.

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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! 


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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.

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