Northville, Michigan News & Events

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Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing?

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

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

Northville, Michigan Expands WiFi

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

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

Upcoming Northville Events You Won’t Want to Miss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summary

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